How Do I Immediately Release the Pressure after Pressure Cooking

When a recipe stays to immediately release the pressure after pressure cooking, you turn the pressure valve to vent. You will know the valve is turned all the way when you feel and hear it click into place. There is a little shelf that it sits on when properly vented. 

An immediate pressure release can vary in time, depending on what you are cooking and how full the pot is. The average pressure release time is about 3 minutes, but I've seen it take over 10 minutes. While the pressure is releasing and steam is coming out, you do nothing. Don't push the silver or red pin down in the back, that is interrupting the safety design and can be dangerous because it tricks the pot into unlocking and I've seen where the pin stayed down and there was still some pressure built. 

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