From what I understand, to "quick" release steam, you need to press down the button at the top AND HOLD IT THERE FOR ABOUT 2 MINUTES till all the pressure is released.
That sounds like a total pain in the neck. I don't see myself wanting to run cold water over it.
Alternatively, I believe this design allows you to turn the dial to release and allow the steam to exit WITHOUT HOLDING a button on the pressure cooker:
I really like the idea of having a shallow AND deep pot (with the combo pack) because it seems like it would be much easier to brown and flip a 3 pound chuck roast. I had the hardest time, and nearly burned myself trying to do that in the deep / hot 6L pot.
So, what do you think? Is the flexibility and affordability of getting a shallow and deep pot for $260 worth the inconvenience of having to hold down the pressure release button?
Or, should I get the a press & hold shallow one for $174 AND a turn-to-release-steam deep one for another $179?