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Old 30-05-2012, 14:55   #1
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Learn How to Use Your Pressure Cooker

A group of us will be following a free, online beginner's series on the pressure cooker in the month of July. We'll be working with Laura from hip pressure cooking.

If you want to join us, feel free!

We've got a Facebook group started for everyone to ask questions as we go along: Facebook July 2012 Challenge Group

And more info here: Rebel Heart - Learn to use your Pressure Cooker | July 2012 Pressure Cooker Challenge
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Old 30-05-2012, 16:11   #2
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beeen using one since before you were born. have fun with your group.
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Old 30-05-2012, 16:24   #3
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Love my pressure cooker! Finally ditched my 70s version for a 2012 Fagor. It has safety features that my old one didn't. Made cornbread in it recently & it tasted great! Happy cooking!
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Old 30-05-2012, 16:32   #4
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Re: Learn how to use your pressure cooker

I keep my 1970 version pressure cooker because any crew is able to operate it without having to refer to the handbook.

FYI, the pressure cooker was invented in 1679 by Mr Denis Papin (Denis Papin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). It's time to learn how to use it.

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Looking forward to it! I have a PC now and don't use it enough!
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Re: Learn how to use your pressure cooker

Buxomwench8,

What sized Fagor? 4" or 6". What size would you recommend for use on a pocket cruiser (24')
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Re: Learn how to use your pressure cooker

Cool idea, I'm in!

I'm cookerless at the moment (my ex sorta stole it) Does anyone make a nesting pot set like the Magma one but with a pressure cooker? I think I used to have a t-fal that had a regular lid and a PC one, but I'd really like something more complete like the magma.
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Re: Learn how to use your pressure cooker

I use mine almost exclusively for canning, although the size of it (holds 18 pint jars or 7 qts.)makes it a bit of overkill since Im cruising solo.
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What sized Fagor? 4" or 6". What size would you recommend for use on a pocket cruiser (24')
If you mean 6 quart (not 6 inch) I love the capacity but find it a bit too heavy for me. Weigh plus and minus.
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Re: Learn How to Use Your Pressure Cooker

i used to have a 6 qt ss one, but i replaced it with a presto 6 qt--has lasted me over 6 yrs in marine environment without problems other than i keep losing the lid...the weight is always in same lace but the lid walks away..
i dont use it as much as i thought i would....not much call for stews and other cooked items here in summer--tacos and such are cheaper than cooking my own foods--and cooler inside the boat without cooking heat.
you will find that once in the tropix, you will not cook as much as you now believe you will. pressure cookers make great planters, tho.....
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Re: Learn How to Use Your Pressure Cooker

Mine is 6 qt also for 2 adults. It's heavy but so versital! I like the locked lid for cooking under way.
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all pressure cookers lock....even the cheap ones that last forever... have fun--i love my planter...i use bbq more than pressure cooker here in hotville.
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Re: Learn How to Use Your Pressure Cooker

Very cool...I'm in! I've got a giant pressure canner, which would really be too much for the boat, but I'm sure we'll have no problems sourcing a reasonably sized pressure cooker.
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Just signed up. Bought a 4 litre PC last week in anticipation of sailing off into the sunrise in a few years, (Live on the East coast of Australia so you can't sail into the sunset!!!!)
I am really enjoying it and the timing of your site is impeccable!
Dinner tonight is poached chicken fillets. Last night was beef and red wine stew. Yummy!!!

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What sized Fagor? 4" or 6". What size would you recommend for use on a pocket cruiser (24')
I have both the 6 quart and the four quart Fagors and love the smaller one for pork chops, meat loaves, baking. The larger one does soups and stews and the like. I use them both and probably use a pressure cooker four days out of seven. Have fun. On a small boat with presumably fewer people the four quart ought to do well. It comes with an extra pan lid as well as the pressure top which makes it doubly useful.
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