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keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI.....
    #5192303 - 01/17/06 09:02 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)



I am not completely sure if this is possible, but is there a way to STABLIZE the pressure at 15 psi with this PC? I am having the problem right now of it going above and below the pressure. About every 15 minutes I have to adjust the heat on my stove. (Can't use a different burner. It won't fit.) So is there anything I can do with the actual pressure cooker?

Kinda a noob question I know, but thanks for any help!


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: tokey666]
    #5192371 - 01/17/06 09:22 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

just keep searching, there is a position on the stove that will keep it stable, for me its about 3 notches before MED heat. it looks like your pc has a manual release valve, so let it get up to pressure or even a little higher and if it gets too high you can release a little steam. youll find it, just adjust the heat and wait a few minutes to see how the pressure changes.

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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: waixingren]
    #5192392 - 01/17/06 09:27 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

damn that thing looks ancient.


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: I_was_the_walrus]
    #5192419 - 01/17/06 09:35 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

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I_was_the_walrus said:
damn that thing looks ancient.




I agree....would LOVE to have it!
one of my 23 quarts is older then me ( and thats ancient) and still has the weight w/ 3 selections


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: ChromeCrow]
    #5192428 - 01/17/06 09:38 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

i have a 1957 Presto 4qt electric pressure cooker, has the original manual still.


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: waixingren]
    #5192472 - 01/17/06 09:50 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

LOL. Oh yes this thing IS ancient. Got her for 10 bucks from a junk dealer. :smile:

And no, trust me, there is no "premo possition." I have a gas stove and the if I adjust the heat a milimeter in either direction, the temp either rises or falls. That's why I wanted to know if the PC was adjustable.

It does AUTO-RELEASE steam/pressure once it reaches the 25 mark. But then I would be cooking my stuff, causing problems.

Any suggestions?


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: tokey666]
    #5192483 - 01/17/06 09:54 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Sounds like you will be baby sitting it, every 10 minutes.


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: tokey666]
    #5192491 - 01/17/06 09:57 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

But I don't wanna babysit!!! haha. It really sucks. It have forgotten about it on numerous occasions and its dipped or gotten too high. Oh well, I figured that much anyway.


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: tokey666]
    #5192558 - 01/17/06 10:17 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

how much is it fluxuation? a few psi wont matter that much. I would say 3 in either direction and your probably ok just give it more or less time as needed.


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: blueferret]
    #5192686 - 01/17/06 10:45 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

It fluxes to 10 or below if the heat is too low and it goes all the way up to 25 if the heat is too high. Again, the difference in "low and high" will NOT have an in-between. It's too small of an adjustment on the stove. That's kinda why I wanted to know what I could do to the PC.


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: tokey666]
    #5192836 - 01/17/06 11:20 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Thats just plain screwy. I wonder if your guage is messed up in someway. Is there any steam coming from the vent on top either? It sounds like your guage is messed up or like there is no way for steam to escape at all in which case your presure is gona be realy low or realy high.


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: blueferret]
    #5192978 - 01/17/06 11:49 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

You mean the measuring guage? Well seeing as how this thing is older than my grandmother, that very well may be. But honestly I don't think so. As soon as it goes to black, the value automatically starts releasing steam from the pressure inside. (A good thing.)

My problem is that the pressure is either increasing or decreasing and I can't get it to hover in between. I suppose this is directly related to my heat source. Or, it would be better if that instead of the steam starting to release at 25, it will release at 15 instead. Thats kinda what I meant about modifying my PC.


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: tokey666]
    #5193172 - 01/18/06 12:22 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

i have the perfect suggestion, buy a new PC :laugh: :wink:


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: tokey666]
    #5193181 - 01/18/06 12:24 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

That valve that releases steam at 25 psi sounds like it should be adjustable, does it turn at all? Most PCs have an adjustable valve or use weights to trap steam to a certain psi. The ones that dont do this release a bit of steam constantly and are adjusted by stove temps. If your pc releases no steam at all until 25psi something is wrong with it.

Two options
A: find the brand of the PC and try to find replacement parts. Not likely as that thing looks older then my grandma.
B: Find a new PC.

I'm all about fixing things up and making things work but if you cant find a manual, cant find replacement parts, and dont know what your workin with, move on.


Edited by blueferret (01/18/06 12:28 AM)


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: blueferret]
    #5193185 - 01/18/06 12:26 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

why stabalize at 15psi? cant you just cook for shorter time at higher psi?


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: Akira]
    #5193216 - 01/18/06 12:37 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

you're more likely to burn your substrate that way.


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: coda]
    #5193220 - 01/18/06 12:39 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I wouldnt trust that old thing runing at 25psi. I barely trust my aa930 at 20.


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: onetime]
    #5194311 - 01/18/06 10:34 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Well it's held up for about 15 pressure cooking sessions, so I definately trust it.

Blueferret, that's what I was thinking. It DOES release the steam at 25 psi, so that part does work right. As far as I know, that thing is not adjustable, BUT seeing as how it is old, I thought it might be stuck or something. Then again, I don't want to force it and break it, ya know? I will look at it closer tonight to see if I can adjust it.

And no, I don't want another PC when I have one that works just fine with tender care. A PC this size is over 80 bucks! Why by another?


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: tokey666]
    #5195605 - 01/18/06 06:45 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

IT WORKS!

I had a good feeling that that steam value could be manipulated. I guess since it had been setting for so long, that it got really rusty shut. I got some vice grips, cramped down, and twisted. Sure enough, it was MEANT to twist. So right now I am hovering at 15 PSI and its been that way for 40 minutes! GIGGITY GIGGITY GOO!!

And thank you for the help blueferret. +5 Mushies for you.


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Re: keeping the pressure cooker at 15 PSI..... [Re: tokey666]
    #5195853 - 01/18/06 07:40 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

It's not the cooker, it's the heat provided on the stove. That cooker is fine and will last several more years or decades if cared for and used properly. Usually once the pressure reaches 15psi, you can immediately turn the stove down on it's simmer (1.5 on most stoves) setting for maintaining 15psi. If it starts to lower in pressure, simply move the heat setting up very little every 7-8 or minutes or so. Or, vise versa for raising temps. This way you can find a good setting on the stove and get a good feel for your pressure cooker. Note; that setting will not be the same every time. You'll get the feel for it soon enough. A couple notches above or below 15 will not kill you....


Edited by hotnutz (01/18/06 07:41 PM)


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