OH! MY! GOSH! One day I was scrolling through Instagram and saw someone post about trying out a new kitchen gadget. They were cooking a brisket from start to finish in one hour. It piqued my interest so I did a little research. The Instant Pot is basically a new and improved (safer) pressure cooker but even better. It takes the place of a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer and you can even saute your meat right in the pot before cooking it. Less dirty dishes! Holla!
My birthday happened to be coming up so I told my family I wanted an Instant Pot. Why would I want an appliance that requires me cook for my birthday, you ask? I’m a classic “wait until the last minute to decide what’s for dinner” kind of person. If I can decide at 5:00pm what to fix, throw it in and have it done by 6:30, I’M SOLD!
So, I got the 6 Quart, 7-in-1 Instant Pot for my birthday. And, I’ve used it pretty much everyday since. I’ve successfully made barbacoa beef from a 2 pound roast in an hour, homemade applesauce without an ounce of sugar in 10 minutes, a 2 pound brisket in an hour that fell apart when removed from the pot, Chocolate Lava mini cakes in 8 minutes (made them twice because they were so good) and potato soup in 10 minutes – complete with cooking crispy bacon in the pot first, no boiling the potatoes, just throw all the ingredients in the pot, hit the “soup” setting and let it do it’s thing for 10 minutes. This thing is amazing!
I’ve shared my love of the Instant Pot on my Snapchat (@thechristyB) and had several people ask me about it or where it can be purchased which is why I wrote this blog post. If you’re a working parent and struggle with getting dinner on the table after you get home, or are a procrastinator like me, you need this thing in your life, I promise. In my opinion, it’s pretty reasonably priced. There are three different size options – 3 quart, 6 quart or 8 quart. I have the 6 quart. I would say you can easily cook meals for 4 in the 6 quart. Though for the most part, I’m cooking for two these days, if I had it to do over again, I would get the 8 quart model. You can cook things like bread and even cheesecake in the Instant Pot by putting the actual dish in the pot. The dishes have to be smaller to do this in the 6 quart version.
The Instant Pot is also pretty reasonably priced considering in combines multiple appliances into one. The small version starts at $69, the medium at $99 and the large at $110 to $130 depending on which options you choose. Since I’ve gotten mine, I have seen sales for $20 off, so I’m betting you can get some good deals as Christmas gets closer.
If you’re like me and you can’t wait until Christmas to have this baby in your life, I’ve put some purchase links here for you. Double bonus, they are available on Amazon and you can get one in two days if you have Amazon Prime. The Instant Pot is also sold at Target.
This is not a sponsored post. I just really love the Instant Pot and wanted to share the love. If you get one, I hope you like it as much as I do.