Not since the microwave has there been a kitchen appliance that has transformed the way we cook. The multi-tasking Instant Pot® has taken today’s kitchens by storm, utilizing multiple cooking techniques with the push of a button! Here’s the story of this revolutionary tool and ways to make the most of it in your kitchen.
In 2008 the founders of what is now Instant Pot® brainstormed ideas for a kitchen appliance that would help busy cooks put healthy meals on the table quickly and with as little effort as possible. The pressure cooker was just starting to make a comeback after several decades of sitting on the sidelines due to safety concerns. The founders started there, then expanded the appliance’s appeal, adding features that make it the multi-tasking wonder it is today. And with that, a phenomenon was born: in 2016 over 200,000 units were sold in one day!
Perhaps the most appealing feature of the Instant Pot® is the multiple cooker functions it performs. Gone are the days of one-trick-pony appliances! These are the 4 most commonly used features of an Instant Pot®. (As always, consult the owner’s manual for detailed how-to instructions and safety precautions.)
Before starting any recipe make sure the sealing ring is clean and dry to ensure the Instant Pot® gets up to pressure and cooks food to proper doneness.
The Instant Pot® is ideal for making dishes like soups, stews and braises in a fraction of the time it normally takes on the stove or in the oven. But you can also use the appliance to cook eggs (soft-, medium- or hard-cooked!), bake potatoes, cook dried beans, make yogurt – even cheesecake can be baked in it!
Regardless of whether you’re an Instant Pot® expert or are ready to embark on a new cooking adventure, we think you’ll love one of these Italian-inspired recipes for dinner tonight!
There’s a learning curve to get the hang of timing, but pay attention to the owner’s manual, use recipes developed for the Instant Pot® and expect some trial and error, and you’ll be cooking like an Instant Pot® pro in no time!
Not since the microwave has there been a kitchen appliance that has transformed the way we cook. The multi-tasking Instant Pot® has taken today’s kitchens by storm, utilizing multiple cooking techniques with the push of a button!
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