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    Perception is the cooker blow up a lot. How safe it is ?   (5 Answers)

    By Taufiq November 1, 2016.

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      That perception of danger likely comes from the old stove top pressure cookers. My mom was a great cook, but knew only one burner setting - 100% wide open. So our stove top pressure cooker would be hissing, venting clouds of steam, rattling, seemingly ready to blow up. By contrast, modern automatic pressure cookers use only the heat needed to reach and maintain temperature and pressure, and they vent very little steam. Additionally, the Cuisinart Instruction Booklet lists seven safety features which provide several independent safety redundancies. These include features that limit temperature and pressure in the cooker.

      By TigerFan December 2, 2016.

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    Does this use a stainless steel pot or a coated pot?   (5 Answers)

    By Geno September 16, 2016.

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    Can this pressure cooker be used to cook rice?   (10 Answers)

    By Anonymous November 1, 2016.

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      Yes. There's a chart in the cookbook portion of the directions book that tells you how long to cook rice. It even breaks down to different types of rice.

      By Mishlz1 November 14, 2016.

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    Is this comparable to the Insta Pot?   (5 Answers)

    By Vera January 4, 2017.

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      There are a number of electric pressure cooker brands out there, and they all pretty much do the same thing. Some of different functions (I believe the Instant Pot can make yogurt, the others can't). Some have preset buttons (which are just minutes to cook - all the pressure/temp is the same), and others just have the times you push. Some you can adjust pressure, others you can't - however, most recipes will be cooked on HIGH, which is what the cookers default to.

      By Tami February 19, 2017.

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      this was so hard to put together I have no idea if the relief valve is on correctly. need better instructions and pictures   (5 Answers)

      By Shelly April 21, 2017.

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        I had to go online and look up the instruction manual. I didnt get one for some reason. But once I looked it up there were easy instructions.

        By Gurlygirl April 30, 2017.

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      can you saute with this cooker   (5 Answers)

      By cooking January 22, 2017.

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        Yes

        By dodo February 22, 2017.

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      Can this also be used for canning?   (5 Answers)

      By Karen September 11, 2016.

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        The National Center for Home Food Preservation advises against using multi-cookers for canning. http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/nchfp/factsheets/electric_cookers.html

        By Appletag January 9, 2017.

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      Does this Cuisinart model have pressure release valves? THank you.   (5 Answers)

      By Jennifer August 28, 2016.

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        Yes. It has a quick release valve you manually lift. It's hot to touch and whistles loudly. Lift slowly to be careful. The sound scares one of my dogs. There is a natural slow release as well.

        By Mishlz1 November 14, 2016.

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      Can you use the pressure cooker to fry chicken   (1 Answer)

      By Dobby September 9, 2017.

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        No, this pressure cooker cannot be used as a fryer.

        By CommunityAnswer September 9, 2017.

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        Does it also work on 220V?   (5 Answers)

        By Daniel April 16, 2017.

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