I remember my mom used to make the best meals with a pressure cooker when I was growing up, at that time I didn't know what it was but I did know when I heard the sound of the whistle it was almost time to eat. Now that I have a family of my own I am often looking for healthy ways to cook and save time in the process. My mother actually suggested that I buy a pressure cooker. I had no idea on what size or brand to purchase, but ran across the Presto 6 Quart Stainless Steel Pressure at a great price and purchased it hoping I made a good decision. The Presto 6 Quart Pressure Cooker is well built and made with quality. I wanted to start out simple so I practiced cooking vegetables. It's very simple to use, I placed my vegetables on the stainless rack that's provided, add a cup of water, lock the lid in place and start cooking. I followed the cooking time that comes with the manual and I over cooked the vegetables, which turned out like a soup. I think everyone's stove is different and it took me a few times to get the timing right. Now I feel like an expert, I have learned to cook fresh vegetables, soups, beans, and the best meats. It used to take me about 5 hours to cook a tender pot roast but it only takes an hour in my Presto Pressure Cooker. I have saved so much time using this product. I mean it takes only a couple minutes to cook large broccoli florets and whole potatoes take 15 minutes. The only downside I have found is the cooker has to cool down for the lid to open. I've learned a way around that, as soon as I reach the desired cooking time I place the cooker under cold water to stop the cooking immediately to bring the pressure down. I feel confident doing this because of the quality of the stainless steel this pressure cooker is made of. Cleaning is very easy, I usually just hand wash but it can be put in the dishwasher. I am so happy with my purchase, I am able to cook healthy meals for my family and save time in the process. The Presto 6 Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker is well made kitchen product that is durable and easy to clean, I can't live without it now!