17 questions from our users
Can I use the pressure cooker without the condensation part as I have not got one
I lost mine ages ago and still use my cooker with no issues. In fact I had forgotten I didn't have it till I read your question.
Can I make yoghurt with the Kambrook KPR 820 BSS?
Can I bridge a copper wire over the fuse to see if its working?
What is the best water to basmati rice ratio - and cook time please.
I want to make a lot at once to freeze. Do ratios stay same?
Hi, I have recently bought a Kambrook pressure cooker. When I have turned it on there is a loud high pitched noise!! I think it maybe faulty!?
Has anyone else had this problem?
Can u cook rice n how much water per cup of rice
Can I use the pressure cooker to warm up foods?
What do I set the pressure valve position as when slow cooking?
Hi Scott, the unit will not pressurise when the Slow Cook setting is chosen, even with the lid locked into place. The pressure release value should be set to 'venting' when slow cooking. Thanks, the Kambrook Team
Hi. Can anyone please tell me the capacity of this marvel? Kambrook's website doesn't seem to disclose it. I need to decide between this one and the non digital one. Thanks.
Hi, the cooking bowl is 6 litres. Thanks, the Kambrook Team
Thank you Kambrook. One more thing please - can you tell me its height? I made the mistake of not including an appliance hutch when the kitchen was rebuilt, so I'd like to hide the cooker in a deep drawer, 30 cm deep. I fear it won't fit.
Can I use the saute function to steam e.g. fish? Ie will it boil water? The pot roast setting is too long for delicate foods.
I have not tried fish as I don't eat it.
Hi Julielu - we recommend using a food steamer or rice cooker to steam delicate ingredients like fish. Perhaps these products may be more suitable? See http://www.kambrook.com.au/in-the-kitchen/cooking/steamers.html and http://www.kambrook.com.au/in-the-kitchen/cooking/rice-cookers.html.
For other product enquiries, please contact the Kambrook customer care team on 1300 139 798 during business hours or e-mail email@example.com.
Thank you for both replies :)
I used the brown rice setting for the first time. It was a little chewy so I'll amend the cooking time next time. The question is - is it normal for there to be not only steam but a small but steady spurt of liquid come out after the vent is opened? It left a noticeable splatter and puddle on and around the bench. Perhaps less water?
Hi Kylied1 - if the pressure release valve is not manually moved to the ‘venting’ position when cooking is finished, the steam will vent slowly out of the pressure release valve automatically.
This ‘slow release’ method is recommended for recipes containing larger quantities of liquid (such as soups and casseroles) to prevent liquid being forced out with the steam.
Alternatively, use a heatproof spatula to move the pressure release valve from the ‘sealing’ to the ‘venting’ position and allow the pressure to ‘fast release’.
For further assistance with this product, please contact the Kambrook customer care team on 1300 139 798 during business hours or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do others find the "Sauté" function?
I have just purchased this unit, and used it a few times. Overall its good, but the "sauté" function is useless. It doesn't seem to get much above 100C. If I need to sauté onions first or brown meat or chick I have to do it in a fry pan, which is annoying for a so-called "one-pot wonder."
Hi Big D, please contact the Kambrook customer care team on 1300 139 798 during business hours or e-mail email@example.com. Thank you.
Do the different cooking settings differ only in terms of the amount of time under pressure? I'm hoping I can use the white rice setting should I want to cook a meat stew for 12 more minutes after putting vegies in, as the other settings all have minimum times longer than that.
If I want to cook for an extra 5 minutes, is manually cancelling any cooking setting after 5 minutes of pressure the only way to go?
Hi Hayden - to create a meat stew, we suggest starting with the saute option then soup/curry setting. You can then adjust the cooking times on both functions as required. You can find more information on this multi cooker here: http://www.kambrook.com.au/media/instruction_manuals/KPR820BSS.pdf.
You can also find a guide on using the different settings suitable for cooking a meat stew with vegetables here: https://www.aperfectpantry.com.au/component/easyblog/entry/mushroom-and-lamb-stew-in-the-pressure-cooker?Itemid=136
Alternatively, for further assistance please contact our customer care team during business hours on 1300 139 798 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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