Video: Using the Cuisinart Pressure Cooker


Recently I taught a class on pressure cooking and the people who attended said it was really helpful to ease their fear of pressure cooking.

I have lots of my friends, family, and readers who have asked Santa to put a Cuisinart Pressure Cooker under their tree this Christmas. So I decide since I can’t be there in person to help everyone get started using their pressure cooker, I would make a video sharing the basics of using the electric Cuisinart Pressure Cooker.

It’s my first video for the pressure cooker and if everyone finds it useful, I’ll make more. Here’s a close up of the front panel and the pressure control value since the lighting in the video makes it difficult to see them. You can see my pressure cooker has been put to good use.


I made a couple mistakes in the video when I was explaining the recipe, so be sure and visit my Pressure Cooker White Rice post for the recipe and additional info about cooking rice in the pressure cooker.

Wishing you all the happiest of holidays!


Question: I always have a hard time putting the lid on and getting it to lock. What’s the Secret?

Answer: Look for the little step down around the outside of the pressure cooker. You put the lid on at the back of the little step, then twist it forward to the front of the little step. Here’s some pictures that may help.