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What does the term 'Volumetric Weight' used in courier or cargo industry mean?

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Apoorva, Dhamtari
Level 7 contributor
Volumetric weight is usually calculated for packages on cargo and shipment in order to reflect the density of the package. This is because a less dense item can occupy more space compared to its actual weight. 
Volumetric weight is calculated by multiplying the length x height x width of a package and dividing the answer by a volumetric factor. Volumetric Weight is therefore obtained by the following formula:

Volumetric Weight = (Length x Height x Width)/5000 if the dimensions are in centimetres
Volumetric Weight = (Length x Height x Width)/305 if the dimensions are in inches.
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What should the passenger do in case there is a delay or damage or loss of baggage from a flight?

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Varsha Nayak
Level 5 contributor
In the case of loss, damage or delay of baggage, then you need to contact your airline and collect the Property Irregularity Report(PIR) before you leave as well as put in a written claim to the airline. If the baggage is damaged, then the airline would pay you for repair of the baggage or provide you with alternate baggage.
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Is it possible to use a pressure for baking?

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Tushar Inchulkar
Level 5 contributor
No. A pressure cooker should never be used for dry heating or for baking since it would damage and reduce the strength of the metal body of the cooker.
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How can I prevent dal from frothing when cooked in a pressure cooker?

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Tushar Inchulkar
Level 5 contributor
  • Make sure that you use a medium heat when cooking in a small pressure cooker.
  • Don't fill the pressure cooker to more than 1/3 of the total capacity when cooking dal. This capacity is inclusive of both dal and water to be added.
  • Make sure that you soak dal for 15 minutes before you cook it in a pressure cooker.
  • Reduce the temperature immediately to medium heat or lower when the cooker is at full operating pressure.
  • Don't release the pressure by lifting the pressure regulator.
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Is it possible to deep fry food in a pressure cooker?

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Tushar Inchulkar
Level 5 contributor
It is not recommended since the body of the pressure cooker generally is made from aluminium. So the high temperature during deep frying could weaken the aluminium, making the cooker unfit for any further cooking. However, you can consider deep frying food inside a stainless steel pressure cooker.
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Can one cook fish in a pressure cooker?

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Tushar Inchulkar
Level 5 contributor
Yes, it is possible. But fish can get overlooked quite easily. So here you would lift the pressure regulator slightly with a fork and allow the steam to escape so that the lid can be immediately opened so as to prevent this overcooking.
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Are there any food which would not be ideal for cooking inside a pressure cooker?

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Tushar Inchulkar
Level 5 contributor
Noodles, macaroni, spaghetti etc are not good options to cook inside a pressure cooker since it can clog the steam vents of the pressure cooker.
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What is the maximum amount of food capacity which can be cooked inside a pressure cooker at a time?

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Tushar Inchulkar
Level 5 contributor
Make sure that when cooking, the pressure cooker should not be filled to more than two-thirds of its capacity. This is to prevent any accidental blocking of the steam vents and to make sure that there is sufficient space for the steam to circulate.

In case you are cooking food like rice which would expand on cooking, the cooker should not be loaded with ore than half its capacity.
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When one cooks from a recipe, should follow the time or do I count the whistles?

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Tushar Inchulkar
Level 5 contributor
Counting whistles is not really a great idea since it might give you the wrong time when making a particular food or recipe. The food might not get properly cooked or the water might dry up. Even worse, the food might get burned. Instead, it would be better to follow the timing. Start timing the recipes when the pressure cooker gets to the full operating pressure using a watch. But when cooking with a pressure cooker, the timing is important since pressure cooker cooks food faster. So a small delay in timing could cost you a lot more than in conventional cooking.
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