Beans, beans, the magical fruit
The more you eat the more you ----
Well, you know how that jingle goes.
My husband tells me that soaking the beans quiets that music down.
I had another pressure cooker in my younger days, no idea where it ended up. It had the little pressure thingamajig on top, don't know if they still make them like that.
I've never had one explode on me, I use a dollop of vegetable oil when cooking beans because the hole that the steam escapes from can clog easily. Probably would explode if the hole was clogged. My mother used a pressure cooker when I was young without any issues so they never really scared me, but I've seen pictures of what an explosion looks like