It seems like EVERYONE got an Instant Pot for Christmas, doesn’t it? It’s everywhere in my Facebook feed and our esteemed “Recipe Engineer”, Heidi, has been using one long before that. I didn’t pay much attention at first and just figured it was a pressure cooker like the one my Mom bought in the 90’s but never used. As the number of posts praising the Instant Pot in my news feed steadily rose, so did my curiosity.
So, I finally ordered my Instant Pot and it arrives today! I can’t wait to try it out. I bought the “Instant Pot Smart” model that has bluetooth connectivity to an app on your phone so you can write detailed cooking instructions that the appliance will follow (e.g. cook on high for 2 hours, then low for 6 hours, then warm). You can even share any cooking instructions you write in the app (and we will be doing just that).
Instant Pot Features
I decided to go ahead and order one when I found out that it is MUCH MORE than a pressure cooker. In fact, it is 7 different things in 1:
- Pressure cooker (2 different pressures)
- Slow cooker
- Rice cooker
- Yogurt Maker
So, I should be able to replace my rice cooker and my slow cooker (which needs to be replaced). That was enough for me to give it a try.
Instant Pot Recipes
We’ve already started adding Instant Pot directions to our recipes! We’ll begin adding scripts for the companion app (not required to use the recipes) as well.
Now It’s Your Turn
Do you have an Instant Pot? Tell us what you think in the comments below.