The following are all pressure cooking programs: Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, and Pressure Cook.
• Do not ﬁll the inner pot more than 2/3 full. For food that expands during cooking such as rice or dried vegetables, do not ﬁll the inner pot more than 1/2 full.
• After the cooking process has started, you can press Cancel at any time to end the program. The cooker then goes to standby mode.
1. Follow the steps in “Getting Started” pages 12 - 14.
2. Position the steam release handle to Sealing.
3. Connect the power cord. The LED displays OFF, indicating that the cooker is in standby mode.
4. Select a pressure cooking program: Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, or Pressure Cook.
5.Optionally, personalize pressure cooking programs as follows:
|To do this||Press this button||Followed by this step|
|Change the cooking time||Cooking Program Key||Select between three preset cooking times, Less, Normal and More by pressing the cooking program key repeatedly|
|+ / -||Add/subtract time; press and hold for faster changes|
|Change the cooking pressure||Pressure Level||Select either High or Low|
|Set the delayed cooking time||Delay Start||1. Use the +/- buttons to set the hours
2. Press Delay Start again
Use the +/- buttons to set the minutes
6. 10 seconds after choosing the settings, the cooker beeps 3 times and displays On to indicate that the cooker has entered preheating cycle. If using Delay Start, the Delay Start light indicator will light up and 10 seconds later, the delay timer will start to count down. When count down is ﬁnished, cooking will start and LED will display On for the preheating cycle. Depending on the amount of food and its temperature, the preheating cycle can last from a few minutes to 40 minutes or more . As the cooker heats up and pressure builds, the ﬂoat valve rises. When working pressure is reached, the cooker enters the pressure cooking cycle and displays the remaining cooking time.
When the cooking cycle has ﬁnished, the cooker beeps and enters the Keep Warm mode if the Auto Keep Warm function is turned ON. The LED displays the elapsed time (such as L0:02). If Cancel is not pressed, the cooker will turn OFF after 10 hours.
Note: Users can switch Auto Keep Warm ON/OFF, adjust pressure level and cooking time at any time during the cooking process.
7. Release the pressure using one of the following methods (refer to recipe):
Natural Release: Allow the cooker to cool down naturally until the ﬂoat valve drops down. This may take 10 to 40 minutes, or even more, depending on the amount of food in the cooker. Place a wet towel on the metal part of the lid to speed up cooling (do not cover the steam release).
Quick Release: Turn the steam release handle to the Venting position to let steam out until the ﬂoat valve drops down. Never pull out the steam release handle while releasing steam, as escaping steam is extremely hot and can cause scalding. When cooking food with large liquid volume or starch content, immediately turn the steam release handle back to the Sealing position at the ﬁrst sign of spattering. Quick Release should ALWAYS be closely attended.
8. Press Cancel. The LED displays OFF, indicating that the cooker is in standby mode. Open the lid. Make sure the ﬂoat valve is down before opening the lid.