I don't often take time to review but this one is great. I had never used a pressure cooker before but my mum uses hers all the time...everyone seems to own at least one in France. It is so easy to use, timer is fantastic, really no thinking required. I have already started making up my own recipes. Made a beef Bourguignon a couple of weeks ago, the cheap cuts of meat I'd bought were so tender. Delicious! Fab to make soup and the best thing is that it does not steam up the kitchen. Just pop it outside to let off the steam. Really fantastic kitchen gadget! A must! would recommend it to anyone!