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    Electric. Yep get enough use, prob twice a week. The boys love apricot chicken so do that often and regularly do curries in it. So easy just throwing everything in there and letting it cook away.

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    We have a stove-top one and never use it. We had such grand plans....but honestly, it's too big for our uses. Can't remember how many litres it is, but it needs to be a certain percentage full to work well, and we just don't cook that much food. Last time we used it to make daal, it burnt pretty badly too.

    Our current intention is to get rid of it, and get a slow cooker/electric pressure cooker in one. At least it'll stand a better chance of being useful.

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    Ok so I just went to the shops to look for one, only found two- a Scanpan one (in 6 or 8 litres) and a Tefal one, in 6 litres.

    What size do you all have that suits your family? Is 6L big enough?

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    I'd probably go the 8L as when cooking you can't have it above 3/4 full to allow for pressure. you can have less in it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emski72 View Post
    I'd probably go the 8L as when cooking you can't have it above 3/4 full to allow for pressure. you can have less in it though.
    Ooh that's a good point, thanks!

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    My multi cooker is 6l and it is more than enough. I made risotto for more than 12 people in it. It makes 7 meals worth of bolognese (750ml containers). My old slow cooker was 6l but always had to be at least 1/2 full to not burn, the pressure cooker is great with small quantities though.

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    Do you have to have the minimal liquid in there, like a slow cooker so that it is not so watery or same as you would normally cook it on the stove/oven?

    I am thinking of getting one for this winter coming up, so we can have nice meals in less time when I get home from work.

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    Less liquid I was told as the liquids come out of the foods.

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    Ok so I bought my new little toy! I got the 8L Scanpan. I'm going to use it tonight for the first time.

    Do you all just use normal recipes in the pressure cooker?
    If not, where do you get your recipes? Any good websites?

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    Casseroles etc I just use my normal recipes with led liquid...tonight I'm doing pork belly on the rack so will follow a recipe. I just got a women's weekly cookbook to give me ideas.


 

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