A pressure cooker works by utilizing steam to raise the temperature of the foods being cooked, helping to prepare meals as efficiently as possible. Maitre's Pressure Cookers are aluminum pressure cookers designed for rapid meal preparation. Learning how to safely and effectively use the Maitre's Pressure Cooker helps free up time in your busy day.
Pour at least 1/2 cup of water into the bottom of the Maitre's Pressure Cooker. This enables you to cook for approximately 20 minutes. Add additional water to cook foods longer, but do not fill it more than two-thirds full.
Insert the food into the rack of the pressure cooker so the food is not in direct contact with the water.
Close the lid, and seal the latch. Put the pressure cooker on an oven burner at medium to medium-high heat.
Lower the temperature when the gauge on the pressure cooker reaches around 15 pounds per square inch. Continue adjusting the temperature as necessary to keep the cooker in the 10 to 15 psi range until the cooking time is up.
Shut off the burner, and give the pressure cooker a few minutes to cool down. Unlatch the top of the pressure cooker, and remove your cooked food.
Wash the inside of your pressure cooker afterward with warm, soapy water.