Do you need an Instant Pot in your kitchen? That’s a question many people ask. I have not one but two pressure cookers (commonly referred to as Instant Pots) and I use them both regular.
In fact, I’ve fallen in love with pressure cooking and love looking up and testing out new pressure cooker recipes.
Today I’ll be sharing 6 reasons you need an Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker in your life.
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Where To Buy An Instant Pot
Before I share the reasons to buy an Instant Pot, You may be wondering where you can get one?
If you live in the USA you can visit Instant Pot dot com, Instant Pots are often available in popular stores such as Walmart and in the USA, Canada and the UK, Instant Pots are readily available to purchase from Amazon.
What Are The Best Pressure Cookers To Buy?
There are currently 9 Instant Pot branded pressure cookers to choose from. These are:
- The Instant Pot Max
- The Instant Pot Smart Wifi
- The Instant Pot Ultra 10 in 1 Series
- The Instant Pot Duo Plus 9 In One
- The Instant Pot Duo 7 in One Series
- The Instant Pot Lux 6 in One Series
- The Instant Pot Viva 9 in One Series
- The Instant Pot Nova Plus
- The Instant Pot Smart Bluetooth
All 9 of these Instant Pots are available online via Instant Pot Dot Com and many are available in stores and on Amazon.
I love both my Pressure King Pro and Instant Pot pressure cookers and after a lot of testing and experimenting I can say most recipes can be cooked in either Instant Pot for the same periods of time.
Six Reasons You Need To Buy An Instant Pot
So now onto the exciting part, I’ll be sharing six reasons to buy an Instant Pot and why I think they are a great investment. I’d love to know if you agree?
Pressure Cooking Is Fast
An Instant Pot pressure cooker cooks food at a higher temperature than a conventional cooker or stove top pan. Due to an increase in heat, food is cooked faster.
Cooking a meal in a pressure cooker can generally cut the cooking time down in half and is a great convenient way to cook if you’ve had a busy day and want to get the dinner on the table quickly.
Pressure Cooking Is Healthy
Pressure cooking is such a healthy way to cook your family meal. An Instant pot is able to cook foods quicker meaning less time for nutrients to leave the food.
Using a pressure cooker allows a meal to retain a greater percentage of nutrients and vitamins than when you boil vegetables of use a every day streamer.
Pressure Cooking Helps Saves Energy
Cooking a meal in a pressure cooker takes far less time than using a stove or conventional oven. In fact, by cooking you’re favourite Instant Pot recipes regular you will be able to save money on your electric or gas bill.
Using less heat and time can help you save up to 70% of energy than you might use with the family cooker.
If you’re looking for some amazing recipes that taste just as good, if not better than in the oven, you might want to visit this fantastic post: 31 Easy Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners.
Pressure Cooking Is Super Easy
Using a pressure cooker may be something you’ve never done but trust me, with a little practice, you can be cooking some amazing Instant Pot Recipes in no time at all.
If you are new you might want to read A Guide To Instant Pot Cooking, to get you started. If you’re a pro then you’ll know that pressure cooking is easy, especially when cooking Instant Pot Dump and Go Recipes, where you switch the button and come back when the meal is ready.
Even if you have to Saute meat before flipping the pressure cooker switch, an Instant Pot is very easy to use and can be really enjoyable, especially once you’ve cooked a meal a few times.
Pressure Cooking Reduces Cleaning
Whilst you do have to keep your Instant Pot Clean, using a pressure cooker for your family meal can save on dishes as well as the clean up time you may need to spend cleaning a stove top.
The Instant Pot Can Be Used For Weight Loss
That’s right. I found before investing in an Instant Pot, I’d have more processed microwave meals, quick and easy unhealthy foods and takeaways.
Since using a pressure cooker, I am able to cook healthy meals from scratch in a short period of time, limiting the more processed and unhealthy foods I would previously buy.
Whether you’re following the Weight Watchers plan, doing Keto or following another healthy eating method, there are plenty of recipes out there to cook in the Instant Pot and stay on track.
So there you go, six fantastic reasons to invest in an Instant Pot. I sure hope you enjoyed this blog post.
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!