Thank you all for your replies, I've enjoyed reading them immensely, but, ................
Yakuta: you've virtually sold me to put up with the pain and purchase
Jennyema: great stuff and thank you - yes, a rice cooker does more than cook rice, when the stove top is full, out comes the rice cooker.
TexasBlue: scary stuff. You've now opened up another can of worms.
Pressure + smoking.
I have looked at some dedicated PC recipes & found one for a stew where the meat was sealed in the cooker, then the pot was deglazed with cola, meat & veges returned to the pot & cooked. Perhaps if the bottom of the pot wasn't deglazed properly this could lead to sticking & burning.
I haven't finished exploring http://www.recipezaar.com/r/16/229
but this appears to have some nice starter ideas.
Looks like I have to buy rather than fry.
Once again, thank you all for your time, very much appreciated.