...is the kitchen appliance of 2016. People are going bat-poop crazy over it, no lie. There are entire Facebook groups where every post has you thinking, "These people are a little too excited about making dinner."
What is it? It's a rice cooker. It's a slow cooker. It's a pressure cooker that doesn't blow up and spew food all over your kitchen. That last part means you can make an entire pot roast in about 40 minutes or so.
That's 40 minutes of pressure cooking. That doesn't include the 20 minutes it takes to come to pressure. They don't tell you that when they're telling you that you can make an entire pot roast in 40 minutes.
Still, my slow cooker was kind of scratched up and I was planning to replace it. So I bought this one and figured it could be my slow cooker and rice cooker. And I might try out this pressure cooking thing.
The slow cooker part kinda sucks. Instant Pot freaks say that doesn't matter because who needs a slow cooker? Just pressure cook whatever you want. But I still like some things slow cooked.
Then I made taco soup...in, like, a minute. There's a soup button on that sucker. I also made chicken wings, which involved a combination of the oven and the pressure cooker. The wings got a little overdone but instead of giving up, I'm just going to adjust the recipe and try again.
I'm not even afraid to push the lever that releases all the steam when the food is finished cooking. Apparently pressure cookers back in the mid-1900s would explode and blow up the whole kitchen or something?
That doesn't happen with this sucker. Still, I'm sure a few of you are hesitant to buy new kitchen appliances for the same reason I am. How many of you were around back when everyone had one of these for about six months?
What trendy kitchen appliances have you bought?
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