Presto pressure cookers, older stainless steel ones, a 4 qt. and a 6 qt., with jiggle pressure regulators. I use them often. Chili, pork shoulder, stews, roasts, pressure frying chicken (oh, yes, you can!), brown rice and lentils with hard vegetable to serve with fish, usually, and more delicate wokked veggies, black beans Cubano. Stock, as mentioned...and something I discovered in the Black Rock Desert, at 4,000 ft. You gotta have one for dried beans, or they come out like buckshot. I take the 4 qt. with me for Burning Man. Want a fast meal? Throw in some water, salt and jasmine rice and a boil in bag Indian entree from Trader Joe's. As soon as the regulator starts to dance, remove from heat. When the safety seal drops, everything's done. Quick entree for two.