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bonjing
09-04-2017, 05:53 PM
Does anyone have or know someone with an Instant Pot? It's a multi cooker 7in 1 slow cooker, pressure cooker and some other things in one. The reviews online seem pretty good. And I like the pressure cooker idea for quick meals. I've been thinking about picking up a small 6qt one down the line, maybe Black Friday deal.

AdamJoshua
09-04-2017, 06:03 PM
Oh... no... never mind.

Chainsaw13
09-04-2017, 06:52 PM
Does anyone have or know someone with an Instant Pot? It's a multi cooker 7in 1 slow cooker, pressure cooker and some other things in one. The reviews online seem pretty good. And I like the pressure cooker idea for quick meals. I've been thinking about picking up a small 6qt one down the line, maybe Black Friday deal.

I have a couple friends that have them. Consensus is it's worth picking up.

hudd
09-04-2017, 08:06 PM
Friend of the wife has two and uses them constantly.

Remo
09-05-2017, 06:28 AM
Wife wouldn't trade hers for the world. Get the biggest one.

T.G
09-05-2017, 08:01 AM
Don't know much about the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker, but I can say that I find my Fagor stovetop pressure cooker to be indispensable for the things I use it for.

CigarNut
09-05-2017, 08:16 AM
We have an Instant Pot -- or my wife does :)

She loves it! Everything she's made has come out really good. I would recommend it, and Amazon has them on sale periodically.

bonjing
09-05-2017, 08:50 AM
Thank you all! Almost grabbed the 6qt one from Target, thought they were on sale, but no. I don't mind waiting for a sale.

jrw
09-05-2017, 07:28 PM
$79.00 at Amazon with free Prime shipping--cheap enough for youse alls? (;-

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MFEBQH1/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1504660980&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=Instant+pot&dpPl=1&dpID=51ZD3%2BOILNL&re
f=plSrch

markem
09-05-2017, 07:34 PM
$79.00 at Amazon with free Prime shipping--cheap enough for youse alls? (;-

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MFEBQH1/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1504660980&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=Instant+pot&dpPl=1&dpID=51ZD3%2BOILNL&re
f=plSrch

That's regular price for that model. And the shipping is free. You have to join Prime to get the faster shipping or pay.

bonjing
09-05-2017, 08:02 PM
Using camelcamelcamel it shows the lowest it has been was $69. I know a whopping $10 but it helps.

AdamJoshua
09-05-2017, 08:25 PM
Using camelcamelcamel it shows the lowest it has been was $69. I know a whopping $10 but it helps.

Take it from someone that thought the gravy train would never end, I learned (the hard way) that $10 can be a lot of money.

jrw
09-05-2017, 09:12 PM
That's regular price for that model. And the shipping is free. You have to join Prime to get the faster shipping or pay.

Sorry all, I thought that Mssr. Bonjing felt that Target's regular $99 price was too high so I referenced amazon's $79 price with free shipping, of course contingent on one's having been foolish enough to have joined the Prime program.

Shame on me. Lesson taught and apprehended. Adiós and buena suerte á todos.

icehog3
09-05-2017, 09:59 PM
$79.00 at Amazon with free Prime shipping--cheap enough for youse alls? (;-

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MFEBQH1/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1504660980&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=Instant+pot&dpPl=1&dpID=51ZD3%2BOILNL&re
f=plSrch

I appreciate the link, now at least I know exactly what these are. :r

ArgusP2
09-06-2017, 08:37 AM
My sister just got it. She's been using it non-stop.

CoolPuff
09-06-2017, 12:08 PM
We have one and it gets a ton of use.
Get the bigger one.

bonjing
09-06-2017, 01:44 PM
Mike and CoolPuff, you guys are recommending the 8qt, correct? The only reason I can see getting the 8qt is that you can only fill up to 1/2 or 2/3 when using the pressure cooking option, is that correct?

Is that the reason for the recommendation? I can kind of see why the 8qt would be more handy as cooking something like ox tail soup plus liquid doesn't leave much room in the pot for anything else.

CigarNut
09-06-2017, 01:51 PM
We got the smaller one, even though I really wanted to get the bigger one. Have not had any issues...

Remo
09-06-2017, 07:27 PM
Mike and CoolPuff, you guys are recommending the 8qt, correct? The only reason I can see getting the 8qt is that you can only fill up to 1/2 or 2/3 when using the pressure cooking option, is that correct?

Is that the reason for the recommendation? I can kind of see why the 8qt would be more handy as cooking something like ox tail soup plus liquid doesn't leave much room in the pot for anything else.

How many will you usually be cooking for? I can't say as to why the bigger one but my wife is always saying she wishes she had the big one, either way they cook very fast and tasty meals.

bonjing
09-06-2017, 09:59 PM
Basically just me, the better half and grandfather. I'm trying not to be a fatboy anymore so I'm hoping not to cook in major bulk anymore and just make meals day to day.

tsolomon
09-07-2017, 06:17 AM
We bought one and although we haven't used it that much, we have several friends that use it all the time. It is well made and very user friendly and can do a lot of things that other slow cookers can't. We got ours from Amazon during the November Black Friday sales for ~ $75.

BigAsh
09-07-2017, 06:40 AM
I have the 6 qt...used it a lot last winter when first got it, not so much in the summer...will be using it more often now that the weather is chiling..great for quick meal after work....I like it

markem
11-24-2017, 09:22 AM
For those who are looking for a deal on the 8-qt, Amazon has a great price for the next 15 hours.

https://smile.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-Programmable-Pressure-Steamer/dp/B01B1VC13K/ref=br_msw_pdt-3?_encoding=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=VVBZJS780RJXJGW928M7&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=0402bc60-f33b-4a01-8754-65aef8245a11&pf_rd_i=desktop

bonjing
11-24-2017, 01:24 PM
The 6at digital is on sale too.

bonjing
12-23-2017, 10:16 AM
So far, I'm diggin' the instant pot. Made some hard boiled eggs, shoyu chicken and pulled pork. All came out pretty tasty, pulled pork was just missing that BBQ flavor.

AdamJoshua
12-23-2017, 10:20 AM
How many will you usually be cooking for? I can't say as to why the bigger one but my wife is always saying she wishes she I had the big one, either way they cook very fast and tasty meals.


Fixed it for you, Mike.

stearns
12-26-2017, 10:10 AM
Proud new owner, looking forward to playing around with it :tu

dave
12-28-2017, 08:03 AM
Wife's had one for about a year and loves it. I tried to use it and couldn't figure out even how to turn it on. Controls aren't exactly intuitive, but there's lots of 'help' online.

stearns
12-28-2017, 08:10 AM
I got the 6qt as a gift, went to exchange it for the 8 yesterday but they were out of stock, also wouldn't give me full value for the exchange so the upgrade fee is more than I was expecting. I took the 6 back with me for now still sealed, based on the notes from this thread I think I'll need to upgrade to the 8

Steve
12-28-2017, 08:15 AM
For some reason I'm feelin' munchie...

bonjing
12-28-2017, 08:50 AM
I got the 6qt as a gift, went to exchange it for the 8 yesterday but they were out of stock, also wouldn't give me full value for the exchange so the upgrade fee is more than I was expecting. I took the 6 back with me for now still sealed, based on the notes from this thread I think I'll need to upgrade to the 8

I purchased the 8qt, Ben. Honestly I think I would have been happy with the 6qt. It's just 3 of us I'm cooking for, the 8qt is for just in case.

For some reason I'm feelin' munchie...

Come on down to sunny California, it's legal here in a few days :r

stearns
12-28-2017, 08:56 AM
I purchased the 8qt, Ben. Honestly I think I would have been happy with the 6qt. It's just 3 of us I'm cooking for, the 8qt is for just in case.

I only cook for 2 most days, I really want to just keep the 6 I just worry that one day I'll want to cook up a big chunk of meat and it won't fit in. I've never seen one in person other than the box, but I don't think I'll ever be putting anything too big in there. Plus I'm running out of kitchen storage space, so any space savings is useful

CigarNut
12-28-2017, 08:57 AM
I got the 6qt as a gift, went to exchange it for the 8 yesterday but they were out of stock, also wouldn't give me full value for the exchange so the upgrade fee is more than I was expecting. I took the 6 back with me for now still sealed, based on the notes from this thread I think I'll need to upgrade to the 8

I only cook for 2 most days, I really want to just keep the 6 I just worry that one day I'll want to cook up a big chunk of meat and it won't fit in. I've never seen one in person other than the box, but I don't think I'll ever be putting anything too big in there. Plus I'm running out of kitchen storage space, so any space savings is useful

We have the 6 and it’s fine — big enough for a pork shoulder :D

stearns
12-28-2017, 09:02 AM
We have the 6 and it’s fine — big enough for a pork shoulder :D

Thanks, think I'm gonna stick with the 6, if I need to cook something bigger I can always use the Sous Vide :D

bonjing
12-28-2017, 09:28 AM
The only reason I stuck with the 8qt was that it was $10 more than the 6qt, on black friday.

stearns
12-28-2017, 09:41 AM
The only reason I stuck with the 8qt was that it was $10 more than the 6qt, on black friday.

I'd be paying $50 extra, so 6qt it is. Thanks!

stearns
01-09-2018, 07:40 AM
Been having a lot of fun playing with the instant pot. So far I've made: beef stew, zuppa toscana, pasta with sauce and meatballs/sausage, risotto, ribs, and pork carnitas (probably a couple others). I think the ribs I made last night (like this (https://iwashyoudry.com/instant-pot-baby-back-pork-ribs/) but with only a salt/pepper rub) were the best thing out of it so far, the only I didn't like was the risotto... I don't know if I did it wrong but the texture was all off, felt more like a rice pilaf. Up the rest of this week is white chicken chili and roasting some chicken for a chopped salad. This is too easy it's almost cheating, I recommend to anybody thinking about getting one :tu

shade
01-27-2018, 08:51 AM
I picked up the 6qt during the amazon cyber Monday sale, and have used it a lot.

Most recently I tried my hand at making NY style cheesecakes in the pot. The results were remarkable. Dense, moist, melt in your mouth goodness. Made a caramel sauce to dress up the last one I made. :dr

Another time saving application is making a dozen hard boiled eggs (I love egg salad) at a time. Crack them in a 7" cake pan, set the pan on a trivet and five minutes later you have a perfect hard boiled egg 'cake'.

mk05
01-27-2018, 11:40 AM
I have an instant pot, and it is dope. I recommend getting the other non-stick bowl for when you want to make more "interesting" items.

stearns
02-05-2018, 09:54 AM
Made some braised lamb shanks yesterday to shred up and put on top of some homemade poutine, browned the shanks on sautee then took them out, put some broths in to mimic what was in the poutine gravy along with a few other aromatics then cooked on high pressure for 45 minutes, let it naturally release for about another 30 minutes (The rest of the meal wasn't ready so I let it do a full natural release to keep it hot), then took them out and the meat fell right off the bone, it was beautiful. I strained the rest of the liquid, put about 1/4C back in the instant pot with the chopped lamb to soak up some more of the juice on keep warm for about 5-10 minutes. Will deifnitely be cooking shanks like this again :dr

E.J.
02-07-2018, 11:35 AM
My wife has been wanting one of these for a few months. I pulled the trigger off Amazon today. So many models and sizes, I was swimming a bit. It's just 3 of us at home, so went with a Instant Pot 6Q. I'm sure whatever it is, she'll be happier than she is now, without one.

markem
02-07-2018, 11:36 AM
A good friend, and fellow greyhound lover, Ivy Manning has a new cookbook out for the instant pot.

http://ivymanning.com/introducing-my-newest-book-italian-instant-pot/