I am new to pressure cooking and all my past experience with pressure cookers was in my mother's kitchen some 30 years ago and it was not a pleasant memory. This set has a very different feeling. Very safe, and very secure. functions exactly as described. I work at home and now I can give more time to work and still get a really nice meal together in no time. I don't feel that there is any difference in flavor especially when cooking stews, caserols and risottos. Roasts, however, I prefer to cook in the oven still. But when I am pressed for time I will do a potroast in my pressure cooker and everyone will still be very happy. So very highly recommend. I have also shopped around online and in stores and in terms of deals and safety features, this set wins. You may want to go with the 6 and 8 set though, the 4 one is really too small and can only do rice or veggie steams in it.
Great product and is the perfect size to do larger meats, stews, etc. and most importantly works on our induction cooktop. Heavy grade will last a long time. Product arrived very quickly and all was as described. Had one issue w/the pop up pressure indicator not rising as it should. Called O'stock who was very helpful, shipped a new one that day and all was well. As it turned out, the original one just needed a couple of uses and it freed up and has been fine.
Google the "HOW TOs" about pressure cookers and you won't be so intimidated! It's a PERFECT way to make refried beans and quickly cook artichokes. I just moved from an induction cooktop to gas, and I'm doing a bit of re-learning, but I really like this!
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