Instant pots are the best kitchen appliance ever made. In this post I’m going to give you 4 reasons why you need to purchase one, because believe me, you need one!
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I was given my instant pot for Christmas last year, and it has been one of my favorite gifts I’ve ever received! And I sing it’s praises to anyone who will listen!!
This is the instant pot I have. It is amazing, glorious, show stopping. Get it and let it change your life.
HARD BOILED EGGS!
Okay, hear me out. I know hard boiling eggs is not hard, but it’s time consuming! I have a toddler, I have dogs, I have a poor attention span.
The instant pot allows me to hard boil eggs easily, with minimal effort on my part and I love every second of it.
Simply put ONE CUP OF WATER in the bottom of the pot, place the little grate thing that comes with your instant pot, place as many eggs as you can fit in one layer (I haven’t tried stacking the eggs, but give my slacker self some time, I’m sure it’ll happen) set to pressure cook, 5 minutes, high pressure, turn the keep warm setting off, let it self pressure release, BAM! Hard boiled eggs.
Removed from instant pot into a bowl of ice water, peel. Waalaaaaa. You’re done.
For me, this alone makes the instant pot worth it.
Cook FROZEN chicken!!
Okay, I’ve mentioned my attention span and my slacker tendency’s already in this post, so it should be no surprise that I am forever forgetting to get my meat out to thaw before dinner time.
My second reason as to why instant pots are a must have for your kitchen, COOKING FROZEN, RAW CHICKEN.
I do this all the time. Which I shouldn’t even admit, but it’s life saving, amazing and keeps my family from eating Mac and cheese for dinner when I forget to thaw meat.
You can read about cooking frozen chicken in my Crack Chicken Pasta post.
Cook perfect al dente pasta in 4 minutes!
This boggled my mind. The most perfect pasta IN FOUR MINUTES. And no waiting for water to boil, no dumping your pasta in and hoping to get it out before it’s too mushy or not cooked enough. You set and forget and when the instant pot beeps, it’s done.
This is the recipe I made when I discovered the instant pots amazing pasta cooking skills. Bang bang shrimp It’s delicious and easy and you HAVE to try it. It is a great recipe that really showcases the instant pots versatility.
Easy, one pot meals!
Okay, so I’m not a huge fan of pork chops, but lemme tell ya, cooking pork chops in the instant pot is a whole different story.
Instant pot pork chops here is the link to the first pork chop recipe I tried. I also added green beans and red potatoes to it and WHOOOOAAAAAAAA is it good. So good. So easy. Add it to your menu rotation.
So, there you have it. My personal top 4 reasons for owning an instant pot and why you NEED one.
Here’s some final thoughts and tidbits before we wrap this up
- Amazon often showcases these beauties on their deals of the day.
- We have a 6 quart, which is plenty big enough for a family of 3 or 4
- The BURN message just means you need to add more liquid to your pot. (At least from my experience)
- And pressure cookers have a big, scary name. But the instant pot is the farthest thing from scary! It’s so easy and seriously a must have
Thanks so much for reading!
Do you have an instant pot?! Share with me your favorite recipes! I’m always looking for more delicious stuff to make in mine.
This beautiful, red instant pot is a deal of the day today! (11/4/19) For 40% off! HOW GORGEOUS IS THE RED?!?!