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Instant Pot Pressure cooker #4494252
08/21/17 08:26 AM
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Colorado Springs
Drew99GT Offline OP
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Anyone have one of these things??? I sub to a few cooking channels on Youtube where they use the Instant Pot. Looks intriguing.

I have a lot of recipes from my mom and deceased relatives that are great, make a lot of food, but take time and this pressure cooker thing looks like it might make life easier.

Thanks!

Re: Instant Pot Pressure cooker [Re: Drew99GT] #4494258
08/21/17 08:30 AM
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Yep its Great.

My pot roast comes out like it was in a 10hour slowcooker but takes about an hour..
(getting up to heat/pressure takes time)

I throw in a chuck roast, a little beef stock, some carrots and then potatoes. Season well.
set it for 45-60min depending on preference.

your cook time is usually the setting plus 15 or 20min to get up to temp.


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Re: Instant Pot Pressure cooker [Re: Drew99GT] #4494281
08/21/17 09:05 AM
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Wife cooks in it once in a while. Not sure what she's doing wrong, but most of the time stuff burns to the bottom of the pan and it's a major PITA to get it cleaned up afterwards.


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Re: Instant Pot Pressure cooker [Re: Drew99GT] #4494344
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I have owned both the Pressure cooker you put on stove and now have the one with it's own heating element that just plugs in, that is much more convenient.
Used a lot while cooking on my sailboat as it cooks so much faster and uses less fuel.

Makes cheap cuts of beef or pork so flavorful and tender. Cooks beans much faster.
As Rand stated, a roast comes out beautiful and so tender.
Some of my favorites I make in pressure cooker are Swiss Steak, Saulsberry Steak, and stuffed cabbage.

Pete if stuff burns to the bottom of the pan, she may not be using the spacer that keeps food off the bottom, and don't forget you need extra water for the steam.

Re: Instant Pot Pressure cooker [Re: Drew99GT] #4494373
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Huge fan. Get an extra insert and the functionality about doubles. There's even a decent tapioca recipe for the thing.

Re: Instant Pot Pressure cooker [Re: Drew99GT] #4494431
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I've done both with and without the spacer. I like chuck roast without the spacer.. most other things WITH the spacer.

If I'm not in a hurry I will do a quick browning on both sides too.. maybe 2min per side in a preheated hot [email protected] 400-450F or so. Works pretty good with the chuck roast's short vertical grain.

If you are using a different cut of roast I recommend large cubes or slices.

I dont like how stringy the long grain roasts can be.

you Have to have enough liquid to make good steam I usually use 15oz or so (1 can)

chili comes out pretty good too but I prefer it in a large thick-bottomed stock pot.


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Re: Instant Pot Pressure cooker [Re: Stevie] #4494439
08/21/17 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted By: Stevie
Pete if stuff burns to the bottom of the pan, she may not be using the spacer that keeps food off the bottom,

What does that spacer look like and where does it go?


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Re: Instant Pot Pressure cooker [Re: Drew99GT] #4494468
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Daughter has one and loves the thing.


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Re: Instant Pot Pressure cooker [Re: Drew99GT] #4494525
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It would be great for you Drew given your altitude in The Springs. You're higher in elevation than Denver.


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Re: Instant Pot Pressure cooker [Re: Quattro Pete] #4494531
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: Stevie
Pete if stuff burns to the bottom of the pan, she may not be using the spacer that keeps food off the bottom,

What does that spacer look like and where does it go?


https://www.amazon.com/Kuhn-Rikon-Stainl...3345026&sr=

it goes in the bottom of the pot

Re: Instant Pot Pressure cooker [Re: Quattro Pete] #4494728
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: Stevie
Pete if stuff burns to the bottom of the pan, she may not be using the spacer that keeps food off the bottom,

What does that spacer look like and where does it go?


Looks like a mini round cooling rack for baked goods.

this isnt exactly it but close


You place it on the bottom to prevent burning(at least that is what I do) I'm not claiming to be an expert.


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Re: Instant Pot Pressure cooker [Re: Drew99GT] #4494739
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Instant pot? thumbsup approved


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Re: Instant Pot Pressure cooker [Re: Rand] #4494758
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Quattro Pete Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rand
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: Stevie
Pete if stuff burns to the bottom of the pan, she may not be using the spacer that keeps food off the bottom,

What does that spacer look like and where does it go?


Looks like a mini round cooling rack for baked goods.

this isnt exactly it but close


You place it on the bottom to prevent burning(at least that is what I do) I'm not claiming to be an expert.

The stuff she cooks in it is fairly liquidy, so it would go right through it.


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