Those who know me, know that I am slightly obsessed with out instant pot. In the last 5 months as the Instant Pot has exploded in popularity, therefore so have the questions I’ve been asked about this AMAZING kitchen gadget. I am writing this blog post in hopes of explaining and answering so many of the questions I’ve been recently (over the last two years) been asked.
So how do I do this??
When we got ours in 2016 it was an honest and amazing game changer for this stressed out mom who was notorious for procrastinating making meals. But not going to lie, when I got my Instant Pot (IP) it honestly sat in the basement for a short period of time (1 month) because I like most people felt OVERWHELMED, then one day I decided that if all these other people could do it…. why can’t??
The super pregnant me, brought the box upstairs, opened it, cracked open the manual and felt so OVERWHELMED. So I switched gears slightly and opened the recipe book that also came with mine…
And I then turned to Pinterest.
And I found several different awesome resources.
The first thing that you will notice when you look up recipes, search Pinterest, or read your owner’s manual is the almost overwhelming amount of new terminology and ways of doing things.
Before you begin
Check out this post for:
Quick start Guide & Videos of how to
Do the water test.
How to operate your instant pot
Even though I have had mine for almost 2 years, I still haven’t used all the functions (but I still use it ALL the time).
On the front panel of all the different models, sizes and variations of Instant pots there are a variety of different functions that make
How was it a game changer?
It gave me time to make an awesome homemade meal substantially faster and easier than it had in the past.
It allowed(s) me to make Frozen to on the table roasts in just over an hour.
I am now able to make one pot homemade dishes again in record time.
I am able to bring freshly made homemade dishes to potluck meals that we drove hours to get to that in the past I brought chips and dip or a jar of pickles (but I still brink my homemade family secret recipe pickles).
I am able to be intentional about my time and not get stressed about what I will make, how healthy it will be, how long it will take to make/bake.
I am human, I meal plan, and I still will/ would procrastinate or just lose track of time often from pickup to supper.
Here are several of My favorite recipes (great for beginners or pot-heads of all levels).
5 Awesome accessories to take your Instant Pot to the next level.
What makes the Instant Pot different?
Below is the updated version of the Instant pot we have (DUO) which we have and love, is unfortunately no longer widely available.
There are ALOT of different brands of Pressure Cookers, or similar types of kitchen gadgets (trust me if you haven’t heard of them yet), but What makes this one the best??
I am only familiar with the Instant pot, but I can tell you
- It is user friendly. From the inside out, the instant pot is easy to use (once you get over the initial scare) and even easier to clean after wards.
- Inner pot that you use for cooking is stainless steel and dishwasher safe.
- It is made of quality materials. There are other pressure cookers available for purchase, and quite a bit are cheaper, but they also have materials that aren’t durable
My Instant Pot Pinterest Board.