The pot is amazing. My first one came defective so I got it replaced. Second one is perfect works great. We have already cooked two recipes from the book. Only downside is that my first recipe got a lot of cumin flavor stuck to the rubber bits and now I can’t get it. Aside from that I couldn’t be happier. Feels really sturdy and safe and the ceramic inner pot seems to be working well so far so I’m going to hold the purchase of the stainless steel for now.