My Mom gave me a pressure cooker very much like this one many many years ago. Possibly when I first moved into my house which was at least 10 years ago. Although I'd seen my Mom use this device countless times when I was growing up, it secretly scares me half to death--so I never used it. When reading the directions just about every sentence starts with "CAUTION!" and then some dire warning about the lid flying off or extreme burns. It doesn't foster a confident feeling. Still, according to the manual, you can make BBQ pork, the kind that takes all day in a crock pot, in 12 minutes.
I decided to face my fear and find out. And guess what? The lid stayed on, there were no burns, extreme or otherwise, and I made BBQ pork. In TWELVE minutes! My son was thrilled and told me numerous times that I need to use the pressure cooker more often.
I think I will.