My Instant Pot Review
Back in July during an Amazon crazy sale day I stumbled upon the Instant Pot. I was curious so I read the Instant Pot reviews as any good online shopper does. But I wasn’t convinced so I then went to the authorities on these such matters; Facebook and Pinterest of course. I asked my FB friends if anyone had an IP (geek speak for the Instant Pot, you have to own one to say it like that ?) and that’s when the comments came pouring in. I wasn’t interested in knowing what my friend Paul, private chef, thought of it as I would likely never compare to that level anyhow. But what did busy mom, Susie Homemaker and full time employee or business owner think? Hallelujah was a pretty consistent theme to their reviews! And Pinterest, holy smokes there’s like 282 billion recipes for the IP! So, I bit the bullet and bought that baby.
So How is It?
It’s pretty darned fantastic! I purchased the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker 6 quart size. This IP is plenty big enough for my family of 4 and gives us leftovers for another meal. I’m not a super huge fan of leftovers but the kids and my husband love them so it makes it super easy on my party nights for them to still have a nice meal. The size allows me to make enough steel cut oatmeal for the entire week all at once and I can add everything to it all at once if I want! I like to add raisins, pecans, cinnamon, and whatever I have on hand. Pop it into glass single serve containers in the fridge for the kids breakfast in the morning and off they go with a nutritious breakfast before school.
I bought my IP on a fantastic Amazon special and paid $69.99 for it which was $50 lower than the normal price. I see now where the regular price on Amazon is now $99. Being a bit skeptical when I bought it I still wasn’t in love with spending $70 on it. Should I ever need to purchase another one in the future I wouldn’t hesitate to drop the $100 on it, though I would look for a sale of course. I love my IP! I would be willing to bet you can find a comparable brand for less, but if I’m being honest I like brand name recognition. I don’t know why, I just do.
This thing can make yogurt. Yogurt! It can work like a crock pot, a pressure cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a warmer, a saute/browner, and I’m gonna say it again; it makes yogurt! I had a rice cooker, a steamer, and a back up crock pot that were all donated since getting my Instant Pot. Look at all the cupboard space! Bonus, the yogurt is really good! Even though I’ve only made it once it still impresses me!
But, How’s the Food?
My family has liked every single thing we’ve made in the Instant Pot. We have a few things that we make all the time like Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork which is about as easy as it gets, Hard Boiled Eggs (Amen and Hallelujah!), steel cut oatmeal, and pot roast. Last week I made our Corned Beef and Cabbage St. Patrick’s Day dinner and everything was fantastic! But one of my favorite things I can do in my IP is take meat straight from the freezer and into the IP, no thawing or defrosting. Bam. I am notoriously horrible at remembering to pull something out of the freezer for dinner so for me, this is amazing! I’ve pinned a few of my favorite IP meals on my Pinterest Page. Hard Boiled Eggs – you must do these.
Curious about that Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork? Pork Loin, can of Dr. Pepper, can of diced tomatoes with chiles. Dump it all in and turn it on manual, high pressure, for 50 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally, shred. OMG.
My Final Review
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