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This spring I got an Instant Pot after the enthusiastic recommendation from a friend and some wine. When I say some wine, I mean a bottle so buying something always seems like a good idea at that point. Rather than returning the Instant Pot right off the bat, I decided to give it a try.
The question is, what did I think? Let me tell you, a pressure cooker is mind blowing! As a busy mom I love it. I love that when I’m not prepared for dinner I can pull something out of the deep freeze and have it cooked in a matter of minutes or at the maximum of a couple hours.
I didn’t grow up with a gas stove or in a canning household. We weren’t thrifty like that. So a pressure cooker sounded really hard to cook with. My experience with one was a big fat zero. But I will say, with all of the resources on the interwebs I found it really easy to learn to use. My favorite resource is this printable by One Good Thing by Jillie. This printable is very basic so when I’m trying something new without a recipe this is what I pull out.
Tonight I made an entire, healthy meal in my Instant Pot! It was amazing to dirty only one thing. It’s not just easy, it’s so good. I made steamed potatoes, cooked carrots and pork chops. If you are a busy adult or someone who doesn’t like cooking this is a great tool. If I’m busy I can throw it all in and just cook it. If I want to make something fancier, no problem. The Instant Pot is here to save the day.
The other thing I love about the Instant Pot is how versatile it is. Not only does it pressure cook but it also slow cooks, sautés and many other things. It really is an all in one tool. Don’t wait any longer. Do yourself a favor and get yourself an Instant Pot!