The express pot or pressure is a great ally when it comes to cooking, as it reduces cooking times and, consequently, saves gas.
However, it is important to use it properly to prevent accidents. Here we show you how you can use it safely and take advantage of all its benefits:
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4 steps to using your pressure cooker
1. Place the ingredients
Add the ingredients to the inside of the espresso pot. Take care to close it perfectly (that the two handles coincide) before lighting the stove on high flame.
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2. Lower the flame on the pressure cooker.
When you notice that the valve goes up, lower the flame and count from that moment the cooking time of your recipe. Do not move it to avoid accidents.
Remember that the cooking time counts from when the steam begins to come out of the pot until it is depressurized, even after you have turned it off.
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3. Turn off the flame
When cooking is finished, turn off the heat and allow it to cool. Open the pot until the valves are down again to avoid a mishap.
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4. Enjoy your food
Your food will be ready! Take advantage of the benefits of cooking in an express pot, such as speeding up times and having your food ready quickly.
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Other tips to enjoy your espresso pot
- Do not fill it to more than two-thirds of its capacity.
- For bulking foods, never fill it more than half full.
- Do not cook without liquid, the minimum recommended amount is 2 cups (1/2 liter).
- Avoid using it with children around. If they cause an accident with it, it can be very serious.
- Do not open when you still have pressure.
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What you can cook in the espresso pot and its times:
- Fish and seafood: 10-15 minutes
- Beef or pork: 50 minutes
- Chicken: 20 minutes
- Beans: 40 minutes
- Vegetables: 5 minutes
- Broad beans and potatoes: 10-15 minutes
- Lentils: 20 minutes
- Rice: 20 minutes
- Harder artichokes and vegetables: 10-15 minutes
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