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User’s manual

Kullanc Klavuzu 

Guide de l’utilisateur

Guía del usuario

Οδηγίες χρήσης

Mai 2006 - Réf. : 4133885b - 

Conception et réalisation : PETIT



Pressure Cooker

Düdüklü Tencere


Olla de pressión

Χύτρα ταχύτητας


Clipso Modulo

Clipso Control
Clipso Control+

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* depending on model - modele göre - selon modèle - según modelo - 

ανάλογα µε το µοντέλο


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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
pressure cooker.

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
serious damage.

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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Normative informations:
Maximum operating pressure: 80kPa.
Maximum safety pressure: 140kPa.

Compatible heat sources

Stainless steel models are suitable for all hob types,

including induction.

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







Descriptive diagram

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

Control panel
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


25 cm

20 cm



















4.5 L 5.3 L*

22 cm

18 cm





6 L

6.8 L*

22 cm

18 cm





8 L

9.4 L*

25 cm

20 cm





10 L

11.4 L* 25 cm

20 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 (–)
button once. 
The timer switches off automatically.

Removal: press the front of the timer to release it

and then remove it - Fig 4a

Battery Replacement

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

highest temperature.

Ensure that the steam evacuation spout is not

pointed towards you.

Set the timer for 15 minutes (see chapter on

Electronic timer)*.

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
white vinegar.

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

highest temperature.

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
the heat. 

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.


v itamin


v itamin




Meat / Fish

v itamin

* 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
handles folded.

Dishwasher cleaning

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
the inside.

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

washing-up liquid.

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

to position



- 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.

v itamin





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
very hot.

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 
of use. 

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

clean it.

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

check that:

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: 

do not

force them.

Check that you have pressed the handle release

buttons in completely.

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