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PRESSURE COOKER
Sat 14-Jan-12
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Aly
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Getting a bit like a chemistry lesson now!

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if you leave the weight vent hole open would that let enough air in?

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Bit of a distant memory but I think maybe there is a one way valve on the vent. Maybe someone else knows better.

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Or could remove the little safty plug out from the lid (the one that melts and lets the steam out if you boil it dry)-that would be two way!smile

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The Liquineer said:

Or could remove the little safty plug out from the lid (the one that melts and lets the steam out if you boil it dry)-that would be two way!smile

That would be 'one way' to say cheerio to Simon I reckon.....eeekeeek

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Shouldn't be a problem- it is venting to atmosphere therefore no or minimal pressure build up.what_the_heck

Anyway- it will be up to Simon to decide what he is going to do.smile

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The Liquineer said:

Or could remove the little safty plug out from the lid (the one that melts and lets the steam out if you boil it dry)-that would be two way!smile

I didn't know pressure cookers had such things - I'll have to have a closer look at ours the next time I use it.

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Once, many years, ago at work,I boiled a pressure cooker dry- the saftey device melted, and the contents , which were cans  of mince beef and onion cooking away, exploded and shot the contents through the hole about 20 to 30 feet away. Very spectacular, that's how I knew about the device. Luckily all the liquid was cold when it landed, so nobody got hurt.whistle

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Martin, most people heat up their lunch in a microwave these days! big_laugh

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Ah but we are into old fashioned ways here. Microwaves are new fangled things you know and not so much fun!

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I like old fashioned things too Aly but microwaves can be a lot of fun & very useful. I often used them for model making & dyeing small amounts of fabric before I retired.  

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I remember the first microwave we had at work- made it spark and bang by putting an aluminium foil pouch in to it to heat up. Very spectacular, this was in the 1970's, not many of them about then, so we did not know any better.

The pressure cooker that blew up was used as a mini processing retort to mimic a cannery process- it was replaced at considerable cost after that incident with a proper mini processing retort with piped steam and all the bells and whistles.

 

Mind you , my effort was as nothing when a more recent colleague blew the oven door off at work with a can of condensed milk!eeek

 She was trying to caramelise the condensed milk by heating in an oven- the can was placed in a container of water and all seemed well- the mistake she made was to forget to make a couple of puncture holes in the top of the can- so it mimicked my earlier mishap, exploding, but having such a force as to blow the door off- a new cooker had to be sought as the old one was ruined.

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Such fun you have! I always boil my tin of condensed in a saucepan of water stood on a cup. I have never punctured the can and it has never exploded. Makes good caramel!

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I suspect that the water boiled away and the can reached oven temerature which would be considerably higher-normally, as you say, on top of the cooker should be ok as long as you don't boil it dry!

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The Liquineer said:

Shouldn't be a problem- it is venting to atmosphere therefore no or minimal pressure build up.what_the_heck

Anyway- it will be up to Simon to decide what he is going to do.smile

Ah! But that is the problem. I don't want to vent the atmosphere, I want to retain as much smoke inside as possible.

 

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