Pressure Cooker History - Steam Culture

Steam History just keeps getting better!

On this edition of Steam Culture, we learn about the pressure cooker. Denis Papin was the inventor of the pressure cooker. The pressure cooker cooks food quickly using a combination of steam and pressure.

After a few mishaps, Denis Papin realized his invention needed a pressure reducing valve that we use today. Watch the video to learn more about steam history.

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Questions Answered in this video:
Who was Denis Papin?
What is a pressure cooker?
How does a pressure cooker cook food?
What is a pressure reducing valve?

Key Terms:
Papin's Digester
Pressure Cooker
Pressure reducing valve
Royal Society
Pressure Temperature
Steam History
Steam Culture
Pressure relief valve
Water pressure regulators
Relief valves

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