The whole WORLD is talking Instant Pot ok, maybe not the whole world but, a lot of conversations are talking about it. Today isn’t going to be any different. I am going to give you the low down on the Instant Pot. The good, the bad, the ugly. (Really just the good)
First, I will explain what it is. This thing is a 7 in 1 kitchen appliance. It is a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice maker, steamer, sauté/browning, yogurt maker and warmer. It speeds up cooking by 2 to 6 times using up to 70% less energy.
I think it does everything but, the dishes. Dang it! It would be the perfect appliance if it did that! They have ones that connects with your smartphone, so you can turn it on and off. WWWHHHAAATTTT????
If you are on the fence about getting one or have one and are afraid to try it out. Here are some excellent reasons to give it a test drive.
Reason #1 Makes meal prepping quick and easy
You can cook everything in less time. That is what meal prepping is all about. If you family eats a lot of legumes, chickpeas, kidney beans, cannellione beans the Instant Pot will cook them in 20 minutes. You can have beans ready for homemade hummus, chili or stews.
Reason #2 Cooking meat a few times a week.
You can cook all your meat on meal prep day and when you are ready to use that hamburger (you have already cooked) you just add the rest of the ingredients and BAM!! Dinner is ready in half the time. Bellies are happy sooner.
Reason #3 Forgot to lay frozen meat out.
I have done this a thousand times ok many more I am sure. Then you must make a whole new meal or just pick up fast food. YUCK!!
Put frozen meat into the Instant Pot and healthy yummy eatable food comes out. It is def a win win for sure.
Reason #4 Get stuff done while dinner cooks
The best part is you can drop all the ingredients in, put the lid on and then walk away. Our lives are so busy this is one less thing we must worry about. Help the kids with homework, catch up on your favorite DVR show, take a nap. The Instant Pot will turn itself off when finished.
Reason #5 Limited storage space
The Instant Pot takes the place of several appliances. So, really you are only going to need room for one appliance. Big help that takes up little space.
Reason #6 If you love soups, chili, stews.
The Instant Pot will cook these in half the time. You can have that delicious warm goodness sooner.
Reason #7 You like one pot meals
This is the appliance for you!! You can just dump it all in frozen or not and it will cook it all to perfection.
Reason #8 Entertaining or cooking for 4 or more people
Batch cooking, or cooking a lot of food fast. It will be perfect for you.
Reason #9 Cooking dishes that have multiple steps
If the recipes call for browning, steaming and sauté then the Instant Pot will do it all for you without having to dirty up a bunch of dishes. That is a plus for sure!!
Reason #10 Less noise
If you remember your grandmothers pressure cooker like I do. Then, you remember it being loud and feeling like it was jack in the box ready to pop out. That my dear was some scary shit. The Instant Pot does the same thing but, with a lot less noise and it won’t scar you for life thinking it will explode.
Reason #11 Clean-up is super easy.
The Instant Pot is stainless steel so clean up is a breeze even if you burn something in it. It will come right out. Not, that I would know that first hand but, I have heard.
I hope these little reasons have been helpful and makes your decision a little easier. Cooking for 2 is possible but, I think cooking for 2 is harder then cooking for 10 but, that’s just me. So, do your research and then come back here and let me know what you think. If you have one, be so kind and give me the pros and cons of why you love it so much.
I have one but, I don't use it nearly enough. Check Facebook they have a ton of groups for the Instant Pot. You will be hooked like the rest of us.