The Instant Pot is quickly becoming a staple small appliance in American kitchens. If you haven’t heard of it, an Instant Pot is 7 appliances in 1.
The Canadian manufacturer of the device claims that it can replace a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker/porridge maker, sauté/browning pan, steamer, yogurt maker and stockpot warmer. Getting used to cooking with this versatile device takes some time, but using these tips, it will become your go-to kitchen appliance in no time!
Dietitian, Jillian McMullen says, “Don’t be afraid to use it. The biggest obstacle I see people encounter when they get an Instant Pot is fear and overthinking it. I have converted all of my slow cooker recipes into dishes made in the Instant Pot just by adding in the original ingredients and pushing the corresponding button. For example, if it’s a chicken dish, I push poultry, for chili, I push beans/chili, and so on. I have yet to ruin a meal after eight months of keeping it simple and letting the pot just do its thing.”