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Come join the fun and let's get cooking! The 5 huge reasons you should buy an Instant Pot 1. It's not just a pressure cooker First off, an Instant Pot isn't just an electric pressure cooker. As a true multicooker, it sears, browns and sautes food like a stove-top skillet. It also steams delicate items such as fish, eggs and vegetables. Instant Pots double as standalone electric rice cookers as well. 2. You can cook elaborate meals in less than an hour The Instant Pot hits food with a one-two punch of high pressure and heat. The result: Things that usually take all day to cook are done in hours. We're talking about tough cuts of meat like pork ribs, beef brisket and pork shoulder. The same goes for soups and stews, plus beans and grains. Normally they'd need to simmer for what feels like an eternity. Not so in the Instant Pot, which speeds up ordinary cook times by a factor of 3. 3. It's super-safe The Instant Pot is no cantankerous old school manual pressure cooker. It has plenty of onboard safety features made possible through electronics. For example, a host of sensors help it self-regulate internal pressure and temperature. They're designed to ensure that the Instant Pot operates within preset safety limits. 4. There are so many recipes The internet has gone wild for the Instant Pot, with countless personal blogs, cooking websites and Facebook groups devoted to it. Together they also generate a copious and steady supply of recipes. From tacos to Italian beef sandwiches to Korean-style ribs and popcorn, chances are someone has tried it. 5. Easy cleanup Probably the Instant Pot's best quality, besides fast cook times, is its simple cleanup. First of all, there's just one pot to worry about. Secondly, as long as you know the right methods, the inner pot is painless to wash by hand. In addition, the pot and the cooker's various parts are dishwasher-safe.
This month is Soups and Stew:
Learn to make: Potato, Chicken Tortilla, Beef & Barley, Broccoli Cheddar, creamy Tortellini soups and Carne Guisada stew!