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Old 31-08-2017, 04:52   #121
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Re: Pressure Cooker vs slow cooker without electricity

Our pressure cooker has been doing yeoman’s service on our latest journey. Through the cold waters of the St. Lawrence, soups and stews have been a necessary mainstay. As someone said, 15 minutes of cooking time vs hours the old fashion way.

And someone constantly forgets to get the beans soaking ahead of time, so the cooker comes in handy for that as well.
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Minor update:

We eventually took the 6-qt IP to the boat, partly to use it, partly to assess size vs. storage, etc. Worked fine but smaller would have been better, and the 5-qt versions would only have saved about an inch of height...

E Voila! IP introduced a smaller 3-qt version, smaller in both diameter and height... so we ordered one and it just arrived. Much better for our storage situation.

Instructions say to not load over 2/3rds full for pressure cooking, and 1/2 full only for expanding things like rice. Not to worry, that's plenty for just us. Haven't tried it yet, but it looks like it'll hold a 2- to 2-1/2 lb pot roast or brisket or whatever easily enough

For a previous poster who complained about steam... I can admit that forgetting to put the steam vent into the closed position before starting... can indeed cause some excessive moisture in the cabin. Easily fixed, though. Note self self: be sure the thing is closed!

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Our pressure cooker has been doing yeoman’s service on our latest journey. Through the cold waters of the St. Lawrence, soups and stews have been a necessary mainstay. As someone said, 15 minutes of cooking time vs hours the old fashion way.

And someone constantly forgets to get the beans soaking ahead of time, so the cooker comes in handy for that as well.
Still a good idea to soak them, even with a pressure cooker. Soaking doesn't just soften them. It also gets a lot of the farts out. Try a batch soaked overnight in plenty of water and discard the soaking water, and then try just washing and cooking. Dramatic difference. Sure, the unsoaked beans will quickly cook down nice and tender, but they will do what beans are famous for doing, after dinner. Well soaked beans are quiet beans.
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Still a good idea to soak them, even with a pressure cooker. Soaking doesn't just soften them. It also gets a lot of the farts out. Try a batch soaked overnight in plenty of water and discard the soaking water, and then try just washing and cooking. Dramatic difference. Sure, the unsoaked beans will quickly cook down nice and tender, but they will do what beans are famous for doing, after dinner. Well soaked beans are quiet beans.
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Still a good idea to soak them, even with a pressure cooker. Soaking doesn't just soften them. It also gets a lot of the farts out. Try a batch soaked overnight in plenty of water and discard the soaking water, and then try just washing and cooking. Dramatic difference. Sure, the unsoaked beans will quickly cook down nice and tender, but they will do what beans are famous for doing, after dinner. Well soaked beans are quiet beans.
but quiet beans are no fun
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Hi all. A funny chat of course. Who has first watch after dinner? All is likely safe. Following watch needs more duty privacy. Beware below to follow. Silly junior humor and most amusing. Please don't blame the pressure cooker. Cheers for all at CF.
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