Unlike designs of decades past, this pressure cooker boasts the simplest of operating instructions with an easy-to-read indicator and safety release. A graduated scale on the inner wall helps with measuring liquids and the Transtherm universal base evenly distributes and retains heat for optimum results. The pressure cooker works on all stovetops including induction. A special, durable, stainless steel exterior and interior are thoroughly hygienic. To clean, simply detach the entire hande and rinse under the tap - the pot cleans with limited effort as well.