This Nesco Digital Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker has everything you need to make delicious meals fast. And they'll taste like they were slow cooked. It can pressure cook, slow cook, brown, steam and warm – all in one convenient appliance. It's ideal for making healthy meals; delicious homemade soups, stews and chili. Fish, chicken, and vegetables cook to perfection in just minutes. Pressure cooking preserves flavors and nutrients and speed cooks inexpensive cuts of meat into great tasting meals. Stainless Steel body and lid makes for an attractive, durable appliance.
A state-of-art digital control panel that gives you complete cooking control. With the control panel, you can set precise cooking times, cooking method and cooking pressure. For convenience, the Cooker can also be programmed to delay the start of cooking. Also features a WARM setting that can be used to keep cooked foods warm or reheat foods. Presets automatically switch to keep warm mode after the time expires.
Cuts cooking time by up to 70-percent and performs several functions: pressure cook, slow cook, steam, brown and warm.
Self-locking lid with automatic or manual pressure release valve and stay-cool handles prevent burns.
Makes meals 70-percent faster than conventional cooking, which makes this a must for two career families.
To ensure best cooking performance when pressure cooking, always make sure the recipe calls for at least 1 cup (8 oz.) of water or other liquid so enough steam can be generated to create pressure.
When using HIGH or LOW pressure settings, timer will not start counting down until sufficient steam pressure is generated.
When pressure cooking, if you are not sure how much cooking time is necessary, it is better to under cook. Then use quick release method, remove Lid and check for doneness.
Never fill Removable Cooking Pot more than half full with food or 2/3 full with liquid. The NESCO Professional 4-in-1 Pressure Cooker must have enough liquid to create steam or food will not cook properly.
If the 4-in-1 Cooker and other appliance(s) are plugged into same electrical outlet, an electrical overload may occur, causing the circuit breaker to open. Make sure the 4-in-1 Cooker is plugged into a separate 120 volt electrical outlet.
Tougher, less expensive cuts of meats are better suited for your NESCO 4-in-1 Pressure Cooker because steam pressure helps break down tough fibers in meat making it more tender and palatable.
Fresh fruit should be cooked under low pressure.
When pressure cooking beans, add a teaspoon of oil to water to reduce amount of foaming.
Any liquid such as oils, oil-based marinades and dressings should not be used in NESCO 4-in-1 Pressure Cooker.
Liquids that contain water can be used when pressure cooking. These include wine, beer, stocks, tomato and other vegetable and fruit juices. Wine must be mixed with an equivalent amount of water because it evaporates quickly during cooking.
NOTE: The boiling point of water decreases as altitude increases, and this changes your 4-in-1 Cooker's performance. When pressure cooking at higher altitudes, the following will apply: Add 5-percent to cooking time for every 1,000 feet above first 2,000 feet.
Example: At 3,000 feet add 5-percent; 4,000 feet add 10-percent; 5,000 feet add 15-percent; etc.
Remember, the longer you cook, the more liquid needs to be added to the 4-in-1 Cooker.