The Deni 8-1/2-quart Oval Pressure Cooker is safe and simple to use. With this multi-function appliance, you can pressure cook using 3 settings, slow cook, steam and brown. Shorten cooking time by up to 70%. Slow cook fork tender stew and brown roasts for the perfect color. Cook fruits and vegetables in minutes. Pressurized steam cooks healthy meals in less time than conventional methods. The pressure cooker combines steam, heat, and pressure while retaining the nutrients and flavor of the food. The removable 8-1/2 quart non-stick cooking pot provides even heat distribution while the brushed stainless steel housing remains cool to the touch. Pressure cooker is equipped with a fully programmable timer and a delay function of up to 8 hours. Built in thermostat for automatic temperature control and a steam release valve that allows pressure to be released quickly. Comes with 4 built in safety features: The locking pin prevents lid from being opened while under pressure, Automatic shut off valve, pressure regulator knob, and an internal pressure release system. The 8-1/2 -quart non stick cooking pot is easy to clean. Instruction book and recipes included.