I was going to hold out for a swanky, expensive, name brand, electric pressure cooker. I knew I wouldn't fork out the cash if I didn't know how well it would do. My local Walmart had the Nesco 6qt on sale. I bought it on the way home from dropping Connor as school. The theory is that when I become a pro I'll toss the $60 pressure cooker for a better one but I tell ya, I LIKE this one.
I skyped my mom (who has an electric pressure cooker) and she talked me through some ideas. This is what we did.
Artichokes. 6 minutes.
Custard. 3 minutes
Delicious. Flavorful. Better than the same things I've cooked the "regular" way. Oh and it was all finished, boxed and put away by 11:30. Heck of a mornings "work".
Buy a pressure cooker. Now.