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looks like an manufacturing issue
on October 31, 2014
Leaks all around Lid! Not an isolated case!
had it for two weeks, and there's only one time the pressure built up automatically. All other times, the steam leak from all around the lid, and even got into the display panel (see the picture). I had to put pressure on the lid in order for it to seal, then it will build up the pressure. looks like an manufacturing issue. Other users have reported the same problem, so not an isolated issue.
that said, I do like the feature of this cooker. it will be much more convenient than the stove top pressure cooker if this cooker does what it is designed to do because I don't need to keep any eye on it all the time.
Also don't be fooled by how many programmed functions a pressure cooker offers. You don't need those pre-programmed functions. You need to tweak those functions anyway. All you need is the timer, and the delay timer.
contacted the company, was offered a new gasket. I will see if that solve the problem. I don't count on it.
update 1/6/2015: I received a replacement gasket from the company 3 weeks after I contacted them and it didn't improve anything at all. I still have to watch the cooker and at the boiling point put pressure on the lid, turn a few times hoping the pressure can build up
I end up buying another model Elite Platinum EPC-678SS which had zero problem at all. Smaller size, stainless steel pot. 5 star rating. I may contact the company again when I have time to get my EPC-808 replaced
oh, the steam got inside the display haven't caused any damage to the display yet. usually disappear after a few days.