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Instant pot pressure cooker..
« on: December 24, 2016, 04:38:20 pm »

Been wanting a pressure cooker for a while now.  My mom and dad got me one for Christmas and this thing is fantastic! Cooked a pot of chili that should have simmered all day and it was amazing in 30 mins. Couldn't tell any difference between it and my all day simmered chili.  Made some chicken stock that was golden nectar straight from heaven in 30 mins. I'm loving this thing!
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 04:44:37 pm »

What brand of cooker is it, PorkRinds?  What size too, please?

I'm curious because we were considering this as well but couldn't see enough uses for it to justify given we already have a couple of Crock Pots.   Recognizing that Crock Pots and pressure cookers are not interchangeable, we still couldn't think of enough dishes to cook to justify the purchase. 

Thanks for sharing, PorkRinds.
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2016, 08:07:02 am »

It's called "instant pot". It's one of the more popular brands. I think there's even an infomercial, although I'm not sure it's this brand. It has a slow cooker function so it can replace the crock pot. But it also has a steamer function and a rice cooker function as well.  I think the beauty of it is the speed. You can cook a roast in 45 mins. Stew in 15 mins. Steamed veggies in 3 mins.  Beans from dry in an hour. Frozen chicken in 15 minutes. I believe this one is 6 quarts, but it may be five. I'm not really sure.  My main reason for wanting one was to be able to cook long cooking recipes in less than an hour.  As I get more practice with it I'll check in and tell you if it's worth the expense and extra cabinet space. I've already just put my slow cooker in storage because it has been replaced.
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 09:03:07 am »

Got an electric pressure cooker last year and I swear by them now.  Share good recipes as you find them if you don't mind
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 09:04:29 am »

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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 12:18:30 pm »

I haven't really made anything unusual. Just my usual recipes in half as much time. Made beef stew last night in about 45 mins total. I really like this thing.
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2017, 12:46:34 pm »

I believe I saw an infomercial for one today.  The Power Pressure Cooker

PorkRinds - is your pressure cooker this one: click here - this is a review of the Instant Pot.
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2017, 12:53:20 pm »

I believe I saw an infomercial for one today.  The Power Pressure Cooker

PorkRinds - is your pressure cooker this one: click here - this is a review of the Instant Pot.

That's the one. The instant pot. Made beans with a ham hock the other day 45 mins cook time from dry beans! I love this thing.
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 02:33:45 pm »

I am in PorkRinds!  Ordered an Instant Pot (should be here early next week) and caught a meat sale in progress at Harp's today.  I have a ham and a roast ready to go.  So many possibilities here....I've been reading a bit on various websites and have found several ideas that look good. 

I do know I'd like to try BR's Black Eyed Peas recipe from here:

BR’s Easy Crock-Pot Black Eye Peas…
6 cans Black Eye Peas
2 cans Rotel
2 Red Onions Diced
1 Green & Red & Yellow Peppers diced ( I love all the colors)
1 Teaspoon Red Pepper flakes
1 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning ( I use Slap yo Mama)
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons brown sugar
Some Garlic (I use a big heaping spoonful of the diced garlic)
1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
Some Ham Hocks or Ham.  1 pound at least (I cook a Christmas Ham, save ALL juices to add to Crock Pot) you can also throw some Bacon in there……. Put however as much as you want
2 cans Chicken or Ham Stock
If you need more Liquid you can add more stock.

Throw everything in crock pot. Cook on low for at least 8 hours, I cook mine overnight.
Serve with some Fried Taters, Spinach and some Jalapeno Sweet Cornbread.
 
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 04:08:58 pm »

I am in PorkRinds!  Ordered an Instant Pot (should be here early next week) and caught a meat sale in progress at Harp's today.  I have a ham and a roast ready to go.  So many possibilities here....I've been reading a bit on various websites and have found several ideas that look good. 

I do know I'd like to try BR's Black Eyed Peas recipe from here:
 

You won't be disappointed. One thing I've learned so far is that according to lots of people on the internet, the rubber seal that seals the instant pot will soak up smells and flavors. So if you want to do desserts and stuff you need an extra seal. One for desserts and ones for soups, meats, and stews. I cooked beans a few uses ago and can still smell the bean seasonings in the seal so I just ordered two more. It was like 11 bucks for two on Amazon. I also ordered an old school metal steamer insert for steaming veggies. 
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 09:59:43 am »

I had a deer roast in the crockpot that wasn't quite coming apart like I wanted and I also got to screwing around and didn't get the potatoes put in in time.  I threw them in the pressure cooker for 30 minutes and they were falling apart after that. 
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2017, 10:08:27 am »

I need one of these, in case any of my family members see this.
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2017, 11:48:16 am »

I had a deer roast in the crockpot that wasn't quite coming apart like I wanted and I also got to screwing around and didn't get the potatoes put in in time.  I threw them in the pressure cooker for 30 minutes and they were falling apart after that.

Yep. A good roast takes all day in the crock pot. Takes an hour or two in the pressure cooker.
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2017, 01:23:11 pm »

Is the Instant Pot workings similar to the old pressure cooker? Looks to me like a hybrid crock pot/ pressure cooker. Reading this thread has made me want to dust off the old pressure cooker I have.
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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2017, 07:02:11 pm »

Is the Instant Pot workings similar to the old pressure cooker? Looks to me like a hybrid crock pot/ pressure cooker. Reading this thread has made me want to dust off the old pressure cooker I have.

It can do both. Plus rice cooker, steamer, etc.
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2017, 08:03:14 pm »

My dad's mom swore by a pressure cooker.

She would cook a coon smothered in sweet potatoes and brown sugar, GOOD LAWD!

It was so tender you could also eat the bones. And the glaze that it made was allmazing!
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2017, 05:24:10 pm »

Started a ham and 15 bean soup in the IP.  Ready in one hour - nice on a cold day. 

Man has this thing been nice, BUT I do agree with a lot of the sentiment that says starting to use it can be a bit intimidating from the standpoint one is venturing into new territory.  I have this feeling there will be a bad dish or two somewhere along the way (meaning prepped or cooked incorrectly), but that's like anything new I suppose.

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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2017, 07:04:26 pm »

Started a ham and 15 bean soup in the IP.  Ready in one hour - nice on a cold day. 

Man has this thing been nice, BUT I do agree with a lot of the sentiment that says starting to use it can be a bit intimidating from the standpoint one is venturing into new territory.  I have this feeling there will be a bad dish or two somewhere along the way (meaning prepped or cooked incorrectly), but that's like anything new I suppose.

I've messed up rice and destroyed a Mac and cheese recipe I tried to wing it on when I didn't have the right ingredients. Made some home made chicken noodle soup tonight with homemade chicken stock from the IP. It was great.
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2017, 10:22:36 am »

How about some updates.
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2017, 11:30:51 am »

Since my last post, we've had a red beans, rice, and andouille sausage dish which was quite tasty as well but since then we haven't used the IP again as the temps warm up.  Looking back, we've used our IP for mostly soup like dishes - hoping to branch out and use it for something other than a soup like dish. 

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« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2017, 06:15:23 pm »

Since my last post, we've had a red beans, rice, and andouille sausage dish which was quite tasty as well but since then we haven't used the IP again as the temps warm up.  Looking back, we've used our IP for mostly soup like dishes - hoping to branch out and use it for something other than a soup like dish.

It's great for roast. I also like to make burrito bowls with shredded chicken breast. 4 chicken breasts and a cup of salsa. Maybe a 1/4 cup of water. 12 minutes with natural pressure release. Shred and put back in the juice. Great on tacos or burritos. I make it for lunches with beans and rice.
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2017, 10:19:23 pm »

I have to look for one.
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2017, 03:20:23 pm »

I've never cooked my pot in a pressure cooker.

Just a bowl.  8)
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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2017, 02:49:21 pm »

I've never cooked my pot in a pressure cooker.

Just a bowl.  8)

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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2017, 05:22:11 pm »

I just ordered on and hope it will get here by Friday and will be putting a roast in it.   Just hope I get it by game 7 of the NBA finals.  Thanks Pork Rinds for the suggestion. 
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2017, 11:09:14 am »

Just for the record, it's helpful to cut the roast into smaller pieces to make it cook quicker.
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Re: Instant pot pressure cooker..
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2017, 12:22:31 pm »

Been awhile since we've used the IP but with the weather getting warmer and not wanting to heat up the kitchen, we tried a chicken pot pie recipe last night and it came out quite tasty.  Now obviously, that's not exactly a gourmet dish but it did NOT heat up the kitchen too much which can be very important these days. 

Just for the record, it's helpful to cut the roast into smaller pieces to make it cook quicker.

As PorkRinds mentions, this also applies to chicken too as we cubed the tenderloins into smaller pieces.
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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2017, 10:32:34 pm »

Thanks
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