We have tested and perfected the right combination of metals, cooking surfaces and digital technology guaranteed to help you get mealtime raves from the whole family. Once familiar with the “one-touch” pre-set system, you’ll find that many of your favorite family recipes can be cooked perfectly in a fraction of the time.
The result … more flavor stays locked within the food and less energy is wasted in a shorter cooking time. The “sealed” cooking process eliminates messy stove top spills while “trapping” heat, making for cooler kitchens and easier cleanups.
The Power PressureCookerXL ™ will provide you many years of delicious family meals and memories around the dinner table… but before you begin it is very important that you read this entire manual making certain that you are totally familiar with its operation and precautions. This appliance is not intended for use by persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they are under the supervision of a responsible person or have been given proper instruction in using the appliance.
To protect against electric shock do not immerse or rinse cords or plugs in water or other liquid. This appliance should never be operated by children and special care should be taken when the unit is in use in their presence.
Return appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven. To disconnect, set any control to ” Off”, then remove plug from wall outlet.
When using foods that expand during cooking such as rice or dried beans, follow the recipe for pressure-cooking” those products, and as a rule of thumb, do not fill the unit above the “halfway” point. Overfilling may cause clogging, allowing excess pressure to develop.
Be aware that certain foods, such as applesauce, cranberries, pearl barley, oatmeal or other cereals, split peas, noodles, macaroni, rhubarb, and spaghetti, can foam, froth, sputter, and clog the pressure release device (steam vent). Recipes using these items must be followed carefully to avoid problems.
This appliance has been designed for use with a 3 prong, grounded, 120V electrical outlet only. The Power Pressure Cooker XL generates extreme heat and steam in its operation.
All necessary precautions must be taken to avoid fire, burns and other personal injury during its operation. When in operation the Power Pressure Cooker XL requires sufficient airspace on all sides including top and bottom.
If this unit falls or accidentally becomes immersed in water, unplug it from the wall outlet immediately. If this appliance begins to malfunction during use, immediately unplug the cord.
If you need to open the Power Pressure Cooker XL, press the ” KEEP WARM/CANCEL” button and using tongs or a kitchen tool carefully rotate the Pressure Valve to the OPEN position (fig. 4, page 4) to fully release the building pressure inside the cooker.
Always open the lid away from you to avoid skin contact with any remaining heat or steam. CAUTION: TO REDUCE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, COOK ONLY IN THE REMOVABLE CONTAINER.
Before use, clean the bottom of the Inner Pot and the surface of the heater plate… insert the Inner Pot, turning it slightly clockwise and counterclockwise until you are sure it is sitting correctly on the heater plate. Failure to do so will prevent proper operation and may cause damage to the unit.
Proper precautions must be taken to prevent the risk of personal injury, fires, and damage to property. The Digital Display on your Power Pressure Cooker XL offers a wide range of choices including Low Temp Cooking, Stewing, Steaming and much more.
Cooking Time and Pressure Levels may be adjusted to suit any recipe or personal preference. At the completion of the cooking cycle, the unit will automatically shift to the KEEP WARM mode.
To do so, carefully rotate the Pressure Valve to the Vent position using tongs or another kitchen tool. CAUTION: During this process protect your skin from any contact with escaping steam.
Foods kept at KEEP WARM mode for periods beyond 4 hours may lose their good flavor and texture. “Clog Resistant” Feature: Prevents food from blocking the steam release port.
“Spring-Loaded” Safety Pressure Release: Should all safety features listed above fail, this “spring-loaded” device located beneath the heating element will automatically lower the Inner Pot, causing it to separate automatically from the Rubber Gasket. This will enable the steam and pressure to automatically escape around the pot Lid, avoiding a dangerous situation.
IMPORTANT: Your Power PressureCooker XL TM has been shipped with the components shown above. Before using the Power PressureCookerXL for the first time, wash the Inner Pot, the Lid and the Rubber Gasket (pictured below # 1) with warm soapy water.
To ensure correct fitting of the Rubber Gasket, fill the Inner Pot (pictured below #2) with water about 2/3 full, place the Lid on the cooker (Pictured below #3), then Rotate the Pressure Valve to the Lock position and run on CANNING mode for 10 minutes. After cleaning, re-attach Gasket to Lid Liner and snap back in place.
Place Lid on Cooker with Handle and Recessed Valve (Fig. WARNING: Avoid serious injury… Never use your hand to set the Pressure Valve in the Open Position after any cooking process.
The Condensation Collector easily picks up any moisture that may drip off when using your Power PressureCookerXL. Simply align and push the collector into the channels on the back of the cooker.
Rotate the Inner Pot to make certain that it is seated properly on the Heating Plate. Steam and pressure must be released completely from the Cooker before the Lid will open.
CAUTION: During this process protect your skin by avoiding any contact with escaping steam or the stainless steel portion of the Pot Lid. Avoid personal injury resulting from hot unit surfaces and dripping liquids.
Apply mild detergent and wash it under warm running water. After cleaning, check to see that the interior spring-loaded part moves freely by pressing down on it.
Put the Pressure Valve back in place by pushing it down onto the spring-loaded mechanism. The Power PressureCookerXL must be cleaned thoroughly after each use in order to avoid staining caused by a build-up of food or cooking residue.
Note: To ensure safe operation of this Power PressureCookerXL, strictly follow the cleaning and maintenance instructions after each use, should a tiny bit of food (such as a grain of rice or pea shell) remain in the unit, it could prevent the safety devices from operating during subsequent use. Rinse cooking pot and Lid under hot running water.
Use only a mild liquid detergent and a soft cloth, sponge or nylon scrubber for cleaning. WIPE BASE AFTER EACH USE WITH A SOFT, DAMP CLOTH OR SPONGE, MAKING SURE ALL FOOD RESIDUE IS REMOVED.
DO NOT IMMERSE BASE IN WATER When cleaning the Lid, the Rubber Gasket (page 4, Illustration #1) must be removed and washed separately with a sponge or soft cloth and warm, soapy water. Unplug and let the Power Pressure Cooker XL cool to room temperature before cleaning.
Wash the removable pot with warm, soapy water and clean with a soft cloth or sponge. Never use harsh chemical detergents, scouring pads or powders on any of the parts or components.
The Power PressureCookerXL has seven basic cooking modes that may be used alone or in combination to produce an infinite variety of results. When a cooking process is selected, such as CANNING/PRESERVING, the default time will be displayed for 5 seconds in the LED window.
Then a rotating effect will appear on the screen to signify it is building pressure. Once pressure is built, the rotating effect will end and the display will begin counting down the time.
When the process is completed, the unit will beep and enter KEEP WARM mode until cancelled. COOK TIME SELECTOR BUTTON: When a specific cooking program is selected, the unit will display the default time in the LED window and the “Food:Quick” indicator below the LED window will light.
Should your recipe or personal taste require “Medium” or “Well” results, you may select those options by pushing the Cook Time Selector button. IMPORTANT: Any function can be stopped immediately by selecting the CANCEL button.
Incorrect assembly may cause steam to come out the sides or prevent pressure from building. The Float Valve should be able to move up and down freely only stopping when the silicon gasket meets the Lid.
Hold the head of the Float Valve and insert the fluted end into the hole in the Lid of the unit with a pencil or any other slim tool. Push and hold the head of the Float Valve tightly in place and reverse the Lid to the underside.
The fluted end of the Float Valve should be sticking out of the inside of the Lid. Place the silicon gasket onto the fluted end of the Float Valve so it sits in the groove.
The Float Valve should be able to move up and down freely only stopping when the silicon gasket meets the Lid. NOTE: All pressure-cooking modes require the addition of liquid in some form (water, stock, etc.).
Unless you are familiar with the pressure-cooking process, follow recipes carefully for liquid addition suggestions. Before the Default Time “minute count down” clock begins, the unit must first reach the proper pressure and/or temperature for that mode.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE UNIT TO REACH FULL PRESSURE AND FOR THE COOK TIME CLOCK TO START A COUNT DOWN? The canning process will enable you to prepare and preserve all of your family’s favorites including fresh and cooked fruits, vegetables, meats, jams and jellies.
Canning is a great way to bring “out of season” foods to the table economically. You can buy in bulk now at low prices and preserve for the future when items are scarce and more costly.
NOTE: It is important that you read this guide carefully following all steps to ensure that the food has been processed to preserve its nutritional value and is safe for consumption by your family. The Pressure Canning process can be used for all foods and particularly for those containing little acid.
Altering cooking time, ingredients and temperatures can be dangerous and risky. Using the exact time, temperature and method specified in the recipe will protect the food from harmful bacteria, molds and enzymes.
These agents can be destroyed by achieving a temperature of 212° with steam canning methods however other contaminants may develop such as salmonella, staphylococcus aureus, and clostridium botulinum, the cause of botulism. Killing these harmful bacteria requires a temperature of 240° provided only by the Pressure Canning process.
The lower the acid content in the food, the greater the potential for spoilage and contamination. Proper Pressure Canning minimizes the possibility of spoilage and contamination.
The shelf life of canned food depends on how much air has been removed during the canning process. Raw Packing is the process of canning fresh but unheated foods.
Regardless of the method used, all liquids added to the foods should always be heated to a boiling point. This will remove excess air, shrink the foods, prevent floating and create a tighter seal.
The temperature at which water will boil can vary depending upon your location in regard to sea level. The Power PressureCookerXL will operate properly up to a maximum altitude of 2,000 ft. above sea level.
The chart below demonstrates proper processing time and pressure for various foods using your Power PressureCookerXL. At up to 2,000 ft. above sea level, the Power PressureCookerXL with a PA 80 setting will produce sufficient pressure and heat to safely process all foods for canning.
For processing times and methods for additional low acid foods, please refer to the National Center for Home Food Preservation (http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/): or your local county extension agent. Do not add more low-acid ingredients (onions, celery, peppers, garlic) than specified in the recipe.
Any liquid should not exceed the level shown in FIG.1, so that there remains a headspace at the top of approximately 1 inch. Using a flexible nonporous spatula gently press between the food and the jar to remove any trapped air bubbles as in FIG.2.
Place a clean lid on top of the jar and then add a screw band. If screw bands are too loose, liquid may escape from jars during processing, and seals may fail.
If screw bands are too tight, air cannot vent during processing, and food will discolor during storage. Over tightening also may cause lids to buckle and jars to break, especially with raw-packed, pressure processed food.
When removed, washed, dried, and stored, screw bands may be used many times. If left on stored jars, they become difficult to remove, often rust, and may not work properly again.
Unplug the unit and Set the Pressure Valve to the Open position. Using Canning Tongs, remove the hot jars and place them on a heat-resistant surface and allow cooling to room temperature.
The lids should be tightly sealed to the jars and when pressed in the center they should not have any “give” or springing motion. Place the finished jars on shelves in a cool, clean, dry atmosphere.
IMPORTANT: The Power PressureCookerXL when used as a pressure canning device does not have an effective operating capacity for more than 2,000 ft. above sea level. The manufacturer warrants that your Power PressureCookerXL ™ is free of defects in materials and workmanship and will, at its option, repair or replace any defective Power PressureCookerXL ™ that is returned to it.
All parts and components of the Power PressureCookerXL ™ are warranted for 60 days from the original date of purchase. This warranty is void if the product has been subject to accident, misuse, abuse, improper maintenance or repair, or unauthorized modification.
If warranty service is necessary, the original purchaser must pack the product securely and send it postage paid with a description of the defect, proof of purchase, and a check or money order for $24.99 to cover return postage and handling to the following address: Power PressureCookerXL ™, P.O.