Pressure cookers have been around for a long time. As their name suggests, they use extremely high pressure to help food cook. There are some delicious recipes that call for a pressure cooker, however, they can also be dangerous if not used correctly.
Here’s one family’s pressure cooker horror story.
Cassie Hodges and her partner, Mark, were trying to figure out what to serve their family for dinner, and Mark decided to make some soup in their pressure cooker. The soup was in the cooker for about 25 minutes and was cooking away under its ‘soup’ setting.
Cassier had her kids sitting down at the dining room table, and she went back into the kitchen to help Mark.
The couple knew that they needed to let the cooker release steam before taking the lid off, but they had no idea what was about to happen. They heard a “click” from the lid, and that was the moment that Cassie knew the lid was not locked. The lid slid to the unlocked position, and then it exploded off the top of the cooker. A whole pot of boiling soup erupted from the pressure cooker and covered Cassie and Mark.
Many of you are probably familiar with the famous kitchen appliance, the pressure cooker. This type of kitchen appliance is great for long cooked beans, rice, meats, and many other things that you would consider a staple in your kitchen. There are some amazing recipes that you can use with this appliance, however they are not all sunshine and rainbows.
As you can guess, a pressure cooker uses high pressure in order to aide in the cooking process. While this appliance may be extremely useful, it is also very dangerous due to the high pressure conditions that it creates.
In fact, these appliances can be so dangerous that they have been used to manufacture bombs, and have been shown to hurt people if they are used incorrectly.