Mailport January 2011 Issue

Mailport: January 2011

Pressure Cooker Pointers


Regarding the pressure cooker review in the December 2010 issue: Pressure cooking is very fast and good for weight watching, but I would suggest that the boat be stationary when using a pressure cooker and that the cooker be tied down. I recommend the electric 7-quart Wolfgang Puck pressure cooker, which is sold on the Home Shopping Network (

A few words of advice on using pressure cookers: Release the steam slowly, not half way and then wide open as this may spray steam in someone’s face. (It took me a while to get that right.) Also, when cooking rice, be sure to have enough water and check that the release valve isn’t plugged with food. (Rice and spaghetti will block this area unless checked.) Pressure cookers are great and safe, as long as you go by the directions.


Bill Kerr
30-foot Island Packet
Via e-mail

Thanks for the tips! Look for an update to the December review in an upcoming issue. We’re currently testing a yet-to-be released pressure cooker from Fissler (


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