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.
After my best friend invested in a Vitamix, I was convinced it was my time to invest in a really nice blender myself. I had never heard of Blendtec before, but after walking into Bed Bath & Beyond and explaining what I was looking for, the employee convinced my to get this over the Vitamix, particularly because he called over several other employees who agreed, it was better. Who knows if that is really true or not, but I'm telling you - quickest, smoothest, easy-to-use blender I have ever experienced. I've gotten into some hot debates with my grandfather about how a two blade blender could not possibly beat the fancy quadruple stacked double blade of the Nina Master Prep Blender, he's gone as far as to tell me that I was completely ripped off. However, the proof is in the texture for me, and it just doesn't compare.
I use my Blendtec for baking, sauces, soups, smoothies, "ice cream", bulletproof coffee, and in many cases even as a food processor. I've had it for over two years and it has never steered me wrong.
PIN IT AND NEVER FORGET IT!