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Dec 26, 2010 01:20 AM

Who found a pressure cooker under their tree?

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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  1. 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

      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. 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!

      1. 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...

        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

          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.