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The steps illustrated on this page serve as a basic guide for using a pressure cooker. They are not intended to be a substitution for manufacturer's instructions for different pressure cooker models.

1. Check instruction booklet for recipe, specific cooking method, and cooking time. (If food requires browning before cooking, add oil and brown thoroughly on all sides.)

2. Pour required amount of liquid in pressure cooker.

3. Add food, using rack if needed.

4. Check vent pipe to make certain it is open.

5. Close cover securely, according to manufacturer's instructions.

6. Place pressure regulator firmly on vent pipe.

7. Heat pressure cooker until pressure regulator is rocking gently.

8. Set timer and adjust heat to maintain gentle rocking motion of pressure regulator.

9. At the end of cooking time, cool pressure cooker at once or let pressure drop of its own accord as instructed in recipe.

10. When the pressure is completely reduced, the air vent cover lock and overpressure plug are down, remove the pressure regulator.

11. Remove cover and serve food.


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