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Old 12-17-13, 03:48 PM   #1
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scary stuff

i just noticed my pressure cooker bottom was warped out like it got to much presure
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Old 12-17-13, 03:51 PM   #2
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Maybe too much heat or a thermal shock?
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Maybe too much heat or a thermal shock?
that would make me feel a bit less scared.steam is a powefull source of energy
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Old 12-17-13, 05:32 PM   #4
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You need to check the vent on a pressure cooker, preferrably whenever you use it. They are great devices, but can frag like a grenade if used carelessly.
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Old 12-18-13, 05:39 AM   #5
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You need to check the vent on a pressure cooker, preferrably whenever you use it. They are great devices, but can frag like a grenade if used carelessly.
If the bottom is rounded, it needs to be thrown out. Don't use it again windy.
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I've been using a pressure cooker with a slightly rounded bottom for years. I know the pressure relief valve still works, as does the normal pressure valve. As long as the pressure relief plus is still good, I'd say keep using it.

But the kind of pressures involved, especially it being super-heated steam pressure, is nothing to mess around with. When in doubt, throw it out. Recycle the top and bottom separately so someone else doesn't think they made an awesome trash pick. Don't know about yours, but mine is aluminum and after seeing what sudden aluminum failure looks like with bicycles, cooking under pressure seems iffy use of alloy...
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Old 12-18-13, 08:58 AM   #7
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Hit the bottom with a rubber mallet. That will fix it.
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Old 12-18-13, 09:15 AM   #8
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It's my understanding that you're not supposed to be using a pressure cooker with your new flat topped stove anyway because the weight can/will crack the ceramic.
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