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You can make popcorn, cheesecake, and WINE in an Instant Pot?!
Learn how with this recipe, which uses coconut oil for a delicious snack.
If your Instant Pot is clean, you can easily use it to keep food warm that you've made in the oven, microwave, or anywhere else. Use the "Keep Warm/Cancel" button on the bottom right of the panel.
Chop your apples and add water, salt, cinnamon, and lemon juice to your Instant Pot and it'll be done in a snap. If you're looking for a recipe, try one here.
The lid's sealing ring can pick up the scent of the food being made inside the pot over time. You can remedy this by cleaning the ring often. Some people have a ring for each scent family ("sweet," "spicy," etc.), and others wind up replacing it every once in a while.
One of the Instant Pot's many perks. Try this recipe for Instant Pot ziti with tomato sauce, which takes about 20 minutes to make.
You can follow this handy recipe to make broth with vegetables you have on hand, or this one to make a bone broth with chicken.
I'll admit that I had an Instant Pot for years before I learned about this tip. It fits perfectly.
Sautéing onions, garlic, and other ingredients early on will help heat up the pot so that it'll cook much faster when you put the lid on. You can also do this by adding boiling water instead of cold water when required in a recipe.
What a miracle, right? Gather your ingredients and use this recipe to make it happen.
This is helpful for planning purposes. Instant Pot recipes will give you a cook time, but they don't always include the amount of time the Instant Pot needs to heat up before it starts to cook or needs time to release the pressure afterwards.
All you need to do is use the delayed timer before you go to sleep. Set it for 7–8 hours (more or less, depending on your sleep schedule) and you'll wake up to a breakfast without having to do any work.
The Instant Pot will do the work for you. Get ready to use a lot more frozen vegetables in your meals!
You can steam vegetables with ease in an Instant Pot as long as you use a steamer basket or colander attachment. I use mine to cook baked potatoes in about 15–20 minutes.
Yes, you can make hard lotions in your IP with a few ingredients and any molds you have on hand! Follow these instructions and you won't be wasting your money on store-bought lotion again.
Again, you can let the Instant Pot do all the work on this one. However, it's best to rinse these off first to get rid of any dirt, sand, or other undesirable things you wouldn't want in your food.
Reduce your plastic usage and save money by making your own yogurt at home. Try this recipe for a coconut-based yogurt to start.
It's important to have at least 1 cup of water, broth, or other liquid in your Instant Pot meals. Pressure cooking relies on steam, and if you don't have enough moisture in your meal it won't be cooked correctly or will burn.
Use this conversion chart to figure out how — now you don't need to buy that slow cooker!
Natural release: This is when you leave the venting knob alone and let the machine naturally allow for the pressure to drop slowly over a span of 15 minutes or so — you'll know it's done when the pin (next to the venting knob) drops.
Quick release: This is done by turning the venting knob after the timer goes off. It takes about 1–2 minutes to release all of the steam inside of the pot — do not try to open the lid until after it's finished.
Also, it's smart to use gloves or tongs to do this so you don't scald your hands with the piping-hot steam!
If you're making a big meal in the oven, save precious space by making a cheesecake dessert in the Instant Pot. Get the recipe here.
You can't wash the lid or the Instant Pot itself, but the attachments and actual pot inside are dishwasher-safe.
This blogger tried making six different kinds of boxed foods in her Instant Pot and saw success!
Soak the pan in warm water and dish soap, and then crumble a piece of foil into a ball and use that to scrub it all off.
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