Re: pressure cooker?
I LOVE my pressure cooker and could not be without it. You can make bean soup in 20 some min. It would take 3 hrs on the stove with a regular pot. Just read the directions well and use the cookbook it came with at first. Learn how long things take to cook. Never fill the pot more than they tell you too. Don't be afraid. These aren't the pots our parents used. These are safe. You can quick cool the pot in the sink (so as not to overcook things)by running cold water over the pot. Imagine potatoes cooking in 4 min. Soups come out so rich and tasty. Go to your library and see if they have any pressure cooker recipes.