First off I have to say what a bargain I got, when I bought mine. The Amazon price was $49.99. It is now $70.00 for exactly the same one. I also saw it in a Target store for $147.00. I am v#chicery pleased that I bought it when I did.
I thoroughly read the instructions, and also went through the recipe book that also came with it.
It suggests that you do a 2 minute steam cook to check it out, and that way learn more about it. I did this, and started to feel a little more confident in using it. It’s been 30+ years since I used a pressure cooker in England.
The first time I used it, I wanted to make my chicken curry. The chicken was already cooked, so found a recipe in the book for fish curry, but you could do chicken as well. I followed the instructions, and when it was ready, I had put a little too much liquid it, and it could have had another 3 minutes. We ate some, and then I put it on again for 3 minutes, and the rest of the curry was great.
I tried pork chops next, and had 6 frozen ones that I thawed out. Before doing this one, I checked the book, and it said 40 minutes, so texted my girlfriend as her husband uses theirs. She told me to put everything in the pot, and pressure cook for 25 minutes. So glad that I contacted her, because the food was perfectly cooked. I had meat, vegetables, potatoes, and gravy.
I haven’t ventured too far yet, but have been asked in comments how I am doing with it. I will most likely do a follow up in a couple of weeks time.
I purchased this myself.