The Pedrini 6-Quart Pressure Cooker is designed to cook healthy meals in less time than it takes to use a microwave. The pressure cooker allows food to retain much of its natural flavor and nutrients, while cooking meals in a fraction of the time of traditional methods. The strong-lock lid securely fastens to the cooker¿s body, allowing steam pressure to build and food to cook quickly. An overpressure plug on the lid automatically releases steam if it builds up excessively. The ergonomic ¿Stay Cool handles are comfortable to the touch and won't retain heat. The durable aluminum body features a nonstick coating that makes cleanup a breeze. Hand wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately.