5 Reasons to Buy an Instant Pot
The world has gone mad lately for the Insta- Pot, and it's not hard to see why. Being a self-contained pressure cooker, Instant Pots work in largely the same way as slow cookers, but much, much faster. They share all the same advantages - no slaving over a hot stove, no turning the meat to ensure it cooks evenly, and no need to fuss over adding the ingredients at the right stages.
Simply lob everything in, set it, and leave it until it's ready - which won't be long at all! If you're not convinced, here are our top 5 reasons to buy an Instant Pot - you'll be checking Amazon's listings in no time!
1.) They Save a Ton of Time
Probably the most obvious reason for buying an Instant Pot is the amount of time it saves, especially when cooking elaborate meals like brisket or lamb shanks. Rather than taking an entire afternoon, an Instant Pot speeds up cooking by at least three times, meaning your juicy brisket can be on the table in an hour!
2.) They're an Ultra-Safe Way to Cook
While similar to pressure cookers, Instant Pots tend to have much more safety features due to being electric. For example, the in-built sensors allow the machine to regulate the temperature, pressure, and lock features of the lid, meaning as soon as the interior becomes pressurized, the lid won't be able to fly open!
3.) An Instant Pot Is a Multi-Use Kitchen Appliance
The Instant Pot isn't just a great pressure cooker for meat; it has a whole host of cooking abilities. For example, it's an excellent way to cook rice, stock, and even yogurt. It can steam vegetables and fish, saute and sear steaks, and bake bread, cakes, and delicious desserts. Honestly, if you've got the right accessories, an Instant Pot can be used to cook almost anything!
4.) They're Super Easy to Clean
Unlike traditional stovetop and oven cooking, there's only one pot to clean when you’re done preparing your meal. Best of all, most are non-stick, so they just need a quick wipe of a sponge with a little soap, and you're good to go. The pot itself and its various parts are also dishwasher safe - now you can't get much better than that when it comes to clean-up time!
5.) There Are Countless Recipes!
As Instant Pots are having somewhat of a moment in the kitchen, there are now tonnes of blogs and websites sharing their recipes. But, if you prefer a good old-fashioned recipe book, there are plenty to choose from.
Some of our favorites include The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook, which is perfect if you're new to the game. It provides straightforward step-by-step guides, complete with pictures to slowly walk you through their spectacular set of recipes.
If you're vegan, you can't do much better than The Vegan Instant pot Cookbook. Containing over 90 nutritious, wholesome meals like Miso Mushroom Risotto and double fudge chocolate cake - there are plenty of plant-based recipes to satisfy your stomach. Lastly, if you're after quantity, The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook contains over 800 recipes, meaning you're sure to never run out of choices!
So, do yourself a favor, and get one of these all-round incredible kitchen gadgets to make your mealtimes quicker, easier, and above all, full of flavor!