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Pressure Cooker Tips and Hints (from www.about.com) From Peggy Trowbridge, Your Guide to Home Cooking. High altitude pressure cooking requires more time Using your pressure cooker Pressure cookers adapt best to recipes that normally use a moist cooking method such as soups, stews, tough cuts of meats, artichokes, steamed puddings, etc. Add vegetables at the very end to avoid a mushy result. Generally, cooks in high altitudes over 3,500 feet should increase cooking times by about ten percent. Liquid is an important part of pressure-cooking. The amount of liquid necessary will vary depending on the manufacturer. Some will require as little as one-half cup of liquid and others up to two cups. Pressure cooker storage When storing your pressure cooker, be sure to store it with the lid completely detached and to the side of the pot. If you store it closed, you will trap smells and odors inside the pot to greet you on your next usage. Thoroughly wash the rubber seal and rub it with mineral oil after each use to preserve it. The rubber seal
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