My pressure cooker used to gradually build up to high hiss. Now it's silent for a long time and then pops to high hiss. Do I need a new pressure cooker?
I've cleaned it, soaked it in hot sudsy water, dismantled it as much as it allows, and poked it with a skewer to clean off sludge (gross!).
It's a modern style pressure cooker, a Fagor Future
, but it's over 10 years old.
I've looked everywhere online for more instructions on how to take it apart or where to take it for a professional cleaning (does this exist?) but haven't found anything. I'm in SF, if you happen to know of anywhere.
The problem with the "nothing, nothing, nothing... HISS!" situation is that it throws off timing. I just ruined a bean soup mix. :(
Any ideas for how to salvage this, or is it time to replace my beloved pressure cooker?