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
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!