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Fresco pressure cooker is driving me crazy

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Nyleve | | Feb 4, 2011 05:20 PM

Full disclosure. This is for a job I'm doing. I have to use a 6-litre Fresco pressure cooker. So I bought the thing, read all the instructions (HA!) put the meat into the cooker and placed it on the burner. After heating for a little while, the "opening preventing valve" popped up, indicating that pressure was building in the pot. Good so far.

Now, there are two pressure settings - I set it on high. So the thing starts shooting out steam from the "pressure limiting valve" (the thing where you set the pressure). I turn the heat down. But now I can't tell if it's actually at the right pressure or not. There's still some steam coming out - but not as much as before. The instruction booklet tells me that at some point the "pressure limiting valve" will pop up and "start to work". I have no idea what that means. Nothing popped up and nothing looked like it was especially working.

Any pressure cooker experts out there who can possibly guide me? I'm intrigued and, at the same time, terrified by this thing. The instructions were written by someone whose first language is not English, and frankly they shouldn't be writing instruction booklets for potentially dangerous cookware.

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