I recently picked this up at Costco for $40! Learning and using a PC is something I have long wanted to do. But--- The enclosed instructions are worthless and after wasting a lot of time viewing nonsense videos I'm frustrated. Web site are all over the map as far as ratios and times. This is supposed to be simple…right? This thing is pretty big (8 qt.) so I think a potential problem is not have enough mass in the pot…probably can not do small portions. I am asking for suggestions or links for help or more better /img/vbsmilies/smilies/talker.gif personal experience and use instruction. The pop-up bulb should be up the whole time--- right? How much water/ salt/ How long to cook??? Garbonzos I seem to have mastered but last night I attempted pinto beans. [2 cup beans + 7 cups water] After soaking and 20+ minutes of pressure they were not done and probably too much water. Also had trouble with Adzuki beans.