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 Posted By: barbiedoll1973_tn 
Oct 22  # 6 of 14
My mom and dad uses presser cookers all the time but I do not trust myself to use this I would blow up the house and kill myself.
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 Posted By: mtmomj 
Oct 30  # 7 of 14
I've never used one, but my mom has for canning (so have both of my grandmothers). She has never had any horror stories, but I'm scared.

Are there any things you can do to help prevent accidents with these?
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 Posted By: simcooks 
Nov 1  # 8 of 14
Quote mtmomj wrote:
Are there any things you can do to help prevent accidents with these?

I used to use a pressure cooker to cook soup but I hardly use it nowadays since I switched to using a slow cooker.

To prevent accidents using a pressure cooker, you can cover that steam outlet with a piece of damp cloth so that when you turn the dial to release the pressure, it's not so scary.

I am not sure how the pressure cooker explodes though. Sorry to hear about that.

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 Posted By: mtmomj 
Nov 5  # 9 of 14
I'm not sure if she meant the whole thing exploded or maybe a can or whatever was inside the pressure cooker? I've never heard of one exploding as a whole, but have heard of things glass exploding while canning.
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 Posted By: lcsamano 
Nov 9  # 10 of 14
I never use a pressure cooker. I usually use a crockpot. I wonder if there is a huge difference between the two. What type of pressure cooker is a good type?