A seal formed through a silicon ring (gasket) and a locking hinge trap the steam inside. Trapping every bit of steam is necessary to form a pressurized environment within the pressure cooker. Pressure will increase with the temperature, and you’ll have an 8 to 10 hours long stew cooked within 40 to 50 minutes.
But what if you do not own a pressure cooker? What if the only cooking appliance you have is a slow cooker? Is it possible to convert the crockpot into a pressure cooker?
How To Convert Crock Pot Into Pressure Cooker?
Well if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, then yes, you can convert a slow cooker into a pressure cooker. Granted that you are a certified professional.
Slow cookers have a latched lid but the lid is not secured with a metallic hinge. Similarly, a slow cookers’ lid is not sealed properly from the inside. Also, another essential component missing from a slow cooker is the steam releasing valve.
Installing a silicone ring for steam trapping is a relatively easy task. Creating a metallic hinge, on the other hand, will require, metallic pliers, metallic strips, a welding rod, and lots of experience. Once you’ve installed the metal hinges, you can start installing the pressure valve.
To install the pressure valve on top of the slower cooker lid. You will first need to convert the glass lid into a metallic lid – the glass will break easily under extreme pressure. After using your immense expertise to install a metallic lid, the next step requires you to drill a hole within that metal lid. The hole will use a few metal strips, welding, and some high-level handicraft to convert itself into a proper steam releasing valve. Next, you will buy a metal weight to rest on top of the valve.
After completing everything you will begin the testing period. Where under a protective environment you will pressurize and depressurize the converted crockpot. Only after making sure of its working quality you will be able to call this crockpot a pressure cooker. Although this will consume a lot of money and time, so if you are into making these types of things then this might turn into a good YouTube video.
As you might have guessed, converting a crockpot into a pressure cooker is extremely difficult, and we advise you against doing it. But you can convert pressure cooker recipes into crockpot recipes.
A crockpot being a slow cooker cooks a lot slower than a pressure cooker. A 45-minute pressure cooker dish converts into a 5 to 6-hour long crockpot dish. Similarly, water content within your pressure cooker recipe has to be adjusted as well, because slow cookers lose less water as compared to pressure cookers. The last thing to take note of is your ingredients. Things like dairy, pasta, etc should be put within the last 20 minutes of the 6 hours long cooking period.
Make sure to look up a certified website if you want to use a pressure cooker recipe to cook inside a crockpot.