November 15, 2017 10:01am CST
After reading a post by @NJChicaa about the Instant Pot, I find myself really wanting one. I Googled it and saw many ads and reviews, but I don't always trust reviews on line. But I do trust you guys, so if you have one, is the Instant Pot a good appliance? There are several versions, but so far I think I'd like the original one, the LUX, since I have no desire to make yogurt. Any advice as to which is best or helpful hints on how to use it? It would make a great Christmas gift for me. If you guys give it a , that is.
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• United States
I think it is great. You can make stews, pot roasts, pulled pork, etc in an hour vs all day long in a crock pot. I do rice in it all the time. I'm finding new recipes for it every week. I did a whole chicken but wasn't impressed. The skin was flabby. I'd rather just roast it in the oven. I've read people raving about making cheesecake in it but that's just crazy to me.
• United States
@1creekgirl I think it is great because it cooks things very quickly. Rice in 4 minutes. Pot roast in less than an hour. I use the pressure cook feature all the time. You can also sauté in it (though it is HOT) so I cooked the garlic for my red sauce right in the pot before adding the tomatoes, parsley, and other seasonings. No need to dirty another pan. Instead of me owning a pressure cooker, rice cooker, AND slow cooker--I now just have an Instant Pot.
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
I had to go research the Instant Pot before I could comment. Even watched a short video. I am as impressed with it as I was when the microwave oven first came out. And to think that it really doesn't seem that long ago when we discovered fire.
• Momence, Illinois
I have had an instant pot for a couple of years now and love it. No matter the type of meat you want to cook it comes out very very tender. I love it. I love a soft yolk boiled egg but can never get it right but in the instant pot it's a breeze.
• Riga, Latvia
First time I hear about this. I have a multifunctional pot which I like and it always gives me good meals. Here is a YouTube link to it.