I use a jiggle top and have used it for years and never had a problem
cooking any beans. The only thing the say not to try is split peas... but
I've even done those without a problem.
Pat Meadows wrote:
> >Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 08:58:40 -0400
> >From: Roy Parker <billwill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Subject: Pancakes & Beans
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> >Beans and pressure cookers can be dangerous because of the foam
> >generated. The foam cam block the steam escape valve and there can be
> >ADZUKI beans have less foam and are great in a pressure cooker.
> The newer (second-generation) pressure cookers can safely
> cook beans. They (at least the ones I'm familiar with) have
> three separate safety releases. To be in trouble, you'd
> need all three safety releases - one of which is a large
> opening on the side of the cover - to be blocked.
> I'm basing this statement on pressure cooker cookbooks -
> several of them - and from my own experience. I cook beans
> in the pressure cooker all the time.
> Also, the instruction booklets which came with my pressure
> cookers specify that beans *can* safely be cooked in them -
> both of them, two different makes. One calls for adding a
> tablespoon of oil, the other doesn't.
> These second-generation pressure cookers (without the
> jiggle top) are made by Magefesa, Fagor, Kuhn-Rikon, and
> others. I have a Magefesa and a Fagor.
> You can see what these second-generation cookers are like,
> if you wish, at Magefesa's web-site:
> I have also read in several cookbooks that you can safely
> cook beans in one of the older, jiggle-top pressure cookers
> if you add a tablespoon of oil. I have done it myself a
> couple of times before I had the second-generation cookers,
> but it made me nervous. In fact, the jiggle-top cooker
> always made me nervous: the new ones are ever so much
> Pat Meadows