Have You Heard Of The Instant Pot ?
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Instant Pot by now. Even if you aren’t sure just what an Instant Pot is, you’ve probably heard the name.
We are going to explore what an Instant Pot is so you can better determine if it is a kitchen appliance you would like to add to your collection.
Psst. I’ve done my research and added it to my own kitchen already.
Did You Know?
For starters—it is a Canadian invention!
Yup, leave it to the Canadians to discover a new way to cook food that is not only faster, but also more economical on electricity usage. It was invented in our nation’s capital city, Ottawa by a couple of ex-Nortel employees. After 18 months of tinkering on it, in 2010, they were ready to reveal the first countertop version of an electric pressure cooker.
Since then they have released other models that go beyond just pressure cooking. Now you can saute too, which makes it a one pot cleanup. And hey, who really likes doing more dishes than you have to?
Their 7 in 1 model allows you to even make your own yogurt. Hmm, what will these Canadians think of next? Bluetooth enabled is already available on some models.
Although, among Canadians, it has been a pretty quiet reveal of this ingenius device, our neighbors to the south in the United States have been buying them up like hot cakes!
As a result, more and more Canadians, as cautious as we may be at times, are becoming aware of this wonderful invention.
Hot New Cooking Appliance
The Instant Pot has been the hot NEW cooking appliance for the past few years. In fact, the company is now on its 3rd model, making each one better than the last. Over 215,000 Instant Pots were sold in one day on an Amazon Prime Day sale.
Chances are that you’ve started seeing it:
- on the shelves of your local superstore,
- on Amazon,
- or maybe you’ve come across one of the many:
- blog posts,
- social media posts,
- or forum posts.
Articles that all seem to be singing the praises of this fresh take on the old-fashioned pressure cooker.
A New Twist
I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of a pressure cooker, but to be perfectly honest, it’s always scared me. The idea of a pressurized cooker on my stove top left me fearing an explosion. So, to be honest, I’ve never even tried the old fashioned conventional pressure cooker.
But the Instant Pot is the perfect solution for people like me, who like the idea of cooking a tender roast in a fraction of the time that it takes in the oven or even my slow cooker. All without the fear of blowing up my kitchen too. Don’t know about you, but that certainly would not make for a good day at any time.
So if you are as busy as me, and you want to have the reassurance of safety too, the Instant Pot might be just what you are looking for.
As A Result, Pressure Cooking Is Making A Comeback
While our mothers and grandmothers were comfortable using a stove top pressure cooker, most women of this generation have been intimidated by the hissing and the potential risk of having it blow up. Because of this, pressure cooking has fallen out of favor in the last few decades.
All that has changed with the arrival of the Instant Pot –
- a self-contained,
- counter top sized,
- electrical pressure cooker
- with plenty of built in safety features.
- It is as simple as plugging in your kettle,
- reducing the utility costs, as well as the risk.
With the added benefit of the promise of being able to cook a meal in 3 to 10 minutes of pressure cooking, it is no surprise that this new electric appliance is quickly gaining a large fan base. Including me!
Instant Pots are flying off the shelves, and you can find plenty of fans online who share their favorite recipes, tips, and adaptations on blogs and popular Instant Pot Facebook groups. In fact, keep watching here at Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs as we help EMPOWER you towards a HOPE and a FUTURE with your Instant Pot.
So What Is An Instant Pot?
The Instant Pot is a self-contained unit that sits on your counter top and plugs into an ordinary electrical outlet. It takes up about as much space as a rice cooker or a small slow cooker.
The Instant Pot is a smart pressure cooker that’s controlled through a digital interface. You tell it:
- how long you want to cook your meal under pressure,
- set the timer
- and you’re good to go.
- It automatically brings up and holds the pressure at a safe level
- and will not allow you to open the pot while it’s pressurized.
This makes it as easy to operate as a microwave.
And its sleek looking design looks so sharp in your kitchen too. Why shouldn’t your kitchen appliances look pleasing to the eye as well as offering great functionality.
Wildly Gaining Popularity
As a result, it is not surprising then that this new take on an old kitchen tool is quickly gaining popularity.
The cooking is very hands-off.
You simply set it, and then walk away until your food is ready.
It has all the advantages of using the slow cooker, but takes a fraction of the time. Making the Instant Pot the perfect way to get a home cooked meal on the table fast. Cooking of the future, here and now!
Now when someone asks you if you’ve heard of the Instant Pot, you can say yes.