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The Contura Black XT pressure Cooker comes with a Xtra Thick Body that helps in cooking the food quickly and evenly. The beautiful, durable black finish given by 60 microns thick hard anodising has two benefits. It makes the pressure cooker absorb heat faster making it more energy-efficient. And your pressure cooker stays looking new for years. The cooker body is given the right curvature, which has three benefits: food is easy to stir during the cooking that is done prior to pressure cooking; this helps prevent the food from sticking or burning and clean-up is so easy! For difficult dishes which require a lot of stirring, the Contura with its rounded sides is an ideal pressure cooker. The 4.88,mm Xtra Thick base cooks quickly and evenly. Additionally, permanently attached to the Xtra Thick base is a plate of AISI 430 magnetic stainless steel which makes the cooker induction compatible. The food grade stainless steel lid along with the hard anodised body all over - inside and outside - ensures the highest levels of hygiene and durability! The unique Hawkins Pressure-Locked Safety lid ensures that when there is pressure inside the cooker, the lid is pressure-locked like a modern jetliner door. It cannot be opened until the pressure has fallen to a safe level. The lid handle bar is so attached to the lid that there is extra space for deliberate “play” or movement. This ensures perfect sealing of the lid with the rim of the cooker body. This is an advanced design feature - do not try to tighten the bar and remove this “play”! The fixed sturdy pivot assists the self-centralising lid in locking securely and safely in place, ensuring a steam-tight seal. It is also designed so that no undue pressure is put on the plastic handles, as it is part of the metal handle itself. Thus the handles last longer. The New Improved pressure regulation system regulates pressure better, cooks faster, saves more fuel, is easier to insert and remove and reduces sprouting of frothy foods (such as dal). The automatic Safety Valve is positioned such that, if it operates, the steam and food are deflected safely downwards. As the lid fits from inside, the gasket does not get rubbed sideways, or cut or scraped every time the pressure cooker is opened or closed. Further, exposure of the gasket to food acids in the pressure cooker is minimised due to the protection given to it by the rim of the lid. Your pressure cooker comes with stay-cool handles which are easy and comfortable to hold while cooking. The handles are designed to provide optimal comfort and protection from excessive heat when the cooker is in use. The metal screw and rivets used to fasten the handles are safely recessed to limit the chances of your hand coming into contact with hot metal during cooking. Permanently attached to the Xtra Thick base is a plate of AISI 430 grade magnetic stainless steel which makes the cooker Induction Compatible. In addition, it is recommended for use on gas, electric, ceramic and halogen cooktops as well. The 5.8 mm extra-thick base always stays flat and maintains proper contact even after heavy-duty use. A cookbook or instruction manual is supplied free of cost with each pressure cooker. It valuable and practical information on the proper use and care of your pressure cooker, and a variety of tested recipes as well. Feel free to experiment and develop your own recipes once you are comfortable using your pressure cooker! The Test Kitchen writes instructions for the user, develops recipes and solves customer problems. Established in 1984, it has since then tested hundreds of products before launch. The Test Kitchen tests products from the consumer’s point of view. If a prototype has some issues at the testing stage, the Test Kitchen sends it back to the R&D Centre for improving the design. UL Certificate No. SA5984. Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent Worldwide safety analysis, testing and certification Organisation. Headquartered in Chicago, UL was founded in 1894. The UL mark is widely accepted and recognised as a trusted symbol of safety. Their certification includes evaluation and factory surveillance of products by their field representatives worldwide. Several Hawkins models are certified by UL – such models carry the UL mark stamped on the product external base, and printed on the product carton. The Induction Compatible Hawkins Contura Black XT Pressure Cooker has all the features of the Hawkins Contura Black Pressure Cooker. Additionally, permanently attached to the 4. 88 mm thick base is a plate of AISI 430 grade magnetic stainless steel which makes the cooker Induction Compatible. The Extra Thick base heats quickly and retains heat well. Suitable for use on all domestic gas, electric, halogen, ceramic and induction cooktops.