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Stahlmann

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Pressure cooker questions
« on: October 02, 2016, 02:04:46 PM »
1. I use russian one. It's probably made of aluminium. Should I worry? ( something like that: https://img0.etsystatic.com/139/2/10699152/il_214x170.913229356_67lv.jpg  )
2. How do you separate food in it? I am rather INTP and I don't like throwing 500g of rice and then try to collect it. I thought about using small metal collander (inside crockpot, like:  http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/JcYAAOxyUXVRCuS~/s-l300.jpg )
« Last Edit: October 03, 2016, 10:25:35 AM by Stahlmann »

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Re: Crockpot questions
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 02:11:37 PM »
I think that is a pressure cooker and as such I don't have any answers to your questions If it was a crockpot I would suggest aluminum foil or those crockpot liners to separate foods


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Re: Crockpot questions
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 02:18:35 PM »
That looks more like a pressure cooker than a crock pot (slow cooker) to me.

I have vivid memories of my Dad's pressure cooker exploding once.  No one was hurt luckily, but it was quite loud and very messy.

I'm tempted to advise you to get a regular crock pot - or if you're feeling frisky, get one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-IP-DUO60-Multi-Functional-Pressure/dp/B00FLYWNYQ

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Re: Crockpot questions
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2016, 03:50:39 PM »
Here's one vote for No, don't worry about the pot being made of aluminum:
http://www.thedietchannel.com/Is-Aluminum-Cookware-Dangerous.htm

I agree with others that your pot looks like a pressure cooker, almost the opposite of slow cooker (crockpot). I think that the strainer you showed would be hard to keep in place inside the pot, especially if there's boiling liquid.  Something without a handle might work better, like this steamer insert:
http://www.target.com/p/9-inch-stainless-steel-steamer-basket-room-essentials/-/A-12756517



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Re: Crockpot questions
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 06:31:11 AM »
Sure, it is pressure cooker. My bad.

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Re: Pressure cooker questions
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2016, 11:05:25 AM »
Been using pressure cooker all my life, my mom's life, her mom's life :) All made of Aluminum.

Now the question is how do you retain food. Sure. We have stainless steel utensils that fit nicely and I can cook multiple food at once (Rice and lentils in separate utensils).