Reddit Reddit reviews Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Sterilizer, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer, 6 Quart, 14 One-Touch Programs

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Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Sterilizer, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer, 6 Quart, 14 One-Touch Programs
Best selling model: America’s most loved multi cooker, built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve desired results every timeCooks fast and saves time: The Instant Pot Duo multi-cooker combines 7 appliances in one: Pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute pan, yogurt maker and warmer – and cooks up to 70% fasterConsistently delicious: 14 one-touch smart programs put cooking ribs, soups, beans, rice, poultry, yogurt, desserts and more on autopilot – with tasty resultsEasy to clean: Fingerprint-resistant stainless steel lid and components and accessories are dishwasher safePlenty of recipes: Free Instant Pot app on iOS and Android devices is, loaded with hundreds of recipes for any cuisine to get you started on your culinary adventure. Millions of users provide support and guidance in the many Instant Pot online communitiesAdvanced safety protection - The 10+ built-in safety features, including overheat protection, safety Lock and more to ensure safe pressure cookingMost popular size capacity: 6-quart large capacity cooks for up to 6 people – perfect for families, and also great for meal prepping and batch cooking for singles and smaller householdsStainless Steel Inner Pot: The Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot is made with a 3-ply bottom for durability and is healthy and dishwasher-safeNote: Please refer the user manual for troubleshooting purposes
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213 Reddit comments about Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Sterilizer, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer, 6 Quart, 14 One-Touch Programs:

u/selfsufficientnigga · 113 pointsr/PrimeDay2016

Link without referral code:

u/CMG4ME · 50 pointsr/buildapc

Be a single 22 year old software engineer who eats nothing but cheap beef and rice, barely owns any furniture, wears the same high quality clothes I bought in college 3-4 years ago (that still look dope), and buy everything at Costco.

I could literally build a new computer every week with my cheap as fuck lifestyle.

Edit: To anyone reading this that wants a good tip: buy an instant pot, it lets you make really good food out of really cheap cuts of meat (think like $4.99 / lb or just vegetables if you're one of those people). Eating out like 3 times a week for lunch at work adds up really quickly. Making a whole lot of food in one of these bad boys is the easiest way to save money, and best of all, it's quick and you need approximately 2/10 kitchen skills. There's a cheaper one than the one I linked, but I have that one and basically everything I eat comes out of it.

u/DianeBcurious · 44 pointsr/PressureCooking

The Instant Pot hands-down.
It's the most popular, best-selling brand of electric pressure cooker, and has some features most other brands don't one example, a stainless steel inner pot rather than non-stick-coated pot (no non-stick coating yet created will last forever since will eventually begin to come off into food or as larger flakes and then the pot will need to be replaced, plus some people feel no non-stick coating is as safe as not having one--and btw, stainless steel inner pots are still easy to clean since pressure cooking is a wet method so if ever necessary a bit of soaking and/or using BarKeepers Friend will be fine).

The "Best Review" of the T-Fal actually compares it to the Instant Pot (though lists only a few of the differences):
And you can get lots more info about the T-Fal from all its other customer reviews at Amazon:
Compare that with the customer reviews of the (most common) IP at Amazon, the DUO60:

We don't know which T-Fal you got though, but in general all the IP's are rated about as high as ratings go (and most of the low ratings are from people who were using it incorrectly, etc).
And the DUO60's are now all 7-in-1's too so will also make yogurt or congee and can also be used to ferment bread, tempeh, etc. (That's the IP model I've had for about 1 1/2 years.)

Also, there's much more info online for the IP specifically from the various Facebook groups for it (one of which is humongous, Instant Pot Community) where people ask questions or give recipes and solutions for any concerns, etc, and there are also many-many recipes/etc online specifically for the IP.

u/okanonymous · 37 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I got this one:

It occasionally will drop to $70 (prime day) but usually sits around $80. You can look up the price history on camelcamelcamel.

8 quarts is pretty big if it's just for one person, but not necessarily so much if you meal prep multiple meals. You can also prep stuff, freeze it, and then cook from frozen.

In my opinion they're somewhat overhyped if you're already an experienced cook and enjoy cooking, but work well for quick and easy meals.

u/midnightjasmine1 · 34 pointsr/wedding

Power drill set for sure - something I would never think of but oh so totally useful.

I make sure to recommend the Instant Pot every time this question pops up here. It's the most used gadget in my kitchen now.

We also put a NAS on the registry. If you don't have a good backup system, it's definitely worth figuring something out for all the wedding, honeymoon, etc. photos to come.

u/leftcoast-usa · 29 pointsr/Cooking

I discovered the Instant Pot, even though I had a nice pressure cooker, and my wife uses it at least once a day, it seems. I bought another 2 - one for my wife's sister and one for a niece.

u/SomeRandomMax · 23 pointsr/slowcooking

I would highly recommend getting an Instant Pot while they are on sale today. It is a great slow cooker, but also a pressure cooker, rice cooker, and lots more.

This is a great article going over why a Pressure cooker is better than a slow cooker for most dishes, and with the Instant Pot you get both.

u/PM_me_goat_gifs · 23 pointsr/Parenting

Not yet a parent, just someone who finds cooking really cognitively taxing. The things that have helped me the most have been:

0) Watching Alton Brown to get an idea of how cooking works.

  1. Installing Paprika for grocery shopping and keeping track of recipes

  2. Getting a slow cooker ^(I find the timer is worth the $30 difference) or even better an Instant Pot. See /r/slowcooking, whose recipes also work in the Instant Pot.

  3. Treating your kitchen like a workshop and arranging it to match. An IKEA kitchen hook system for making kitchen tools more accessible. Before that, I tried pegboard, and hooks but it doesn't work as well.

  4. For doing dishes that aren't dishwasher-safe, this brush is the best. The Scrub Daddy is also good.
u/JohnnyBrillcream · 20 pointsr/RedditForGrownups

You mention rice cooker, look into an Instant Pot, all in one kitchen appliance.

u/KY_Soze · 20 pointsr/budgetfood

Beans and Rice. Compliment it from time to time with some chicken or ground beef. Deal with the slight plainness of it until you can buy some spices to add flavor.

My recommendation for spices is: salt, pepper, cumin, Total Seasoning, oregano.

For sauces: A good hot sauce, Sriracha, Sambal Olek.

Splurge: Sour cream

Hit up your local asian or latino market for cheap spices, rice and beans. Generally your normal grocer will have 'manager specials' on meats... sometimes chicken as low as 0.79/lb.

Finally, to make it all so much easier, buy yourself a pressure cooker, I use the Instant Pot. Rice cooks in about 20 minutes, beans in about 35 (including time to pressure). I cook out of mine 6-7 times a week. Mostly beans and rice, but sometimes whole chickens that fully cooks in about 30 minutes.

u/HermionesBook · 18 pointsr/AskWomen

So I didn't purchase it myself but my boyfriend is getting me an Instant Pot from Amazon for my birthday this Friday. I'm so excited, it's going to change my cooking life. I do a lot of meal prep and I just know it's going to make it go smoother.

u/kdawgud · 18 pointsr/financialindependence

If anyone was holding out for a good deal on an Instant Pot (like me), it's Amazon's deal of the day today. $68.95.

Its normal price that I've been tracking is $110-120

u/TheLadyEve · 17 pointsr/Cooking

I have an Instant Pot and I just love it. It's safe, reliable, and everything I've made in it has turned out perfectly, but mine is only 6QT.

u/CogitoNM · 17 pointsr/slowcooking

No such thing as a 'healthy slow cooker', because you don't eat the slow cooker itself.

That being said, it's all about the Instant Pot. These things are awesome.

u/Trent_Boyett · 16 pointsr/slowcooking

Check out the Instant Pot

Along with sauté, steam and slow cooking, it's a rice cooker and pressure cooker too.

I've had mine for 6 months and I use it 2 or 3 times a week.

My best week was a slow cooked chicken on sunday, then pressure cooked the carcass into broth on monday, and then brined and slow cooked porkchops in the chicken broth on thursday.

u/KernicPanel · 15 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Since your lanlord doesn't allow ovens get yourself an instant-pot and enjoy delicious meals that are ready in 5-10 minutes! Much much better than a slow-cooker.

u/HairyHorseKnuckles · 14 pointsr/instantpot

DUO60 are currently $69.95 on Amazon

u/myinnervoice · 14 pointsr/RedditForGrownups

An Instant Pot is the way to go if you occasionally want a faster meal. Electric slow cooker/pressure cooker in one, very cheap and has an active fan base.

There are plenty of recipies around the place customised for this thing, /r/instantpot/ is a good place to start.

u/sumfish · 14 pointsr/Cooking

Some slow cookers have features that allow you to sear and roast and even pressure cook. Something like that would definitely give you the most versatility.
My friend has this one and loves it. It even works as a rice cooker.

u/OddJackdaw · 12 pointsr/slowcooking

Get an Instant Pot. It is a good enough slow cooker, but it is an outstanding pressure cooker, and for the big majority of what you do that is better than a slow cooker. (And if you really want to hit that $150 mark, add a cast iron dutch oven)

u/fukitol- · 12 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Canned vegetables and meat are cheap. Chicken and tuna particularly.

Frozen vegetables are better than canned and comparably priced, but obviously not as shelf stable

Chicken thighs - learn to love them. I get a dozen of the skin-on bone-in thighs for like $4. Season liberally with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Bake at 350 for like an hour skin side up. Skin will be nicely crisp, and the thigh is delicious. If you don't have a meat thermometer, get one. Pull the chicken when it temps out at 165F right next to the bone and in the big pad of meat.

Cabbage is cheap, nutritionally dense, and very good when treated properly. Get two smoked sausages (the kind in packages are fine), and slice them in half-inch slices. Chop a head of cabbage into bite-sized pieces (note: they shred it here, just chop your pieces bigger, maybe a square inch or so). Get two large cans of diced tomatoes, and some blackened cajun spice. Dice an onion and 3-4 cloves of garlic. Put some bacon grease at the bottom of a large (8qt) sauce pan and get it hot. Add your garlic, onion, and sausage. Saute that until the sausage has some crispness to it and the onions are translucent. Add the tomatoes with the juice from the can, and stir to deglaze your pan. Add 4tbsp of the cajun spice, 2tsp salt, 2tsp black pepper, stir well. Add your cabbage in handfuls, stirring every time to ensure even mixing. Stick a lid on it, and cook on medium heat stirring every 10 minutes or so until the cabbage is tender. The cabbage will release a lot of liquid, it'll turn kinda soupy. That's ok, the broth is very good. This recipe freezes very well portioned, too.

Edit: Your first place on your own will have a small kitchen most likely. Read some Alton Brown stuff to make sure you don't buy useless kitchen gadgets. One gadget I do suggest getting, however, is an Instant Pot. They don't take up much room and are remarkably versatile. Learn to use it at /r/instantpot

u/kracivaya · 12 pointsr/AskCulinary

How about both? I don't have one, but I have friends that swear by their instapots. Something like this:

Does both pressure cooking and slow cooker and more. Not sure this is the best model, but perhaps someone else can offer more specific advice on models?

u/robertpeacock22 · 12 pointsr/PrimeDay2016

It's on too, which is amazing because we rarely get sales that .com gets.

u/gomirefugee · 11 pointsr/blogsnark

A pressure cooker makes eating a diet heavy in beans and grains much easier. I'm going to shill without compensation for the Instant Pot IP-DUO which is a popular countertop multi-function cooker (pressure cooking, slow cooking, hot plate saute mode, yogurt making) you see recommended on a lot of food blogs for good reason. It's convenient because you just punch in the cooking time and let it do its pressure thing without monitoring a burner. You can cook most any dried bean variety in an hour (tastes better than canned and cheaper), long-cooking grains like barley and wild rice take about half the usual amount of time, and whole white and sweet potatoes steam up in 10 minutes. I use mine all the time to cook rice, dried beans, and one-pot dinners. Think chickpea curry, fast rice pilafs and lentils, wheat berries, risotto without all the stirring, and homemade hummus. It has been going on sale on Amazon pretty often: yesterday was down to $72 and has been as low as $69, is $99 right now (honestly still worth it even at that price but keep your eyes peeled if you're looking for the best deal).

edit: $79 today (12/20):

u/zf420 · 11 pointsr/slowcooking

For most people the best one is the one at a garage sale or Goodwill for $5. Can't beat that, it's what I did and i've had great results. If you really want the best of the best however, that's without a doubt the Instant Pot. It makes just about everything under the sun along with slow cooking. Best part is it has a stainless steel bowl so you can brown meat and get a good sear before you slow cook it, all in one pot. And if you don't have all day to cook something it's a great pressure cooker. Along with rice, yogurt etc.

That being said you definitely don't need to spend $100 on a slow cooker either. Something like This would be great, as long as 4 quarts isn't too small for you (best for 1-2 people, not for a whole family)

u/Pecorino · 10 pointsr/PressureCooking

Sorry, I actually meant it's available for pre-order! Anyway, if you use the code "ipot" it's $100 off for a total of $189. Considering their most popular model is $135, I wonder if the Bluetooth functionality is worth the extra $54.

Regarding the sous vide option: on the FAQ page they say with calibration it can be accurate to ±1° Celsius. This isn't quite as accurate as I wish it were... but I wonder if there would be a way to improve it a bit more, maybe by adding some circulator pump. Still, I'm very intrigued.

EDIT: I've emailed them and asked if the sous vide option can be turned on without the lid being fastened (in order to use a circulating pump), and if the firmware for the iPot is able to be updated at all. I'll update the thread when I hear back.

EDIT 2: It WILL work without the lid on, and re firmware:
>"There may very well be some firmware updates in the future".

u/dreadpiratemumbles · 10 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

You're welcome!

I actually have a multi-function pressure cooker (this one) and I use the pressure cooker function probably about twice a month or so, primarily to cook beans. There's not much else that I cook that benefits from pressure cooking over using the slow-cooker function, but I could definitely convert my slow-cooker recipes to pressure cooker ones. If I did that, I'd probably be using it once a week, on average. I also use a lot of the other features often, so I'd say I use the actual machine at least twice a week.

u/Sir_Edmund_Bumblebee · 10 pointsr/Cooking

Make it a smile link and you can send some money to charity while you're at it!

u/steeleb88 · 9 pointsr/amazon

Instant Pot 6 Qt. Pressure Cooker.
Reg Price: $119
Sale Price: $69

u/LegalPusher · 9 pointsr/PressureCooking

I have this Instant Pot, and it's amazing. Very easy to use. I also bought a second stainless steel pot, sealing ring, and the glass lid for other types of cooking.

It even has a yogurt function that works well. I like it because, while you can make it in the pot, there's enough room to make the yogurt in four 500mL glass mason jars. (Then I put the white reusable screw off lids on and put them in the fridge.)

u/HeretikSaint · 9 pointsr/recipes

I'm going to sound like a shill here, but the Instant Pot can also be used as a slow cooker, rice maker, yogurt maker, steamer, you can make cheesecake, and it has a solid saute function so you can brown your meats and vegetables without having to break out another pan/pot. The 6 qt model is also $99.

u/CapaneusPrime · 8 pointsr/ucla

You're an adult now, just cook. It can be tough cooking for just one person because but it's doable.

Learn some basic, cheap recipes and get comfortable eating leftovers.

Here's one for you:

Hamburger Gravy


1 pound ground beef (get the cheap stuff 75%/25%, you're a poor student)

1 1/2 cup white rice (uncooked)

1 family size can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup, (low sodium is healthier but doesn't taste as good).


I cook my rice in an Instant Pot, it's very fast, easy, and requires no supervision. Takes about 10-13 minutes depending on how much rice I'm making. I used to have an amazing Zojirushi Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker that was the most amazing thing ever, but an ex-girlfriend stole it, so... Use the Instant Pot, it's cheaper and faster anyway.

Rice cookers and Instant Pots typically come with a cup for measuring rice which actually measures about 3/4 of a cup, and the inside of the cooking vessels have graduated measuring lines showing you how much liquid to add for the amount of dry rice you're cooking.

Put the two "cups" of rice (1.5 cups actual measure) into the Instant Pot and fill it with water to the "2" line. Close it up and make sure the pressure valve is closed (I've failed to properly cook my rice too often because I am dumb and don't check this). Once everything is set, just hit the "rice" button.

While the rice is cooking put the soup in a sauce pan along with a can full of milk, any milk works but I prefer whole milk myself. Put the sauce pan on the stove, medium low and stir frequently.

Now that the rice is cooking and the soup is warming put the ground beef in a skillet. I like a good [cast iron skillet] ( myself, they're cheap and indestructible, and because of the heat transfer properties of iron they tend to cook foods evenly without burning.

Cook the beef on medium high until it's browned, then drain all the water/grease out into a Tupperware container, do not pour grease down the drain! you can seriously make life hell for yourself and your neighbors if you do.

Add the beef to the soup, increase the heat to medium/medium-high and continue to stir frequently. You want the soup hot enough to bubble a bit, but not a full boil.

By now the rice should be just about done. Let the pressure out, take the lid off, wait a few seconds for the steam to abate then, with a large plastic spoon (you don't want to scratch the bottom of the Instant Pot), "fluff" the rice, just scoop and turn the rice in place, loosening it up, and letting more steam out.

To serve, scoop some rice on a plate, ladle some soup onto the rice, season with a touch of black pepper, and eat.

The rice is enough for 2-4 servings depending on your appetite, while the gravy is enough for maybe twice that. Typically it would be enough for two dinners for me, a 6'4", 225 pound man) and my girlfriend who is pretty petite.


Beef: get the cheap stuff, depending where you go and the quality you get, this can be between $2-$5/lb. If your super poor, get a 10 pound tube of ground beef at Smart and Final for like $25, then break it up into 1 pound portions and freeze, otherwise it's about $5/pound most places. So let's say $5.

Rice: the cheapest food on Earth, and it's healthy too! You should probably plan on this being about $1/pound. Get a 10 or 25 pound bag and you'll be set for at least a quarter. Pro-tip: rice goes with literally everything. Add it to all of your meals for some good, clean carbs. Pair it with smaller portions of what you'd normally eat to get the same caloric intake but healthier and cheaper. Anyway the rice in this recipe has a marginal cost of maybe $0.15.

Soup: I think Ralph's usually has the family size can of Cream of Mushroom soup for $2-$3.

So, all in for one person, you could probably make at least 5-6 servings for $8, and it takes maybe 15 minutes to cook.

Store the rice and gravy separately in Tupperware in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Mix together in a bowl and b reheat in the microwave for 90 seconds to 2 minutes for leftovers. I prefer to make fresh rice each day, but making one larger batch then reheating it works as well.


  • You can swap the rice out for a baked potato or mashed potatoes if you're feeling fancy.

  • I've tried it with shredded chicken breast and Cream of Chicken soup, but it takes a bit longer, is a bit more work, is a little more expensive, and I don't like it as much, so I basically never do it, but you do you.

    There you go, cheap, quick, not totally unhealthy home cooking.
u/MattBooker · 8 pointsr/PlantBasedDiet

Buy an Instant Pot on Amazon. Get the 8 quart version if you can afford it.

Buy some silicone baking mats on Amazon.

Get a cheap food processor.

Then, stock up on dried beans (black, kidney, great northern, pinto, etc), dried split peas, dried lentils, dried chickpeas, and dried pasta.

Buy some better than bouillon style vegetable base. (Not a whole food, but it's used in small amounts and making your own vegetable stock doesn't seem worth it.)

Buy some frozen corn, peas, broccoli, and spinach.

If you can, buy some frozen berries for putting in oatmeal.

Buy some canned tomato products like diced, crushed, sauce, etc.

Get some nutritional yeast from the store, and if you like it, buy it in bulk on Amazon.

For fresh stuff, get potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, and sliced mushrooms. Then whatever greens you want, fresh fruit, and maybe some peppers as you need them for recipes.

From there, you can make all kinds of food in the Instant Pot with minimal effort. Chili, soup, stews, pasta, pasta sauce, burrito filling, taco filling, 'cheese' sauce, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, refried beans, and hummus.

You can find lots of recipes on youtube, but once you know the basics you can make lots of stuff.

Want to make some pasta? Toss in 3 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of vegetable base, 1lb cup of whole wheat penne, a 28oz can of tomato sauce, mushrooms, peas, broccoli, and whatever else you want. Set the instant pot to cook for 5 minutes on high pressure, and about an hour later you've got a few days worth of pasta.

You don't even have to soak beans when making them in an Instant Pot. Just toss them in, look in the manual for how long to cook them, and walk away.

It also works as a slow cooker, rice cooker, and yogurt maker. And because of the keep warm setting, you can put something in to cook, head off to class, and have a warm meal when you get back.

Pressure cooked beans and lentils taste better than canned, and the chickpeas will be softer and creamier. You'll also save a bunch of money this way.

Hope that helps!

u/mutantj0hn · 8 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy
u/darknessvisible · 8 pointsr/AskCulinary

Put the neck bones in the freezer and call up your parents and manipulate them into buying you an Instant Pot. Then you can do pretty much anything.

u/rbegirliegirl · 7 pointsr/financialindependence

Reddit loves the Instant Pot.

Do you have any hobbies where you could use some extra supplies? (i.e. camping, running, something else...)

u/YourWaterloo · 7 pointsr/AskWomen

I mean this, it's a hybrid rice cooker/slow cooker/pressure cooker.

I know I'd use the rice cooker and slow cooker functions a lot, but I've never had a pressure cooker before so I'm not sure about that part, which is the feature that makes the pricetag worth it. But it cooks beans really quickly, which would be awesome, and being able to braise tough cuts of meat quickly also seems like a great feature.

u/NRBQ_BBQ · 7 pointsr/Cooking

I'm in the same boat but I pulled the trigger because this also replaces my NuWave oven(wife's purchase long before we got together) that I ONLY ever use to incubate my own yogurt. This will save me quite the hassle of ever having to lug that thing up and down from the basement every two weeks. This and I have seriosuly limited cabinet space. This will help me out tremendously.

Also, if you live in an area that qualifies for PrimeNow through Amazon, order it through them(not the same site as amazon), get it delivered TODAY, and save another $15 if you use the code 15OFFNOW. Plus get another $5 credit for future use. Got mine for $66 including tax and delivery.

u/sunfloweries · 7 pointsr/RedPillWives

Woohoo! I've been waiting for this one. I talked in the IRC for a bit about my new best friend: The InstantPot!

If you don't know what it is, a quick run down: It's a 7-in-1 electric pressure cooker that you can use as a slow cooker, rice cooker, sauteeing pan, yogurt maker, steamer, and warmer. The only thing is won't do is dehydrate!

If you don't know what a pressure cooker does, it can essentially cut your slow cooker meals down from 4 hours to 25 minutes. For the standard "jar of salsa + chicken breast/thighs" recipe, we have shredded chicken in front of us 30 minutes after it's in the pot. So far I've made succulent pulled pork, amazing shredded chicken, and beans from dried in record time.

My favorite recipe really is the salsa chick (so simple, so versatile), and I end up making 2 pounds of it to spread throughout dinner,s my work lunches, and a little leftover in the freezer for a rainy day. It makes meal prep unbelievably easy. I haven't made a good chili or anything yet because it's summertime, but I know it's going to be awesome.

But the best part? Throwing out my rice cooker (I am a cook of many talents, but perfectly fluffy rice in a pot somehow eludes me) and slow cooker, and thereby decluttering our kitchen/pantry.

I promise I'm not a salesperson (I feel like one, I just LOVE this thing!) but here are some recipes I've tried that are simple, basic, and what I feel are the most useful with my IP.

u/rgov · 6 pointsr/RPI

Instant Pots are pretty good and this is a good weekend to buy one. This one is on sale down to $50.

u/fr1ck · 6 pointsr/IndianFood

Because I'm much lazier than these other diligent posters, I got the Instant Pot that makes yogurt. It's really easy and the pot pretty much walks you through it. Plus, this pot is a pressure cooker that is great for making all things lentil/bean. It can can things. It also acts as a rice cooker and even a slow cooker. But unlike conventional slow cookers, you can sauté and brown ingredients prior to slow cooking. If you get one, make sure you get the 7-in-1 so you have the yogurt making function. It's a bit pricey but super useful. And I'd advise that you get an extra one of the cooking bowls if you think you'll use it a lot!


u/Concise_Pirate · 6 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

The Instant Pot is a very popular combination pressure cooker, slow cooker, and more. A top seller on Amazon.

However, what she'd probably like more is some pampering -- a babysitter, a spa day, a massage, something like that. Or for you to do all her chores for one weekend. Or (if it's her thing) some jewelry.

u/nper7 · 6 pointsr/medicalschool

Instant Pot

Bose QC35 Noise Cancelling Headphones - well worth the price

Amazon Prime membership

External/second monitor

u/haironbae · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Even better than a crock pot is a pressure cooker. Perfect rice, dried beans, cheap meat cuts made tender in 1/4 of the time (10lbs of pulled pork from a $20 pork butt in 1 hour? Yup). Make yogurt, can foods, it's amazing.

I highly recommend the electric kind Instant Pot 7 In 1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6 Quart | 1000W

u/TheWhyteMaN · 6 pointsr/vegan

The best way is to purchase a pressure cooker, like this

I can cook an entire soup with dry beans from scratch in less than an hour.

u/Space_cat1776 · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Honestly, if you're going to spend more than $100 or so just get the Instant Pot - the large 8 quart should be fine for families. There's the added functionality of using it as a pressure cooker, rice cooker, etc. It has a removable insert and it's very durable. There's a reason why the Instant Pot has gotten a huge cult following so fast - you can do a lot with it. But even if you just use it as a slow cooker, it's pretty great.

However, if you want to stick with a just a basic slow cooker, this site has pretty reliable reviews and rankings in my experience.

u/kyriya · 5 pointsr/Wishlist

Aw! I'd give you some if I could! I wound up buying this for Black Friday as an early Christmas gift for me and the hubby and just let it stay in there all day. Easy dinner lol.

I'm all about easy dinners lately. Cause I'm lazy and round haha.

u/BlewByYou · 5 pointsr/keto

Whoa!!! Mind blown!! Great tip. Just went to Amazon and its one of the Prime deals, at $70 + $5 off for no rush delivery. Even check it on PriceZombie per another persons suggestion. Thank you!!! Instant Pot

u/sgwizdak · 5 pointsr/Cooking

I'd get an InstantPot. It combines a slow cooker, pressure cooker, and rice cooker into a single device.

u/Biloxi · 5 pointsr/Frugal

An electric pressure cooker. I have one and I have suggested this to many of my older friends and they seem to like the ease and safety.

As long as you put the prescribed minimum of fluids in them they are easy and pretty fail safe. The one I have not only pressure cooks, but also slow cooks and brazes. It is quick and easy and you don't have to stand over it to make sure it doesnt burn the food. The one I bought and has an easy to clean stainless insert rather than a questionable "no stick" one.

The one I am referring too is an Amazon #1 best seller. (Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker with Stainless Steel Cooking Pot and Exterior, 6-Quart/1000-watt, Latest 3rd Generation Technology)

I use mine at least 3 or 4 times a week and really like how easy it is to use (set and walk away - if you are busy when it finishes it goes into a keep warm setting) and it's easy to clean. I would buy another asap if anything happened to this one.

u/cbsx01 · 5 pointsr/slowcooking

The multi-purpose are nice. I've got a 6 quart Instant Pot that I use quite a bit but if you're just looking for a crock pot you can definitely get one for less. I've got a 4, 6 and 8 quart that I also use and they were all between $25 and $35 (US). It's nice to have different sizes for different applications. I recently did a small batch of chili in the 4 quart and have a big batch of 15 bean and ham soup going in the 8 quart that will be ready when I get home! Perfect timing because we're expecting about a foot of snow by Friday. Crock pots are perfect for winter comfort food.

u/amihan · 5 pointsr/vegetarian

Here are some ideas:

  • Shun Nakiri knife?

  • Microplane grate. This is what I use for finely mincing ginger and zesting citrus

  • Spice dabba, indispensable for keeping whole (i.e., unground) spices in a compact form factor.

  • Silpat baking mat, great for converting any baking pans into a nonstick version. I've used it to roast vegetables, bake cookies and even macarons.

  • Mandoline, self-explanatory. Great for making uniform slices or strips of vegetables for gratins or casseroles. I made the ratatouille in Pixar's Ratatouille with this!

  • Combination pressure-cooker/steamer/rice cooker/slow cooker. This is an electric pressure cooker that has the advantage of not requiring the same amount of babysitting as a typical stovetop pressure cooker. If your GF cooks with a lot of beans and lentils, then pressure cooking is something she'll appreciate.

  • Plenty by Ottolenghi features highly inventive vegetarian cooking using a wide assortment of vegetables. The book has a middle eastern emphasis, but still contains recipes from all over the globe. My favorite is the Soba noodles with mango and eggplant.
u/neuromonkey · 5 pointsr/howto

We decarb foil-wrapped packs in a convection oven at ~290. Then toss the ground stuff into an Instant Pot with a bunch of coconut oil. Leave there at low temp for 10-30 hours. Makes super mellow gummies.

Good vid, thanks!

u/murder508 · 5 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

$80 right now i bought a different version for $60 last year on a lightning deal on amazon (mine dosn't have a low pressure setting , which is pretty much only good for making yogurt.)

u/Mehue · 5 pointsr/getdisciplined

The "all or nothing" personality is something I struggled with. I recognized it, as you have, but what really made the biggest difference was making it my primary focus. The reason I never seemed to reach my goals, time and time again, was because I burnt out. I was fueling myself with the initial rush of motivation, forgetting that I would soon have to switch fuels to something I wasn't ready for: discipline. So, it's important for us to start small. Have you read "The Hobbit"?

Bilbo Baggins didn't go straight from his comfortable little hobbit hole straight to the Smaug's lair. His first step was simply leaving his hobbit hole, which he never would have done if he knew from the start that he'd be facing a dragon.

So, you need to start small. You have these goals, which are great, but they are the long-term goals. We need to break these things down into small, do-able goals that won't result in burnout. You need to leave your hobbit hole before facing your dragon.


You want to start going to the gym, among many other things. Going to the gym involves:

(a) convincing yourself to go to the gym, even on a rainy day or when you're super comfortable at home

(b) getting off your ass, into the car for ~15 minutes, into the gym where you would feel guilty for working out less than 30 minutes since you drove there, driving back home for ~15 minutes

(c) paying for a membership

Is this sustainable right off the bat? Remember, this is about building habits. We want to make this so easy that you will have no problem doing this. So start small and reduce the barriers of entry that will likely burn you out after your 2 weeks of motivational fuel runs out.

I did this simple routine. You can do it at home, it takes 20 minutes max, and all you need is a pullup bar. How much more doable does this sound?:

(a) convince yourself to get off your ass and walk 10ft to your pullup bar

(b) do pullups, pushups, and squats for 10-20 minutes

People may chime in about this program is missing this or that or how barbell squats cured their cousin's cancer. Fuck 'em. Doing something consistently is infintely better than doing the "ideal workout" inconsistently for 4 months before tapering off working out altogether. And guess what? Once you have built the habit of working out and want to go to the gym, you can!


You want to keep up with housework. So, using the same principles, start small! I mean so fucking small that you would laugh at yourself if you couldn't even do that. Turn on your favorite song and do housework until that song is over. You aren't obligated to do any more than the length of that song. Sure, you may not have cleaned the entire house, done all of your laundry, and roasted a fucking turkey. But, you may have done the dishes, or at least half of them. Again, something consistently is infinitely better than nothing. And, again, guess what!? Once you have built the habit of doing housework for the length of a song, you can play two songs!


You want to be healthier and take better care of yourself. Well, working out and doing some housework certainly falls under this. Let's address healthy eating. Again, we want to make this as simple as possible. Here is what I do that has been working really well:

Toss the following into a pressure cooker:

Meat (Choose 1):

  • Chicken breasts
  • Chicken thighs
  • Pork
  • Turkey

    Veges & stuff (choose 4):

  • Green beans/Asparagus/Cauliflower/Brocolli (choose 1)
  • Mixed greens
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Baby potatoes

    Sauce (choose 1):

  • Curry (+ variety to choose from)
  • Salsa (+ variety to choose from)
  • Marinara/Spaghetti/Tomato sauce (+ variety to choose from)


  • Garlic
  • Onion

    I don't even cut anything. If anything, I just use my hands to split the green beans, carrots, etc. Again, low barrier of entry. Keep it simple!

    At the same time, on the stove or in a rice cooker, make something to put this all on top of:

  • Brown rice
  • White rice
  • Orzo
  • Quinoa

    It takes about ~30 minutes to make a ton of healthy and tasty food. I do this twice per week.

    For breakfast, I toss 1 cup of oatmeal in a bowl, 2 cups of water in that bowl, cover and microwave it for 4 minutes, and add a tbsp of brown sugar and maybe some peanut butter. Simple, easy, fast, little barrier of entry.


    We've added quite a few (doable!) things for you to work on. You said you want to start studying programming. I would caution you to not start doing that now. You don't want to burn yourself out. Remember, start small, we're building habits here.

    This doesn't mean you won't ever study programming. In fact, what if you start now? What if you burn out in 1 month and don't touch programming again? What if this leads you to stop working out, stop doing housework, stop cooking? It's not worth it.

    So how do you know when you're ready to add studying programming? Read this. Only make 3 cards: workout, housework, cook.

    Once you are done with these 3 cards, you can create a new one for programming. But make sure you follow the same principles of starting small! Only commit yourself to 10 minutes a day. You can always do more, but 10 minutes is success.


    Enjoying this? Looking for another adventure to go on after 7 weeks of programming? Fix your sleep schedule. Make a card for light's out at : pm.


    At this point, we're getting closer to facing Smaug. You want to add another thing? Add meditating. Again, start small! Start with 5 minutes a day, or maybe less! Whatever sounds so doable that there is no way you couldn't do it. I don't give a shit if that means 1 minute per day.


    Don't feel bad if you don't fill out these cards perfectly. Remember, something is better than nothing. If you only have an X for half of those days, you've still improved yourself enormously.

    There will be fuck-ups. Bilbo fucked up, but he still got to Smaug's lair. Use your fuck-ups. Fucking abuse those fuck-ups. When you fuck-up (which you will, it's part of the process), make it a point to learn from it. Make yourself glad you did it. Didn't workout today? Do something you otherwise wouldn't have done that day: maybe go for a short 5 minute walk, or call your mother to tell her you love her, or send an email to your favorite band or author and thank them for existing, or read a short story on /r/writingprompts, or write a haiku, or tell yourself you're fucking awesome. It doesn't have to be big, but I guarentee it will be worth doing.

    Remember, the first step is coming out of your hobbit hole. There will be many, many challenges along the way. You might have to fight some spiders in Mirkwood, you might have to get in some barrels to escape some wood-elves, you might find a ring. Your life is a book, you aren't going to go directly from your hobbit hole to Smaug's lair. Along your journey, you likely won't even be thinking about Smaug's lair, because you should be focusing on the present, your 3 minute dishwashing session, your 10 minute workout. There will be a point you will look back and see how far you are from your hobbit hole. Before you know it, you'll be standing in front of a dragon's lair and realizing that back in your hobbit hole, you never in 100 years would have expected to be standing right there.

    Now go take your first step toward becoming Bilbo.
u/Icouldbeanyone · 5 pointsr/Cooking
u/luckyloolil · 4 pointsr/instantpot

I have this instant pot in 6 quart, and it's worked really well for us. Honestly haven't used too many of it's features, just saute, slow cook and pressure cook, but it has done all of those very well. It's great right now, as I am super pregnant and since it has a saute feature, I can do a lot of my cooking sitting down at my island, instead of standing at the stove. My only regret is not buying the 8 quart one for my growing family.


It pressure cooks well, I've made a whole baked chicken in half an hour, chick stock in an hour (instead of three), rice is so fast in it. I also really like that in the summer heat, I can put it on the deck, and then I don't heat my house up at all (this is actually what convinced me to get it). I mean you could do that with a slow cooker too I suppose, I just used to use my stove and oven for everything.

u/cronlord · 4 pointsr/fermentation

The Instant Pot. A true multitasker. Makes yogurt but also does so much more. Definitely worth the price of admission.

u/KuKuMacadoo · 4 pointsr/instantpot

On sale now

Just got mine for 20 bucks off.

u/HendoJay · 4 pointsr/crossfit

Instead of a slow cooker I recommend an Instant Pot. The best meal prep tool I've ever gotten, mine does 4kg of chicken in 30 minutes, 4 kg of pork takes 45. You can also use it as a classic slow cooker too.

u/idgelee · 4 pointsr/BreakingEggs

buahahaha - I thought the same thing, but honestly I'm a total convert to it now!

Here's a link

The basic gist it that it's a hot plate with a removable stainless steel lining. The top has a gasket on it to make it a pressure cooker, and you can get a different lid for it so you can use it as a crock pot as well.

Pressure cooker basically does the job of a crock pot in about ohhhh 20-45 minutes depending (not necessarily including the time it takes for the content to get up to a boiling temperature and create the heat/pressure). Pressure cookers can be a little intimidating because back in the day they used to explode a lot. Instant pot has a lot of safety features to prevent that.

Last night I made bacon and corn chowder in mine - cooked the bacon in the pot on the "browning" feature, pulled that out, and added onion, potatoes, leftover grilled corn, garlic/salt/pepper to the bacon fat in the bottom of the pan and let that cook for just a few minutes then added flour as the thickener, and a whole box of chicken stock and less than 20 minutes later had soup that tasted like it had cooked all day. I finished the soup off with sour cream/milk/cheese and top it with the bacon I cooked before and some chives - seriously amazing.

Also instant pot would've worked great for your dr pepper pork! And it likely would've taken less time than anything else. Also cooked potatoes for your potato salad in 1/4 of the time as well. ;)

This is the recipe I made two weeks ago using my instant pot It turned out so good we made it 4-5 more times since then.

And as one more "holy moly big sell" here, I take chicken breast from the freezer, put it in the instant pot with a whole jar of salsa and a packet of taco seasoning and set the instant pot for 40 minutes, and I'll have perfectly shredded chicken. :)

Seriously, this thing is a life saver!

u/lithium3n · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Instant Pot makes rice, steams food, pressure cooks, slow cooker, and even makes yogurt. Stainless steel pot is easy to clean.

u/Reddittoomuch · 4 pointsr/instantpot

My version has a metal piece there that rises up.

EDIT: I have a different model. You can see my lid on this Amazon posting

u/KetoAddict · 3 pointsr/ketorecipes
  • Low-Carb Instant Pot Clam Chowder recipe with step-by-step photos & troubleshooting
  • Low-Carb Instant Pot Clam Chowder recipe video


    Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter (57 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1 white onion, diced (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (114 g/ 4 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups diced turnips (375 g/ 13 oz)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • few sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 (10 oz) cans boiled baby clams, juice reserved (566 g)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream (360 ml/ 12 fl oz)

    Note: Every 10 oz (283 g) can of clams contains 5 oz (142 g) clams and clam juice.



  1. Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot and sauté the bacon for 4-5 minutes until almost crisp. Stir in the butter.
  2. Add onion, celery, garlic, and spices. Sauté another 3 minutes until soft and fragrant.
  3. Add in the turnips and clam juice (all of the reserved clam juice + water to equal 2 cups). 1. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the knob is in the sealing position. Press Cancel, then Manual and set to high pressure for 6 minutes.
  4. Once the Instant Pot has ran out of time, manual release the steam and stir in the clams and cream. Press Cancel then Sauté.
  5. Using a potato masher mash about half of the turnips to create a thicker soup. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Garnish with thyme and serve. . To store, let it cool down and refrigerate leftovers in a covered glass container or jar for up to 3 days.


    Nutritional values (per serving, 1 1/4 cup/ 300 ml)

    Total Carbs 9.8 grams, Fiber 1.8 grams, Net Carbs 8 grams, Protein 15 grams, Fat 36.1 grams, Calories 429 kcal

u/Ddm1963 · 3 pointsr/keto

why would you buy something you have no need for, or no thought about how you would use it. Having said this, here is what is called an Instant Pot I would like to buy, combination pressure cooker and crock pot, one appliance save space.

u/FlusteredByBoobs · 3 pointsr/AskCulinary

No idea on what's cheapish for you but there's this neat cooker that not only does rice but it is also an pressure cooker and a slow cooker. It's ridiculously useful.

u/TheAccountIWillUse · 3 pointsr/Cooking

The Instant Pot 6 Qt Duo just dropped to $67.99.

u/QuestioningGuy · 3 pointsr/PressureCooking

there are a few on amazon but they are much higher than usual pricing.

I recommend the instant-pot.
Instant Pot

It generates 12.8 PSI at high pressure(verify?) but whatever i cook in it comes out great as i use timing from
America's Test Kitchen pressure cooker
Lorna Sass Pressure Perfect
Bob Something From HSN Fast cookbook(built for electric units).

I also use a meat thermometer in case to verify safety in case the meat was somewhat frozen or not.

PM me for any questions?

u/Zelcron · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Rice cooker, electric skillet/hot plate, and slow cooker are all great answers so far.

However, an Instant Pot does all three and several other things.

Unfortunately this doesn't really get you over the dish washing hurdle, so you might just have to be that guy and scrape off as much as you can into the trash and wash your dishes in the common area, leaving as little mess as possible.

If that makes you feel any better, it won't be the weirdest thing that people see in a military dorm, I guarantee some dumb stuff will go on there.

u/AlmostGrad100 · 3 pointsr/UIUC

I have heard good things about Instant Pot.

u/travelingprincess · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Most crockpot recipes can be converted for the pressure cooker pretty easily. If you're on the fence, I'd advocate for the pressure cooker instead, since it can do multiple things (slow cooker, pressure cooker, yogurt maker, sauté function, etc.) whereas the slow cooker can only slow cook.

There are subreddits you can reference for both these pieces of equipment: /r/slowcooking and /r/pressurecooking

One quick and easy thing you can make in the PC (I'd recommend this one: is salsa chicken. Put frozen chicken in the PC, about 2 breast pieces, add a half jar of salsa, 2 T of taco seasoning, seal and pressure cook for 15 minutes. Shred, mix, stuff into tortillas and add your extras. Boom, shredded chicken tacos.

u/JuneStrawberries · 3 pointsr/keto

Instant Pot is the brand name.

u/krolahzuL · 3 pointsr/Frugal

Not just a slow-cooker, but this has replaced all my other appliances. Instapot

u/Bachstar · 3 pointsr/Cooking

I've been coveting this pressure cooker/slow cooker combo. My sister has one and has been extolling its glories. It's got a stainless steel insert so you can sear your meat before switching it over to slow-cooking so you don't have to dirty a pan beforehand. It also steams & cooks rice so it would consolidate a couple appliances I already have (slowcooker & ricemaker) as well as pressure cooking. Sis tells me it's made pressure cooking ridiculously easy as well.

u/tatiana131 · 3 pointsr/Cooking

I think this thing is absolutely fantastic. It's probably more of a basic rice cooker as per RKS1157 post, but it does so many other things so well, that its versatility makes up for any deficiencies.

For brown rice, it can probably do it in about 8-12 min, plus five cooling time.

u/femanonette · 3 pointsr/science

Instant Pot came highly recommended in an AskReddit thread a few weeks ago. It does more than cook rice!

u/LunaMax1214 · 3 pointsr/MUAontheCheap

There are a couple of variations of the Duo, though in your case, the 6 qt. model should suit your needs just fine.

[This is the 6 quart version of the one I have.] (

u/gir6543 · 3 pointsr/collegecooking

currently this $70 highly rated pressure cooker is being sold by kohl's for $56 and you get a $10 giftcard slickdeals link

instant pot is considered the 'coke' of soft drinks, they've been making their product for a long time with a lot of success.

fyi slickdeals is basically a reddit reskin, people post deals from all over and user votes get things to the front page. i dont have an association with them, i just push them because i have saved thousands since starting college. everything from toilet paper, tooth paste, tires, video games, clothes.

u/SleepyTexan · 3 pointsr/instantpot
u/lucidguppy · 3 pointsr/PlantBasedDiet

Wait for cyber monday - - if you have more than four people in your family you may want to go 8 quart though.

u/PragmaticV · 3 pointsr/vegan

I got the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker for $95 CAD during a Cyber Monday sale. Easily worth every penny!

u/ASScension · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Electric pressure cooker. For me atleast, makes meal prepping much easier. Wish I knew about it during college!

This is the one I used:

u/SinnU2s · 3 pointsr/Cooking

I recently bought an electric pressure cooker and my new favorite thing to make is bbq ribs. Throw in a slab or two of ribs, pour in apple juice/cider to the top of the ribs, hit the 'beef/stew' button. When the timer goes off, the ribs are unbelievably tender. Just take them out, lather on the bbq sauce and broil for 10-15 minutes. So damn delicious.

u/theoldthatisstrong · 3 pointsr/weightroom

As long as you're asking for stuff, skip the crock pot and get an Instant Pot instead. Reassure your fiancé that it still does the "crock pot/slow cooker" thing, but it also can knock out this pork but recipe in an hour as a pressure cooker.

u/AmyLynn4104 · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I have the Instant Pot Duo 7in1 & I love it!! I make big batches of both chicken & veggie stock weekly to freeze; I have a 6qt size & it is PLENTY big. I bought mine as a "New, Damaged Box" from Amazon Warehouse Deals & saved quite a bit. I use it a lot more than I thought I was going to so it has been well worth the investment :D

u/Oranges13 · 3 pointsr/100DaysofKeto

It's PRIME DAY TODAY TOO! Here's some of the deals I have found for keto stuff, get them while they last

Spiralizer -

Scale -

Indoor Electric Grill -

Mandoline -

Running Belt -

Pressure Cooker -

Crockpot -

Headlamp - For running at night (also great for working under the sink)

u/g0ing_postal · 3 pointsr/Cooking

A rice cooker generally avoids browning because you don't need or want to brown when making rice.

Instead, you're looking for something like an instant pot

u/Kalthia · 2 pointsr/100DaysofKeto

Good Morning!
I love my InstaPot that I got for Christmas last year. Not only can I cook a spaghetti squash in 7 minutes, but it makes yogurt and a kick ass roast.. :)

u/vapeducator · 2 pointsr/Cooking

You may save a lot of money on the Instant Pot Duo60 by waiting for the black friday or prime day sales on Amazon. It was selling for $69.99 on last prime day. Here's a price chart (it doesn't include the prime day sale price though).

u/tardwash · 2 pointsr/Paleo

What is your price range? If you can swing it, I would get the Instant Pot. It's an electric combo pressure/cooker. It is extremely energy efficient and does everything. Link.

u/brilliantjoe · 2 pointsr/slowcooking

If you have the money, I recommend getting an InstantPot. It can do everything a slow cooker can, plus it also functions as a pressure cooker. It also makes damn good rice.

You can do low and slow, or with some recipes you can use the pressure cooker mode to do it in a fraction of the time. You can make cooked beans, from dried beans straight into the cooker, in about 30-45 minutes.

I've had mine for two years and use it easily almost every other day.

Oh, it's also great for making broth and stock, as the higher temperature in pressure mode speeds extraction of gelatin from bones and flavours from meat. You don't have to babysit it either, because when operating under pressure the unit maintains above normal boiling temperature of 212F without actually boiling.

Edit: I also forgot to mention the pressure control mechanism. It's beautifully engineered and incredibly simple. The stainless steel pot rests on a spring loaded switch that's calibrated to the operating pressure of the device. When the pressure gets too high, it forces the pot down onto the switch which turns off the heating element, allowing the temperature to drop and the heat to dissipate.

u/snuffleupagus7 · 2 pointsr/1200isplenty

I got this pressure cooker/slow cooker/rice cooker /yogurt maker for $ 69 :

u/lightskinned247 · 2 pointsr/vegetarian

I have two general tips for anyone who wants to live a tasty, healthy, and affordable plant-based life:

•Make the investment and get an instapot($99): this just helps save time, money, and can really help you make meals in bulk which is huge for lunches and dinners.

•Start buying your beans, grains, and anything you can in the bulk section of grocery stores. This just saves a lot of money and helps ensure your variety and nutrition is on point.

Other than that I think everything else has been mentioned. Definitely check out YouTube, blog chefs, and what really helped me was watching cooking shows (great British bake off, mijd of a chef, chefs table, Anthony Bourdain, (essentially anything on Netflix lol), etc. Those all really help inspire you since you get shown a lot of brilliant ideas and cooking styles.

Also, good for you! It's great to see. Wish you nothing but the best of luck on this endeavor 🙏

I started when I was around 23 (27now) and haven't looked back 4+ years now.

u/poster5439 · 2 pointsr/Sino

Published on Aug 18, 2017

Recipe for Instant Pot Braised Pork Belly:

If you are interested in buying the Instant Pot, get it here: (affiliate)

Marinated soft boiled egg:

Just like the famous red braised pork belly in mainland China, lu rou fan (卤肉饭/滷肉饭, braised pork belly with rice) is one of the most popular comfort foods in Taiwan. There’s another variation that uses ground pork instead of pork belly.

Braised pork belly over rice is an iconic Taiwanese comfort food. The pork is cooked in a sweet and savory sauce until the skin is melt in your mouth soft and unctuous, making the meat even more succulent and flavorful. This is one of our favorite dishes that we hope you'll love as much as we do!

Making lu rou fan in a clay pot or regular saucepan on the stove top can be tricky sometimes. Since it has to be slow cooked for at least 1 hour to make the pork belly tender and juicy, you need to keep an eye on the water level during cooking and stir occasionally so that it doesn’t dry out and the bottom is not burnt. I’ve made these mistakes before. Also if the cooking time is too short, the pork belly will be dry and hard.

Traditionally, you can add cooked eggs to the pot along with the pork and make soy eggs, but I don’t like the overcooked egg yolks. So I make the soy eggs separately using the tare sauce from this shoyu ramen recipe for marinating soft boiled eggs.

Please make sure you read the notes at the end of the recipe for extra tips and substitution suggestions.

If you make this recipe, please share a photo of your creations and use hashtag #iceorrice on Instagram and Facebook! We’d love to see them. Thank you!

u/Pianoplunkster · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Here ya go! I would shop around, the price really ranges

u/rand486 · 2 pointsr/bjj

Yeah, beforehand, it meant I'd have to pre-plan a huge block of time for it to boil & simmer, which is non-existent. Then I'd inevitably have to make too much, to justify the time spent, and half of it would go bad and stink up my fridge before I used it.

I got one of these and never looked back. Having it as a slow cooker and pressure cooker means I use it all the time.

u/wizzerDTX · 2 pointsr/ramen

Don't skimp on the broth. This will give you PERFECT bone broth if you pack it with pork trotters and neck bones. I also like to add chicken feet. Add some celery and carrots and fill the rest up with water. Set it for 4 hours, strain it and you are done. Trust me :)

u/llelouch · 2 pointsr/amazon
u/showmm · 2 pointsr/slowcooking

I've been looking at getting a new slow cooker as the ceramic inlay for mine is chipped and cracked, just waiting to bust. So I am toying with getting a combi slow cooker and pressure cooker, which might be useful in both cases. Here's the one I'm looking at.: Instapot

u/wrestlegirl · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

We survived a brutal bout of norovirus unscathed save for an enormous amount of laundry (bedding, towels, etc) and lingering lack of appetites. Could've been worse.

The kids are mostly fine.
Had to cancel the 2yo's therapy today for fear of lingering projectile vomiting germs but I made sure to do extra therapy work with him. He's pointing on a much more regular & appropriate basis recently and he made a vague "ch ch ch" noise when we were playing "choo choo" trains today. Still has no idea what the correct answer to "where is mama?" is but it's something.
The 4yo has been a disaster since Christmas - not listening, not giving a fuck about consequences, and really pushing limits. He got sent to bed early tonight because I told him for the 3rd time "no running in the house" and his response to that was to look me in the eye, hop up on the dining room table and stamp his feet all over the surface we eat our meals. What the fuck, kid??

I'm fine. Tired, patience stretched thin, but that's normal. I've been obsessively cooking things in my new Christmas present from my mom and holy shit this is the most amazing appliance ever! I'm so ridiculously excited about it that I must now accept that I'm old & boring.

u/NerdyRomantic · 2 pointsr/Cooking

Since I've been asked, I'll go ahead and link it. It's the instant pot

My concern is that a good cook would not use a pressure cooker, but I don't even cook, so I don't know if there is any logic towards that reasoning.

u/mayan33 · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Get this: the Insta Pot way better than the crock pot.

I have been crock cooking my whole life, but this is the best darn kitchen utensil you can buy.

u/reddit455 · 2 pointsr/instantpot

I got the DUO 7 in 1

but when I was shopping, amazon was out. found one for about $80 from my local target.

now they have a 9 in 1 that's 10 bucks more.. so just get the one you can start cooking in the fastest!

(and start looking at recipes and go to the store.. so you can just start cooking when it arrives!)

if you have a favorite slow cooker recipe.. try that under pressure!

u/Ludakrit · 2 pointsr/MGTOW

Don't get just ANY slow cooker though... Get an Instant Pot.

This thing is BY FAR the single most valuable cooking appliance you can get for 100 bucks. It replaces SO MUCH other shit. It's a game changer.

u/beemer2011 · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

A pressure cooker is your best friend. I hate cooking and I bought an Instant Pot. Saves me a ton of time from cooking during prep.

u/cliffzig · 2 pointsr/slowcooking

Anyone know the difference between these two models:

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W

The price is about the same. The walmart model comes with the mini mitts thought. The model #s are different so can anyone see what's what here?

u/not_an_achiever · 2 pointsr/xxketo

People are crazy about this.

(I don't have one b/c I have a small appliance addiction and already have 2 slow cookers, a pressure cooker, and a yogurt maker, donated the rice cooker after low carb)

u/kaidomac · 2 pointsr/instantpot

I pre-ordered the Bluetooth IP model when it was first announced. I used the iOS version of the app & never had any problems with it. I was pretty excited about it & even started a sub on it (/r/instantpotsmart) a couple years ago.

However, IRL, I have not found it to be useful. Having pre-programmed scripts is a great idea & can be quite powerful, but like 99% of the recipes I use all simply rely on Manual mode. Other than that, I use Saute for browning stuff sometimes (although I prefer my cast-iron skillet & Nuwave induction portable burner) & use the Yogurt function a couple times a week to make batches of yogurt (yogurt, sweet yogurt for parfaits, plus using it various dishes like chicken salad or Indian food recipes). But that's pretty much it...mostly everything is just done on Manual (high pressure for a set period of time).

OP, my advice: buy the $99 Instant Pot DUO60 7-in-1 model:

The Ultra is $150 and the Smart is $160. Personally, I don't feel like the extra cost is justified. Currently I have 3 EPC's in my stable:

  1. 6qt IP DUO60 ($100)
  2. 8qt IP ($130)
  3. 14qt GoWise ($120)

    I had the Smart model, but I accidentally dropped it awhile back & it broke :( As far as using multiple cookers go, I split up a lot of my cooking into meat, veggie, and starch (potatoes, sweet potatoes, or various types of rice). It's not for everyone, but it makes cooking a lot more convenient for me. I recommend the 6qt DUO60 for a couple reasons: first, it's not too big, not too small. I've tried to double certain recipes (like crack chicken) & they didn't come out quite as good in the 8qt (at least, not without tweaking). Second, most recipe sites out there use the 6qt size, so it's easier to follow along with food blogs, Youtube videos, and Pinterest recipes because you'll be using the same setup everyone else has.

    I use my 6qt model the most. The 8qt model is larger & can fit more stuff, although you have to try recipes out first to make sure they scale appropriately. The 14qt is a ridiculous monster. 10 pounds of chili, no problem. Awesome for potlucks, family reunions, bulk meal prep, etc. I've used various brands (GeekChef, GoWise, etc.) and definitely like Instant Pot for quality & usability. There's nothing wrong with cheaper ones (Home Depot sells a couple models for like $50 - $60), but again, with the DUO60, you're getting a standard size with a standard interface for the majority of the recipes out there on the Internet, primarily due to the popularity of the Instant Pot brand.

    I use to have over three dozen kitchen appliances. I've cut out a lot of them thanks to the more fuzzy-logic Japanese rice cooker, electric steamer, hardboiled egg cooker, crockpot, etc. I do everything in my Instant Pots now. I've been using EPC's for about 3 years now & am constantly finding new recipes to try. Here are a few good recipe sites to check out:

    Anyway, there's nothing wrong with the Smart or Ultra models, both are great, but you'll find that most recipes use the very simple Manual mode & you can just jot down recipes in your favorite note-taking app, such as EverNote or OneNote, and just download the phone app to reference the cook times, ingredients, and cooking procedures.
u/Tajimoto · 2 pointsr/keto

I recommend an Instant Pot - I use an 8 qt. I cook a big batch every Sunday (usually double the recipe) that lasts me a week. Some of my favorite recipes:

Crack Chicken

Salsa Chicken

Butter Chicken

Chuck Roast

u/bemental_ · 2 pointsr/USMC

Insta Pot

Currently on sale, get it while it’s hot.

u/encogneeto · 2 pointsr/Cooking

The biggest question is whether you want and electric or stovetop. Many people advocate for stovetop, but I love my electric and it doubles as a slow cooker as well as a rice cooker. It also has a "brown" setting so you can sear your meat all in one pot. Personally I've had this one on my Amazon wish list for a while. It's hard to justify though unless/until mine dies.

u/cavedispn · 2 pointsr/Appliances

Instant Pots use stainless.

u/CodeTinkerer · 2 pointsr/Cooking

The classic model is and costs $70 (a few years ago, they were like $100). They cost even less around Black Friday. There are more expensive models, of course, but if you're not sure you want to spend the extra dollars (if you're in the US that is).

u/OssiansFolly · 2 pointsr/malelifestyle

If we are going to be talking food prep, then Instant Pot. Seriously, this thing changed my life.

u/RandomGerman · 2 pointsr/gastricsleeve

The great thing about prep after surgery is the small amount of food. More fits into the fridge. You cook once a week or every 2 weeks and just heat it up.

Get some containers you can microwave. I bought some cheap containers on amazon with compartments so the stuff does not mix (in case of souce/gravy) or invest in some that last longer. These

The first time I prepped I made some meat plus sides of cauliflower and broccoli. It started to smell badly after day 4 in the fridge so I had to throw it away. I should have frozen the food and not just used the fridge. I think if you don't eat it in 3 days you should freeze it.

Perfect for prep is shredded chicken (or beef or pork) or meatloaf or steak (cut in very small pieces). The shredded chicken you can mix with all kinds of tastes like teriyaki or curry... whatever you prefer. It all heats up nicely in the microwave.

Stews or soups are good too. Instantpot is your friend. I use mine for all the meat or vegetables. Especially in the beginning you need as moist food as possible. Dry chicken will not sit well and if it is in a stew or with some liquid it works.

Some stuff is just too much work to prep. I make them fresh like eggs for breakfast.

This is how I started but I got lazy. It is a lot of work to prep for 2 weeks. That whole day is gone.

So... What I do now... And that is just me. I have small 5 oz plastic cups with lids. I put the meat in there and freeze those. Or I make little meatloafs (8 loaf sheet pan) with turkey and freeze those. Vegetables I buy now in a steamer bag (I got too lazy to prep vegetables) but one steamer lasts for 2 meals. And when it's time for dinner or lunch I just grab one meat item and a steamer and am good. The meat container I have already calculated and added to MyFitnessPal App. One click and the diary is done.

Variety is important or it gets boring. And... All this is for the stage when you can have all foods. :-)

I hope you did not want to prep for the whole family... That would be soooo much work. I am single so it is easier but really... Instantpot.

(sorry for the unstructured answer but I just wrote what was in my mind and that was not in any sequence.)

u/dasg1214 · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

PLEASE don't spend near $100 on something that only cooks rice when you can get an Instant Pot instead. It's a hugely versatile multipurpose appliance--rice cooker, steamer, pressure cooker, slow cooker, you can even saute or make yogurt in it. It's been a total game-changer for me and they've gotten really popular.

u/Amuptee · 2 pointsr/vegan

Buy an Insta-pot from Amazon. It will make cooking easier for you and motivate you to keep up healthy eating. You basically chop up whatever veggies you like, add beans/legumes and whole grains like quinoa or farro, and add stock, set it for 30 minutes and go about your day. What's really useful is that you don't have to cook the grains beforehand, the pot will do that. I cook all of the time and I have great original insta-pot recipes. If you get one message me and I'll give you some meals to start with.

Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer

u/trahloc · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Personally is the best rice cooker. I own the previous gen and love it. Waaaaay cheaper than a Zojirushi too.

u/LongUsername · 2 pointsr/Cooking

> Wednesday: Yellow curry with potatoes, carrots, and spiced chicken.

> Other common dishes are "one pot" type for weekdays, such as curried lentils and sweet potatoes over coconut rice

You might want to look into a good modern pressure cooker like an Instapot or a stovetop one like a Fagor Futuro or Kuhn Rikon models.

Great for making quick curries and other "one pot" meals. We use ours all the time to make various dishes, from Spanish rice, to Moroccan Chicken, to poached chicken breasts, steamed vegetables. Also good for breaking down vegetables into pasta sauce.

Also great for making chicken stock: throw the bones, skin, and cartilage from 2 rotisserie style chickens in, cover with water, maybe a bay leaf or other herbs (no salt, there is already enough on the chicken). Pressure cook for an hour and you have the BEST gelatinous stock.

u/emodlm · 2 pointsr/BreakingEggs

It's like a crockpot and pressure cooker had a baby who learned how to make yogurt and rice, steam things (best hard boiled eggs), and sauté things.

Edit: They're pricy but usually go on sale around Thanksgiving/Christmas. I paid $75 for ours.

u/CoffeWithoutCream · 2 pointsr/Fitness

i got an all-in-one pressure cooker this one on sale for $80 on cyber monday and use it to sautee onions/add spices before pressure cooking lentils in the same pot with whatever veggies or tomatoes i have. for spices i use tumeric/cumin/cayenne. after its done stir in spinach and butter while it's still hot and you've got Dal Palak.

u/JohnnyRockets911 · 2 pointsr/personalfinance

Ah I see. You have the LUX60 v2. I have the DUO60:

Note that yes, there is now a LUX60 "v3" on Amazon, so your model may have been discontinued.

u/PaperKeto · 2 pointsr/infertility

Instant Pot! OMG Instant Pot!

It sautes! It pressure cooks! It slow cooks! It makes cheesecake and boiled eggs! It makes yogurt! It steams! It is a rice cooker!

I love my Instant Pot. Like so much. Once you go pressure cooking its so hard to go back. There is a timer with delayed start so you can put food in before you leave for work and when you come back its done! It even sautes so that you can make a crispy edge after you're done pressure cooking. I literally will make a roast in 40 - 80 minutes, depending on the size of the roast, with all stages happening in the Instant Pot (browning the meat, cooking the roast with vegetables, making gravy).

Canadian innovations that cements my Canadian Pride: the Instant Pot and the International Space Station Arm.

u/TrollingQueen74 · 2 pointsr/CFBOffTopic
u/Eyes_Of_The_Dragon · 2 pointsr/MGTOW

It is a programmable crock pot/pressure cooker. It can even delay the start.

u/noemazor · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

If you want to get a rice cooker, slow cooker, and pressure cooker in one thing, get an instapot or isntantpot, can't remember. It's awesome. Link:

Def not as cheap as just a rice cooker but since it cooks over half my meals, soups, stews, beans hella fast, huge pieces of meat in an hour, etc, it's my go to. If I moved and had no appliances, I would get that and a good nonstick pan and that's it.

You can sautee on the thing, even.

u/TheyCallMeSuperChunk · 2 pointsr/slowcooking

The product description on Amazon says: "Slow Cooker: 0.5 - 20 hours at 3 Temperatures". I'm behind this answer; the Instant Pot is amazing. I love my LUX-60, but if you're less concerned about budget, you can just request the DUO-60 instead and have a couple extra functions.

u/GlamRockDave · 2 pointsr/sanfrancisco

No, that's not really how you use the term straw man, it's now clear you don't understand it. A straw man is arguing against a conjured argument, not simply (as you claim at least) mistaking what you said.

And I did not. You said rice cookers were no big deal, I said pressure cookers were a big deal, you then ADMITTED that they look the same.

Here's the best fucking selling electric pressure cooker on the market It looks almost exactly like a similarly sized rice cooker, (in fact all a rice cooker is is a pressure cooker without locking sealed cap) the same size as the picture in the article you posted. It may as well have been the same damn device for all anyone on the sidewalk knew. It's entirely obvious at this point that you didn't know what a pressure cooker was before this thread and now you're backpedaling. And again, you already admitted long ago they look the same.

tap dancing christ you are desperate.

u/Count_Dyscalculia · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

I would definitely add cartilage into it. I would also recommend cooking it for a lot longer than 50 minutes. I'm talking hours here. Also remember to add apple cider vinegar. It helps break things down easier.

However, if you don't have the me....then I recommend getting an Instant Pot or the Power Pressure Cooker. I have the instant pot and it works wonderfully. I turned the Thanksgiving Turkey carcass into 10 cups of yummy broth. Wife hated it but the dog and I loved it. I've had wonderful success with Chicken both cooked and uncooked.

Here are a couple of websites that have good Bone Broth recipes you can use as a guideline for you.



Stupid Easy Paleo

u/TX4Ever · 2 pointsr/slowcooking

I haven't gotten one yet but it seems most people are crazy about the Instant Pot. If/when I decide to get one it will probably be something like this

u/renational · 1 pointr/foodhacks

while rks ratios are WAY off for a rice cooker, i agree that water:rice water:beans ratios are key. it's also a shame you don't invest in an electric pressure cooker. not only do they cook rice well, but pressure is far superior for doing beans. this 11psi ss model goes on sale under $110 pretty often and 6qt is perfect for single/couple cooking. what you do with the basket is boil the rice below (stupid amazon has it legs up which is upside down), then layer vegetables and a protein above to steam while the rice boils. see /r/pressurecooking for more ideas - but to repeat, if you plan to live on dry beans, do NOT buy a rice cooker as they do an inferior job of softening beans unless it's little nubs like lentils or split peas - those actually can be cooked along with your rice.

u/butterkitty · 1 pointr/Denver

I bought one of these a few years back and absolutely love it.

I couldn't figure out how to do rice well at this altitude so I went the pressure cooker route. I highly recommend this thing though!

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u/Thibpyl · 1 pointr/Fitness

Here's how I make chicken breast taste good cold. I cut it into 2-3 inch chunks and cook it in a pressure cooker with some liquid smoke. I prefer apple smoke. I just cooked 9 pounds all at once.

Just prior, I made sweet potatoes (not yams) in the pressure cooker. They came out so soft they became mashed just by stirring. Add some broccoli or cauliflower and some fat, like avocado slices or pecans, for a balanced meal that hits your macros and tastes good cold.

u/Java1959 · 1 pointr/gadgets

Ok, here are my favorites:

When you just have to know how long it is...

When you just have to see it in the dark...

When you just have to cook something, anything...

When nothing else will do...

When you need to brighten up your life...

...but would prefer to do it remotely...

... but would prefer a 3 dimensional view on things...

..if only those darn batteries would hold up...

... then again there's always that light bulb...

... or that cool solar pack...

and if all else fails...

lots more to choose from, but out of time for tonight!

u/thetownisnew · 1 pointr/instantpot

Thank you for the reply! I was reading some of Amazon reviews and some people included pictures and mentioned that the company said it is known to happen. But not sure if it varies for each product. I was looking into the 3qt duo for 2 people and maybe meal prepping.

u/b0dyrock · 1 pointr/instantpot

Creamy Lentil recipe. You'll need to stir it well prior to the machine coming to pressure to avoid the burn notice, but it's healthy and full of nutrients. It's fairly low cost too!

  • Yield: 6-8 [1x]


  • 1 1/2 cup brown or green lentils
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can coconut milk (lite or regular both work)
  • 1/4–1/2 cup water*
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Dump all of the ingredients in the pressure cooker and stir to combine.
  2. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  3. Do a quick release of the steam.
  4. Stir and serve. Enjoy!


    *Since many people have commented that 1/4 cup water leaves them with scorched lentils, I’ve edited the ingredients. I still have not had a problem with 1/4 of a cup of water and when I try it with more water, my husband thinks the lentils are too mushy. But with so many reviewers saying that they like it with more water, I’ve included a range in the ingredients. Please comment with what works for you.

u/hampired · 1 pointr/xxketo

Copying and pasting for you my recommendations to a friend the other day who is starting Keto:

Your friends:
Avocados (very good fats + potassium), eggs, butter (I think you're allowed clarified butter on Whole30), veggies, fish, coconut oil (I get this at Costco), coconut milk (the pure stuff in a box or can), macadamia nuts (in limited quantities), Swerve / erythritol, sparkling water (La croix is fantastic), decaf or herbal tea - (green tea especially is great because it helps with fat-burning, balancing blood sugar, lowering appetite, and has lots of antioxidants), Cauliflower rice - this saves me, Roasted vegetables

Suggestions/links to purchase:

Magnesium supplement I use (should also help a bit with sleep)

Potassium additive - NoSalt or NuSalt - add it to your food if you're not getting enough Potassium in your diet (most people don't) - you can probably find this in the grocery store for less $$, but I don't know for sure

Decaf green tea I drink 3 times a day - it's decaffeinated with CO2, not chemicals, and it's organic.

SWERVE erythritol sweetener - 1 pack or 2 pack

STUR water flavor drops - for keto champagne or just to add to water

Miracle noodles - they are definitely available at Whole Foods, or you can also find them at a few asian grocery stores (shiritaki noodles). These taste bland and almost gross on their own, but if you add sauce and meatballs, they do a pretty good job of passing for spaghetti if you're desperate.

Silicone candy molds for keto fudge and other keto candies - they seem superfluous, but after you try making keto fudge in a regular pan, you'll realize how much easier these are for portioning and for getting out of the pan.

And finally, the INSTANT POT - I recommend this to everyone I know. My partner and I use it multiple times a week, it is amazing, it does everything. Pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, browner, yogurt maker (also makes julienne fries!!). Seriously you cannot go wrong with this thing.

Keto Recipes:

Keto Fudge

Keto champagne

Cauliflower Rice

Maria Emmerich has an impressive collection of recipes and I've been using the sweet ones especially for a craving / fat bomb

edit - formatting

u/Strobe_Synapse · 1 pointr/Fitness

33 year old here who hates cooking checking in. While I can't give you a magic potion that will solve all your problems of eating and diet, I CAN tell you what I've been doing to solve my disdain of cooking. Buy an Instant Pot! What? BUY AN INSTANT POT WHICH CAN BE FOUND HERE ON AMAZON. I'm not kidding. It's like cooking made easy for idiots and the lazy 101. Better yet - search for "Instant Pot Dumping Recipes" on Reddit. They. Are. Everywhere. It's a bunch of shit you just throw into your Instant Pot, go jerk off for a bit, come back and BAM!! You have mostly delicious food ready to scarf down so you don't starve to death. And if you're lazy like me, you'll make sure to dump a lot in there so you have some leftovers for the next day! I'm not saying you're going to transform into that angry chef guy from TV and become a foodie, but you will most definitely take the necessary baby steps to building confidence to cook healthier meals and feel better about yourself. Good luck!

u/guineawheat · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

I have this one and it's pretty great. Also works as a slow cooker and a rice cooker. It's not huge, but great for home use.

u/tryptomine · 1 pointr/slowcooking

I believe a good one is this. Gets recommended a lot in /r/pressurecooking as well.

u/chronicseeker · 1 pointr/AutoImmuneProtocol

congrats on your progress!!

if you are looking to spend some money to make life a little easier, grab an instant pot! there are quite a few AIP recipes where you basically just dump everything inside and set it to cook. there is also an older model without the yogurt function that's $90 (i keep telling myself i'm going to make my own coconut yogurt but it has yet to happen, lol).

This recipe is a current favorite of mine. Super easy plus BBQ!!!

u/snarkypirate · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

It's a combo pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker thing. And apparently some versions can also make yogurt :)

I've heard amazing reviews, and I would really love to replace my slow cooker with something a little more multi-functional. Plus, I've always wanted a pressure cooker.

Link here

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u/Comms · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Instant Pot. It's an instant Pot now

Also an Anova and vacuum sealer for the full 360.

u/PilotKnob · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating

Instant pot.

You'll never have this problem again.

u/Cruel_Melody · 1 pointr/OkCupid

> Want a pressure cooker.

Lovin' every minute of it.

This thing is one of the best kitchen gadgets I've ever bought.

u/mangage · 1 pointr/Frugal

These electric pressure cookers that do 6 other things are amazing. In a little more than an hour you can make a week's worth of meals. While the possibilities are endless I usually just throw a roast in, spice it, brown it, pressure cook for X minutes, toss in veggies, 10 more min, done. It tastes like I spent all day on it.

u/Retrogirl8675309 · 1 pointr/Cooking

Or this... It does rice, slow cook, yogurt., as well as pressure cook. It is hands down my favorite kitchen gadget.

The one pot meal ideas are endless

u/ripjoestrummer · 1 pointr/slowcooking

I know I'm late to the party but I think I have some meaningful input for you. I purchased an electric pressure cooker on black friday, and it has completely replaced my slow cooker. This is what I purchased, and it is amazing. It has all the settings my old slow cooker had and then much more. You're able to quickly cook food if you want to and you still have all of the slow cooking and program settings you'd expect from a crock pot. Just my two cents, good luck with whatever you get!

u/sleep_water_sugar · 1 pointr/veganfitness

I have the instant pot !!! It's super great and has many other functions like rice cooking, you can sautee without the lid on and it even brings a little metal tray thing so you can steam veggies on! I pressure cook potatoes this way in under 15 minutes!

u/kakanczu · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Here's the Instant Pot link for Amazon. I would subscribe to /r/PressureCooking and they will let you know the next time they go on sale. They are well worth the money and infinitely more useful than a crock pot.

u/FlightyTwilighty · 1 pointr/DIY

Instant Pot

Wait around for it to go on sale. I got mine for around $80 on Black Friday. Then put your rice cooker and your slow cooker in the garage sale pile and enjoy bean soups and stews in 30 minutes instead of 5 hours.

This thing is all over Pinterest. There are tons of recipes for it, check it out.

(Oh, you can make yogurt in it too, but I haven't done that yet.)

u/GnollBelle · 1 pointr/antiMLM

Instant Pot - You can also use it as a pressure cooker.

u/snakeeye838 · 1 pointr/recipes

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, 6 Quart | 1000W

u/i4ybrid · 1 pointr/Cooking

I had a dinky rice cooker ($20), which had served me faithfully and just fine for a few years. Then, I got the Instant Pot ( Honestly, it saves me a lot of space in my small-ish apartment, even though the pot itself is quite large. It depends on what your needs are. Do you also plan to slow cook, pressure cook or whatever? Is space an issue in your kitchen? How are you on your finances? A $20-$40 pot serves just fine, even if some of the nonstick gets scraped off. It just depends on what you need.

I've never bought a $150 rice cooker with the smart chip inside, but honestly, do you really need to spend that for a single purpose tool? Just wash your rice. I tend to distress it a bit by mashing it up, then washing it again. I kinda followed this technique:

In the end, the rice doesn't stick to each other. If you want to make some porridge/congee, do not wash/distress.

u/KaNikki · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

here it is. They had it for about $100 on Black Friday, but I didn't have room in my budget. I'll definitely keep an eye out next Black Friday/cyber Monday though.

u/bboyjkang · 1 pointr/technology

You should briefly check out the “Instant Pot”, which is currently 2nd in Amazon’s “most wished” list of Small Appliances, and 6th in the Best Sellers List.

Instant Pot has 1900 reviews total between 2 of their models.


Their Bluetooth enabled Instant Pot Smart model was just released on the 24th.


It debuted at CES 2014, and comes with an iOS/Android app.

With that particular model, you can program, store, and activate your own customized recipe scripts on your mobile device.

>Instant Pot Smart Bluetooth-Enabled Multifunctional Pressure Cooker, Stainless Steel (To be shipped on the 2nd week of Dec.


>Instant Pot Smart is a multi-functional fully-programmable Smartcooker combining the benefits of a Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Porridge Maker, Steamer, Sauté pan, Yogurt Maker, Food Warmer and more.

>A free iOS app (Android app to be available soon) lets you program complex cooking steps in recipe scripts on your smartphone/tablet and execute on the cooker wirelessly.

A good pressure cooker can replace a lot of microwave and stove use.

It’s much faster than the stove, and it's steam and moisture, so it doesn’t dry like in a microwave.


cooking times for beans go from 100 minutes to 10 minutes.

Bean dishes are an inexpensive, healthy protein, so it could also be a good investment.

You don’t have to stir or monitor your food.

Lastly, boiling food can strip away a lot of the nutrients.

I was subscribed to the newsletter, and they emailed me an earlybird coupon code of "ipot" to get $100 off.

It’s valid till the end of December, or until the first shipment sells out.


I think that the interesting thing about the app is that you can apparently control the exact pressure and temperature, and change it at certain times.


very high heat for amount of time to get ready for sauté

get notification, and pause script so that you can sauté

sauté, and then resume script high pressure at certain temperature and pressure for certain amount of time

automatically switch to slow cook at a temperature for an amount of time.

keep warm at a temperature for amount of time.

You can see the “hold pressure”, “hold temperature”, “pause” app commands on the picture on the right:

u/sumpin2say · 1 pointr/Frugal

LOL to that last part. As a child born in the Northeast to parents who thought heat was superfluous, I feel your pain. I grew up and moved away!

Now I use AC most of the year so any appliance that throws heat is counter productive for me. There are many brands of electric pressure cookers on the market. I have an [InstantPot] ( and a [Nesco] ( The Instant Pot has a teflon non stick interior, and the Nesco is stainless. I still like my baked beans, but nine hours in the oven is a double whammy to my electric bill. The electric pressure cooker gets the same results in less than a half hour.

u/OMGBEARFIGHT · 1 pointr/steroids

You are missing the point man. You keep it as sterile as you can and then sterilize after putting the gear in the vial and crimping it. Everything you do before hand is precaution. Once the air touches it the vial needs to be sterilized. The way you are doing it is more labor intensive and costs more and you aren't getting a benefit from it except for not having to presterilze your vials. Your beakers and stirring rods and everything else still need to be presterilized before every brew so this will give you a easier method if you are using small enough beakers and not using boiling flasks to do that as well. You put the rubber tops in the pressure cooker basket at a super low temp.

I've got two of these and they have been great for the price. The others I bought were 250plus and work the same.

I put it on high for glassware for ten minutes and low for a half hour for finished products. You could go lower temp for longer on a stove top version though.

u/stupidmaninfukuoka · 1 pointr/japanlife

I want to buy this kitchen product, the Instant Pot.

It's about $100 depending on the model, has an insane 17,958 customer reviews with a 4.5 star average, seems to be quite a hit in the rest of the world. I noticed that the '6 Quart Plus' model can be shipped to Japan, didn't check carefully yet about 'other sellers' that ship internationally for the other models. But anyway, if I'm able to ship it through Amazon, is the 120V (110?) vs 100V thing a problem here?

There are sellers of it on Amazon Japan too, such as here but they're charging ¥26,700.

And one other thing, this Baratza Virtuoso grinder, any issues with using that in Japan, with the motor and all?

Of course, any recommendations for alternatives to the above available normally in Japan would be helpful too.

u/HighGradeSpecialist · 1 pointr/vegan

Do you know why (other than being a third of the price) I would choose an 'Instant Pot' over 'The Breville Fast Slow Pro Multicooker'?

I'll be honest, I want something easy to use, that's simple to clean and can reduce daily cooking/cleaning time for a 6-adult household and get hammered every sunday for meal prep.

u/ambivilententhusiast · 1 pointr/answers

Oh hey. Sorry I didn't check Reddit for a while. I have this one but I think almost all of them do the core functions of pressure cooking , slow cooking and rice cooking.

u/GreyDayGold · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I'm in the US, too. I got mine on Amazon, but I've seen them at Bed Bath and Beyond and Fred Meyer (a big grocery store in the Pacific Northwest). The link below is the one I have, but there's a cheaper version. They almost always go on sale on Amazon on Prime day (sometime in July I think?) and black Friday.

Instant Pot DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6 Quart/1000W

u/SyntheticAperture · 1 pointr/MushroomGrowers

I use my instant pot to sterilize small supplemented sawdust blocks. Works well, you can find them pretty cheap on Amazon, and they are hella useful to cook lots of delicious stuff.


u/ebrau36 · 1 pointr/Parenting

Good luck! Keep us posted. Health and happiness to you and your family. Sorry to hear about the ex, he sounds like a prick.

As for the hassle of cooking, the instant pot or a good crock pot is your best friend.

u/stevewedig · 1 pointr/Cooking

Here what I've been doing: 1 cup steel cut oatmeal, 3 cups water, cinnamon, vanilla, walnut pieces, almond slices, a little salt, set the Instant Pot pressure cooker to 8 minutes. Afterwards throw in frozen fruit, usually blueberries. (If doing banana, I put it in before cooking.) Store in 2 cup pyrex bowls. When eating I add a little milk and microwave.

This make 5 servings in about 20 minutes. Surprisingly easy.

u/nigga_fuck_yo_blog · 1 pointr/Fitness

Just wanted to add another suggestion that some of you may enjoy: put chicken breast (frozen or fresh) in an electric pressure cooker with some low sodium chicken broth and cook for 15-20 minutes, depending on preference. Shreds up very easily when done. Personally, I use an electric hand mixer to shred it up because I'm way fucking lazy. From there, add dat/dem sauce(s).

My pressure cooker

u/Noctroewich · 1 pointr/homeowners

It's a specific brand of pressure cooker that is awesome.

Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer

u/Raewynrh · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W

I love it!

u/Cyhyraethz · 1 pointr/gainit

My advise would be to invest in something like an Instant Pot and some dry beans and grains. Between beans, whole grains, potatoes, sweet potatoes, rolled oats, etc you can get a lot of calories and protein for pretty cheap and actually end up eating a really healthy diet in the process.

u/bobpaul · 1 pointr/instantpot

Or... the InstantPot Duo60 is $63 from AmazonWarehouse. These are generally items other users have returned due to minor damage during shipping (or maybe by the buyer to avoid return shipping).

u/Im_just_saying · 1 pointr/Cooking

I've only cooked white rice, and it's a five minute cook with a natural release that takes probably five minutes more. Here's the link:

I'd encourage you to also just do some web searches and read the many ways people use it. For Easter I cooked 30 eggs (to make deviled eggs) at one time and it took something like a total of 10 minutes. I have a friend who is a professional cook; cooks lots of meals for families. She has SIX pots, and she's the one who turned me on to it about a month ago. I'm pretty impressed with them.

u/spoonerfan · 1 pointr/weightroom
u/peniscurve · 1 pointr/fitmeals

I usually cook on Saturday or Sunday, sometimes both days. The last few weeks have been rough, but this coming weekend I am going to get back into the routine.

I am going to give you some advice, buy a pressure cooker. You can make something that would take 8 hours, in about 2 and a half hours. That means you can have awesome pulled pork sandwiches, with a homemade cole slaw in about three hours total, including prep time.

I mainly love my pressure cooker, because I can make my pulled pork, clean it out, then make barbacoa and if I start all of this at 8 AM, I can be done with it all by 2 PM or so. This includes making side dishes, and almost anything else I need. I'll usually clean my house at the same time, play a video game, or whatever else I might want to do. I sometimes even take a nap, and wake up to the smell of cooked meat.

u/not_margaret · 1 pointr/running

Is this it?

I've been thinking about getting one. I have a rice cooker and I have a slow cooker. Would this replace both of those? AND MORE??

u/physixer · 1 pointr/instantpot

The link is in the sidebar (this one).

Mine has both "Pressure" and "Manual" buttons (just like in the image in the amazon page).

u/AnAlternator · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

The 7-in-1 Instant Pot is a good buy - it's a middling pressure cooker, but solid for the other uses (rice cooker, slow cooker, etc.)

It's also on sale right now for $60 instead of $100.

Here's a link.

u/happybadger · 1 pointr/shroomers

There isn't really a minimum size, I've just got one of the six quart instant pots, but using half pint jars I can only fit four of them in at a time without risking one breaking. The stove top ones are slightly more technical but have a much greater capacity which makes bulk techniques a lot easier.

u/covercash · 1 pointr/CrohnsDisease

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W

If anyone is on the Specific Carb Diet (SCD), this thing is great for making the 24 hour yogurt!

u/Guerilla_Imp · 1 pointr/Weakpots

Get the one on Amazon prime day right meow!

(but seriously if you're going to go serious on a pressure cooker get something like a kuhn rikon which is way better and worth the investment)

u/penguin_apocalypse · 1 pointr/AskMen

Yeah, I was too lazy to sign in to the desktop site to link, but guess I will.

u/binderclips · 1 pointr/keto

Not sure what your budget is, could you swing a pressure cooker? This is the best gadget I own, just pop in a roast, chicken thighs, pork butt, ribs, whatever protein you like, set it, and 30min-1hr later it's all done cooking and ready to be sliced/shredded. Add to a salad with some dressing, perfect keto meal. It's electric so just plug it in somewhere (doesn't even have to be the kitchen), contains all the steam so there's very little smell to annoy your hosts, and really all your cooking happens in just the one pot so very little cleanup. It also makes fantastic bone broth.

u/sonsue · 1 pointr/Cooking

I love your attitude. Can I get your opinion on the Instant Pot? I slow cook quite a bit, would like to try pressure cooking, would use the rice cooker and would love to be able to sear stuff in the same pot I'm cooking in. Is it useless garbage?

u/NotYoursTruly · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

With my pressure cooker I can throw in a bunch of ingredients, hit the button for whichever function I'm doing, go about my business for about 20 minutes or so and bang, I've got meals for a week! Also cooks a whole chicken in about 25 minutes too.

This is the one I've got, it's the swiss army knife of cooking applicances!

u/grooviegurl · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Programmable light switches are super handly for when you're out of town and want to make it look like you're home, and if you're forgetful about turning off lights.

Keypad deadbolt never worry about getting locked out. If someone is house sitting you can give them the code and then change it when you get home.

Energy saving outlets are great for things like charging cell phones or computers and keeping your power bill lower.

Wifi thermostat. I think Nest is overrated and expensive for what it is.

Electric crockpot-pressure cooker-rice cooker-yogurt maker. This thing does it all, seriously. Pressure cookers are awesome for getting things cooked quickly so you can buy cheaper groceries (dried beans vs. canned). Slow cookers are great for tough pieces of meat, roasts, soups... They're also great in summer as they don't heat up the whole kitchen. It being multi-purpose is a bonus for kitchen space.

u/settled_down · 1 pointr/personalfinance

TLDR; Calculate cost per meal. Eating out: $10-$15 per meal. Cooking at home: $1-$5 per meal

If you're serious about cutting back on food costs, my personal take on that is all about cost per meal. This includes eating out AND cooking at home.

When eating out, I try to make sure I save enough leftover for a proper meal portion to reheat the next day. Sometimes I can stretch it to 3 meals even, but that's not very common. So now instead of $20 for one meal, you're looking at $20 for two/three meals ($10/meal or less). That one step alone would at minimum halve your "eating out" costs. I know that might not be practical for every meal you buy, but you get the gist.

Now contrast that to cost per meal when cooking for yourself. Depending on how "fancy" of a meal I'm looking to do, my cost per meal, cooking for a family of 4, ranges anywhere from <$1 per serving (for a simple salad + protein) to ~$8 per meal for a nice steak dinner (grilled ribeye + fresh corn on the cob or any other veg + creamy mashed potatoes). The steak dinner is a bit of a splurge and definitely on the higher end of the cost scale, but you'd easily spend $25+ on something like that at a restaurant.

You don't have to be a wiz in the kitchen though to start learning some basic techniques/recipes and making tasty food that you'll enjoy. Get yourself an Instant Pot - $50 on Amazon! and make some chili. Here is a perfectly good Instant Pot chili recipe - skip the step about the fancy chicken stock mixture, just use straight up chicken stock.

I won't rehash the whole recipe, but here's what you would need at minimum for a decent chili:

  • 1 lb ground beef ($3)
  • 1 onion, diced ($0.50)
  • 3 cloves garlic ($0.10)
  • 2 cans of pinto or kidney beans ($1 per can)
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes + chiles (like Rotel - $1 per can)
  • 1 packet of chili spice mix ($2? I'd usually just use my own spices but you might not have your own atm)
  • 1 cup chicken stock ($2 for qt)

    So that comes out to about $12 for all ingredients to make a literal gallon of chili! Let's just assume an 8 oz bowl per serving, and this recipe makes at least 8 servings of chili, coming out to ~ $1.50 per serving! Even if you doubled your portion because you were hungry and ate 2 bowls each meal, that's still only $3 per serving! If the thought of eating a bowl of chili for 8 meals in a row bums you out, there's so many other things you can do with chili - chili dogs, chili burgers, chili over rice, chili mac & cheese. Or simply take a break from chili and eat something else you've prepared.

    Point is, obviously eating at home is far cheaper. But the real question is just how much cheaper, and if you're serious about tracking your food costs, this is what I've found to be the most helpful for me. Yes, you should budget for weekly groceries, but it's also important to have a plan for how you're going to stretch that $50 (or w/e). It won't do you any good to focus on groceries and home cooking if you let some of that go to waste by not using it before it expires.

    The cost per meal is simply too good to beat - unless you're only eating off the $1 menu at McDonald's, in which case you probably wouldn't be having this problem in the first place.

    If you're interested in any more cheap meals or tips w/ Instant Pot etc... just let me know I'd be happy to share.
u/TromboneSmuggler · 1 pointr/AskSF

Instant Pot on a Sunday evening can make a week’s worth of way tastier meals for super-cheap. Friend cut his lunch bill by 3/4.

u/nomnommish · 1 pointr/Cooking

> Polytetrafluoroethylene

Got it. I think you are referring to the Teflon non-stick coating, right? No, the Instant Pot does not use this coating at all. The container in which you cook is good quality stainless steel. You do all your cooking in this container - you can sautee in it and brown vegetables and meats, use it like a sauce pan to boil water or soups or stews, or cook rice and beans and eggs and whatever else, or use it as a slow cooker, or use it as a pressure cooker (it is really safe as it is all electronic controls and it reduces cook times like crazy - like you could do a 5 hour slow cooked braise/roast/stew in 1 hour in the pressure cooker mode). After it finishes cooking, it will also keep your food warm.

You then take out the container when done and just wash it like a regular stainless steel pot. You can read the reviews here.

u/Paul_Swanson · 0 pointsr/foodhacks

My wife and I have been cooking rice on the stove for 8 years, comes out perfectly every time. I've never seen the need for a rice cooker.

We do use a pressure cooker ( which is pretty awesome that we use for brown rice, because that normally takes so much longer to cook.

u/tb21666 · -4 pointsr/PressureCooking

Because the Instant Pot is basically a glorified rice cooker with sidewall reinforcement at its design core, if you bother to compare/examine them both in-person, side-by-side, as I have.

The NuWave Induction Pressure Cooker is my personal preference for use with my Ti.

EDIT: Wasn't intended to be a dig or an insult. Simply a firsthand observation.

Maybe instead of down-voting because you're butt hurt someone told you something you didn't know/never noticed before, go look & see for yourselves..?

Doesn't effect the Instant Pot's performance pressure cooking overall, but it doesn't change the facts of its design, either.