I was not a believer in the Instant Pot until my husband bought one without consulting me. I thought nothing could replace my trusty old Crock-Pot. Well, I was wrong. The beauty of the Instant Pot is that it does not overcook things and the meat is fall-off-the-bone tender after a very short cook time. It takes longer than advertised, however. It takes time to pressurize and to reach the desired temp, and it takes time to ventilate at the end of cooking. Still, much less time than all day in the Crock-Pot. And the outcome is just as good – maybe better. We have made stew, chicken, ribs, roast, rice, hard-boiled eggs – even strawberry jam in our instant pot! My good friend makes yogurt in hers – I haven’t tried that yet. So many great functions – a staple in the kitchen.