I want to keep this review simple because the Instant Pot is extremely simple to use. If you can push a button, you can use the Instant Pot and your family will think you've hired a chef. The jest of the Instant Pot, you can cook foods much faster, in less time than ever before. My first use with the Instant Pot (see my video) was pressure cooking small dry white beans. Normally, I would soak dry beans all night and then let them cook all day in a slow cooker OR boil them in a pot on the stove and hope they don't scorch. There's nothing worse than being hungry and supper still isn't done! Eeeekkk! So how do you use it? Basically, you put your food in the stainless steel pot, close the lid, close the vent (if pressure cooking) and push the button that is already time preset. For example, pushing 'chili/beans' is preset for 30 minutes. If you want a longer or shorter cook time, you can easily set the up/down button. When finished cooking, it will set to OFF and you can then unplug it if you wish or keep it on warm. Turn the vent to release the pressure. After the steam has released, open the lid and serve the meal. So Easy! So Fast! The Instant Pot IP-DU060 Stainless Steel 6-Quart 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker does so very much and frees up your time. While the beans were pressure cooking, I made my cornbread and when my cornbread was finished baking, the beans were done too! The Instant Pot includes several items such as the user manual, recipe booklet, program chart, two spoons, measuring cup, stainless steel steam rack, and more. You can also use the Instant Pot as a slow cooker and it being 6 quart, it's a perfect size even for large families. Plenty of built in SAFETY FEATURES! I also love the fact it has a stainless steel pot because all I use is stainless steel and cast iron when cooking. The stainless steel pot is easy to clean. Shipment was fast and packaging was great, came in a nice manufacturers box within a thick cardboard box. I'm going to save tons of time and have loads of fun with the Instant Pot. Worth every cent!