this is my first digital pressure cooker and it is so easy to program. i have cooked several meals and am amazed that a frozen roast can be fork tender in 90 minutes...rice in less than 10. this is great for someone like me who usually doesn't plan a meal. i stare into the freezer wishing i had thawed something out....now i don't have to. the price was exceptional! i did buy the extended warranty for 2 years since this is a refurbished item.