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Steam Vent Mess

I have been using my cooker for a couple of years without problems. I gave it a thorough cleaning recently. I just used it for the first time after, and the steam vent let out much more than just steam. My lid is covered with sticky liquid that spit out, and there is no liquid in my condensation collector.

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  • dwspencer Jan 23, 2009

    I had the same problem. I fixed it by throwing the cooker in the trash. I now cook my rice on my stove top. So much for the Aroma product.

  • sterat Feb 07, 2009

    Have tried soaking /rinsing rice prior to cooking to reduce starch, but no use!  It makes a huge mess on the counter!

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I had the same problem. I threw my aroma 838 TC in the trash. Now I don't have the problem.

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Where can I find the instructions Manual?


To insure long life and satisfactory performance from your Nordic Ware Rice Cooker, follow these simple guidelines (microwave use only).

1. Before using your Rice Cooker wash it thoroughly by hand in warm soapy water or in the dishwasher (top rack only).
2.Foods with strong colors (particularly red sauces, tomatoes) may stain your cookware.Staining that may occur will not affect the use of the cookware.
(Cooking times may vary due to variations in microwave ovens.Adjust cooking times for best results in your oven.)

To Cook Rice:
1. Remove basket.
2. Pour 1 cup of uncooked rice into the bottom of the basket, rinse rice thoroughly with cold water.
3. Transfer the rinsed rice from the basket to the bottom of the cooker.
4. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and 1 tsp salt (salt is optional).
5. Secure lid and lock clamps. Open vent holes.
6. Microwave on medium setting (50%) for 10 - 12 minutes (white rice) or 18-20 (brown rice).
7. Remove from microwave, close vent holes and let stand with the lid fastened for 4-5 minutes (the steam continues to cook the rice.)
8. Remove rice from the cooker and fluff with a fork.
Yields: 3 cups of cooked rice or 4 to 6 servings.

Cooking Potatoes and Vegetables:
1. Insert Basket.
2.Pour one cup of water plus 1/4 tsp. salt into the bottom of the cooker.
3. Peel vegetables (if desired), cut into evenly sized pieces and place inside basket.
4. Secure lid and lock clamps. Close vent holes.
5. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes.
6. Remove from microwave and let stand with lid fastened for 3-4 minutes (the steam continues to cook the vegetables.)

Cooking Pasta:
1. Remove basket and lid (lid not used initially for preparing pasta inside the microwave).
2. Pour 2 cups (5 oz.) of uncooked noodles into the bottom of the cooker.
3. Add 2 1/2 cups water.
4. Microwave on high setting 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes.
5. Remove from microwave, stir noodles, secure lid and lock clamps. Close vent holes. Let stand for 3-4 minutes.

HELPFUL HINTS TO ENHANCE THE FLAVOR OF ANY MICROWAVE DISH:
1. Use chicken broth instead of water for added flavor.
2. Add a little butter or oil to contents.

Jul 30, 2014 | Nordic Ware Kitchen Appliances - Others

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I do NOT know how to use i.e keep at pressure without burning stuff. This is my daughter's Sambonet pressure cooker, it has a strange looking style of lid lock down that is part of the pressurisation...


Pressure cookers rely on pressure and steam,
Do a dry run first...well not dry but with just water, (no food) especially if it's an old cooker.
Inspect for cracks or pinholes before you go ahead, a crack ANYWHERE in a pressure cooker makes it a bomb...or a flower pot.
Ensure all safety devices like the pressure regulator and blow out plug are in good condition and not plugged.
If some previous owner replaced the blow out plug with a bolt or something silly don't use the cooker till it's repaired.
Bring your pressure cooker slowly up to pressure over medium heat with an inch or two of water in the bottom.
When it starts to vent steam turn the heat down so the steam barely escapes, if it has a rocker weight it will wobble a couple times a minute.

Slow gentle heat is the trick. A cooker will run for hours like that without boiling dry.

A couple tips, use salt and spice sparingly, it's trapped in there and permeates the food.
Be careful with foods that expand on cooking like rice and dried things, they can get up and block the vents if they reach the lid.

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The vent hole on the cover of Zojirushi NS-MYC 18 rice cooker is mood, please tell me how to clean it.


Hi there.

The steam vent can be removed by turning it counterclockwise.
For the factory recommended cleaning procedure, you can download owner's manual at http://www.zojirushi.com

Regards.

Jul 02, 2011 | Zojirushi NS-MYC18 Neuro Fuzzy 10-Cup Rice...

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Keeps coming up E4Pressure cooker


Here is a piece from someone who had the same E4 error problem:

I had this problem. I noticed that steam was coming out almost immediately and the cooker would not start counting down. Eventually, the "E4" display would appear. I determined the steam vent valve (loose piece) was not seated on the vent hole in the cover so the pressure never built up. I removed the loose piece which consists of a metal cylinder and a black plastic cover with a handle. The plastic cover was so far down on the metal piece that it would not allow the metal cylinder to seat on the vent. You can use the metal piece by itself or work the plastic cap up far enough so that the metal piece seats on the vent in the closed position. I have had no more problems - it works fine. good luck! kc

Mar 18, 2011 | Wolfgang Puck 5-Quart Electronic Pressure...

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Lost measuring cup


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you with using your rice cooker to steam your veggies...

How to Steam Vegetables in your Rice Cooker

heatman101


Jan 05, 2011 | Zojirushi NHS-10 6-Cup Rice Cooker

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The rice dries out in the "keep warm" mode


You have a strange problem. I use my rice cooker often and the only thing that I can think of that may be casing your problem is if the steam vent is clogged. A clogged vent would cause the steam to condense and run to the bottom.

With the machine empty of food, you could try pouring hot water through the vent to see if this clears any clogs. If it does not, it could be other problems that I can tell you will cost more money to fix than to replace with a new Rice cooker.

Good Luck.

Apr 25, 2010 | Zojirushi NH-VBC18 10-Cup Rice Cooker

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Water spewing from steam vent whenever I cook rice and I have measured accurately. It is a mess!


I found a solution to the spewing around the lid and through the vent.

The other day I placed the steamer tray in the top and then the lid.

The steamer "broke up" the bubbles -- no spewing out of the pot or mess -- I mostly happened with brown rice -- but the last 2 times -- not mess!!!!! Hope this helps someone else.

Apr 07, 2010 | Krups FDH212 10-Cup Rice Cooker

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Steam coming out of floating valve on handle.


No. if the steam is coming out, the vent valve is not seated on the vent and pressure won't build up. Either remove the plastic cover from the vent valve or slide it up enough so that the valve seals on the vent. If you remove the plastic cap, you will need to manually tilt the valve to "quick-vent" the cooker. Watch out for steam burns! Should work fine after that. You need to unplug the cooker and re-plug it to reset the "E4" error message.

Jan 16, 2010 | Wolfgang Puck 5-Quart Electronic Pressure...

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Need a steam vent for an Aroma ARC-838TC 8-Cup Rice Cooker


I just called their customer service (used the number on their website) for the same problem, and they are sending a replacement out in a week!! Awesome customer service!!

Jul 23, 2009 | Aroma ARC-838TC 20-Cup Rice Cooker

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How do you seat the steam vent on the pressure


hi i can help you. the steam vent on these appliances automaticallyopen and close as need be. you do not have to seat them.

Jul 04, 2009 | Wolfgang Puck 5-Quart Electronic Pressure...

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