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Instant Pot. Multi-function cooker (Part 5)

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25 minutes ago, rotuts said:

Im wondering if anyone have gotten the ' new ' IP :

 

https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-Multi-Functional-Pressure-Cooker/dp/B01NBKTPTS/ref=pd_sim_79_5?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01NBKTPTS&pd_rd_r=K1PWB5NK7KKH1XAN3EGX&pd_rd_w=Okgxg&pd_rd_wg=RHZQK&psc=1&refRID=K1PWB5NK7KKH1XAN3EGX

 

and

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y1MP2PY?ref=emc_b_5_t

 

it seems to have an altitude adjustment and maybe more programability

 

I guess this is why the 7 in 1 is down to $ 99

 

 If something happened to my current version I would certainly want to buy the new one but at the moment I just don't see where I would personally benefit much from the added functionality.  

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ditto

 

IO have to look up   ( in the red book )

 

times for eggs , potatoes etc

 

its not that hard to do

 

perhaps the programing capabilities might take care of that w the new one ?

 

Im guessing the new one has a much updated software and interface

 

but the 7 - 1 can do all that the new ones do , w manual control

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27 minutes ago, rotuts said:

ditto

 

IO have to look up   ( in the red book )

 

times for eggs , potatoes etc

 

its not that hard to do

 

perhaps the programing capabilities might take care of that w the new one ?

 

Im guessing the new one has a much updated software and interface

 

but the 7 - 1 can do all that the new ones do , w manual control

 Exactly. 

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Finally got around to using the stacked steamer/tiffin insert. I think I'm going to like this creature.

 

Ingredients for butter chicken, in one pan, basmati rice in the other.

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Stacked and ready. I set these on a trivet, although their rack has little feet that would hold it up a bit. Comes almost to top of pot.

 

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Stacked and ready to go in the pot.

 

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After 10 minutes manual high pressure, 20 minutes NPR (because I was doing something else).

 

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Finished product. A tad too salty. Other than that, decent. Rice was just a teeny bit too al dente for my tastes, ditto chicken (it was frozen when I put it in). I might perhaps go 12 minutes next time. I'll cut the salt and finish the sauce with a bit of honey; I like that sweet taste like I get from the takeout place.

 

 

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Instant Pot Porcupine Meatballs - did not brown the meatballs before cooking - Manual, High Pressure for 15 minutes, Natural Release for 15 minutes. Very happy with the results. Plated meal on the Dinner Topic.


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I have Made A Discovery. 

 

I have been making yogurt using dry milk powder for a year. My standard ratio I s two cups milk powder to eight cups water.

 

Today as I was making my weekly batch, I thought, why add eight cups water when you're going to strain it to thicken it when it's done, anyway? So I used only 4 cups water with two cups powder.

 

Luscious, creamy yogurt. No need to strain, just poured off the little bit of separated whey.

 

Anxious for breakfast.

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Update: No discernable difference in flavor, but a discernable difference in creaminess. This is exceptionally creamy yogurt. Will do this from now on. I guess the yogurt strainer is relegated to ricotta.

 

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I liked this article from the WSJ: Can the Instant Pot Cook as Well as Julia Child?

 

Not sure if there's a paywall, so my summary:   Article author buys Instant Pot, uses it for a few braises and beans and stashes it on the shelf.  She gives a fair assessment of the units strengths and weaknesses but is seemingly bored with ..." the economy-focused advice and down-home recipes dispensed on message boards and blogs."  She decides to revisit the IP and brings it along to a family vacation where she boils eggs, makes a quick strawberry compote and finally puts together a full dinner from Julia Child's “Mastering The Art of French Cooking” (links to the IP-adapted recipes are in the article):
Homard à l’Americaine (Lobster with Wine, Tomatoes, Garlic and Herbs)
Soubise (Sweet Onion Risotto)
Ratatouille (Eggplant Casserole With Tomatoes, Onions, Peppers, and Zucchini)
Gâteau Reine de Saba (Queen of Sheba Cake)

 

Conclusions:

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With the Instant Pot, this really rather grand meal had come together with minimal sweat, figuratively as well as literally.

Will my Instant Pot face many more bouts in this weight class? Probably not. But it’s nice to know how far I can push it. And I’ll never again head to the beach without it.

 

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I saw this recipe and wondered, does anyone think this would make a good macaroni salad?

I've only ever used CI's 'Modern Macaroni Salad' (or similar).

Do you think this would work, and, would it be good?

 

https://www.pressurecookingtoday.com/pressure-cooker-amish-macaroni-salad/print/


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I'm an instant pot user and pleased with it.

 

However I'm allergic to eggs so I would omit them from the above recipe. 

 

So I have to ask, is this an efficicient use of this machine to cook 1 1/2 cups of pasta?

 

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I just impulse-bought one on Amazon Prime Day - hooray!  I do not have a square inch to put it anywhere in my kitchen. Finding a spot for it will be interesting.

 

Anyway, what's the first thing I should make with it? Something simple, to get a feel for it.  Curry? Stew? Beans??

 

When I have a bit more time, I will be combing through the all the Instant Pot topics.

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@Beebs  

 

what are your views on Potato Salad ?

 

you iPot the eggs

 

you iPot the potatoes

 

hopefully  Pressure- Steamed  

 

i.e. above the water 

 

then cool

 

best P.S. Ive ever made.

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an add-on item that 

 

revolution-izes  the

 

iPot

 

is a steamer basket

 

I have one gifted to me

 

and this one :

 

https://www.amazon.com/RSVP-Endurance-Stainless-Steel-Basket/dp/B007SPKR8U

 

I do have this

 

and use it for straining

 

lower down on this URL

 

a genius suggested that you do not need to snap off the

 

butter-fly handles 

 

just bend them

 

nice id say

 

a basket for pressure-steaming

 

above the one cup of water

 

is just soooo soooo much better

 

for many things.


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@rotuts  stop with your Amazon links, I'm buying too much stuff! Just kidding, I'm buying good stuff.


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Best Suff !

 

eG's has 5 - 10 links on all that stuff !

 

each and every one !

 

good reading 

 

Id say

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I passed on the amazon prime day IP.  I'm still not convinced it would do something new for me.  Your mileage may very.

 

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It arrived!! :wub: 

Sadly, I won't be able to bring it home till the weekend, as I don't have the car and I had it delivered to my office. It'll give me time to look up stuff to make in it. So far, DH has requested Taiwanese Beef Noodles.  But I'll likely start with something simple like chickpeas or rice, to break it in.

 

Still haven't found a spot for it, but DH wants to get rid of our rice cooker and put the IP in its spot, which I am loath to do. Rather fond and sentimental about it. 

 

Popular item - our postal carrier said she'd already delivered 3 IPs in this block alone!


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"" she'd already delivered 3 IPs in this block alone ""

 

nice !

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We are currently enjoying running out to the garden, finding potatoes around the dried potato plants, scrubbing off the skin and steaming in the IP.  So wonderful, all the potato flavour retained.

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2 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

Not sure if this has been mentioned here but it appears the Instant Pot people plan to introduce a mini 3qt Instant Potir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B06Y1YD5W, currently priced at $69 on Amazon.com (CDN$89 on Amazon.ca)

Blogger "This Old Gal" has a review up on her site  with some comparison photos.

 

Please don't do this!   I don't need another one. Not even a baby. But.....

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I see that Amazon is now selling a 3 quart mini Instant Pot.  Any plans to buy one?

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2 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

I see that Amazon is now selling a 3 quart mini Instant Pot.  Any plans to buy one?

 

From the previous post, it doesn't sound like @Anna N would turn one down!

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I don't see the mini on Amazon US, is It only avaiable in Canada?

 

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