Step 1: When you first use cooker do this test - fill the pot chamber about 1/4 way of the pot.
Step 2: Close the lid and cover (clamp shut).
Step 3: Then Put the pressure cooker ut on the stove, turn to HIGH HEAT to allow the temp and pressure to build more rapidly as the water boils.
Step 4: check to see if the red button is risen up. Once up, you may want to wait for 2 mins more to check if you can see steamflow is now rising out of the valve.
Step 5: Once step 4 completed. TURN DOWN HEAT TO MEDIUM (lower the heat) - this is the start of your cooking time count, ie you are now cooking with the pressure cooker.
Step 6: When finished cooking, turn off HEAT. You may use a) the natural cool method to release pressure (ie., let pot stand in a safe counter flat surface to cool down on its own - this may easily take 30 mins or more as the pressure from steam is still cooking in the pressure chamber). Do not attempt to open the lid until red button falls back down in the hole.
Step 6 - b) if using rapid release method. turn the valve dial to the icon featuring rapid steam release. Do take care not to put hand over the valve vent or put your face near because upon turning to rapid release it does have a powerful gush of steam which can not only startle you but also hurt you if your hand or face gets in the way.
I hope this is better/ clearer. The hissing from the steam build up is normal and likewise you may see thin streams of "smoke like" escape of steam from the pressure build up (steamflow is expected to rise out of the Selector valve on top of the cover lid during the entire cooking process, At times it is stronger and at times softer this can go on intermittently alternating over the period of cooking duration.
(Sep 19, 2017 18:09)