Ban Pressure Cookers!

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Silly idea I know. And yet . . . “Williams-Sonoma, the specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware with over 250 stores in the United States, has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves following the Boston Marathon bombing,” reports. “It’s a temporary thing out of respect,” according to “Kent” the Store Manager at Williams-Sonoma in the Natick Mall.


  1. avatar Pwrserge says:

    Sigh… You can’t argue with stupid.

    1. avatar Roscoe says:

      Once again political correctness and fear of political and celebrity bullies trumps logic and facts.

      Time to panic and run for the exits, Mildred!

  2. avatar My Name Is Bob says:

    Oh cut me a freaking break! Lets temporarily stop the sale of ball bearings and small nails too. What F’ing morons!!!

    1. avatar ChrisMcLain says:

      Let us not forget backpacks!

  3. avatar Shire-man says:

    Out of respect Home Depot and Lowes are pulling all steel pipe, acetone, clorox, peroxide, ammonia, propane, etc… from the shelves and gas stations across the country will cease pumping.

    Out of respect god has suspended the laws of thermodynamics temporarily.
    Out of respect.

    1. avatar Gunracer1958 says:

      “It’s for the children” TM

      1. avatar rip_vw32 says:

        I am so gonna open a sport shooting store called “It’s For the Children”

        I am only going to sell things that were banned, pulled, or restricted out of respect.. for the Children.

        1. avatar rt66paul says:

          Maybe, “But, For the Children” would be a better name.

  4. avatar dlj95118 says:

    …expected as much. Surprised it took this long.

  5. avatar Peter says:

    I don’t know about you but I sure do respect W-S more now! /sarcasm

  6. avatar Nobody says:

    You’re only showing the “friendly” pressure cookers.
    Here’s a REAL one (correctly labeled)

  7. avatar IdahoPete says:

    Hey, no one needs a high-capacity pressure cooker. I mean, really, who cans 6 quarts at a time other than those crazed preppers and the Amish?

  8. avatar Davis Thompson says:

    When do we bottom out on stupidity? Ever?

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Never. Sad as that is it seems to be fact.

    2. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Einstein said there were two things that were abundant in the universe. Hydrogen and stupidity, but there was a limit on the amount of hydrogen.

  9. avatar George says:

    It is silly to pull all of them off the shelf.

    Just pull the bigger ones.

    Since they are used to cook faster, why not just use smaller pressure cookers and cook more often.

    Once they are all used, we won’t have to worry about more pressure cookers, though.

  10. avatar miserylovescompany says:

    Some people and businesses are simply motivated by a central dumbness. Welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here every day.

  11. avatar Kirk says:

    It is a private business making a private decision. I agree it’s kind of silly. But it’s their bidness, not mine.

    1. avatar Joke & Dagger says:

      We can still laugh at them.

  12. avatar Napoleon says:

    A subsidiary?

    1. avatar alanhmn says:

      I am sure that after the pressure cooking panic buying ensues and wipes out all stock, that W&S will put them back up for sale at an inflated price.

  13. avatar Ralph says:

    Ban immigration. As a temporary thing out of respect.

    1. avatar chuck says:

      Accourding to patrick leahy you shouldn’t use the victims of the bombing to influence immigration reform o.O boy its shameful to use victims for furthering your political agenda

  14. avatar Bob Wall says:

    When pressure cookers are outlawed, only outlaws will have pressure cookers.

    Only when you’ve taken the pressure cooker from my wife’s cold, dead hands.

    This is about as stupid as pulling “dusters” off the racks at western wear clothing stores after Columbine, thinking only Harris-Klebold wannabe thugs would wear them.

  15. avatar Randy Drescher says:

    I thought just the opposite, if you really want to get noticed at that special job interview bring a pressure cooker & set it on the table,bet you don’t just get glossed over.//// I haven’t seen the safe zones pulled yet “out of respect” for the thousands of dead… bo’s working on it I’m sure, Randy

  16. avatar Martin says:

    I think it is a ploy to get free publicity

    1. avatar Aharon says:

      Nice pic of the Firefly class spaceship Serenity!

  17. avatar Aharon says:

    ”It’s a temporary thing out of respect,”

    Gee, how about out of respect the entire country chooses not to use cell phones for a week? What can one expect from WS a San Francisco based company? WS are certainly not respecting their customers who overpay for their merchandise and do want to buy a pressure cooker that is currently unavailable. Out of respect WS could have simply sent a cash donation to help out financially needy bombing victims and their families.

  18. avatar Frank says:

    Dammit! How am I suppose to cook rice now?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      A pot on the stove works wonders.

      1. avatar William Burke says:

        Never heard of anyone pressure-cooking rice.

        1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

          I’m guessing you’ve never lived at 6,000′ or more ASL.

      2. avatar Aharon says:

        Gas stoves help cook rice much better than electric stoves.

    2. avatar Aharon says:

      If you’re going to go out and buy a rice cooker try to find one with a stainless steel interior vs. aluminum or other similar cheap metal since the materials leech out into the rice and those metals are bad for your health.

      1. avatar Joke & Dagger says:

        Good info. I will check.

    3. avatar g says:


      My Zojirushi gets a lot of love in our household. Best ever.

  19. avatar William Burke says:

    Has anyone actually LOOKED at the picture of the alleged pressure cooker? THERE’S NO HOLES IN IT. So how did the shrapnel get out?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      The blast ruptures the thin walls of the pressure cooker, releasing the shrapnel. It’s a pressure cooker, not a blast containment unit.

    2. avatar jwm says:

      William. the pressure cooker is a bomb casing. It produces the shrapnel along with whatever extra goodies the brothers put in it.

      Alex Jones is not our friend, William.

  20. avatar Joe Grine says:

    So if they are pulling pressure cookers off the shelves temporarily “out of respect,” does that mean that their respect for the victims is only temporary?

  21. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    well…..there goes sundays dinner….

  22. avatar Dave S says:

    you know that only preppers remember how to can foods anymore, so this is just the latest attack on the self reliant

    1. avatar Mark Horning says:

      My Kids’ 4-H group has been doing canning. Got a few blue ribbons at the county fair. (yup preppers)

  23. avatar LTC F says:

    Look, we’re not going to take your crock pots. You can keep your crock pots, but we need to get these culinary devices designed soley to cook at unsafe pressures out of our kitchens. No one needs a pressure cooker.

  24. avatar Middle Aged Mama says:

    I’m pretty much done with stupidity from liberals and liberal companies. Taking pressure cookers off the shelves? It’s so ridiculous that’s embarrassing.

    1. avatar Joke & Dagger says:

      Well stated, +1.

  25. avatar Silver says:

    As if the president, politicians, Hollywood, and over 50 percent of the public wasn’t enough of an embarrassment, here’s yet another reason to be ashamed to call oneself an American.

  26. avatar Joe says:

    Time for pressure cooker registry, background checks, pressure cooker free zones.

  27. avatar Ray says:

    How in the world can Walmart continue to sell these ‘weapons of war’. Do they have no ‘common sense’ ?

  28. avatar Matt in FL says:

    I would be embarrassed to have to be asked about this policy, if I worked there.

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