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I'm late to the instapot party. It was not something that I thought I had a use for. I've been served a couple of truly gross mushy meals by instapot partisans. All in all, it just seemed like a weird, faddish hack for people who hadn't learned any real cooking theory. Plus, I've got a couple of conventional pressure cookers, so why do I need an InstaPot?

My wife and I received this thing as an unexpected gift this year. After staring at it dubiously for a week or so, we decided to give it a try.

The digital timing and temperature controls really do make some processes easier. Prepping beans is a particular strong point. It will probably save us the cost of the machine within a year or so by letting us easily switch from canned beans to dry beans.

This model also holds low temperatures very well and I've discovered that it is great for sous vide-ing steaks. I can put a steak in a plastic bag in the machine in the morning, set it for about 121 degrees, and then finish it by flash searing the steak on cast iron in the evening. This produces a perfectly evenly done rare steak with a crispy crust and a very thin margin.

I suspect that it will work very well for precision boiled eggs, though I haven't tried that yet.

polq37 wrote:

I'm late to the instapot party. It was not something that I thought I had a use for. I've been served a couple of truly gross mushy meals by instapot partisans. All in all, it just seemed like a weird, faddish hack for people who hadn't learned any real cooking theory. Plus, I've got a couple of conventional pressure cookers, so why do I need an InstaPot?

My wife and I received this thing as an unexpected gift this year. After staring at it dubiously for a week or so, we decided to give it a try.

The digital timing and temperature controls really do make some processes easier. Prepping beans is a particular strong point. It will probably save us the cost of the machine within a year or so by letting us easily switch from canned beans to dry beans.

This model also holds low temperatures very well and I've discovered that it is great for sous vide-ing steaks. I can put a steak in a plastic bag in the machine in the morning, set it for about 121 degrees, and then finish it by flash searing the steak on cast iron in the evening. This produces a perfectly evenly done rare steak with a crispy crust and a very thin margin.

I suspect that it will work very well for precision boiled eggs, though I haven't tried that yet.

I use mine to steam eggs every week. Eggs come out perfect every time.

PaladinTom wrote:

I use mine to steam eggs every week. Eggs come out perfect every time.

You should try Hams some time.

LouZiffer wrote:

Potatoes in the Instant Pot will change your world.

I was working from home this afternoon and gave Instant Pot mashed potatoes a shot with lunch. Yum! I did 8 minutes and then a quick release. They were perfect, and took me about 5 minutes of focus time in total.

Godzilla Blitz wrote:

I did 8 minutes and then a quick release.

I usually end up doing that when I "work from home" as well, but usually 5 minutes is all I need.

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kuddles wrote:
Godzilla Blitz wrote:

I did 8 minutes and then a quick release.

I usually end up doing that when I "work from home" as well, but usually 5 minutes is all I need.

Yeah, I saw 5 minutes here but wasn't sure if that involved a slow or quick release, so I looked at a recipe online. That said 10 minutes. I split the difference and went with 8.

At 8 minutes they came out buttery smooth, but it sure looked like 5 minutes would be fine as well.

Got a instant pot a few days ago. Tried making cheesy rice with bacon and olives. Turned out great especially considering I jut tossed in what I had on had. Then I tried making hard boiled eggs. Also turned out great. The eggs were easy to peel and the yoke was easy to remove. Made making devil eggs even easier.

Next I'm going try getting married, having a kid, and buying the kid a rabbit. Then I'll cheat on my wife with a crazy person that will steal the rabbit and cook it in the instant pot when I try to break up with her. I like rabbit, taste like chicken. hmmm maybe I'll just try chicken, rice, and mixed veggies instead, probably easier.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Got a instant pot a few days ago. Tried making cheesy rice with bacon and olives. Turned out great especially considering I jut tossed in what I had on had. Then I tried making hard boiled eggs. Also turned out great. The eggs were easy to peel and the yoke was easy to remove. Made making devil eggs even easier.

Next I'm going try getting married, having a kid, and buying the kid a rabbit. Then I'll cheat on my wife with a crazy person that will steal the rabbit and cook it in the instant pot when I try to break up with her. I like rabbit, taste like chicken. hmmm maybe I'll just try chicken, rice, and mixed veggies instead, probably easier.

How big is your pot to put all of that in it? I mean to there is no way I could fit a kid in mine let alone a relationship.

Hard boiled eggs is a good idea though. I will have to try that.

Yeah, for some reason hard boiled eggs that are cooked in my instant pot seem to be much easier to peal.

Stealthpizza wrote:

How big is your pot to put all of that in it? I mean to there is no way I could fit a kid in mine let alone a relationship.

Some relationships are smaller than others. Kids too.

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