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Old 01-12-2016, 07:15 PM   #1
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So....I've got one of those new-fangled Instant Pots coming in the mail. My crock pot died today and everyone seems to have one. What are you cooking in yours?
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So....I've got one of those new-fangled Instant Pots coming in the mail. My crock pot died today and everyone seems to have one. What are you cooking in yours?
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I just heard of these! I want one!
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: Instant pot!

I love my Instant Pot! (I live in Colorado, but I'm totally talking about the appliance here, lol.)

Tonight's dinner was one of our favorites - white chicken chili. I use dry beans and it is totally done after an hour, even at our ridiculous altitude.

I use it for pretty much everything.... grains, beans, meats.... There's an Instant Pot FB group that is really helpful. Some of the people are a bit obsessed (and make a LOT of cheesecake in there), but there are lots of yummy recipes posted.
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Instant pot in Colorado is Marijuana.

I do think they should have reconsidered the brand naming.

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I love my Instant Pot! (I live in Colorado, but I'm totally talking about the appliance here, lol.)

Tonight's dinner was one of our favorites - white chicken chili. I use dry beans and it is totally done after an hour, even at our ridiculous altitude.

I use it for pretty much everything.... grains, beans, meats.... There's an Instant Pot FB group that is really helpful. Some of the people are a bit obsessed (and make a LOT of cheesecake in there), but there are lots of yummy recipes posted.
I found the Facebook group but it moves FAST! Hopefully I can keep up with recipe suggestions here.

I do a lot of soaking/cooking/freezing dry beans.....I'm hoping this will enable me to skip a step.

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I just heard of these! I want one!
They are on sale on Amazon right now. . Half the original price (at least on the Canadian version ).
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I just got one too, though I'm finding it a little overwhelming.

So far I have made hard boiled eggs and brown rice lol. I'm planning to do a whole chicken next.
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I do a lot of soaking/cooking/freezing dry beans.....I'm hoping this will enable me to skip a step.
I think it is a superstar when it comes to making beans. I like the texture of pressure cooked beans much better than the texture of crockpot beans. I also love that I can toss dry beans into soup recipes and they come out perfectly when the soup is done cooking.

Steel cut oats cook really quickly in the Instant Pot, too. The trick is that you need to make sure to use non-dairy milk in them, because dairy milk will scorch and taste burnt.
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:47 AM   #8
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Steel cut oats cook really quickly in the Instant Pot, too. The trick is that you need to make sure to use non-dairy milk in them, because dairy milk will scorch and taste burnt.
What if you use water?

They're half price on US Amazon, too. I think I need this more than I need new pajamas ...

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Is this a good one to get?

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker 6Qt/1000W, Stainless Steel Cooking Pot and Exterior https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FLYWNYQ..._z7NLwb3XHAGTX

Seriously, I have the world's worst cook top and it has brought me to tears more than once. I've never burned food until we moved to this house. The cook top is so unpredictable and it's an Electrolux! I'm ordering today.
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Lisa, I bought that one last night. After learning instant pot is more than a drug. Lol. My in laws sent $100 for our special day. I'm hoping my husband can learn to cook with this.
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Oh dear. I'm storing one of these for someone but I never use it, though I have permission to.... Now I think I should buy one because it's on sale! Or maybe I can just be inspired by you all and use this one
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I want one so bad! Though we got a new stove recently and I'm enjoying it, so I don't mind waiting for now.

I'm curious though... how does Instant Pot compare with other pressure cookers? Why is everyone so crazy about this one in particular?

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You can sautee in it, slow cook, make yogurt, and it has all these settings for perfect pressure cooking using fuzzy logic/AI technology. So, if you want to sautee onions, you do that right in the Instant Pot. Add your other ingredients and switch it to another setting.
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Mine is coming today (even though I didn't order it until late Tuesday night)! I'm so excited to try it out. I've been looking at one for a while - and finally decided to use some gift money towards one.
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I ordered mine yesterday afternoon, PST, and it's coming today! I couldn't figure out what to try first but dh is hungry for shrimp Alfredo so that's what we're trying tonight.
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Wow, it sautees beautifully! I doubled the Alfredo recipe, it's on the pressure setting right now.
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