I am just reviewing this now. I had purchased it in late August. I also bought the cook book and was studying the do's and don't's on operating it as well as looking over the recipes in the separate book I also purchased at the same time. My first dish was the chicken cutlets with dumplings. I used different spice - cilantro as that is what I had in house. I did not make the dumplings but the recipes were easy to follow. Boy, what that chicken stew delicious and cooked at the time the recipe said it would. I never realized that food could taste so much better in the pressure cooker. It will be my "go to" for many dishes. Just remember to follow the liquid measurements in the recipe and you will find it works just great. Oh, this is my first ever PC and we've been married for over 35 years, so was learily at first, but don't be, it really is easy. I guess I had it in my mind the older versions that caused trouble, this is a dream.