We bought an instant pot recently in a bid to make our lives easier, and so far it has been great. For those on a vegan diet it is fantastic being able to cook beans from dry and they really do taste great. This thing is perfect for soup and that is our primary use for the pot at the moment. One concern we had was that food might have a similar taste, which is what we found with a slow cooker. But so far so good, each dish has produced wonderful, unique flavors. The device has been very low maintenance and the main pot can go in the dishwasher. My only grump would be that it takes us a fair bit of space on the counter-top, but you can’t have it all I guess! Overall, we are very pleased with the purchase and can recommend it.