I have a 10 quart and a 5 quart - oh, did I mention I've moved to a MUCH smaller kitchen??? I refused to give up my pressure cookers, though. I love them. Very very tender and flavorful Corned Beef and Cabbage and New Potatoes in about an hour. Can't count the other dishes I've made - biggest mistake? Chicken and Dumplings - Dumplings don't do well under pressure
- should have "knewed" that.
Excellent books are the Pressured Cook, don't remember the author and all my cookbooks are still packed. She gives great for the beginner recipes and techniques.
I was also raised to believe they are dangerous - but have had no safety issues at all!
Be brave and enjoy!