This machine is a "Kept Secret." I researched Electric Pressure Cookers. Many on the Market, therefore I took 3 days researching what to look for: product description, specifications, calling the different company customer service. I insist on good customer service and replacements to available.
Most customer service personel could not answer my questions. When I call Nesco, no long recorded questions to listen and punch thru.. just one and then a "live voice", pleasant, personable.. Answered my questions without a pause. They do have replacement parts, a 1 year warranty. I was interested in the PSI levels. The answer is immediate, she knew! High is 15 (the best) and low is 5. Good. Some of the most expensive models have a high psi of only 10.. You need the 15 psi for the high. This machine has it. This machine does have a Stainless Steel body.. Important!. oK, i CHOOSE THIS NESCO. Wonderful! Easy to use... Follow the directions! I have to read directions 3 times to fully digest ! Follow the step by step directions! I had always used the top of the stove models was always very careful.. So was not sure how electric would be to use. This is so easy. No noise, heats faster than the stove tops ( I have 2 stove top models). No noise. Absolutely easy. Timers work well. Browning element is wonderful... nice to use only one pot to brown and cook.. First thing I cooked ... I purchased the Walmart port butt, followed a recipe for Mexican Pork .. Absolutely moist and fork tender! Then purchased the Walmart "Pork for Carnitas" and made BBQ Pulled Pork. Excellent! Tender flavorful, moist. The customer service ladies for Nesco said yes, we can "bake" etc in the machine but the company does not sell such accessories; but can be purchased anywhere. (It does come with a nice wire trivet, a rice spoon, and a cup). The inner pot is nice and sturdy. Ease of clean up. I was surprised because of the time consuming, cleanup with the heavy stove top models. This inner pot is sturdy, non stick surface.. Be sure and follow directions for cleaning the lid.. I learned from the Customer Service Ladies that this Model is the newest model.. If you do research as I did you will find 2 other Nesco models offered. They are much older models. In addition this machine is a "pretty little thing!" as it sits on the counter. I am so pleased with this machine.