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Re: Instant Pot (Duo currently $89; also new models available)
« Reply #175 on: October 08, 2017, 09:27:32 am »
Although I do not need another cookbook, this one caught my eye and I ordered it. Meredith Laurence has become one of my favorite chefs.

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    Re: Instant Pot (Duo currently $89; also new models available)
    « Reply #176 on: October 20, 2017, 12:38:52 pm »
    Another vegan Instant Pot cookbook is currently free.


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    « Reply #177 on: October 20, 2017, 05:03:52 pm »
    Another vegan Instant Pot cookbook is currently free.



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    Re: Instant Pot (Duo currently $89; also new models available)
    « Reply #178 on: October 22, 2017, 03:18:02 pm »
    I just got inspired to order the IP Ultra. I found a good deal with coupon codes from Kohls, and free shipping. It is not available at a Kohls near me. My DIL has already laid claim to my DUO.
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    « Reply #179 on: November 12, 2017, 09:37:58 am »
    This Instant Pot cookbook is only 99 cents:
    Instant Pot Obsession: The Ultimate Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook for Cooking Everything Fast by Janet A. Zimmerman.

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    Instant Pot - Amazon Black Friday prices, including accessories
    « Reply #180 on: November 24, 2017, 10:16:43 am »
    Instant Pot Black Friday prices at Amazon.com:

    Save up to 25% on Instant Pot Accessories (sealing rings, glass lids, inner pots, yogurt-maker cups, steamer basket, pans, lifter, mitt, etc.)

    $49 - Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Quart 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker and Warmer

    $81.99 - Instant Pot DUO80 8 Quart 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker and Warmer

    The DUO60 6 Quart 7-in-1 model is currently $79.95, not as good as yesterday's price of $67.99 but still $20 off retail.
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    « Reply #181 on: November 25, 2017, 05:27:00 am »
    I never gave much thought to an Instant Pot until it was shown on a local TV program here.  Said it cannot explode.  :o  ;)  My mom used a stove-top pressure cooker and never had a problem.  A lot of stewed chicken and dumplings -- favorite of my dad.

    There's only me here.  I don't know how to cook . . . on the stove-top.  Too many pans to watch and wash.  I use microwave, crock pots (four different sizes: 1 qt - 4 qt),  counter-top grill, fuzzy logic rice cooker.  The smallest Instant Pot I see is 6 quarts.  Smaller available?  Can you cook small quantities in a big pot?  Does it do a good job of cooking?  I like brown rice.  My rice cooker makes PERFECT brown rice.  How does Instant Pot do on rice?  Worth investment for me?
     
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    Re: Instant Pot (Duo currently $89; also new models available)
    « Reply #182 on: November 25, 2017, 05:34:13 am »
    Smallest current offering is a 3 quart model. I have a 6 quart for my wife and I and occasionally I think I'd like something smaller. I'm tempted by the 3 quart and it's on sale for only $52 today. Maybe ... maybe not ... maybe ...
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    Re: Instant Pot (Duo currently $89; also new models available)
    « Reply #183 on: November 25, 2017, 07:34:00 am »
    I went back and looked at beginning of this thread.  Guess I will stick with my crock pots and rice cooker.  :)  Have to get more creative with what I "throw" into crock pot. 
     
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    « Reply #184 on: November 25, 2017, 02:46:44 pm »
    I never gave much thought to an Instant Pot until it was shown on a local TV program here.  Said it cannot explode.  :o  ;)  My mom used a stove-top pressure cooker and never had a problem.  A lot of stewed chicken and dumplings -- favorite of my dad.

    There's only me here.  I don't know how to cook . . . on the stove-top.  Too many pans to watch and wash.  I use microwave, crock pots (four different sizes: 1 qt - 4 qt),  counter-top grill, fuzzy logic rice cooker.  The smallest Instant Pot I see is 6 quarts.  Smaller available?  Can you cook small quantities in a big pot?  Does it do a good job of cooking?  I like brown rice.  My rice cooker makes PERFECT brown rice.  How does Instant Pot do on rice?  Worth investment for me?

    If you like cooking with crackpots, I think you will LOVE the IP. The smallest 3 qt is on sale for about $50 today. However, you can cook smaller quantities in the bigger pots. We have a 6 quart, which feeds the 2 of us and usually provides some leftovers. It is easy to adjust quantities. I never feel very comfortable leaving the house all day, or even a few hours, when the crockpot is plugged in. In the IP I can throw in frozen chicken breasts (or whatever), and have dinner ready in 30 minutes. Or, I can use it as a slow cooker. My newest IP is the Ultra model, and I can use it as a sous vide. Perfect hard boiled eggs are always available at our house because it is so so easy. I could go on and on.
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    « Reply #185 on: November 25, 2017, 04:47:31 pm »
    If you like cooking with crackpots, I think you will LOVE the IP. The smallest 3 qt is on sale for about $50 today. However, you can cook smaller quantities in the bigger pots. We have a 6 quart, which feeds the 2 of us and usually provides some leftovers. It is easy to adjust quantities. I never feel very comfortable leaving the house all day, or even a few hours, when the crockpot is plugged in. In the IP I can throw in frozen chicken breasts (or whatever), and have dinner ready in 30 minutes. Or, I can use it as a slow cooker. My newest IP is the Ultra model, and I can use it as a sous vide. Perfect hard boiled eggs are always available at our house because it is so so easy. I could go on and on.

    Well, maybe then.  I like the idea of putting in frozen meat and having it cooked in still a pretty short time.
     
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    « Reply #186 on: November 25, 2017, 08:58:08 pm »
    I did it.  Y'all talked me into it.  Three quart Instant Pot will be here Tuesday.  :)

    ETA:  I'd kinda forgotten -- I still have my mom's stove-top pressure cooker.  Not that I'd use it, but the mechanism on the cover doesn't work as it should.  Might be a little piece missing.
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    « Reply #187 on: November 26, 2017, 09:31:53 am »
    I did it.  Y'all talked me into it.  Three quart Instant Pot will be here Tuesday.  :)

    ETA:  I'd kinda forgotten -- I still have my mom's stove-top pressure cooker.  Not that I'd use it, but the mechanism on the cover doesn't work as it should.  Might be a little piece missing.

    Yea for you! If the mechanism on top of your mom's stove top pressure cooker isn't working, you need to toss it. Or turn it into a planter.
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    « Reply #188 on: November 26, 2017, 10:18:16 pm »
    Yea for you! If the mechanism on top of your mom's stove top pressure cooker isn't working, you need to toss it. Or turn it into a planter.

    It's on a high shelf in the kitchen.  Keeping for sentimental reasons. 

    My Instant Pot will be here tomorrow.  Amazon is delivering a day early via UPS.
     
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    « Reply #189 on: November 27, 2017, 12:34:19 am »
    I haven't read this whole thread as yet.  (I may or may not.)  So don't know if it was noted that there are a lot of videos on the Instant Pot web site on how to use it.
     
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    « Reply #190 on: November 27, 2017, 11:24:06 am »
    Still "out for delivery" via UPS.  I'm waitin' on it. 

    Went to Barnes &  Noble this morning and got book "How To Instant Pot" by Daniel Shumski.  Hmmmm.  This pot more complicated than I thought?  Will I get the hang of it?  Recipes in the book and most I see are for 6 qt pot.  I just don't need that big size.  Do I basically halve ingredients and time for smaller 3 qt pot?  Or halve ingredients and same length time? 
     
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    « Reply #191 on: November 27, 2017, 12:14:59 pm »
    I mostly use the manual setting 99% of the time.  Start simple and go from there.  The Instant Pot has been a lifesaver for me the last two weeks. My kitchen was demo'd November 6.

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    « Reply #192 on: November 27, 2017, 04:35:02 pm »
    I mostly use the manual setting 99% of the time.  Start simple and go from there.  The Instant Pot has been a lifesaver for me the last two weeks. My kitchen was demo'd November 6.

    Kitchen demo.  Oh yeah.  I did that in, IIRC, November / December of '07.  Big improvement in my little kitchen.

    I haven't even opened the shipping box yet.  I feel a little intimidated?
     
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    « Reply #193 on: November 27, 2017, 04:40:25 pm »
    I haven't even opened the shipping box yet.  I feel a little intimidated?
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    « Reply #195 on: November 27, 2017, 07:49:06 pm »
    Almost 10:00 p.m. here.  Still unopened.  Tomorrow.  :)
     
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    « Reply #196 on: November 28, 2017, 04:13:54 am »
    There are several FaceBook groups dedicated to the IP, so if you FB you might want to check them out. Also, just Google a recipe with "pressure cooker" in front or at the end. Internet is my main source for recipes. Haven't found any cookbooks that really get me excited. But that's just me. :)
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    « Reply #197 on: November 28, 2017, 04:35:36 am »
    Same here. I've occasionally looked at multiple recipes when looking for something because directions for cooktimes can vary. Lots of recipes out there!

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    « Reply #198 on: November 28, 2017, 05:59:04 am »
    I looked on FB for Instant Pot.  Have to answer three questions to join one group.  Hmmm.  Hey, common on.  It was just delivered. 
     
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    « Reply #199 on: November 28, 2017, 06:04:29 am »
    I agree with it being easy to find recipes online. I cooked a meatloaf in the Instant Pot last night using my normal recipe but I read a couple online just to get a feel for the amount of time. I cooked potatoes and carrots underneath the meatloaf. It was really easy and it was nice to only have one pot dirty. I'll make adjustments the next time on seasoning for the vegetables, but it was a simple meal to fix quickly.

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