I love my Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers and they’re always the first ones I use but I really like my Presto 100 Anniversary 6 quart cooker and this model is no longer being made. It was their 100 anniversary model and I am so happy that I got this pot, without even knowing how good it is. It’s stainless (my older pot is aluminum) and this one has the quick release feature.
A while back, I noticed that it wasn’t building pressure like it should. I ordered a new gasket and changed that but it still wasn’t building pressure. I could see steam leaking from one side near the handle. I took the gasket off and cleaned everything and put it back on. It still wouldn’t build pressure. I inspected every section of the lid, handle, gasket and couldn’t find anything that appeared to be wrong. I decided it must have something to do with the handle locking mechanism since the steam seemed to be escaping near the handle. There are metal parts in there and our water is so bad . . it ruins everything . . so I ordered a new top and bottom handle.
There were screws and springs and washers and I knew I could change it but I enlisted the help of “Mr. Fix-It”.
I’m explaining to him that I really love this pot so please don’t mess it up!
He was taking his job very seriously. He was probably thinking that if he didn’t get that pot fixed, he might not get dinner! 🙂
Mission accomplished! The pot is no longer leaking steam and is building pressure just as it should. Thanks, Vince, for fixing my pot!