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Post# 863299   1/21/2016 at 12:57 (940 days old) by liamy1 (-)        



Post# 863301 , Reply# 1   1/21/2016 at 13:07 (940 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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In the meantime in a different part of the world....

Post# 863302 , Reply# 2   1/21/2016 at 13:14 (940 days old) by liamy1 (-)        

Should have thought not to have it so loud with my headphones in :)

Post# 863303 , Reply# 3   1/21/2016 at 13:16 (940 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
Light Years Away From the Louds

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Like so many "reality" programs, there was likely a production meeting where this idea was floated because let's face it -- they'd be even more dull and boring without such contrived and exaggerated stunts. 


At least I'd like to think that people their age couldn't possibly be that stupid.

Post# 863345 , Reply# 4   1/21/2016 at 18:02 (939 days old) by washer111 ()        

You'd be surprised is all I want to say!

Some wouldn't even understand where the clothes go or even what button to push...

Post# 863356 , Reply# 5   1/21/2016 at 19:02 (939 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

Foralysius: Link not working :-( Pretty black rectangle, though ;-)

Young, Dumb, Etc.: I worked three years (last 2 supervising) in a group home for teens, taught high school for 10+ years, and have interpreted in colleges for that long: IMO, 2/3 of the time the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree. I've heard the same over the years from countless teachers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, etc. They all say the same thing: Half to 3/4 of dysfunctional kids come from dysfunctional parents/caretakers.

However, I think this was contrived because there's no way they'd think using the washer would be less work than Windex and paper towels, lol.

Post# 863418 , Reply# 6   1/22/2016 at 00:54 (939 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Guy in that video--What an IDIOT!!!!He was lucky he wasn't badly scalded!Mom taught me never to try to open a pressure cooker until it is cooled down!!!

Post# 863429 , Reply# 7   1/22/2016 at 05:11 (939 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Is it my imagination that it seems the "Common Sense" gene or chromosome is disappearing rapidly amongst young people these days ?

Like in the Pressure Cooker Video... Why on Earth would you try to open that vessel with all that hissing and steam coming out of that pot ? Rex, you are absolutely correct that this NitWit didn't receive burns worse than he did.

Good Lord. This is really sad. Seems like Trial by Error is the Norm these days instead of asking for help or questions.

Post# 863435 , Reply# 8   1/22/2016 at 06:19 (939 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Actually, the guy in the pressure-cooker video probably was scalded on his legs and feet. Too bad there wasn't a follow-up video to show all the huge blisters.

The lid of a regular 3-qt. saucepan vacuum-sealed itself to the pan back when I was around 24 years old. I'd just purchased a new Whirlpool self-cleaning range to replace the 1966 36" coppertone double-oven range in our kitchen. Not realizing the pan had become a weak pressure cooker, I tugged the lid off. Water (I was boiling potatoes) flew out of the pan and hit my legs, feet and hands. Boy, did I have some nasty blisters just from that! Very painful, as well.

Lesson learned.

Post# 863438 , Reply# 9   1/22/2016 at 06:27 (939 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

In these days-guess Moms&Dads are no longer teaching the kids the ways around a kitchen-not only learning to cook for survival-but to learn the hazards there as well.A kitchen can be just as DANGEROUS as Dads garage or basement workshop-learned the ways there,too!The kitchen can have things that can burn or cut you-the shop has things that can smash fingers cut you,and burn,too!

Post# 863448 , Reply# 10   1/22/2016 at 07:31 (939 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

Link working. Thanks:-)

So, is it a trick of the light or does the moron actually pull the off the induction burner and put it onto a gas burner with a low flame on?

More to the point, what did he think was going to happen when he opened the lid?

Normally I'd assume he left to hop into the shower to douse himself with cold water, but I'm probably overestimatiing his brains.....

Post# 863450 , Reply# 11   1/22/2016 at 07:45 (939 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Glad the link worked now. If you look at the knobs, you can see the gas burners are all off. The pressure was very high, the temperature of the soup must have been way higher than boiling point.

The incident with the washing machine looks like it was done on purpose indeed.

Post# 863524 , Reply# 12   1/22/2016 at 14:40 (939 days old) by logixx (Germany)        
Speaking of pressure cookers

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Post# 863580 , Reply# 13   1/22/2016 at 21:22 (938 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
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All used Pressure Cookers, and none EVER blew one up, I grew up using one and I never blew one up, Now Daddys sisters, that was a different story..LOL, Aunt Mable, who had the cleanest house on earth, cooked turnip greens in guessed it, the whole kitchen got a GREEN paintjob in about 5 seconds!!LOL...I use a pressure cooker all the time, but there are things you DO NOT DO!!

Post# 863607 , Reply# 14   1/23/2016 at 01:49 (938 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Washer dopes-hand dishwashing detergent in the detergent drawer of the washer!Then the foaming!!!!!Why didn't the moroons just turn it off?Yes,they did end up with clean placemats-and a clean kitchen floor,but no scalding as what would happen in the pressure cooker incident.The cooker that exploded-Mom has used hers as long as I remember-no explosions.Follow directions-make sure the pressure regulator is working and not clogged with food.It looked like no one was in that kitchen when the pressure cooker blew in the other pressure cooker video.Glad for that.

Post# 863772 , Reply# 15   1/24/2016 at 06:40 (937 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Always showed me when washing the lid was to invert the cover and fill it with hot water and let it run though the Pressure Stem where the regulator sits. She said "That way you know it's clear and nothing is stuck in the pipe."


She also would once a month remove the sealing rings and wash them to remove what she called "germs". Then replace them with the slightest film of Vegetable Oil to keep them soft.


I still have that Pressure Cooker and use it often.  She always told me to NEVER leave the kitchen when it was on the stove.

Post# 863779 , Reply# 16   1/24/2016 at 07:16 (937 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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If you need to quickly reduce the pressure in a PC you just sit it in the sink and run cold water over it till the pressure is gone, even with cold water if the PC is fairly full it might take a few minutes to reduce the pressure.


Just don't try this when you have canning jars in the PC as reducing the pressure quickly will cause the jars to explode or break.

Post# 863808 , Reply# 17   1/24/2016 at 10:59 (937 days old) by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        

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Post# 863934 , Reply# 18   1/25/2016 at 02:03 (936 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

The pouring of water on a hot PC was something you would do in an emergency.Not routine use.And the hot water poured into the lid to see if vents were clear-now it comes back.Haven't seen or used a PC in years.Yes,also the seal ring in cookers where it was easily removed-soaked in vergetable oil to keep it soft and so it could seal properly.A hard seal won't "seal" same with the vapor steam cooling of the tubes in some of our transmitters-the tube seal rings have to be moistened with silicone grease and same with the seal rings in the tube steampipes.These won't explode-just leak steam-and when they do into components with 15Kv on them-you get some good arcs and burning!Sometimes the steam cloud will ionize and glow a weird etherial blue purple color before arcs begin.

Post# 863948 , Reply# 19   1/25/2016 at 06:43 (936 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Pouring Cold Water On A Hot Pressure Cooker

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Hi Rex It Is recommend in the instruction manual of all the PCs I have and I do it all the time.


Usually if it is cold in the house [ heating season ] I just cock the regulator and let the heat and steam escape into the house, in the warmer months I almost always just set the PC in the sink and turn on the cold water and let a lot of the excess heat go down the drain.


I have been doing this for years, I often use a PC up 5 times a week, check your instruction book.

Post# 863961 , Reply# 20   1/25/2016 at 08:39 (936 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

Reply #1. That dude had to be strong. The PC looked similar to our Fagor. I honestly don't think I have the strength to pry the top off our cooker. The safety interlocks are very sturdy. Not that I would try it.

Post# 864105 , Reply# 21   1/26/2016 at 02:33 (935 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I was concerned the very sudden cooling of the cold water could warp the pot.I haven't used a PC in many years so I may have forgotten some things.What I did learn was from Mom,Stepmom,or grandmother-one of them cautioned about pouring cold water on a really hot PC.If its Ok in the manual-guess it can be done then.

Post# 864119 , Reply# 22   1/26/2016 at 05:44 (935 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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of my stainless Prestos and my one aluminum Mirromatic all say, depending on the recipe, "reduce pressure immediately by placing under cold running water" or "let pressure drop of its own accord".  Depends on what is cooking inside.  I've tried to open my old Mirro with just hot water in it barely beginning to steam and can't.  My two Prestos have interlocks on them...if there's pressure inside they CAN'T be opened.  I was at a neighbor's house when I was a kid and their PC blew the safety...the range hood caught the steam and rained down hot water onto the electric cooktop.  That was exciting but I'm glad I didn't have to clean it up!

Post# 864286 , Reply# 23   1/27/2016 at 10:38 (934 days old) by mark_wpduet (Lexington KY)        
Never had a pressure cooker explosion

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I just used mine yesterday as a matter of fact. I was taught that once it reached pressure, to turn the burner down to low to medium heat and start timing whatever you're cooking, then when it's done, gently take it to the sink and run cold water on it to release pressure -

I wonder what this person did to cause the explosion? Left the burner cook top on high after it had reached pressure? God, what a mess!

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