Cook's essentials CEPC800 Owner`s manual

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Select with ScratchGuard™. This superior, non-stick coating is guaranteed to be free
from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as you own this product. Under
normal household use, it will never chip, crack, or peel.
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to damage to products or parts thereof which have had the serial number removed,
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Service and Repair
Should the appliance malfunction, you should first call toll-free 1-800-233-9054 between
the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Central Standard Time and ask for CONSUMER SERVICE
stating that you are a consumer with a problem. Please refer to Model #CEPC800 when
you call. To contact Consumer Service by mail, write to:
ATTN: Repair Department
550 Business Center Drive
Mt. Prospect, Illinois 60056
In-Warranty Service: For an appliance covered under the warranty period, no charge is
made for service or postage. Please call for return authorization.
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note describing the problem you experienced, a copy of your sales receipt or other proof
of purchase to determine warranty status. C.O.D. shipments cannot be accepted.
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8-QUART OVAL
STAINLESS STEEL
PROGRAMMABLE
PRESSURE COOKER
MODEL CEPC800
OWNER’S MANUAL
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be
followed including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using appliance.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
3. To protect against fire, electrical shock, and injury to persons, do not
immerse Cord, Plug or Pressure Cooker Housing in water or other liquid.
4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used near children.
This appliance is not for use by children.
5. Unplug appliance from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow
to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the
appliance malfunctions, or has been dropped or damaged in any manner.
Contact Consumer Service.
7. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance
manufacturer may result in fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
11. To disconnect, press the START/STOP Button until the Red STOP Light
illuminates and the Pressure Cooker beeps. Then remove plug from wall
outlet
12. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
13. Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot
oil or other hot liquids.
14. Oversized foods, metal foil packages, or utensils must not be inserted in
the appliance, as they may involve a risk of fire or electric shock.
15. A fire may occur if the appliance is covered or touching flammable material, including curtains, draperies, walls, and the like, when in operation.
16. Do not attempt to dislodge food when the appliance is plugged in.
17. Do not fill the unit above the MAX Fill Line. When cooking foods that
expand during cooking, such as rice or dried vegetables, do not fill the
unit over 1/2 full. See "Cooking with Your Pressure Cooker".
18. Do not cook foods such as applesauce, cranberries, pearl barley, oatmeal
or other cereals, split peas, noodles, macaroni, rhubarb, or spaghetti.
These foods tend to foam, froth and sputter, and may block the Steam
Release Valve.
19. CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, cook only in the
Removable Cooking Pot.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
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LEMON CHEESECAKE
(35 minutes, high pressure)
To make this dense and delicious cheesecake, you'll need a 7-inch springform
pan and aluminum foil (preferably extra-wide, heavy duty).
Butter for greasing springform pan
1/2 cup chocolate cookie or graham cracker crumbs
Two 8-ounce packages Philadelphia cream cheese (see Cook's Notes below)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
2 tablespoons flour
Zest of 1 large lemon
2 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 large eggs
Garnishes: sliced strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries
1.
Liberally butter springform pan. Coat sides with cookie crumbs and spread
remaining crumbs evenly on bottom. Set aside.
2. In a food processor, blend cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, lemon zest
and juice. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add eggs and process just until
blended in.
3. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Place pan in center of a sheet of aluminum
foil about 2 1/2 feet long. (If not heavy duty, use a double layer.) Press foil
tightly against sides of pan. Bring two longer ends up to meet, then fold
over to seal, creating a tent to allow space on top for cheesecake to puff
up. Use another sheet of foil, if needed, so that pan and cheesecake are
entirely enclosed.
4. Set rack in cooker and gently place pan on top. Pour in enough water to
reach halfway up sides of pan.
5. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
6. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 35 MINUTES. Press START.
7. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Allow pressure
to come down naturally until red Pressure Indicator Rod drops, about 20
minutes.
8. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
9. Let cheesecake cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack set
over a plate to catch dripping water. Open foil seal. Use a paper towel to
blot up any moisture on top of cheesecake. While cheesecake is still hot,
gently smooth off top if necessary.
10. When cooled to room temperature, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate
at least 6 hours or overnight. (You may also freeze for up to 2 months.)
When ready to serve, release and remove sides of springform pan. Leave
base in place and set cheesecake on a platter. Arrange berries decoratively
on top.
Serves 8
Cook's Notes: This recipe was tested with traditional cream cheese and sour
cream. Low-fat or fat-free versions may prevent the cheesecake from setting
properly.
All recipes copyright Lorna Sass, 2001.
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EASY APPLESAUCE (1 minute, high pressure)
Cooking the apples with their skins on not only saves time, but gives the
applesauce a pale, rosy hue. For a more complex flavor, try using a variety of
apples.
1 cup water
4 pounds apples, rinsed and quartered (see Cook's Notes below)
Sugar or maple syrup if needed
1. Place water and apples in cooker.
2. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
3. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 1 MINUTE. Press START.
4. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Allow pressure
to come down naturally for 10 minutes. Quick-release any remaining pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
5. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
6. Lift cooked apples with a slotted spoon and pass through a food mill, discarding pits and peels as you go.
7. Sweeten applesauce, if you wish. Refrigerate until needed, up to 10 days,
or freeze up to 4 months.
Cook's Notes: If you prefer a chunky applesauce, core and seed apples after
you quarter them. Eliminate step 6. Any leftover cooking liquid may be stirred
into the applesauce or used to make a fruit compote.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
WARNING: This appliance generates heat and escaping steam during
use. Use proper precautions to prevent risk of burns, fires, or other
injury to persons or damage property.
1. Keep hands and face away from Steam Release Valve when releasing
pressure.
2. Use extreme caution when removing the Lid after cooking. Serious burns
can result from steam inside.
3. Never remove the Lid while the unit is in operation.
4. Do not use without the Removable Cooking Pot in place.
5. Do not cover the Pressure Valves with anything as an explosion may
occur.
6. Do not touch the Removable Cooking Pot, any removable parts, or heating parts immediately after using. Let the unit cool completely first.
7. To reduce the risk of electric shock, cook only in the removable cooking
pot. Do not pour liquid into the Cool-to-the-Touch Housing.
8. Clean all parts thoroughly after each use.
9. Do not lift the Removable Cooking Pot containing food by using Upper
Handles on Lid.
Makes about 6 cups
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3-PRONG GROUNDED TYPE PLUG
This appliance is equipped with a grounded type 3-wire cord (3-prong plug).
This plug will only fit into an electrical outlet made for a 3-prong plug. This is
a safety feature. If the plug should fail to fit the outlet, contact an electrician
to replace the obsolete outlet. Do not attempt to defeat the safety purpose
of the Grounding Pin part of the 3-prong plug.
SHORT CORD INSTRUCTIONS
A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risk resulting from
becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
Longer detachable power-supply cords or extension cords are available
and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
If a longer detachable power-supply or extension cord is used, (1) the
marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least
as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, and (2) the cord should be
arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it
can be pulled on by children or tripped over accidentally.
The extension cord should be a grounding-type 3-wire cord.
ELECTRIC POWER
If the electric circuit is overloaded with other appliances, your appliance may
not operate. It should be operated on a separate electrical circuit.
CAUTION: To prevent Plasticizers to migrate from the finish of the counter
top or table top or other furniture, place NON-PLASTIC coasters or placemats between the appliance and the finish of the counter top or table top.
Failure to do so may cause the finish to darken, permanent blemishes may occur or stains can appear.
A Note Regarding Your Cook's Essentials® Programmable
Electric Pressure Cooker featuring DuPont® SilverStone® Select
Congratulations on your purchase of Cook's Essentials® Programmable
Electric Pressure Cooker featuring DuPont® SilverStone® Select
ScratchGuard™. The special coating on the Removable Cooking Pot has
been designed to add durability and ease of use and cleaning. It has been
specially formulated for selected premium performance appliances.
SilverStone® Select offers increased scratch and abrasion protection, while
still maintaining the convenience of no-stick cooking and easy cleaning. It is
great for the health conscious, allowing you to cook without fats or oils.
Care and cleaning of your Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker is a
snap with the SilverStone® Select coating, as it has been designed to be
completely non-stick. Washing or rinsing with warm, soapy water and a
sponge or a cloth is all that is needed. Do not use steel wool, course scouring pads or harsh abrasives on any surface coated with SilverStone® Select.
Not only are they unnecessary, but they may damage the coating.
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RISOTTO WITH SMOKED MOZZARELLA AND
SUN-DRIED TOMATOES (4 minutes, high pressure)
Risotto normally takes about a half hour of constant stirring to prepare in the
conventional way, but in the pressure cooker it's done in just a few minutes.
This sophisticated Italian rice dish makes a fine substitute for pasta.
1 tablespoon olive oil (or use oil from sun-dried tomatoes)
3/4 cup chopped shallots or onions
2 cups Arborio rice (see Cook's Notes below)
2/3 cup dry white wine or vermouth
4 1/2 to 5 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
6 ounces smoked mozzarella, grated (about 1 1/4 cups tightly packed)
2/3 cup coarsely chopped sun-dried tomatoes (oil-packed)
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Garnish: chopped parsley
1. Press BROWN and START. Heat oil in cooker and cook shallots for 1
minute. Stir in rice, taking care to coat grains with oil.
2. Add wine and cook until most of it evaporates.
3. Stir in 4 1/2 cups broth.
4. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
5. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 4 MINUTES. Press START.
6. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
any remaining pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until
red Pressure Indicator Rod drops.
7. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
8. Press BROWN and START. Stir risotto vigorously as it boils until rice is
tender but still chewy. If the mixture becomes dry, gradually add more
broth as needed. (Risotto should be slightly soupy.) Stir in mozzarella, sundried tomatoes and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
9. Ladle into large, shallow pasta or soup bowls. Garnish individual portions
with parsley, and serve immediately.
Cook's Notes: Arborio is a plump Italian short-grain white rice traditionally
used to make risotto. It is available in gourmet shops and many supermarkets.
Carnaroli and Maratelli are two other types that may be substituted.
Serves 4 as main dish or 6 as appetizer
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CURRIED CHICKPEAS WITH SPINACH
(18 minutes, high pressure)
Serve this flavor-packed vegetarian curry over rice, with a dollop of mango
chutney on the side.
1 pound (2 1/2 cups) dried chickpeas, soaked overnight in ample water to
cover
2 cups vegetable broth or water
One 13.5-ounce can coconut milk
2 tablespoons Madras-style mild curry powder (see Cook's Notes below)
Two 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach
2 large (about 1 pound) red onions, peeled and cut into eighths
One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes with chilies (including liquid)
Salt to taste
Garnishes: sour cream or yogurt and chopped cilantro
1. Drain chickpeas. Blend broth, coconut milk, and curry powder in cooker.
Add chickpeas and set frozen blocks of spinach and onions on top. Pour
tomatoes over spinach and onions.
2. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
3. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 18 MINUTES. Press
START.
4. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
5. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
6. Stir well and add salt, if needed. Curry will quickly thicken as it stands, but
if you wish to thicken immediately, mash some chickpeas against side of
cooker with a fork and stir them in.
7. Garnish individual portions with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of
cilantro.
Serves 7 to 8
Cook's Notes: One good brand of Madras curry powder is Merwanjee
Poonjiajee & Sons, available in gourmet shops and many supermarkets. The
blend contains salt.
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Introduction
Congratulations! You are about to learn how to cook and prepare delicious, home made meals in a fraction of the time it normally takes, without
sacrificing flavor or nutrition. Your Cook's Essentials® Programmable
Pressure Cooker is quick, safe and easy to use. And best of all, it can
shorten the traditional cooking time of most foods by up to 70 percent.
1. Your Programmable Pressure Cooker cooks like a traditional Pressure
Cooker by combining steam heat and pressure for faster cooking
times. Since an air tight seal is formed when the Lid is closed and
locked, the heat and steam stay trapped inside the Removable
Cooking Pot. As the steam builds and the pressure rises, the cooking
temperature will get as hot as 250º F, which is 38º F hotter than when
food is cooked in a standard pot with liquid. This combination of high
heat and pressure cooks the food faster while retaining water soluble
nutrients and flavor.
2. Your Cook's Essentials® Pressure Cooker takes the guesswork out of
cooking under pressure. A built-in Thermostat knows exactly when low
or high pressure is reached inside the Removable Cooking Pot and
automatically adjusts the heat and triggers the timer to begin. These
computerized functions eliminate the need to make heat adjustments,
necessary when using a stovetop cooker.
3. The 1500 watt Heating Element allows for quick heating and for maintaining even cooking temperature and pressure.
4. The large, 8-quart capacity, heavy-duty, non-stick, aluminum
Removable Cooking Pot heats up quickly and evenly.
5. The Cook's Essentials® Programmable Pressure Cooker has a
BROWN Function that allows you to sauté or brown food in the
Removable Cooking Pot before cooking under pressure.
6. The Quick Steam Release Feature allows you to release pressure with
the simple push of a button. Press this release button in short bursts
to prevent ejection of hot liquid along with steam.
7. The STEAM Function heats cooking liquid in the Removable Cooking
Pot to a boil in a matter of minutes for steaming an endless variety of
foods like vegetables and shellfish (as well as rice).
8. The software incorporates a CANCEL feature for both COOK TIME
and DELAY TIME during setup. If it becomes necessary to cancel or
reset the time before cooking has begun, simply press the COOK
TIME and START/STOP Buttons simultaneously to reset the Cook
Time to "01"; or press the DELAY TIME and START/STOP Buttons
simultaneously to reset the Delay Time to "00".
9. The WARM Function holds and keeps cooked food warm for an unlimited period of time.
10. The sturdy, brushed stainless steel and molded, Cool-to-the-Touch
Housing of your Cook's Essentials® Programmable Pressure Cooker is
both attractive and functional.
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Getting to Know Your CEPC800
Programmable Pressure Cooker
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Removable Cooking Pot
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Cleaning Brush
SWEET-AND-SOUR PORK CHOPS WITH
PINEAPPLE (10 minutes, high pressure)
Serve this colorful Hawaiian-inspired medley over rice.
One 28-ounce can pineapple chunks in unsweetened pineapple juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, plus more if needed
1 tablespoon toasted (Asian) sesame oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 to 2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil
6 to 8 center-cut pork chops, about 1-inch thick, trimmed
2 large red onions, peeled and sliced in rings
3 large red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch strips
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Optional garnish: 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1. In a bowl, prepare sweet-and-sour sauce by combining pineapple (including juice), vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, and ginger. Set
aside.
2. Press BROWN and START. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in cooker and brown
pork chops on both sides in batches, adding more oil if needed. Set
chops aside.
3. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until they soften slightly, about 2
minutes. Layer pork chops and red peppers in cooker and pour reserved
sweet-and-sour sauce on top.
4. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
5. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 10 MINUTES. Press
START.
6. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
7. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
8. With a slotted spoon, transfer chops to a large, deep serving platter.
9. Press BROWN and START. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/2 cup cooking liquid
and stir this slurry into sauce. Cook, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Add more soy sauce if needed.
10. Pour sauce over chops and garnish with cilantro, if you wish.
Serves 6
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BRISKET IN BARBECUE SAUCE
Control Panel Options
(70 minutes, high pressure)
Here's a recipe for fork-tender brisket in record time. Your favorite barbecue
sauce will provide so much flavor that it's not necessary to brown the meat.
Be forewarned: the brisket will shrink about 25%.
For best results, cook the brisket a day in advance and refrigerate the sliced
meat and sauce overnight in separate containers. Remove the congealed fat
from the sauce and reheat in a covered pot by simmering the slices and potatoes in the sauce. Just before serving, thicken sauce as described in Step 8
below.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds onions, peeled and cut into thick slices
3 large green bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch slices
1/2 cup beef broth or water
4 1/2-pound boneless beef brisket, trimmed
1 1/4 cups store bought barbecue sauce
6 to 8 large potatoes, scrubbed and halved
3 tablespoons quick-cooking polenta or cornstarch
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Press BROWN and START. Heat oil in cooker. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until they soften slightly, about 2 minutes.
2. Add peppers and broth and set brisket on top. Pour barbecue sauce over
brisket. Arrange potatoes over and around brisket.
3. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 70 MINUTES. Press
START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Allow pressure
to come down naturally for at least 15 minutes. If you wish, quick-release
any remaining pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until
red Pressure Indicator Rod drops.
6. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
7. Transfer potatoes to a platter and cover with foil. Set brisket on a cutting
board. Let cool slightly before slicing on the bias.
8. If serving immediately, strain cooking broth into a gravy separator and
degrease. Return to cooker along with vegetable solids. Press BROWN
and START. If using polenta, stir it directly into sauce. If using cornstarch,
dissolve it in 1/2 cup sauce and then stir mixture into remaining sauce in
pot. Cook, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens, 1 to 3 minutes.
9. Arrange sliced brisket on platter along with potatoes. Pour some sauce on
top and pass remaining sauce at the table.
Serves 6
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1. WARM: The Warm function holds and keeps cooked food warm for a
long period of time. When you press the WARM Button the Red
Indicator Light illuminates. Press START/STOP to activate. The Red
Warming Indicator Light will flash, indicating WARM is working. To
cancel or stop, press and hold START/STOP Button until the Red
Stop Light illuminates and the Pressure Cooker beeps.
2. COOK MODE (BROWN or STEAM): For the BROWN Function,
press COOK MODE Button until the Red Indicator Light next to
BROWN is lit. Press the START/STOP Button until the Green Start
Indicator Light illuminates and the Red Brown Indicator Light flashes.
The Clock will Display: "--" indicating that the Cooker is in the
BROWN Mode and the appliance will begin to heat immediately and
will remain hot until START/STOP Button is pressed again to end the
BROWN Function.
For the STEAM Function and to bring water to a boil, press COOK
MODE Button until Green Indicator Light next to STEAM is lit. Press
COOK TIME Button to enter the cooking time desired. The Cook
Time Red Indicator Light will be lit. Then press the START/STOP
Button, the Green Start Light illuminates and the Green Steam
Indicator Light will flash. The unit will begin to count down in minutes,
and will beep 3 times when finished.
3. PRESSURE MODE (HIGH or LOW): For cooking food under LOW
PRESSURE, press PRESSURE MODE Button until Green Indicator
Light is lit; for HIGH PRESSURE, press until Red Indicator Light is lit.
Press the COOK TIME Button to select the desired cooking time. The
Cook Time Red Indicator Light will be lit. Then press the
START/STOP Button to activate, the Green Start Light will illuminate
and the Green Pressure Indicator Light will flash.
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Once pressure is reached, the unit will begin to count down in minutes
and will beep 3 times when the cooking time has elapsed. Let the
pressure drop on its own by using the Natural Release Feature, or
release pressure immediately by pressing the Quick Steam Release
Button in short bursts until pressure is reduced. DO NOT hold this
button down, as hot liquids may be ejected. To cancel or stop cooking
before time has elapsed, press and hold the START/STOP Button
until the Red Light illuminates and the Pressure Cooker beeps.
4. COOK TIME: Use this Timer when using the COOK MODE (STEAM)
Function or the PRESSURE MODE (HIGH or LOW) settings. Press
COOK TIME Button to set the desired cooking time, up to 99 minutes.
5. DELAY TIME: Allows you to begin cooking food up to two hours
later in 1/2 hour increments.
6. START/STOP: After choosing the desired function: WARM, COOK
MODE: (BROWN or STEAM), or PRESSURE MODE: (HIGH or LOW),
and if appropriate, a COOK TIME, press the START/STOP Button to
begin operating the appliance. The Green Indicator Light will be lit
when START is chosen. The Red Indicator Light will illuminate for
STOP. If you wish to change your selection, or to stop the appliance,
press and hold START/STOP until the Red Indicator Light illuminates
and the Pressure Cooker beeps.
This Pressure Cooker has an idle mode. If you input a COOK TIME
and/or DELAY TIME, but forget to select a program or if you forget to
press START, the clock will display "--" after 5 seconds. This feature is for
your convenience to show that the program is incomplete. The "--" signal
indicates that the Pressure Cooker is not programmed properly and will
not run. You can proceed with the program where you left off by pressing
the COOK TIME or DELAY TIME Button. Your selected time will reappear. If this time does not appear, or if it is incorrect, simply enter the correct time and then press the START/STOP Button.
BUSY COOK'S BEEF STEW
3 1/2-pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks
(or use 3 1/2 pounds pre-cut stew meat)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup flour
1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup beef or chicken broth or water
1/2 packet (about 2 tablespoons) onion soup mix
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 pound baby-cut carrots
6 to 8 large potatoes, scrubbed and halved
One 10-ounce package frozen French-cut green beans (optional)
One 1-pound package frozen baby onions (optional)
1. Season meat with salt and pepper and toss in flour to coat lightly.
2. Press BROWN and START. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in cooker and brown
meat in two batches, adding more oil if needed. Return all browned meat
to cooker and add wine. Cook until half of wine evaporates.
3. Add broth, onion soup mix, and thyme. Set carrots and potatoes on top
of meat.
4. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
5. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 20 MINUTES. Press
START.
6. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Allow pressure
to come down naturally for at least 15 minutes. If you wish, quick-release
any remaining pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button
until red Pressure Indicator Rod drops.
7. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
8. Transfer potatoes to a bowl and cover with foil. Use a paper towel to sop
up surface fat on stew. (Or refrigerate stew overnight and remove congealed fat; return to cooker and press BROWN and START to reheat.)
9. If you wish to add frozen vegetables, stir them in. Press BROWN and
START and cook until vegetables are tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Adjust seasonings.
10. To serve, divide potatoes among plates and ladle stew on top.
Serves 8
8
(20 minutes, high pressure)
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POT ROAST WITH GARLIC-SMASHED POTATOES
(80 minutes, high pressure)
Cook potatoes and whole garlic cloves along with your roast. Smash the
potatoes with the garlic and serve alongside the roast for a hearty one-pot
meal.
You'll need a few metal or bamboo skewers for threading the garlic cloves--or
you can wrap them loosely in a cheesecloth bundle.
5-pound boneless chuck beef chuck roast, tied with string
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped celery
One 14.5-ounce can low-sodium beef broth
2 bay leaves
8 large potatoes, scrubbed (leave whole)
12 large cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons butter
Garnish: 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
1. Season roast well with salt and pepper.
2. Press BROWN and START. Heat oil in cooker and brown roast well on all
sides. Remove and set aside.
3. Add onions, carrot, and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions
begin to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth and bay leaves. Return roast
to cooker. Set potatoes on top and around roast. Thread garlic cloves on
skewers and set skewers on top of potatoes or roast.
4. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
5. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 80 MINUTES. Press
START.
6. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Allow pressure
to come down naturally for at least 15 minutes. If you wish, quick-release
any remaining pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button
until red Pressure Indicator Rod drops.
7. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
8. Transfer potatoes and garlic to a bowl and cover with foil. Set roast on a
cutting board. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
9. Strain cooking broth into a gravy separator and degrease broth. Discard
bay leaves. Mash chopped vegetables and stir into about 2 cups of cooking broth to make a gravy. Season to taste. (If you wish, you may thicken
remaining cooking broth with cornstarch or arrowroot for additional gravy.)
10. Mash potatoes and garlic cloves with butter. Season to taste and garnish
with parsley. Serve alongside roast. Pass gravy in a sauceboat.
Instructions for Use
BEFORE USING FOR THE FIRST TIME
1. Before using the Programmable Pressure Cooker for the first time,
wash the Removable Cooking pot, the Self-Locking Lid and the
Rubber Gasket with warm soapy water. Rinse with clear water and dry
thoroughly.
2. Make sure the Rubber gasket is seated properly around the Lid. To
ensure correct fitting of the Rubber Gasket, fill the Removable Cooking
Pot 2/3 full with water and run on HIGH PRESSURE for 15 minutes.
Wait 15 minutes, then release pressure by pressing on the Quick
Steam Release Button in short bursts. The Pressure Indicator Rod will
drop. Let the appliance cool to room temperature. Pour out the water.
Rinse and towel dry the Removable Cooking Pot. The Pressure
Cooker is now ready to be used.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN COOKING EACH TIME
For best results, always check that the Pressure Regulator knob, Pressure
Indicator, Steam Release Valve and Safety Valves are in good working
order and that there are no foreign particles blocking the Valve openings
on the underside of the Lid. See Care and Cleaning Instructions.
POWER SURGE PROTECTION FEATURE
This Pressure Cooker has a Back-up Feature to prevent malfunction in the
event of power surges. If the Pressure Cooker is unplugged or switched
off, allow at least 30 seconds for the program to clear before turning the
unit back on.
Operating Instructions
1. Plug the cord into a grounded-type 120V AC electrical wall outlet.
2. Position the Removable Cooking Pot in the Housing so that its Rear
Centering Guide slides into the locating guides on the inside of the
Cool-to-the-Touch Housing.
3. Choose the desired program by pressing either WARM, COOK
MODE: (BROWN or STEAM), or PRESSURE MODE: (HIGH or
LOW).
4. If using COOK MODE: (STEAM), or PRESSURE MODE: (HIGH or
LOW), press COOK TIME for the desired time.
Serves 8
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9
Operating Instructions
TURKEY CHILI
(Cont.)
5. THE SELF-LOCKING LID MUST BE POSITIONED ON THE
APPLIANCE WHEN COOKING UNDER PRESSURE OR WHEN
STEAMING FOOD.
6. Place the Lid on the Pressure
Cooker. To position and lock the
Lid in place, pull the Upper
Handles apart to hold open the
Self-Locking Grips. See Figure 1.
Place the Lid on top of the
Removable Cooking Pot and
Figure 1
release the Upper Handles so
that the Self-Locking Grips close onto the rim of
the Removable Cooking Pot.
LOCK
7. When cooking under Pressure, slide the Safety
Lock to the LOCK position. See Figure 2. Turn
the Pressure Regulator to Pressure (see Figure
3). When steaming food, leave the Safety Lock
in the UNLOCK position. Turn the Pressure
Regulator to STEAM.
UNLOCK
(Red) Pressure
Indicator Rod
Figure 2
8. Press the START/STOP Button to illuminate the
Green Indicator Light and to begin cooking. The
Pressure Cooker will beep three times at the
end of the cooking time and the STOP light will
automatically illuminate.
CLEAN
STEAM
9. To cancel and reset during cooking, press and
hold the START/STOP Button until it beeps,
and the Red Indicator Light is lit. The Pressure
Cooker will beep periodically as a reminder that
your cooking is completed.
PRESSURE
Figure 3
10. PRESSURE MUST BE FULLY RELEASED BEFORE OPENING
THE LID. The Pressure Indicator Rod will be UP when the Pressure
Cooker is under pressure, and DOWN when the pressure is released.
After all pressure has been released, slide the Safety Lock to the
UNLOCK position. Grasp the Upper Handles and pull out simultaneously to unclamp the Self-Locking Grips from the rim of the
Removable Cooking Pot.
(3 minutes, high pressure)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 pounds ground turkey
2 cups coarsely chopped onions
2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds
1 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 tablespoons mild chili powder, plus more if needed
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large green and 2 large red bell peppers, seeded and diced
One 15-ounce can diced or stewed tomatoes (with liquid)
1 or 2 cloves garlic, pushed through a press
2 tablespoons cornmeal or quick-cooking polenta, plus more if needed
(optional)
Garnishes: sour cream and chopped cilantro
1. Press START and BROWN. Heat oil in cooker and brown sausage well on
both sides. Remove and set aside.
2. Add ground turkey and cook, stirring constantly and breaking up clumps,
until it is no longer pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in onions and cumin and cook
an additional minute, stirring frequently.
3. Stir in broth, reserved sausage, chili powder, salt, cinnamon, and bell peppers. Pour tomatoes on top.
4. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
5. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 3 MINUTES. Press START.
6. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
7. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
8. Press BROWN and START. Stir in garlic and adjust seasonings. If chili is
too thin, sprinkle on corn meal while stirring. Cook until chili is thickened
and garlic loses its raw taste, about 3 minutes.
9. Serve in large bowls, garnished with sour cream and cilantro.
Serves 4 to 6
Adapted from THE PRESSURED COOK, copyright Lorna Sass, 1998. By
permission of Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.
11. Allow the appliance to cool before cleaning. After it has cooled, unplug
it from the wall outlet. Clean by following the Care and Cleaning
Instructions on page 16.
10
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CHICKEN BREAST CACCIATORE
(6 minutes, high pressure)
This rustic stew could be a meal on its own, but it's also delicious over spiral
pasta.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound cremini or button mushrooms, quartered
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped leeks or onions
1/2 cup dry red or white wine
4 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast cutlets, skinned and cut lengthwise into
3/4-inch-wide strips
2 tablespoons flour
One 28-ounce bottle chunky pasta sauce
2 large green bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch strips
One 6-ounce can pitted ripe black olives, drained
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Garnishes: 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus additional to pass at the
table and 3 tablespoons additional chopped parsley
1. Press BROWN and START. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in cooker. Add mushrooms and sprinkle with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms
are nicely browned, 4 to 5 minutes.
2. Add remaining tablespoon of oil and leeks, and cook until leeks soften
slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in wine and cook until about half evaporates.
3. Dust chicken lightly with flour. Add half of chicken and peppers, then pour
half of pasta sauce on top. Add remaining chicken, peppers, and pasta
sauce.
4. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
5. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 6 MINUTES. Press START.
6. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
7. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
8. Stir in olives and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish individual portions liberally with parmesan and a bit more parsley.
Pass extra parmesan in a bowl.
Serves 6 to 8
30
Cooking with Your
Cook's Essentials® CEPC800
Programmable Pressure Cooker
WARMING
This function reheats or keeps cooked food warm for an indefinite period
of time. This program can either be used on its own or in conjunction with
COOK MODE: STEAM or PRESSURE MODE: HIGH or LOW to keep
food warm after cooking.
1. Place cooked food in the Removable Cooking Pot. Press WARM
Button. The Red WARM Indicator Light will be lit. To start program,
press START/STOP Button. The Green START Indicator Light will be
lit and the Red WARM Indicator Light will flash.
2. If you would like to keep food warm after steaming or cooking with
pressure, select COOK MODE: STEAM or PRESSURE MODE:
HIGH or LOW. Set COOK TIME, then press the WARM Button.
Press the START/STOP Button to begin the cooking process. The
Red WARM Indicator Light will flash as the appliance automatically
goes into the WARMING Function after cooking. To end program or to
reset, press and hold the START/STOP Button until it beeps and the
Red Indicator Light is lit.
BROWNING
Braised foods often taste better when browned before cooking in liquid.
The CEPC800 Programmable Pressure Cooker has a built-in browning
cycle.
1. Place the Removable Cooking Pot in the Pressure Cooker. Add the
appropriate amount of oil as called for in the recipe. With the Lid off,
press the COOK MODE Button for BROWN. The Red Indicator Light
next to BROWN will be lit.
2. Press the START/STOP Button. The Green Indicator Light will be lit
and the BROWN Function Red Indicator Light will begin to flash. After
approximately one minute of preheating, add food and begin browning.
3. During the BROWN Mode, the Pressure Cooker will beep 3 times
every 10 minutes as a warning that this is a high temperature setting.
Do not leave the Pressure Cooker unattended while browning foods.
4. For best results, food should be patted dry with paper towels and cut
into small, uniform pieces. Brown or sauté food in small batches.
5. Proceed with recipe and continue cooking.
6. There is no time setting for the BROWNING Mode. When desired
browning is complete, press the START/STOP Button until it beeps
and the Red Indicator Light illuminates.
11
Cooking with Your Programmable
Pressure Cooker (Cont.)
STEAMING
This function quickly brings cooking liquid to a boil for steaming food.
1. Place the Removable Cooking Pot into the Cool-to the-Touch Housing.
2. To Steam food, pour 1-cup of water into the Removable Cooking Pot.
Arrange food in a heat resistant steaming basket and use basket handles to lower basket into the Removable Cooking Pot. Fold handles
down. (You may add more food on top of and around basket, but do
not fill more than two thirds full.
3. Place the Self-Locking Lid onto the Removable
Cooking Pot. Keep the Safety Lock in the
UNLOCK position. Turn the Pressure Regulator
to STEAM.
4. Press the COOK MODE Button for STEAM. The
Green Indicator Light next to STEAM will be lit.
5. Press COOK TIME for the desired cooking time,
up to 99 minutes. Press the START/STOP
Button; the Green Indicator Light will be lit and the Green STEAM
Indicator Light will blink slowly and then faster as the temperature
increases and the liquid comes to a boil.
6. The Lid can be opened while cooking to check the food.
WARNING: Use caution when opening Lid. Steam escapes as soon
as the Lid is opened. Use oven mitts when handling hot materials.
7. The Red Indicator Light will illuminate and the appliance will beep three
times at the end of the preset cooking time. Press and hold
START/STOP Button until it beeps.
CLEAN
STEAM
PRESSURE
FRUIT-STUFFED LEMON CHICKEN
(22 minutes, high pressure)
The large size and oval shape of your cooker makes it possible to cook a
whole, stuffed chicken. Have toothpicks or small skewers on hand for securing the stuffing inside the chicken. There's lots of delicious sauce, so plan to
serve the chicken with couscous or rice.
10 dried apricots, halved
8 pitted prunes, halved
1/2 cup craisins (dried cranberries)
3/4 cup seasoned croutons
1 large lemon, cut into thin wedges (discard pits)
One 4- to 4 1/2-pound broiler chicken
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chicken broth or water
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
1 to 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional)
Garnish: 2 tablespoons minced parsley
1. In a bowl, toss together apricots, prunes, craisins, croutons, and 3 lemon
wedges.
2. Season chicken inside and out with salt and pepper. Press stuffing inside
and close cavity with toothpicks or skewers. (Any extra stuffing may be
added along with the carrots in Step 5.)
3. Press BROWN and START. Add butter to cooker and, as it melts, spread
with a rubber spatula to coat bottom of cooker. Set chicken in cooker,
breast-side down, and brown well, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip over and brown
back.
4. Tilt chicken up slightly and pour in broth. Sprinkle cinnamon lightly over
top of chicken.
5. Add carrots, remaining lemon wedges, and any leftover stuffing.
6. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
7. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 22 MINUTES. Press START.
8. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
9. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
10. Check chicken for doneness by cutting deeply into thigh joint. If chicken
requires more cooking, replace lid, press BROWN and START and cook
until flesh is thoroughly cooked.
11. Transfer chicken, carrots, lemon wedges, and any loose pieces of stuffing
onto serving platter. Reserve in a warm place or cover with foil.
12. To prepare sauce, ladle cooking liquid into a gravy separator. Pour de-fatted liquid into sauce boat and season to taste with salt, pepper, and
lemon juice (if using).
13. Garnish chicken with parsley and serve sauce on the side.
Serves 4 to 6
12
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MEDITERRANEAN FISH STEW
(4 minutes, high pressure)
The vegetables for this stew are quickly cooked under pressure, then chunks
of fish are added in the final moments and cooked on the BROWNING mode.
For optimum taste and visual appeal, use a variety of fish.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped leeks or onions
1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds (optional)
1/2 cup dry white wine or vermouth
Two 8-ounce bottles clam broth
One 28-ounce can plum tomatoes (with liquid)
1 pound potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 rib celery, diced
1 bay leaf
1 clove garlic, pushed through a press
2 pound fish fillets, such as swordfish, scrod, salmon, or
snapper (or a combination), cut into 1-inch chunks
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
PRESSURE COOKING
By cooking in the Cook's Essentials® Programmable Pressure Cooker at
high temperature and pressure you are able to reduce the cooking time of
most foods by up to 70 percent.
1. Place the Removable Cooking Pot in the Cool-to-the-Touch Housing.
Brown ingredients, if you wish, then add remaining ingredients.
2. Add at least 1 cup (8 ounces) of liquid to the Removable Cooking Pot
when cooking under pressure. Do not fill the Removable Cooking Pot
more than one-third full when cooking dried beans and legumes; no
more than half full when cooking soups and stews; and no higher
than the MAX Fill Line when cooking vegetables or whole pieces of
meat.
3. Place the Self-Locking Lid on the Pressure
Cooker. Slide the Safety Lock to LOCK position.
4. Turn the Pressure Regulator to PRESSURE.
5. Press the PRESSURE MODE Button for HIGH
or LOW, as called for in the recipe. Typically, most
foods are cooked under HIGH pressure.
6. Press COOK TIME for the cooking time called for
in the recipe or recommended in the Suggested
Cooking Times section of this book, pages 17-23.
The cooking time begins from the moment pressure is reached and does not include the time it
takes for the cooker to come up to high pressure.
7. Press START/STOP Button until the Green Indicator Light appears. If
cooking under HIGH PRESSURE, the Red Indicator Light will blink
slowly; the Green Indicator Light blinks when cooking under LOW
PRESSURE. The lights will blink faster as pressure builds and the
cooking countdown begins.
8. The Pressure Indicator Rod will rise as pressure builds. After cooking
under pressure for the desired programmed time, the Pressure
Cooker will beep three times and the Red STOP Light will illuminate.
9. Quick Release/Natural Release. Release pressure using either the
Natural Release or Quick Steam Release feature. (See pages 7-8.)
10. The Natural Release Feature is preferred when cooking foods like
stocks, sauces, and certain large cuts of meat which will benefit from
continued cooking in the Pressure Cooker as the pressure and temperature drop naturally as the unit cools. DO NOT use with foods that
can over-cook easily and quickly. When pressure is completely
released, the Pressure Indicator Rod will drop.
LOCK
1. Press BROWN and START. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in cooker. Add fennel
seeds (if using). Add leeks and cook, stirring occasionally, until leeks soften slightly, about 2 minutes. Add wine and cook until about half evaporates.
2. Add clam broth and tomatoes. Break up tomatoes with a large wooden or
plastic spoon. Stir in potatoes, celery, and bay leaf.
3. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 4 MINUTES. Press START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
6. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
7. Remove bay leaf and stir in garlic. Press BROWN and START, and cook
for 1 minute. Add fish, additional tablespoon of oil, and salt and pepper to
taste. Cook until fish easily flakes, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in parsley and serve
in large soup bowls.
Serves 4
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UNLOCK
CLEAN
STEAM
PRESSURE
13
Cooking with Your Programmable
Pressure Cooker (Cont.)
PRESSURE COOKING (Continued)
11. To release pressure immediately after cooking, use the Quick Steam
Release feature. Press the Quick Steam Release Button in short
bursts only, until pressure is reduced - steam will stop coming out of
the Steam Release Valve and the Pressure Indicator Rod will drop.
CAUTION: Escaping steam is very hot. To avoid serious injuries or
burns, keep bare skin, face and eyes away from the Steam
Release Valve.
CAUTION: When preparing recipes with a high volume of liquid,
some liquid may spurt through the vent when you use the
Quick Steam Release. If this happens, allow the pressure to
come down naturally, or wait for a minute, then resume releasing the steam in very short bursts.
12. Once pressure is released, regardless of method, slide the Safety
Lock to UNLOCK. Remove the Lid, tilting it away from you to avoid
steam. Check the food to see if it has been cooked sufficiently. If not,
replace the Lid and slide the Safety Lock to LOCK. Repeat Steps 4-8,
cooking under pressure an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
13. To pressure cook foods like vegetables, add water to the Removable
Cooking Pot. Place a small heat resistant steaming rack or basket
(NOT INCLUDED) in the Removable Cooking Pot. Place the food on
the rack. For best results, do not overfill or pack the food down.
Follow the same procedure for cooking under pressure, steps 3-8.
Use the Quick Steam Release feature for releasing the pressure, step
11.
14. Since steam is hotter than boiling water, always take care when opening the appliance after cooking under pressure. Never place your face
over the Pressure Cooker when removing the Lid. Also, be aware that
hot, boiling liquid increases in volume when under pressure.
CAUTION: Never attempt to open the Pressure Cooker before the
red Pressure Indicator Rod has dropped.
When opening the Pressure Cooker after making soups and stock, let
the food sit several minutes before releasing the pressure and removing the Lid to make sure the hot liquid will not boil over.
15. Since overcooked food cannot be corrected, it is advisable to err on
the undercooked side by cooking an unfamiliar food for a shorter period of time than you may think necessary. You can always go back
and continue cooking under pressure a minute or two longer if need
be (see Steps 4-8).
14
MINESTRONE
(4 minutes, high pressure)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound cremini or button mushrooms, sliced or quartered
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chopped leeks or onions
2 large cloves garlic, sliced
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 cups water
One 28-ounce can plum tomatoes (with liquid)
1 tablespoon dried Italian herb blend (available in supermarkets, or use 1 teaspoon each dried oregano, basil, and rosemary)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
4 ribs celery, halved lengthwise and sliced
4 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 pound potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
4 cups tightly packed chopped cabbage or kale
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons minced parsley
1/3 cup grated parmesan or romano cheese, plus more to pass at table
1. Press BROWN and START. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in cooker. Add mushrooms and sprinkle with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms
are lightly browned. Add leeks and garlic and cook until leeks soften
slightly, about 2 minutes.
2. Add broth, water, and tomatoes. Break up tomatoes with a large wooden
or plastic spoon. Stir in herbs, red pepper flakes (if using), and vegetables.
(Don't be concerned if cabbage reaches beyond maximum fill line as it will
quickly wilt and shrink.)
3. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 4 MINUTES. Press
START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
6. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
7. Stir in additional tablespoon of oil and parsley. Season well with salt and
pepper.
8. Serve in large soup bowls. Sprinkle each portion liberally with parmesan
and pass remaining parmesan in a bowl.
Serves 6 to 8
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SMOKEY BLACK BEAN SOUP (22 minutes, high pressure)
Use either homemade unsalted chicken broth or low-sodium canned as the
smoked ham hock and chorizo sausage usually provide sufficient salt for the
entire soup.
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cups coarsely chopped onions
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
4 cups water
4 cups unsalted or low-sodium chicken broth or additional water
1 pound (2 1/2 cups) dried black beans, picked over and rinsed
1 meaty smoked ham hock or turkey drumstick
1/2 pound chorizo or kielbasa sausage, halved lengthwise, then cut into 1/2inch slices
2 large green bell peppers, seeded and diced
3 large bay leaves
2 tablespoons dry sherry
Salt to taste
Optional garnishes: chopped cilantro, diced tomato and/or avocado
1. Press BROWN and START, and heat oil in cooker. Add onions and cook,
stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Add garlic, cumin, and oregano, and cook
until onions are soft, about 2 minutes more. Turn off heat and stir in paprika. Immediately transfer onion mixture to a small bowl and set aside.
2. Add water, broth, beans, ham hock, sausage, peppers, and bay leaves to
cooker.
3. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 22 MINUTES. Press START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Allow pressure
to come down naturally for 10 minutes. Quick-release any remaining pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
6. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
7. Remove ham hock and bay leaves. Stir in onion mixture and sherry. Add
salt to taste. Press BROWN and START and boil uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes (or longer, if needed, for beans to become very tender.)
8. Meanwhile, chop meat from ham hock (there won't be much) and add it to
soup. Soup will thicken as it stands, but if you wish to thicken it immediately, mash about a cupful of beans against side of cooker and blend
mash into soup.
9. Garnish individual portions with cilantro, diced tomatoes and/or avocados,
if you wish.
Serves 7 to 8
Adapted from THE PRESSURED COOK, copyright Lorna Sass, 1998. By
permission of Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.
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PRESSURE COOKING (Continued)
16. It is easy to adapt your favorite recipe for use in the Cook's Essentials®
Programmable Pressure Cooker. For the most part, soups, stews,
braised and slow roasted meats and legumes, steamed and braised
vegetables, and slow-simmered recipes like tomato sauce, provide the
best results. Instructions and timing charts for cooking commonly prepared foods under pressure can be found beginning on page 17. Bear
in mind that the amount of cooking liquid used when adapting a recipe
will be much less since you will be cooking in a sealed pot for a much
shorter time. You must, however, use sufficient liquid, since the
Pressure Cooker is constantly building steam during the entire cooking
process. If you run out of liquid, and continue cooking, the food will
not cook properly and may burn. While there is no universal guide for
adapting recipes, trial and error will come into play until you understand how a Pressure Cooker cooks.
When adapting other pressure cooker recipes, use the HIGH PRESSURE Mode and cook for the shortest amount of time you expect it
might take. If food is not fully cooked, replace the Lid, and slide the
Safety Lock to the LOCK position. Cook under pressure until done.
17. Never try to force open the Self-Locking Lid. Built-in Safety Valves prevent opening the Lid while there is still pressure in the Removable
Cooking Pot. All pressure and steam must first be released as
explained in Steps 10 and 11.
18. Never deep-fry or pressure-fry in the Cook's Essentials® Programmable
Pressure Cooker, regardless of whether the Lid is on or off. THIS IS
DANGEROUS AND CAN CAUSE A FIRE AND SERIOUS DAMAGE.
19. Do not cook dumplings or other foaming ingredients under pressure
without adding oil. Oil controls foaming and diminishes the possibility
that a particle of food will block the safety devises.
DELAY TIME
1. You can postpone cooking for up to two hours by using the DELAY
TIME in conjunction with the WARM, COOK MODE: STEAM, and
PRESSURE MODE: HIGH or LOW programs. It can be set in 1/2
hour increments.
2. After selecting the desired cooking program and cooking time, press
the DELAY TIME Button for delay time desired.
3. Press START/STOP Button until the Green Indicator Light appears.
The appliance will begin cooking after the set time has elapsed.
4. Do not use the DELAY TIME function when cooking perishable foods
that may spoil if left out at room temperature.
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Care & Cleaning Instructions
VEGETABLE BROTH
1. Unplug and let the Cook's Essentials® Programmable Pressure Cooker
cool to room temperature before cleaning.
2. Wash the Removable Cooking Pot with warm soapy water and a
clean, soft cloth or sponge. Rinse off with clean water and dry thoroughly.
3. Remove the Rubber Gasket from the underside of the Self-Locking
Lid. Wash both with warm soapy water and a clean, soft cloth or
sponge. Rinse off with clean water and dry thoroughly.
4. The Rubber Gasket must always be properly positioned on the underside of the Lid. Check periodically to make sure that it is clean, flexible
and not cracked or torn. If damaged, do not use this appliance.
Contact the Consumer Service Department toll-free at
1-800-233-9054 for information on purchasing a replacement Gasket,
(P/N 21321).
5. Wipe the Cool-to-the-Touch Housing clean with a damp soft cloth or
sponge. Do not pour any liquid into the Cool-to-the-Touch Housing.
6. Never use harsh chemical detergents, scouring pads or powders on
any of the parts or components.
7. Always check that the Steam Release Valve
and Pressure Safety Valves are in good
working order. After unit is cooled, remove
the Lid. Turn the Pressure Regulator to
CLEAN and carefully remove. Turn the Lid
over and place on table top as shown
below. Using the brush supplied, check and
remove any food or foreign particles that
may be lodged in the Steam Release Valve.
Cleaning
Replace the Pressure Regulator Knob
Brush
before using again.
8. In order to maintain the good performance
of your Pressure Cooker, the bottom of the
Removable Cooking Pot, in the area of the
Sensor Pad, must be cleaned after each
use. The Sensor must be free of dirt, food,
or residue. To do so, wipe with a soft, damp
cloth and be sure to dry thoroughly.
9. Any service requiring disassembly, other
than the above cleaning, must be performed by a qualified electrician.
10. Store the cooker with the Lid resting
upside-down on the Removable Cooking
Sensor
Pot.
Pad
CLEAN
STEAM
PRESSURE
16
(15 minutes, high pressure)
There's no need to peel any of the vegetables, even the onions and garlic.
Just trim and scrub or rinse as needed.
3 quarts water
1 pound carrots
7 ribs celery, halved
3 large onions, quartered
10 cloves garlic
1/2 ounce (1/2 cup loosely packed) dried mushrooms
Small bunch parsley
3 large bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1. Pour water into cooker. Press BROWN and START.
2. As water begins to heat, add remaining ingredients.
3. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 15 MINUTES. Press
START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. If time permits,
allow pressure to release naturally (about 20 minutes). Otherwise, quickrelease pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red
Pressure Indicator Rod drops.
6. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
7. Cool broth slightly. Ladle into large colander set over a large bowl or storage container. Press solids to release all liquid.
8. Divide broth into storage containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days or
freeze for up to 3 months.
Makes about 3 quarts
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Suggested Cooking Times
and Basic Instructions
RECIPES
These recipes have been created for your 8-quart oval electric pressure cooker by Lorna Sass, the country's leading authority on pressure cooking. Lorna
is author of the best-selling COOKING UNDER PRESSURE as well as GREAT
VEGETARIAN COOKING UNDER PRESSURE and THE PRESSURED COOK:
OVER 75 ONE-POT MEALS IN MINUTES.
All recipes copyright Lorna Sass, 2001.
CHICKEN BROTH
(30 minutes, high pressure)
2 1/2 quarts water
4 pounds chicken backs, necks, wings, and bones, rinsed
3 large ribs celery, halved
2 large carrots
2 large onions, peeled and quartered
A few leek greens (optional)
Small bunch parsley
3 large bay leaves
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1. Pour water into cooker. Press BROWN and START.
2. As water begins to heat, add remaining ingredients.
3. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety Lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 30 MINUTES. Press
START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. If time permits,
allow pressure to release naturally (about 20 minutes). Otherwise, quickrelease pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red
Pressure Indicator Rod drops.
6. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
7. Cool broth slightly. Ladle into large colander set over a large bowl or storage container. Press solids to release all liquid.
8. Divide broth into storage containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days or
freeze for up to 3 months.
Makes about 3 quarts
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In the following pages you'll find all the information you need for preparing a wide variety
of ingredients in your Cook's Essentials® Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker.
NOTE: Unlike the microwave, pressure-cooking time does not increase when quantity
increases. In other words, whether you cook 1 pound or 2 pounds of chicken drumsticks,
timing will remain 12 minutes.
The only exception to this rule is when the size of individual ingredients increase. For
example, a 3-pound pot roast takes 60 minutes while a 5-pound pot roast takes 80 minutes, and a large potato takes longer to cook than a small potato.
BASIC RECIPE FOR MEAT AND POULTRY
1.
2.
Brown meat, if desired.
Pour 1 cup water or broth into cooker for meats that cook for less than 45 minutes.
Increase to 1-1/2 cups liquid for meats that cook more than 45 minutes.
3. Add meat and remaining ingredients.
4. Set Pressure Mode to HIGH and set Cook Time as suggested below. Press START.
5. When cooker beeps, quick-release pressure, EXCEPT WHEN COOKING BEEF
WHICH USUALLY REQUIRES NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE FOR OPTIMUM
TENDERNESS.
NOTE: When using charts below, quick-release pressure except when otherwise indicated. Natural Pressure Release will be indicated by the initials NPR.
MINUTES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
FOOD
CHICKEN
4-4 1/2 pound whole broiler
bone-in thighs/drumsticks
boneless thighs
bone-in split breasts
boneless breast cutlets, 3/4" wide strips
CORNISH HENS
Whole, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds
TURKEY
Drumsticks/thighs, 1 1/4 pounds
ground
BEEF
Pot Roast, 5-pound boneless chuck
Brisket, 4 1/2 pounds boneless
Corned Beef, 3 pounds
Short Ribs, 2 inches thick
Stew Meat, 1-inch chunks
Stew Meat, 1/2-inch bits
Oxtails, 2-inch lengths
Meatballs, about 1-inch diameter
LAMB
Shanks, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds each
Shoulder/leg, 1 1/2-inch chunks
PORK
Picnic Shoulder, 4 to 4 1/2 pounds
Shoulder, butt, or loin, 1-inch cubes
Spare Ribs, 2-rib pieces
Chops, about 1-inch thick
22-25
12
10
10
6
10
30
3
80
70
70
35
20
plus NPR
plus NPR
plus NPR
plus NPR
plus NPR
15
45 plus NPR
3
20 plus NPR
18-20
60
10
25-30
10
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VEGETABLES
FRESH FRUIT
• Peel vegetables when appropriate, or scrub them well. Keep in mind that hard vegetables such as potatoes and beets hold their shape better when the peel is left intact.
• Vegetables may be cooked whole or chopped into pieces. The larger the piece, the
longer it will take to cook.
• Vegetables with the same cooking time may be cooked together.
• Since quick-cooking vegetables like asparagus and broccoli may easily be overcooked, it is best to steam (see page 12) rather than pressure-cook them.
•
•
•
•
BASIC RECIPE FOR VEGETABLES
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Trim and cut vegetables according to sizes suggested below.
Pour 1 cup water into cooker. (Alternatively cook vegetables directly in water or broth.)
Arrange vegetables in steaming basket and lower into cooker.
Set Pressure Mode to HIGH and set Cook Time as suggested below. Press START.
When cooker beeps, ALWAYS USE QUICK RELEASE TECHNIQUE.
If vegetables require more cooking, steam (see page 12) until done.
FOOD
Artichokes
large, 6 to 9 ounces each
baby, 1 ounce each
Beets
large whole, 5 ounces each
small whole, 3 ounces each
1/4-inch slices
Carrots
large, 2-inch chunks
1/4-inch slices
Collards
coarsely chopped
Onions
small, white (2 ounces each), whole
Parsnips
1-inch chunks
1/4-inch slices
Potatoes
Russet or Yukon gold, large (8-oz), halved
Russet or Yukon gold, large, quartered
Russet or Yukon gold,1-inch chunks
New, medium (2 ounces), whole
New, small, whole
Sweet, large, quartered
Sweet, 1-inch chunks
Rutabaga
1-inch chunks
Squash
Acorn (2 pounds.), halved
Pattypan (2 pounds), whole
Winter, 1 1/2-inch chunks
Turnips
large (4 ounces), quartered
small, (1 1/2 ounces), whole
1-inch chunks
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MINUTES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
6 to 9
3 to 4
22
13
4
5
1
For best flavor and texture, use ripe fruit that is still firm.
You can cook fruit in a steaming basket or directly in the liquid.
When cooking fruit directly in liquid, you may use wine instead of water.
When cooking stuffed apples and Anjou pears, wrap them in aluminum foil to maintain their shape and keep their skins intact.
• To maintain shape, cook Bosc pears with peels intact; it is easy to slip peels off after
cooking.
• When preparing foil-wrapped fruit, do not fill cooker more than half full. When
preparing unwrapped fruit, do not fill more than one-third full.
BASIC RECIPE FOR FRESH FRUIT
1. Place 1 cup water (or wine) in Removable Cooking Pot.
2. Place fruit either in a steaming basket or directly into liquid.
3. Pull Lid Handles apart and set Lid on Cooker. Slide Safety Lock to LOCK position.
Point Pressure Regulator Knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set Pressure Mode for HIGH and cook time according to chart below. Press
START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate.
6. Quick-release pressure by pressing Quick Steam Release Button in short bursts. (If
making applesauce or cooking halved pears, allow pressure to come down naturally.)
7. If fruit is not sufficiently cooked, replace Lid and steam (see page 12) until done.
8. Remove Lid with special care as there will be a fair amount of steam.
COOKING TIMES FOR FRESH FRUIT
MINUTES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
FRESH FRUIT
12-15
Apple, large, whole, stuffed, wrapped in foil
5
4
3
1
15
7
5 to 6
8
5
5 to 7
4 to 5
5
Apple, quartered, cooked directly in liquid
(for applesauce)
1 plus NPR*
Anjou Pear, whole, wrapped in foil
4
Bosc Pear, whole, unwrapped
4
1 plus NPR*
Pear, halved, cooked directly in liquid
*NPR stands for Natural Pressure Release.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
Question
Response
During the Pressure Modes: High or Low,
the Timer begins counting down AFTER
proper pressure has been reached. It
counts actual "pressured cooking" time.
What happens if the Timer Display is NOT
counting down the time?
7
10
3
3
7
2
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FRUIT
BEANS
The pressure cooker is good for stewing dried fruits or making quick compotes. You
can also make a variety of recipes using fresh fruit, including whole, stuffed fresh
apples, applesauce (see page 23), or wine-poached pears.
Pressure-cooked beans are tender in record time. But since they can't be counted on
to hold their shape, plan to use pressure-cooked beans for soups or stews rather than
for bean salads.
DRIED FRUIT
GENERAL TIPS:
• Consult chart below and use minimum timing for moist dried fruit and maximum timing if fruit is leathery and dry.
• You can mix fruits that have different cooking times if you don't mind that quickercooking fruits will become very soft.
• You can combine dried and fresh fruit in a compote, but keep in mind that the fresh
fruit is likely to "melt down" into a sauce.
• If you wish, add a few tablespoons of fruit liquor before or after cooking.
• Do not cook dates under pressure as they dissolve into mush.
• Do not fill cooker more than half full.
• Set dried beans in a strainer or colander and rinse well. Discard any broken beans.
• Pre-soaking beans is optional, but encourages more even cooking and aids
digestibility. If time permits, soak beans in ample water to cover for 6 to 8 hours or
overnight. Drain and rinse. Cook beans in fresh water.
• If you wish, add some onion, bay leaves, and garlic to flavor the beans and broth.
Strained bean broth may be used as a base for soups and stews.
• Since the time required to cook beans varies from batch to batch, it is best to do the
majority of cooking under pressure and then finish off the beans by cooking them
uncovered on the BROWN setting.
• Add salt during the final few minutes of cooking. Adding salt at the beginning may
harden bean skins and prevent proper cooking.
• Leftover beans may be frozen in convenient portion sizes.
BASIC RECIPE FOR DRIED FRUIT
4 cups dried fruit
3 cups water
A few thin slices lemon (optional)
PRECAUTIONS WHEN COOKING BEANS:
1. Place fruit, water, and lemon (if using) in Removable Cooking Pot.
2. Pull Lid Handles apart and set Lid on Cooker. Slide Safety Lock to LOCK position.
Point Pressure Regulator Knob to PRESSURE.
3. Set Pressure Mode for HIGH and cook time according to type of fruit (see chart
below). Press START.
4. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate.
5. Quick-release pressure by pressing Quick Steam Release Button in short bursts.
6. If fruit is not sufficiently tender, replace Lid and steam (see page 12) until done.
7. Remove Lid with special care as there will be a fair amount of steam.
Makes 4 cups
• When cooking beans alone (rather than in a soup or stew), never fill cooker more
than one-third full.
• Always add at least 2 teaspoons of oil per cup of dried beans to control foaming
action.
• Let the pressure come down naturally to avoid ejecting liquid from the vent and to
prevent bean skins from splitting.
• Take great care when removing the lid as there will be considerable steam in the
cooker.
• Clean the Pressure Regulator Knob, Steam Release Valve, Safety Valves and Rubber
Gasket thoroughly after cooking beans.
BASIC RECIPE FOR BEANS
COOKING TIMES FOR DRIED FRUIT
MINUTES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
DRIED FRUIT
Apple rings or slices
0*
Apricots
1
Cranberries
1
Figs
3-4
Peaches
3-4
Pears
4-5
Prunes
1-2
Raisins
1
*Set cook time for 1 minute, but as soon as Pressure Indicator Rod comes up, press
STOP and allow pressure to come down naturally.
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This recipe calls for 1 pound (about 2 1/2 cups) dried beans which will yield 5 to 6
cups cooked beans. You may cut this recipe in half, if you wish, but DO NOT COOK
MORE THAN THIS AMOUNT.
1 pound beans, picked over and rinsed (preferably pre-soaked; see above)
2 quarts water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, peeled and halved (optional)
2 bay leaves (optional)
2 or 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed (optional)
Salt to taste (add after cooking under pressure)
1. Place beans, water, oil, and any optional ingredients in the Removable Cooking
Pot.
2. Pull Lid Handles apart and set Lid on Cooker. Slide Safety Lock to LOCK position.
Point Pressure Regulator Knob to PRESSURE.
3. Set Pressure Mode for HIGH and cook time according to type of bean (see following chart). Press START.
4. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. If time permits, allow
pressure to come down naturally until the red Pressure Indicator Rod drops, about
30 minutes. Otherwise, allow pressure to come down naturally for 20 minutes and
quick-release remaining pressure by pressing Quick Steam Release Button in short
bursts.
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BASIC RECIPE FOR BEANS (Cont.)
PRECAUTIONS WHEN COOKING GRAINS:
5. Slide Safety Lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove Lid.
CAUTION: WHEN REMOVING LID, STEP BACK AND TILT LID AWAY FROM
YOU TO AVOID STEAM.
6. Add salt to taste. If beans are still quite hard, return to high pressure for a few more
minutes. If beans require just a little more cooking, press BROWN and START and
cook uncovered until done. Stir in more water if cooking liquid becomes very thick.
7. If time permits, allow beans to cool in cooking liquid.
8. Ladle beans into a colander set over a large bowl. Drain beans thoroughly. Remove
bay leaves. Reserve cooking liquid for use as broth, if you wish.
• When cooking grains alone (rather than in a soup or stew), never fill cooker more
than one-third full.
• TO CONTROL FOAMING AS GRAINS COOK, ALWAYS ADD 1 TABLESPOON OF
OIL PER CUP OF DRIED GRAINS TO THE COOKING LIQUID.
• Do not cook more than 2 cups of dried grains at a time.
• Clean the Pressure Regulator Knob, Steam Release Valve, Safety Valves and Rubber
Gasket thoroughly after cooking grains.
COOKING TIMES FOR BEANS
FOOD
MINUTES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
Large beans, such as chickpeas,
favas, and black soy beans
SOAKED
UNSOAKED
10 plus NPR*
20 plus NPR*
Medium beans, such as red kidneys,
Great Northern, and black beans
SOAKED
UNSOAKED
3 plus NPR*
6 plus NPR*
Small beans, such as pinto, navies,
and baby limas
SOAKED
UNSOAKED
2 plus NPR*
4 plus NPR*
*NPR stands for Natural Pressure Release. If time permits, allow pressure to come
down all the way, about 30 minutes. Otherwise, allow pressure to come down for 20
minutes and quick-release remaining pressure by pressing the Quick Release Button in
short bursts.
GRAINS
Whole grains cook so quickly in the pressure cooker that they can become a regular
part of your diet. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
• Timing varies from one batch of grains to the next, depending upon age and storage
conditions. So it is wise to do the majority of cooking under pressure and then do
any additional cooking, if needed, on the STEAM setting (see page 12). Remember
that whole grains such as barley, wheat berries, and brown rice always remain a bit
chewy, even when thoroughly cooked.
• Grains that have the same cooking time may be cooked together.
• Leftover grains may be frozen in convenient portion sizes. Defrost them in the
microwave.
BASIC RECIPE FOR GRAINS
This recipe calls for cooking grains in a fair amount of water, then draining off the
excess. This approach accommodates the fact that no two batches of grains absorb
the same amount of liquid. This recipe calls for 2 cups of dry grain which yields about
4 1/2 cups cooked. You may cut this recipe in half, if you wish, but DO NOT COOK
MORE THAN THIS AMOUNT.
2 cups grains
6 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons taste-free oil, such as canola
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1. Place grains, water, oil, and salt (if using) in the Removable Cooking Pot.
2. Pull Lid Handles apart and set Lid on Cooker. Slide Safety Lock to LOCK position.
Point Pressure Regulator Knob to PRESSURE.
3. Set Pressure Mode for HIGH and cook time according to type of grain (see chart
below). Press START.
4. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate.
5. Quick-release pressure by pressing Quick Steam Release Button in short bursts. If
liquid spurts from the regulator vent, wait a few seconds before continuing to
release pressure.
6. If grains are not sufficiently tender, add a bit more water if mixture seems dry, and
steam (see page 12) until done.
7. Use a ladle to transfer grains to a colander to drain. Bounce colander up and down
a few times to release excess liquid. For drier, fluffier grains, transfer grains to a
bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Set aside for 10 minutes, then fluff.
MINUTES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
GRAIN
Brown rice (Short and long grain)
12
Pearl Barley*
12
Whole Oats*
12
Wheat Berries
15
Rye Berries
15
Kamut
15
Pot Barley*
15
Wild Rice
20
*Increase oil to 1 1/2 tablespoons per cup of dry grain.
20
21
BASIC RECIPE FOR BEANS (Cont.)
PRECAUTIONS WHEN COOKING GRAINS:
5. Slide Safety Lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove Lid.
CAUTION: WHEN REMOVING LID, STEP BACK AND TILT LID AWAY FROM
YOU TO AVOID STEAM.
6. Add salt to taste. If beans are still quite hard, return to high pressure for a few more
minutes. If beans require just a little more cooking, press BROWN and START and
cook uncovered until done. Stir in more water if cooking liquid becomes very thick.
7. If time permits, allow beans to cool in cooking liquid.
8. Ladle beans into a colander set over a large bowl. Drain beans thoroughly. Remove
bay leaves. Reserve cooking liquid for use as broth, if you wish.
• When cooking grains alone (rather than in a soup or stew), never fill cooker more
than one-third full.
• TO CONTROL FOAMING AS GRAINS COOK, ALWAYS ADD 1 TABLESPOON OF
OIL PER CUP OF DRIED GRAINS TO THE COOKING LIQUID.
• Do not cook more than 2 cups of dried grains at a time.
• Clean the Pressure Regulator Knob, Steam Release Valve, Safety Valves and Rubber
Gasket thoroughly after cooking grains.
COOKING TIMES FOR BEANS
FOOD
MINUTES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
Large beans, such as chickpeas,
favas, and black soy beans
SOAKED
UNSOAKED
10 plus NPR*
20 plus NPR*
Medium beans, such as red kidneys,
Great Northern, and black beans
SOAKED
UNSOAKED
3 plus NPR*
6 plus NPR*
Small beans, such as pinto, navies,
and baby limas
SOAKED
UNSOAKED
2 plus NPR*
4 plus NPR*
*NPR stands for Natural Pressure Release. If time permits, allow pressure to come
down all the way, about 30 minutes. Otherwise, allow pressure to come down for 20
minutes and quick-release remaining pressure by pressing the Quick Release Button in
short bursts.
GRAINS
Whole grains cook so quickly in the pressure cooker that they can become a regular
part of your diet. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
• Timing varies from one batch of grains to the next, depending upon age and storage
conditions. So it is wise to do the majority of cooking under pressure and then do
any additional cooking, if needed, on the STEAM setting (see page 12). Remember
that whole grains such as barley, wheat berries, and brown rice always remain a bit
chewy, even when thoroughly cooked.
• Grains that have the same cooking time may be cooked together.
• Leftover grains may be frozen in convenient portion sizes. Defrost them in the
microwave.
BASIC RECIPE FOR GRAINS
This recipe calls for cooking grains in a fair amount of water, then draining off the
excess. This approach accommodates the fact that no two batches of grains absorb
the same amount of liquid. This recipe calls for 2 cups of dry grain which yields about
4 1/2 cups cooked. You may cut this recipe in half, if you wish, but DO NOT COOK
MORE THAN THIS AMOUNT.
2 cups grains
6 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons taste-free oil, such as canola
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1. Place grains, water, oil, and salt (if using) in the Removable Cooking Pot.
2. Pull Lid Handles apart and set Lid on Cooker. Slide Safety Lock to LOCK position.
Point Pressure Regulator Knob to PRESSURE.
3. Set Pressure Mode for HIGH and cook time according to type of grain (see chart
below). Press START.
4. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate.
5. Quick-release pressure by pressing Quick Steam Release Button in short bursts. If
liquid spurts from the regulator vent, wait a few seconds before continuing to
release pressure.
6. If grains are not sufficiently tender, add a bit more water if mixture seems dry, and
steam (see page 12) until done.
7. Use a ladle to transfer grains to a colander to drain. Bounce colander up and down
a few times to release excess liquid. For drier, fluffier grains, transfer grains to a
bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Set aside for 10 minutes, then fluff.
MINUTES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
GRAIN
Brown rice (Short and long grain)
12
Pearl Barley*
12
Whole Oats*
12
Wheat Berries
15
Rye Berries
15
Kamut
15
Pot Barley*
15
Wild Rice
20
*Increase oil to 1 1/2 tablespoons per cup of dry grain.
20
21
FRUIT
BEANS
The pressure cooker is good for stewing dried fruits or making quick compotes. You
can also make a variety of recipes using fresh fruit, including whole, stuffed fresh
apples, applesauce (see page 23), or wine-poached pears.
Pressure-cooked beans are tender in record time. But since they can't be counted on
to hold their shape, plan to use pressure-cooked beans for soups or stews rather than
for bean salads.
DRIED FRUIT
GENERAL TIPS:
• Consult chart below and use minimum timing for moist dried fruit and maximum timing if fruit is leathery and dry.
• You can mix fruits that have different cooking times if you don't mind that quickercooking fruits will become very soft.
• You can combine dried and fresh fruit in a compote, but keep in mind that the fresh
fruit is likely to "melt down" into a sauce.
• If you wish, add a few tablespoons of fruit liquor before or after cooking.
• Do not cook dates under pressure as they dissolve into mush.
• Do not fill cooker more than half full.
• Set dried beans in a strainer or colander and rinse well. Discard any broken beans.
• Pre-soaking beans is optional, but encourages more even cooking and aids
digestibility. If time permits, soak beans in ample water to cover for 6 to 8 hours or
overnight. Drain and rinse. Cook beans in fresh water.
• If you wish, add some onion, bay leaves, and garlic to flavor the beans and broth.
Strained bean broth may be used as a base for soups and stews.
• Since the time required to cook beans varies from batch to batch, it is best to do the
majority of cooking under pressure and then finish off the beans by cooking them
uncovered on the BROWN setting.
• Add salt during the final few minutes of cooking. Adding salt at the beginning may
harden bean skins and prevent proper cooking.
• Leftover beans may be frozen in convenient portion sizes.
BASIC RECIPE FOR DRIED FRUIT
4 cups dried fruit
3 cups water
A few thin slices lemon (optional)
PRECAUTIONS WHEN COOKING BEANS:
1. Place fruit, water, and lemon (if using) in Removable Cooking Pot.
2. Pull Lid Handles apart and set Lid on Cooker. Slide Safety Lock to LOCK position.
Point Pressure Regulator Knob to PRESSURE.
3. Set Pressure Mode for HIGH and cook time according to type of fruit (see chart
below). Press START.
4. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate.
5. Quick-release pressure by pressing Quick Steam Release Button in short bursts.
6. If fruit is not sufficiently tender, replace Lid and steam (see page 12) until done.
7. Remove Lid with special care as there will be a fair amount of steam.
Makes 4 cups
• When cooking beans alone (rather than in a soup or stew), never fill cooker more
than one-third full.
• Always add at least 2 teaspoons of oil per cup of dried beans to control foaming
action.
• Let the pressure come down naturally to avoid ejecting liquid from the vent and to
prevent bean skins from splitting.
• Take great care when removing the lid as there will be considerable steam in the
cooker.
• Clean the Pressure Regulator Knob, Steam Release Valve, Safety Valves and Rubber
Gasket thoroughly after cooking beans.
BASIC RECIPE FOR BEANS
COOKING TIMES FOR DRIED FRUIT
MINUTES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
DRIED FRUIT
Apple rings or slices
0*
Apricots
1
Cranberries
1
Figs
3-4
Peaches
3-4
Pears
4-5
Prunes
1-2
Raisins
1
*Set cook time for 1 minute, but as soon as Pressure Indicator Rod comes up, press
STOP and allow pressure to come down naturally.
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This recipe calls for 1 pound (about 2 1/2 cups) dried beans which will yield 5 to 6
cups cooked beans. You may cut this recipe in half, if you wish, but DO NOT COOK
MORE THAN THIS AMOUNT.
1 pound beans, picked over and rinsed (preferably pre-soaked; see above)
2 quarts water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, peeled and halved (optional)
2 bay leaves (optional)
2 or 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed (optional)
Salt to taste (add after cooking under pressure)
1. Place beans, water, oil, and any optional ingredients in the Removable Cooking
Pot.
2. Pull Lid Handles apart and set Lid on Cooker. Slide Safety Lock to LOCK position.
Point Pressure Regulator Knob to PRESSURE.
3. Set Pressure Mode for HIGH and cook time according to type of bean (see following chart). Press START.
4. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. If time permits, allow
pressure to come down naturally until the red Pressure Indicator Rod drops, about
30 minutes. Otherwise, allow pressure to come down naturally for 20 minutes and
quick-release remaining pressure by pressing Quick Steam Release Button in short
bursts.
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VEGETABLES
FRESH FRUIT
• Peel vegetables when appropriate, or scrub them well. Keep in mind that hard vegetables such as potatoes and beets hold their shape better when the peel is left intact.
• Vegetables may be cooked whole or chopped into pieces. The larger the piece, the
longer it will take to cook.
• Vegetables with the same cooking time may be cooked together.
• Since quick-cooking vegetables like asparagus and broccoli may easily be overcooked, it is best to steam (see page 12) rather than pressure-cook them.
•
•
•
•
BASIC RECIPE FOR VEGETABLES
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Trim and cut vegetables according to sizes suggested below.
Pour 1 cup water into cooker. (Alternatively cook vegetables directly in water or broth.)
Arrange vegetables in steaming basket and lower into cooker.
Set Pressure Mode to HIGH and set Cook Time as suggested below. Press START.
When cooker beeps, ALWAYS USE QUICK RELEASE TECHNIQUE.
If vegetables require more cooking, steam (see page 12) until done.
FOOD
Artichokes
large, 6 to 9 ounces each
baby, 1 ounce each
Beets
large whole, 5 ounces each
small whole, 3 ounces each
1/4-inch slices
Carrots
large, 2-inch chunks
1/4-inch slices
Collards
coarsely chopped
Onions
small, white (2 ounces each), whole
Parsnips
1-inch chunks
1/4-inch slices
Potatoes
Russet or Yukon gold, large (8-oz), halved
Russet or Yukon gold, large, quartered
Russet or Yukon gold,1-inch chunks
New, medium (2 ounces), whole
New, small, whole
Sweet, large, quartered
Sweet, 1-inch chunks
Rutabaga
1-inch chunks
Squash
Acorn (2 pounds.), halved
Pattypan (2 pounds), whole
Winter, 1 1/2-inch chunks
Turnips
large (4 ounces), quartered
small, (1 1/2 ounces), whole
1-inch chunks
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MINUTES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
6 to 9
3 to 4
22
13
4
5
1
For best flavor and texture, use ripe fruit that is still firm.
You can cook fruit in a steaming basket or directly in the liquid.
When cooking fruit directly in liquid, you may use wine instead of water.
When cooking stuffed apples and Anjou pears, wrap them in aluminum foil to maintain their shape and keep their skins intact.
• To maintain shape, cook Bosc pears with peels intact; it is easy to slip peels off after
cooking.
• When preparing foil-wrapped fruit, do not fill cooker more than half full. When
preparing unwrapped fruit, do not fill more than one-third full.
BASIC RECIPE FOR FRESH FRUIT
1. Place 1 cup water (or wine) in Removable Cooking Pot.
2. Place fruit either in a steaming basket or directly into liquid.
3. Pull Lid Handles apart and set Lid on Cooker. Slide Safety Lock to LOCK position.
Point Pressure Regulator Knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set Pressure Mode for HIGH and cook time according to chart below. Press
START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate.
6. Quick-release pressure by pressing Quick Steam Release Button in short bursts. (If
making applesauce or cooking halved pears, allow pressure to come down naturally.)
7. If fruit is not sufficiently cooked, replace Lid and steam (see page 12) until done.
8. Remove Lid with special care as there will be a fair amount of steam.
COOKING TIMES FOR FRESH FRUIT
MINUTES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
FRESH FRUIT
12-15
Apple, large, whole, stuffed, wrapped in foil
5
4
3
1
15
7
5 to 6
8
5
5 to 7
4 to 5
5
Apple, quartered, cooked directly in liquid
(for applesauce)
1 plus NPR*
Anjou Pear, whole, wrapped in foil
4
Bosc Pear, whole, unwrapped
4
1 plus NPR*
Pear, halved, cooked directly in liquid
*NPR stands for Natural Pressure Release.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
Question
Response
During the Pressure Modes: High or Low,
the Timer begins counting down AFTER
proper pressure has been reached. It
counts actual "pressured cooking" time.
What happens if the Timer Display is NOT
counting down the time?
7
10
3
3
7
2
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Suggested Cooking Times
and Basic Instructions
RECIPES
These recipes have been created for your 8-quart oval electric pressure cooker by Lorna Sass, the country's leading authority on pressure cooking. Lorna
is author of the best-selling COOKING UNDER PRESSURE as well as GREAT
VEGETARIAN COOKING UNDER PRESSURE and THE PRESSURED COOK:
OVER 75 ONE-POT MEALS IN MINUTES.
All recipes copyright Lorna Sass, 2001.
CHICKEN BROTH
(30 minutes, high pressure)
2 1/2 quarts water
4 pounds chicken backs, necks, wings, and bones, rinsed
3 large ribs celery, halved
2 large carrots
2 large onions, peeled and quartered
A few leek greens (optional)
Small bunch parsley
3 large bay leaves
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1. Pour water into cooker. Press BROWN and START.
2. As water begins to heat, add remaining ingredients.
3. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety Lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 30 MINUTES. Press
START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. If time permits,
allow pressure to release naturally (about 20 minutes). Otherwise, quickrelease pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red
Pressure Indicator Rod drops.
6. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
7. Cool broth slightly. Ladle into large colander set over a large bowl or storage container. Press solids to release all liquid.
8. Divide broth into storage containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days or
freeze for up to 3 months.
Makes about 3 quarts
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In the following pages you'll find all the information you need for preparing a wide variety
of ingredients in your Cook's Essentials® Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker.
NOTE: Unlike the microwave, pressure-cooking time does not increase when quantity
increases. In other words, whether you cook 1 pound or 2 pounds of chicken drumsticks,
timing will remain 12 minutes.
The only exception to this rule is when the size of individual ingredients increase. For
example, a 3-pound pot roast takes 60 minutes while a 5-pound pot roast takes 80 minutes, and a large potato takes longer to cook than a small potato.
BASIC RECIPE FOR MEAT AND POULTRY
1.
2.
Brown meat, if desired.
Pour 1 cup water or broth into cooker for meats that cook for less than 45 minutes.
Increase to 1-1/2 cups liquid for meats that cook more than 45 minutes.
3. Add meat and remaining ingredients.
4. Set Pressure Mode to HIGH and set Cook Time as suggested below. Press START.
5. When cooker beeps, quick-release pressure, EXCEPT WHEN COOKING BEEF
WHICH USUALLY REQUIRES NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE FOR OPTIMUM
TENDERNESS.
NOTE: When using charts below, quick-release pressure except when otherwise indicated. Natural Pressure Release will be indicated by the initials NPR.
MINUTES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
FOOD
CHICKEN
4-4 1/2 pound whole broiler
bone-in thighs/drumsticks
boneless thighs
bone-in split breasts
boneless breast cutlets, 3/4" wide strips
CORNISH HENS
Whole, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds
TURKEY
Drumsticks/thighs, 1 1/4 pounds
ground
BEEF
Pot Roast, 5-pound boneless chuck
Brisket, 4 1/2 pounds boneless
Corned Beef, 3 pounds
Short Ribs, 2 inches thick
Stew Meat, 1-inch chunks
Stew Meat, 1/2-inch bits
Oxtails, 2-inch lengths
Meatballs, about 1-inch diameter
LAMB
Shanks, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds each
Shoulder/leg, 1 1/2-inch chunks
PORK
Picnic Shoulder, 4 to 4 1/2 pounds
Shoulder, butt, or loin, 1-inch cubes
Spare Ribs, 2-rib pieces
Chops, about 1-inch thick
22-25
12
10
10
6
10
30
3
80
70
70
35
20
plus NPR
plus NPR
plus NPR
plus NPR
plus NPR
15
45 plus NPR
3
20 plus NPR
18-20
60
10
25-30
10
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Care & Cleaning Instructions
VEGETABLE BROTH
1. Unplug and let the Cook's Essentials® Programmable Pressure Cooker
cool to room temperature before cleaning.
2. Wash the Removable Cooking Pot with warm soapy water and a
clean, soft cloth or sponge. Rinse off with clean water and dry thoroughly.
3. Remove the Rubber Gasket from the underside of the Self-Locking
Lid. Wash both with warm soapy water and a clean, soft cloth or
sponge. Rinse off with clean water and dry thoroughly.
4. The Rubber Gasket must always be properly positioned on the underside of the Lid. Check periodically to make sure that it is clean, flexible
and not cracked or torn. If damaged, do not use this appliance.
Contact the Consumer Service Department toll-free at
1-800-233-9054 for information on purchasing a replacement Gasket,
(P/N 21321).
5. Wipe the Cool-to-the-Touch Housing clean with a damp soft cloth or
sponge. Do not pour any liquid into the Cool-to-the-Touch Housing.
6. Never use harsh chemical detergents, scouring pads or powders on
any of the parts or components.
7. Always check that the Steam Release Valve
and Pressure Safety Valves are in good
working order. After unit is cooled, remove
the Lid. Turn the Pressure Regulator to
CLEAN and carefully remove. Turn the Lid
over and place on table top as shown
below. Using the brush supplied, check and
remove any food or foreign particles that
may be lodged in the Steam Release Valve.
Cleaning
Replace the Pressure Regulator Knob
Brush
before using again.
8. In order to maintain the good performance
of your Pressure Cooker, the bottom of the
Removable Cooking Pot, in the area of the
Sensor Pad, must be cleaned after each
use. The Sensor must be free of dirt, food,
or residue. To do so, wipe with a soft, damp
cloth and be sure to dry thoroughly.
9. Any service requiring disassembly, other
than the above cleaning, must be performed by a qualified electrician.
10. Store the cooker with the Lid resting
upside-down on the Removable Cooking
Sensor
Pot.
Pad
CLEAN
STEAM
PRESSURE
16
(15 minutes, high pressure)
There's no need to peel any of the vegetables, even the onions and garlic.
Just trim and scrub or rinse as needed.
3 quarts water
1 pound carrots
7 ribs celery, halved
3 large onions, quartered
10 cloves garlic
1/2 ounce (1/2 cup loosely packed) dried mushrooms
Small bunch parsley
3 large bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1. Pour water into cooker. Press BROWN and START.
2. As water begins to heat, add remaining ingredients.
3. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 15 MINUTES. Press
START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. If time permits,
allow pressure to release naturally (about 20 minutes). Otherwise, quickrelease pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red
Pressure Indicator Rod drops.
6. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
7. Cool broth slightly. Ladle into large colander set over a large bowl or storage container. Press solids to release all liquid.
8. Divide broth into storage containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days or
freeze for up to 3 months.
Makes about 3 quarts
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SMOKEY BLACK BEAN SOUP (22 minutes, high pressure)
Use either homemade unsalted chicken broth or low-sodium canned as the
smoked ham hock and chorizo sausage usually provide sufficient salt for the
entire soup.
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cups coarsely chopped onions
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
4 cups water
4 cups unsalted or low-sodium chicken broth or additional water
1 pound (2 1/2 cups) dried black beans, picked over and rinsed
1 meaty smoked ham hock or turkey drumstick
1/2 pound chorizo or kielbasa sausage, halved lengthwise, then cut into 1/2inch slices
2 large green bell peppers, seeded and diced
3 large bay leaves
2 tablespoons dry sherry
Salt to taste
Optional garnishes: chopped cilantro, diced tomato and/or avocado
1. Press BROWN and START, and heat oil in cooker. Add onions and cook,
stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Add garlic, cumin, and oregano, and cook
until onions are soft, about 2 minutes more. Turn off heat and stir in paprika. Immediately transfer onion mixture to a small bowl and set aside.
2. Add water, broth, beans, ham hock, sausage, peppers, and bay leaves to
cooker.
3. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 22 MINUTES. Press START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Allow pressure
to come down naturally for 10 minutes. Quick-release any remaining pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
6. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
7. Remove ham hock and bay leaves. Stir in onion mixture and sherry. Add
salt to taste. Press BROWN and START and boil uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes (or longer, if needed, for beans to become very tender.)
8. Meanwhile, chop meat from ham hock (there won't be much) and add it to
soup. Soup will thicken as it stands, but if you wish to thicken it immediately, mash about a cupful of beans against side of cooker and blend
mash into soup.
9. Garnish individual portions with cilantro, diced tomatoes and/or avocados,
if you wish.
Serves 7 to 8
Adapted from THE PRESSURED COOK, copyright Lorna Sass, 1998. By
permission of Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.
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PRESSURE COOKING (Continued)
16. It is easy to adapt your favorite recipe for use in the Cook's Essentials®
Programmable Pressure Cooker. For the most part, soups, stews,
braised and slow roasted meats and legumes, steamed and braised
vegetables, and slow-simmered recipes like tomato sauce, provide the
best results. Instructions and timing charts for cooking commonly prepared foods under pressure can be found beginning on page 17. Bear
in mind that the amount of cooking liquid used when adapting a recipe
will be much less since you will be cooking in a sealed pot for a much
shorter time. You must, however, use sufficient liquid, since the
Pressure Cooker is constantly building steam during the entire cooking
process. If you run out of liquid, and continue cooking, the food will
not cook properly and may burn. While there is no universal guide for
adapting recipes, trial and error will come into play until you understand how a Pressure Cooker cooks.
When adapting other pressure cooker recipes, use the HIGH PRESSURE Mode and cook for the shortest amount of time you expect it
might take. If food is not fully cooked, replace the Lid, and slide the
Safety Lock to the LOCK position. Cook under pressure until done.
17. Never try to force open the Self-Locking Lid. Built-in Safety Valves prevent opening the Lid while there is still pressure in the Removable
Cooking Pot. All pressure and steam must first be released as
explained in Steps 10 and 11.
18. Never deep-fry or pressure-fry in the Cook's Essentials® Programmable
Pressure Cooker, regardless of whether the Lid is on or off. THIS IS
DANGEROUS AND CAN CAUSE A FIRE AND SERIOUS DAMAGE.
19. Do not cook dumplings or other foaming ingredients under pressure
without adding oil. Oil controls foaming and diminishes the possibility
that a particle of food will block the safety devises.
DELAY TIME
1. You can postpone cooking for up to two hours by using the DELAY
TIME in conjunction with the WARM, COOK MODE: STEAM, and
PRESSURE MODE: HIGH or LOW programs. It can be set in 1/2
hour increments.
2. After selecting the desired cooking program and cooking time, press
the DELAY TIME Button for delay time desired.
3. Press START/STOP Button until the Green Indicator Light appears.
The appliance will begin cooking after the set time has elapsed.
4. Do not use the DELAY TIME function when cooking perishable foods
that may spoil if left out at room temperature.
15
Cooking with Your Programmable
Pressure Cooker (Cont.)
PRESSURE COOKING (Continued)
11. To release pressure immediately after cooking, use the Quick Steam
Release feature. Press the Quick Steam Release Button in short
bursts only, until pressure is reduced - steam will stop coming out of
the Steam Release Valve and the Pressure Indicator Rod will drop.
CAUTION: Escaping steam is very hot. To avoid serious injuries or
burns, keep bare skin, face and eyes away from the Steam
Release Valve.
CAUTION: When preparing recipes with a high volume of liquid,
some liquid may spurt through the vent when you use the
Quick Steam Release. If this happens, allow the pressure to
come down naturally, or wait for a minute, then resume releasing the steam in very short bursts.
12. Once pressure is released, regardless of method, slide the Safety
Lock to UNLOCK. Remove the Lid, tilting it away from you to avoid
steam. Check the food to see if it has been cooked sufficiently. If not,
replace the Lid and slide the Safety Lock to LOCK. Repeat Steps 4-8,
cooking under pressure an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
13. To pressure cook foods like vegetables, add water to the Removable
Cooking Pot. Place a small heat resistant steaming rack or basket
(NOT INCLUDED) in the Removable Cooking Pot. Place the food on
the rack. For best results, do not overfill or pack the food down.
Follow the same procedure for cooking under pressure, steps 3-8.
Use the Quick Steam Release feature for releasing the pressure, step
11.
14. Since steam is hotter than boiling water, always take care when opening the appliance after cooking under pressure. Never place your face
over the Pressure Cooker when removing the Lid. Also, be aware that
hot, boiling liquid increases in volume when under pressure.
CAUTION: Never attempt to open the Pressure Cooker before the
red Pressure Indicator Rod has dropped.
When opening the Pressure Cooker after making soups and stock, let
the food sit several minutes before releasing the pressure and removing the Lid to make sure the hot liquid will not boil over.
15. Since overcooked food cannot be corrected, it is advisable to err on
the undercooked side by cooking an unfamiliar food for a shorter period of time than you may think necessary. You can always go back
and continue cooking under pressure a minute or two longer if need
be (see Steps 4-8).
14
MINESTRONE
(4 minutes, high pressure)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound cremini or button mushrooms, sliced or quartered
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chopped leeks or onions
2 large cloves garlic, sliced
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 cups water
One 28-ounce can plum tomatoes (with liquid)
1 tablespoon dried Italian herb blend (available in supermarkets, or use 1 teaspoon each dried oregano, basil, and rosemary)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
4 ribs celery, halved lengthwise and sliced
4 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 pound potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
4 cups tightly packed chopped cabbage or kale
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons minced parsley
1/3 cup grated parmesan or romano cheese, plus more to pass at table
1. Press BROWN and START. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in cooker. Add mushrooms and sprinkle with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms
are lightly browned. Add leeks and garlic and cook until leeks soften
slightly, about 2 minutes.
2. Add broth, water, and tomatoes. Break up tomatoes with a large wooden
or plastic spoon. Stir in herbs, red pepper flakes (if using), and vegetables.
(Don't be concerned if cabbage reaches beyond maximum fill line as it will
quickly wilt and shrink.)
3. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 4 MINUTES. Press
START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
6. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
7. Stir in additional tablespoon of oil and parsley. Season well with salt and
pepper.
8. Serve in large soup bowls. Sprinkle each portion liberally with parmesan
and pass remaining parmesan in a bowl.
Serves 6 to 8
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MEDITERRANEAN FISH STEW
(4 minutes, high pressure)
The vegetables for this stew are quickly cooked under pressure, then chunks
of fish are added in the final moments and cooked on the BROWNING mode.
For optimum taste and visual appeal, use a variety of fish.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped leeks or onions
1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds (optional)
1/2 cup dry white wine or vermouth
Two 8-ounce bottles clam broth
One 28-ounce can plum tomatoes (with liquid)
1 pound potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 rib celery, diced
1 bay leaf
1 clove garlic, pushed through a press
2 pound fish fillets, such as swordfish, scrod, salmon, or
snapper (or a combination), cut into 1-inch chunks
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
PRESSURE COOKING
By cooking in the Cook's Essentials® Programmable Pressure Cooker at
high temperature and pressure you are able to reduce the cooking time of
most foods by up to 70 percent.
1. Place the Removable Cooking Pot in the Cool-to-the-Touch Housing.
Brown ingredients, if you wish, then add remaining ingredients.
2. Add at least 1 cup (8 ounces) of liquid to the Removable Cooking Pot
when cooking under pressure. Do not fill the Removable Cooking Pot
more than one-third full when cooking dried beans and legumes; no
more than half full when cooking soups and stews; and no higher
than the MAX Fill Line when cooking vegetables or whole pieces of
meat.
3. Place the Self-Locking Lid on the Pressure
Cooker. Slide the Safety Lock to LOCK position.
4. Turn the Pressure Regulator to PRESSURE.
5. Press the PRESSURE MODE Button for HIGH
or LOW, as called for in the recipe. Typically, most
foods are cooked under HIGH pressure.
6. Press COOK TIME for the cooking time called for
in the recipe or recommended in the Suggested
Cooking Times section of this book, pages 17-23.
The cooking time begins from the moment pressure is reached and does not include the time it
takes for the cooker to come up to high pressure.
7. Press START/STOP Button until the Green Indicator Light appears. If
cooking under HIGH PRESSURE, the Red Indicator Light will blink
slowly; the Green Indicator Light blinks when cooking under LOW
PRESSURE. The lights will blink faster as pressure builds and the
cooking countdown begins.
8. The Pressure Indicator Rod will rise as pressure builds. After cooking
under pressure for the desired programmed time, the Pressure
Cooker will beep three times and the Red STOP Light will illuminate.
9. Quick Release/Natural Release. Release pressure using either the
Natural Release or Quick Steam Release feature. (See pages 7-8.)
10. The Natural Release Feature is preferred when cooking foods like
stocks, sauces, and certain large cuts of meat which will benefit from
continued cooking in the Pressure Cooker as the pressure and temperature drop naturally as the unit cools. DO NOT use with foods that
can over-cook easily and quickly. When pressure is completely
released, the Pressure Indicator Rod will drop.
LOCK
1. Press BROWN and START. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in cooker. Add fennel
seeds (if using). Add leeks and cook, stirring occasionally, until leeks soften slightly, about 2 minutes. Add wine and cook until about half evaporates.
2. Add clam broth and tomatoes. Break up tomatoes with a large wooden or
plastic spoon. Stir in potatoes, celery, and bay leaf.
3. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 4 MINUTES. Press START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
6. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
7. Remove bay leaf and stir in garlic. Press BROWN and START, and cook
for 1 minute. Add fish, additional tablespoon of oil, and salt and pepper to
taste. Cook until fish easily flakes, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in parsley and serve
in large soup bowls.
Serves 4
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UNLOCK
CLEAN
STEAM
PRESSURE
13
Cooking with Your Programmable
Pressure Cooker (Cont.)
STEAMING
This function quickly brings cooking liquid to a boil for steaming food.
1. Place the Removable Cooking Pot into the Cool-to the-Touch Housing.
2. To Steam food, pour 1-cup of water into the Removable Cooking Pot.
Arrange food in a heat resistant steaming basket and use basket handles to lower basket into the Removable Cooking Pot. Fold handles
down. (You may add more food on top of and around basket, but do
not fill more than two thirds full.
3. Place the Self-Locking Lid onto the Removable
Cooking Pot. Keep the Safety Lock in the
UNLOCK position. Turn the Pressure Regulator
to STEAM.
4. Press the COOK MODE Button for STEAM. The
Green Indicator Light next to STEAM will be lit.
5. Press COOK TIME for the desired cooking time,
up to 99 minutes. Press the START/STOP
Button; the Green Indicator Light will be lit and the Green STEAM
Indicator Light will blink slowly and then faster as the temperature
increases and the liquid comes to a boil.
6. The Lid can be opened while cooking to check the food.
WARNING: Use caution when opening Lid. Steam escapes as soon
as the Lid is opened. Use oven mitts when handling hot materials.
7. The Red Indicator Light will illuminate and the appliance will beep three
times at the end of the preset cooking time. Press and hold
START/STOP Button until it beeps.
CLEAN
STEAM
PRESSURE
FRUIT-STUFFED LEMON CHICKEN
(22 minutes, high pressure)
The large size and oval shape of your cooker makes it possible to cook a
whole, stuffed chicken. Have toothpicks or small skewers on hand for securing the stuffing inside the chicken. There's lots of delicious sauce, so plan to
serve the chicken with couscous or rice.
10 dried apricots, halved
8 pitted prunes, halved
1/2 cup craisins (dried cranberries)
3/4 cup seasoned croutons
1 large lemon, cut into thin wedges (discard pits)
One 4- to 4 1/2-pound broiler chicken
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chicken broth or water
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
1 to 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional)
Garnish: 2 tablespoons minced parsley
1. In a bowl, toss together apricots, prunes, craisins, croutons, and 3 lemon
wedges.
2. Season chicken inside and out with salt and pepper. Press stuffing inside
and close cavity with toothpicks or skewers. (Any extra stuffing may be
added along with the carrots in Step 5.)
3. Press BROWN and START. Add butter to cooker and, as it melts, spread
with a rubber spatula to coat bottom of cooker. Set chicken in cooker,
breast-side down, and brown well, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip over and brown
back.
4. Tilt chicken up slightly and pour in broth. Sprinkle cinnamon lightly over
top of chicken.
5. Add carrots, remaining lemon wedges, and any leftover stuffing.
6. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
7. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 22 MINUTES. Press START.
8. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
9. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
10. Check chicken for doneness by cutting deeply into thigh joint. If chicken
requires more cooking, replace lid, press BROWN and START and cook
until flesh is thoroughly cooked.
11. Transfer chicken, carrots, lemon wedges, and any loose pieces of stuffing
onto serving platter. Reserve in a warm place or cover with foil.
12. To prepare sauce, ladle cooking liquid into a gravy separator. Pour de-fatted liquid into sauce boat and season to taste with salt, pepper, and
lemon juice (if using).
13. Garnish chicken with parsley and serve sauce on the side.
Serves 4 to 6
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CHICKEN BREAST CACCIATORE
(6 minutes, high pressure)
This rustic stew could be a meal on its own, but it's also delicious over spiral
pasta.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound cremini or button mushrooms, quartered
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped leeks or onions
1/2 cup dry red or white wine
4 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast cutlets, skinned and cut lengthwise into
3/4-inch-wide strips
2 tablespoons flour
One 28-ounce bottle chunky pasta sauce
2 large green bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch strips
One 6-ounce can pitted ripe black olives, drained
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Garnishes: 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus additional to pass at the
table and 3 tablespoons additional chopped parsley
1. Press BROWN and START. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in cooker. Add mushrooms and sprinkle with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms
are nicely browned, 4 to 5 minutes.
2. Add remaining tablespoon of oil and leeks, and cook until leeks soften
slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in wine and cook until about half evaporates.
3. Dust chicken lightly with flour. Add half of chicken and peppers, then pour
half of pasta sauce on top. Add remaining chicken, peppers, and pasta
sauce.
4. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
5. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 6 MINUTES. Press START.
6. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
7. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
8. Stir in olives and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish individual portions liberally with parmesan and a bit more parsley.
Pass extra parmesan in a bowl.
Serves 6 to 8
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Cooking with Your
Cook's Essentials® CEPC800
Programmable Pressure Cooker
WARMING
This function reheats or keeps cooked food warm for an indefinite period
of time. This program can either be used on its own or in conjunction with
COOK MODE: STEAM or PRESSURE MODE: HIGH or LOW to keep
food warm after cooking.
1. Place cooked food in the Removable Cooking Pot. Press WARM
Button. The Red WARM Indicator Light will be lit. To start program,
press START/STOP Button. The Green START Indicator Light will be
lit and the Red WARM Indicator Light will flash.
2. If you would like to keep food warm after steaming or cooking with
pressure, select COOK MODE: STEAM or PRESSURE MODE:
HIGH or LOW. Set COOK TIME, then press the WARM Button.
Press the START/STOP Button to begin the cooking process. The
Red WARM Indicator Light will flash as the appliance automatically
goes into the WARMING Function after cooking. To end program or to
reset, press and hold the START/STOP Button until it beeps and the
Red Indicator Light is lit.
BROWNING
Braised foods often taste better when browned before cooking in liquid.
The CEPC800 Programmable Pressure Cooker has a built-in browning
cycle.
1. Place the Removable Cooking Pot in the Pressure Cooker. Add the
appropriate amount of oil as called for in the recipe. With the Lid off,
press the COOK MODE Button for BROWN. The Red Indicator Light
next to BROWN will be lit.
2. Press the START/STOP Button. The Green Indicator Light will be lit
and the BROWN Function Red Indicator Light will begin to flash. After
approximately one minute of preheating, add food and begin browning.
3. During the BROWN Mode, the Pressure Cooker will beep 3 times
every 10 minutes as a warning that this is a high temperature setting.
Do not leave the Pressure Cooker unattended while browning foods.
4. For best results, food should be patted dry with paper towels and cut
into small, uniform pieces. Brown or sauté food in small batches.
5. Proceed with recipe and continue cooking.
6. There is no time setting for the BROWNING Mode. When desired
browning is complete, press the START/STOP Button until it beeps
and the Red Indicator Light illuminates.
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Operating Instructions
TURKEY CHILI
(Cont.)
5. THE SELF-LOCKING LID MUST BE POSITIONED ON THE
APPLIANCE WHEN COOKING UNDER PRESSURE OR WHEN
STEAMING FOOD.
6. Place the Lid on the Pressure
Cooker. To position and lock the
Lid in place, pull the Upper
Handles apart to hold open the
Self-Locking Grips. See Figure 1.
Place the Lid on top of the
Removable Cooking Pot and
Figure 1
release the Upper Handles so
that the Self-Locking Grips close onto the rim of
the Removable Cooking Pot.
LOCK
7. When cooking under Pressure, slide the Safety
Lock to the LOCK position. See Figure 2. Turn
the Pressure Regulator to Pressure (see Figure
3). When steaming food, leave the Safety Lock
in the UNLOCK position. Turn the Pressure
Regulator to STEAM.
UNLOCK
(Red) Pressure
Indicator Rod
Figure 2
8. Press the START/STOP Button to illuminate the
Green Indicator Light and to begin cooking. The
Pressure Cooker will beep three times at the
end of the cooking time and the STOP light will
automatically illuminate.
CLEAN
STEAM
9. To cancel and reset during cooking, press and
hold the START/STOP Button until it beeps,
and the Red Indicator Light is lit. The Pressure
Cooker will beep periodically as a reminder that
your cooking is completed.
PRESSURE
Figure 3
10. PRESSURE MUST BE FULLY RELEASED BEFORE OPENING
THE LID. The Pressure Indicator Rod will be UP when the Pressure
Cooker is under pressure, and DOWN when the pressure is released.
After all pressure has been released, slide the Safety Lock to the
UNLOCK position. Grasp the Upper Handles and pull out simultaneously to unclamp the Self-Locking Grips from the rim of the
Removable Cooking Pot.
(3 minutes, high pressure)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 pounds ground turkey
2 cups coarsely chopped onions
2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds
1 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 tablespoons mild chili powder, plus more if needed
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large green and 2 large red bell peppers, seeded and diced
One 15-ounce can diced or stewed tomatoes (with liquid)
1 or 2 cloves garlic, pushed through a press
2 tablespoons cornmeal or quick-cooking polenta, plus more if needed
(optional)
Garnishes: sour cream and chopped cilantro
1. Press START and BROWN. Heat oil in cooker and brown sausage well on
both sides. Remove and set aside.
2. Add ground turkey and cook, stirring constantly and breaking up clumps,
until it is no longer pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in onions and cumin and cook
an additional minute, stirring frequently.
3. Stir in broth, reserved sausage, chili powder, salt, cinnamon, and bell peppers. Pour tomatoes on top.
4. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
5. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 3 MINUTES. Press START.
6. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
7. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
8. Press BROWN and START. Stir in garlic and adjust seasonings. If chili is
too thin, sprinkle on corn meal while stirring. Cook until chili is thickened
and garlic loses its raw taste, about 3 minutes.
9. Serve in large bowls, garnished with sour cream and cilantro.
Serves 4 to 6
Adapted from THE PRESSURED COOK, copyright Lorna Sass, 1998. By
permission of Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.
11. Allow the appliance to cool before cleaning. After it has cooled, unplug
it from the wall outlet. Clean by following the Care and Cleaning
Instructions on page 16.
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POT ROAST WITH GARLIC-SMASHED POTATOES
(80 minutes, high pressure)
Cook potatoes and whole garlic cloves along with your roast. Smash the
potatoes with the garlic and serve alongside the roast for a hearty one-pot
meal.
You'll need a few metal or bamboo skewers for threading the garlic cloves--or
you can wrap them loosely in a cheesecloth bundle.
5-pound boneless chuck beef chuck roast, tied with string
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped celery
One 14.5-ounce can low-sodium beef broth
2 bay leaves
8 large potatoes, scrubbed (leave whole)
12 large cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons butter
Garnish: 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
1. Season roast well with salt and pepper.
2. Press BROWN and START. Heat oil in cooker and brown roast well on all
sides. Remove and set aside.
3. Add onions, carrot, and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions
begin to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth and bay leaves. Return roast
to cooker. Set potatoes on top and around roast. Thread garlic cloves on
skewers and set skewers on top of potatoes or roast.
4. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
5. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 80 MINUTES. Press
START.
6. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Allow pressure
to come down naturally for at least 15 minutes. If you wish, quick-release
any remaining pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button
until red Pressure Indicator Rod drops.
7. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
8. Transfer potatoes and garlic to a bowl and cover with foil. Set roast on a
cutting board. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
9. Strain cooking broth into a gravy separator and degrease broth. Discard
bay leaves. Mash chopped vegetables and stir into about 2 cups of cooking broth to make a gravy. Season to taste. (If you wish, you may thicken
remaining cooking broth with cornstarch or arrowroot for additional gravy.)
10. Mash potatoes and garlic cloves with butter. Season to taste and garnish
with parsley. Serve alongside roast. Pass gravy in a sauceboat.
Instructions for Use
BEFORE USING FOR THE FIRST TIME
1. Before using the Programmable Pressure Cooker for the first time,
wash the Removable Cooking pot, the Self-Locking Lid and the
Rubber Gasket with warm soapy water. Rinse with clear water and dry
thoroughly.
2. Make sure the Rubber gasket is seated properly around the Lid. To
ensure correct fitting of the Rubber Gasket, fill the Removable Cooking
Pot 2/3 full with water and run on HIGH PRESSURE for 15 minutes.
Wait 15 minutes, then release pressure by pressing on the Quick
Steam Release Button in short bursts. The Pressure Indicator Rod will
drop. Let the appliance cool to room temperature. Pour out the water.
Rinse and towel dry the Removable Cooking Pot. The Pressure
Cooker is now ready to be used.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN COOKING EACH TIME
For best results, always check that the Pressure Regulator knob, Pressure
Indicator, Steam Release Valve and Safety Valves are in good working
order and that there are no foreign particles blocking the Valve openings
on the underside of the Lid. See Care and Cleaning Instructions.
POWER SURGE PROTECTION FEATURE
This Pressure Cooker has a Back-up Feature to prevent malfunction in the
event of power surges. If the Pressure Cooker is unplugged or switched
off, allow at least 30 seconds for the program to clear before turning the
unit back on.
Operating Instructions
1. Plug the cord into a grounded-type 120V AC electrical wall outlet.
2. Position the Removable Cooking Pot in the Housing so that its Rear
Centering Guide slides into the locating guides on the inside of the
Cool-to-the-Touch Housing.
3. Choose the desired program by pressing either WARM, COOK
MODE: (BROWN or STEAM), or PRESSURE MODE: (HIGH or
LOW).
4. If using COOK MODE: (STEAM), or PRESSURE MODE: (HIGH or
LOW), press COOK TIME for the desired time.
Serves 8
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Control Panel Options
(Cont.)
Once pressure is reached, the unit will begin to count down in minutes
and will beep 3 times when the cooking time has elapsed. Let the
pressure drop on its own by using the Natural Release Feature, or
release pressure immediately by pressing the Quick Steam Release
Button in short bursts until pressure is reduced. DO NOT hold this
button down, as hot liquids may be ejected. To cancel or stop cooking
before time has elapsed, press and hold the START/STOP Button
until the Red Light illuminates and the Pressure Cooker beeps.
4. COOK TIME: Use this Timer when using the COOK MODE (STEAM)
Function or the PRESSURE MODE (HIGH or LOW) settings. Press
COOK TIME Button to set the desired cooking time, up to 99 minutes.
5. DELAY TIME: Allows you to begin cooking food up to two hours
later in 1/2 hour increments.
6. START/STOP: After choosing the desired function: WARM, COOK
MODE: (BROWN or STEAM), or PRESSURE MODE: (HIGH or LOW),
and if appropriate, a COOK TIME, press the START/STOP Button to
begin operating the appliance. The Green Indicator Light will be lit
when START is chosen. The Red Indicator Light will illuminate for
STOP. If you wish to change your selection, or to stop the appliance,
press and hold START/STOP until the Red Indicator Light illuminates
and the Pressure Cooker beeps.
This Pressure Cooker has an idle mode. If you input a COOK TIME
and/or DELAY TIME, but forget to select a program or if you forget to
press START, the clock will display "--" after 5 seconds. This feature is for
your convenience to show that the program is incomplete. The "--" signal
indicates that the Pressure Cooker is not programmed properly and will
not run. You can proceed with the program where you left off by pressing
the COOK TIME or DELAY TIME Button. Your selected time will reappear. If this time does not appear, or if it is incorrect, simply enter the correct time and then press the START/STOP Button.
BUSY COOK'S BEEF STEW
3 1/2-pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks
(or use 3 1/2 pounds pre-cut stew meat)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup flour
1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup beef or chicken broth or water
1/2 packet (about 2 tablespoons) onion soup mix
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 pound baby-cut carrots
6 to 8 large potatoes, scrubbed and halved
One 10-ounce package frozen French-cut green beans (optional)
One 1-pound package frozen baby onions (optional)
1. Season meat with salt and pepper and toss in flour to coat lightly.
2. Press BROWN and START. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in cooker and brown
meat in two batches, adding more oil if needed. Return all browned meat
to cooker and add wine. Cook until half of wine evaporates.
3. Add broth, onion soup mix, and thyme. Set carrots and potatoes on top
of meat.
4. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
5. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 20 MINUTES. Press
START.
6. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Allow pressure
to come down naturally for at least 15 minutes. If you wish, quick-release
any remaining pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button
until red Pressure Indicator Rod drops.
7. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
8. Transfer potatoes to a bowl and cover with foil. Use a paper towel to sop
up surface fat on stew. (Or refrigerate stew overnight and remove congealed fat; return to cooker and press BROWN and START to reheat.)
9. If you wish to add frozen vegetables, stir them in. Press BROWN and
START and cook until vegetables are tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Adjust seasonings.
10. To serve, divide potatoes among plates and ladle stew on top.
Serves 8
8
(20 minutes, high pressure)
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BRISKET IN BARBECUE SAUCE
Control Panel Options
(70 minutes, high pressure)
Here's a recipe for fork-tender brisket in record time. Your favorite barbecue
sauce will provide so much flavor that it's not necessary to brown the meat.
Be forewarned: the brisket will shrink about 25%.
For best results, cook the brisket a day in advance and refrigerate the sliced
meat and sauce overnight in separate containers. Remove the congealed fat
from the sauce and reheat in a covered pot by simmering the slices and potatoes in the sauce. Just before serving, thicken sauce as described in Step 8
below.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds onions, peeled and cut into thick slices
3 large green bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch slices
1/2 cup beef broth or water
4 1/2-pound boneless beef brisket, trimmed
1 1/4 cups store bought barbecue sauce
6 to 8 large potatoes, scrubbed and halved
3 tablespoons quick-cooking polenta or cornstarch
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Press BROWN and START. Heat oil in cooker. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until they soften slightly, about 2 minutes.
2. Add peppers and broth and set brisket on top. Pour barbecue sauce over
brisket. Arrange potatoes over and around brisket.
3. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
4. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 70 MINUTES. Press
START.
5. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Allow pressure
to come down naturally for at least 15 minutes. If you wish, quick-release
any remaining pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until
red Pressure Indicator Rod drops.
6. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
7. Transfer potatoes to a platter and cover with foil. Set brisket on a cutting
board. Let cool slightly before slicing on the bias.
8. If serving immediately, strain cooking broth into a gravy separator and
degrease. Return to cooker along with vegetable solids. Press BROWN
and START. If using polenta, stir it directly into sauce. If using cornstarch,
dissolve it in 1/2 cup sauce and then stir mixture into remaining sauce in
pot. Cook, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens, 1 to 3 minutes.
9. Arrange sliced brisket on platter along with potatoes. Pour some sauce on
top and pass remaining sauce at the table.
Serves 6
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1
WARM
2
3
BROWN
HIGH
STEAM
LOW
COOK
MODE
PRESSURE
MODE
Timer
Display
4
COOK
TIME
5
6
DELAY
TIME
START
STOP
Programmable
PRESSURE
COOKER
1. WARM: The Warm function holds and keeps cooked food warm for a
long period of time. When you press the WARM Button the Red
Indicator Light illuminates. Press START/STOP to activate. The Red
Warming Indicator Light will flash, indicating WARM is working. To
cancel or stop, press and hold START/STOP Button until the Red
Stop Light illuminates and the Pressure Cooker beeps.
2. COOK MODE (BROWN or STEAM): For the BROWN Function,
press COOK MODE Button until the Red Indicator Light next to
BROWN is lit. Press the START/STOP Button until the Green Start
Indicator Light illuminates and the Red Brown Indicator Light flashes.
The Clock will Display: "--" indicating that the Cooker is in the
BROWN Mode and the appliance will begin to heat immediately and
will remain hot until START/STOP Button is pressed again to end the
BROWN Function.
For the STEAM Function and to bring water to a boil, press COOK
MODE Button until Green Indicator Light next to STEAM is lit. Press
COOK TIME Button to enter the cooking time desired. The Cook
Time Red Indicator Light will be lit. Then press the START/STOP
Button, the Green Start Light illuminates and the Green Steam
Indicator Light will flash. The unit will begin to count down in minutes,
and will beep 3 times when finished.
3. PRESSURE MODE (HIGH or LOW): For cooking food under LOW
PRESSURE, press PRESSURE MODE Button until Green Indicator
Light is lit; for HIGH PRESSURE, press until Red Indicator Light is lit.
Press the COOK TIME Button to select the desired cooking time. The
Cook Time Red Indicator Light will be lit. Then press the
START/STOP Button to activate, the Green Start Light will illuminate
and the Green Pressure Indicator Light will flash.
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Getting to Know Your CEPC800
Programmable Pressure Cooker
11
10
12
9
13
13
LOCK
UNLOCK
14
8
15
7
REAR VIEW OF
REMOVABLE COOKING
POT
6
MAX FILL
LINE
MAXIMUM FILL LINE
5
4
3
17
SLOT FOR REAR
CENTERING GUIDE
2
WARM
BROWN
STEAM
COOK
MODE
HIGH
LOW
PRESSURE
MODE
PROGRAMMABLE
PRESSURE
COOKER
COOK
TIME
DELAY
TIME
STOP
START
1
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
REAR
CENTERING
GUIDE
16
Power Cord and Plug
Cool-to-the-Touch Housing
Lower Handles
Centering Guides
Removable Cooking Pot
(P/N 21322)
Rubber Gasket (P/N 21321)
Quick Steam Release Button
Upper Handles
Pressure Regulator Knob
18
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
6
Steam Release Valve
Safety Lock Button
Pressure Indicator Rod
Pressure Safety Valves (2)
Self Locking Lid (P/N 21320)
Self Locking Grips
Control Panel
Heating Element Pins
Cleaning Brush
SWEET-AND-SOUR PORK CHOPS WITH
PINEAPPLE (10 minutes, high pressure)
Serve this colorful Hawaiian-inspired medley over rice.
One 28-ounce can pineapple chunks in unsweetened pineapple juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, plus more if needed
1 tablespoon toasted (Asian) sesame oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 to 2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil
6 to 8 center-cut pork chops, about 1-inch thick, trimmed
2 large red onions, peeled and sliced in rings
3 large red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch strips
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Optional garnish: 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1. In a bowl, prepare sweet-and-sour sauce by combining pineapple (including juice), vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, and ginger. Set
aside.
2. Press BROWN and START. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in cooker and brown
pork chops on both sides in batches, adding more oil if needed. Set
chops aside.
3. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until they soften slightly, about 2
minutes. Layer pork chops and red peppers in cooker and pour reserved
sweet-and-sour sauce on top.
4. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
5. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 10 MINUTES. Press
START.
6. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
7. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
8. With a slotted spoon, transfer chops to a large, deep serving platter.
9. Press BROWN and START. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/2 cup cooking liquid
and stir this slurry into sauce. Cook, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Add more soy sauce if needed.
10. Pour sauce over chops and garnish with cilantro, if you wish.
Serves 6
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CURRIED CHICKPEAS WITH SPINACH
(18 minutes, high pressure)
Serve this flavor-packed vegetarian curry over rice, with a dollop of mango
chutney on the side.
1 pound (2 1/2 cups) dried chickpeas, soaked overnight in ample water to
cover
2 cups vegetable broth or water
One 13.5-ounce can coconut milk
2 tablespoons Madras-style mild curry powder (see Cook's Notes below)
Two 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach
2 large (about 1 pound) red onions, peeled and cut into eighths
One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes with chilies (including liquid)
Salt to taste
Garnishes: sour cream or yogurt and chopped cilantro
1. Drain chickpeas. Blend broth, coconut milk, and curry powder in cooker.
Add chickpeas and set frozen blocks of spinach and onions on top. Pour
tomatoes over spinach and onions.
2. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
3. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 18 MINUTES. Press
START.
4. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
5. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
6. Stir well and add salt, if needed. Curry will quickly thicken as it stands, but
if you wish to thicken immediately, mash some chickpeas against side of
cooker with a fork and stir them in.
7. Garnish individual portions with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of
cilantro.
Serves 7 to 8
Cook's Notes: One good brand of Madras curry powder is Merwanjee
Poonjiajee & Sons, available in gourmet shops and many supermarkets. The
blend contains salt.
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Introduction
Congratulations! You are about to learn how to cook and prepare delicious, home made meals in a fraction of the time it normally takes, without
sacrificing flavor or nutrition. Your Cook's Essentials® Programmable
Pressure Cooker is quick, safe and easy to use. And best of all, it can
shorten the traditional cooking time of most foods by up to 70 percent.
1. Your Programmable Pressure Cooker cooks like a traditional Pressure
Cooker by combining steam heat and pressure for faster cooking
times. Since an air tight seal is formed when the Lid is closed and
locked, the heat and steam stay trapped inside the Removable
Cooking Pot. As the steam builds and the pressure rises, the cooking
temperature will get as hot as 250º F, which is 38º F hotter than when
food is cooked in a standard pot with liquid. This combination of high
heat and pressure cooks the food faster while retaining water soluble
nutrients and flavor.
2. Your Cook's Essentials® Pressure Cooker takes the guesswork out of
cooking under pressure. A built-in Thermostat knows exactly when low
or high pressure is reached inside the Removable Cooking Pot and
automatically adjusts the heat and triggers the timer to begin. These
computerized functions eliminate the need to make heat adjustments,
necessary when using a stovetop cooker.
3. The 1500 watt Heating Element allows for quick heating and for maintaining even cooking temperature and pressure.
4. The large, 8-quart capacity, heavy-duty, non-stick, aluminum
Removable Cooking Pot heats up quickly and evenly.
5. The Cook's Essentials® Programmable Pressure Cooker has a
BROWN Function that allows you to sauté or brown food in the
Removable Cooking Pot before cooking under pressure.
6. The Quick Steam Release Feature allows you to release pressure with
the simple push of a button. Press this release button in short bursts
to prevent ejection of hot liquid along with steam.
7. The STEAM Function heats cooking liquid in the Removable Cooking
Pot to a boil in a matter of minutes for steaming an endless variety of
foods like vegetables and shellfish (as well as rice).
8. The software incorporates a CANCEL feature for both COOK TIME
and DELAY TIME during setup. If it becomes necessary to cancel or
reset the time before cooking has begun, simply press the COOK
TIME and START/STOP Buttons simultaneously to reset the Cook
Time to "01"; or press the DELAY TIME and START/STOP Buttons
simultaneously to reset the Delay Time to "00".
9. The WARM Function holds and keeps cooked food warm for an unlimited period of time.
10. The sturdy, brushed stainless steel and molded, Cool-to-the-Touch
Housing of your Cook's Essentials® Programmable Pressure Cooker is
both attractive and functional.
5
3-PRONG GROUNDED TYPE PLUG
This appliance is equipped with a grounded type 3-wire cord (3-prong plug).
This plug will only fit into an electrical outlet made for a 3-prong plug. This is
a safety feature. If the plug should fail to fit the outlet, contact an electrician
to replace the obsolete outlet. Do not attempt to defeat the safety purpose
of the Grounding Pin part of the 3-prong plug.
SHORT CORD INSTRUCTIONS
A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risk resulting from
becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
Longer detachable power-supply cords or extension cords are available
and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
If a longer detachable power-supply or extension cord is used, (1) the
marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least
as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, and (2) the cord should be
arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it
can be pulled on by children or tripped over accidentally.
The extension cord should be a grounding-type 3-wire cord.
ELECTRIC POWER
If the electric circuit is overloaded with other appliances, your appliance may
not operate. It should be operated on a separate electrical circuit.
CAUTION: To prevent Plasticizers to migrate from the finish of the counter
top or table top or other furniture, place NON-PLASTIC coasters or placemats between the appliance and the finish of the counter top or table top.
Failure to do so may cause the finish to darken, permanent blemishes may occur or stains can appear.
A Note Regarding Your Cook's Essentials® Programmable
Electric Pressure Cooker featuring DuPont® SilverStone® Select
Congratulations on your purchase of Cook's Essentials® Programmable
Electric Pressure Cooker featuring DuPont® SilverStone® Select
ScratchGuard™. The special coating on the Removable Cooking Pot has
been designed to add durability and ease of use and cleaning. It has been
specially formulated for selected premium performance appliances.
SilverStone® Select offers increased scratch and abrasion protection, while
still maintaining the convenience of no-stick cooking and easy cleaning. It is
great for the health conscious, allowing you to cook without fats or oils.
Care and cleaning of your Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker is a
snap with the SilverStone® Select coating, as it has been designed to be
completely non-stick. Washing or rinsing with warm, soapy water and a
sponge or a cloth is all that is needed. Do not use steel wool, course scouring pads or harsh abrasives on any surface coated with SilverStone® Select.
Not only are they unnecessary, but they may damage the coating.
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RISOTTO WITH SMOKED MOZZARELLA AND
SUN-DRIED TOMATOES (4 minutes, high pressure)
Risotto normally takes about a half hour of constant stirring to prepare in the
conventional way, but in the pressure cooker it's done in just a few minutes.
This sophisticated Italian rice dish makes a fine substitute for pasta.
1 tablespoon olive oil (or use oil from sun-dried tomatoes)
3/4 cup chopped shallots or onions
2 cups Arborio rice (see Cook's Notes below)
2/3 cup dry white wine or vermouth
4 1/2 to 5 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
6 ounces smoked mozzarella, grated (about 1 1/4 cups tightly packed)
2/3 cup coarsely chopped sun-dried tomatoes (oil-packed)
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Garnish: chopped parsley
1. Press BROWN and START. Heat oil in cooker and cook shallots for 1
minute. Stir in rice, taking care to coat grains with oil.
2. Add wine and cook until most of it evaporates.
3. Stir in 4 1/2 cups broth.
4. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
5. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 4 MINUTES. Press START.
6. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Quick-release
any remaining pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until
red Pressure Indicator Rod drops.
7. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
8. Press BROWN and START. Stir risotto vigorously as it boils until rice is
tender but still chewy. If the mixture becomes dry, gradually add more
broth as needed. (Risotto should be slightly soupy.) Stir in mozzarella, sundried tomatoes and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
9. Ladle into large, shallow pasta or soup bowls. Garnish individual portions
with parsley, and serve immediately.
Cook's Notes: Arborio is a plump Italian short-grain white rice traditionally
used to make risotto. It is available in gourmet shops and many supermarkets.
Carnaroli and Maratelli are two other types that may be substituted.
Serves 4 as main dish or 6 as appetizer
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EASY APPLESAUCE (1 minute, high pressure)
Cooking the apples with their skins on not only saves time, but gives the
applesauce a pale, rosy hue. For a more complex flavor, try using a variety of
apples.
1 cup water
4 pounds apples, rinsed and quartered (see Cook's Notes below)
Sugar or maple syrup if needed
1. Place water and apples in cooker.
2. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK
position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
3. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 1 MINUTE. Press START.
4. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Allow pressure
to come down naturally for 10 minutes. Quick-release any remaining pressure by holding down Quick Steam Release Button until red Pressure
Indicator Rod drops.
5. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
6. Lift cooked apples with a slotted spoon and pass through a food mill, discarding pits and peels as you go.
7. Sweeten applesauce, if you wish. Refrigerate until needed, up to 10 days,
or freeze up to 4 months.
Cook's Notes: If you prefer a chunky applesauce, core and seed apples after
you quarter them. Eliminate step 6. Any leftover cooking liquid may be stirred
into the applesauce or used to make a fruit compote.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
WARNING: This appliance generates heat and escaping steam during
use. Use proper precautions to prevent risk of burns, fires, or other
injury to persons or damage property.
1. Keep hands and face away from Steam Release Valve when releasing
pressure.
2. Use extreme caution when removing the Lid after cooking. Serious burns
can result from steam inside.
3. Never remove the Lid while the unit is in operation.
4. Do not use without the Removable Cooking Pot in place.
5. Do not cover the Pressure Valves with anything as an explosion may
occur.
6. Do not touch the Removable Cooking Pot, any removable parts, or heating parts immediately after using. Let the unit cool completely first.
7. To reduce the risk of electric shock, cook only in the removable cooking
pot. Do not pour liquid into the Cool-to-the-Touch Housing.
8. Clean all parts thoroughly after each use.
9. Do not lift the Removable Cooking Pot containing food by using Upper
Handles on Lid.
Makes about 6 cups
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be
followed including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using appliance.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
3. To protect against fire, electrical shock, and injury to persons, do not
immerse Cord, Plug or Pressure Cooker Housing in water or other liquid.
4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used near children.
This appliance is not for use by children.
5. Unplug appliance from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow
to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the
appliance malfunctions, or has been dropped or damaged in any manner.
Contact Consumer Service.
7. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance
manufacturer may result in fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
11. To disconnect, press the START/STOP Button until the Red STOP Light
illuminates and the Pressure Cooker beeps. Then remove plug from wall
outlet
12. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
13. Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot
oil or other hot liquids.
14. Oversized foods, metal foil packages, or utensils must not be inserted in
the appliance, as they may involve a risk of fire or electric shock.
15. A fire may occur if the appliance is covered or touching flammable material, including curtains, draperies, walls, and the like, when in operation.
16. Do not attempt to dislodge food when the appliance is plugged in.
17. Do not fill the unit above the MAX Fill Line. When cooking foods that
expand during cooking, such as rice or dried vegetables, do not fill the
unit over 1/2 full. See "Cooking with Your Pressure Cooker".
18. Do not cook foods such as applesauce, cranberries, pearl barley, oatmeal
or other cereals, split peas, noodles, macaroni, rhubarb, or spaghetti.
These foods tend to foam, froth and sputter, and may block the Steam
Release Valve.
19. CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, cook only in the
Removable Cooking Pot.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
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LEMON CHEESECAKE
(35 minutes, high pressure)
To make this dense and delicious cheesecake, you'll need a 7-inch springform
pan and aluminum foil (preferably extra-wide, heavy duty).
Butter for greasing springform pan
1/2 cup chocolate cookie or graham cracker crumbs
Two 8-ounce packages Philadelphia cream cheese (see Cook's Notes below)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
2 tablespoons flour
Zest of 1 large lemon
2 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 large eggs
Garnishes: sliced strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries
1.
Liberally butter springform pan. Coat sides with cookie crumbs and spread
remaining crumbs evenly on bottom. Set aside.
2. In a food processor, blend cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, lemon zest
and juice. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add eggs and process just until
blended in.
3. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Place pan in center of a sheet of aluminum
foil about 2 1/2 feet long. (If not heavy duty, use a double layer.) Press foil
tightly against sides of pan. Bring two longer ends up to meet, then fold
over to seal, creating a tent to allow space on top for cheesecake to puff
up. Use another sheet of foil, if needed, so that pan and cheesecake are
entirely enclosed.
4. Set rack in cooker and gently place pan on top. Pour in enough water to
reach halfway up sides of pan.
5. Pull lid handles apart and set lid on cooker. Slide safety lock to LOCK position. Point pressure regulator knob to PRESSURE.
6. Set pressure mode for HIGH and cook time for 35 MINUTES. Press START.
7. When cooker beeps three times, STOP light will illuminate. Allow pressure
to come down naturally until red Pressure Indicator Rod drops, about 20
minutes.
8. Slide safety lock to UNLOCK. Pull handles apart and remove lid.
9. Let cheesecake cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack set
over a plate to catch dripping water. Open foil seal. Use a paper towel to
blot up any moisture on top of cheesecake. While cheesecake is still hot,
gently smooth off top if necessary.
10. When cooled to room temperature, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate
at least 6 hours or overnight. (You may also freeze for up to 2 months.)
When ready to serve, release and remove sides of springform pan. Leave
base in place and set cheesecake on a platter. Arrange berries decoratively
on top.
Serves 8
Cook's Notes: This recipe was tested with traditional cream cheese and sour
cream. Low-fat or fat-free versions may prevent the cheesecake from setting
properly.
All recipes copyright Lorna Sass, 2001.
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COOK’S ESSENTIALS® WARRANTY
This Cook’s Essentials® product warranty extends to the original consumer purchaser of
the product.
Warranty on Coating: This Cook's Essentials® product features DuPont® SilverStone®
Select with ScratchGuard™. This superior, non-stick coating is guaranteed to be free
from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as you own this product. Under
normal household use, it will never chip, crack, or peel.
Warranty Duration: All materials and workmanship, other than the non-stick coating, are
warranted to the original consumer purchaser for a period of one (1) year from the original purchase date.
Warranty Coverage: This product is warranted against defective materials or workmanship. This warranty is void if the product has been damaged by accident, in shipment,
unreasonable use, misuse, neglect, improper service, commercial use, repairs by unauthorized personnel or other causes not arising out of defects in materials or workmanship. This warranty is effective only if the product is purchased and operated in the USA,
and does not extend to any units which have been used in violation of written instructions furnished by Cook’s Essentials®, or to units which have been altered or modified or
to damage to products or parts thereof which have had the serial number removed,
altered, defaced or rendered illegible.
Warranty Disclaimers: This warranty is in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied and
no representative or person is authorized to assume for Cook’s Essentials® any other liability in connection with the sale of our products. There shall be no claims for defects or
failure of performance or product failure under any theory of tort, contract or commercial law including, but not limited to, negligence, gross negligence, strict liability, breach
of warranty and breach of contract.
Warranty Performance: During the above one-year warranty period, a product with a
defect will be either repaired or replaced with a reconditioned comparable model (at
Cook’s Essentials® option). Contact Consumer Service for return authorization. The
repaired or replacement product will be in warranty for the balance of the one-year warranty period and an additional one-month period. No charge will be made for such repair
or replacement.
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Should the appliance malfunction, you should first call toll-free 1-800-233-9054 between
the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Central Standard Time and ask for CONSUMER SERVICE
stating that you are a consumer with a problem. Please refer to Model #CEPC800 when
you call. To contact Consumer Service by mail, write to:
ATTN: Repair Department
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In-Warranty Service: For an appliance covered under the warranty period, no charge is
made for service or postage. Please call for return authorization.
Out-of- Warranty Service: A flat rate charge by model is made for Out-of-Warranty
service. Please include $10.00 (U.S.) for return shipping and handling.
Cook’s Essentials® cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage during incoming shipment. For your protection, carefully package the product for shipment and insure it with
the carrier. Be sure to enclose the following items with your appliance: any accessories
related to your problem, your full name and return address and daytime phone number, a
note describing the problem you experienced, a copy of your sales receipt or other proof
of purchase to determine warranty status. C.O.D. shipments cannot be accepted.
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