I have found that people either love a pressure cooker or they are scared to death of one. I love mine, but don’t use it as often as I should. Now I am still using the first generation pressure cooker. I have this one made by Mirro. I have had it since the beginning of time and have never even had to replace the gasket. I have been investigating getting a newer one, but do I really want to spend $80 on a new one when there is nothing wrong with the old one? There is even a Third Generation pressure cooker out there now. It is electric and has lots of bells and whistles on it, but it is cumbersome. I really prize my cabinet space. I don’t want to clutter it up with an object that is way too expensive, takes up too much space, maybe won’t even get used that much, and since it’s operation system is a computer chip it could go out at any time. And you know what that means, throw out the appliance because it will cost more to repair than it would to by a new one. So I’m sticking with my First Generation pressure cooker.