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You Don’t Have to Drain These Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

One of my favorite things to cook in the Instant Pot (or any pressure cooker) is root vegetables that would otherwise take much longer. Potatoes most certainly fall into this category, especially since you can make perfectly creamy mashed potatoes entirely in the Instant Pot, no draining required.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Make This Vegan, One-Ingredient Caramel Sauce In Your Instant Pot

Transforming a can of sweetened condensed milk into a rich caramel dip using either your slow cooker or pressure cooker has long been a favorite trick of mine. There’s no mixing or measuring, but there is (obviously) a lot of dairy. This may seem to leave our vegan and lactose-intolerant friends in the caramel-less…Read more… […]

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Just How Multi-Functional Is the Instant Pot’s Multigrain Function?

Friends and family ask me if they should get an Instant Pot all the time, and my answer is usually a big, fat shrug. If you’ve never had one before, an Instant Pot will change your life—but so will any other pressure cooker.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Instant Pot Buffalo Wings Are Fast, Easy, and Very Good

My fellow Americans, the annual Final Handegg is upon us. I’m a simple, soccer-loving girl from upstate New York, and as such, I have simple tastes: this Sunday, I would like to eat my weight in Buffalo wings, ruthlessly ogle some be-Spandexed butts, and—God willing—see Tom Brady cry big, fat tears of shame on…Read more… […]

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How Using A Pressure Cooker Changed My Life

Far too many writers, marketers, promoters and other spinsters use the “changed my life” formula when they have something to promote. As a result, we tend to get cynical whenever someone says something changed his life. Yeah, sure—and how much is your fee? But this time, it is true. A cooking utensil I had overlooked […]

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What Your Instant Pot Buttons Mean

The Instant Pot is user friendly in so much as it is a very safe, self-contained, all-in-one multi-cooker, but its user interface is not exactly intuitive. There are a lot of buttons, and trying to intuit what they do exactly can make one feel a little … pressured.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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When to Use Natural and Quick Release When Cooking With Your Instant Pot

The Instant Pot is a table-top multi-cooker with a lot of functions, but its pressure cooking ability is what makes it indispensable for making flavor-packed soups, collagen-rich cuts of meat, and even custardy cheesecakes in super short order. It does, however, have a bit of “black box” mystique about it; food goes…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Make Cheesecake for Two In Record Time With Your Instant Pot

Cheesecake is one of my favorite sweet things on this earth but, as a household of one with an occasional lactose-intolerant visitor, I’m not in the habit of making whole cheesecakes for the home. There is, however, a way to make just enough cheesecake for two (or one, twice) in an Instant Pot, and it […]

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Save Time and Stove Space by Making Soup in Your Instant Pot

A warm bowl of creamy squash-based soup is a welcome beginning to any meal that takes place during the colder months, but something about it feels downright luxurious on Thanksgiving. A soup course on Thanksgiving has always seemed a bit too aspirational, though, partly because I’ve never eaten that particular meal in…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Cook Multiple Things in One Instant Pot Through the Clever Use of Trivets

The Instant Pot may be a multi-cooker, but most of its functions focus on one food at a time, often to excellent results. This is fine, but you can actually cook two distinct foods—say, a meaty main and a starchy side—in your Instant Pot at the same time. You just need a trivet.Read more… Continue […]

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How to Cook a Single Cup of Rice in Your Instant Pot

I am a big fan of my Instant Pot. With this multi-function wonder, I can make perfectly peelable eggs, fluffy rice, and super-flavorful stock, and I can do it in very short order. It’s also a great tool for making large batches of pretty much anything but, as someone who lives alone, I don’t always […]

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