A pressure cooker is an indispensable tool in Colombian homes for the preparation of the most delicious recipes. It is the ideal ally to have ready, in a few minutes, many foods that, otherwise, would take hours to cook. In addition, it gives a juicy touch to foods allowing them to retain better taste.

There are different types of pressure cookers that we find on the market every day. However, regardless of their designs, it is important to keep in mind the instructions for use and the precautionary measures that must be taken into account to make proper use of the pot at the time of cooking. Remember that your safety goes first.

In Imusa we care about your tranquility. Below, we explain 5 details that you should keep in mind to use a pressure cooker safely:

  1. Check the quantities: do not fill the pressure cooker with more than two thirds of its capacity, as this can cause the liquid inside the pot to spill through the valves when cooking begins. Keep in mind that inside there should always be enough liquid to achieve the correct preparation of food.
  2. Open the pot carefully: when the pressure cooker is in use, it harbors heat and steam inside. Therefore, to remove the cap you must first make sure to release the pressure. Simply turn off the heat, remove it from the stove and wait until it cools and releases the steam from inside.
  3. Safety valves: check and make sure they are clean and in good condition so that they allow the expulsion of steam correctly.
  4. Temperature: Do not expose the pot to sudden changes in temperature. It is best to wait for 10-20 minutes to expel the pressure naturally.
  5. Detergents: to wash your pot, use the natural dishwashing detergent. Do not apply aggressive cleaning products because this could be harmful to your health.

As you have seen, having a pressure cooker that gives you security when cooking is not always an easy task, but with the new pressure cookers Imusa, you will not have to worry about safety anymore.