I have a love for kitchen gadgets. Small cooking gadgets, new knives, and even larger cooking appliances. I have finally embraced the Cuisinart mixer that I got as a wedding gift. I love my food processor, vacuum sealer, crock pot, NEW rice cooker, and now I have a new cooking gadget. I have ventured into the world of the pressure cooker and I. LOVE. IT.
I have this one. It’s called an Instant Pot. I first saw it in action at my parents house and immediately knew I had to have it. So, thank you, Black Friday for the great deal. It is a great addition to my kitchen, and it gets used at least once a week.
Why do I love it? Well, for me, sometimes it’s hard to stand in the kitchen to make dinner and babysit a pot/pan while my VERY ACTIVE 3 year old wants to play, help, do anything and everything with me. While I cook with her on a weekly basis, sometimes I need to be in the kitchen cooking. This thing is a great help. Just like the crock pot, I can set things to cook and then walk away. Yes there is prep time, but she helps with that. Then I can throw things in and have them cook in a fraction of the time than it would have taken stove-top. Think mac n cheese (4 minute cook time), risotto (7 minute cook time and NO stirring), stews, soups, etc. in just a fraction of the time. I’m in! I’ve even made yogurt. Even the dog gets the benefits too…I make him food every month.
I don’t think I’ve made a bad meal in this thing. I’ve even put in partially frozen chicken, and it comes out juicy and crock pot tender. And 1 pot easy clean up. Seriously, everyone should get one! I’m sure you’ll see actual pictures of what I made and recipes for them soon!
Have you ever tried a pressure cooker?
Any favorite pressure cooker recipes to try?