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Instant Pot. Multi-function cooker (Part 5)


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On the topic of iPot, and i didn't really want to start a new thread, Does anyone know the sweet spot for boneless skinless chicken thighs seared, then braised in the iPot where its between chop and pull? Google recipes are a mixed bag. I am debating between 10-15 minutes. I think anything less or more will result in not enough to pull or too long to chop

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I cook a lot of boneless chicken thighs in the Instant Pot, but I hardly ever sear them first. When I cook them raw, I find 13-14 minutes with quick pressure release gets them to the point where they're shreddable, but not falling apart. Maybe subtract a couple minutes if you're searing first.

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Does anyone use their Instant Pot for canning? My Instant Pot is the Ultra which does high pressure at 10.2 to 11.6 psi.

I read that USDA performed their tests at 15 psi, and thus have no experience with a lower psi, so do not recommend using the Instant Pot. Which is not to say that a lower psi is unworkable.

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You might want to make sure your living will is up-to-date and your life insurance in good standing. Neither the USDA nor the makers of the device recommend it even though they seem to have a setting that suggests it’s possible. 
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If you want to can just a few jars, it seems OK for waterbath or steam canning but not for pressure canning. See this from Food in Jars which suggests the company is working with McGill University on testing pressure canning with the IP Max but I don’t believe they have it wrapped up. 

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This may be a dumb question.  I was wandering around over at Chowhound and someone's question gave me pause.  If I am using the IP to pressure cook and the "Keep Warm" light is on and the timer goes off, does the natural release NOT happen until the unit is turned off?  Or does "Keep Warm" and Natural Release happen simultaneously?  I never have given it the least thought and I'm not sure now if I usually pressure cook with the "Keep Warm" light on or not.  When the timer goes off, I don't touch the IP - I just wait the amount of time indicated for "natural release" and then pop the vent button to finish the release.  Am I totally screwing up?

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20 minutes ago, Kim Shook said:

This may be a dumb question.  I was wandering around over at Chowhound and someone's question gave me pause.  If I am using the IP to pressure cook and the "Keep Warm" light is on and the timer goes off, does the natural release NOT happen until the unit is turned off?  Or does "Keep Warm" and Natural Release happen simultaneously?  I never have given it the least thought and I'm not sure now if I usually pressure cook with the "Keep Warm" light on or not.  When the timer goes off, I don't touch the IP - I just wait the amount of time indicated for "natural release" and then pop the vent button to finish the release.  Am I totally screwing up?

If the setting is on keep warm, it also releases.  

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