Oh Instant Pot – how do I love thee? Here is my why? – it helps me cook nutritious food in less time. No one is more surprised than me to hear myself say this about a pressure cooker – I was fearful of what I knew about these pots of the past but I have successfully made rice, steel oats, teriyaki chicken, beefy lentil chili, whole chicken, roast, pinto beans, quinoa, cheesecake, caramel sauce, soups, yogurt, etc successfully. No more watching rice so it doesn’t bowl over. I can cook something and keep it warm for up to 12 hours. I can saute my onions, etc in the same pan. It has a slow cooker feature (haven’t used that). It also has 10 safety features. I bought mine when it was offered on special but knowing what I know now – I would pay full price for this appliance. I don’t say that very often. No longer do I fear cooking with pressure – in fact, it’s taken some of the pressure of preparing meals off.
Depending on what model you decide on – this appliance has other features beside being a pressure cooker…slow cooker, saute, etc.