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Old 01-29-2018, 10:34 PM
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While following a link for soup in another thread, I came across a recipe for cranberry sauce in the Instapot. You have to bring it to pressure twice because of the sugar addition. What's the advantage of that way over a covered saucepan on the stove? Cranberries don't take that long to cook. Love mine for meats, but haven't expanded my repertoire much yet. I was canning pork in it, but have discovered that is a no-no. Obviously, I didn't die, but I won't be doing any more.
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Old 01-30-2018, 06:09 AM
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...some food is best done the old fashioned way-in a pot, on a stove.......I guess the difference being in the electric pressure cooker one does not have to "watch" - "stir"....
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:43 AM
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I think it's a fad and if you belong to a FB group, a bit of competition. I'm not sure about not watching it. I think the slow cooker wins there, though I'm not a big slow cooker fan.
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:49 AM
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For me the advantage of the Instant Pot is that I can get a meal in it and then go away and come back later to cooked delicious (to us) food. I don't have to do too much planning ahead as in crockpot. I usually stop at the store on my way home a couple times a week and think "what should I cook in the Instant Pot tonight". I keep beans and seasoning meat on hand too. But of course it isn't for everyone and if you like stovetop/crocktop better that is what you should do.
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Old 01-30-2018, 11:56 AM
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Oh, I like beans cooked for 20 minutes with no smell in the house. I like Jewish Pot Roast cooked in 25 minutes with a good broth for gravy, etc. I just am not interested in doing things like cheesecake and cake mixes. I haven't worked much with vegetables, yet, but I can see where it would be a plus. My daughter says whole sweet potatoes were very good. I do plan on using mine more.
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:28 AM
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I make cranberry sauce in a saucepan on top of the stove. It only takes long enough for the sugar, water, and berries to boil...is the InstaPot sauce something else? It just doesn’t take long to do it the “old” way.
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I got an instapot for Christmas and it will stay in the box forever. I am old fashioned and definitely will NOT use it. I think it is a fad just like Irishrose 2 said.
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:12 PM
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It's not really a fad and not a competition....this is the electric version of your grandmother's pressure cooker only you don't have to stand guard while it's cooking. I manage to put mine away for a couple of days in the week and then boom! out it comes again...Today, I made turkey stock and after adding all the ingredients, I pushed a button and didn't bother with it again for several hours. The broth was excellent and instead of bland meat, what was still on the bone was delicious. This pot is a lifesaver if you work and come home to hungry husband and kids. As for cramberry sauce, I cannot imagine why one wouldn't just use a saucepan.
One Facebook Instapot group has over 500 Thousand members! that's not a fad.

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It's not really a fad and not a competition....this is the electric version of your grandmother's pressure cooker only you don't have to stand guard while it's cooking. I manage to put mine away for a couple of days in the week and then boom! out it comes again...Today, I made turkey stock and after adding all the ingredients, I pushed a button and didn't bother with it again for several hours. The broth was excellent and instead of bland meat, what was still on the bone was delicious. This pot is a lifesaver if you work and come home to hungry husband and kids. As for cramberry sauce, I cannot imagine why one wouldn't just use a saucepan.
One Facebook Instapot group has over 500 Thousand members! that's not a fad.
well leighway - you said it better than I could. I have 3 Instant pots. I use them all. Sometimes two on the same day. I've had two,of them over a year. I had a presto stove top a while back. Too heavy to deal with and had an electric stove. Gave it to a friend who uses it once a year. I guess an electric sewing machine was considered a fad by some way back.
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I love, love, love my Instant Pot. My son got it for me 'just because'. I (we) use it a lot. I've made cheesecakes, Creme Brulee`, baked chicken w/taters, meatloaf, pork tenderloin, brisket, bbq ribs, & chicken, roasts w/taters & the Salted potatoes. I love the fact you can decide late in the day what you'd like and within 30 mins, dinner is on the table. We fixed a 4# brisket Sunday and from start to finish it was done with a rub, and cooked in 60 mins. It was sooo good. It's so much more convenient than doing the slow cooker, to me anyway..
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