Cooking up some beans in a pressure cooker aboard Catamaran Viva proved not such a good idea.
The pressure cooker exploded and not only sprayed the boat with beans, it managed to destroy windows on both sides of the boat. It took out three windows of 8mm thick acrylic cracking them completely.
Bob was extremely lucky not to be severely scalded in the explosion, but the mess has proven an exemplary lesson on what you can and can not cook in a pressure cooker. Apparently, new pressure cookers warn not to cook beans this way. They can block the air vent.
Bob has spent days having the beans cleaned off absolutely everything in the cabin and he has to also sort out the repair of the windows that were broken in the explosion. So take it easy with those pressure cookers and check what you can and can't cook.
Below are photos of what happened to the pressure cooker!