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Old 12-05-2004, 07:01 AM   #1
 
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Breville Electric Pressure Cooker

My sister gave me a second hand Breville Electric Pressure Cooker (see Pic).
There is no instruction or recipe book.

I can probably work it out but don't want to end up like my sister and give it away in frustration.

Anybody have any recipes (for this particular cooker) they could post or instruction info they can scan and Email to me.

In the meantime I WILL do a Google on it.

I don't need only fancy recipes, the basic stuff would be fine to get the hang of it.



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Old 12-05-2004, 07:19 AM   #2
 
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I just ran a search on Ebay, but I could not find anything.

Maybe if you can't get an instruction manual from the manufacturer, you can find one on Ebay later.

I don't use pressure cookers, so I can't help you. I grew up with the old ones, and I remember mom's exploded all over the kitchen when I was about 6 years old. I haven't touched one since.

I am as scared of pressure cookers as I am of butane torches!!!
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Old 12-05-2004, 07:59 AM   #3
 
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I grew up with the old ones, and I remember mom's exploded all over the kitchen when I was about 6 years old. I haven't touched one since.
I can't seem to find anything on the Breville model.

Talking of exploding. I make homebrew. Some years ago I boiled my hops in an old stovetop pressure cooker..
That in itself is OK, but I decided to save time and put the malt in with it.
Well the malt boiled and bubbled and bubbled until it came out of the safety valve.
It was a SEB brand cooker with a rotating safety valve.
It sure rotated, it rotated malt all around the kitchen walls, and more.
I just grabbed it and threw it in the sink (The malt had just about run out by this time) and poured cold water over it, they say that is a normal way of quick lid release for pressure cookers.
Well the cold water just buckled mine.
My wife came into the kitchen, she looked disgusted but did not utter a word as she began cleaning up the mess.
If looks could kill, as they say.
To this day she has never mentioned it! Just quietly, neither have I.
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Old 12-05-2004, 08:16 AM   #4
 
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You have a fine lady there!!!!! She must be a real gem!!!

I would have had a fit! Either that, or I would have died laughing.
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ChocolateChef, My sentiments exactly.
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Old 12-05-2004, 04:13 PM   #6
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Wayne, you and I know she's just waiting for the perfect opportunity to throw it back into your face!
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Old 12-05-2004, 04:22 PM   #7
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Wayne, I'm shocked....SHOCKED....that you haven't found your own answer yet after all the help you give the rest of us.

There must be heaps of pressure cooking recipes out there in cyberspace. I don't cook that way, so have no help to offer.

I DID love the story about the homebrew adventure, though.
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Old 12-05-2004, 04:43 PM   #8
 
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Mudbug,

Sure there are umpteen dozen recipes out there. I was mainly after the instruction manual and recipes pertaining to the Breville electric model.

I think I worked it out though.

I have two dials. One is a timer. The other is to regulate the pressure. It has 7 settings. I think I just use those settings as I would a stove top element with a normal pressure cooker.

I found after 2 hours searching about 5 articles that actually had any info, (although useless), pertaining to the Breville.
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This is my only suggestion
Breville homepage

They have an Australian link - maybe you could e-mail them and request an instruction booklet - sorry - I couldn't find anything either.
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Old 12-05-2004, 06:36 PM   #10
 
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Thanx ELF. Breville Australia don't seem to have this product listed. As you suggested I emailed them anyway.

Goodness, gracious, the great Google man has failed and is now grovelling and pleading for help!


Overnight I seem to have worked out that there is a timer dial and a heat dial. From what I have devised is that the heat dial sort of corresponds to the dial for one's hotplate control on the stove.

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 was just hoping for some recipes more specific to this gadget. looks like I will just adapt from other cooker recipes.
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