To be sure you purchase the right size gasket for your Kuhn Rikon Duromatic pressure cooker, first run your finger around the inside of the gasket until you feel some text and the word 'Original', there are 4 digits preceeding the text, these refer to the size of the gasket as follows:- 1657 - 20cm / 1501 - 22cm / 1502 - 24cm / 1719 - 28cm
Place the lid upside down on the pan for storage, so that there is no stress on the ring seal in the lid and all components are well ventilated. You may wish to place a towel between the lid and the pan in order to protect the finish from scratches.
There are three methods for releasing the pressure in your cooker. Recipes will indicate which release method to use at the end of the cooking process. 1. Touch Release (Quick Release) Method - The valve on the lid of the DUROMATIC pressure cooker releases the pressure quickly by a light finger touch or, if you prefer, you can use a long-handled spoon or spatula to depress the insulated, black valve cap. This method is suggested if you wish to interrupt the cooking process in order to add... Read more
The DUROMATIC pressure cookers belong to the new generation of pressure cookers. They are built with safety features that make it impossible for a disaster to occur. First, the automatic lid-locking device of the DUROMATIC pressure cookers ensures that no pressure can build up until the lid is put on correctly. The lid cannot be removed or come off until all of the pressure has been released. DUROMATIC pressure cookers provide the ultimate protection against excess pressure. The first... Read more
The principle of pressure cooking is really quite simple. A pressure cooker is airtight, so pressure builds up inside the pressure cooker as the liquid inside comes to a boil. The resulting trapped steam causes the internal temperature to rise beyond what it would be capable of doing under normal room pressure. Then, put simply, the food is cooking at a higher temperature and under pressure so cooks faster.At sea level (where the normal atmospheric pressure is 14.7 pounds per square inch), the... Read more
Most foods can be cooked at the higher pressure (2nd red ring on the valve) at 11.6 pounds per square inch (psi). Older recipes may state 15 psi; given the efficiency of modern Duromatic pressure cookers we advise that this is the same as the 2nd red ring on the valve. Foods that have a tendency to foam such as rice and pulses must be cooked on the first red ring at 5.8 psi. Instruction manuals and recipes will indicate if cooking at lower pressure is preferable.
Immediately after use, remove the gasket and wash the lid by hand thoroughly inside and out. The exposed inside edge of the lid should be given special attention. The gasket should be cleaned, dried and returned to the lid. If the pressure cooker lid is hard to turn when closing, the gasket has become dried out and should be lightly rubbed with cooking oil. The pan (not the lid) is dishwasher safe. If difficult stains and/or baked-in spots occur, try simply soaking the pan or adding... Read more
There are several advantages to using a pressure cooker over conventional cooking. Pressure cooking can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle in three ways, by providing healthy and better tasting meals and by giving you more time. PLUS pressure cooking uses up to 2/3 less energy than conventional cooking methods, making it healthier for the environment and saves on energy costs. Healthy: Because very little water is used in pressure cooking and because the pressure cooker is a... Read more
All pressure cooker bodies are guaranteed for 10 years. There's a 2 year warranty on all parts subject to wear such as gaskets, handles, valves, valve caps, and internal components. The warranty does not cover damage to the pressure cooker due to overheating, general misuse or commercial use.