Safety - Funny but not really. Almost blew up a pressure cooker in my face. Oops!

Safety - Funny but not really. Almost blew up a pressure cooker in my face. Oops!

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    Safety - Funny but not really. Almost blew up a pressure cooker in my face. Oops!

    Just sayin, be careful out there....

    We all harp on each other about obvious safety issues with firearms, but I just almost blew my frontal lobe through the roof making dinner.

    Background - put about 3 pounds of Pork Loin in the pressure cooker (nice seasoning...) and turned on the stove, left to do stuff, and waited until I could hear the usual hissing (meaning that it is a cooking pressure/temp) to go adjust the temp down (lower the temp to a cooking pressure for the time I want it to cook).

    Well I went to the stove and messed with the temp, and then realized that the lid was not (NOT) propperly secure, however it was under pressure.... OOPS! If you have never seen a lid of a pressure cooker blow off, consider yourself lucky. Its a non explosive IED, but will do damage. Did the immediate action of turning off the heat, gingerly moving the pot to the sink (an not putting my face anywhere near the lid) and cooled it down with some cold water until I could rotate the lid to secure it.

    Down Side - I did not do my pre-action checks.

    Up Side - I recognized the Hazard immediately and did my immediate action drill.


    Be safe out there people! Firearms don't kill people. Stupid people kill themselves or other people. Don't be a moron like me (at least I'm not on a rolling bed right now). Oh, and it is not cool to also smoke around black powder - that is another story (not me, a friend).
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    BTDT, which put a fairly decent dent in my eyebrow, back when. Presto-change-O, bub: you're bleeding.

    That was the last time I used a pressure-cooker. IMO, there are far better ways to prepare decent edibles than waiting for the unit to come up to pressure or release enough to let go of the lid. To say nothing of the risk of gray mush instead of crisp veggies. Give me a decent bamboo veggie/wonton steamer any day of the week.
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    I use my triple stack steamer (from Thailand) a lot. Good piece of gear and very light for travel.
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    Never used a pressure cooker... Heard some wonderful horror stories though. Glad to hear that you're ok, and your brain is still 'intact' and 'where it belongs'.
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    Pork loin in a PC...why?


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    When I was around 9 year old, dad had one blow up in his face. He wasn't all that badly hurt
    and he could have come out a lot worse off than picking steaming superheated peas from his ears.
    He was lucky he didn't get blinded or have lasting scars on his face.

    He did need a trip to the quack.

    Meanwhile Mom had lots of cleaning to do. There was food on the ceiling, on the walls, all over the
    stove, the kitchen, behind the fridge, in cabinet draws.

    I've stayed away from them ever since. YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    When I was around 9 year old, dad had one blow up in his face. He wasn't all that badly hurt
    and he could have come out a lot worse off than picking steaming superheated peas from his ears.
    He was lucky he didn't get blinded or have lasting scars on his face.

    He did need a trip to the quack.

    Meanwhile Mom had lots of cleaning to do. There was food on the ceiling, on the walls, all over the
    stove, the kitchen, behind the fridge, in cabinet draws.

    I've stayed away from them ever since. YMMV
    I guess I just have not learned yet!....

    Seriously, you all be safe out there, you'all! And I will not try to injure myself again, today......
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    The old stove top baby bottle sterilizers with the latch lid and steam vent are great for cooking things like bean soup, chili, spaghetti sauce. Unfortunately it is something you can't find anymore.
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    You know, thinking about it I think the worst consequence (jokingly of course) would be the news story afterwards. I could handle a news headline like "Oklahoma man dies in gunfight; saves bus full of children." I'm not really digging "Oklahoma man dies in tragic pressure-cooker accident."
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    My wife refuses to use a pressure cooker. I guess one blew once with her mother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paaiyan View Post
    You know, thinking about it I think the worst consequence (jokingly of course) would be the news story afterwards. I could handle a news headline like "Oklahoma man dies in gunfight; saves bus full of children." I'm not really digging "Oklahoma man dies in tragic pressure-cooker accident."
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    When I was about 9 years old my Mother blew the lid off of a pressure cooker while making potaotes. No one was hurt but it scared me to death and to this day I'm terrified of pressure cookers.

    So glad you weren't hurt!
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    Glad you're ok, but still LMAO...Just reminded me of story my aunt told of an pressure cooker with a bad bleeder valve. She didn't know, loaded it up with green beans and went in the other room...lucky for her. It EXPLODED, sending the lid right into the ceiling where it was up into the plaster. Green beans and hot water were everywhere. Said it took an hour+ to clean it up and still found the occasional bean for a few days. I'm just imagining the PO look on her face...LOL Got a friend that likes to cook pot-roasts in them. So tender it will fall apart. Dunno the time limit, but he slides it off till cooled enough to open and adds the potatoes, carrots, celery, beef boulion cubes, onions, bell peppers, salt/pepper and such and back to pressure for a few more minutes. It was AMAZING!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunsmoke16 View Post
    Got a friend that likes to cook pot-roasts in them. So tender it will fall apart. Dunno the time limit, but he slides it off till cooled enough to open and adds the potatoes, carrots, celery, beef boulion cubes, onions, bell peppers, salt/pepper and such and back to pressure for a few more minutes. It was AMAZING!!!
    Thing about pressure cookers is that you can throw an old boot in one, with some beef bouillon and get "fall off the sole" tender meat like substance that tastes like salty rubber (because you forgot to take the sole off the boot, dummy).
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    Glad you are alright!

    From these other stories I am surprised there isnt a Coalition again Pressure Cooker violence as these inanimate objects are obviously just as evil and dangerous as guns!
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