I used both the pressure cooker and this huge 20 quart pot today. First I cooked two pounds of beans in the pressure cooker so that they’d be done faster. Then I finished up a double portion of stew that filled about 2/3 of the pot. Great thing about making such a huge batch is that I have bowls of strew saved up for my lunches this week! It’s getting cold and that warm stew tastes great.