Somehow I've managed to never use a pressure cooker, but thinking that it might be time to try one. (I have memories of my mother using one to can, and it was a scary, scary experience!) Sounds like you guys love your Kuhn Rikons, but they are a little pricey for something that may not get used very often. What do you think? Do you love your pressure cooker? And is it worth it to start out with one like the K-R?