Williams-Sonoma Ban Assault Pressure Cookers

If it only saves one life…

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.

“It’s a temporary thing out of respect,” said Kent, who is the Store Manager of the Williams-Sonoma at the Natick Mall. He referred Patch to corporate for further questions. Williams-Sonoma also has a local branch at Legacy Place in Dedham.

Pressure cookers will still be available on the Williams-Sonoma website.

Crate & Barrel is still selling pressure cookers in their stores, according to Elizabeth who is the General Manager of the location at the Natick Mall. (Full Story)

Assault-Pressure-CookerWhat happened to the right to keep and bear pressure cookers?  This is BULLSHIT!  Oh… only temporary?   Well still, I’m not a fan.  Trust a bombing to mess up the stew I had planned for late this week.  There better not be a quiche tin related massacre between now and the weekend or my life is ruined.

Crate & Barrel… those heartless bastards.  *Added to boycot list*

Nothing like temporary bans to restore safety and order in the world.




Ghostalker April 24, 2013 at 02:42 am

problem solved


Zed April 24, 2013 at 03:18 am

Is there a point where we can say the terrorists have won? If we’re not there yet, we’re getting pretty damn close.


No Name April 24, 2013 at 02:19 pm

That’s exactly what I said. By changing the way we live based on terrorists actions, they get a small win. I have no idea how to use a pressure cooker, but I’m gonna go buy one. GOD BLESS ‘MERCIA!


junyo April 24, 2013 at 04:11 am

KFC uses pressure cookers to fry chicken. 18,000 locations. Pretty sure that makes them a threat to national security.


Capt. Glenn April 24, 2013 at 04:12 am

Just add a background check to buy one.


Doyletoo April 24, 2013 at 04:59 am

Idiotic. Probably the last place someone would buy a pressure cooker unless they were actually intending to do some serious cooking in an overpriced ultimate version. WS doesn’t sell cheap crap anyone would want to destroy


ringo45 April 24, 2013 at 05:24 am

This is such a good idea because bad guys can never figure out other ways to harm innocent people without guns and pressure cookers.


Kevin April 24, 2013 at 05:29 am

I hope they ban nails and ball bearing next you ignorant fucks!


Kevin April 24, 2013 at 05:29 am

(Please note that was text based sarcasm)


Roman Scott April 24, 2013 at 05:36 am

I think I speak for every one here when I say, “we got it.”

I wonder if they’ll offer a pressure cooker buy back program? I really need to upgrade to a slow cooker.


Taylor TX April 24, 2013 at 09:01 pm

Trade in your pressure cooker for a safe non explosive crock pot, our human utopia has arrived.


No Name April 24, 2013 at 02:20 pm



dave w April 24, 2013 at 06:14 am

This is the classic response of some clueless desk jocky who thinks they should do something, but doesnt know what. Whoever came up with this idea should be fired for being so dumb.


Hard_Harry April 24, 2013 at 06:46 am

What fucking bullshit!!!!!


Matt in FL April 24, 2013 at 06:54 am

I’m not normally a fan of boycotts; I think they’re ineffective at best. Also, I love me some WS. But someone really needs to be slapped for this bullshit. Completely meaningless gestures done “out of respect” are about the worst form of disrespect, in my opinion. “We cared enough to give this NO RATIONAL THOUGHT WHATSOEVER. We just DID SOMETHING so we can’t be accused of being insensitive.”


Billy April 24, 2013 at 07:32 am

Again wrong approach, we should really micro-stamp all nails, screws, ball bearings and any other small projectile. If we do anything to pressure cookers we should add biometrics and add some type of safety lock. All of those solutions will show the terrorists who’s boss.


Kevin April 24, 2013 at 07:37 am

Instead of moronic bullshit like this how about the mainstream media stops making people like his celebrities? They’re basically calling him a victim, they’re interviewing his family setting them up for future book deals. The media turns this shit into a fucking joke and we will seriously regret it because there WILL be more attacks because of it. Just wait for the next group of radicals who has a larger bankroll.


Lance April 24, 2013 at 08:14 am

“It’s a temporary thing out of respect”… Shut. The. Fuck. Up. No it’s not. You’re a coward and have no spine. With all the knee jerking you’re doing you’d think you’d at least be able to stand up.


Mr farrell April 24, 2013 at 08:30 am

What a crock of shit!! (Pun intended… Yes I know it’s not actually a crock pot)


RWC April 24, 2013 at 09:14 am


Have you seen the prices over at LuckyPressureCooker.com??

Shit is unreal.


dave w April 24, 2013 at 09:44 am

Dammit, i just tried to order some 30 quart P-cookers but they are on back order already.


ENDO-Mike April 24, 2013 at 09:54 am

haha I hear CTD also just bought up all they could and then upped the price by 800%


SittingDown April 25, 2013 at 06:24 am



Mr Edward April 24, 2013 at 09:27 am

Now, if the terrorist can make bombs out of other pots and such they will put W&S out of business for a month… what bull.


MrMaigo April 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Maybe they were just trying to cook nails and ball bearings so everyone could have a traditional meal?


dave w April 24, 2013 at 01:26 pm

Did you guys hear New York is trying to restrict pressure cookers to seven quarts or less?


CanonJumper April 24, 2013 at 03:03 pm

Broasted chicken is awesome…I think Chick-Filet broasts as well. (ah-ohhh said “that” company’s name!) Who uses cows to sell chicken?? They’re probably illegally traffic-ed cows…God knows…(ah-ohhh, I said the G-word!) Concur w background checks…would add a wait period, depending on the brand and sophistication of the contraption. Those who are flagged for broasting excessively should be put on a watchlist…sketchy to eat that much broasted chicken and not gain weight.


Jim P. April 24, 2013 at 09:56 pm

Now I wonder what would happen if you wrap Aerospace Aluminum Foil Tape which is used to make temporary fixes on aircraft wings traveling 500MPH, around a regular crock pot loaded with explosives and has nails and screws?

Besides one of the precursors to plastic explosives is hydrogen peroxide.

This is the same ineffectual argument for gun control.


USSMunkfish April 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Hah! Hah hah! How do you like it? How do you like it you chefs and home cooking enthusiasts? How do you like having a useful and enjoyable tool taken from your reach just so a few ignorant people can use something other than logic and reason to soothe their fears?!


cc19 April 25, 2013 at 09:43 am

The Founding Fathers could not predict the future of culinary technology. For the sake of the children, we as a society need to limit ourselves to cast iron pots and pans!


RockRavn April 25, 2013 at 11:00 am

Well spoken, mike. Well spoke. Many lolz were had.


Nakedgun April 25, 2013 at 04:07 pm

Beat me to the CTD comment.. lol.
I’m guessing a certain automobile will be next, after some nut job uses it as a weapon.


pam stiegman May 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I have had my pressure canner for 40+ years. These things are extremely dangerous if you walk away and forget they are on the stove. Don’t run out and buy one unless you have an Elder who can show you how to use it safely.



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