Pressure Cooker

A pressure cooker is a very versatile kitchen tool for a multitude of uses saving you time as well. Please view these resources to help you. Also consider our pressure cooker class to learn more techniques and recipes.



How do I know if the lid is closed correctly?

The lid is closed correctly when the black handle is over the open/close sticker

What if the lid won’t go on easily?

Be sure the lid is aligned to the black plastic piece on the side of the base.  Another cause of the lid not closing easily is that the rubber seal on the underside of the lid is not in place. Make sure the rubber seal is secured uniformly by the steel wire guide.

What do the two #’s on the left in red mean?

The two numbers on the left in red are the numbers that are used in setting the delayed start timer. You‘ll find the button to control this timer on the top left in green. You can delay the start of your food cooking up to 9 hours and half hour increments. Once you decide on your delayed time, choose your cooking time immediately after, or your delayed time option with zero out.

What do the two #’s on the right mean in green?

The two green 3’s on the right are your cooking times. Once you choose a button to push for your food choice, a set # of minutes will be displayed as your cooking time.

I found a recipe that calls for 7 minutes. How do I set it for 7 minutes? 

The vegetable button on your TFK Pressure Cooker has an option for single minutes up to 15 minutes. After you push the vegetable button, it will say 15 minutes, push it again and it will start at 1 and go through to 15. If you times are longer than 15 minutes, choose one of the other button options. After every second push of a button, except vegetable, the minutes will go up to the maximum amount of minutes.

How do I stop cooking in the middle of a set time?

Press the cancel button and release the pressure by turning the valve to ‘Exhaust/Vent’.  Wait until the pressure is released (or you hear the pin drop). Open lid.  

Is there a low, medium and high setting or is it just one setting?

The pressure cooker is always on high, unless it is on the warm setting, then it is low.

If I make something that takes a half hour, but have to leave for an hour, will it stay warm until I get back?

Yes. The pressure cooker will automatically go onto the warm setting once done cooking.

Can I schedule the pressure cooker to cook at a certain time?

Yes, you can program the Pressure Cooker to start cooking at a certain time. The Green button on the top left is a delay start button. Each press of the button is in 1/2 hour increments. Delay your start first and then hit the time button. The machine will turn on at the delayed time, pressure up, cook for the time selected and automatically go to the warm setting until it is turned off.

How long does it take for the letter P to show up once you put the lid on and set the timer?

The letter ‘P’ identifies when the cooker has reached the correct cooking pressure (15 psi). The amount of time for the cooker to reach pressure depends on how much food/liquid is in the insert. The more food, the longer it takes the cooker to heat the ingredients and reach correct pressure. The range is generally, 2 minutes to 10 minutes

Can I sear/fry food in the TFK pressure cooker?

Yes, you can fry, sear or sauté food in the cooker by hitting any button (not timer button or cancel/warm button). This is a great feature for many one-pan meals

Do I always need to have a liquid in the pressure cooker to cook the food?

Yes. Liquid must be in the pressure cooker. You can use water, broth, stock, sauces, wine or beer. Use oil only for sauteing or browning, just a few tablespoons as needed.

How much liquid must I have in the pressure cooker for it to work correctly?

Follow the recipes, but to reach the seal, the minimum liquid required is 1 1/2 cups.  

How will I know when my food is done?

Once the green numbers count down to zero, the TFK pressure cooker will beep 3 times. This will be when the set time has completed its course. If the time you set, was the required amount of time to cook your food, your food will be done.


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