Pressure cookers are an efficient kitchen gadget because the cleanup and cook time is little to none. They operate by trapping steam within the device which not only increases the temperature of the contents, but cooks the contents as well. This results in about a third of the amount of time it takes to prepare a typical meal. However, temperatures in pressure cookers reach well over 200 degrees so any malfunction in the device can end up causing major bodily harm.
Pressure Cooker Injuries From Explosions
- Severe burns
- Permanent scarring
- Skin graft surgery
- Property damage
Cook’s Essentials Pressure Cookers come in a variety of sizes but their functionality is all the same. They trap heat and if the pressure valve is faulty, can send contents spewing on the user, resulting in severe burns and scarring.
Our lawyers have filed multiple lawsuits on behalf of injured individuals who sustained unnecessary injuries in their kitchen from using pressure cookers. In early 2017, an experienced chef filed a lawsuit in the state of Louisiana after he suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns from a pressure cooker in his household. The device he was using indicated the pressure valve was safe to release. As he did so, the contents exploded across his body which resulted in months of medical treatment and debt.
Cook’s Essentials is among many brands of pressure cookers that have malfunctioned and burned numerous consumers.