The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book

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The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book – A Review

Note:  This post contains affiliate links.  Please see my Disclaimers for more information.  I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.  My opinions are my own.

I applied to review this book.


My husband and I used a friend’s pressure cooker once.  Read about our experience.

The experience with an older pressure cooker scared me.  I had no idea what to expect.  There was no way to tell the exact pressure it was currently cooking at any point during the process.

When I saw the opportunity to review a book on pressure cookers from Blogging for Books, I applied immediately.  I wanted to read about pressure cookers from people who used them.  I wanted to know what experts on pressure cookers had to say.

I was thrilled to receive The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough.

This book calmed my fears about using Pressure Cookers.

I loved the detailed information and explanations in the front of the book.  After reading the Introduction, I felt so much better about using a pressure cooker!

When at the store with my husband the other day, we looked at pressure cookers.  I was able to discuss what I had in this book.

Two types of Pressure Cookers

There are two types of Pressure Cookers.  The first type is a Manual – like the one we borrowed from a friend.  The second type is digital which we saw on store shelves the other night.  This book includes directions for both.  No need to purchase a new one to use the recipes in The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book.

500 Recipes included in The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book

I knew a Pressure Cooker could be used for canning or cooking food faster.  I had no idea of the variety of foods one can cook in a Pressure Cooker!

Recipes include dishes for

  • Breakfast
  • Soups
  • Meat dishes
  • Poultry dishes
  • Fish and Shellfish
  • Vegetables, Beans, and Grains
  • Desserts

Desserts in the Pressure Cooker?!  Wow!  I know I want to try using a Pressure Cooker now.  I have my eye on a digital one.  Why?  I will feel more comfortable seeing the pressure at any given time.

Have you used a Pressure Cooker?

I would love to hear about your experiences using a Pressure Cooker!  Please share in the comment section.

Thank you to Blogging for Books for this opportunity to review The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book.


6 thoughts on “The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book”

    1. Elise, I LOVE this book! We use our electric pressure cooker at least once a week – sometimes daily! This book has all sorts of fun recipes. I have the book in print format. I recently purchased it on the Kindle (so I have access to our favorite recipes when grocery shopping or when we take to my sister-in-law’s for dinner). When you get it, let me know and I’ll share the page numbers of our favorite recipes. ~Adrienne

        1. Elise, my favorite recipes are the Thai Boneless Beef Ribs, spaghetti squash, whole chicken fryer, and my husband and four boys love the rice & beans. We have made roasts, bone-in ribs, mac & cheese, and more. We keep trying new recipes from this awesome book. Thanks for asking! ~Adrienne

  1. Growing up, my mom had a pressure cooker. I guess I need to check out the new ones! Looks like an easy way to get meals on the table quickly.

    1. Ellen, I LOVE my electric pressure cooker! We use it more often than we expected when we purchased it. When we got it, we thought we might use it once or twice a week. We use it weekly and sometimes twice in one day! Go check out the electric ones. Thanks for visiting! ~Adrienne

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