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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 2004
We have owned this pressure cooker for a few years. It has served us pretty well and has frustrated us plenty as well. The gaskets in these break down and release all of the pressure. You may end up playing the game of opening and closing the pan a few times to get it to pressurize. It is a good sized pan for doing a bag of beans, or a simple meat dish for less than 6 servings.
If you have been afraid of the pressure cookers, don't be any longer. These gadgets are very safe and will turn you into a world class frugal gourmet. The safety features are so numerous and foolproof that they border on ridiculous. The old days of exploding pressure cookers is gone; unless you can find a way to bypass at least 6 safety mechinisms. Buy one, maybe not this one, and save on cheap meats and low priced beans and legumes. They cook up so tender and so flavorful and so fast that you will never want to live without one again.