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the Instant Pot thread
« on: December 25, 2017, 01:47:38 PM »
Who uses these things?   I got my wife a Duo Plus 8qt  9in1.  I consider them a quick, convenient way to put mediocre food in bellies without a lot of time or preparation.  Good food requires a lot of time and a smoker  :chuckle:



So far I got a couple frozen pork loin roasts with some apple slices and a splash of ACV, salt and white pepper.  Turned it on for 95 minutes.  No recipe, just tossed stuff in see how it turns out.  What's your favorite dish? 

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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 02:02:48 PM »
My wife got one for Christmas, Iíll be putting it to the test soon.
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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 02:10:45 PM »
Try to find a copy of "Cuisine at Home" issue #127 January/February 2018 it has two good looking recipes in it. My wife wants one ASAP.
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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 03:28:33 PM »
Its a crock pot on steroids. I love mine I can turn frozen meat into dinner in under an hour with the oressure cooking settings .  It also works beautifully for soup. Its great for quick rice.  For actual crock pot I still prefer my crock pot. 

I like my insta pot.

I dont use recipes I just cook.
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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2017, 03:38:30 PM »
Wife has a Pork loin in hers now. She really likes the thing and has made some great meals in it!
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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2017, 04:12:49 PM »
If anyone is considering buying one and hasn't yet, make sure you get something other than teflon.   We had a pressure cooker xl, it didn't last 6 months before we were eating the teflon coating. 

I recommend the Instant Pot brand with the stainless steel inner cooking pot. 

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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2017, 05:16:59 PM »
I like it for making beans, rice, potato.  I do quite a bit of stock through it as well.  I like being able to do 5lbs of mashed potato in under 30 minutes with everything being cooked well.  *(My personal recipe for spuds is manual high pressure, 18 minutes, 5 minutes no pressure release, then scoop out and mash the way you like 'em.)

I'm making great northern beans and ham soup tomorrow with the ham bone and left over ham from Christmas Dinner.


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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2017, 05:21:14 PM »
I like to put the potatoes in the kitchen aid and whip them good with cream and salt, or butter and occasionally garlic.   I don't like chunky mashed potatoes, gotta be smoooooth.


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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2017, 05:22:37 PM »
You'd like my potato then.

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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2017, 05:35:26 PM »
From what I seen you post I think a guy would eat like a king there  :chuckle:

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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2017, 06:59:06 PM »
This thing is a game changer.  We have an Insta Pot 8 quart and we use it now 3-4 times a week.  We bought a second 6 quart model for our travel trailer.  Let me just say that a tough portion of an old cow moose can be made unbelievable in about 45 minutes.  You can do dried beans in 30 minutes.  We love these things.
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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2017, 07:30:33 PM »
They are awesome, as everyone else has said.

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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2017, 07:19:28 PM »
Got one for Christmas. Looking for some recipes
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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2017, 07:21:38 PM »
I ordered a 550 instant pot recipes book, let ya'll know after I get if I wasted my $

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Re: the Instant Pot thread
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2017, 07:33:36 PM »
Watching this thread with interest.  Looks like it might be a good "set it and forget it" meal maker for me and my crew, at least while I have the genset running (1000W for the Duo).
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