Originally Posted by WayneT
There are a couple of settings on the lid also, I think they will have to be a trial and error thing. IF YOU GUYS DON"T HERE FROM ME AGAIN, then maybe i got the settings wrong.
I am hoping you are still with us!!!
First off, I will tell you that I LOVE
:P my pressure cooker. But it's a stovetop model. It comes in really handy for loads of things: beans, stews, pot roast, etc.
My suggestion is to buy a couple of pounds of dry beans and then put on your scientist's hat.
My guess is that if you can figure out the settings on your contraption that are equivalent to a regular stove top model, you can adjust yours accordingly. So, if it takes a stovetop model 20 minutes with no manual release of steam* to cook dry beans to doneness, experiment and see how long and on what setting you achieve the same result with yours.
It probably won't take you long to figure this out.
A pressure cooker is a good thing to have around. Good Luck!
* this is an example only, there are lots of sites on line that can give you actual instructions