Pressure Cookers
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Fast & Easy Instant Pot Italian Beef and PeppersRecipes
Slow-roasted flavor in a fraction of the time.
Mar 6, 2020
Instant Pot Magic: Transform Pork Tenderloin Into Bahn Mi SandwichesRecipes
Tangy, crunchy, and extra-quick, thanks to the Instant Pot.
Mar 4, 2020
Your Instant Pot Is the Secret to the Fudgiest Chocolate BrowniesRecipes
And it's impossible to over-bake them.
Feb 14, 2020
Instant Pot Death by Chocolate Cheesecake Is Over-the-Top in All the Right WaysRecipes
And it's surprisingly easy to make.
Feb 14, 2020
Pot-in-Pot: Make Teriyaki Chicken and Cook Rice in One Instant PotRecipes
This smart technique makes quick work of a favorite dinner dish.
Feb 4, 2020
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Will Be Your New Meal Prep ObsessionRecipes
There are endless ways to enjoy it throughout the week.
Feb 4, 2020
Recipe: Ethiopian-Style Spinach & Lentil SoupRecipes
Did you forget to soak beans, but still need to get dinner on the table? The pressure cooker will come to the rescue, cooking dried beans in about 30 minutes. If you remembered to soak the beans, the time savings are even greater — the beans will just need five to 10 minutes of pressure-cooking time. And some legumes, such as lentils and black-eyed peas, can forego the soaking process altogether.
Feb 3, 2020
This Sweet Potato Soup Will Make You Fall in Love with Your Instant Pot (Again)Recipes
It's ready in 20 minutes, but tastes like it's been simmering away all day.
Feb 3, 2020
For the Fastest Biscuits and Gravy, Turn to Your Instant PotRecipes
Easy enough for a weekday morning.
Jan 31, 2020
Memorize 5:5:5 For Perfect Instant Pot Eggs Every TimeRecipes
This incredibly easy method is the secret to foolproof hard boiled eggs.
Jan 30, 2020
Instant Pot Potato Salad Is the Fastest Side Dish You Can Make Recipes
The potatoes cook in just 4 minutes.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Potato RisottoRecipes
Risotto is one of the pressure cooker’s triumphs. It’s a dish that typically requires the cook’s attention from beginning to end, and at least two pans to make (one for simmering stock and one for rice). With a pressure cooker, you get the same creamy results in a fraction of the time (after the initial sauté). The 20-minute-add-broth-simmer-and-stir part of the recipe is reduced to just five minutes of pressure-cooking time.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Beef and Porcini Mushroom StewRecipes
Tough cuts of meat can be tamed into a tender meal in 40 minutes or less using pressure, instead of two to three hours of slow braising. Which means this beef stew, full of mushrooms and red wine, is a real option for dinner any weeknight. This recipe, unlike a conventional stew, has the addition of butter and flour at the end. This is done to ensure that the cooker reaches pressure quickly and easily. Thickening a stew before pressure-cooking will thicken its cooking liquid, too.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Instant Pot ChiliRecipes
A simple and easy chili made faster in your Instant Pot.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Instant Pot Ranch Chicken and MacRecipes
As the weather turns crisp and back-to-school routines kick in, comforting dinners are great for helping the whole family get back into the swing of things. Classic mac ‘n’ cheese is always a favorite, but let’s take this up a notch with some chicken and broccoli to make it a complete meal.
Jan 29, 2020
For the Fastest, Juiciest Meatballs, Use an Instant PotRecipes
From-scratch weeknight meatballs just became possible.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make the Absolute Best Instant Pot Pot RoastRecipes
Cook up tender chunks of beef, carrots, and potatoes in a rich gravy in less than hour with an Instant Pot.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed PotatoesRecipes
Here's how to cook two things at once — like meatloaf and mashed potatoes — in less than an hour.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make the Best Instant Pot HummusRecipes
Because you can go from dried beans to the smoothest hummus in under an hour!
Jan 29, 2020
I Tried the Instant Pot — Here’s What I Think About It After Months of Use.Tools
We approached the Instant Pot with a mixture of excitement and skepticism. Here's what we think of it after using it for months.
Jan 9, 2020
The Simple Trick That Makes Meat Cooked in the Pressure Cooker Even BetterSkills
Here at The Kitchn, we love the pressure cooker and can’t stop singing its praises. It’s a game-changer for weeknight dinners, churning out dishes that usually take hours, like roasts and braises, into ones that cook up no time at all. The tightly sealed cooker creates a high-pressure environment that quickly and efficiently steams whatever is inside of it at an extra-high heat. This technique also forces moisture into the food quickly.
Jan 6, 2020
5 Delicious Desserts to Make in the Pressure CookerRecipes
An electric pressure cooker is one of the most magical tools to keep in your kitchen; it brings a whole new meaning to “fast food.” But cooking up savory meals isn’t the only place your pressure cooker shines. This countertop appliance also has a way with desserts, and it’s time you get well-acquainted with it. Some dessert recipes are as simple as adding the ingredients right into the bowl of the pressure cooker (think slow cooker-style, but with a way faster cook time).
Jan 6, 2020
4 Tips for Making Better Beef Stew in Your Instant PotSkills
Even if you've made beef stew in your Dutch oven or slow cooker, you're gonna want to read this.
Dec 8, 2019
Recipe: Instant Pot BarbacoaRecipes
Slow-braised barbacoa flavor in just an hour.
Oct 30, 2019
You Can Get the 8-Quart Instant Pot Ultra for $100 on Amazon — but Only for TodayTools
We're just not sure how long the sale is gonna last!
Oct 28, 2019
10 Whole30 Recipes to Make in an Instant PotRecipes
These Instant Pot recipes will make your Whole30 meal plan even easier.
Oct 18, 2019
Your Top 10 Instant Pot Questions, AnsweredSkills
If they haven't already crossed your mind, it's only a matter of time before they do.
Oct 18, 2019
The Fast & Flavorful Spiced Lamb Curry That Pays Homage to My MomRecipes
This curry is simple, flavorful, and made to fit the life of my mom — a harried cook, but someone who valued the texture and taste of a meal made with love.
Oct 18, 2019
Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken AdoboRecipes
Cookbook author Marvin Gapultos uses the Instant Pot to make salty, tangy, amazing chicken adobo.
Oct 18, 2019
How To Make Butter Chicken in the Instant PotRecipes
Think of butter chicken as tikka masala's cooler younger brother.
Oct 18, 2019
6 Instant Pot Recipes That Cook in 1 Minute or LessRecipes
These are the fastest Instant Pot recipes around.
Oct 18, 2019
Recipe: Instant Pot Pumpkin PuréeRecipes
And it has so much more flavor than canned.
Oct 18, 2019
How To Make Ribs in the Instant PotRecipes
This changes your whole summer rib plans!
Oct 18, 2019
Recipe: Easiest-Ever Instant Pot Pulled PorkRecipes
It's infused with the rich, smoky flavor of BBQ sauce and melts in your mouth.
Oct 18, 2019
I Used Martha Stewart's New Electric Multi-Cooker for a Week
Here's how it went.
Sep 16, 2019
How To Clean an Instant Pot Pressure CookerKitchen
We even cover how to clean that silicone ring that will eventually get all gross.
Sep 4, 2019
This Is the Only Way We're Cooking Corn This Summer Recipes
It's pure buttery perfection.
Jun 25, 2019
How To Cook Eggs in an Electric Pressure CookerRecipes
The pressure cooker makes them better than any other method I know.
Jun 9, 2019
How To Make Chicken Stock in a Stovetop Pressure CookerRecipes
Making chicken stock is one of the top reasons why many people own and love their pressure cooker. Not only will a pressure cooker help you make a big pot of stock in just about one hour, but it will also likely taste richer and more fully flavored than the slow-simmered version, too. Read on for our favorite way to make chicken stock in the pressure cooker.
Jun 8, 2019
10 Ways to Use Your Instant Pot This SummerRecipes
You already know the benefits of leaning on your slow cooker in summer, so it should come as no surprise that your Instant Pot is also invaluable. With the option for lightning-fast pressure cooking or slow cooking, this multi-cooker can do it all! From a luscious eggplant dip to a Italian beef sandwiches, here are 10 ways to use your Instant Pot all summer long. Using the pressure cooker function, the Instant Pot turns out tender grains of rice in a fraction of the time.
Jun 5, 2019
5 Reasons Why a Pressure Cooker May Be Better Than a Slow CookerTools
We’ve been rolling out posts on pressure cooking these past two weeks, looking at what a pressure does and how it cooks. Today let’s take a minute to compare pressure cookers with an appliance a lot of us are more familiar with: the slow cooker. Is there a need for both in the kitchen? What if you only had to choose one? Here are some situations where a pressure cooker might actually beat out the slow cooker.
Jun 5, 2019
Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Cooker, 8.5qtTools
Item: Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Cooker, 8.5qt Price: $279.95 Overall Impression: This is it — the pot that has won me over to the safety, ease, and utility of pressure cooking! As a newbie to pressure cooking, I did a lot of research before requesting the Fissler Vitaquick 8.5 quart model for review. I wanted a pressure cooker that was safe, simple to use, and could take on larger tasks such as cooking a whole pound of beans or making several quarts of stock. The 8.
May 30, 2019
Kuhn Rikon Duromatic 5-1/4 Quart Pressure CookerTools
Item: Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Pressure Cooker, 5-1/4 Quart Price: $179.95 Overall Impression: Called “the Mercedes-Benz of pressure cookers” by The New York Times, this well-crafted stovetop pressure cooker is quiet, easy to use and equipped with a number of safety features that make it ideal for the first-time pressure cooker user. Until I tried it, I approached pressure cooking the way many American cooks do — with some curiosity and a lot of nervousness.
May 30, 2019
Cuisinart Electric Pressure CookerTools
Item: Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker Price: $99.95 Overall Impression: This electric pressure cooker is a safe, easy, and economical tool to introduce cooks to home cooking. Its small size and lower maximum pressure, however, may prompt cooks who adopt pressure cooking to eventually graduate up to larger, more powerful stovetop models.
May 30, 2019
The Instant Pot Is One Machine That Does the Work of 7 GadgetsSkills
Product: Instant Pot (Model: IP-DUO60) Price: $134.95 Overall Impression: Instant Pot is a seven-in-one multi-cooker that works as an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, warmer, and sauté pan all in one. Living in New York City, with limited kitchen space, I’ve always shied away from single-use appliances, no matter how great they seem.
May 30, 2019
Breville’s Fast Slow Cooker Is a Great Pressure Cooker for BeginnersTools
Item: Breville The Fast Slow Cooker Price: $179.99 Overall Impression: If you’re intimidated by using an electric pressure cooker, this is the one for you. The manual and settings make it super easy to understand what you’re doing. I also love how the steam release button is away from the valve – it makes it much more safe for a first-time user. Breville is known for making higher-end appliances, and that includes The Fast Slow Cooker.
May 30, 2019
Cuisinart, Fagor, and Breville: Which Electric Pressure Cooker Is Right for You?Tools
For the past couple weeks I’ve been up to my ears in electric pressure cooker manuals. My kitchen smelled like chicken and delicious onions for days at a time while testing. I’ve put these three electric pressure cookers from Cuisinart, Fagor, and Breville to the test — so how do they stack up against each other? And which one is right for you? Looking at reviews on Amazon or reading what the manufacturer has to say about the electric pressure cookers can only get you so far.
May 30, 2019
The (Ridiculously Good) Instant Pot Recipe I Can’t Stop MakingRecipes
At Kitchn, our editors develop and debut brand-new recipes on the site every single week. But at home, we also have our own tried-and-true dishes that we make over and over again — because quite simply? We love them. And we decided to start sharing some of our absolute favorites with you. Here’s a peek into what we’re cooking and eating in our own kitchens.
May 29, 2019
10 Easy Instant Pot Recipes for When You’re Feeling LazyRecipes
Here’s the plan: On those nights you really don’t want to cook (you know the ones where all you want to do in sink into the couch with Netflix, after that horrendous commute home), put down the takeout menu and reach for your Instant Pot. I can tell you from experience that this appliance is the secret to low-effort, big-reward dinners you can pull off anytime. These 10 easy Instant Pot recipes were made for moments like these.
May 29, 2019
10 Cold-Weather Classics to Make in the Instant PotRecipes
You already know that your Instant Pot is a serious helping hand when it comes to meal prepping, transforming tough cuts of meat, and getting dinner on the table when you’re feeling too lazy to cook. And now, as we’re squarely planted in the middle of winter, it’s also one of the easiest solutions for getting all your cozy comfort food favorites on the table to keep you warm and well-fed.
May 29, 2019
Pressure Cooker Perfection by America’s Test KitchenPeople
I’m an experienced cook, but fairly new to pressure cookers. However, I’m very interested in learning more about them and incorporating this old technique (did you know that pressure cooking was first invented in the 17th century?) into my modern kitchen. I like the notion of using less fuel and less time to produce delicious food, sometimes achieving even better results than if I had used a more conventional method, or so I’m promised by pressure cooker aficionados.
May 2, 2019
How To Cook Beans in a Stovetop Pressure CookerRecipes
Pressure cookers are great for making all sorts of delicious meals, from risotto to stews, curries, braises, soups, and even beyond to desserts like cheesecake. But what really keeps the pressure cooker in full rotation in my kitchen is its workhorse function: nothing can beat it for quickly cooking grains, rice, stocks, and beans. Today we’ll look at how you can cook a pound of beans in the pressure cooker in significantly less than an hour.
May 2, 2019
Our Readers’ Favorite Slow Cooker Isn’t Just a Slow CookerTools
Last week we asked you to share your favorite slow cooker, the brand or model you love to cook with and tell all your friends to buy. We’d planned to round up the top contenders this week, but when we read through the comments, something surprising happened: The #1 recommended slow cooker isn’t actually a slow cooker, at least not in the traditional sense. Can you guess what it is? Otherwise known as the 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker ($134.
May 1, 2019
How I Use the Pressure Cooker to Make a Week’s Worth of BreakfastPeople
This winter I have been keeping my meals low-carb, in a relaxed sort of way, but breakfast is my nemesis. I love eggs, but I don’t like to cook in the mornings, so it’s hard not to turn to cereal, muffins, or a big bowl of sugary granola. There’s nothing wrong with these foods, of course; they just don’t keep me satisfied. But when it comes to breakfast, the pressure cooker has become my new best friend. Why?
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Pressure-Cooker Hawaiian Kalua PigRecipes
Once a year, our family escapes to Hawaii — our home away from home. I love everything about the islands: the friendly people, the unhurried pace, the balmy climate, the sweeping beaches, the glorious sunsets, and the comforting local food. Foremost among the Hawaiian dishes I crave? Kalua pig. Often the headlining dish at a lu’au, kalua pig is the epitome of slow-roasted porky goodness.
May 1, 2019
What’s the Difference Between a Slow Cooker and Pressure Cooker?Tools
Both slow cookers and pressure cookers are fantastic tools for convenient, hands-off cooking. These handy appliances do the heavy lifting when braising and stewing tough cuts of meat, cooking beans, and so many more things. While they can both produce similar results, these two appliances are actually quite different. If you’ve ever wondered about the differences, here’s a quick guide.
May 1, 2019
10 Things You Need to Know Before Using an Electric Pressure CookerTools
Electric pressure cookers are not an intuitive kitchen gadget. There were terms and ideas that were completely new to me when I started using one in my own kitchen, and it took me some time to figure out what it all meant. Things like: What is natural pressure release? And how much liquid do you need to add to the pot before cooking? It’s all a little confusing. But please, don’t be intimidated!
May 1, 2019
5 Important Things to Know About Using Your Pressure CookerTools
A pressure cooker isn’t the most intuitive kitchen tool, but once you have the basics down and get the hang of it, this appliance is a total game-changer. It drastically reduces cooking time for thick cuts of meat, beans, rice, and well, just about everything. But before you jump into pressure cooking, and even if you already have, here are five important things to know. When you need to get dinner on the table quickly, pressure cookers work like a dream.
May 1, 2019
5 Things to Know About Your New Multi-CookerTools
After hearing heaps of praise from our readers over the years, our editors were also converted to the wonders of multi-cookers, namely the ones that can both pressure cook and slow cook. This one appliance has eliminated the need for multiple appliances and made getting meals on the table much, much easier. If you found yourself the lucky recipient of a multi-cooker over the holidays, here are a few things to know about your new toy!
May 1, 2019
Stainless Steel vs. Aluminum vs. Nonstick: Which Pressure Cooker Material Is Right for You?Tools
The first step when you dive into the world of pressure cookers is deciding whether you want to get an electric or stovetop model. Once you have that big decision made, then comes the next question: What material should it be? Peruse the wide selection of pressure cookers on the market and you may find yourself perplexed, as they come in a variety of materials. But once you understand the benefits to each, you’ll be able to make a better selection for your needs.
May 1, 2019
4 Simple Tips for Converting a Slow-Cooker Recipe to a Pressure CookerSkills
Sometimes the exact recipe you need is one that cooks low and slow for hours. Turn on the slow cooker in the morning and by dinnertime it’s perfectly cooked, with its welcoming smell drifting through the kitchen. Other times, you need dinner on the table extra fast. And that’s when you turn to the pressure cooker. So is it possible to turn your favorite slow-cooker recipe into one that can be cooked up in less than an hour in the pressure cooker? Definitely!
May 1, 2019
Electric or Stovetop Pressure Cooker: Which Is Right for Me?Tools
Ready to take the plunge and add a pressure cooker to your roster of kitchen appliances? It’s the secret to ridiculously fast and delicious meals. Dishes that usually eat up time, like braises and risotto, take hardly any time in a pressure cooker, turning once weekend-only affairs to easy weeknight dinners. But before you start shopping, there’s one big question to ask yourself: Should I choose an electric or a stovetop pressure cooker?
May 1, 2019
Make Roasted Garlic in 15 Minutes with This TrickSkills
With its deep, rich flavor, roasted garlic makes anything it touches taste totally luxurious. While it requires some patience when it cooks in the oven, it’s a whole different story with the pressure cooker. There’s nothing particularly difficult about the traditional method of roasting garlic in the oven. In fact, it’s really pretty simple. The only thing going against it is the 45 minutes it takes to cook.
May 1, 2019
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Using an Electric Pressure CookerSkills
It could be the growing emphasis on getting meals on the table faster with less planning, or the convenience of setting it and walking away (no supervision like the stovetop version). Or perhaps we’re just looking to try something new in the kitchen. Regardless, electric pressure cookers have been on the rise, and I’m totally on board. From beans and grains to meats and dessert, this appliance is a game-changer for getting good food on the table fast.
May 1, 2019
Why I Gave Up My Slow Cooker for the Instant PotSkills
The first time I used my electric pressure cooker, I hit the start button and ran out of the room. Of course I’d read that modern pressure cookers were perfectly safe when used correctly — fear, however, allows no room for logic. My grandmother had once tried pressure-cooking, and I grew up listening to her tell the story of scrubbing tomato sauce off the ceiling after the ill-fated attempt. So I was fairly certain that my pressure cooker would malfunction.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Freezer-to-Pressure-Cooker Chicken CurryRecipes
The pressure cooker makes long-cooked dishes like curries possible on a weeknight. If you also want to keep the slicing and dicing to a minimum, partner with your freezer so chicken curry can be on your table in just about 30 minutes whenever that craving hits. This recipe essentially starts with making your own meal kit and freezing it.
May 1, 2019
3 Times a Pressure Cooker Is Better than a Slow Cooker (and 3 Times It’s Not)Tools
Over the past several years the electric pressure cooker has seen a huge resurgence in popularity. Some cooks have even jumped at the chance to let it replace the slow cooker, but not me. Both of these appliances have made life in the kitchen easier and more convenient, but for different reasons. Make sure both of these tools are helping you in the kitchen by taking advantage of what they do best. This is the appliance to lean on when time is not on your side.
May 1, 2019
How the Instant Pot Changed My Meal Prep RoutineTools
One of the most crucial parts of my weekly meal plan is my meal prep routine every Sunday. Spending a few hours in the kitchen means I’ve got hard-boiled eggs for breakfast and grains for salad, and that getting dinner on the table will be a lot easier in the week ahead. I shared my love for the Instant Pot a couple years ago, and now it’s time to do it again — because it has single-handedly improved the way I meal prep.
May 1, 2019
I Tried the Instant Pot and Didn’t Love It. What Am I Missing?Tools
When the Instant Pot went on sale for Amazon Prime Day But I was also busy. And despite the fact that this strange contraption had promised to save me time and change my life, I just didn’t have the focus to learn what I quickly discovered was a whole new way of cooking. I had questions and uncertainties, so it sat in its box in the basement for a week. And then I had guests over, so I hid it in the spare bedroom.
May 1, 2019
When (and Why) to Use the Steamer Basket in Your Instant PotSkills
In addition to the handy (albeit slightly flimsy) steamer rack that came with my Instant Pot, you’ll frequently find me using a more traditional steamer basket. It turns out, a metal or silicone steamer basket is good for more than just steaming veggies on the stovetop. In fact, it’s also one of the most helpful tools to use with an Instant Pot. Here’s why.
May 1, 2019
The First Thing to Always Do After Sealing Your Instant Pot LidSkills
If you’re speeding up dinner prep with the pressure cooker function on your Instant Pot, there is one small but very important detail you’ll want to take care of before you can walk away to let this wonder pot do its thing. Can you guess what it is? Yes, I know, it’s incredibly simple and I’m sure many of you are thinking this is the most obvious step before cooking anything in an Instant Pot. So obvious, in fact, that it’s hardly a tip worth sharing.
May 1, 2019
This 4-Minute Mac & Cheese Will Make You an Instant Pot BelieverSkills
Lightning-fast mac and cheese already exists: It’s the stuff you’d microwave in your college dorm and quickly inhale in between classes. But if you want real-deal mac and cheese, with a healthier slant than that scary bright-orange stuff, you have to take the time to make it on the stovetop. That is, unless, you have an Instant Pot. Honestly, I think this recipe completely justifies the purchase of an Instant Pot. Mac and cheese in four minutes? With only five ingredients?
May 1, 2019