July 19, 2010
Ok, so these instant pots are a big craze right now. Do you have one? Want One? Ever tried one?
Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster
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September 9, 2015
We have one. I really only use it on the Pressure Cooker mode. I have read that it not a good slow cooker.
The first two meals I made in it were a flop, but I am trying to use it more and the meals seam to be getting better.
It makes great roasts and baked potatoes.
It does cook faster, but you also have to take into account it can take 10-15 minutes to come to pressure before the cooking time starts. And if you are cooking meat, they say it is best to use natural release at the end, which can add another 10-15 minutes.
September 9, 2015
July 19, 2010
December 6, 2010
December 14, 2010
We have three of the Instant Pot Duos (6, 8, & 3 qt, in order or purchase, have had the first a couple of years), so I guess you'd say we've found them useful. We aren't fans of most Crockpot style meals, anything we want to cook slowly can be done in the oven or top of the stove, or under pressure, and we like the results better. There were a few things we used our 4 (!) Crockpots of various sizes to cook, but most were desserts and hot beverages for church events; we gave them all away.
The Instant Pots have rejuvenated our cooking - I never thought I'd be making butter chicken and other Indian dishes. We use all of ours at home several times a week. I make yogurt every week or so, and the 3 qt mini was bought mainly to replace our rice cooker, so any other uses are icing on the cake. Other things in regular rotation are quiche, cheesecake, steel cut oats, posole (the dried hominy product and the pork stew - we can now make it in under 3 hours instead of 5-6), several chicken dishes, barbacoa beef, carnitas, mac and cheese. We like to batch cook, and the pots have actually forced us to make smaller recipes than top of the stove - so we have a wider selection of things we've frozen.
We took the 6 and 8 qt ones at Thanksgiving, when we met friends at a campground and had power. We changed our menu, so never did use the 8 qt. Sweet potatoes in the 6 qt were great. The 3 qt may be the one that goes camping when we have power. However, on our first trip of the year, we're meeting up with folks for a Retro Rally (our camper) with 20 other campsites, so we may take the 6 qt for a pot luck dish instead.
Now that we have a freezer that works well, and a refrigerator, we take more meals that we've cooked at home. So, we may not be using the Instant Pot at camp, but we'll be taking foods cooked in it.
July 15, 2012
I just got a crockpot instant pot if you well that’s the brand. Anyways I love it I made a beef stew and under 35 minutes I could not believe how tender the meet was. Then I made a honey garlic chicken and it was out of this world and the meet was so tender again. Tonight I’m going to do Korean beef barbecue. If It works out that’s probably what I’ll make for our first spring opener. I really need to find some good recipes so I have options
November 23, 2010
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