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When my readers come across my growing collection of Instant Pot recipes, they often ask me – what is an Instant Pot? In fact, I get people e-mailing me through my website contact form with this question every single day :) So I decided to answer this question here the best way I can.
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What is an Instant Pot?
In a nutshell: Instant Pot is a modern pressure cooker with extra functions. It is designed to be super easy to use and cook easy meals twice as fast as traditional methods. No wonder it became the latest craze of the home cooking world!
In fact, I never used any pressure cookers before Instant Pot came out. But now I wonder how did I ever live without it! It super easy to use for beginners – just plug in it, print out any of my Instant Pot recipes and get started!
Check out this Instant Pot beef and broccoli below – tastes exactly like Chinese takeout and ready in 20 minutes!
Instant Pot Caters To The Impatient
If you are busy and always pressed for time, you are going to love the Instant Pot. On average, it cooks things twice as fast as cooking them in the oven or stovetop! And everything that comes out of it tastes great, check out my Instant Pot recipes with mouthwatering pics – believe me, they taste as good as they look! ;)
Instant Pot Doesn’t Need You To Be In The Kitchen
You can even leave your house! Just press the button on the Instant Pot to start cooking and tell it how many minutes to cook for, and your job is done! Instant Pot will finish the cooking cycle and then switch to the “Keep Warm” setting to keep food warm and waiting for you!
Instant Pot Cooks Meat Straight From Frozen
If you are like me and can never remember to thaw out meat before dinner, YOU NEED an Instant Pot! Planning ahead never worked for me, being organized is a super-power that I’m definitely missing :) So when a hungry family is expecting dinner and all you have is a frozen solid block of meat in a freezer, just throw it in the Instant Pot and treat yourself to a delicious dinner 30 minutes later! Check out my recipes for Instant Pot frozen chicken breast, frozen chicken legs, frozen whole chicken, frozen turkey breast, frozen salmon and frozen sausage. This feature alone makes owning an Instant Pot totally worth it!
Instant Pot BBQ chicken that’s on the picture below can be made with fresh or frozen chicken, yummmm!
Instant Pot Can Cook Any Food
You’ve seen a lot of meat pictures here and are probably wondering – is the Instant Pot just for meat? Absolutely not! You can cook any food in it – meat, vegetables and even desserts!
Instant Pot Has Multiple Cooking Functions
What Size Instant Pot Should I Get?
Instant Pot comes in 3 sizes: 3 qt, 6 qt and 8 qt. My opinion is that 6 quart one is best. I have a family of 5 and the 6 quart size is perfect. And if I want to make a small portion for just one or two people, my 6 quart Instant Pot works perfectly for that too!
Where Can I Get Instant Pot?
You can get it at any big box store like Target and Walmart, or to save yourself from the pain of browsing those giant stores and just click here to order it on Amazon. If you have Prime, it will be at your doorstep in 2 days so you can play with your new toy and enjoy the deliciousness :)