When cooking stews and casseroles I always use my pressure cooker as I don't have a proper working oven. Today, when I had let the pressure reduce after cooking I tasted the results but found the meat was not as tender as usual.
On checking the lid I saw that the plastic cup which holds the weight in place had sheared, so the steam had been escaping.
I have tried to find a replacement part to order online but no luck. The Prestige website has a Customer Enquiry form to submit, but warn that it may take 14 days for a response.
In the meantime I have rummaged in the back of the cupboard and found my 25 year old slow cooker. I hope it still works. The light comes on when I plug it in so here's hoping.
That will have to do until I can get either a replacement part, or a new pressure cooker. I have my eye on one from John Lewis.
P, of course, is holding out for the spare part which would be much cheaper but would take longer to arrive!