Additionally to a pressure cooker this can serve as a slow cooker, you can also use it for canning (something else I have also not tried), and even browning/sautéing items.
••Locking Lid with Glidetrack Technology
••Automatic Steam Release Valve
••Manual Steam Release Button
••Stainless steel housing
••Textured & Non-stick Deep Inner Pot
Over the years I have used hand-me-down glass blenders, got the Ninja Master Prep Blender as a gift, played around with an immersion blender, and of course tried the classic Magic Bullet and a few knock off brands of that as well. I guess people know my for loving to make smoothies and soups. I never thought any of the above blenders mentioned were bad by any means and I think that had to do with the fact that I had never experienced a really freaking good blender.