Kuhn Rikon Duromatic 3-3/4-Quart Pressure Saucepan
- 3-3/4-quart pressure saucepan made of 18/10 stainless steel that won’t interact with food
- Solid thermal aluminum sandwich in bottom for even browning and rapid heat absorption
- Five over-pressure safety systems, UL listed; automatic locking system; spring-loaded precision valve
- Saves time and 70 percent of energy normally consumed while cooking
- Dishwasher safe; measures 7.5 inches in diameter; 10-year warranty
This 8-inch, 3-1/2-quart pressure saucepan quickly and healthfully cook foods with trapped steam at temperatures higher than boiling. It’s the ideal size for singles, small families, and vegetarians craving steamed veggies, soups, and rice dishes. Using a pressure cooker saves time and 70 percent of the energy normally consumed while cooking. It requires little water so nutrients, flavor, and color are not boiled away. Made of heavyweight, mirror-finish, 18/10 stainless steel that won’t react with food, the cooker has two handles and an aluminum disk sandwiched in stainless steel in its bottom to quickly and uniformly conduct heat. It comes with a stainless-steel steaming trivet and a Quick Cuisine cookbook.Kuhn Rikon Duromatic pressure cookers are designed with safety in mind. The automatic lid-locking device insures that no pressure can build up until the lid is put on correctly. The lid cannot be removed or come off until all pressure has been released. The cookers also provide the ultimate protection against excess pressure. The first indication that too much pressure has built up inside the cooker is the audible hiss as excess pressure is released through the valve. (When the user hears this, the heat should be turned down.) The valve will take care of any over pressurization by allowing steam to escape through the holes located on the valve stem. Additionally, another spring-loaded safety valve in the lid is set to release steam in case of a clogged main valve. This valve is not a “blow plug” like some old American cookers had, but a highly accurate spring-loaded valve that will open at a preset internal pressure and release steam safely and effectively.
This Duromatic pressure cooker can be used on any cooktop. It can go into the oven only at settings below 300 degrees F because of the stay-cool handles and valves. The pot is dishwasher safe, although the gasket and lid should be washed by hand. This pressure cooker carries a 10-year warranty on all non-replaceable parts, material, and workmanship.