If you’ve just received your first Instant Pot, welcome to this amazing new way of cooking!
Unfamiliar with the Instant Pot? It’s an electric programmable pressure cooker that cooks food quickly without compromising food quality or integrity. It can cook frozen ground beef in 25 minutes and roast a whole chicken in 30. It can make hard boiled eggs in 2 minutes …and there’s no need for an ice bath!!!! It can make delicious bone broth in 1 hour — the stuff that used to take me 24 hours to make. People rave about its ability to make perfect cheesecake and creamy oatmeal in a fraction of the time.. It can also serve as a yogurt maker and rice maker. AND it functions as a slow cooker. AAAAAAAAND you can make up freezer meals and cook them STRAIGHT from frozen — no thawing!
I get asked all the time: “Is the Instant Pot worth it?”
To which, I respond with a resounding YES!
I happily gave away my slow cooker for the Instant Pot and haven’t regretted it for one minute. After all, look at everything the Instant Pot can do: Continue reading
If you’re a fan of the Instant Pot, you know just how versatile this kitchen tool can be. After all, you can:
But did you know you can make fully-assembled freezer meals… and cook them directly from frozen??
It wasn’t long after purchasing my Instant Pot that I became interested in accessories. Yes, that’s right. Your Instant Pot can have accessories.
If you’re around the Instant Pot Facebook group much, you’ll see people raving about their accessories. There are certainly a lot of specialty items and doo-dads you can purchase to make cooking in your Instant Pot even more exciting.
People ask me all the time – which accessories should I get?? But here’s where I struggle. At heart, I’m a kitchen minimalist. I don’t want to just buy stuff to have stuff. So I’m going to present these accessories in order of ranking: Absolutely Necessary (because there are some that simply are!), Really Helpful To Have, and Fun If You Have The Extra Money. Continue reading
I remember the emotions I went through when I first decided to purchase the Instant Pot: Excitement. Skepticism. Anticipation. But when that beautiful big box arrived at my door, all emotions faded into one. Absolute overwhelm. How do I unbox this thing, let alone use it?!
Suffice it to say, I’m a whole-hearted Instant Pot convert. The Instant Pot has replaced my slow cooker as the ultimate tool of convenience. It only took cooking one or two recipes to realize this device was going to change my life forever. And, naturally, my first question became: how do I travel with my Instant Pot?!
When my friends first told me I needed to get an Instant Pot, I looked at them like they were crazy. Really, I didn’t need another kitchen gadget. I was very happy with my kitchen collection and (quite honestly) I was too exhausted and overwhelmed to learn a new way to cook. Continue reading