A pressure cooker is the surest way to quick and healthy meals. When following the instruction manual, the pressure cooker is a safe bet. It is the best way to cheaper meals too as food cooks quickly under pressure thereby saving fuel.
Here are a few tips that can be followed in successfully handling a pressure cooker:
Always use a cooker with sufficient quantity of water.
Ensure that the vent tube is free of blockage before closing the lid
Place the weight only when steam comes out steadily through the vent tube
Store the cooker with its lid open to prevent mustiness
Check the valve seat for clogged food particles; clean after every use.
After every use, hang out the gasket on a peg till the next use. This helps it last longer.
To release pressure quickly, place the cooker in the sink; run cold water over it to cool it and hence reduce the pressure.