Three Reasons to Start Cooking with an Instant Pot

The modern take on your grandmother’s laborious way of preparing meals can help you whip up amazing recipes in a fraction of the time.

Instant Pot
Instant Pots are one of the most unique and useful appliances to enter kitchens in a long, long time.Instant Pot

Instant what? Instant convenience, that’s what—although at first it might not seem that way with the controls looking a bit like those on an F-35 fighter jet. They’re easily mastered, though, and soon you’ll be using your Instant Pot like a pro. With your Instant Pot-style cooker you can set up your meal and forget about it while it cooks. If you’ve never owned an Instant Pot or want to upgrade from the first generation of products, here are a few things to keep in mind as you shop.

Set and Forget

Instant Pot Duo 80 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer
This popular model features one-touch programming with an eight-quart capacity.Instant Pot

It’s why you always loved a slow cooker in the first place—set up the meal in the morning, cook on low all day, and your meal is ready and delicious (and oh so tender) by dinner time (supper time if you’re from the midwest).

Cook Almost Anything

Ninja FD401 Foodi 8-qt. 9-in-1 Deluxe XL Cooker & Air Fryer-Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
This model also includes a dehydrator function.Ninja

Make Mac and Cheese? You bet. Pot pies, soups and stews, buffalo wings, cheesecake (we are not making this up), applesauce, and corned beef—an Instant Pot can do it all. The recipe list is endless and Instant Pot cookbooks are everywhere.

It’s Wireless

Instant Pot Smart WiFi 8-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Use your phone to remotely monitor and control cooking with this Instant Pot.Instant Pot

WiFi enabled cooking controlled and monitored via your phone or tablet? Who knew? Apparently Instant Pot did with this 8-function model. You can access recipes via a smartphone app, which also pairs with Alexa for voice-controlled commands.