Still luv your Insta Pot?

Still luv your Insta Pot?

Notices

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Still luv your Insta Pot?
  #1  
Old 12-25-2018, 11:41 AM
Debfrommaine Debfrommaine is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Tamarind Grove and Bonita
Posts: 977
Default Still luv your Insta Pot?

Thinking of getting one now......previous thread months back rave reviews.

What is a favorite recipe, do you still use it often, and what size do you recommend. Thanks.

  #2  
Old 12-25-2018, 02:59 PM
CFrance's Avatar
CFrance CFrance is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Tamarind Grove/Monpazier, France
Posts: 12,696
Default

I like the one in our tiny summer house (bought it because it killed two birds with one stone) so much I bought one for the house in TV. I use it for anything you can make in a pressure cooker or slow cooker, although I think it runs a tad hot on the slow cooker function, so I cut the time down. I bought the Instant Pot Ultra for down here because while I was waffling between the Duo or the Ultra 6 qt, the Ultra came on sale on Crate & Barrel for $100 with free shipping. It has low & high settings for both slow cooking and pressure cooking.

Visit hippressurecooking.com for ideas on what to make. One of my favorite slow cooker recipes is chicken thighs/chorizo sausage chunks/pimento-stuffed olives in a wine/chicken broth, served over rice. It's a British recipe, so of course English peas on the side. Invalid Request (says Invalid Request, but the link works.)

Skinnytaste.com has a lot of Instant Pot recipes. I like her one pot spaghetti sauce with spaghetti squash, which can be made either in slow cooker or pressure cooker. Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce (Instant Pot) | Skinnytaste

I make a lot of vegetarian recipes for myself; a lot of vegetable curries. The rice function works well.

It's just the two of us, so the 6-quart size is perfect.
__________________
Happiness is when your life on the outside matches your life on the inside.
Sponsored Links
  #3  
Old 12-25-2018, 04:50 PM
dewilson58's Avatar
dewilson58 dewilson58 is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: South of 466a, if you don't like me.......I live in Orlando.
Posts: 4,291
Default

yes!!!!!!
  #4  
Old 12-25-2018, 05:10 PM
Debfrommaine Debfrommaine is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Tamarind Grove and Bonita
Posts: 977
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dewilson58 View Post
yes!!!!!!
Do you have the 6 qt insta pot?
  #5  
Old 12-25-2018, 05:21 PM
Down Sized's Avatar
Down Sized Down Sized is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 535
Default

8 quart ultra
__________________
Life is simple. It’s just not easy.
  #6  
Old 12-25-2018, 06:56 PM
seoulbrooks's Avatar
seoulbrooks seoulbrooks is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Harbor Hills, Lady Lake
Posts: 128
Default

14 Quart......use it all the time.
__________________
DeFuniak Springs, Fl, Eglin AFB, Fl
Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda, Keesler AFB, Ms
Lackland AFB, Tx, Edwards AFB, Ca
Royal Air Force Benson, England
Eielson Air Force Base, AK, Clark AFB, Philippines
Kadena AFB, Okinawa Japan, Yakota AFB, Japan
Osan AB, Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Yangsan Army Garrison, Seoul South Korea
  #7  
Old 12-25-2018, 07:13 PM
bob47 bob47 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Santiago
Posts: 175
Default

My wife loves ours but it doesn't seem to do a terrific job as a slow cooker. Even when adjusted to high, slow cooking seems very slow, maybe because all the heat is coming in from the bottom instead of the bottom and sides like a regular slow cooker.

Is there a trick to this? Would it be helpful to bring the temperature up quickly by using Saute for a few minutes and then switching to slow cooking?
  #8  
Old 12-25-2018, 11:20 PM
jojo's Avatar
jojo jojo is offline
Platinum member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,627
Default

I have the 6 qt. ultra instant pot and am very happy. I've had it about a year. Favorites are pot roast and beef stew, perfect rice, and eggs (peel perfectly). Great for cooking vegetables, particularly potatoes and sweet potatoes. I believe the flavors of food intensify in the instant pot. It's nice to set and forget - no pot watching.
__________________
Columbus OH, The Villages - Amelia
  #9  
Old 12-26-2018, 08:01 AM
seoulbrooks's Avatar
seoulbrooks seoulbrooks is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Harbor Hills, Lady Lake
Posts: 128
Default

How to Use Instant Pot as a Slow Cooker - YouTube
__________________
DeFuniak Springs, Fl, Eglin AFB, Fl
Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda, Keesler AFB, Ms
Lackland AFB, Tx, Edwards AFB, Ca
Royal Air Force Benson, England
Eielson Air Force Base, AK, Clark AFB, Philippines
Kadena AFB, Okinawa Japan, Yakota AFB, Japan
Osan AB, Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Yangsan Army Garrison, Seoul South Korea
  #10  
Old 12-26-2018, 01:40 PM
bob47 bob47 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Santiago
Posts: 175
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seoulbrooks View Post
Numerous comments below the video on this link reporting that the slow cooker function seems much less hot than a true slow cooker. Our experience as well.
Closed Thread

Tags
reviews, favorite, rave, months, pot

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 AM.