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pazzaglia Dec 26, 2010 01:20 AM

Did you get a pressure cooker for the Holidays? Let us know the size, model and what you plan to cook in it!



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    gordeaux Dec 26, 2010 05:00 AM

    I scored one. It's one of the prgrammable cuisinarts. First order of business will be nehari! I had an electric programmable one a few years back, and I loved it. I found that stews needed to be made the day prior to eating. So, while the p-cooker did an OK job for making stews, the product wasn't really good until the next day after being refrigerated overnight.

    I'll probably stew up some lamb after the nehari.

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    1. re: gordeaux
      ratgirlagogo Dec 27, 2010 06:40 PM

      Me! A Fagor Elite 4-quart - I know, not very fancy. But I'm excited! I haven't had a pressure cooker in years and I'm looking forward to cooking some anasazi beans and kale.

    2. Heidi cooks and bakes Dec 29, 2010 08:15 AM

      I got a Fagor 4 quart also. It compliments my 8 quart I already have. I'm planning on a nice risotto in it, to go along with a whole chicken I plan to cook in the other. Side by side pressure cookers, I can't wait!

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        TJanaB Dec 29, 2010 08:24 AM

        I did! I did! I got the Fagor Splendid 4 and 6 quart double set. I am super excited. I am a bit confused though, as the book that comes with my set says that they can also be used for pressure canning and even gives a few recipes specifically for them. My understanding was that you could only use a full size (10qt and above) pressure canner to can things. The Miss Vickie website explains why you can't use the smaller pressure cookers... http://missvickie.com/canning/cookerc...

        Any of you experienced pressure cookers out there know about this?

        Also, I really want to make stock and pasta sauce... can I just use my regular recipes and put them under pressure or do I need new pressure recipes?

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        1. re: TJanaB
          paulj Dec 29, 2010 10:37 PM

          The Home Canning section in my Fagor booklet has subtitle (Applies to 10 qt model only). Basically the smaller pressure cookers don't have room for typical canning jars.

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