Pressure Cookers
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This Instant Pot Chili Cooks in 20 Minutes
If you think chili needs to simmer all day long to develop great flavor, then you’ve never tried making chili in an Instant Pot. With only 15 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cook time, this pressure cooker chili can be on the table in well under an hour and packs a big punch of flavor. This recipe calls for ground turkey, which makes it nice and lean. (Don’t worry — you can always top with extra cheese and sour cream later if you’re missing the fat!
May 1, 2019
The Most Enthusiastic Instant Pot Reviews on Amazon
In less than two weeks, my devoted partner and I will be celebrating our first anniversary together. It has been an incredible year and I can honestly say that we’re as happy today as we were the first time we met, when I removed him from a cardboard box, plugged him into a well-grounded wall outlet, and emptied a package of chicken breasts into his stainless steel inner liner.
May 1, 2019
You Probably Missed This Heart-Warming Fact About the Instant Pot
The Instant Pot has become something of a revolution. When it first appeared on the scene, it had all the hallmarks of a trendy kitchen gadget that we’d all want for a year, then use a few times and forget about for the rest of our lives, like the Juiceman juicer or the George Foreman grill in the 1990s. But the Instant Pot has been getting more and more popular every year.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Instant Pot Whole Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
Yes, it’s true. You can cook a whole chicken in the Instant Pot. Just keep in mind a couple of things: The chicken must weigh four pounds or less (essentially a broiler-fryer), and it won’t come out with a crispy, crackling skin like it would from the oven. I find that the convenience and the speed of the Instant Pot make up for those two differences, as does the delicious mushroom sauce this chicken is served with.
May 1, 2019
Why the New Instant Pot Max’s Biggest Feature Is a Huge Deal
We recently broke the news about the Instant Pot Max coming out in the spring. (See: Exclusive Scoop: Here’s a First Look at the Brand New Instant Pot, Coming Out in Spring.) And now we want to take a minute to point out why we’re so excited about it. Sure, there are already a few Instant Pot models — in various sizes — on the market, but none of them offer a pressure canning function like this one does.
May 1, 2019
8 Things You Should Know Before Cooking Instant Pot Chicken
Use an appliance regularly for three years and you will learn a lot about it. I’ve taken my Instant Pot for a spin with a lot of different foods, but come dinnertime there’s nothing I’ve used it for more than chicken. Whether you just started using this multi-cooker or you’ve been at it for a while, these tips will help you with your next Instant Pot chicken dinner. While all cuts of chicken are fair game for the Instant Pot, thighs are the most forgiving.
May 1, 2019
The Less Expensive Instant Pot Competitor No One Knows About
Crock-Pots were revolutionary in the 1970s. People loved that they could dump a bunch of food in them and come home to a finished meal at the end of the day. They were (and are) certainly reliable, but over the years they’ve proven to not be as cool or flashy as some of the other new kitchen appliances. Then the Instant Pot showed up. It could slow cook, like the Crock-Pot, but it could also do a lot more. It was a pressure cooker, a rice cooker, a yogurt maker, and more.
May 1, 2019
How To Make Potatoes in the Instant Pot
It’s time to add humble russet potatoes to the list of staples you should be making in your Instant Pot. They cook up tender and ultra-creamy just the way you love, but in a fraction of the time required with the oven. It’s a meal prep miracle, and the best solution to making baked potatoes on a weeknight. Top them with a pat of butter or dollop of sour cream for a quick side, or whip up your favorite filling to turn them into a quick dinner.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Pressure Cooker Beef Pho
Around the World in 30 Soups: This month we’re collaborating with chefs, cookbook authors, and our own Kitchn crew to share a globetrotting adventure in soups from countries and cuisines around the world. Today’s stop: Vietnam. When it comes to Vietnamese food at home, there is no one we look to as much as Andrea Nguyen. Here she shares a simply ingenious recipe for pressure cooker pho that is both practical and satisfying. We’re so thrilled to be able to reprint this recipe.
Apr 30, 2019
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Using Your Instant Pot
Between its speedy cooking powers, ability to cook meat straight from the freezer, and so much more, the Instant Pot ranks as a downright kitchen superstar. The catch is that it’s not the most intuitive appliance to use, particularly when you’re just getting started. To be sure you’re on the right track, here are five common mistakes you’ll want to avoid.
Apr 30, 2019
5 Things We Learned About the Instant Pot from Melissa Clark’s New Cookbook
When New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark decided to find out why electric pressure cookers — the Instant Pot, in particular — inspire such a frenzied following, she thought she’d write her story and be done with it. But, as it turns out, Clark became one of the adoring fans. “I figured I’d stick the machine in the basement with all the other once-in-a-while appliances,” she wrote in a recent article for the New York Times.
Oct 17, 2017
This Pressure Cooker Will Win You Over (& It’s on Sale)
You’ve heard a lot of noise about the Instant Pot (it’s a seven-in-one miracle machine!), and although you like the idea of being able to “set it and forget it,” maybe you’re not a fan of bulky products that have an overwhelming amount of settings and functions? Sometimes you just want to — quickly — make some beans, right? We feel you.
Aug 16, 2017
How To Cook Potatoes in the Electric Pressure Cooker
If I could make only one thing in the pressure cooker, I’d pick potatoes. They cook in only eight minutes and come out creamy and flavorful each time. In fact, I think they taste better — more potato-y than traditional boiled, steamed, or baked potatoes. After cooking, you can use the potatoes however you’d like. For a quick side dish, I toss them in melted butter and add some freshly chopped herbs and a generous sprinkle of salt.
Sep 16, 2016
How To Cook Rice in the Electric Pressure Cooker
Spoiler alert: Use a pressure cooker.
Sep 15, 2016
How To Make Chicken Stock in an Electric Pressure Cooker
Chicken stock, one of the building blocks of good cooking, is a snap to make in the pressure cooker. After only two hours, you’re rewarded with a rich, flavorful broth that tastes like it simmered all day. For chicken stock, you need about three pounds of bone-in chicken. There’s always a lot discussion about what makes the best chicken stock. In my opinion, any bone-in chicken works just fine. (Heck, in a pinch you can even use the carcass from a rotisserie chicken.
Sep 11, 2016
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Eggs in the Pressure Cooker
For anyone who’s a fan of soft- and hard-cooked eggs, the pressure cooker just might turn out to be your very best friend. Cooking a big batch of eggs in the pressure cooker takes a fraction of the time that it would on the stovetop, and, best of all, pressure-cooker eggs are so easy to peel — the shell practically falls off. It sounds like a dream, and as long as you don’t make these mistakes, it can also be your reality.
Sep 9, 2016
You Made These 4 Things in Your Pressure Cooker — Now Use Them for Breakfast
An electric pressure cooker is the appliance you want on your side when meal planning isn’t really your thing. It’s my answer for making breakfast foods, fast. Instead of a single meal, I can turn these versatile breakfast items into several different meals. Here are a few of my favorites. Your pressure cooker is the quickest solution for a big batch of soft- or hard-cooked eggs, made just the way you like them.
Sep 8, 2016
5 Times the Pressure Cooker Saved Monday Morning
Let’s be honest: More often than not, Monday mornings are rough. Perhaps more so on those days you wake up remembering there’s nothing prepared for breakfast. Stop and take a deep breath, because there’s hope and a quick solution — and it comes in the form of your pressure cooker. When time is of the essence, this helpful appliance has your back — big time.
Sep 5, 2016
The Fastest Way to Cook Artichokes
I’ve long had a love-hate relationship with steamed artichokes. I love the taste, but given the tedious preparation they require, I really hate cooking them at home … or at least I did, until I learned this speedy method. To be fair, there’s nothing particularly difficult or fussy about steaming artichokes on the stovetop. Although, if it’s your first time tackling these green globes, it might feel that way. Really, it just takes time and patience.
Apr 18, 2016
This Is the First Thing to Do with Your New Pressure Cooker
When I get a new pressure cooker, I pressure-cook water in it. I do this with every pressure cooker — even if it’s the same model, size, or brand. That’s because this “hot water test” not only reveals how the pressure cooker works and how much water does not evaporate, but it can also spot any issues or defects with the cooker.
Mar 25, 2016
Recipe: 30-Minute Pressure-Cooker Cacciatore Chicken
Can you bake or slow-cook frozen chicken? Nope … but you can pressure-cook it! Toss rock-hard frozen pieces of chicken into the pressure cooker and serve fall-off-the bone flavorful meat in less than 30 minutes. Slow-cooking, stovetop simmering, or oven braising frozen chicken will keep it in the “danger zone,” (temperatures between 40°F and 140°F) long enough for the meat to host a stomach-wrenching bacteria party.
Mar 24, 2016
What’s the Difference Between Natural Release and Rapid Release for Pressure Cookers?
Natural release and rapid release are two common methods used to depressurize a pressure cooker once active cooking is complete. While some recipes indicate which method to use, many don’t, and the method you choose can have a big impact on the food inside. Here’s what you need to know. In short, pressure cookers use steam pressure that builds up inside the closed pot to cook food.
Mar 22, 2016
Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Braised Cabbage
How long does it take to braise cabbage until tender and translucent in the oven? One hour. In the pressure cooker? Five minutes of pressure-cooking time — or 15 minutes from start to finish. Pressure cooking will not only cook vegetables faster, but compared to conventional boiling and braising, it retains more vitamins and minerals, too. Make this side dish of sweet and spicy braised cabbage the next time you want a flavorful companion to any roast meat.
Mar 22, 2016
The Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker Is a Trusted Friend in the Kitchen
Item: Cuisinart CPC-600 Electric Pressure Cooker Price: $99.95 Overall Impression: With a bright red pressure indicator and easy-to-understand menu options, this pressure cooker is a no-fuss way to make great food fast. Cuisinart is a big name in small electric appliances, including electric pressure cookers. This is their standard electric pressure cooker. It promises to cut cooking times by up to 70%, but is this machine intuitive enough for a newbie to pressure cooking?
Jun 2, 2015
Why Eva Katz Thinks You Should Ditch Your Slow Cooker and Buy a Pressure Cooker Instead
Who: Eva Katz of Cook’s Country and My Front Burner Where: Jamaica Plain in Boston, Massachusetts See her kitchen: Cook’s Country Editor Eva Katz’s Homey, Hardworking Kitchen When I visited Eva’s kitchen a few weeks ago, she was just about to make a batch of brown rice. But lo and behold, there was no rice cooker or saucepan in sight. Instead, she had pulled out her Fissler pressure cooker — a tool, I soon learned, that has totally changed her cooking.
Jan 30, 2015
Is the Best Way to Make Easy-to-Peel Eggs in the Pressure Cooker?
Last week I took a look at whether or not adding baking soda to the boiling water makes hard-boiled eggs easier to peel and found that, unfortunately, it didn’t seem to make a difference. So are there any tricks that do work? You had plenty of ideas in the comments and on Facebook, but the one that intrigued me most was the suggestion to use a pressure cooker.
Apr 25, 2014
Should I Buy a Rice Cooker or a Pressure Cooker?
Q: With my student budget, I have to pick and choose my appliances. Should I buy a rice cooker or a pressure cooker? Can one be substituted for the other? Sent by Stephanie Editor: Stephanie, a pressure cooker is able to cook food much more quickly because the higher pressure actually increases the boiling point of water. A rice cooker can’t do this, so you can’t substitute a rice cooker when following a pressure cooker recipe.
Apr 24, 2014
Can You Help Me Get Over My Fear of the Pressure Cooker?
Q: I am scared to death of my pressure cooker. My first use of my pressure cooker produced stiff, gummy, unchewable venison swimming in flavorless broth. My husband now grimaces at the memory of the Valentine’s Day Venison Turned Pizza Night. Can you help me get over my fears of the dreaded pressure cooker? I am fearful of the pressure and accidentally blowing a hole through the ceiling of my kitchen with the lid. And secondly, I am fearful of a repeat performance of the inedible venison.
Feb 4, 2014
Pressure Cooker Recipe: Kerala Coconut Chicken Curry
I have a cookbook problem. No, I don’t have too many (well, maybe that too). While the bookstores are glutted with cookbooks, and a new crop inundates us every season, I cannot find the one definitive cookbook I crave — a South Indian cookbook to guide me through learning how to cook recipes from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Goa. I crave South Indian food like nothing else, and today’s recipe is another effort to reproduce the lighter, fresher, coconut-driven curries I love.
Aug 22, 2013
Instant Pot Butter Chicken
Instant Pot Butter Chicken
Apr 10, 2018
Instapot Sweet & Spicy Braised Cabbage
Instapot Sweet & Spicy Braised Cabbage
Feb 23, 2017
30-Minute Pressure-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
30-Minute Pressure-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Feb 17, 2017
How To Cook Eggs in an Electric Pressure Cooker
How To Cook Eggs in an Electric Pressure Cooker
Jan 17, 2017