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Fried Meat Ball!
05-13-2007, 05:56 PM
I'm looking into buying one and I don't know the foggiest thing about them (except their function). Anything specific I should look for, other than material?

cdcox
05-13-2007, 06:03 PM
I have one. I use it 3-4 times a year, but I know a lot of people use it more often. I'd say the most important thing is to get one that is large enough.

Fried Meat Ball!
05-13-2007, 06:04 PM
Yeah, I'm thinking probably a 6-qt. would be good for me. Easy to find between 4-8 quarts.

cdcox
05-13-2007, 06:10 PM
Mine is a 4 qt and it is a little small. A six quart would allow me to feed my family of 3 and have some leftovers for a couple days for lunch.

Skip Towne
05-13-2007, 06:15 PM
Mine is a 4 qt and it is a little small. A six quart would allow me to feed my family of 3 and have some leftovers for a couple days for lunch.
What do you cook in it?

cdcox
05-13-2007, 06:19 PM
What do you cook in it?

Pot roast and cassoulet are the standards. I've done some other one-time meals that didn't enter our regular roation. I think Phobia makes Jambalaya in his. I probably would have already tried that, but I'm the only Jamalaya eater at my house.

KCFalcon59
05-13-2007, 06:22 PM
My mom used them to make stews and also pre-cook ribs so they get real tender.

tmax63
05-13-2007, 06:54 PM
The war department uses one pretty regular. Out here at altitude (6500ft) it lets you get a higher temp and things cook faster. Get a bigger one and as mentioned before, it doubles as a stew pot, chili pot, etc.

Demonpenz
05-13-2007, 06:59 PM
obvouisly the chiefs front office doesn't

Skip Towne
05-13-2007, 07:01 PM
Pot roast and cassoulet are the standards. I've done some other one-time meals that didn't enter our regular roation. I think Phobia makes Jambalaya in his. I probably would have already tried that, but I'm the only Jamalaya eater at my house.
About the same as what I use my crock pot for. Slow vs Fast I guess.

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 07:12 PM
i've never used one either, but i love to cook.

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 07:12 PM
first post! i just registered, but i've been floating around reading threads for years.

BucEyedPea
05-13-2007, 07:17 PM
I'm looking into buying one and I don't know the foggiest thing about them (except their function). Anything specific I should look for, other than material?
Once a upon of time, I got one as a gift from Mum....who then proceeded to explain how careful I had to be or it would blow up in my face. Needless to say I never used it....and think I may be selling it at my next neighborhood garage sale weekend.

stlchiefs
05-13-2007, 07:18 PM
first post! i just registered, but i've been floating around reading threads for years.

If we only knew it took a pressure cooker thread to pull you out.

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 07:18 PM
Once a upon of time, I got one as a gift from Mum....who then proceeded to explain how careful I had to be or it would blow up in my face. Needless to say I never used it....and think I may be selling it at my next neighborhood garage sale weekend.
i think they're a lot safer than they used to be.

BucEyedPea
05-13-2007, 07:23 PM
i think they're a lot safer than they used to be.
This one was made in the 90's. Anyhow, I am AFRAID of it. :(

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 07:25 PM
This one was made in the 90's. Anyhow, I am AFRAID of it. :(
i was that way with migraine medicine. when imitrex first came out, it was $30 a pill and i was told i had to be sure i had a migraine. it's a vasodialator and i was told by the doc that if i took it and didn't have a migraine it could cause an aneurism. needless to say, the pills expired.

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 07:27 PM
If we only knew it took a pressure cooker thread to pull you out.
eh... kinda teh ghey i guess, but bored at work tonight. just thought i'd start posting.

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 07:31 PM
what's the post limit for creating threads? anyone know?

Bugeater
05-13-2007, 07:47 PM
what's the post limit for creating threads? anyone know?
You have to make a $25 donation to the Planet before you are allowed to start threads.

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 07:57 PM
You have to make a $25 donation to the Planet before you are allowed to start threads.
i was born at night, not last night.

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 07:58 PM
You have to make a $25 donation to the Planet before you are allowed to start threads.
is that so i can get the premium content?

Bugeater
05-13-2007, 08:17 PM
Damn n00bs don't fall for anything anymore. :shake:

Smed1065
05-13-2007, 08:22 PM
You have been lurking for years and still decided to post?

You must be a glutton.............. :banghead:

Phobia
05-13-2007, 08:23 PM
Yeah, I use mine mostly for dishes containing rice. It cuts cook time in half (unless it's brown rice apparently).

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 08:50 PM
You have been lurking for years and still decided to post?

You must be a glutton.............. :banghead:
like i said. bored.

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 08:53 PM
i'd like to start a thread to introduce myself, but i'm not a big boy yet... so i can't make threads.

pretty soon i'll be out of my diapers.

Phobia
05-13-2007, 08:56 PM
I think you need to hit 30 posts and have midnight pass before you're automatically promoted.

So, if you post 16x in the next 2 hours you'll probably be able to start a thread tomorrow.

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 08:59 PM
what if i decide to get to 29 and go back in hiding?

noa
05-13-2007, 09:03 PM
I've used a pressure cooker for potatoes, asparagus, squash, and carrots. Lots more uses, but that's all I've done so far. I haven't ventured into the meats and seafood yet, but I plan to.

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 09:05 PM
must.... resist.... urge..... to.... spam.... board!





i've read you can cook stuff really quick in them and get tender results. stews apparently work really well. just boosting the temp from 212 to 240 can make an enormous difference.

Bill Parcells
05-13-2007, 09:07 PM
what's the post limit for creating threads? anyone know?
50

Fly O.T. McWall
05-13-2007, 09:09 PM
damn!

http://www.addamsfamily.com/addams01/bttf/img044b.jpg

cdcox
05-13-2007, 10:34 PM
This one was made in the 90's. Anyhow, I am AFRAID of it. :(

Mine has three safety devices. First is a pressure blow off valve. If the pressure gets too high it pops open. Second is the sealing gasket around the rim. Again if the pressure gest too high, it will push the gasket out the edge of the rim and let off steam. Finally the pressure blow off valve has a melt out that if all else fails and the temp gets too high a plastic plug will melt away and release pressure that way.

I still keep a close eye on mine. As long as the weight is rattling, everything is okay. If you are not in the path of the steam when one of the safety devices releases, the worst you are likely to get is a big mess to clean up. No explosions.

tiptap
05-14-2007, 05:51 AM
Chili, I use a pressure cooker for the mixed beans I use in my chili. Add plenty of seasoning and onions and I also add some wine. Don't have to wait for the beans to soak overnight or cook 4 hours, instead about 40 minutes. I cook the meat seperately and blend together. Of course the other things mentioned here like roasts, potatoes etc as well.