First of all, let me say, this is not the scary piece of equipment that it used to be!!!
With this time saving gadget, I can make amazing, healthy, whole food ingredient meals in 15 minutes or less in this!!! For example, I have tossed in frozen organic chicken breast, a good splash of balsamic vinegar, a container of grape tomatoes, fresh basil, a splash of white wine and the button to have fork tender chicken, delicious. From freezer to plate in 15 minutes :-)
You can also make beans (any type) from dried to perfectly cooked in 10 minutes! So you can make your own hummus, or chili using dried beans in a matter of minutes as well!
It is also a crock pot, which I do use occasionally, but mostly just to keep the food warm until dinner :-)