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Steam escapes from pressure cooker

I have used my pressure cooker twice now and it never seems to get up to temperature because quite a bit of steam escapes during the cooking process. In fact, when the food should be done after the recommended time, I never have to release any steam/pressure .Is it normal for steam to escape while cooking and if so...how much is normal? It appears as though something is not right with the lid or gasket?

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    All the liquid evaporated from my crock pot. The steam valve is closed, but it's escaping from the small hole in the top of the lid. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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That is what happened to mine and I notice it was not the gasket, but plastic lock on the inside of the handle, it broke. Why make is out of plastic and controlled with a spring? DuH? This controls locking the handle and also hold the small pressure valve done. This caused the steam to escape before item is cooked even if it's not 100% broke and lid still locks.

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The gaskets are junk , i had to toss one myself i used one time then stored for a year and the gasket went bad , mine came from hsn when i called them ,there where no parts made for it . so out it went cheep china junk . sorry , good luck

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