Love... love...love... this mini...Don't think I'll be dragging out the six quart to often. The mini seems to be meeting most of my needs.
Made risotto tonight....nice! I've seen people commenting that the mini takes more time (it's 700w as opposed to the 6 qt 1000w). I have not found this to be the case. One thing I am noticing, however, is that this seems to send a more intense stream of steam when opening the valve, so I have to remember to put a dish towel over the valve when I open it.
I had to laugh when I attempted to get a glass lid for it from Amazon...... They happily informed me my order would arrive some time in January....Forget about getting an extra gasket, or liners non-stick or Stainless any time soon.....
Enjoying Melissa Clark's book.
The recipes are well thought out, clear and make use of all the capabilities of the machine. There is a nice selection of international recipes. The recipes concentrate on quality rather than quantity containing 75 recipes but you can see the the care that was taken in perfecting each one. I made the Caramelized Salmon the other night... Loved the taste and the texture of the salmon was perfect....and no albumin lol .... The instructions added a lot less liquid than I was accustomed to adding to the pot but, I followed the instructions as written and the dish was perfect. Same applies to the Spanish Garlicky Squid and Chorizo I want to try.... Try to find the liquid in that..... lol .... one minute at low pressure and release... I was a little confused, so I can imagine how this would appear to someone new to the instant pot trying to reconcile Melissa's instructions with the directions that came with the pot. But I trust that Melissa has perfected the instructions for her recipes.
The only thing I found myself wanting were some optional variations in the recipes, because some of the techniques seemed so useful and adaptable for other creations. Very happy with the purchase and hope there is a volume 2