Don't confuse this Instant Pot with a normal pressure cooker it will do so much more. I thought it might be just an expensive gadget over hyped, but when you start to use it you realise the microprocessor technology incorporated inside this pot is unbelievable. It will do everything all of your other kitchen appliances do, but much better. It steams, it cooks, it fries, it makes yoghurt, soup, you name it and it will do it, all at the touch of a button. You walk away and when your food is done it switches to keep warm until you're ready to eat. Magic.