Got a new Instant Pot, or wondering which one to get? You've come to the right place. In this Instant Pot Guide, you will find everything you need to know about Instant Pot, the leading brand of electric pressure cookers.
This will help you identify which Instant Pot to buy, familiarize yourself with the commonly used Instant Pot Terminology & FAQ, and start with some easy Beginner Recipes, as well as popular recipe collections.
Instant Pot Basics & Getting Started
Here are some posts that cover common topics and help you get started with an Instant Pot:
After setting up, I highly recommend that you start with a water test. Also, check out the complete list of most common Instant Pot-related acronyms used in recipes, along with the most-used accessories:
After successfully completing a water test, it's time to start cooking. I always recommend starting with simple recipes initially. It gives you the confidence of cooking while getting to know your new pressure cooker.
Here are some recipes that I recommend for beginners:
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Easy Dump and Start Meals
The great thing about the Instant Pot is the ease of making one-pot meals by simply adding the ingredients to the pot, and pressing start. No sauteing needed! Here are some of my favorites:
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Pot-in-Pot Cooking (PIP)
One of the smartest features of this smart cooker is the possibility of cooking the entire meal in the same pot, at the same time.
Using this technique, you can cook your protein and starch at the same time while keeping them separate. Here are some recipes using this method.
Learn more about PIP Cooking: Instant Pot Pot-in-Pot Method
Instant Pot Mini -3 Quart
While a 6-quart cooker is the most popular size, the Instant Pot Mini is a great size for 1-2 people, and it also works great for making rice and grains. Here are some tried and tested recipes for a 3qt cooker:
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Instant Pot Troubleshooting & Recipes
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If you need help finding a recipe or have any Instant pot-related questions, here's how you can connect with me through these channels: