Prestige is the pioneer of pressure cookers with over 80 years of expertise. Some of our loyal customers have had their pressure cookers for over two generations and the products are still going strong. As the rest of our products, to guarantee the best performance and longevity, there are key rules consumers should follow.
Please note, below is for general guidance. For full details on how to care for your pressure cooker, Please refer to your use and care.
- Ensure that your cooker is suitable for the heat source that you are using.
- Match the size of your cooker base to the size of your hob/ring.
- Always follow the hob manufacturer’s instructions.
- Do not place the appliance in a heated oven.
- Do not touch hot surfaces.
- Do not allow gas flames to spread up the side walls of your cooker.
- Extreme caution must be used when moving the appliance containing hot liquids.
- Do not let children near the pressure cooker when in use.
- Do not allow the handles to extend over the front edge of hob and position away from other burners to keep them from getting hot.
- When cooking doughy food, gently shake the cooker before opening the lid to avoid food ejection.
- Check handles and if necessary re-tighten.
- Do not place a dry/empty cooker on a heat source. Always ensure a minimum of 300 ml (1/2pt) liquid is in the cooker.
- Do not overfill the cooker.
- Always check the vent tube for clogging before use. Hold the lid up to light and look through the vent tube to ensure it is clear.
- Always buy genuine Prestige spare parts appropriate to your model.
- Do not pressure cook dumplings.
- Do not thicken when cooking under pressure.
- Do not use oil or other fats when cooking under pressure or use the pressure cooker for frying.
- Move the pressure cooker under pressure with the greatest care. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles and knobs. If necessary, use protection.
- Do not use the pressure cooker for purposes other than the one for which it is intended.
- This appliance cooks under pressure. Scalds may result from inappropriate use of the pressure cooker. Make sure that the cooker is properly closed before applying heat – see “instructions for use”.
- Never force open the pressure cooker. Do not open before making sure that its internal pressure has completely dropped. Please refer to the manual supplied with your pressure cooker.
- After cooking meat with a skin (e.g. ox tongue), which may swell under the effect of pressure, do not prick the meat while the skin is swollen; you might be scalded.
- Do not tamper with any of the safety systems beyond the maintenance instructions specified in the instruction for use.
- Ensure you always lift your pressure cooker across the hob, do not drag.
- Keep these instructions.
All our pressure cookers come with several safety features. Please refer to the manual supplied with your pressure cooker for full details or contact our Consumer Care Team.
We hope you found this article useful and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.