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Take the time to read all the instructions and refer to the "Ins-
tructions for use".
As with any cooking appliance, supervise cooking closely if using the
Pressure Cooker with children nearby or certain handicapped persons.
Do not put your Pressure Cooker into a hot oven.
When the Pressure Cooker is under pressure, take great care when
moving it. Do not touch the hot surfaces. Use the handles and knobs,
and wear gloves if necessary. Never use the lid knob to carry your
Do not use your Pressure Cooker for any use other than that for
which it is designed.
Your Pressure Cooker cooks under pressure. Burns could result from
boiling over if not used properly. Make sure that the Pressure Cooker
is properly closed before bringing it up to pressure. (see Opening -
Never force the Pressure Cooker open. Make sure that the inside
pressure has returned to normal.
Never use your Pressure Cooker without liquid: this could cause
Use compatible heat sources.
Do not fill your Pressure Cooker more than 2/3 full.
For food that expands considerably during cooking, such as rice,
dehydrated vegetables or compotes, … do not fill the Pressure
Cooker more than half full.
After cooking meat which has an outer layer of skin (such as ox
tongue), which could swell due to the effects of pressure, do not pier-
ce the skin after cooking if it appears swollen: you could get burnt.
Pierce it before cooking.
When cooking food with a thick texture (chick peas, rhubarb, com-
potes, etc.) the Pressure Cooker should be shaken slightly before ope-
ning to ensure that the food does not spurt out.
Always check that valves are clear before use. (see Cleaning and
Do not use the Pressure Cooker to fry under pressure using oil.
Leave the safety systems alone, except for cleaning and maintenance
in accordance with instructions.
Use only the appropriate TEFAL spare parts for your model. Particu-
larly, only the TEFAL pan and lid.
Do not use your pressure cooker to store acidic or salty food before
and after cooking.
Make sure the pressure regulator valve is in the steam release posi-
tion before opening the lid.
Alcohol vapours are flammable. Watch your appliance when prepa-
ring alcohol-based recipes.
Never place your pressure cooker with its handles folded back* on a
source of heat.
K e e p t h e s e i n s t r u c t i o n s
For your safety, this device complies with the applicable standards and regulations.
* depending on model
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Maximum operating pressure: 80kPa.
Maximum safety pressure: 140kPa.
Compatible heat sources
Stainless steel models are suitable for all hob types,
On electrical and induction stoves, use a hot plate
or hob or ring size of diameter of equal or lower than
the base of the pressure cooker.
On a ceramic hob, make sure that the base of the
pot is clean and dry.
On a gas hob, the flame should not lick out from
around the base of the pressure cooker.
On all sources of heat, make sure that your pressure
cooker is correctly centred.
Do not heat your pot when it is empty, as
you risk damaging your product.
TEFAL spare parts
Use only TEFAL original parts suitable for your
2 - Opening
Press the unlocking button on the side of the lid
knob; the jaws will release - Fig 1
Lift the lid off.
3 - Closing
Place the lid over the pressure cooker, ensuring that
it is sitting correctly on the pot.
Press down on the locking button - Fig 2
It is normal for the lid to be able to twist round
whilst it is locked.
The clamps must be in contact with the edge of the
lid - Fig 3
4 - Control module
To remove the control module from the lid
Remove the timer* - Fig 4a
Turn over the lid.
Loosen the screw holding the module using a coin,
while holding the module with your other hand
- Fig 5 - 6
A - Timer*
B - Locking button
C - Lid knob
D - Unlocking button
E - Stainless steel lid
F - Module retaining nut
G - Lid seal
H - Vitamin basket*
I - Steam basket*
J - Fixed pan handle*
K - Integrated basket supports
L - Handle release button*
M - Folding pan handles*
N - Stainless steel pot
O - Operating valve seal
P - Steam release outlet
Q - Operating valve
R - Pressure indicator
S - Control module fixing screw
T - Safety valve
U - Programme selector
4.5 L 5.3 L*
11.4 L* 25 cm
* depending on model
* Product capacity with the lid in position.
1 - Characteristics
Pressure cooker base diameter
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To attach the control module to the lid
Position the module on the lid, taking care not to
press the release button and aligning the module with
the holes in the lid - Fig 7
Turn them over while holding the module onto the
lid and tighten the attachment screw using a coin.
The control module can only be fitted one way.
5 - Electronic timer
Instructions for use
Fit the timer - Fig 4b
To turn the timer on, press either (+) or (–) button.
To set the cooking time (maximum of 59 minutes)
press the (+) or (–) button.
Hold down the button to move along more quickly.
When the cooking time is set, the OK indicator is
displayed on the screen after a few seconds - Fig 8
The timer starts as soon as the right pressure level
and temperature is reached. A short series of beeps
inform you when it starts - Fig 9
Once countdown has started, you can remove the
timer from the pressure cooker.
The starting of the timer is not triggered by the
release of steam via the steam release outlet:
depending on the amount of food in the cooker and the
heat source used, the timer may start before or after
the steam release.
You are able to increase or reduce the cooking time
on the timer at any time, even during countdown, by
simply pressing the + (to increase) or – (to reduce)
At the end of cooking: when the time has finished
counting down, the timer will go off making a sound.
To stop the bell ringing, press either the (+ ) or (–)
The timer switches off automatically.
Removal: press the front of the timer to release it
and then remove it - Fig 4a
The lifetime of the battery depends on
timer usage frequency. However, you should
replace the battery when you notice total or
partial loss of display.
In order to help to protect the environment, remove
the used battery. Do not throw it away with the
household waste, but dispose of it at a civic collection
centre. The battery of the timer is a button-type
manganese alkaline battery. It contains mercury. It
complies with European regulations.
You can have the timer battery ref LR 54 (1131)
replaced by an authorised service dealer.
To remove the battery from your
pressure cooker, open the battery cover.
When closing the battery cover, do not
force it beyond the stops.
Should you lose the timer, you can obtain
another one from any of our TEFAL
Approved Service Centres.
6 - Folding handles*
Before use, remove the stickers from each
of the handles.
To fold back the handles
Press the handle release buttons - Fig 10
Do not attempt to fold the handles without
pressing the release buttons.
The “handles folded” position is only used to store
the pressure cooker.
Do not place your pressure cooker on a
source of heat with its handles folded
- Fig 11
To place the handles in their working position
Raise the handles until you hear them “click” into
7 - Filling
Minimum: Always ensure you have a minimum
quantity of 250 ml (2 glasses) of liquid in the pot.
Maximum: Never fill your pressure cooker more
than 2/3 full - Fig 12
Type of food
For food that expands considerably during cooking,
such as rice, dehydrated vegetables or stewed fruits, ...
do not fill the pressure cooker with contents more than
half the height of the pot.
8 - Using the Vitamin/Steam basket
For steam cooking
You will have 1 or 2 steam baskets according to your
Place the steam basket onto the integrated basket
Pour 750 ml of water into the pressure cooker.
You can simultaneously cook food at the bottom of
the cooker with at least 250 ml of liquid, and in the
steam basket placed on the basket supports.
* depending on model
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For models equipped with 2 rows of basket
If you have 2 vitamin/steam baskets you can also
steam two layers of food using the 2 baskets
Place the first basket on the lower level by tilting
the basket slightly on its side.
Then place the second basket onto the higher level.
The foodstuffs placed in the Vitamin/steam
basket must not touch the lid.
9 - Using your pressure cooker for
the first time
Fill the pressure cooker up to 2/3 full with water
- Fig 12
Close the lid on the pressure cooker.
Turn the selector so that it is on
- Fig 13
Put the pressure cooker on the heat source at the
Ensure that the steam evacuation spout is not
pointed towards you.
Set the timer for 15 minutes (see chapter on
When steam starts to release from the outlet, lower
the heat source.
For models not fitted with a timer, allow 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, turn off the heat.
Gradually position the programme selector to
When no more steam escapes from the steam outlet
and the pressure indicator is down, open the pressure
Remove the timer from its holder.*
Rinse out the pressure cooker under running water
and dry it.
Clean the basket with warm water and washing up
Note: the appearance of marks/stains on the interior
base of the pressure cooker does not alter the quality
of the metal. It is merely due to calcium deposits. To
remove these, use a scouring pad and some diluted
10 - Before cooking
Before each use, check that the control module is
correctly fastened (retaining nut is tightened); you can
use a coin if necessary.
Before each use, check that the operating valve
(selector at position
) and the
safety valve inside the lid can move freely - Fig 14
Close the lid.
Set the programme selector to the position indicated
in your recipe.
Set the timer for the required cooking time.*
Put the pressure cooker on the heat source at the
It is normal to see steam release from the pressure
indicator before steam is released from the steam
outlet. Condensation may also appear in this area as
well - Fig 14
As soon as the pressure indicator has risen, you
cannot open the pressure cooker.
11 - During cooking
Cooking starts when steam escapes in a steady flow
from the outlet with a regular hissing sound. Lower
For models fitted with a timer, the cooking time
countdown is triggered automatically, by emitting a
beep - Fig 9 You can then take the timer with you.
Your timer alerts you with a sound signal that the
cooking time has finished. Turn off the source of heat
and press the (+) or (–) button to stop the timer bell
12 - End of cooking
After the heat has been turned off you have two
Slow pressure release: gradually turn the
programme selector to the steam position
If you notice unusual release of pressure
during decompression: turn the selector to position
then repeat the decompression
procedure slowly, making sure that the pressure
has released normally.
Fast pressure release:
Remove the timer before this operation.*
Place the pressure cooker under a cold running tap,
directing the flow onto the metal part of the lid.
When the pressure indicator is down in the normal
position, all pressure has been released from the
pressure cooker - Fig 16
You can then open the pressure cooker.
Meat / Fish
* depending on model
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13 - Cleaning and Maintenance
Remove the timer before cleaning.*
Wash your cooker after each use.
For the models fitted with folding pan handles, we
recommend cleaning the pressure cooker with the
You can wash the pot and the basket in the
You can also put the lid into the dishwasher, on the
condition that you have removed the timer* and
the seal for the lid.
Cleaning by hand
Wash your pot and basket in warm water with a
little washing-up liquid. You can use a scouring pad on
Remove the seal from the lid and clean it in warm
water with a little washing-up liquid.
Clean your lid under water with a sponge and
Let the lid drip dry after cleaning.
Re-fitting the seal
For better visibility, this operation must be carried
out with the lid in the open position, i.e.: with the jaws
To ensure a perfect seal, make sure the seal slips
fully under each tab - Fig 17 - 18 by pressing and
pushing it with your finger towards the edge of the lid.
When storing your pressure cooker
Turn the lid over on the pan, so that it is in a stable
Cleaning the control module
Never open the control module.
Don’t forget to remove the timer.*
Remove the control module from the lid - Fig 5 - 6
Check visually and in plain daylight that the steam
outlet is not blocked. If it is blocked, clean it using a
cotton-bud, then rinse it under water - Fig 19
Wash the control module under running water.
Check that the operation device can move freely.
Check the mobility of the operating valve (selector
) - Fig 14
You can also put the control module in the
Check that the module seals are correctly fitted. If
these seals are missing or damaged, leaks can occur
underneath the module during the pressure cooking
operation. The shape of the seals has been specially
designed for easy removal and re-fitting. Seals can be
purchased from TEFAL Approved Service Centres.
Cleaning the timer
Clean it with a soft, dry cloth.
Your Clipso is equipped with several safety devices, 2 of which are for over pressure:
First device: the safety valve releases the pressure and the steam escapes from under the control module - Fig 20a
Second device: steam flows from between the lid and the pot - Fig 20b
If one of these security devices is set off:
Turn off the heat source.
Let the pressure cooker cool down.
Open the cooker.
Check and clean the operation valve, steam release outlet, safety valve and seal.
* depending on model
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Recommendations for use
1 - Whenever opening and closing the lid, the
control module must always be fixed onto the lid.
2 - Don’t forget to turn down the heat once there is
a continual release of steam from the steam release
3 - Your Clipso Control can also operate without its
4 - Turn the pressure cooker so that the unlocking
button is facing you.
5 - As with all cooking appliances, make sure you
properly supervise the cooking area if children or
certain handicapped persons are close by.
6 - Be careful, as the steam, which is released, is
7 - To move/lift the pressure cooker use the side
handles on the pot. Never use the lid knob to move
or lift it.
8 - Do not leave food standing in your pressure
9 - Never use bleach or chlorine based products to
clean your pressure cooker as these damage the
quality of stainless steel.
10 - Never put the timer or the seal into the
11 - Don’t leave the lid to soak in water if the
control module is still attached.
12 - Change the lid seal once a year.
13 - Have your pressure cooker checked at a
TEFAL Approved Service Centre after 10 years
14 - Do not use any sharp or pointed objects to
carry out operating and safety checks.
Your new TEFAL pressure cooker has a 10 year guarantee against:
- Any defect related to the metal pot,
- Any premature damage of the metal base, provided the product is used according to the recommended
This guarantee does not include:
- Damage due to inappropriate uses and resulting from shocks, falls or placing in the oven,
- Replacement of parts, such as seal, handles, valves, basket.
Only TEFAL Approved Service Centres are authorised to offer this guarantee.
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TEFAL answers your questions
1 - I cannot close the lid:
Make sure the jaws are fully open before fitting the
lid onto the pot.
Check good condition and correct position of the
2 - If your pressure cooker has been heated without
any liquid in it:
Have it checked at a TEFAL Approved Service
3 - If the pressure indicator does not rise:
This is normal for the first few minutes
If the problem continues, check that:
There is enough liquid inside the pan.
The source of heat is high enough; if not, increase the
The pressure selector is not turned to
The pressure cooker is closed properly.
The control module is screwed in properly. The clamps
must be in contact with the edge of the lid.
The seal for the lid is positioned correctly.
The seal is clean and in good condition; change it if
Check the cleanness and the mobility of the pressure
4 - The pressure indicator has lifted up and no steam
escapes from the release outlet during cooking:
Set the programme selector to
- If no steam escapes, put your pressure cooker under
cold water to release the steam, then clean the
operating valve and release outlet.
- If steam escapes, the pressure level has not been
reached yet: set the selector back to the initial position.
5 - If steam escapes from around the control
The control module is sufficiently screwed on.
Good condition and correct installation of the seals
on the operating and safety valves.
6 - Steam is leaking around the lid:
The lid closes correctly.
The seal is correctly fitted onto the lid.
The seal is clean and not damaged. Replace it if
Lid, safety valve and operating valve are clean.
The edge of the pot is not damaged.
7 - If one of the security devices is activated (safety
valve or seal):
Turn off the heat source immediately.
Let the pressure cooker cool down.
Open the cooker.
Check and clean the operating valve, steam release
outlet, safety valve and seal.
8 - I cannot open the lid:
Check that the pressure indicator is in the low
If not: release the steam from the pressure cooker
by cooling it under cold running water, if necessary.
9 - If the food is burnt or undercooked,
The cooking time.
The heat source.
That the programme selector is on the correct
The quantity of liquid.
10 - If food has burnt in the pot:
Leave the pot to soak before cleaning it.
Never use bleach or chlorine based products to
11 - If regular beeps are being emitted and the
cooking time is flashing:
Check that the timer has been properly put in place
on the control module.
12 - If you cannot put the handles into the working
The release button is not jammed.
If the problem persists, have your pressure cooker
checked by an approved TEFAL Service Centre.
13 - If you cannot fold back the handles:
Check that you have pressed the handle release
buttons in completely.
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