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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Components and Features ..........6 Cooking with the Fagor SPLENDID Pressure Cooker ......8 •...
  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    This is a U.L.-listed appliance. The following safeguards are recommended by most portable appliance manufacturers. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS When using pressure cookers, basic safety precautions should always be followed: 1. Read all instructions. 2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs. 3.
  • Page 4 4. While cooking with the Fagor pressure cooker, please make sure the safety vent points towards the back of the stove and away from you. This will reduce the risk of burns in the event the safety vent is triggered to release excess pressure.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    The pressure release valves signal when to lower or raise the burner heat in order to maintain the desired level of pressure. We know that once you begin using your Fagor Pressure Cooker, you’ll understand why it is the single most important piece of cookware you’ll ever own.
  • Page 6: Components And Features

    Components and Features 6. Operating Valve: This operating valve features a pressure setting (the picture of a pot), a steam release position (with Pressure Cooker Pot: Made of a picture of steam), and an unlock high-quality, heavy-gauge, 18/10 position (picture of a circle with a line stainless steel.
  • Page 7 The which should be replaced immediately. pressure lock on the lid will be blocked Contact the Fagor Customer Service and will not slide to the open position. If Department at: 1-800-207-0806 or the pressure indicator is not raised, there email at:
  • Page 8: Cooking With The Fagor Splendid Pressure Cooker

    Adding Food and Liquid anything that could get damaged by To cook with the Fagor SPLENDID the steam and sputtering liquid. pressure cooker, it is very important to use at least 1/2 a cup of liquid if you’re...
  • Page 9: Closing The Lid & Cooking

    Push the pressure 3. Position the pressure cooker on the lock button up towards the center of center of the stove burner. The Fagor the lid to lock it (Fig. 7). If you don’t SPLENDID Pressure Cooker can be...
  • Page 10: Releasing Pressure After Cooking

    The Fagor SPLENDID pressure cooker also NOTE TO ELECTRIC STOVE USERS features an automatic release position Since the coils on an electric stove retain...
  • Page 11: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning handle (fig. 5). Hold the pot handle with your left hand and slide the lid The Fagor SPLENDID Pressure handle to the right with your right Cooker is made of high-quality, heavy hand. Even though you have already...
  • Page 12: Cleaning The Operating Valve

    12-15 months, blocking it. If necessary, clean it with a depending on the usage. You can small brush or pipe cleaner. order a new gasket by calling Fagor Customer Service Number TO REMOVE THE OPERATING VALVE...
  • Page 13: Basic Instructions For Cooking

    not more than a quarter of an inch Basic instructions for cooking (Fig. 13). In this section you will find basic instructions for cooking foods which are most commonly prepared in pressure cookers. Do not chop or cut food inside the cooker with a knife or other sharp utensil to avoid scratching the bottom.
  • Page 14: Fresh And Dried Fruits

    VEGETABLES APPROXIMATE • Cook fruit in a steamer or pasta basket COOKING TIME when possible (steamer baskets sold Artichoke, large, without leaves 9-11 minutes separately) and add at least half a cup Artichoke, medium, without leaves 6-8 minutes of water or fruit juice. Asparagus, fine, whole 1–1½...
  • Page 15: Grains

    capacity with beans and legumes, Beans, colored 4-6 minutes as these foods tend to expand Pigeon peas 7-9 minutes and froth during cooking. Chick peas 10-12 minutes • Clean out any foreign particles. Rinse Lentils, red 7-9 minutes them with warm water. Lentil soup 8-10 minutes •...
  • Page 16: Meat And Poultry

    Meat and Poultry the cooking time of the vegetable • Remove all the visible fat from the ingredient which takes longest to meat or poultry. If you are preparing cook. Pressure cook the meat for a complete cut of meat or poultry, this time.
  • Page 17: Seafood And Fish

    Lamb, leg 35-40 minutes Adapting Traditional Recipes to Use in the Pressure Cooker Lamb, 1-inch cubes, 1 ½-pounds 10-18 minutes It is easy to adapt your favorite recipe Chicken, whole, 2 to 3 pounds 12-18 minutes for use in a pressure cooker. For the Chicken, in pieces, 2 to 3 pounds 8-10 minutes most part, soups, stews, braised and Spring chickens, two...
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting In order to ensure best results when using the Fagor SPLENDID pressure cooker, be certain to read all of the instructions and safety tips contained in this owner’s manual and all other printed materials provided by the manufacturer. The following are practical tips and solutions to some common problems you may experience when using the Fagor SPLENDID pressure cooker.
  • Page 19 1. Lower the heat so that only a gentle, steady stream of steam is released. 2. Check the valve to see if there are any remaining food particles. Remove with a toothpick. 3. The safety valve must be replaced. Contact the Fagor Customer Service Department at: 1-800-207-0806 or email at:
  • Page 20 Steam is escaping around the edge of the lid. PROBLEM: REASON: 1. The pressure cooker is too full. 2. The pressure cooker was not closed properly. 3. The silicone gasket is not in place, or it is dirty or worn. 1.
  • Page 21: Home Canning With Your Pressure Cooker

    Once the method has been mastered, most people find that canning NOTE: Fagor includes among its variety is one of the most simple and rewarding of accessories for pressure cookers ways to ensure having your favorite fruits, a 7-piece Home Canning Kit with vegetables, and even meats year-round.
  • Page 22 screw bands may be used many times. food and processed for less than 10 If left on stored jars, they become minutes in a boiling water bath canner difficult to remove, often rust, and may need to be sterilized by boiling them not work properly again.
  • Page 23 Instructions for pressure canning When pressure cooker method: depressurized, unlock the lid and Processing Instructions: Fill the jars. tilt the far side up, so the steam Allow the proper headspace according escapes away from you. Use a jar to processing directions for specific lifter to carefully remove the jars from foods.
  • Page 24 Always use a new, properly prepared Do not tighten the lids. lid, and reprocess using the same Allow the jars to cool untouched for 12 processing time. quality to 14 hours. reprocessed food is poor. Instead of reprocessing, unsealed jars of Selecting the Correct Processing food also can be frozen.
  • Page 25: Home Canning Recipes

    Store in a clean, cool, dark, dry place. HOME CANNING RECIPES The best temperature is between 50 and 70 °F. Avoid storing canned foods Pasta Sauce in a warm place near hot pipes, a range Servings: 4 pints or a furnace, or in direct sunlight. They Headspace: 1 inch lose quality in a few weeks or months, Time: 20 minutes /high pressure setting...
  • Page 26 Cucumber Soup 2 cups tomato paste Servings: 4 pints 2 cups ketchup Headspace: 1 inch 22 oz. Water Time 40 minutes/ high pressure setting ²/ ³ cup distilled white vinegar Ingredients 2 cups brown sugar 2 medium onions, peeled and cut into Directions: chunks Combine all ingredients into a stockpot...

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