Use & Care of Your Duromatic Pressure Cooker

To get the best out of your Duromatic Pressure Cooker please be sure to read the instruction booklet supplied with your pressure cooker. You’ll also find detailed information on this website about use and care, including some recipes. There’s also a free Kuhn Rikon App which you can download from itunes or for Android devices and your digital assistant will be ready to help. 

  • To ensure you get the best from your Duromatic Pressure Cooker please follow the detailed instructions supplied with the pressure cooker.
  • Handwash and dry your pan and you're ready to go.
  • It's really easy to use a Duromatic Pressure Cooker - when you’re ready to bring the pan up to pressure, close the lid, place on the heat, wait till the pressure indicator in the lid has lifted to the right pressure, then control the pressure by adjusting the heat on the hob - once it is set you can leave it to cook. 
  • The Duromatic pressure cooker has two pressure settings. At 5.8 psi the valve is at the first red ring - use this setting for cooking food such as fish, rice, lentils and most fruit. At 11.6 psi, the second red ring, the pressure is ideal for pulses, meat and root vegetables – use this setting for older recipes that refer to 15 psi. 
  • When the cooking time has been reached the pressure can be released naturally by just turning off the heat; it can be released quicker by depressing the pressure indicator until all the steam has been released. Or place the rim of the pressure cooker under tepid running water to cool the pan and reduce the pressure. When lifting the lid be sure to tilt it so that you direct any hot steam away from you.
  • Handwashing is recommended - for normal soiling, use warm water and washing-up liquid.
  • For a more intensive clean, a build-up of lime scale or any discolouration use our SWISS CLEANER. 
  • Limescale can be easily removed with vinegar or lemon juice.
  • Avoid abrasive cleaners or scourers that can damage the surface of the pan.
  • Avoid regular cleaning in the dishwasher.
  • Never remove food stuck to the pan with sharp objects such as knives, steel wool or scourers.
  • Be sure to keep the pressure indicator clean.
  • Never exceed the maximum capacity, e.g. half full for pulses, rice and fruit; two-thirds full for stock, soup, meat and vegetables.
  • 10 year guarantee on the pressure cooker body and a 2 year warranty on all parts subject to wear such as gaskets, handles, valves, valve caps, and internal components.
  • Warranty does not cover damage to the pressure cooker due to overheating, general misuse or commercial use.
  • Pressure Cooker recipes - wondering what to cook in your pressure cooker? Take a look at some recipes using a pressure cooker on our website or download the Kuhn Rikon app.