Cook’s Essentials 6-quart Pressure Cooker K41143 / EPC-678 Instruction Manual
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Cook’s Essentials 6-quart Digital Pressure Cooker Model # K41143 / EPC-678
This digitally controlled and automatic pressure cooker uses advanced technology so you and your family can enjoy the benefits of better, faster and healthier cooking. Your Cook’s Essentials Pressure Cooker seals in steam to cook hotter and faster while maintaining important nutrients for healthier meals. Cook fast and with less water to save vital natural resources and energy. Features include easy touch-button settings, a countdown timer, and a very large cooking pot big enough for family gatherings!
Before operating your new appliance, please read all instructions carefully and keep for future reference.
(PDF) INSTRUCTION MANUAL in English (EN) language.
– Important Safeguards
– Error Codes:
E1 – Open Circuit of the Sensor
E2 – Short Circuit of the Sensor
E3 – Overheating
E4 – Signal Switch Malfunction
– About Your Pressure Cooker
– How to operate Cook’s Essentials K41143 / EPC-678 Pressure Cooker
– Pressure Cooker With Multiple Functions
– Rapid Cooking; Time & Power Saving
– Preserve Nutrients & Promotes Healthy Eating
– Short Cord Purpose
– Polarized Plug
– Parts Identification
– Glass Lid Assembly
– Pressure Cooker Lid Markings
– Before First Use
– How to open the lid / How to close the lid
– Preparing Your Pressure Cooker
– Operating Instructions
– How To Use The Pre-Set Menu Buttons
– Menu Button Selections & Cook Times: Vegetables/Fish, Beans/Chili, Soup/Stew, Pressure Cook Time, Potatoes, Steam, Beef/Meat, Slow Cook, Rice, Brown/Saute, Chicken.
– How To Use The Set Pressure Cook Time Button
– How To Use The Delay Timer Button
– How To Use The Brown/Saute Button
– How To Use The Keep Warm Button
– How To Use The Steam Button
– How To Use The Slow Cook Button
– How To Cook With Frozen Foods
– How To Use The Pressure Cooker For Canning
– Cleaning & Maintenance
– FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):
Q: Is the Airtight/Exhaust Valve Knob (3) on the top of the lid (1) supposed to be loose?
A: If you are not cooking or using the unit, the Valve Knob (3) will be loose. It will turn 360 degrees and may even come off if you pull on it. Once you start using the pressure cooker and the pressure has built up, and the Valve Knob (3) is set to “Airtight” properly, it will not be loose anymore. – Sometimes during cooking and pressurizing, steam may escape from the Valve (3). It indicates the Valve (3) is not seated properly/securely. Simply use tongs or similar utensil and gently/carefully adjust it so it is seated properly.
Q: When I choose a Menu Button (ex: Meat & Chicken), nothing happens? What’s wrong?
A: – Nothing is wrong. – Make sure the Valve (3) on top is set to Airtight and the lid (1) is locked securely. Once you have selected the Menu Button, simply leave the unit alone and it will start to heat up and build up pressure. This sometimes may take up to 5-10 minutes depending on what you’re cooking. – Once the unit has built up enough pressure, the red display will change to a letter (P). This is the time the unit will start cooking the food. This may take up to 5-10 minutes. – The unit will then start to cool down and de-pressurize on its own. It will beep 6-times. The (P) will turn back to a (0) and the Keep Warm light will begin blinking.
– During this time, the food inside is still cooking. Depending if you want your food to be cooked longer, you can allow the unit to naturally release the pressure by letting the unit sit. (Some meats will keep cooking once the pressure is released, so if you prefer your meat to be Medium or Medium-Rare, we suggest the quick release.)
– Once the pressure has completely released, the floating valve (3) will drop down. You can unlock the lid (1) and open to check on your food.
Q: When I set the pressure cooker using the Manual Pressure Cooking time OR the Preset Menu Buttons, it will begin to build pressure & heat up, but in about 5-minutes the unit beeps and goes to Keep Warm and my food did not cook completely. What is happening?
A: – The unit is sensing that there is a leak in the pressure and that it is not sealed up properly. Check the unit thoroughly. Make sure the rubber gasket ring (11) is in place, the lid (1) is securely locked, and that the Valve (3) on top of the lid (1) is set to the “Airtight” position. Reset the unit by unplugging it. Wait 10-seconds and plug it back in. Program the unit again.
– Another reason this may happen is that not enough liquid has been added to your recipe. The pressure cooker has an automatic overheat prevention sensor that will automatically set itself to OFF or to Keep Warm when it senses that no liquid is present so it does not over-heat. You will need to add more liquid to the inner pot.
Q: Steam is being released around the rim of the lid (1) during the pressurizing sequence. How do I fix this?
A: The Rubber Sealing Ring (11) did not make a proper seal. Cancel all the functions. Exhaust any remaining pressure and steam. Open the lid (1) and remove it entirely. Check the Rubber Sealing Ring (11) to make sure it is positioned properly. Rub a wet cloth along it to make sure it is clean of debris and it is smooth. Re-assemble the lid (1), lock it securely in place and restart the cooking process.
Q: Steam is being released from the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) during the pressurizing sequence. How do I fix this?
A: The Valve (3) may not be positioned properly. Simply use tongs or similar utensil or oven mitt and carefully adjust it so it is seated properly. If the steam continues to release, you may need to Cancel all the functions. Exhaust any remaining pressure and steam. Remove the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) and check the thin wire spring on the underside of it. Make sure it is not bent or loose. If steam still continues to escape, the Valve (3) may be faulty and replacement or repair may be necessary. Please contact the manufacturer.
Q: Pressurized Steam is being quietly released from the Floating Valve (3) area during the pressurizing sequence. How do I fix this?
A: This may happen during the initial start-up of the Pressurizing Sequence. Simply use tongs or similar utensil or oven mitt and carefully adjust it so it is seated properly. This will help settle the lid and all the valves properly. The pressure will quickly push up on the Floating Valve (3) and seal it properly then finish the pressurizing sequence.
Q: My food is finished cooking and all the pressure is released, but I cannot unlock and open my lid (1). What is stuck?
A: Make sure all the pressure and steam has completely been released. Make sure the small Floating Valve (4) is no longer in the up position. It may be stuck in the UP position, simply tap the lid (1) slightly to make it go back down. Then turn the lid (1) clockwise to unlock . If it is still stuck, unplugging the unit may help.
COOKING TIME CHART
– Type of Meat / Approximate Cooking Minutes / Pressure Release
– Type of Seafood / Approximate Cooking Minutes / Pressure Release
– Type of Vegetable / Approximate Cooking Minutes / Pressure Release
– Type of Legume / Approximate Cooking Minutes / Pressure Setting
– Type of Grain / Approximate Cooking Minutes / Pressure Setting
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