My mom had a pressure cooker when I was growing up that was really old. I remember that thing ticking away on the stove top. My sister and I were instructed never to touch it. I was always terrified that it would blow up when mom released the pressure. I never planned to use one of those crazy things.
But...last year for Christmas, my husband bought me an Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker. I must admit, it set in the box for about 3 months because I was a afraid to use it. When I finally got up the courage to open the box and use it, I was hooked. I have cooked DRY beans in 15 minutes! I have made the BEST pot roast in about an hour! I love using it on busy days when I have been out of the house all day. It is so quick and very easy to use. Pressure cookers have come along way from my mother's ancient model, so I am recommending that you consider one of these wonderful machines. If you want to know more about the model I have, click here!