I'm going to take a moment here to rave about the Cuisinart CPC-600 . We've been working with it for about a month. Anyone who reads this site knows that we love pressure cookers. The Cuisinart is like the Mac-Daddy of all pressure cookers. It's easy to use, easy to clean and it's Quiet. Amazing because the standard pressure cooker makes a lot of noise. That screeching, whining sound is the reason why many people don't use their little machines. We too have tormented by the noise, and still pressed on because the results were worth it. The CPC's sleek design looks good on our counter top. The non-stick interior is very pretty and has cup measures marked along the interior. It has settings for searing and browning, the requisite high and low pressure options, and it will keep things warm when they've finished cooking. These things are all just gravy. The real power of this baby is it's lack of noise. It makes the high price tag ($149) seem reasonable to us. We just love it.