The Instant Pot is not your mother’s pressure cooker!
If you don’t already own an Instant Pot, I can honestly tell you that you are missing out on LIFE! I avoided an Instant Pot for years, and only because so many of my favorite vegan bloggers did I ever buy one. Here’s why you need to have this little gadget in your kitchen.
It’s a slow cooker.
Already have a crockpot? Well, your croc pot is nothing compared to an Instant Pot. You see, the “Insta Pot,” as I like to call it, has an internal microprocessor that adjusts the heat for more consistent results. It also has a 24-hour timer and setting that allows you to keep food warm until you serve it. It is excellent for big batches for the holidays!
It’s a pressure cooker.
This feature is primarily what I use my Insta Pot for. Still, I will tell you that it does take a little time and patience to understand precisely how to pressurize your pot. The first 2 times I used it, the pot didn’t seal and therefore didn’t pressurize. I thought for sure that there was something wrong with it. After many youtube videos later, I figured out that the seal needs to be completely clean. If any bit of food or spices gets in-between where the seal is, you will get up with an Insta-pot fail. After you successfully pressurize it a few times, it is the easiest and most versatile kitchen gadget.
Rice cooker anyone?
Yup! It’s also a rice cooker! You can cook rice or quinoa in just 10 minutes using this magical Kitchen gadget.
You can use it as a regular pan or pot!
This is such a great feature. You can sauté your onions and peppers in the pot before you add your other ingredients. Why is this so cool? Well, fewer dishes, of course!
You can bake in this bad boy!
Yes, that is right! Bake a cake in your Insta Pot! A quick Google search will turn up all sorts of recipes from Instant Pot fanatics, including cheesecakes, fruit cobbler, puddings and custards, and bread pudding. You can also use it for baking bread!
Steam your veggies!
The Instant Pot comes with a basket that you can even steam veggies in. Now, how awesome is that!
Quick meals in an instant!
You will be able to throw in all your ingredients and have the best-tasting dinner in 20 minutes or less.
You can find the Instant Pot on Amazon. I have the 6 quart pot and it has always been big enough but I am only really cooking 4 servings each time. Trust me, you will love it!