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Introduction And Advantages And Disadvantages Of Instant Pot

What is an Electric Pressure Instant Pot?

In short, it's a programmable electric pressure cooker with lots of extra features. This is definitely not our grandparents' stovetop pressure cooker!

I haven't even tried all the uses for it, though I've had it for a while. We mostly use it as a basic pressure cooker in our family, and I now use the Instant Pot for many slow cooker recipes

The Instant Pot is advertised as a single kitchen appliance that can do the work of seven kitchen appliances, including a rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, and pressure cooker.

It's essentially a fancy electric pressure cooker, but it does the job remarkably well.

Instant Pot Pros and Cons

In an effort to simplify my life, I've decided to keep only kitchen gadgets that serve multiple purposes. The Instant Pot met my criteria for multiple uses, so I decided to give it a go.

Instant Pot: Pros

ALL STAINLESS STEEL INTERIOR: Unlike most electric pressure cookers, the Instant Pot has an all stainless steel interior, so that's the only part that touches your food. Although the outer parts are plastic or other materials, they do not come into contact with food and do not have Teflon or nonstick surfaces.

MULTI-PURPOSE: As a multi-purpose gadget, it could conceivably replace slow cookers, rice cookers, woks, and steamers. I've even had friends tell me they now use the Instant Pot so much that they rarely use the stove and oven.

Replacing the slow cooker: The Instant Pot has largely replaced our slow cooker, and I'm considering even getting rid of the Crock-Pot entirely, as the Instant Pot works faster and generally gives better results.

Time Savings: This is probably the biggest benefit of the Instant Pot that I noticed right away. It can cook a slow cooker recipe that takes 6-8 hours in just an hour, and I can even prepare a dinner roast in about 40 minutes.

Great value for money: While it's true that the Instant Pot is more expensive than most disposable kitchen appliances like slow cookers and rice cookers, it can be cost-effective if you're using it to replace one or more of these other gadgets.

Programmable: This is one of the advantages of the Instant Pot over regular pressure cookers and most slow cookers. Because it cooks so quickly, sometimes I don't need a recipe in the Instant Pot to start, but I want it to be ready. The Instant Pot lets you program up to 24 hours in advance, and there are many pre-programmed options for ease of use.

Energy efficient: Like a slow cooker, the heat source is a built-in electric heat source, so there is no need for a separate gas or electric stove, and it is more energy efficient. Since it's self-regulating, it's also safer and easier to use (in my opinion).

EASY TO CLEAN: Since the cooking bowl is all stainless steel, it is easy to clean by hand and can even be put in the dishwasher.

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