Farberware Programmable Pressure Cooker Instructions

Programmable pressure cookers take away a lot of the anxiety associated with using this type of cookware. The appliance automatically begins to count down when the correct pressure is reached. It also turns itself off when cooking is complete. As an additional bonus, the pressure cooker is much quieter than similar stovetop models. The Farberware Programmable Pressure Cooker also has the ability to brown or steam food. You also can program the appliance to delay cooking for up to two hours.

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You can cook dried beans without soaking in as little as six minutes using a pressure cooker.

Pressure Cooking

Step 1

Plug your Farberware programmable Pressure Cooker into a grounded 120-volt outlet.

Step 2

Put the removable cooking pot into the pressure cooker so that the guide on the pot slides into the channel of the cooker.

Step 3

Choose "Pressure Mode: High."

Step 4

Press "Cook Time" for the desired cooking time.

Step 5

Pull apart the handles on the self-locking lid and place the lid onto the pressure cooker. Release the handles so that they grip the rim of the cooker.

Step 6

Slide the safety lock to the "Lock" position. Turn the pressure regulator knob to "Pressure."

Step 7

Press the "Start/Stop" button until the green indicator lights up. As pressure builds up inside the cooker, the pressure indicator rises. When full pressure is reached, the timer starts to count down. The cooker beeps three times when cooking is complete.

Step 8

Wait the amount of time indicated on your recipe for the pressure to release naturally, or press the "Quick Steam Release" button in short bursts until no more steam is released and the red indicator turns off.

Step 9

Unlock the lid by moving the safely lock to "Unlock." Remove the lid by pulling apart the lid handles. Lift the lid pointed away from your face, as the intense steam can burn you.

Browning Food

Step 10

Plug your Farberware programmable Pressure Cooker into a grounded 120-volt outlet.

Step 11

Put the removable cooking pot into the pressure cooker so that the guide on the pot slides into the channel of the cooker.

Step 12

Add the amount of oil recommended in your recipe.

Step 13

Press the "Cook Mode" button for "Brown." Press the "Start/Stop" button until the green indicator light is lit. Allow the cooker and oil to preheat about five minutes.

Step 14

Brown or sauté the food in small batches for best results.

Step 15

Press the "Start/Stop" button until it beeps once and the red indicator light is lit. Proceed with the remainder of your recipe.

Steaming Food

Step 16

Plug your Farberware programmable Pressure Cooker into a grounded 120-volt outlet.

Step 17

Put the removable cooking pot into the pressure cooker so that the guide on the pot slides into the channel of the cooker.

Step 18

Place a small, plastic steam rack or basket into the bottom of the removable cooking pot.

Step 19

Add water until it is just below the steam rack or basket.

Step 20

Add the food, but do not add more than two-thirds of the cooker's capacity.

Step 21

Place the lid onto the cooker by pulling the handles apart and placing it on the cooker so that the handles grip the rim and release. Do not lock the safety lock for steaming.

Step 22

Turn the pressure regulator knob to "Steam."

Step 23

Press the "Cook Mode" for "Steam" and the red indicator light next to the mode will turn on.

Step 24

Press "Cook Time" for the desired amount of steaming, then press the "Start/Stop" button until the green indicator is lit. The red indicator light next to steam cook mode will blink. The pressure cooker will beep three times, the green indicator light will turn off and the red indicator will turn on when the cooking time is complete.

Step 25

Press and hold the "Start/Stop" button to turn the cooker off.