Monday, May 2, 2016

Instant Pot Review

Electric pressure cookers were not even on my radar before my mom sent me an Instant Pot  last fall.

Now, it seems like my friends are asking about them almost weekly on Facebook.

What do you do with an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker?

Well, almost everything.

My mom originally bought hers to make homemade yogurt.  Yes, yogurt.  She soon discovered that it did so much more.

Truthfully, I didn't start using mine until my sister started raving about hers and calling it the 'magic pot'. (my mom loved it so much that she sent one to me and my three siblings)

And it is almost like magic.  I don't remember what I cooked first in the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W, but I love how quick and easy it is.

It has multiple functions, so you can use it to saute, slow cook, pressure cook, make yogurt, hold and keep warm.

It is the answer to a busy person's 'what's for dinner' dilemma.

You can have 'tastes like it simmered all day' chili in about 30 minutes, start to finish.

Frozen chicken breasts can be cooked in the Instant Pot 
in 30 minutes.  Just last week, I loaded it up with 4 pounds of chicken breasts (thawed) and seasonings to make shredded chicken for tacos.  Super easy, plus I had leftovers for other recipes. 

Some of my favorite things to cook in the Instant Pot are:
quinoa- makes the fluffiest quinoa ever in one minute
rice- can't mess it up
steel cut oats- ready in about 5 minutes
soups, stews, and chilis

My mom makes cheesecake in her Instant Pot .

This is not your grandma's pressure cooker!  It's not scary to use and it can't blow up.

I love the easy to clean stainless steel interior pot and have noticed that other brands don't have this feature.

It comes with a little cookbook to get you started, but it is so easy to use that you will soon be converting you own recipes.

Whether you love to cook or hate to cook, the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W will become your new best friend.  It makes cooking seem like magic!

What are your thoughts/and or questions about electric pressure cookers?  

*This post contains affiliate links.  That means if you click on a link and choose to buy an Instant Pot, I will get a small commission, at no cost to you.  I have been recommending it to so many people who have consequently bought one, I thought Amazon should give me a little commission! :-)  

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