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We cannot open the pressure cooker

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  • Schneiderr Apr 08, 2009

    I am trying the re-heating suggestion. I will let you know if it works.

    OK -- did not work. Help

  • R Walters Dec 27, 2012

    can not get lid off my new presure cooker

  • Marge precise Oct 09, 2013

    I cannot open the pc. Feels like it is locked. I just cooked beans


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If it's one of the newer ones that the lid turns to lock, try re-heating to pressure. Then when it gets to pressure, turn off the stove. Let it cool, when the pressure pin in the handle drops to let you know there is no pressure inside. Try and remove the lid. Sounds like the lid is vacuum locked.

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  • big mama Aug 12, 2013

    I have a brand new electrical pressure heater and I forgot to release pressure after cooking hours later when I remember lid was stuck! I heated unit back again until it reached pressurized level and turn off appliance and release pressure through safety valve and lid became unstuck so thank you for your advice


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SOURCE: my new IMUSA pressure cooker won't open... HELP!!!!!!!

There is a little nob on top of the lid. It is a pressure release valve. Some how it stuck that is why the lid could not be opened. Try to turn it to release the pressure then return the cooker or exchange with a new one.


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Here is my recipe - enjoy and please rate my answer as a fixya!

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Water - 6 Cups.

(The ratio of rice to water is 1:3)


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Step 2:Take a vessel ,the capacity of which is double the quantity of raw rice that is to be taken.

Step 3:Now,add the washed rice into this vessel and pour 6 cups of water into it .

Step 4:Now, place this vessel containing rice with water in a pressure cooker and add the pressure weight on the cooker top.

Step 5:Heat the pressure cooker for 20 minutes only.

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