Pressure Cookers

Pressure Cooker Explosions Blamed for Horrific Burns

Imagine being permanently disfigured by a common kitchen appliance as you try to make dinner. According to the Consumer Product and Safety Commission, there have been dozens of complaints about exploding pressure cookers that left victims with scar-producing second and third-degree burns. Beth Morales, a Miami resident, told CBS News about her horrific experience with… read more

Dangers Posed by Defective Pressure Cookers

Pressure cookers have gained traction in modern kitchens as a convenient and time-saving way to cook healthy meals in just minutes. These popular appliances trap steam beneath the lid, cooking foods at scalding temperatures topping 300 ºF.  While its usefulness is widely praised in households across the country, many people are unaware of the inherent… read more

Where to Turn If You’ve Been Injured by a Tristar Pressure Cooker

Throughout the country, many people have been injured by exploding pressure cookers. For example, a two-year-old girl in Florida had to undergo a leg amputation as a result of severe burns caused by an exploding pressure cooker. A two-year-old boy in Texas received second-degree burns over 14% of his body. Adults have also been severely… read more

Pressure Cooker Explosions [Infographic]

Pressure Cooker Overview Higher Temperatures The tight-fitting lid prevents steam from escaping. Pressure builds, allowing inside temperatures to rise above the normal boiling point of 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Direct Contact The steam’s heat is transferred directly to the surface of the food. Improved Safety A safety lid which is designed to prevent pressure build-up if… read more