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Instant Pot?

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Ok, bought an Instant Pot, or pretty much got one free because of an amazing special, plus using credit card points.

Today I finally used it for the first time. Made egg bites. They're pretty tasty, but not something I'd rave about.

So then the cleanup began. Oh My but the cleanup!!

When I cook eggs on the stove, with nice browned veggies (sautéed before adding egg), I have ONE pan to clean up, and possibly a lid if I was going for fluff.

But this Instant Pot! You have to basically disassemble the lid to clean it and all it's nooks and crannies, the steam cover, the anti-block cover, the sealing ring, the condensation container, the inner pot, the rack, the egg bite silicone thing, and the pan used to brown the bits b/c why would I want to use raw veggies when I could have browned ones?

So someone please tell me, what's your favorite use for the Instant Pot. What makes it worth having to clean all these parts? What do you cook that is better faster more amazing in there than you could have done on the stove or in the oven.

Tell me, oh please tell me, so I don't feel like such a ninny for getting this gigantic "small" appliance.
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    I have one and love it. I use it for mots of meats for one thing. I can saute right in the pot change it to manual and put on the top. The pressure lets big meats cook really fast and stay moist.

    Also veggies that take a long time to cook or bake, like butternut squash , sweet potatoes, beets, etc.

    I cook the veggies in this pot and maybe freeze in smaller quantities. Same for meats.

    269 days ago
    yeahhhh the cleaning after the egg recipe, I plan to use it to make some Indian Dal or other Indian dried bean type dishes, but I'll have to allow a LOT of time for cleaning afterward. I also considered the yogurt, but now I'm not sure it's going to be worth the time and effort. People say the yogurt is so amazing you'll never go back to store bought, but ...dang it's so much cleaning!
    354 days ago
    I don't own one!
    354 days ago
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    I don't own one, thinking about getting one to cook soaked beans in. I would also make yogurt in it.
    355 days ago
    I have used mine once. LOL!
    355 days ago
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