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Thread: Okay ladies, talk me into keeping this Instant Pot!

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    I love the many features it has plus you can just push a button for beef, or chicken, rice, etc and then walk away and forget it until you hear the 10 beeps that says it's done. Then if you want, you can just leave it be and it will keep your food warm as long as you want. Don't know if it has a time limit but I've left mine for about 3 hours.
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    Sorry zozee, I haven't been on the board all weekend! Her name is Lacey Baier, she goes by the name "A Sweet Pea Chef." Here's her YouTube channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/asweetpeachef/featured

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    I BOILED WATER!!!!!

    Sorry, just being a smart aleck! I did the "boil water" test to start up the new Instant Pot, worked like a charm.

    Then, I made some steel cut oatmeal! See how delicious it looks? (Okay, it looks very plain but I'm just getting started so I kept it simple....)

    This appliance is not scary at all. In fact, it's so quiet I didn't know if it was even doing anything. It was funny because at the same time this was cooking I was reading a cookbook I downloaded, and the author was writing "you'll think it isn't doing anything"!!

    Tomorrow I'm making eggs for dinner in the IP!!
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    Tonight I made the most perfect hard-boiled eggs! It's all very exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaC View Post
    I got a great deal on the Instant Pot in Kohl's last weekend and bought it completely on a whim. I got the 3 quart model because I'm only one person and I don't need to make recipes for 6 people LOL.

    It's been sitting here in the box staring at me, and to be honest I'm a little afraid of the thing.

    I've been on Pinterest madly pinning recipes for the 3 quart (most of the cookbooks that are out there are for the 6 quart model and I understand there is a learning curve to altering recipes).

    Any comments? Suggestions? Do I hear an "atta girl open that thing?!"

    (I think what I'm actually hearing in my head is my mom's voice from long ago. She was terrified of pressure cookers but then again, the old fashioned stove top ones from the 1940's that she remembered probably blew up a lot more than the new safer ones. At least, that's what I'm telling myself!)
    make enough for 4-6 people. Let cool and then put in freezer baggies, lay flat on a cookie sheet and freeze for later. I even do this with soup & chili. When frozen they can be place in an upright position and take up less room AND you have a great meal, just thaw & heat. Works with darn near any recipe you want. I'm a table for One as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaC View Post
    Sorry zozee, I haven't been on the board all weekend! Her name is Lacey Baier, she goes by the name "A Sweet Pea Chef." Here's her YouTube channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/asweetpeachef/featured
    Thank you so much for the link, will be looking around her site for good and healthy ideas.

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    I read some reviews on this and basically it can be convenient if you donít like cooking. The downside of the instant pot is you canít adjust during the process.

    There is also the time lag for pressurizing and if you want to cook with a pressure cooker it is recommended to just get that.

    It can cook some things faster but if you have the extra 15 min you can use a stove and pot for most things.

    So, I have a friend that loves the gadget but she really doesnít like to cook and has an old stove. I am fine with leaving a stockpot on back burner for a stew or chili.

    You can look around online and decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcyshannon View Post
    The downside of the instant pot is you canít adjust during the process.
    That may be true for some pressure cookers, I don't know about any other brand besides mine.

    My Instant Pot lets me cancel any program at any time and start over instantly. It's one of the things I really like about my appliance.

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    buy a small crock pot. there is only 2 of us and we use it all of the time!
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    I bought one last year. One of my daughters loves it and the other does not use hers. She also thinks she needs to work on figuring things out on how too and which recipes. I brought mine back when I looked at recipes. It was too much dough and grease and all mixed together. This year I bought an airfryer and I love that thing. I do crips vegetables, shrimp, not battered, and home made hashbrowns in it. I do drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil on it. I bought the gourmia 6 quart air fryer stainless steel $60. My daughter did complain that rice did not cook as well in the instatpot and the beans gave her gas. She prefers those items from the rice cooker and beans from the crockpot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    I bought one last year. One of my daughters loves it and the other does not use hers. She also thinks she needs to work on figuring things out on how too and which recipes. I brought mine back when I looked at recipes. It was too much dough and grease and all mixed together. This year I bought an airfryer and I love that thing. I do crips vegetables, shrimp, not battered, and home made hashbrowns in it. I do drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil on it. I bought the gourmia 6 quart air fryer stainless steel $60. My daughter did complain that rice did not cook as well in the instatpot and the beans gave her gas. She prefers those items from the rice cooker and beans from the crockpot.
    I am glad you like your air fryer. I am perplexed though because I have 3 instant pots and don't even have recipes that call for dough and grease. Most of them are a tablespoon of oil to brown something. You can rise dough in one on the yogurt setting but that isn't for a meal. You can't fry in it. Weight Watchers has an Instant Pot Facebook page for anyone interested and comfortable with Facebook. There are probably recipes on line too. And of course I understand the Instant Pot isn't for everyone, just like the air fryer isn't for everyone. I love my instant pots. I can think of something to cook later in the day and prep it, set it, clean up,go sew and come back to a meal.
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    I've had my 6 qt. Instant Pot since the end of September , and so far . I have used it for one thing, the water test . I don't have any more plans for it . But I belong to 3 Facebook Instant Pot groups and love reading the recipes . I just don't like to cook. Call me crazy .
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    Well, after the water test (LOL) I've been going a bit crazy with it. I've made oatmeal, rice (have to experiment with that, using the pre-set rice button made it too crispy for my taste, I like it softer), sesame chicken, chicken/rice/broccoli dish that was awesome, and last night - chili ! Obviously I'm enjoying my Instant Pot.

    I saw someone on YouTube cook a whole chicken (a small one, but whole nonetheless) in the 3 quart pot, so I'm determined to try that too!

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