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From: BobK (c-24-9-70-251.hsd1.co.comcast.net)
Subject:         Re: Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker
Date: March 6, 2006 at 12:37 pm PST

In Reply to: Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker posted by dan on March 5, 2006 at 9:41 am:

The Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker works fine with an electric stove. The only issue is that the burner has a lot of heat that is transferred to the cooker when you turn down the temperature. My suggestion is to find a temperature setting that will cause the pressure cooker to just hold pressure, this should be a very low pressure. Then as the cooker starts nearing the pressure desired turn the temperature knob to that lower temperature and all will be well. In the worst case of pressure overshoot just move the pressure cooker to an unused burner until the pressure subsides to the desired pressure while turning down the thermostat. If all of your burners are occupied you can just hold the cooker or place it on a trivet.

Experiment with your pressure cooker by just heating say three or four quarts of water in it and bring it to pressure while observing how it reacts. Then turn the temperature down until you find a temperature that just causes the pressure to hold constant. To give you an idea of what I do I have a Sears Kenmore electric stove with the temperature knob having 9 temperature gradations- LO,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,HI. I bring the cooker to pressure on HI and sometime before full pressure is developed I turn the temperature to about 2.25 or so. This temperature setting pretty much holds the pressure, sometimes I have an overshoot on the pressure and just remove the cooker. An alternative is to bring to pressure on HI on one burner while having a second burner heating to the low temperature and when full pressure is reached move the cooker to the second burner.

If the Kuhn Rikon 7 liter were not suitable for use on an electric stove then I doubt that any pressure cooker would be suitable for use on an electric stove.

Hope this helps.

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