Pressure Cookers are usually plug ins. In fact, I’ve not seen a battery operated one. How does this work without a plug in recipticle? Do they have battery operated pressure cookers?
I have also never heard of a battery powered pressure cooker. My sister has one to cook rice, it has to be plugged into the wall
Most pressure cookers are used on top of a gas or electric range.
Pressure cookers ARE NOT “plug-ins”. They are pressurized vessels made out of heavy gauge aluminum that are operated with an external heat source. Commonly used for canning they have a lid that locks into place with a substantial gasket to avoid leakage and a pressure relief device.
There is a BIG difference between a pressure cooker and your typical kitchen appliances like rice cookers and crock pots.
They would be used in bomb making to allow the explosive pressure to build up before blowing open the vessel.
The bomber didn’t want to cook in it. He just wanted a large, sealable metal container to build his bomb in. A pressure cooker would up the explosive power of the bomb and also keep bomb-sniffing dogs from smelling it.
every pressure cooker I’ve ever owned was put on a stove.
That said, the vessel is just used because it is strongly sealed and yet has a hole to run a wire in for the detonator.
You'd need a pretty impressive battery to make a pressure cooker cook normally.
But these pressure cookers were being used as bomb casings, not for cooking. So, you'd need just a tiny battery to operate the detonator and possibly to power the timing mechanism. Or maybe no battery at all. Perhaps just a slow-burning fuse or a mechanical detonator actuated by a mechanical timer.
It is easier and quicker to use a pressure cooker than to manufacture a pipe bomb.
There is reference to pressure cookers being used this way in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
There are probably millions of stove-top pressure cookers around. They are still being made, if I'm not mistaken.