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Cuisinart CPC-600 6 Quart 1000 Watt Electric Pressure Cooker (Stainless Steel)
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- 6-quart capacity; Cool-touch side handles; Nonstick cooking pot; Dishwasher-safe cooking pot and trivet; Trivet included
- 99-minute time and LED countdown display: 0-40 minutes = 1-minute increments. 40-99 minutes =5-minute increments
- Fingerprint-proof brushed stainless steel housing; BPA free
- Push button control for cooking options and programmed settings: Low and High Pressure, Browning, Simmer, Saute and automatic Keep Warm Settings
- Dimensions: 12.20 x 12.20 x 13.19 -inches; Limited 3-year warranty
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Cook Faster, Eat Healthier!
Reduce time spent in the kitchen preparing meals with the help of this 6-quart electric pressure cooker--it cuts cooking times up to 70-percent when compared to traditional stovetop cooking methods. The unit traps steam inside, which builds up pressure to create hotter temperatures, and its tight seal locks in heat, moisture, and flavor, as well as vitamins and minerals for exceptionally healthy, great-tasting meals like soup, chili, and other one-dish entrees. It also works well for cheesecake and custard, because dessert should never be left off the menu. The unit's push-button controls and easy-to-read digital display eliminate guesswork, while its precision digital thermostat regulates temperatures. Choose from preprogrammed settings for high- or low-pressure cooking, browning, simmering, sauteing, and warming. For safety, the cooker must be fully locked for pressure to build, and it will remain locked until the pressure inside drops to zero. Other highlights include a 99-minute timer with an LED countdown display, cool-touch side handles, and a nonstick cooking pot that cleans up easily by hand or in the dishwasher. A dishwasher-safe trivet also comes included. Housed in brushed stainless steel, the 1000-watt pressure cooker measures 12-1/5 by 12-1/5 by 13-1/5 inches and carries a three-year limited warranty.
You're about to experience a better, faster, and healthier way of cooking. Your Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker seals in steam to cook hotter and faster, and it seals in nutrients as well. Cook in less water and experience textures and tastes that are simply sensational. Features easy touch-button settings, a countdown timer, and a cooking pot big enough for a pot roast with all the fixings. Enjoy!
Pressure Cooker Settings
• Low Pressure
• High Pressure
• Browning – This preset temperature allows cooking over high heat, without the lid, before pressure cooking. Browning foods in a small amount of fat in this way seals the outer surfaces of meats and vegetables, producing a visually appealing, flavorful exterior with a moist, tender interior.
• Sauté – The preset temperature, done prior to pressure cooking with lid removed, allows you to quickly soften vegetables in a small amount of fat or liquid without browning, and to cook items such as rice (Arborio, brown, Carnaroli, white, etc.) for pilafs and risottos.
• Simmer – This preset temperature allows you to cook liquids at a lower temperature. It is primarily used to finish cooking some items, i.e. to add ingredients to a risotto, sauce, or stew or to continue cooking process to achieve preferred texture.
• Keep Warm – Holds and keeps cooked food warm for up to 12 hours. Automatic Keep Warm Feature: When LED display reaches, the pressure cooker automatically shifts to Keep Warm temperature. The Keep Warm light will turn on and unit will beep to indicate cooking is complete.
• 6-quart capacity
• Fingerprint-proof brushed stainless steel housing
• Digital thermostat
• Push button control for cooking options and programmed settings
• 99-minute time and LED countdown display
• Cool-touch side handles
• Nonstick cooking pot
• Trivet included (dishwasher safe)
• Dishwasher-safe cooking pot
• 1000 watts
• Recipe book included
• Limited 3-year warranty
- With the unit on and the LED displayed, press the MENU button to select the desired cooking function. The function light will flash.
- Select Low or High Pressure setting.
- Press TIME to select number of minutes needed for pressure cooking. Time increases in 1-minute increments up to 40 minutes. Time increases in 5-minute increments from 40 to 99 minutes.
- Press START/CANCEL to start cooking. The pressure cooker will begin to heat. The red float will rise as pressure builds. When the selected pressure level is reached, the light in lower right-hand corner of LED will stop flashing and remain lit. At this point pressure cooking begins and the timer will start to count down. The timer will not begin to count down until full pressure is reached, which may be several minutes after the red float has fully risen.
Recipe Tips and Hints
• Many family favorites can be easily adapted for preparation in your Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker – soups, stews, side dishes and more.
• The amount of liquid needed is much less than for traditional cooking methods.
• Never exceed the Maximum Fill Amount of the pressure cooker.
• Make sure the lid is on firmly and tightly, and moved as far counterclockwise as it will go to allow proper locking.
• Hot foods/liquids will come to pressure more quickly than cold foods/liquids.
• When pressure cooking is completed, follow recipe instructions for releasing pressure. For Quick Pressure Release it is important to begin immediately upon completion of pressure cooking; otherwise foods will continue to cook, and may overcook.
• Do not store pressure cooker with lid on tightly. This saves on gasket wear and tear.
• More nutrients are preserved during pressure cooking than with traditional cooking methods, as less liquid is used and thus fewer nutrients are lost to evaporation.
• To adapt your own recipes, find a similar one in our cookbook and use it as a guide. In general, cooking time will be at least 1⁄3 to . of the traditional cooking time. Reduce your cooking liquid by at least half – you may need to "play" with your recipe to get it right. You may wish to add vegetables at the end of cooking to avoid overcooking. You can also use the cooking charts provided as a guide.
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|Item Dimensions||12.2 x 12.2 x 13.2 in||12.6 x 13 x 12.2 in||12.6 x 10.2 x 11.8 in||12.2 x 12.2 x 13.2 in||14.57 x 11.81 x 12.2 in|
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The next attempt was macaroni and cheese. I cooked the macaroni with chicken stock and some salt and pepper. Again the cooking time was short only 7minutes. The longest part with a pressure cooker is waiting for it to get up to temperature. This rarely took more than 10min but it's something worth mentioning. The mac and cheese came out great, I stirred in some cream, cheddar, and mozzarella cheese. Poured everything in a dish and put bread crumbs on top. Put it in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes to get a nice crust on top. The best judges are my kids and my daughter said it was the best mac and cheese she's ever had.
The recipes are so easy and the cooker is so easy to use it gives you confidence. All of the recipes that come with the cooker are not intimidating. I'm looking forward to trying a french dip or pulled pork recipe next. All I can say is I'm very happy with my purchase. Even if I only did shrimp boils in this thing I'd still be happy.
I use it mostly for beans, but have used it a few times for meat and veggies. For you bean eaters, lemme tell you how I use it and I can say that my beans turn out great...
I do about 2 cups of dried pintos, peruano, or black beans. Add about 3 1/2 cups of water... sprinkle some salt into it, a bit of cumin powder, sometimes some oregano, and the secret bean ingredient... a SMALL AMOUNT of chili powder. Set it for 26-30 minutes on high.... let it do it's thing... allowing it to cool/release pressure naturally. No soaking needed... and websites I read that said not to add salt to beans before cooking them ... lies!
OK, having given you my perfect bean strategy, i'll tell you about the pressure cooker itself.
I try to stay away from nonstick, cause it doesn't last forever. My main cooking pans are two iron skillets, a steel comal, and a stainless steel pot for things that need to be cooked in a pot. I wish this thing didn't have nonstick. After 3+ years, the nonstick is still there... but you can see it doesn't look as great as it did on day one... and it prevents me from really scrubbing it with a green pad like I would like to.
Pressure relief valve comes off completely for cleaning. After each use, I pop it off, run it under fresh water... it shows some corrosion, but nothing bad.
Gasket to seal cooker is attached to a thin metal plate/disk that pushes into the lid. After each use, I pop this off, rinse it in water... and also put the whole lid under cold water to flush out all the pressure release holes. Maybe this is why some people are talking about it getting clogged and needing to tap it, not sure, but folks, you gotta clean it!. It sounds to me like the people who said it worked great for the first x time then stopped sealing are not cleaning their cooker. I don't do any thing extreme.... just rinse the lid parts under cold water... and the pot itself that comes out, I rinse out then pop it in the dishwasher or clean it quickly by hand... pretty basic cleaning needs.
Features: THIS is what makes this pressure cooker awesome! I used a stove top pressure cooker in the past, and this is SOOOO much better. I don't have to take up a spot on my stove. I can take this with me to keep things warm. I can set it and forget it... set to high for 27 minutes, leave for work...come home 10 hours later and the beans are cooked and the cooker is on warm. The high and low setting make this dummy proof. No messing with stove top temps for the perfect temp for the perfect pressure. It has settings for saute, browning, and simmer (only additional settings I have used are browning, which I used to brown some pork prior to cooking and it worked really good).
As I said, I've used this for over 3 years using it 2-3 times a week with no problems. Just do basic cleaning and you should not have problems with seals or valves sticking. If it broke tomorrow, I would not hesitate to buy another. I've definitely gotten my moneys worth.
If the cooking pot was not nonstick, I would have given it a 5 star review... no me gusta non stick!