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Pressure Cooker Rack

PattiCakes Jun 12, 2007 09:51 AM

I just purchased an oval, digital pressure cooker. I have been having a lot of fun with it, but it did not come with a rack. Many recipies I am finding call for a rack which keeps the food elevated just above the liquid, so I am "wracking" my brain trying to find one. Any suggestions? I've already scoured the bmanufacurer's web sites, buit can't find anything suitable.

  1. Channa Jul 8, 2009 09:17 AM

    I've been using a rack like this:


    They come in all sizes, and don't cost much at all. If you later find a rack you like better, then you'll have an extra cooling rack.

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    1. re: Channa
      paulj Jul 8, 2009 03:04 PM

      Quite similar to one I found at 99Ranch.

    2. Candy Jul 8, 2009 12:48 AM

      The shop i work in carries a small round "trivet" made for that purpose. It does not matter if it is round, it will fit and is meant to hold things out of direct contact with the water. I think the company we buy it from is HIC (Harod Imports). Just a tip, anything like a pyrex custard cup will work as long as it keeps the steaming vessel from direct contact with the water.

      1. paulj Jul 7, 2009 07:32 PM

        The 'rack' that came with my Presto years ago was just a metal disk, with some 1/4" holes, and a folded rim about 1/4" high.

        For my Fagor, I found several nice steamer stands at a large Asian grocery (99Ranch) - sturdy wire ones with legs about an inch high.

        1. k
          knet Jul 6, 2009 06:52 PM

          sorry meant to add: I bought round in order to use inside of pots but I saw that they also had oval ( said they were fish racks) as well as rectangular. I have used mine for things like roasting chickens and for steaming whole fish and haven't noticed any sagging or other problems yet.

          1. k
            knet Jul 6, 2009 06:46 PM

            Don't know if this will help you but I found some round racks in my local hardware store with supports underneath, quite inexpensive. I don't use a pressure cooker so I can't estimate the size you need but I'd try a hardware store first. Mine weren't expensive and I bought them to use inside of pots.

            1. p
              poncho5298 Jul 6, 2009 10:07 AM

              Did you ever figure out a solution to this problem? I just bought an oval pressure cooker and realized that I had the same issue. I wroter the manufacturer and they suggested using a pyrex bowel or try bed, bath, and beyond.

              1. Candy Jun 12, 2007 12:22 PM

                Can you custom make one from hardware cloth, turn under the "feet" so they do not scratch the bottom of the pot? Just a thought.

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                1. re: Candy
                  PattiCakes Jun 12, 2007 12:36 PM

                  what is hardware cloth?

                  1. re: PattiCakes
                    Candy Jun 12, 2007 01:23 PM

                    It is strong metal mesh screen type stuff. Sturdy and often used acrosss screen door to keep dogs from breaking through. Lowes, etc. should have it.

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