Instant Pot

I Got An Instant Pot

The big cooking craze lately is all about electric pressure cooker. I got the "Instant Pot". I researched this device after my daughter bought one and came over and cooked a 4 pound pork shoulder to fall apart tenderness in 90 minutes. Really...90 minutes.

I had seen similar devices advertised on television. One called the XL Pressure Cooker.  However the XL Pressure Cooker has a non-stick surface and in my research I found where a few people complained that the non-stick surface was peeling.

The Instant Pot has a stainless steel insert which I think is essential and it comes in several sizes and a multitude of features including fully programmable and even a Bluetooth one that can be controlled using your cell phone. Take a look at a few of these.

I called my daughter back and asked if she could confirm if the insert of her "Instant Pot" had a stainless steel liner and it did. This is the one that she got. It can do the following, 6-In-1 multi-functional cooker (pressure cooker, sauté/browning, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer & warmer).

This is the one that I got. It is a 7-in-1. I figured that if I'm going to spend the money I may as well get the next one up. The price difference was not that much and I am kind of looking forward to making yogurt with it. (That is the additional function). In short the one I got is 1 quart larger and has 7 functions.

I've already made some pretty amazing dishes in this appliance and I will be posting those recipes online. If you are interested please let me know or if you would like for me to try making something...well if it sounds good I'll be happy to give it a try.

Posted in Cooking Like Grandma.


  1. Instead of a traditional slow cooker, many of you raved about the Instant Pot, but I’d never even heard of it. My curiosity led me to Amazon, where I found pages and pages of glowing reviews. I approached it with a mixture of excitement and curiosity, along with a large dose of skepticism and disbelief.

    • The Instant Pot takes a little getting used to but I will tell you that they are very safe. I have had at least two occasions where I did not have enough liquid to build up the steam and pressurize the pot. All I ended up with was an undercooked meal. It is best to keep an eye on it to make sure that it does seal and pressurize. Now that I have gotten used to it I do have my favorites and I must have watched hours of youtube videos that other people had done to learn.

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