I am yet to find one Indian who does not use pressure cooker. Most of us have more than one. I have 4 of those babies. Lets admit it. We Indians panic if we don’t have a pressure cooker handy. But then one has to learn how to use a pressure cooker. Some of us learnt to R.E.S.P.E.C.T the pressure cooker after we ended up cleaning the walls and ceiling of our kitchen. Believe me. I discovered and scrapped rice off of my kitchen walls for days after the top flew off spraying my entire kitchen with gooey rice kanji.
But luckily those are rare, once in a life time incidents (okay okay 2 times ). Pressure cooker cooks food in a jiffy. But it can sometimes spray water when it whistles thus making our stove and kitchen counter top messy.
Remember this mess?
Few reasons why pressure cooker sprays water
Too much water.
Cooker filled to the brim.
Heat is too high.
Whistle not placed properly.
Rubber gasket has lost its elasticity.
To prevent the cooker whistle from spraying water all around your kitchen, here is a very simple and neat trick that works well. This is especially useful if you add turmeric when cooking daal and have a white kitchen counter. Sigh. I still have bad memories of frantic and angry scrubbing of the counter top in my previous white kitchen.
Take two squares of kitchen paper towels. Fold them into half. So now we have a rectangle with 4 layers of paper. We need at least 4 layers to withstand the pressure. Now make it wet and wrap it around the whistle. Wetness will help you keep it in position. Make sure you are not wrapping too tight.
All this would have sprayed on my stove and kitchen counter top.
As much as I love having a clean kitchen, I am not too fond of spending my entire day cleaning it.
So what is your favorite kitchen tip?. Do share them below.