The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book: 500 Easy Recipes for Every Machine, Both Stovetop and Electric Reviews

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  1. 237 of 239 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Must Have, March 29, 2015
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    Tamara S. Harden (Puyallup, WA) –
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    This review is from: The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book: 500 Easy Recipes for Every Machine, Both Stovetop and Electric (Paperback)
    I recently purchased an electric pressure cooker, and the few recipes and instructions I received with it were pitiful. I was pretty much on my own. I had found some recipes on Pinterest, but someone recommended this book to me, and I right away ordered it. I LOVE this book!!! It’s full of 500 recipes, and most of them are fairly easy, with ingredients that you’re likely to have on hand. I have a pressure canning group on Facebook, and have recommended it to everyone, as well as shared recipes that I’ve tried. I’ve also recommended this book on the Amazon reviews for the Power Pressure Cooker. (I wonder if they’ve seen a spike in sales 😛 ) So far, there has been nothing that hasn’t turned out perfect, and surprisingly delicious. I especially love the soup section. 5 to 8 minutes of cook time!! I also love the fact that not only are the ingredients pretty common, they also give you options if you want to change up an ingredient, and they also provide times for both stove top and electric pressure cookers. The book is full of helpful tips and information, as well. I highly recommend this book, especially if you are new to the world of pressure cooking. I think most people start out with the idea that you cook meat or beans in them, but honestly, I’ve tried it all, including hard boiled eggs!!

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  2. 154 of 157 people found the following review helpful
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    Finally, a book with instructions for stovetop and electric., March 1, 2015
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    Donna C. (Longmont, CO USA) –

    This review is from: The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book: 500 Easy Recipes for Every Machine, Both Stovetop and Electric (Paperback)
    So far, I totally love this book. I’ve tried a number of recipes, and not only did they work, but they tasted good. Even better, there’s instructions for both stovetop and electric models, which is a huge plus. I have both types, and it’s great to know exactly what the difference will be if I choose one over the other.

    Since I live at high altitude, I’ve needed to add a few minutes of cooking time to the recipes I tried, but that’s not a big deal – I’m totally used to that now.

    With 500 recipes, it’s pretty unlikely I’ll make every single recipe, but this will be a great resource on the days when I get home later than planned and need to hurry things long. And, and electric pressure cooker is great in the summer, since it doesn’t heat up the house as much. I’m looking forward to trying some of the more unusual recipes, like the cheesecake.

    Edit: I had to come back and say that I tried the cheesecake recipe – I was pretty skeptical that a pressure-cooked cheesecake would work, and even more skeptical that it would work if left uncovered. Shouldn’t it be a soggy mess? But no, it came out perfectly. I have no idea what voodoo happens that makes it work, but it does.

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  3. 122 of 125 people found the following review helpful
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    Comprehensive cookbook for pressure cooking, February 18, 2015
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    Deidre512 (Austin, TX) –

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    This review is from: The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book: 500 Easy Recipes for Every Machine, Both Stovetop and Electric (Paperback)
    The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book is true to it’s title. It is an extremely thorough span of recipes to suit a variety of tastes.

    There is a short introduction explaining how to use a pressure cooker followed by over 400 pages of recipes for all different kinds of palates.

    The layout of the book is divided by meal type such as breakfast, soup, meat type, grains, and dessert. Each of the recipes follows an extremely effective template which starts with a category of effort (Not Much, A Little, or A Lot), the type of pressure cooking required and the time to make. This was helpful in immediate decision making on whether to make a recipe or not. Following each recipe and instructions are tester’s notes and suggestions for how to serve or garnish the dish where relevant.

    The Thai-Inspired Potato, Coconut, and Basil Soup caught my attention as the first recipe to try and it was delicious.

    The book was pretty light on photographs, but the instructions were clear enough that photos weren’t needed to follow the recipes. As the book was already pretty lengthy, I actually appreciated getting more recipes rather than photos.

    I recommend this book to beginning and experienced cooks who own a pressure cooker.

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