I'm guessing that those two bare light bulbs in the ceiling had a cover over them until the lid took it out.
I haven't used a pressure cooker in years. In fact, I haven't seen mine since I made the move from Virginia to Texas --it might have been sold in a garage sale in Virginia. I seldom used it because I had heard horror stories from mother about things just such as this happening to people, and was always afraid it would happen to me. Mother used one a lot when I was a kid. I remember that hissing sound, and the rocking of the doohickey on top.
Supposedly, the new ones have some kind of a safety feature that keeps disasters like this from happening.
August 8 at 09:23 EST .
MeiDei Mine is still in box, never used - 35+ years - time to donate it.
August 8 at 17:35 EST .
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FlatCityGirl You might want to hold up on that until Antiques Roadshow is next in your area . . .
August 9 at 14:09 EST .
StormCnter Those things terrify me. I had a really nice one my mother gave me the first year I was married. I never used the pressure part, but that heavy pan produced wonderful fudge.
August 20 at 13:30 EST .
MeiDei If you ever have something plastic melt in your oven go on-line to find out how to remove it properly for your oven - self clean vs. regular. I was surprised to find my query was first to come up on the list of "how-to" - felt less stupid : ) How a plastic handled black spatula ended up inside, sight unseen, is unnerving. I have a self-clean which means opening doors & windows for ventilation (not great in cold weather ) - not necessary if a regular oven. BTW - the spatula is fine, just missing the end grip. Now I need a wooden one to lift up the offending blob.
April 11 at 12:23 EST .
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MeiDei Here's a hint for making mini meat loaves (forget the website this came from ) especially good for a single person or cooking for two. Using your own recipe: Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Place meat mixture in pan; Pat into 10 inch x 4-inch rectangle. Cut lengthwise down center and then crosswise into fourths to make 8 loaves. Separate loaves, using spatula, so no edges are touching. Top loaves with whatever you normally do - Ketchup, bacon, cheese, jalapenos..... Bake @ 350 - 18 to 20 minutes or until loaves are no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center of loaves reads 160°F. Eat. Wrap & freeze the remainder for a day you don't feel like cooking, reheat in pan or microwave,
November 10 at 18:29 EST .
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MeiDei Just noticed the original copy said a 450 oven - that seems high to me, use your best judgement. Might be because their recipe included Bisquick - beats me.
November 10 at 18:54 EST .
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Balogreene I'm going to post Butter-Barbecue-Meat loaves, one of my favorites, on the recipe wall
November 15 at 16:58 EST .
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MeiDei Read where the water we hard boil eggs in contains calcium leeched from the shells & that we shouldn't throw away the water. Made rice using it, didn't notice any change in taste or texture - a freebie boost of calcium. This was from a website on making ricotta cheese; they suggest not throwing away the whey (water ) & repurposing it since it contains a lot of protein. Either one would be a good base for a soup.
November 9 at 11:55 EST .
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BirdsNest We always used the whey after making ricotta. I liked using it in place of water or milk in breadmaking. Same for any recipe that calls for milk. Cats love it. Chickens love it. As for the water from boiled eggs, I would likely use that once cooled as a drink for my plants. And for us, all eggshells go into the compost pile.