I purchased this instant pot at a great Black Friday price. It is a wonderful kitchen addition! It cooks many different foods in such a short time! I love to be able to leave things cooking without having to stand over a pot stirring and checking for hours. I have cooked the toughest cuts of meat, bone in ribs, roasts, stews, soups, vegetables, eggs, and oatmeal. I tried to make popcorn with little success, but that is the only thing that hasn't turned out fabulous. I made potato salad that was out of this world using the instant pot. It only took a few minutes! I think the food tastes better because it pressure cooks the food and keeps the flavor in. If you are thinking about an instant pot, research reviews, look up recipes, and don't be afraid to enhance your food experience! I don't think I have ever loved a kitchen appliance more.