Parents' Guide to

Pressure Cooker

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cooking competition with salty language and strategy.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

Don't Bother

The show got me hooked up for episode 1 to 8. I show a lot of growth for each chef. But the final episode, the judging was somewhat like they vote someone to win becuase of "sympathy" and "politics". I thought this show is about skills, creativity and innovation inside the kitchen. But in the end, it is all about drama, alliance, politics and comfort. Don't bother watching it. I gave it a thumbs down because the show is not fair. Giving the judging to so called friends. Fairness is thrown out of the window.
age 16+

Turning culinary art into popularity contest

This show isn’t about food. It’s about relationships… I was very excited to watch this show but I ended up extremely disappointed. It was VERY clear who should have won and I hate this show for turning the love for food and culinary art into a popularity contest. I will not watch another season. They did the contestants dirty and this show is a disgrace to the culinary world.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This reality cooking show differs from the tried-and-true format where celebrity chefs and experts judge the food of up-and-coming chefs. Pressure Cooker combines the fine dining challenges of Top Chef with the reality TV gamesmanship of The Mole or The Circle. Foodie teens will enjoy both the cooking and the drama. Grown-ups may not appreciate the backstabbing and popularity-contest behavior. Pressure Cooker is entertaining and does showcase some real culinary talent, but families looking for a heartwarming cooking show should order something else from the streaming menu.

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