So I was leaning towards a stovetop cooker, but my mom bought us the Power Cooker digital one. I'm going to try beans today. So many instructions! I'm skeered.
I have a cheapy stovetop one. They are set up so that the pressure causes it to lock as a safety feature - don't be afraid!
It will start off sounding like a normal pan, then make absolutely terrifying noises that will make you want to be as far away from it as you can, then settle down and cook your beans to perfect deliciousness.