As I excepted from All American this is a very nice pressure canner. I already have a larger model for the majority of my canning but now I have a smaller one for small batches or for when everything won't quite fit in the big canner. The lid on this model was a bit finicky to open and close at first but a few adjustments to the screws and it was set. This past weekend I used it as a pressure cooker to cook a Turtle Cheesecake. it performed beautifully. The cheesecake was delicious.