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Old 02-17-2010, 04:33 PM   #1
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I came on here to post cause I am scared I am going to blow something up!!! Imagine that I found we have an entire forum devoted to pressure cooking!!!! Oh my gosh. I hope this goes well. The thingeee mijingeeee FINALLLY started jingling. Oh my gosh. I thought the pan was going to go flying into the ceiling!!!! I even put my safety glasses on. I was SO SCARED........I am laughing so hard writing this out...........

Any pressure cooker experts out there???????????????????
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I just used a pressure cooker/canner for the first time last night to can tomatoes. I was so scared of the thing I acted like I couldn't understand the directions and made dh do it all.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:52 AM   #3
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Someone saw my thread!!!

I COMPLETELY understand about wanting DH to do it. I would have did the same thing except my dh was not home yet!!!

The roast was good, but I overcooked it. Sounds funny that I overcooked a roast when I only cooked it a half hour!!!

Michelle3802 - at least we know what to expect now....
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My mom gave me a pressure cooker several years ago as a gift. Once I worked up the courage to try it I loved it.
Now I am craving a pressure cooked roast. Maybe I'll dig mine out soon.

They do make some jingling noises don't they. After a couple of years I'm still not use to the noise. When I cook with mine, I make the family stay away from the kitchen area.
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A roast in half an hour! Dh needs to make veg beef soup and that's way better than cooking it all night. I'll have to have him try it.
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When I cook with mine, I make the family stay away from the kitchen area.
Remember, I was wearing my safety goggles and the kids were not allowed in the kitchen.......When I told my husband later, he smiled and told me I am so cute!!!!
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I LOVE my pressure cooker. My favorite is dried beans. All it takes is 45 mins. No soaking.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:29 PM   #8
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ooooooohhhh

So, how would I do bean soup. We love bean soup. But what a pain in the behind! Soak the beans the night before. Cook them for HOURS during the day. Blah. Is there a better way???
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:00 AM   #9
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I hid in the living room the first time I used mine

That was 15 years ago - I love love love it. Fantastic soups in minutes. Bean done to perfection. Mmmmm. For bean soup, I soak the beans in the pressure cooker overnight, rinse, put in the water and the rest of the ingredients, get up to pressure, and cook. Soybeans are the longest at 45 minutes, black beans 30 minutes or so, chickpeas the same... I have a chart somewhere.
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I was researching pressure cooking and someone theKitchn.com shared this link. http://www.food.com/recipe-finder/pr...ressure-cooker 352 pressure cooking recipes

I've got a 4 quart pressure cooker, but I can't stand the noise it makes cooking. It makes our 800 sq ft apartment unlivable for that 30 min. Any recipes that are worth that payoff?
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I love my pressure cooker and use it several times a week. Pasta cooks in less than ten minutes, potatoes for mashing or whole for potato salad. I made short ribs over the weekend, tender in 45 minutes instead of hours in the oven. Beans, no soaking, done in around 45 minutes. My only mishap was the time I wanted to release pressure quickly and thought that I would just remove the valve- I don't remember what I was cooking but it came spouting through the top in no time...I don't do that anymore.
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I so want to try a pressure cooker because I use a lot of dried beans. I am very afraid of it exploding though Especially considering the ones I have considered buying are at thrift stores. Is that a foolish idea?
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I asked for a pressure cooker two years ago for Christmas and it sits here mocking me daily cause I'm too scared to use the thing.
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Can you use a pressure cooker on a flat top stove?
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I so want to try a pressure cooker because I use a lot of dried beans. I am very afraid of it exploding though Especially considering the ones I have considered buying are at thrift stores. Is that a foolish idea?
I bought mine at an estate sale, it is old. That said, I have used it a few times a week for over a year without any problems.

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I asked for a pressure cooker two years ago for Christmas and it sits here mocking me daily cause I'm too scared to use the thing.
After you use it a couple of times and realize it will not explode the fear will go away.

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Can you use a pressure cooker on a flat top stove?
My mom has a flat stove top and uses one.
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