The Breville Cooker cooks fast or slow. It's a slow cooker and a pressure cooker rolled into one. Whether you are tight on time and need a meal made fast or you want to cook slowly on the weekend while you are free to do other things the fast/slow cooker fits the bill. With 6 different cooking modes you can saute sear pressure cook pressure steam slow cook or just keep your food warm. While sauteing and searing isn't strictly necessary it can gives a rich flavor to your food and you can do it right in the cooker using the sauteing and searing settings. The cooker also features a three-way safety system that includes a locking lid steam release button and pressure valve so you can feel secure while using the pressure cooking settings. Breville Cooker Features Includes cooker a stainless steel roasting trivet stainless steel steaming tray serving spoon heat resistant spatula and a measuring cup. Fast cooker and slow cooker - all in one. Three-way safety system: safety locking lid steam release button safety pressure valve. Sear meats and carmelize vegetables using the saute/sear settings. 6 quart capacity for stews and big meals. Great for steaming fish and vegetables. Make a super-fast meal for unexpected company. Three fast cooker settings: fast medium and slow.