True confession time. I have three Instant Pots!
It started out innocently enough. I bought one for my high school cooking lab and fell in love with what it could do! Then a few weeks later, Walmart had the Faberware brand on a Black Friday sale for $39! And I was there on Thanksgiving night buying one for every member of my family.
The day after Christmas, my husband came home with the unopened box containing the one I’d given my MIL. I added that pot to the equipment we use in cooking class, and even then, there are times that guests are waiting to use it! So when the Pioneer Woman came out with her adorable floral Instant Pot, I added that one to my collection, too.
It seems like the Instant Pot has become the appliance of the year, and as a true fan, I understand why! I love the convenience, the speed, and the quality of the foods I regularly prepare in mine. So here’s where I’m going to advocate for having two IPs in your kitchen.
Say you’re cooking a roast in your IP, and your family likes mashed potatoes with theirs. The answer is two IPs! Mashed potatoes are super easy and convenient to make in the Instant Pot. Same for another entree- anything, really- and needing some rice to go with. Rice in the instant pot is amazingly easy! I could go on, but I won’t.
I created a class to help people over the fear of using a pressure cooker. The Instant Pot classes have been a great way to help guests get comfortable using their own pressure cooker because you bring your pot and cook in it! Everyone’s model is a little different, so we make sure you know which buttons to push.
For the next few classes, I’ll be featuring recipes from the cookbook Instant Loss by Brittany Williams. Brittany lost over 100 pounds in the course of a year cooking with her Instant Pot and her book and recipes are user-friendly. I really recommend it as a beginner-level introduction to cooking with instant pot.
I invite you to get your Instant Pot out of the box, out of the closet, and sign up for a class to learn how to use it. And I’m guessing that if you take this class, you, too, will want two!
Come to the Table! Julie