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Old 02-20-2017, 06:27 PM   #136
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I will also admit that I mostly want one, because I can have AIP food prepared all day long.
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I totally agree about the 6-quart size. It is great for us.
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:00 PM   #138
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If you are going to spend the money it's much better to get two 6 quarts than to get one eight quart.
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Old 02-21-2017, 03:25 AM   #139
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That makes perfect sense, 2Sunshines. Thank you. I think the only thing I'm interested in making large amounts of is bone broth, but....since my freezer is also small, that's not ideal either.
Yep. I make bone broth at least weekly, especially over the winter. In my crock pot days I used to make huge quantities and freeze but with the IP I just don't find that necessary. I make the full pot worth then fill up a couple glass jars from there and put in the fridge to use in other recipes over the next couple of days and use the remaining in the pot to make a big batch of soup for dinner. Then repeat the next time we want soup.

Heck I can make a fresh pot of bone broth in less time than I can thaw an already made jar of bone broth from the freezer!

And since I also have limited freezer space for which storage space is a high sought over commodity, I love not having to use it for broth yet still be able to access home cooked healthy bone broth whenever we want.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:21 AM   #140
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The 2017 updated version is on sale: https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-I...=instapot&th=1 The only thing it doesn't have is the yogurt setting. Very tempting.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:24 AM   #141
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That's a great price!
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I am so tempted to get one for my friend as an early graduation present.
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I finally caved and ordered this thing. I am still leery because we do NOT like crockpot food at ALL but everyone tells me it's not the same so we will see.


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Prusher cooking is so vastly better than crock pot.



I bought one for my friend.
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It's supposed to be coming today. My menu is chicken and dumplings for dinner. I make chicken and dumplings by sautéing boneless chicken rolled in flour salt and pepper with onion and celery, adding carrots and broth and then bisquick dumplings on top. So is that something I can make in it? In other words, I am aware there are instant pot specific recipes but can I just make my own normal recipes too. Assuming it's a stew, soup, or roasted meat dish?


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Old 03-12-2017, 10:36 AM   #146
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You can definitely improvise with the IP. HOWEVER, I would not recommend doing it until you've made multiple IP specific recipes and really have a good feel for how it works and how long different ingredients need, etc. There are definitely some differences from other cooking tools.

I think the biggest learning curve with the IP is the amount of liquid needed for different recipes and the length of pressure time. Those are both things you'll really master with practice.

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Here is an IP recipe that I've made a few times (with some modifications for our specific dietary needs/restrictions) that sounds very similar to what you make.

https://thisoldgal.com/pressure-cooker-chicken-pot-pie/
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Thanks, with all the cream soup (which I don't have) or make your own cream soup (I don't have potato starch) or seasoning it seems like a whole lot more work than just making it on the stove though. Do you always have to add creamed soup to things due to lack of ability to make a rue in the instant pot?


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Do you use a rue in a lot of things? I've used it once in my life


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Yeah anything I want to thicken. Unless it's Asian food. Technically for stews I don't make a rue I coat the meat in flour and then I sauté it and the flour on the meat mixes with the liquid and thickens it.


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I make a rue a lot, too.

I made some broccoli soup in the instant pot the other day, and I followed the instructions with the recipe. It had excellent reviews, so I tried it. It was very watery. It was fast, though, so if I ever made it again, I'd make a rue while it was cooking. I think it shaved off about 10 minutes off of the cooking time of my regular recipe, which cooks the broccoli and carrots in broth while making a white sauce in a pot. So, using the instant pot would be doable and save a tiny bit of time, but it wouldn't be hands off.
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