This is one of the best purchases I have ever made. Curries, soups , casseroles, shanks and chickpeas have all been effortlessly made using this. I no longer have to stir and monitor a curry for 2 hours to get tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat. When the flame in my oven oven went out sometime during the last hour of baking pork ribs, it and the trivet came to the rescue. That was a revelation, no more baking ribs for 3 hours. I will never go without a pressure cooker again.