It’s a question that has begun to come into our Culinary Center, and the answer has been, “No.” After all, the Instant Pot is a gadget, and with the massive array of cooking equipment we have on hand, gadgets tend to come and go. But, given the online interest, we looked into it.
The market is full of choices when it comes to kitchen gadgets. For many consumers, the question comes down to, “What can I cook with this?” Unless you have never-ending counter or storage space, appliances can add up, leaving little to no room for prep or ingredients.
Enter the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1, a modern answer to the world of cooking. The Instant Pot is technically a pressure cooker, ideal for preparing recipes normally made in a crock pot or rice cooker, and comes with several accessories and pre-settings that make the entire process easier.
While there are many models of instant cookers to choose from, functionality is key for those looking to get their money’s worth. Ever wanted to make your own yogurt, hot breakfast cereal? Maybe the thought of cooler weather has you dreaming off trying that chili recipe from your favorite cooking website?
The Instant Pot DUO 7-in-1 has this and more covered, with built-in programs for rice, soups/stews, grains, beans, meat/poultry and even steaming.
A newer addition to the line-up is a smaller 3-quart Instant Pot Duo Mini, for those who want smaller portioned meals or side dishes. Decreased size does, in fact, come with a discounted price, making it perfect for cooking while traveling.
For curious chefs thinking about trying new methods of cooking, including time-consuming family meals, the Instant Pot can help to take the place of an oven, microwave, and even stovetop, freeing up those appliances for other uses. Compact size and reasonable pricing mean more consumers can have access to this unique tool, making experimenting in the kitchen less daunting, and fun!
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