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What is an Instant Pot Anyway?

By November 26, 2017 Food, General

Me and Infomercials

A couple of years ago, I was up late watching TV when I came across an infomercial for an amazing product.

I will say, I am a SUCKER for infomercials. You can pretty much sell me anything in the middle of the night lol!  But this was really way too good of an offer to pass up.

 

 

Power Pressure Cooker XL

This infomercial was for the  Power Pressure Cooker XL .

Now this pressure cooker here is not your mother’s old pressure cooker you may remember from when you were a kid.  You know, the big heavy one without the timer that could explode if you didn’t put enough water in it or you didn’t turn it off in time (true story-lol!).

The Power Pressure Cooker XL is a multi-cooker (also referred to as an instant pot) that does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot. It’s a single appliance that does the job of seven different kitchen appliances or tools.

So Many Possibilities

I have had this pressure cooker for about a year now and have used it to cook so many dishes.  It’s been used in. my house to pressure cook beans, oatmeal, potatoes and roast-just to name a few.  We have also slow cooked chili,   chicken soup and stew and steamed vegetables and rice in it.

This Thanksgiving, I made our mashed potatoes in it and they were AMAZING.  I couldn’t believe how fluffy and moist the potatoes turned out-plus I didn’t have to keep a close eye on the potatoes which allowed for more time to prepare the other dishes I was serving.  After seeing how easy it was to make these delicious potatoes in the pressure cooker, I will definitely never make mashed potatoes in a pot again.

In addition to what I have already mentioned, the Power Pressure Cooker XL can be used for canning.  I have never canned anything before, but after seeing how well all of the other features of this appliance work, I am really tempted to can something.

How Does It Compare?

The Power Pressure Cooker XL is the only pressure cooker I have ever used, so I can’t say how it compares to other brands.  I can, however, say that the Pressure Cooker XL is easy to use and to clean and can be used to cook great food in a fraction of the time that it would take using a conventional oven or stove top.

Do you have a pressure cooker?  If so, I would love to hear what brand you love the best.

 

 

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