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Pressure Cookers for Dummies?

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
"Pressure Cookers For Dummies" gives you the lowdown on the different types of pressure cookers that exist. It also has special features of pressure cookers -- including new safety valves -- to make sure you get the modern pressure cooker best equipped to suit your needs. It includes 80 delicious recipes for quick dishes such as, soups, chilis, and stews; roasts and poultr ...more
ebook, 264 pages
Published April 4th 2011 by For Dummies (first published October 29th 2001)
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Ivonne Rovira
Mar 01, 2014 Ivonne Rovira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The For Dummies books are pretty much exactly as advertised: a gentle introduction to any subject. So it is with Pressure Cookers For Dummies. This how-to manual takes you through the basics of the various types of pressure cookers and the way in which they work.

However, the book also boasts quite a few lovely pressure cooker recipes to tempt even longtime pressure-cooker users. (I've been using the pressure cooker my Cuban mother bought in the Bronx in 1962 until not so long ago. Thank you, Ma
Feb 25, 2013 D.w. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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There are some good points in this book, but there are also things that should be here, and were not. It seems like the Dummies editors are taking short cuts and not making their books for dummies but for a select few.

The Dummies series was great at one time. Not comprehensive about the subject but it not only got you started, but you would be pretty well advanced by the time you were done with a book. Her Lacalamita is very enthusiastic about his passion.

But he is repetitive and that eats into
Apr 23, 2014 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this cookbook. I made one recipe and it was just fine. I checked this out from the library. I wouldn't mind owning this, but it wasn't compelling enough for me to purchase my own copy. I enjoyed the tips and tricks sections.
Sep 18, 2015 Helen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I checked this out as a library book, but will be buying a copy. It has far more vegetarian recipes than the other book I looked at and makes the functioning of the cooker very clear. One caveat is that it does sometimes employ a cold water release for the stove-top cookers, which online sources warn against using. Since I have an electric cooker, I can easily ignore that. One thing I'm very grateful for is the clarification of water amounts. This makes it clear that when my manual says 8 cups o ...more
Apr 13, 2016 Alisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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So far of all the pressure cooking books, this one has had the most successful recipes for my family. There are no pictures, which means me liking it is somewhat unusual as I love cookbooks with pictures, but I did like the idea of normal recipes on one side, and the pressure cooker side on the other. Recipes I have tried that we especially loved were pasta fagioli, corn chowder, ... and will add more as I try them. Good pressure cooking cookbook for me.
Oct 09, 2015 Pixie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read a lot of pressure cooker cookbooks lately. This one is a must-read. "Dummies" title aside, it does cover some basic information that new pressure cooker owners need to know, and that regular cookbooks don't cover. It does a better job of describing how to clean the cooker and inspect the gasket than the owner's manual did, for instance. It also has some recipes that I will use.
Fun to read but hopelessly out of date. Pressure cookers are far more capable than they were in 2001, so the information in this book is inaccurate and recipes would have to be adapted to newer appliances.
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