Prestige is the pioneer of pressure cookers with over 80 years of expertise. Some of our loyal customers have had their pressure cookers for over two generations and the products are still going strong. As the rest of our products, to guarantee the best performance and longevity, there are key rules consumers should follow.
Please note, below is for general guidance. For full details on how to care for your pressure cooker, Please refer to your use and care.
- It is important to keep all vents clear and free from food debris.
- Empty pressure cookers should not be heated as this would cause discolouration and damage.
- Avoid leaving foodstuff to which salt has been added to the cooker as this may result in pitting of the stainless steel surface.
- Salt and minerals in food or water can cause blueing or rainbow effect on the cooker base or body. A stainless steel cleaner will remove the markings on the stainless steel model.
- Hard water deposits may cause white spots on the cooker surface; these can be removed by rinsing the pan with warm lemon juice or vinegar.
- If the cooker has been boiled dry, soak the pan overnight in hot soapy water, do not stand body of pan in water.
- Avoid the use of metal scourers or steel wool, as these items will scratch the surface.
How to maintain your Pressure Cooker
To keep your cooker looking new, please follow the instructions given below (full details can be found in the manual supplied with your pressure cooker).
- Avoid leaving foodstuff in the body overnight.
- Wash the inside and outside with hot soapy water and dry immediately.
- To clean the regulator/weight, occasionally soak in hot soapy water. However, clear out all traces of soap before use.
Polished Stainless steel
- After each use, wash with hot soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly.
- For stubborn stains, a solution of lemon juice or vinegar may be applied or a stainless steel cleaner.
- For stubborn stains (exterior) you can use a non-caustic soap filled pad.
- To clean the interior of the cooker place a strong solution of water and either cream of tartar, vinegar, lemon juice or apple peelings.
- The interior of an aluminium cooker may become discoloured during use. This is normal and will not affect its operation.
Should your pressure cooker ever boil dry
- Always ensure you have sufficient liquid.
- If you do not the cooker will overheat and the base of the cooker may become distorted.
- Distortion of the base is not covered by the guarantee.
- Never use bleach to clean a pressure cooker.
- Never use a caustic solution to clean a pressure cooker.
- Periodically check handles and if necessary tighten.