It looks like a slow cooker. It acts like a slow cooker. But, somehow, it’s earth shattering.
The Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker (it even has a name like a robot) has been featured in the New York Times. There are Facebook groups and Reddit threads completely dedicated to how amazing it is. And, out of more than 16,000 reviews on Amazon, the Instant Pot maintains a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Because it can pretty much do everything you’ve ever needed (not ironing – it doesn’t do the ironing yet) and all this usefulness is packed into a “kitchen friendly” stainless steel cooking pot. And all for a cool AU$129.95.
It is a:
- pressure cooker
- slow cooker
- rice cooker
- porridge maker
- sauté pan
- yogurt maker
- food warmer
Users also claim it can make cheesecake, which would make it an eight-in-one appliance and that’s probably getting a little ridiculous.
It's advertised as 'safe' - you can leave it brewing at home while you are at work.
It's advertised as 'durable' - just in case you want to try cooking in extreme conditions.
And the user-interface is convenient and simple. There are different buttons for 'rice', 'multigrain', 'porridge', 'steam', 'soup', 'meat/stew', 'bean/chilli', and 'poultry'.
The reviews are incredible, and the Instant Pot has proved to be a cult classic.
I have three Instant Pots and they are a breeze to clean. If stuff gets stuck on put water in the insert with a squirt of dish soap and turn Instant Pot on saute' medium. Put the glass lid on and let it sit for a while. A wooden spatula will scrape it off just like deglazing a pan...
There are so many people who say the can't cook, but I swear I'm on a whole new level of 'not being able to cook'. This little appliance helps expand our menu and I have learned to do so much with it. I will sum up in a nutshell, I love how easy it is and how I throw everything in it comes out done.
Over the years, I have purchased hundreds of items from Amazon, and for the most part, got what I expected. I never reviewed any of them. But from the moment I received my Instant Pot, I felt that I had purchased something that not only exceeded my expectations, but will make my life easier (and more delicious)!
Will you be buying the Instant Pot?