On this page we take a closer look at the Kuhn Pressure Cooker also known as the Duromatic Pressure Cooker. It is Swiss made and highly acclaimed.
The New York Times even referred to the Kuhn Rikon Pressure Cooker with its dome shaped lid as the “The Mercedes of Pressure Cookers.”
So, what makes the Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers special?
In my opinion the answer lays in the quality of the design. It is well thought out and therefore works well. This cooker is very safe, durable, quiet and use very little liquid in its cooking process.
Read the Kuhn Pressure Cookers review below:
It is very easy to use the Kuhn pressure cooker. Add your food and the required liquid to the cooker using the ½ and ¾ filling lines as a guide. Bring it to the boil without the lid.
As soon as you food start boiling, lock the lid into place. You will see that the pressure valve rises as the pressure increases. Keep your eye on the line markings on the valve. The first line indicates 8 PSI and the second line represents 15 PSI.
When it reaches the level of pressure you want, turn the heat down to a low setting to maintain that pressure. You should not hear any hissing or spitting sounds. Set you timer now and let it continue cooking until your dish is done.
If the pressure level goes above 15 PSI you will hear a hissing sound telling you that pressure is being released. Take it off the burner and turn the heat down until it reaches the correct level. Only then return it to the heat.
Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers use an advanced enclosed system. This basically comes down to using less liquid, releasing very little pressure, very little noise – making the process very effective while delivering excellent results.
The Kuhn pressure cooker is safe and I’m happy to tell you that you’ll never have to worry about it exploding on you as the older type cookers used to do from time to time.
The lid locks into place and can’t be opened until all build up pressure has been released. This makes explosions impossible.
Steam is automatically released via the spring-valve if the pressure become too high if you don’t turn the heat down when necessary.
The rubber gasket provides a tight seal in the lid. It cleverly bows outwards and releases steam from the sides of the lid if the pressure are too high.
Using less water than other cookers also makes it a lot safer.
You have a comprehensive range to choose from as you can see from the images below. Every possible size and purpose cooker is available to pick from.
I always recommend to pick a size somewhere in the middle range that will be able to cope with a mid-sized family’s needs. Rather have left-overs to freeze than suffer the embarrassment of not having enough.
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