Instant pots are a relatively new hybrid of some very OLD kitchen appliances. The pressure cookers our Mothers, Grandmothers, and Great Grand Mothers used were straight-up scary. One false move, and you could be facing personal injury and a trashed kitchen. They were used to preserve food mainly, but also they could take a inexpensive piece of meat, and make it super tender and amazing.
Because of the risks & rigmarole associated with using pressure cookers, they fell out of “fashion” for modern kitchens, which is too bad because you can do things with them that are not possible with other types of appliances and cooking methods.
In walks the “Instant Pot”.
This new hybrid appliance combines a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute pan, steamer, yogurt maker and food warmer. The company claims the pot uses 70% less energy over-all, and will cut your cooking time by up to 10 X! Plus, they are much more safe than their old timey, kitchen wrecking ancestors.
We will be featuring Instant Pot recipes all week, so come and cook along with us as we take the Instant Pot for a spin!
Here is what the Internets are saying:
Are “Instant Pots” worth the hype? Check out this Chatelaine Review.
Why do cooks love the Instant Pot? New York Times writer Melissa Clark tries an Instant Pot to see!
Wellness Mama reviews her new Instant Pot
Ready to try out your new Instant pot? Here is a great starter recipe: Fall off the bone ribs that are ready in less than an hour!!
Keep checking back to the blog all week for more instant ideas!