I have wanted one of these for a while, and after a few uses, I am glad I got it. My pressure cooker was 30+ years old and gathering dust, the slow cooker huge and unwieldy. the rice cooker was fine, but I replaced all 3 appliances in one fell swoop. The directions leave a little to be desired, but it seems to be intuitive enough. The 88$ price point was attractive too, saved $40 from the other 9 preset digital pressure cooker.