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Old 06-19-2016, 06:26 PM   #21
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Andy, I got the six-quart size. It works fine for me.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:51 PM   #22
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Andy, I also have the 6 quart Instant Pot and it is more than adequate for the two of us plus guests. I've had it about three years and haven't found anything that I need that it can't handle..
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:12 PM   #23
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Seeking out more info on the InstantPot from those that have them?

Mr. Munky had me looking at these on Amazon last night.

My old faithful crock pot had been deemed unfit to use anymore.

The Nija Multi cooker I bought is now unreliable. That was a short lived item.
I used it often. Several times a week. It now shuts itself off.Cooking something over night is out of the question.I don't trust it.

If I bought one it would most likely have to be the 8qt. Living in a house of men, well.... They eat!

I like that it's stainless steel. Other than that I've never used a pressure cooker before. Still on the fence about it. Cooking quantities has me stumped. I do forget to take something out of the freezer for dinner. That doesn't happen often. Mostly when I get really busy. These guys are tough graders. They want a real dinner. Would buying additional insert pots be a wise thing to do?

What's been the pro's and con's with your pressure cookers?

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Old 01-02-2017, 01:32 PM   #24
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I got the 6 quart 7-1 Multi-function Instantpot on Black Friday. Amazon had it half price.

I've made yogurt once, pot roast twice and smoked ham hocks for split pea soup. They all turned out fantastic!! I cook for four people and no complaints so far. Just don't fill it above Max fill line and if cooking beans you need to leave extra room because they expand and foam.

I am still experimenting and looking for recipes, tips, tricks and techniques from people who own one of these.

I think if you need to replace an old crockpot unit this is a very good investment due to its multifunctional capacity.
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:53 PM   #25
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GG has one, she loves it. I am trying to resist, but find myself weakening.
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:58 PM   #26
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The recommendations are to fill a pressure cooker to no more than 1/2 to 2/3 full, depending on what you are cooking. I don't know how much food you need to make for your army, but keep the capacity in mind.

I bought an eight quart Fagor stovetop pressure cooker, based on ATK recommendations. With 20:20 hindsight, I think I would have been further ahead with an electric. You have to keep an eye on the cooker to make sure pressure is maintained, which can be kind of a nuisance for things with a longer cooking cycle. I gave my daughter an Instant Pot for Christmas, and I'm waiting to hear back on how she likes it.
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GG has one, she loves it. I am trying to resist, but find myself weakening.
I would love to get one, but we have had to make a rule - find a place for it before buying it. My kitchen is now so crowded that I would have to get rid of stuff before I bought new stuff. Hmm, that would probably be a good idea.

I'm already looking for space for one of those soft drink machines and a vacuum sealer.
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:21 PM   #28
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Yes, the nice thing about the IP is that you can pretty much set it and forget it. You can sauté aromatics and veggies to start, then add liquid, meat, beans, peas, and sturdier veggies, then set the timer and let it go. It automatically switches to Warm mode when the time is up. If you want, then you can remove the meat and vegetables and put it on simmer to reduce the sauce.

It's great for any kind of braise, bean and pea soups and stews, hard boiled eggs, and steamed vegetables for a mash or purée.

I haven't tried this, but there's a technique for making pasta and sauce at the same time.

People also do pot-in-pot cooking, where they put different foods in different dishes and then stack them inside the pot, so they cook at the same time but not together.

It's very versatile and there are a few really good websites with recipes and tips.
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Yes, the nice thing about the IP is that you can pretty much set it and forget it. You can sauté aromatics and veggies to start, then add liquid, meat, beans, peas, and sturdier veggies, then set the timer and let it go. It automatically switches to Warm mode when the time is up. If you want, then you can remove the meat and vegetables and put it on simmer to reduce the sauce.

It's great for any kind of braise, bean and pea soups and stews, hard boiled eggs, and steamed vegetables for a mash or purée.

I haven't tried this, but there's a technique for making pasta and sauce at the same time.

People also do pot-in-pot cooking, where they put different foods in different dishes and then stack them inside the pot, so they cook at the same time but not together.

It's very versatile and there are a few really good websites with recipes and tips.
Have you posted these links?

I am still new with the IP but I LOVE IT so far!!

I've made mushroom saffron risotto in a regular pressure cooker. I can't wait to use the IP to make it.

I love the fact that this is a multifunction unit.
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Old 01-02-2017, 03:46 PM   #30
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I thought I had, but here you go:

- www.pressurecookingtoday.com
- www.hippressurecooking.com
- http://www.seriouseats.com/tags/pressure%20cooker
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