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« on: April 14, 2018, 09:29:26 PM »

SWMBO got an Instant Pot (basically a computer controlled pressure cooker) for an early Mother's Day gift from her mom.  She's out at women's wine night, so I took the liberty of doing a teriyaki chicken and rice dish with it to try it out. 

I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked.  This might be a good way to set up dinner on busy nights.  Toss frozen meat and whatever other ingredients into the thing in the morning, set the timer, and at dinner time hit the pressure relief valve and serve up food.

Anyone else been using one?
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 03:40:46 AM »

Mtnbkr and his family have one. Interesting piece of kit. But, after hearing what it could, and could not, do, I think I'm just going to stick with my jiggler pressure cooker.
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 05:50:41 AM »

I have been wondering about it.  I also have a very nice Fagor manual pressure cooker and I have not really been using that, so would the IP be redundant, I am thinking.
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 06:29:38 AM »

I've watched some Tubeyou videos on various models.  Since I don't have a pressure cooker, I've been thinking of getting one after tax season is over...
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 10:57:05 AM »

I have one, never had a pressure cooker before. Definitely wouldn't have bought it if I already had one. We also got rid of our ricemaker when we bought it so it's not a huge loss of cupboard space. It's not magical or anything but it has come in handy to be able to saute & pressure cook & slow cook all in the same pot.
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 12:20:43 PM »

We have one and the wife loves it.

I still prefer to cook in the oven or on the burners though. I don't care that it takes longer.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 06:55:25 PM »

Got one for Christmas and tried it out last week with a roast.  Gotta find some other recipes,  as it only saved me an hour and the finished product wasn't great. 

That said, it saves a pile of time doing vegetables.  Carrots and potatoes are way the hell faster than using a roaster.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 06:55:46 AM »

We use one and love it.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 09:47:06 AM »

I didn't know pot was on the menu. Is that why you guys are so hungry all the time?
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 05:00:18 AM »

Wifey has two of the same model and really likes them.  She tries out new recipes all the time in the pots, and so far everything has been pretty tasty.
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