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****** Page 1 ****** LIMITED WARRANTY* ONE (1) YEAR: Your small kitchen appliance is warranted to the original purchaser to be free from any manufacturing defects under normal use and conditions for one (1) year, cord excluded. During that period, should the appliance fail to operate properly, return the appliance with your sales receipt to the store where purchased. If you use your appliance for household use and according to instructions, it should give you years of satisfactory service. This product warranty covers only the oriqinal consumer purchase of the product. WARRANTY IS ONLY VALID WITH A DATED PROOF OF PURCHASE. To guarantee repair or replacement without charge, a dated sales receipt showing purchase within the limited warranty period* must accompany the appliance. Without a sales receipt, warranty will be estimated according to the appliance’s manufactured date. A comparable appliance should arrive within 2-3 weeks. However, in case an appliance is not covered by warranty, correspondence offering alternatives will be mailed to you. During the limited one-year warranty period, a product with a defect will be either repaired or replaced with a comparable reconditioned model (at our option) when the product is returned to our Service Center. (See the “Returns” section below). The repaired or replacement product will be in warranty for the remaining balance of the limited one-year warranty period and an additional one-month (30 day) period. This limited warranty covers appliances purchased and used within the 48 contiguous states plus Alaska, Hawaii and the District of Columbia and does NOT cover: – Damages caused by unreasonable use, neglect, normal wear and tear, commercial use, improper assembly or installation of product – Damages caused in shipping. – Damages caused by replacement or resetting of house fuses or circuit breakers. – Defects other than manufacturing defects. – Breakage caused by misuse, abuse, accident, alteration, lack of proper care and maintenance, or incorrect current or voltage. Lost or missing parts of the product. Parts will need to be purchased separately. – Damages of parts that are not electrical; for example: cracked or broken plastic or glass. – Damage from service or repair by unauthorized personnel. – Extended warranties purchased via a separate company or reseller. Consumer’s remorse is not an acceptable reason to return a product to our Service Center. *The consumer is responsible for any deliverv charqes for all replacement units provided for exchange under the warranty. RETURNS: Any return of defective merchandise to the manufacturer must be processed accordingly by contacting customer service first to obtain an RA # (Return Authorization Number). We will not accept any returns of merchandise without an applicable RA #. We cannot assume responsibility for loss or damages to products returned to us during incoming shipment For your protection, always carefully package the product for shipment and insure with the carrier. Be sure to enclose the following items with your return: any accessories related to the problem, your full address and daytime phone number, a note describing the problem, a copy of the dated sales receipt or other proof of purchase and a valid RA#. C.O.D shipments cannot be accepted. *One Year Limited Warranty valid only in the 48 contiguous states, Alaska, Hawaii and the District of Columbia, excluding Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This warranty is effective only if the product is purchased and operated in the USA; product usage which is in violation of the written instructions provided with the unit will void this warranty. For international warranty, please contact the local distributor. **Any instruction or policy included in this manual may be subject to change at any time. maxi-matic.com Elite BY MAXI-MATI CT PLATINUM 8Qt. Electric Pressure Cooker E ite Model EPC-808 (Black Finish) EPC-808R (Red Finish) EPC-808BL (Blue Finish) Model EPC-808 Elite Platinum 8Qt. Electric Pressure Cooker MAXI-MATICD, USA 18401 E. Arenth Ave. City of Industry, CA 91748 Customer Service Dept: (626) 912-9877 Ext: 120 MON-FRI 9am-5pm PST Email’ firstname.lastname@example.org Website: INSTRUCTION MANUAL Before operating your new appliance, please read all instructions carefully and keep for future reference.
****** Page 2 ****** IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS When using pressure cookers, basic safety precautions should always be followed: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 1 Read all instructions before operation. Do not operate while unattended. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs. Close supervision is necessary when the pressure cooker is used near children. DO NOT allow children to operate under any circumstance. Do not place the pressure cooker in a heated oven or on a stove top. Extreme caution must be used when moving a pressure cooker containing hot liquids. Do not use pressure cooker for other than intended use. Never immerse product in water or other liquids. This appliance cooks under pressure. Improper use may result in serious injury. Make certain unit is properly closed before operating. See “Operating Instructions.” Do not fill the unit over 3/4 full. When cooking foods that expand during cooking such as rice or dried vegetables, do not fill the unit over 1/2 full. Over filling may cause a risk of clogging the vent pipe and developing excess pressure. Failure to follow this procedure can result in injury to person(s) and/or damage to the unit. Be aware that certain foods, such as applesauce, cranberries, pearl barley, oatmeal or other cereals, split peas, noodles, macaroni, rhubarb, or spaghetti can foam, froth, sputter, and clog the pressure release device (steam vent). These foods should not be cooked in a pressure cooker. Always check the pressure release devices for clogging before use. Do not open the pressure cooker until the unit has cooled and all internal pressure has been released. If it is difficult to turn, this indicates that the cooker is still pressurized — do not force it open. Any pressure in the cooker can result in serious injury. See “Operating Instructions.” Do not use this pressure cooker for pressure frying with oil. DO NOT place the product near flammable materials or use in a humid environment. DO NOT damage the Rubber Seal Ring and DO NOT replace it with anything other than the replacement Ring designated for this unit. DO NOT tamper with the Steel Ring in the Lid (2) with any tools or external forces. If the Steel Ring is damaged (2), please stop using immediately and replace the Lid. Clean the Filter (20) regularly to keep the cooker clean. NEVER use additional weight on the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) or replace the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) with anything not intended for use with this unit. The surface of contact between the Inner Pot (8) and the Electronic Heater (18) should always be clean. DO NOT use the Inner Pot with other heating sources. DO NOT replace the Inner Pot with a container other than what is recommended by the manufacturer. The Inner Pot consists of a non-stick surface. To avoid scratching the non-stick surface, please use wooden or plastic utensils. Food should not be kept warm for more than 8-10 hours in order to maintain the freshness of the food. The pressure cooker should not be used for pressure cooking for more than 6 hours continuously. Serious Injury and/or damage may occur if any safeguards are ignored. 27. 28. 29. If steam escapes around the Lid (2) during the cooking process, please unplug from the power supply immediately, let cool, remove contents and return the product to the manufacturer for exchange or repair. The Pressure Discharging Device has activated. This is a safeguard to alert the user that the Pressure Limiting Device is malfunctioning. If there is any malfunction of the cooker during the cooking process, please stop using the device and return to the manufacturer for repair or exchange. DO NOT disassemble the product, or replace parts with parts not intended for this unit. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY SAFETY WARNING: There is a potential risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons if the product is not used as instructed. Protection against electric shock is assured only if the main power cord is connected to a properly grounded 110-120V 1 50/60Hz power receptacle. This product is to be used in an indoor environment only and is not intended for commercial use. All parts and accessories for this appliance must be used properly according to the instructions. All parts and accessories must be the original provided from manufacturer. All parts or accessories not intended for use with this appliance is strictly prohibited. The use of an extension cord, power adapter or other electric devices is not recommended. LED ERROR INDICATOR Indicator Code E3 E4 Problems/Causes O en Circuit of the Sensor Short Circuit of the Sensor Overheatin Si nal Switch Malfunction 2
****** Page 3 ****** ABOUT YOUR PRESSURE COOKER This digitally controlled and automatic pressure cooker uses advanced technology so you and your family can enjoy the benefits of better, faster and healthier cooking. Your Elite Pressure Cooker seals in steam to cook hotter and faster while maintaining important nutrients for healthier meals. Cook fast and with less water to save vital natural resources and energy. Features include easy touch-button settings, a countdown timer, and a very large cooking pot big enough for family gatherings! It’s the easiest pressure cooker to use on the market. It may seem like a complicated unit but rest assure, this pressure cooker is simple to use, makes meals quick and easy, and overall it saves you money! Please accept our thanks for purchasing an Elite Pressure Cooker and Enjoy! PRESSURE COOKER WITH MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS: Multiple functions for cooking, stewing, braising, simmering, and roasting. Cooking will be done automatically by selecting the different menu choices on the unit. When the food has completed its cooking cycle, there will be a (3) beep indicator, followed by the unit automatically switching to the Keep Warm mode. This unit allows the user to choose the period of Pressurized Cooking Time (0-99 minutes) according to one’s taste and needs in addition to the Pre-Set menu. A Delay Timer allows the user to delay the cooking time up to 24-hours. When the timer is set, the count-down will start. By the end of the countdown, the cooker will start to heat up The pressure cooker also has its own memory. Interruptions such as a power failure, automatically renew the cooking cycle where the unit left off when the power resumes. RAPID COOKING; TIME & POWER SAVING: • By using high pressure (high temperature), food will be cooked much more rapidly. This will reduce the cooking time and consumption of power. For example: when cooking rice, this pressure cooker will save up to 20% of the electricity and up to 15% of the time when compared to a conventional rice cooker. When cooking stew, soups or braising meats, this cooker will save more than 40% of time and more than 45% of power as compared to a conventional slow cooker. Cooking can also be done at high altitudes. PRESERVE NUTRIENTS & PROMOTES HEALTHY EATING: • Airtight cooking methods preserve nutrients and original flavor of food. 3 PARTS & FEATURES Floater Valve 5 2 Dismantling of steam water storage O 3 4 8 14 15 16 17 Control Panel 20 take Off and fix filter Pull up 19 Take off ress down ix Fix 13 6 7 take off and fix sealing belt 21 9 10 11 Q:) 12 18 22 spoon ress down Fix Pull up Take off 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8 Accessories Measuring Cup Handle Lid Pressure Limiting Valve Float Valve (external view) Float Valve (internal view) Lid Lock-Slider Sliding Latch for Lid Inner Pot 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Outer Pot Upper Body Control Panel Power Cord Condensation Cup Body Cover/Structure Spoon/Ladle Holder Lower Body Base 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Q 08 Bottom Electronic Heater Seal Ring for Float Valve Filter Rubber Seal Ring 4
****** Page 4 ****** BEFORE FIRST USE Working Pressure 0-70kPa PSI 12 PSI Maximum Pressure 90kPa Keep Warm Tem erature 1400F – 175 OF Delay Timer 1-24 Hours 0.5 Hour Increments up to 10 hours thereafter 1 -hour increments 4. 2. 3. How to install the lid: Hold the Lid (2) with both hands at the Closed Lid position and pull it upwards in a slanted position to a height of 1 Ocm between the Lid and the upper edge of the cooker (Figure 11). Align the Lid’s Sliding Latch (7) to the pressure cooker’s Lock-Slider (6) and turn it in a clockwise direction until you reach the Opened Lid position (Figure 12). The lid will be installed when the lid is seated and in the horizontal position (Figure 13). INSTALL l. Remove packaging materials such as cardboard, plastics or Styrofoam and discard appropriately. 2. Clean all the parts by wiping with a soft damp cloth or sponge and dry thoroughly. LID ASSEMBLY: INSTALL 11 12 INSTALL 13 OPEN 1 OPEN 2 OPEN O 3 1. 2. 3. 5 How to open the lid: When the lid (2) of the cooker is at the Closed position (Figure 1), hold the Handle (1 ) and turn it clockwise until you reach the Opened-Lid position (Figure 2). Lift up and the lid will swing open vertically. Note: For new units, the seal of the lid may be slightly stronger than normal and may be slightly difficult to unlock. Once the lid has been opened and closed several times, it will During the process of installing the lid, please ensure that the height between the Lid and the upper edge of the cooker is approximately 10cm. This is to ensure smooth movement when turning and installing the lid. PREPARING YOUR PRESSURE COOKER To open the lid, hold the Handle (1) and turn it in a clockwise direction until you reach the Opened Lid position. Then pull upwards to vertical position (Figure 14 & 15). loosen up. CLOSE o CLOSE 4 CLOSE 6 OPEN 14 OPEN o 15 5 How to close the lid: When the Lid (2) of the cooker is in vertical position (Figure 4), hold the Handle (1) and close it downwards at the Opened Lid position (Figure 5). Turn counter-clockwise until you reach the Closed Lid position. (Figure 6). How to dismantle the lid: When the lid (2) of the cooker is in the upright vertical position (Figure 7), hold the lid with both hands, and adjust the height between the Lid and the upper edge of the cooker to approximately 10cm (Figure 8). Then turn it counter- clockwise until you reach the Closed Lid position (Figure 9). In order to remove the lid, you will need to move in an upward direction (Figure 10). Remove the inner pot (8) and place desired food and liquids into the pot. The amount of water and food should not exceed 3/4 of the height of the inner Pot (Figure 17.) For food that will expand in water, the level should not exceed 3/5 of the Inner Pot (Figure 17). The minimum level for cooking would be 1/5 of the Inner Pot (Figure 18). DISMA E DISMANTLE DISMANTLE 3 4 height 17 1 5 height 18 7 9 DISMANTLE 10 When cooking rice, the maximum amount of rice allowed for this 8 quart pressure cooker is 16 cups of uncooked rice. Normally one cup of rice requires one cup of water. This may vary according to taste. 8 In the process of turning the Lid, please ensure that the height between the Lid (2) and the upper edge of the cooker is always 10cm. This is to smoothen the turning and removing process. Be certain the inner receptacle, where the Electronic Heater is located, is clean before inserting the inner pot. Place the inner pot into the pressure cooker and adjust the pot left and right to ensure optimal contact between the Inner Pot and the Electronic Heater. (Figure 19) 19 6
****** Page 5 ****** 4. 5. Closing the lid. a) b) c) d) Make sure the Rubber Seal Ring (21) is fitted properly onto the inner part of the lid (2). Observe the Rubber Seal Ring (21) inside the Lid (2) and ensure that it is evenly fitted onto the track. (Caution: If the rubber seal ring is damaged, do not use the pressure cooker. Contact Customer Service to repair or replace.) Close the lid. Hold the Handle (1) and turn it to the “Closed” position or Counter -clockwise. (A clamping sound can be heard) (Figure 20 & 21 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO USE THE MENU SELECT BUTTONS: There are Thirteen Menu Buttons programmed for your pressure cooker. These are preset for quick and easy cooking for small portions of food in addition to manual programming. (When cooking food that is more than 31bs. or more than 6-cups, please use the Timed Cooking function.) Each of these choices is programmed to detect the weight of food being cooked and how much liquid is inside the pot during the cooking cycle. The unit will automatically build up the pressure, cook the food and go to Keep Warm when cooking is complete. MENU BUTTON SELECTIONS & APPROXIMATE COOK TIMES: CLOSE 20 CLOSE Airtight 21 22-b BEANS BROWN RICE WHITE RICE WILD RICE/GRAINS STEW POULTRY 20-minutes 14-minutes 23-minutes 10-minutes 25-minutes 18-minutes 20-minutes PORK/RIBS SOUPS BEEF POTATOES DESSERTS VEGETABLES/FISH 30-minutes 16-mintues 26-minutes 12-minutes 20-minutes 5-minutes Adjust the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) to the Airtight’ position, and ensure that the Float Valve (5) sinks. (Figure 22a & 22b) Airtight NOTES & TIPS 22-a 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) Prepare desired food and place into cooking pot. Secure the lid onto the unit, turn it Counter-clockwise to lock it properly in place. Make sure the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) is set to the “Airtight” position. (Except when using the Reheat function. See Page 9 * *Reheat Function). Plug the power cord into a 110-120V power outlet. The LED screen will display 00 00. Press the Menu Select Button to scroll through the Menu Selections. The Cook-Time will display for each selection. Press START once you have selected the desired Menu Function. r rp Once you press START, the LED screen will display When proper pressure is achieved, the LED screen will display PO 14 for cooking Beans as an example and the cook-time will begin to count down When the unit has pressurized, it will begin to pressure-cook the food. You may hear quiet hissing or sizzling sounds coming from inside of the unit during this time. When cooking has completed, the pressure cooker will beep 3-times and automatically go to Keep Warm. The LED Screen will display END The Keep Warm indicator light will begin to flash/flicker. This means the Pressure Cooker is naturally releasing the pressure. This will take approximately 10-15 minutes. If you wish to Quick Release the pressure, move the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) to “Exhaust’ position to release the pressure until the Float Valve (5) sinks. (Figure 23a & 23b). CAUTION: Keep hands and face away from Pressure Limiting Valve while in the Exhaust position. Failure to comply may cause serious injury. • Please note that the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) will be loose when you are not using the unit for cooking. It will rock slightly and will turn 3600 manually. Once the pressure cooker is in operation and the pressure has built up to its capacity, the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) will tighten securely, only allowing itself to be turned to the Left or Right to “Exhaust”. Once all the pressure has released, it will become loose again. NOTES & TIPS #2: • During the Pressure Building process, you may notice steam or pressure escaping from the Pressure Limiting Valve (3). Carefully adjust the valve by moving it gently or turning it side to side gently using tongs or similar utensil until it seals properly. • If any steam is escaping around the lid, it means that the Rubber Seal Ring (21) may not have completed a tight seal when the lid was locked. Cancel the cooking process, release pressure manually or naturally, remove the lid and check the Rubber Seal Ring (21). Reposition the lid and ensure that it is secure. Start the cooking process again. 7 Exhaust 23-a CAUTION: Always use protective gloves when releasing the pressure to reduce risk of injury. Exhaust 23-b Always be certain the pressure is released completely before unlocking the lid and opening it. Remove food to serve immediately or press the Keep Warm button to keep food warm. (It is not recommended to keep food warm for over 4-hours). Continue on page 9. 8
****** Page 6 ****** 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) FUNCTION The Reheat function operates at a lower temperature setting of 2200F. Food should be placed inside the pressure cooker in the main cooking pot. Heat resistant containers or a trivet can be used. (Liquid is optional depending on the food type.) Select REHEAT and press START. The LED screen will display r r P PO 20 The pressure cooker will begin to warm, beep once and display Food will be heated for 20-minutes, and then automatically cycle to Keep Warm. The LED Screen will display END It is important to continuously observe food during the reheat cycle to prevent overcooking or burning. HOW TO USE THE PRE-SET DELAY TIMER: If you wish to program your pressure cooker to automatically cook prepared food, you can Pre-Set the pressure cooker for up to 24-hours. (*See Tip #5 *Caution) NOTE: The Reheat function is only used for reheating foods. In order to prevent over-cooking, set the Pressure Release Valve to EXHAUST. This will prevent the lid from locking and pressure build up. Smaller quantities of food may overheat if left unattended. When using the reheat function, it is recommended to monitor the progress depending on the amount of food. Larger portions will require the maximum reheat time of 20-minutes. Whereas a smaller portion will require a shorter reheat time, and can be cancelled prior to the 20-minute maximum. NOTES & TIPS • When cooking soups or stews with other hearty ingredients such as potatoes or meat, as much as 5 or 6 cups of liquid must be used to prevent ingredients from over-cooking or burning. NOTES & TIPS #4: • NATURAL RELEASE is recommended when cooking foods that will not have the tendency to overcook such as Potatoes, Beans, Soups & Stews. During the Natural Release time period (may take 10-15 minutes), the pressure cooker may still be heated and cooking the food slightly. • QUICK RELEASE is recommended when cooking foods that you wish to be Medium or Medium-Rare such as Beef Roasts or Lamb. This will release the pressure quickly and prevent the food from over-cooking. HOW TO USE THE “PRESSURE COOKING TIME”: Setting your own cook time is ideal for cooking meat or poultry that weighs more than 3-pounds. It is also suggested for slow-cooking certain recipes that require cooking for more than 30-minutes. The programmed cook time can be set up to 99-minutes. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Prepare desired food and place into cooking pot. Secure the lid onto the unit, turn it Counter-clockwise to lock it in place properly. Make sure the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) is set to the “Airtight” position Plug the power cord into a 110-120V power outlet. The LED screen will display 00 00. Press the DELAY TIMER button, then the HOUR button to increase the timer by 0.5-hour increments up to 10-hours, thereafter I-hour increments (indicated on the LED screen). The maximum Preset period is 24-hours in half-hour increments. After 24-hours, the timer will start a new cycle. (The time that displays on the LED screen shows how long the user wants the unit to wait before the cooking process begins. EX: If you wish to program the pressure cooker to automatically turn on in 3-hours, press the 03 oo DELAY TIMER button, then the HOUR button until the LED screen displays After choosing the desired pre-set time, choose your pre-set function or cooking time. MENU SELECT BUTTONS: Select one of the thirteen pre-programmed MENU SELECT BUTTONS and press START. Your pre-set timer has been programmed After the pressure cooker counts down to automatically turn on, it will follow the cooking sequence for Menu Button Operation. When cooking is complete, the pressure cooker will beep 3-times and automatically go to Keep Warm. (See Notes & Tips #5) COOKING TIME: o Press the PRESSURE COOKING TIME to desired cook time. EX: If you wish to program 03 60). to cook for 60-minutes. The LED screen will display Press START. Your pre-set delay timer has been programmed. After the pressure cooker counts down to automatically turn on, it will follow the cooking sequence for desired cook time. When cooking is complete, the pressure cooker will beep 3-times and automatically go to Keep Warm. The LED Screen will display END. (See Notes & Tips #5) 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 9 Prepare desired food and place into cooking pot. Secure the lid onto the unit, turn it Counter-clockwise to lock it In place properly. Make sure the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) is set to the “Airtight” position. Plug the power cord into a 110-120V power outlet. The LED screen will display 00 00. Press “Pressure Cooking Time” one time, then press the MIN button to the desired time frame. (EX: If you set the cook time to 30-minutes, the LED screen will display 00 30). Once the time has been selected, press the START button NOTE: The LED screen will not immediately display a “P” until the proper pressure has been achieved. This may sometimes take up to approximately 5-10 minutes. The pressure cooker will begin to operate. PO 30 When optimum pressure is achieved, the LED screen will display When the unit has pressurized, it will begin to pressure-cook the food. The programmed time will begin to count down until it reaches zero. When cooking is complete, the pressure cooker will beep 3-times and automatically go to Keep Warm. The LED Screen will display END. The Keep Warm indicator light will begin to flash/flicker. This indicates the Pressure Cooker is Naturallv Releasinq the pressure. (See Notes & Tips #4) NOTES & TIPS It is recommended to release the pressurized steam when the “Keep Warm” LED stops flickering as the pressure cooker will have lower pressure. This will require a little more time. (Approximately 5-10 minutes). During the cooking process, when the pressure cooker enters into the Pressurized Sequence, the first digit on the LED screen will display the letter At the same time, the power supply to the Heater (18) will shut off. For foods with a high volume of liquid (Stews, soups, porridges, etc.) IT IS NOT RECOMMEND TO USE QUICK RELEASE. This is to avoid liquid splatter from the ventilation in the Pressure Limiting Valve (3). Use the NATURAL RELEASE: User should wait for the temperature to drop and the Float Valve to sink on its own prior to opening the lid. *CAUTION: It is not recommended to use the Pre-Set Timer function to cook foods that may spoil. Leaving raw foods inside the pressure cooker for long periods of time prior to cooking may result in the food spoiling. Cook food that can be left out such as rice, beans, grains or other foods that will not spoil. 10
****** Page 7 ****** HOW TO BROWNISAUTÉ INSIDE THE PRESSURE COOKER: Certain recipes suggest that you brown meat or sauté vegetables to ensure juices are retained during cooking. It also provides nice coloring when meat or vegetables are cooked and ready to serve. To brown or sauté: 1. Open and/or remove the lid depending on your preference. 2. Select the BROWN RICE menu setting and press START to manually begin the heating process. 3. Put food into the Inner Pot (8) and cook to brown or sauté to desired consistency. NOTES & TIPS 4. 5. 6. During Browning/Sautéing, the pressure cooker will automatically set itself to Keep Warm when it reaches a high temperature. (Approximately 5-minutes). If you are browning/sautéing a large quantity of food, you may need to allow the unit to cool slightly for 1-2 minutes before pressing START again. It is possible that the internal sensor will prevent any other buttons from activating to avoid over-heating. When ready to start the pressurized cooking cycle: Press the CANCEL button to cancel the browning/sautéing process. Close the lid and secure properly. Follow the instructions on cooking to your preference. HOW TO USE THE KEEP WARM FUNCTION: Food can be prepared at an earlier time and kept warm inside the pressure cooker using the Keep Warm function. It is not recommended to keep food warm for over 4-hours. Additional time may cause a change in flavor, appearance and cause food to spoil. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Prepare desired food and place into inner pot. Secure the lid onto the unit and turn it Counter-clockwise to lock it in place properly. It is recommended to set the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) to “Exhaust” at this time since you are only keeping food warm and not pressurizing. Press the Keep Warm button. The indicator light will illuminate solid. It should not be blinking The pressure cooker will start maintaining a lower temperature to keep warm. To cancel, simply press the Cancel button until indicator light is no longer illuminated. Remove food and serve. Unplug power cord and allow to cool completely before dismantling and cleaning. HOW TO COOK WITH FROZEN FOODS: Cooking frozen food inside a pressure cooker is quick and easy but has certain restrictions. Only cook individual cuts of frozen meats that are up to 1 inch thick, the cooking time does not need to be altered. Pressure will not be achieved until the Internal temperature has reached a preset level. If the recipe states the meat be cooked for 10 minutes after pressure has been achieved, it will still be the same, but will take longer to come to the pressure point. It is not recommended to pressure cook larger cuts of frozen meats such as a whole roast, a block of frozen ground meat or a whole chicken. Larger cuts will require increased cooking times of up to one third more, and the results may not be the same when compared to meats that were thawed (or at least partially thawed) and browned before cooking. 11 HOW TO USE THE PRESSURE COOKER FOR CANNING: It is recommended to purchase a separate instructional book that is specific to Canning. These books can be purchased at a local book store. This pressure cooker can be used to do basic pressure canning and the water-bath method. Low-Acidic fruits and vegetables and High-Acidic fruits and vegetables are recommended. It is not recommended to can foods such as meat or seafood products in this unit. It is not recommended to use this pressure cooker for canning at high or low altitudes. Before using this unit for canning purposes, check with the IJDSA for food preservation guidelines or read the publications listed at uqa.edu/nchfp/publications/publications usda.html Always use canning supplies specifically manufactured for canning purposes. It is recommended to use mason jars that are 32-ounces or smaller. Do not stack jars on top of each other. This pressure cooker can hold up to 3 x 320z. jars OR 4 x 160z. jars at a time. Always inspect your canning supplies to ensure proper function and safety. Avoid using jars with chips, nicks, cracks or other imperfections in the glass, rims or lids. Wash jars thoroughly in hot water according to manufacturer’s instructions. Prepare food and fill mason jars and seal according to manufacturer’s instructions. Always make sure there is I-inch of headspace in the jars. o Use a thin utensil to release any trapped air between the food and the jar by pressing food firmly to the sides to dislodge any air bubbles. o Set jar lids onto the jar and screw on the outer rings until tight, then unscrew 1/4 turn. Place jars into the inner pot. If desired, use clean dish towels to tuck around the jars to prevent them from touching each other or the sides of the inner pot. Fill inner pot with 6-cups of water. (Certain canning recipes may require a different amount of water.) Secure the lid onto the pressure cooker, turn it Counter-clockwise to lock it in place properly. Make sure the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) is set to the “Airtight” position Plug the power cord into a 110-120V power outlet. Follow canning recipe for the type of food you are canning and program the “Pressure Cooking Time” for the specified time frame for the size of jars and type of food recipe you are using. oo 30) (EX: If you set the cook time to 30-minutes, the LED screen will display Press Start. The pressure cooker will begin to operate. PO 30 When pressurization has been achieved, the LED screen will display When the unit has reached optimum pressure, it will begin to pressure-seal the mason jars. The programmed time will begin to count down until it reaches zero. When time has expired, the pressure cooker will beep 3-times and automatically go to Keep Warm. The Keep Warm indicator light will begin to flash/flicker. This indicates the Pressure Cooker is proceeding to Naturally Release the pressure. (See Notes & Tips #5) Open lid once pressure has completely released which is indicated by the Keep Warm indicator light staying illuminated. Carefully remove jars using special canning utensils or tools. CAUTION: Jars are hot! Set jars on a towel or cooling rack and allow to cool completely in a draft-free location. Follow recipe instructions on cooling and storage. NOTES & TIPS #7: While the jars are cooling, a small “click” sound will come from the lids to indicate the lids are sealing properly. After approximately one hour, check to be sure the flat lids have obtained a good seal by pressing down with your thumb; the lid should remain stiff with no movement. If you have not achieved a good seal within 2 hours, the canning did not work properly and the ingredients will need to be refrigerated and used within 3 days or frozen in a freezer container.
****** Page 8 ****** CLEANING & MAINTENANCE FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Always make sure the Pressure Cooker is unplugged, depressurized and completely cooled down before dismantling. Use a non-abrasive sponge or damp wash cloth to clean the exterior of the outer body (9) and the exterior surface of the pressure cooker. NEVER immerse the pressure cooker in any liquids. Remove the Steam Condensation Cup (13) and rinse it thoroughly and let dry. Clean the Upper Body (10) with a damp sponge or wash cloth. Clean the Lid (2) with warm soapy water, including the Rubber Seal Ring (21 Pressure Limiting Valve (3), Filter (20), Vent, Float Valve (5) and let dry thoroughly. • The Pressure Limiting Valve (3) pops off easily by gently reaching underneath it and gently prying upwards. Be careful not to damage the thin wire spring under it. • On the underside of the lid below the Pressure Limiting Valve (3), is a small metal filter cap which can be removed easily to clean. Let parts dry completely before reassembling. Wash the Inner Pot (8) with a non-abrasive sponge with warm soapy water, rinse, and allow to air dry or use a towel. Clean the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) and the holes with a small brush to ensure smooth flow of steam during the release cycle. NOTE: Any servicing required shall be performed by an authorized service representative or from the original manufacturer or distributer 13 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Is the Airtight/Exhaust Valve Knob on the top of the lid supposed to be loose? If you are not cooking or using the unit, the Valve Knob will be loose. It will turn 360 degrees and may even come off if you pull on it. Once you start using the pressure cooker and the pressure has built up, and the Valve Knob is set to “Airtight” properly, it will not be loose anymore. Sometimes during cooking and pressurizing, steam may escape from the Valve. It Indicates the Valve is not seated properly/securely. Simply use tongs or similar utensil and gently/carefully adjust it so it is seated properly. When I choose a Menu Button (ex: Meat & Chicken), nothing happens? What’s wrong? Nothing is wrong. Make sure the Valve on top is set to Airtight and the lid is locked securely. Once you have selected the Menu Button, simply leave the unit alone and it will start to heat up and build up pressure. This sometimes may take up to 5-10 minutes depending on what you’re cooking Once the unit has built up enough pressure, the red display will change to a letter (P). This is the time the unit will start cooking the food. This may take up to 5 minutes. The unit will then start to cool down and de-pressurize on its own. It will beep 3 times. The (P) will turn back to a (0) and the Keep Warm light will begin to blink. During this time, the food inside is still cooking. Depending if you want your food to be cooked longer, you can allow the unit to naturally release the pressure by letting the unit sit. (Some meats will keep cooking once the pressure is released, so if you prefer your meat to be Medium or Medium-Rare, we suggest the quick release.) Once the pressure has completely released, the floating valve will drop down. You can unlock the lid and open to check on your food. What is the little black plastic piece that came in the accessory bag? This is part #15 on the instruction manual. Some may think it is part #7, but it is not. It is the spatula/spoon holder that latches onto the side of the pressure cooker. Refer to the Instruction manual for the parts indicator to determine the location of where to attach #15 part. When I set the pressure cooker using the Manual Pressure Cooking time OR the Preset Menu Buttons, it will begin to build pressure heat up, but in about 5-minute the unit beeps 3 times and goes to Keep Warm and my food did not cook completely. What is happening? The unit is sensing that there is a leak in the pressure and that it is not sealed up properly Check the unit thoroughly. Make sure the rubber gasket ring is In place, the lid is securely locked, and that the Valve on top of the lid is set to the “Airtight” position. Reset the unit by unplugging it. Wait 10-seconds and plug it back in. Program the unit again. Another reason this may happen is that not enough liquid has been added to your recipe. The pressure cooker has an automatic over-heat prevention sensor that will automatically set itself to OFF or to Keep Warm when it senses that no liquid is present so it does not over-heat. Steam is being released around the rim of the lid during the pressurizing sequence. How do I fix this? – The Rubber Sealing Ring did not make a proper seal. Cancel all the functions. Exhaust any remaining pressure and steam. Open the lid and remove it entirely. Check the Rubber Sealing Ring to make sure it is positioned properly. Rub a wet cloth along it to make sure it is clean of debris and it is smooth. Re-assemble the lid, lock it securely in place and restart the cooking process. 14
****** Page 9 ****** 6) 7) 8) Steam is being released from the Pressure Limiting Valve during the pressurizing sequence. How do I fix this? – The Valve may not be positioned properly. Simply use tongs or similar utensil or oven mitt and carefully adjust it so it is seated properly. If the steam continues to release, you may need to Cancel all the functions. Exhaust any remaining pressure and steam. Remove the Pressure Limiting Valve and check the thin wire spring on the underside of it. Make sure it is not bent or loose. If steam still continues to escape, the Valve may be faulty and replacement or repair may be necessary. Please contact the manufacturer. Pressurized Steam is being quietly released from the Floating Valve area during the pressurizing sequence. How do I fix this? This may happen during the initial start-up of the Pressurizing Sequence. Simply use tongs or similar utensil or oven mitt and carefully adjust it so it is seated properly. This will help settle the lid and all the valves properly. The pressure will quickly push up on the Floating Valve and seal it properly then finish the pressurizing sequence. My food is finished cooking and all the pressure is released, but I cannot unlock and open my lid. What is stuck? Make sure all the pressure and steam has completely been released. Make sure the small Floating Valve is no longer in the up position. It may be stuck in the UP position, simply tap the lid slightly to make it go back down. Then turn the lid clockwise to unlock the lid. If it is still stuck, unplugging the unit may help. NOTES & TIPS If recipes require the use of a trivet, riser (wire rack), foil, or heat-resistant/pressure- resistant oven-safe cookware, you may use these accessories in this pressure cooker. If you do not have a wire rack that will fit, simply use 3-4 mason jar lids or regular jar lids for a simple I-inch riser. COOKING TIME CHART Courtesy of hea/thfoods.com Please note that all the below information is for your reference only and can be adjusted according to the user’s preference. Meat/Poultry Always cook meat or poultry with at least 1-3 cups of liquid. If the cooking time exceeds 15 minutes, use 2 cups of liquid. If weight of meat or poultry is 31bs, use 3 cups of liquid. Preserved or salted meats should be immersed in water. Cooking times for meat and poultry may vary according to the quality and quantity of meat or poultry being cooked. Unless indicated. The cooking times given below are for 3 pounds of meat or poultry unless noted otherwise. Additionally, the denser the cut, the longer the cooking time should be. Type of Meat Beef/Veal, roast or brisket Beef Meatloaf, 2 lbs. Beef, meatballs, 1-2 lbs. Beef, Corned Pork, roast Pork, ribs, 2 lbs. Pork, ham shank Leg of Lamb Chicken, whole, 2-3 lbs. Chicken, pieces, 2-3 lbs. Cornish Hens, two Meat/Poultry soup/stock Seafood Approximate Cooking Minutes 38-42 13-18 or use the Meat Button 7-12 or use the Meat Button 55-65 43-47 18 or use the Meat Button 25-28 42-45 15-18 or use the Meat Button 12-15 or use the Meat Button 12-15 or use the Meat Button 15-20 or use the Meat Button Pressure Release Quick Release Quick Release Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release Quick Release Natural Release Natural Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Cooking times may vary according to the type of seafood being cooked. e Cook seafood on a cooking rack with a trivet on the bottom of the pot (if available), and add at least 3/4 cup of liquid. Lightly grease cooking rack with vegetable oil when cookin fish. Type of Seafood Clams Crabs Lobster, 1 1/2-2 lbs. Mussels Shrimp Fish, whole, gutted Fish, Soup or Stock Approximate Cooking Minutes 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 2-3 7-8 7-8 15 Pressure Release Quick Release Quick Release Natural Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release 16
****** Page 10 ****** Vegetables Always cook with at least 1-2 cups of liquid. Add 1-2 additional minutes to cooking time when preparing frozen vegetables. Use the quick-release release method at the end of cooking cycle so vegetables will not become soggy. (Below chart is for quantity approximately half a pot). Dried Beans and Other Legumes Place beans or legumes in pressure cooker. Add 3 cups of water for each cup of beans or legumes. Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil for each cup of water to cut down on foaming. Do not add salt until after cooking. Let pressure drop naturally after cooking. Cooking times may vary according to the quality of the beans or other legumes. If still hard after recommended cooking times, continue cooking uncovered. Add additional water, if necessary. (Below chart is for quantity approximately half a pot). Type of Vegetable Asparagus, thick whole Asparagus, thin whole Beans, fava, shelled Beans, green, whole Beans, lima, shelled Beets, small, whole Beets, large whole Beets, I-inch slices Broccoli, flowerets Brussel sprouts, whole Carrots, I-inch chunks Carrots, 1/4-inch slices Cauliflower, flowerets Corn on-the-cob (4-6) Escarole, coarsely chopped Kale, coarsely chopped Okra, small pods Onions, whole Potatoes, 11/2-inch chunks Potatoes, new, small whole Potatoes, sweet and yams, whole, medium Potatoes, sweet and yams, 2″ chunks Spinach, fresh, coarsely chopped Squash, acorn, halved Squash, butternut, I-inch chunks Squash, summer, zucchini or yellow, 1/2-inch slices Turnips, small quartered Turnips, 1 1/2 inch chunks Approximate Cooking Minutes 2-5 1-2 5 4-5 3 2-3 23 5 3 5 5 1-2 3-5 4 2-3 2-3 3-5 3 7 6 10-12 7-8 3 8 5 6 4 4 Pressure Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Quick Release Type of Legume Azuki Black Beans Black Eyed Peas Chick Peas (garbanzo) Gandules (pigeon peas) Great Northern Kidney Beans, Red Lentils, green Lentils, soup Lentils, red Lima Beans Approximate Cooking Minutes 7-8 10-12 11-12 11-13 8-10 10-14 12-14 10-12 8-10 10-15 7-8 Pressure Setting Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release * Applesauce and cranberries, can foam, froth, and sputter, and can clog the pressure release device (steam vent). These foods should not be cooked in a pressure cooker. Grains Before cooking, soak certain grains, such as wheat berries and pearl barley in four times their volume of lukewarm water for at least four (4) hours or overnight if required. Do not add salt to water, since it may toughen the grains and inhibit hydration. Do not soak rice. e • Rinse under lukewarm water (this also applies to rice) e Cook each cup of grain in the amount of water specified. Type of Grain Rice, basmati — 1 1/2 cups Rice, converted — 1 1/2 cups Rice, long grain — 1 1/2 cups Rice, brown 1 1/2 cups Rice, wild — 3 cups Wheat, berries 3 cups Approximate Cooking Minutes 7-8 7-8 7-8 17-22 25-27 1 Pressure Setting Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release Natural Release *Split peas and rhubarb can foam, froth, and sputter, and can clog the pressure release device (steam vent). These foods should not be cooked in a pressure cooker. 17 * Pearl barley, oatmeal or other cereals can foam, froth. and sputter. and can cloq the pressure release device (steam vent). These foods should not be cooked in a pressure cooker. 18
****** Page 11 ****** RECIPES Recpes included in this manual are courtesy of recipezaar.com and fastcooking.ca. Please visit the E.egg.u..Un.de.c2.c.ess.uce-E!QA for more recipes and instructions featuring the Elite Platinum Pressure Cookers. peqqvunderpressure.com Please note that all of the information is for your reference only and can be adjusted according to the user’s preference. LEEK & ASPARAGUS RISOTTO SERVES 4 -6 Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 tablespoons water 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 cups leeks, sliced 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice 4 cups vegetable broth 1/4 lb asparagus, chopped into 1 inch segments 1 1/4 cups parmesan cheese, shredded Directions In the pressure cooker, heat the olive oil and butter. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-II of this manual.) Add the garlic and leeks, sauté until soft. Add the rice, stir thoroughly and then add broth. Close pressure cooker, and press the RICE & RISOTTO function switch. While risotto cooks, steam asparagus in water. Then sauté in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. When risotto is done cooking, follow instructions to reduce pressure, then add the sautéed asparagus, and Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. BEEF IN PEPPER SAUCE SERVES 4 Ingredients Pepper Sauce 1 red bell pepper or green bell pepper 1/2 cup baby carrot 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce (1 tbsp to be use later) 2 garlic cloves 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (depends on how spicy you like it) 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom Continue on next page.. Remaining Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 lbs boneless sirloin steaks, cut into strips salt & pepper 1 cup water 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2-1 onions, sliced 1 green bell pepper, sliced Directions Remove 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce from the can to be used later. Then blend the ingredients for the pepper sauce (green pepper through cardamom) in a food processor until there are no chunks left. Set aside. Pour the oil into the pressure cooker, sprinkle the beef with salt & pepper then brown over heat. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-II of this manual.) Once brown add the water, reserved tomato sauce, paprika & cumin. Close the lid and press the MEAT & CHICKEN function switch. When meat is done, follow instructions to reduce pressure. Add the pepper mixture, sliced onions & green peppers to the meat and sauce, cover with lid and press the MEAT & CHICKEN function again. When cooking is complete, follow instructions to reduce pressure. Vegetables should be tender. Serve immediately. CHICKEN PICCATA SERVES 6 Ingredients 6 chicken breast halves 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup olive oil 4 shallots garlic cloves, crushed 3/4 cup chicken broth 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon sherry wine 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper Directions 1 cup pimento stuffed olive, minced 1/4 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon potato starch or flour 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated (1 ounce) 0 3 fontinella cheese, grated 1 lemon, thinly sliced, to garnish 1 teaspoon dried basil Lightly dust chicken pieces with flour. In pressure cooker, heat oil. Add chicken breasts, two at a time, and sauté in hot oil until brown on all sides. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-II of this manual.) Set aside when finished. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on page 11 of this manual.) Add shallots and garlic to pressure cooker and sauté in oil, scraping bottom of pan to loosen browned particles remaining from chicken. Stir in broth, lemon juice, sherry, salt, pepper, basil, and olives. Mix well. Add chicken pieces skin side down back into the pressure cooker with other ingredients. Close the lid and press the MEAT & CHICKEN function switch. When cooking is complete, follow instructions to reduce pressure. Lift lid. Stir chicken mixture, then transfer just the chicken to serving platter, and cover to retain heat. Whisk sour cream and starch together. Stir into cooking liquid inside the pressure cooker and cook over manual heat 1 minute, stirring constantly. Spoon sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with lemon slices.
****** Page 12 ****** ITALIAN POTATO, RICE, & SPINACH SOUP SERVES 6 Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 6 leeks, white part only, sliced 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 carrots 1/2 cup Arborio rice 3 potatoes, cut in large chunks 5 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 1/2 cup celery, chopped 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoons dried basil Directions 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 10 ounces fresh spinach, rinsed, cut in large pieces 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated 1/4 cup fontinella cheese, grated TUSCAN LAMB SHANK SERVES 5 Ingredients 3/4 cup dried great northern beans 3 1/4 cups water, divided 3 lbs lamb shanks (about 2 large shanks) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided 1/2 cup shallot, sliced 6 garlic cloves, sliced Directions 1 cup dry red wine 1/4 cup sun-dried tomato 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 (14 1/4 ounce) can low sodium beef broth 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped 5 cups egg noodles, hot cooked (about 4 cups uncooked pasta) In the pressure cooker, heat oil. Add leeks, garlic, and carrots and sauté in hot oil 2 minutes. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-II of this manual.) Add rice and potatoes. Stir well and cook 1 minute. Add broth, parsley, celery, bay leaf, salt, pepper, basil, lemon juice, tomato paste, and brown sugar. Stir well. Secure lid. Press the POTATOES & YAMS function switch. Cooking should be approximately 15-20 minutes. When cooking is complete, follow instructions to reduce pressure. Lift lid. Ladle the soup into large serving bowl or individual bowls Combine the cheeses and sprinkle over soup. Serve with hunks of Italian bread. CHICKEN ADOBO SERVES 4 -5 Ingredients 8-9 chicken thighs 2 cups water 2 cups low sodium soy sauce 1 large onion (cut into rings) 8 garlic cloves (chopped up) 3 bay leaves Directions 2 tablespoons cooking sherry 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 3 tablespoons molasses 1 tablespoon olive oil Jasmine rice In the pressure cooker, heat olive oil over heat. Brown the chicken thighs on both sides. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-11 of this manual.) Remove and set aside. In pressure cooker, combine water, soy sauce, onion, garlic, bay leaves, sherry wine, black pepper and molasses. Add the chicken to the sauce. Stir a bit to get the chicken thighs down into the liquid. Close the lid and press the MEAT & CHICKEN function switch. Use this time to cook some jasmine rice. When cooking is complete, follow instructions to reduce pressure. Lift lid. Remove the bay leaves. Serve chicken and sauce over jasmine rice. Sort and wash beans; combine with 3 cups water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat. Let stand 20 minutes. Drain; set aside. Trim fat from lamb. Place flour, salt, and pepper in a large zip-top plastic bag; add lamb. Seal; shake to coat. Remove lamb from bag; shake off excess flour mixture. Reserve 1 1/2 teaspoons flour mixture, and set aside. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-II of this manual.) Heat 1 teaspoon oil in the pressure cooker over heat. Brown the lamb shanks one by one. Let cook for 8-minutes on each side for Medium doneness. Remove lamb and set aside. Add shallots and garlic to the pressure cooker, and sauté 2 minutes using the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-11 of this manual. Add the beans, 1/4 cup water, reserved 1 1/2 teaspoons flour mixture, red wine, and the next 4 ingredients (wine through broth). Close the lid and press the BEANS & GRAINS function switch. During cooking of the sauce, go back to the lamb that was set aside. Remove lamb meat from bones; discard bones, fat, and gristle. When the sauce is finished cooking, follow instructions to reduce pressure. Lift lid. Skim fat from surface. Stir meat into bean mixture. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve over noodles. SPARE RIBS SERVES 6-8 Ingredients 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon vinegar 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 lbs pork ribs 1 cup of chicken/beef stock Directions Prepare sauce ingredients inside inner pot. Divide ribs up evenly so it fits into the pressure cooker. Coat each piece thoroughly with the sauce. Place all ribs into pressure cooker pot after coating with sauce. Add the 1 cup of stock to the bottom of pot. Close the lid, lock and press the MEAT & CHICKEN function switch. When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and remove the lid.
****** Page 13 ****** SOUTH OF THE BORDER SPICY CHILI SERVES 6 Chili is a nutritionally sound and complete meal. You can make it more or less fiery by adjusting the SWEET-SOUR BEEF SPARERIBS amount of chili powder used. 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 lb ground beef 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 tablespoons chili powder, or to taste 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano Garnishes Grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese Finely chopped onion Shredded lettuce Directions: 1 bay leaf 2 teaspoons celery seed Salt to taste 1 tablespoon flour 1 1/2 cups crushed tomato 1 cup beef stock 1 1/2 cups cooked pinto or red kidney beans SERVES 4 Ingredients 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 lb lean short spareribs cut into serving pieces Sweet-Sour Sauce Ingredients 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoons honey 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup ketchup Directions: 2 tablespoons onion, minced 2 tablespoons apricot marmalade 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons dry sherry 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste Heat the oil in the pressure cooker and sauté the onion and garlic until the onion is wilted (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-11 of this manual.) Add the beef and cook until it is browned. Mix the cumin, chili powder, oregano, bay leaf, celery seed, salt and flour. Stir in the crushed tomato and beef stock. Add beans. Lock the lid in place and press the SOUP & STEW button. When cooking is complete, use the Quick release method and remove the lid. Serve in bowls, passing the garnishes separately. TRADITIONAL MEAT LOAF SERVES 4 Ingredients 1 1/2 lb mixture of chopped or ground lean beef, pork and veal 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper 2 slices bread, soaked in water and squeezed dry 2 tablespoons parsley 1 medium onion, minced 1 garlic clove 1 egg 2 tablespoons chicken stock 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup tomato sauce 1 cup water Directions: In a bowl, combine the chopped meat, salt, pepper, bread, parsley, onion, garlic, egg, chicken stock and Worcestershire sauce. Shape into two small loaves. Wrap each in wax paper and chill several hours to firm. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker and brown the loaves well on all sides. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-II of this manual.) Remove and set on oven-safe dish that will fit into the pressure cooker. Pour off the oil and combine the tomato sauce and water, and season with salt and pepper. Spread the ketchup over the meat loaves and lower the oven-safe dish into the pressure cooker. Lock the lid in place and press the MEAT & POULTRY button. When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and remove the lid. Remove dish using a removing utensil/tool. Slice and serve. In a small bowl combine all the sauce ingredients. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker until very hot, add as many ribs at a time as will comfortably fit, and brown well. Pour off all fat, and then stir in the sauce. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-11 of this manual.) Lock the lid in place and press the MEAT & POULTRY button. When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and remove the lid. Serve with rice if desired. JAMBALAYA SERVES 4-6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ pieces 1/2 lb fully cooked Andouille or Italian sausage, sliced 1/2 lb uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 green bell pepper, chopped 3 stalks celery, sliced 1 cup long grain rice 1 6 oz canned chopped tomatoes, un-drained 1 cup chicken stock 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced Directions: Heat oil in the pressure cooker. Add chicken, sausage and shrimp. Sprinkle meats with half of the Creole seasoning, half the thyme and half the cayenne. Cook for 3-5 minutes uncovered, stirring frequently, until chicken and shrimp are thoroughly cooked. Remove chicken, sausage and shrimp with a slotted spoon and set aside. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-II of this manual.) Add onion, bell pepper, celery and remaining Creole seasoning, thyme and cayenne to pressure cooker. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken, sauce, shrimp and rice, tomatoes with their juice and stock. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-11 of this manual.) Lock the lid in place and press the SOUP & STEW button. When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and remove the lid. Serve with rice if desired.
****** Page 14 ****** CORNISH HENS BRAISED IN WHITE WINE SERVES 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 Cornish hens, trussed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon basil Directions: 1 tablespoon minced parsley 1 tablespoon flour 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup chicken stock 1/4 lb mushrooms, cleaned and sliced SPICED APPLE CRUNCH SERVES 3 Ingredients 1 cup dry bread crumbs (unseasoned) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Directions: 1 lemon (juice and rind) 3 apples, sliced 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 cups water In the pressure cooker, heat the olive oil and brown the Cornish hens on all sides. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper, thyme, basil and parsley. Stir in the flour, and then pour in the wine and stock. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-11 of this manual.) Lock the lid in place and program to cook for 40-minutes. When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and remove the lid. Serve with rice or a salad if desired. ORANGE-FLAVORED CANDIED YAMS SERVES 4 Ingredients 1 cup orange juice 2 large sweet potatoes (yams) Salt, to taste Directions: Butter a 15 cm (6″) baking dish. Combine bread crumbs (or graham wafer crumbs), sugar, cinnamon, juice and lemon rind. Place alternate layers of apples and crumbs in baking dish. Pour melted butter over ingredients and cover baking dish firmly with aluminum foil. Place water, trivet, and then baking dish in pressure cooker. Lock the lid in place and program to cook for 20-minutes. When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and remove the lid If you wish to add more color and crunch, run the dish quickly under the broiler. Be sure to watch carefully to prevent burning. OLD FASHIONED RICE PUDDING SERVES 4 It’s preferable to eat it the same day or the rice may become chewy. 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 2 tablespoons butter Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 cup long grain rice 2 cups milk 1 cup water 1/3 sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: 1 egg 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Cinnamon Pour the orange juice into the pressure cooker. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them in half lengthwise. Arrange in a pressure cooker steamer basket (if available) and sprinkle with salt, brown sugar and orange zest. Dot with butter. Lower the steamer basket into the pressure cooker. Lock the lid in place and press the POTATOES & YAMS. When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and remove the lid Lift out the sweet potatoes. Boil down the sauce until thickened and pour over the sweet potatoes. TORTILLA SOUP SERVES 8-10 Ingredients 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 onions, diced 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 can tomatoes, drained 3 quarts chicken broth Directions: 2 Cups Cooked Shredded Chicken Tortilla chips cilantro, chopped 1 lb grated cheese lime wedges (optional) Melt the butter in the pressure cooker and stir in the rice, coating it with the butter. Pour in the fresh milk and water, and then stir in the sugar and salt. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-II of this manual.) Lock the lid in place and program to cook for 10-minutes. When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and remove the lid In a small bowl mix together the egg, evaporated milk and vanilla. Stir in a little of the hot liquid from the pressure cooker, then add the mixture to the pressure cooker. When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and remove the lid. Cover again and set to cook for 5 more minutes. When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and remove the lid. Cool 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to individual dessert bowls, continue cooling, then refrigerate. Serve sprinkled with cinnamon. Sauté onions and garlic in the oil in the pressure cooker until they are deep golden brown. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-11 of this manual.) Remove from unit and purée with tomatoes in blender or food processor until smooth. Return to pressure cooker and add broth. Heat to boiling. Lock the lid in place and press the SOUP & STEW button. When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and remove the lid. Add cilantro and salt to taste. Place cheese and tortilla chips in individual soup bowls and pour hot soup on top. Serve with lime wedges, if desired
****** Page 15 ****** PEARS STEWED IN RED WINE SERVES 4 A most elegant dessert when served with raspberry sauce. A fine ending to a special dinner. 2 cups water 1/2 cup sugar 2 slices lemon 2 cinnamon sticks 1/4 teaspoon mace Directions: 4 firm pears, peeled but not cored, stems on 3/4 cup red wine 1 cup frozen raspberries 4 tablespoons heavy cream In the pressure cooker, combine the water, sugar, lemon, cinnamon sticks and mace. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved. (Follow the Browning/Sautéing instructions on Page-11 of this manual.) Place the pears into the pressure cooker, trimming bottoms if necessary so they stand upright. Lock the lid in place and program to cook for 10-minutes. When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and remove the lid. Add the red wine. Lock the lid in place again and program to cook for 10 more minutes. When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and remove the lid. Carefully remove only the pears and transfer to a deep container. Boil down the remaining sauce until it is syrupy by pressing START. Cool, then pour over the pears and keep at room temperature overnight. To serve, defrost and purée the raspberries in a processor until smooth. Spoon 4 tablespoons of the purée on four dessert dishes or shallow bowls. Place a pear upright in the center or each dish. Spoon some syrup over the pears. Dribble 1 tablespoon of cream in a circle over the sauce. With the aid of a knife, swirl the cream into the sauce in an attractive design. CINNAMON APPLE FLAN WITH MAPLE SYRUP SERVES 6 Ingredients 5 tablespoons maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 apples, peeled and cut in 1/4″ slices 3 whole eggs 3 egg yolks Directions: 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 6 tablespoons sugar 2 1/2 cups milk In a small saucepan, combine the maple syrup and the cinnamon. Add the apple slices and slowly simmer until the apples are tender. Divide the mixture into 6 greased oven-safe custard cups. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and egg yolks. Stir in the vanilla, sugar and milk. Pour this mixture slowly into the custard cups. Cover tightly with foil Fill the pressure cooker with 2 1/2 cups water. Place as many custard cups as will fit in the pressure cooker steamer basket (if available) and lower into the pressure cooker. Lock the lid in place again and program to cook for 10 more minutes. When cooking is complete, use the Natural release method and remove the lid. Remove the lid, take out the basket, loosen the foil and cool the custard. Refrigerate. To serve, loosen the custard from the molds with a knife and invert onto dessert dishes.
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