I have found, during my limited time on earth, that most cooking appliances and gadgets are really overrated. The ones I have taken a chance on are typically used once or twice, discarded into a drawer, and eventually sold for 10% of what I paid for it at a yard sale. Luckily, the Instant Pot is as good as advertised.
I had a few friends rave about it over the past couple of months so, after a few beers on a recent night, I did a little buzzed Amazon shopping and 2 days later the Instant Pot was at my door!
In just two weeks I have used the shit out of this baby. I have slow cooked soups and stews, made hard boiled eggs, and pressure cooked some tasty ribs, delicious fall-off-the-bone chicken, and carnitas so good I made it again 3 days later. I have yet to make yogurt because it just seems weird for some reason. I will do it eventually. I think.
Cooking with it is easy and, as I am lazy after eating a good meal, cleanup is even easier – which might just be the best part of this thing. Well that and the fact I can clear out space by getting rid of my old slow cooker, pressure cooker, egg cooker, and rice cooker – both clearing drawer space and making any future moves have a few less boxes.
If you have one of these bad boys, let me know what you think of it in the comments below. And if you don’t have one, you can grab it on Amazon and be cooking up some tasty dishes in just a couple of days.
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