My mom has had a stovetop pressure cooker for years. After seeing other food bloggers fall in love with their Instant Pot, I bought myself one. Best decision ever — I’ve fallen in love with it after having it less than a month.
It’s a multi-cooker, capable of completely replacing your pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker/porridge maker, sauté/browning pan, steamer, yogurt maker and stockpot warmer. Most importantly, Instant Pot cooks meals faster with less energy while preserving more nutrients.
I’ve used it to make perfect rice (yes, brown rice too) which is difficult at this altitude. I made bone broth in 1/4 of the time, soup in half the time, a perfect stew with tender meat, yummy chili, steamed potatoes in half the time. It’s become my new work-horse appliance. I plan on using it for beans, oatmeal and, who knows, I may even try to make my own yogurt!