Tips to Troubleshoot Common Pressure Cooker Issues


Non-Stick Pressure Cookers are very much used in kitchen mainly when you are fond of experimenting with the classic recipes. The most important thing is that the technique of cooking in pressure cooker drastically reduces the time. Such kinds of advantages have made pressure cooker as one of the inevitable parts of every kitchen.  But, there is also a problem with its usability as well. Sometimes it can also stop function it due to an imbalance of handling it.

So, in the case of sudden problem arises while cooking in your cooker here are some tips which you can follow to fix it:-

  • Steam leaks around the corner of the lid and prevents the pressure from growing up which hamper the process of cooking. Out of many Pressure Cooker Accessories gasket is one of the most important thing that can be easily fixed and make sure that no food residues get accumulated in that place.
  • Sometimes it happens that the food is not prepared in actual estimated time. It can happen due to several reasons. If you fill with too much ingredients in the cooker then surely you will face the problem. But on the other hand frozen foods needs a lot of time. Also, if you not tightly cover the lid of the pressure cooker then it can also not able to build the pressure.
  • Another common problem which happens in the pressure cooker is the water which gets ooze out of the entire pressure valve pours drowning vapours around the lid of the rim. It actually very much dangerous for the new users, but you don’t need to worry much neither. Pressure cookers which are regulated through proper weights, drips out huge amount of water when pressure actually gets build up and goes away when actually level is needed. Sometimes some food amount of residues gets halt up in the vent pipe and can create a similar kind of issue. Thus, due to this reason it is important to clean the valve at regular intervals.
  • A bad gasket or an old valve can also prevent the entire pressure to build up and maintain the level. You should check it properly and should take proper care of it. In case if it is damaged then you must replace soon.

What Not To Do When Using Induction-Base Pressure Cooker

We all live in an era where man is a hound in searchof advanced technology. The odd working hours of the overworked individuals is the mother of various appliances which can offer them comfort and speed for fulfilling various chores. Cooking is not only a necessity but also the love for many people. The culinary art is the provider of delicacies which somehow make us forget the complications for a while.  Talking of cooking, the vessels, which we find hard to live without, are the Pressure Cookers. The availability of many pressure cooker accessories in India made things easier for the users.

Sunkwik Pressure Cooker
Sunkwik Pressure Cooker

With the advent of induction stoves, this ease in cooking reached new heights. The induction base pressure cookers were brought to life. The mechanism is simple, yet there are a few things that should not be practised while handling the new technology pressure cookers. These are –

  • Do not arrange for the spices or cut the aromatics like garlic, onions or corianders while the stove is on. Before putting oil on heat, organise the ingredients and turn the stove on just before pouring oil in a cooker. Preheating a cooker, which is induction based, is not an option.

  • Do not put the cookware on high heat as that would not be helpful in cooking fast. The process leave many ingredients charred. The pressure is reached in an induction base pressure cooker in a relatively low amount of time. A sufficient time is required for the food to be cooked properly and this is only possible if the cooker id kept on medium flame.

  • Do not keep yourself away from the heat when you have adjusted the flame once. In case of full cooker or a wide cooker, this is extremely important. This is because the equal distribution of substantial heat is required for them. Once the flame is lowered, the pressure is lowered and if the heat is not adjusted at right frequency, the food will be left undone.

  • Do not avoid the use of timer function of the stove while cooking in induction base Pressure Cookers. The timers are best features of the induction burners, which help to turn off the flame automatically and thus, save the need of constant vigilance.