Pressure cooker test
A simple test to test if your pressure cooker is working properly:
Let a drop of water drop on the pressure cooker while sterilizing.
Why does this happen?
Now, if you put a small amount of water(=a drop) on the surface of the lid of the pressure cooker (while the pressure cooker is under pressure), the drop of water will begin to boil vigorously and will evaporate in 2-3 seconds, since the surface of the pressure cooker is so much hotter than the boiling point of water at the atmospheric pressure.
If the pressure cooker doesn´t work propperly , if the pressure
doesn´t build up as it should, the pressure cooker temperature
will be the same as the boiling point of water at atmospheric pressure
or only slightly above.
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