How to Slow Cook Using an Electric Pressure Cooker
The Instant Pot's slow cooker function is different from a standalone slow cooker. Here, I'll explain how to use the Instant Pot as a slow cooker.
use it later
I'll keep it real with you. I've come to the conclusion that while the Instant Pot is good for quick cooking if I want to slow cook, I'll use a real slow cooker. But I also happen to have 6 slow cookers, so I don't need to use my Instant Pot for slow cooking. I understand that not everyone is like that. Have you ever tried slow cooking a beef roast in your Instant Pot only to have it undercooked and the potatoes and veggies tough? You are not alone. This happened to me too. Trust me, if used properly, you can successfully slow cook with an Instant Pot.
things to remember
I think food tastes better when slow-cooked in a real slow cooker rather than in an instant pot. There are a few other factors that influence the cause:
Slow cookers are usually made of ceramic or porcelain. Instant Pot pots are stainless steel.
The slow cooker cooks from all sides and from the bottom. The Instant Pot heats only from the bottom.
What is an Instant Pot?
A pressure cooker is an appliance that uses basic physical principles to cook food at different temperatures. To boil it down to the most basic level, a pressure cooker keeps the liquid from boiling. This means the Instant Pot can use a higher temperature to cook food, reducing the cooking time for foods that traditionally take longer to cook. There are two types of pressure cookers on the market: stovetop pressure cookers and stand-alone units that plug into an electrical outlet. The Instant Pot is a self-contained electric pressure cooker. The Instant Pot does have a slow cooker function, but it's important to know a few tips and tricks to make sure you're using the setup correctly.
What is a slow cooker?
Let's start with what a slow cooker is. A slow cooker is an appliance that cooks food for a long time on very low heat. What makes the slow cooker different from all other ways of preparing food is that it can cook food at a much lower temperature than other appliances.