Tefal (also called T-fal) pressure cookers allow you cook great tasting food if you know how to operate the pressure cooker correctly. Keep reading to view instructions for both electric and stovetop Tefal pressure cookers, along with reviews of versions of each type and Tefal replacement parts.
Many people believe that, in general, electric pressure cookers are better than stovetop pressure cookers because of sheer automation benefits.
It saves you much time when you can put all your ingredients into a pot and forget about it until the cooker lets you know that your food is done.
Stovetop pressure cookers usually have a whistle that sounds, but the electronic beep on electric pressure cookers is more reliable since it uses technology to measure the pressure and cook time.
After cleaning and setting up your T-fal electric pressure cooker, plug it in, add your ingredients, and securely close the lid.
You can then select one of the quick cook buttons on either side of the time display. If you need to, you can change the time by clicking the middle button that has a picture of a stopwatch on it.
There is also the option for a delayed start (the left button under the clock), press this after selecting a quick cook mode.
If you want to select vegetable, fish, or meat, click the “Menu” button until the one you want, lights up, and is selected.
The pressure cooker will beep when it is finished cooking. Let it cool and depressurize for several minutes before opening.
Click here to view the T-fal Electric Pressure Cooker Manual.
Most stovetop pressure cookers function the same way. There are no digital pre-programmed cook settings like on an electric pressure cooker, but you can still use a stovetop cooker to produce similar or equally great results.
To open the Secure 5 Tefal Pressure Cooker, pull the opening knob and turn the handle and lid counterclockwise to the open position.
Once you have it open, fill the inner pot with whatever food and liquid you desire to cook. Remember that there should be at least 8.5 oz of liquid in the pressure cooker to create sufficient steam and prevent burning.
Do not fill the pressure cooker over 2/3 full. Foods tend to expand when pressure cooked, so there needs to be room for the finished product.
For delicate foods and vegetables, you will set the valve to position 1; for meat and frozen foods, set to 2.
Before you begin pressure cooking, turn the lid to the locked position.
For pressure steaming foods, use the steamer basket and support to keep the food off the base of the pot. You will set the pressure cooker on the stovetop and turn the heat to high. Once the steam starts to escape from the valve, turn down the heat and allow it to cook for the time which your recipe indicates.
To open the Tefal Clipso pressure cooker lid, press the opening button and lift it straight off.
For closing the lid, carefully align it on the pot and press the closing button. It is pretty straightforward to open and close.
Go about steam or immersion pressure cooking in the same way as what is explained in the Tefal Secure 5 instructions.
Tefal makes both electric and stovetop pressure cookers. The three pressure cookers you see in the reviews below are the most popular versions that Tefal sells, and all three are spectacular pieces of cooking equipment.
Some of the Tefal pressure cookers do not have clear instructions that come with the cooker when you purchase it. However, this article should help when you are trying to understand how to operate your new Tefal pressure cooker.
No matter how good a pressure cooker is, sometimes parts break and need replacing. Many Tefal replacement parts, like gasket seals and security valve mechanisms, are available on Amazon.
Overall, Tefal pressure cookers work well and are reliable. The downfall of unclear instructions is not serious at all compared to the defects on other brands of pressure cookers, so this may be the best option for you.