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Old 06-26-2018, 11:12 AM   #1
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Instant Pot sale

FYI - Amazon has the 6 qt instant pot duo on sale for $90 for the next 14 hours or so.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NBKTPTS/
I know many have talked about this device here in the past. I'm a big fan and use it most nights to cook rice, potatoes, beets and beans in addition to one pot meals (soups and stews). It does a great job with surprising foods (cheesecake! baby back ribs...).

I've been waiting for a sale and this will be a second cooker for me (I often want to cook two veg or rice and...)
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FYI - Amazon has the 6 qt instant pot duo on sale for $90 for the next 14 hours or so.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NBKTPTS/
I know many have talked about this device here in the past. I'm a big fan and use it most nights to cook rice, potatoes, beets and beans in addition to one pot meals (soups and stews). It does a great job with surprising foods (cheesecake! baby back ribs...).

I've been waiting for a sale and this will be a second cooker for me (I often want to cook two veg or rice and...)
Can you recommend a baby back rib recipe for the instant pot ?
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:33 AM   #3
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I use a (slightly) modified version of this recipe for baby-back ribs
https://www.dadcooksdinner.com/press...aby-back-ribs/
to make it less sweet.

My ingredient list is:

• 1 meaty slab baby back ribs
• ½ cup water

Barbecue Rub
• ¾ tablespoon paprika
• ½ tablespoon chili powder
• ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
• ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
• ⅛ teaspoon dried thyme
• 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Barbecue sauce
• ½ tablespoon honey
• ⅛ cup cider vinegar
• ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
• ½ tablespoon soy sauce
• ½ tablespoon Srirachia sauce

But the prep and cooking are the same. I'm sure you'll enjoy either version. The pork is melt in the mouth tender!
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:07 PM   #5
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Thanks for the heads up! My wife has been wanting one of these and I told her I would only get one for her if it was on sale. Ordered!
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https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-L...dp/B07C944DCG/

We have the 3 qt version and find that it is perfect for 2 people.
https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-D...dp/B06Y1YD5W7/
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On a related note, I've found a lot of Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker recipes around the web are somewhat hit-or-miss and it's hard to tell the good ones from the others. I went looking for e-books from the library (which turned out to be a great way to try out cookbooks) and ended up buying these two. Both are well written with professionally tested recipes and I've been enjoying using the Instant Pot much more since getting them.

Dinner in an Instant by Melissa Clark

Multicooker Perfection by America's Test Kitchen

edit: fixed link to point to the right ATK book
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Old 06-26-2018, 02:54 PM   #9
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I was intrigued and bought an Instant Pot around a year ago. It's been a good purchase... one of those kitchen items that actually gets used, at least several times a week. I make hard boiled eggs in it all the time. Last week, I steamed a spaghetti squash and it came out great. Still experimenting.
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:03 PM   #11
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Thank you! I have been thinking about ordering one of these, and this motivated me!
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I think one of the biggest problems with instant pot is people trying to do things with it that they could do better with other impliments.
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I have a 6 qt and a 3 qt, and DH came home from a guys lake trip saying we need an Ultra Instant Pot so we can cook steaks sous-vide steaks. Dude, we downsized and I don't have room for three of anything anymore, particularly Instant Pots. They take up a lot of space, especially when you buy every gadget made for them.


I do love cooking in them though. For me, it's been pretty foolproof, and I can be a real fool in the kitchen.


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I can vouch for my IP. The one on sale has the fancier electronics, but it's still a pretty good deal.

I like it for rice (I wouldn't get it if I had a rice cooker, however), eggs, yogurt, and soups/stews. Know that although recipes will say something takes, say, five minutes, the total time will be more like 20-30 counting the time it takes to heat up and cool down. It's time unattended, though.

Eggs are worth it IMO because they peel very easily and don't come out with green yolks. Making yogurt is trivially easy and is much cheaper and better than store-bought. Not counting the cost of the IP, obviously.
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From the title I thought this thread was about some fast growing cannibis plant.
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Can you recommend a baby back rib recipe for the instant pot ?

Smoke the ribs, and the pot...
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Smoke the ribs, and the pot...
Just don't forget about the fact that you have ribs in the smoker, dude.
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On a related note, I've found a lot of Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker recipes around the web are somewhat hit-or-miss and it's hard to tell the good ones from the others. I went looking for e-books from the library (which turned out to be a great way to try out cookbooks) and ended up buying these two. Both are well written with professionally tested recipes and I've been enjoying using the Instant Pot much more since getting them.

Dinner in an Instant by Melissa Clark

Multicooker Perfection by America's Test Kitchen

edit: fixed link to point to the right ATK book
Dadcooksdinner is a good site - the recipes have been reliable.
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We don’t have room for these large kitchen tools. We don’t like clutter and have a smallish kitchen. The only things on the counters are our Nespresso machine, some pods in a rack, our knives, a banana hook, and paper towels. As much as I’d probably enjoy experimenting with this, we’ll have to skip it.
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Thanks for this.. (I'm a sucker for Kitchen appliances) Got my IP yesterday, will try it out this weekend. Also found several cheap Kindle IP recipe books.
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