Monday, July 25, 2011

Pressure Cooker

Based on title, could be politics but isn't. I cook things in a pressure cooker quite often. Two or three times a month probably. I have a routine which never varies. I put the stuff in the pot, put the lid on and light the fire, and then go in the living room and sit down. When the hissing starts I freak out completely, caught entirely by surprise. I am never ready for it and always think something is blowing up somewhere. It usually takes five minutes to get my heart rate below 100.

3 comments:

bruce said...

I hope the cat isn't in your lap when that happens....

Anonymous said...

I use an electric pressure cooker for just that reason - no hissing. Set the timer, and the pressure decreases on its own after it shuts off.

Jayhawk said...

I'm not sure Anonymous knows what a pressure cooker is. By definition there is hissing, as the pressure relief valve must relieve the pressure whether heat source is gas or electric, and it cannot do that silently. Some prv's spin, some rock or wobble, but none are silent, and a pressure cooker cannot function without one.

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