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Old 04-30-2016, 05:32 PM   #11
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I have a gas stove, too, but I wanted an electric pressure cooker because it regulates itself. Once I get the food going and set the cooking time, it brings itself up to pressure, cooks, and then automatically switches to "keep warm" and releases pressure naturally. If I want to release pressure quickly, I just move the release valve.

I've read that to quickly release pressure with a stove-top model, you have to run it under cold water. I'm really not into that
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:45 PM   #12
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Macy's has the Fagor 6 qt. Duo (the size Beth Hensperger recommends) for $75 through tomorrow. It's the best price I've seen.
Actually she recommended the 8 qt one, so that's the one I bought. I just ordered it. Thanks so much. I saved a bundle and will be getting a good piece of equipment.
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:52 PM   #13
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I have a stove top PC and I can quick release from the pot handle. I never take it to the sink.

My PC risotto turned out pretty good

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Old 04-30-2016, 06:08 PM   #14
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Hi! I was just searching for the thread where I talked about it. I just bought a new cookbook for it. It's working great so far - except I wasn't impressed with the risotto. But other things have come out well. I especially like the pressure cooker recipes from Serious Eats.

Instant Pot pressure cooker, etc.
Thanks for the link. I put it on my wish list. Can you also brown?
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:16 PM   #15
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Thanks for the link. I put it on my wish list. Can you also brown?
Yes. There's a saute function, so you can brown, then cancel and set it to any other function.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:28 PM   #16
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I've read that to quickly release pressure with a stove-top model, you have to run it under cold water. I'm really not into that
That's for the old style jiggler valve (the one that's as old as I am). My Fagor has a quick release valve.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:40 PM   #17
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That's for the old style jiggler valve (the one that's as old as I am). My Fagor has a quick release valve.
Good to know. It sounds like a scary maneuver
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That's for the old style jiggler valve (the one that's as old as I am). My Fagor has a quick release valve.
I also have a Fagor with a quick release valve
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Our Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker has a quick release valve, too. No more placing under cold running water for me either.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:58 PM   #20
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My mom had a pressure cooker that you had to run under cold water. I was always afraid of that beast. I think I'll like my new Fador one. I could use it because after I get home from work I like to chill for a bit with a couple of beers and then I have water changes to do in the fish room. It will be a joy to be able to cook a tasty meal in only 20 minutes and not have to get by on leftovers or what I can scrounge. Heck, just yesterday I opened a can of corned beer hash for my only meal of the day. With the new pressure cooker I won't have to resort to doing things like that during the week.
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