People all over the United States are falling in love with the Instant Pot. If you’re not familiar with this new small kitchen appliance, you soon will be. In fact, the Instant Pot community Facebook page has almost 400,000 members. From tips and tricks to easy recipes, you’ll find it all right there. Is the Instant Pot the next big thing or just a passing fad? We’ll give you our take below. For the most affordable event catering, Raleigh NC has to offer in 2018, look no further than Catering by Design. We’ll save you time and money.
The Instant Pot is a device that combines an electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and slow cooker all into a single unit. You can cook just about anything in the Instant Pot and two of the versions currently sit on Amazon’s top 10 list for kitchen gadgets. The Instant Pot isn’t really that new. It came on the market back in 2009. However, it really started becoming a hit in 2016 when 215,000 units were sold during Amazon’s Prime Day alone.
One aspect owners really love about the Instant Pot is that it’s almost considered to be a smart device and way safer than a traditional pressure cooker. It has many safety and self-regulating features. These include sensors that constantly monitor the device’s pressure amounts and temperatures. Using the Instant Pot is as simple as plugging it and pressing the button.
It’s extremely user-friendly like a normal slow cooker but cooks food so much faster. You no longer have to sit around for 6 – 8 hours waiting like you have to do with a regular slow cooker. In fact, it can cook an entire pork shoulder in 90 minutes, spare ribs in 20 minutes, and lamb shanks in 40 minutes.
About the only drawback to the Instant Pot is that you do have to give it time to get steamed and heated up. This can take anywhere between 15 – 20 minutes based on reports. I currently do not own an Instant Pot, but several of my friends do … and they rave about it. I know I’ll be getting one soon, so be sure to keep check on the blog for a future follow up post. If you’re still searching for affordable Raleigh catering, keep reading to see why you should call Catering by Design. We can help you with big savings.
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