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Okay ladies, talk me into keeping this Instant Pot!

Old 12-11-2018, 02:12 PM
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I used to love my pressure cooker. Now, I love my Instapot more.

Go forth and make some stuff. You'll love it.

Start with risotto if you like that. You'll be shocked at how easy it is if you've ever made it before the regular way.

Then, toss in a small frozen roast and some root veg and end up with a roast beef dinner in no time.

My Mom makes rice pudding in hers.

Give it a try. I'm sure you'll find someone to take it off your hands if you don't like it.

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Old 12-11-2018, 03:30 PM
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I use my Insta Pot so far to cook beef roasts....they have turned out just wonderful. 40 minutes and delicious, can also add carrots and potatoes for 10 minutes .... wonderful, wonderful as my kids say.
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:58 PM
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I have an InstaPot and LOVE it. I grew up hearing all the stories about Presto cookers blowing up and was a little apprehensive about using the InstaPot but got over it. Actually they do not get up to as high a pressure as the pots for the stove PLUS there are built in safeguards that will cause the pot to shut down if a problem arises. It takes the place of my crock pot (gave it away) plus it has a yogurt setting, cooks brown rice perfectly, etc... Can't say enough good things about my InstaPot.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:40 PM
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I got my copy of Maria Emmerich's "Keto Instant Pot" recipe book yesterday. (This book will not be available until December 18, but she sent me one.) "130+ Healthy Low-carb Recipes for your Electric Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker." She does a lot of explaining about Keto in all her books and then they are packed with recipes.
Keto is a lifestyle way of eating: High fat, medium protein and low carbs. There is no sugar in this book.
It's a beautiful book with piles of beautiful full-color pictures, and each recipe tells if it is gluten free, dairy, nut or egg free. And most recipes give options for using these or a substitute.
Her other books have been available at Costco, but you can get in touch with her at: MariaMindBodyHealth.com
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Old 12-12-2018, 03:54 AM
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I went to a holiday program last week end and they demoed an Instant Pot. I was not impressed it took up more room than I have available. I love the process of cooking. Also, I have already seen Instant Pots at Goodwill for sale. I neither need or want one.

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Old 12-12-2018, 04:17 AM
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My favorite instapot recipe is baby back ribs. Buy a rack, rub with only salt and pepper. Instapot for 28 min. with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of coke-a-cola for liquid in the bottom. Throw on cookie sheet, brush on bbq sauce, cook for 10 min in 400 degree oven. Done. Better than any restaurant. Dinner guest give rave reviews. Something I never successfully made in 40 years of cooking. enjoy your new adventure.
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:56 AM
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We received a Instant Pot for Christmas last year but we were not impressed so gave it to Grandson. Maybe because we are old fashioned. Some of the modern gadgets are not for "seniors".
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:29 AM
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I am also pretty new to the Instant Pot. SO far I love it. My SIL says she loves this cookbook. "The Instant Pot Electric Pressure cooker Cookbook." By Laurel Randolph. I have only used one recipe from it so far and I really liked it. You can just divide everything in 1/2 on a 6 Qt instant pot recipe for your 3 Qt one. Just dive in and try some recipes.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:17 AM
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I too was terrified of the old style pressure cooker. Always remembered my mother's horror story of 'trying' to make green split pea soup and having it end up all over the kitchen. Happy to say I made ham-split-pea soup in my instant pot and was very satisfied with it. No soaking of dry peas, quick cooking, and no mess all over the kitchen.
Read the directions! Follow a recipe, at least at first to get an idea on cooking time and GO FOR IT GIRL.
Just make sure to stay away from the release if you do a quick release. That steam escapes with a very hot stream.
I use a long wooden spoon to move the release and stay a long way away from it. Happy Instant potting.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:24 AM
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I have the Wolfgang Puck version of the Instant pot and have used it, mostly for soups. I still work full time and it helps getting meals to the table. I did buy 2 cook books and have been experimenting with them. If you try it and decide it's not for you, there is always some one out there that would love to have it. Good luck.
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