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The heavy-duty real deal, but it takes some getting used to!
on February 21, 2016
This pressure cooker is a little confusing. I don't understand how to set the time to pressure cook, for example, a 6 pound pork roast. It is supposed to be one button to set (meat). However, since it is larger than the 3 pound preset amount, i would like to increase the time to pressure cook. Pressing the "+" does not increase the time.
Also confusing, you twist left to tighten and right to loosen the lid. The pressure indicator button pops "in" to indicate completion and "out" to indicate incomplete. The pressure release valve is confusing as well.
The "slow cook" option cooks much hotter than a regular slow cooker. It loudly shoots steam and water out of the pressure release valve like a steam kettle and makes a puddle on the counter. It takes much more water because of the higher temperature to slow cook.
The plug does not fit any outlet that i have ever seen in the United States! The 3 prong plug has the one round and then the 2 thin prongs. One is supposed to be larger than the other, but it is SIDEWAYS. Like instead of • = it is • T
I had to get a completely different cord.
What i like about this cooker is that the 12 quart model is HUGE. I can fit the largest roast and vegetables. Or a whole large chicken is no problem. I also like that when this cooker has built up EXTREME pressure, it is heavy-duty enough to handle it safely. The lid will not open until the pressure is released. The meals i have cooked in it were delicious. Although it is taking some getting used to, the more familiar i become with this cooker, the more i like it. It's the heavy-duty real deal!!