This $24 Amazon Find Will Make Your Instant Pot So Much More Productive
The voracious members of the Instant Pot Community Facebook group (who jokingly refer to themselves as Pot Heads) are an endless source of Instant Pot wisdom and ingenuity. When they’re not showing off their homemade yogurt, glassy-topped cheesecakes, or low-lift dinner creations, they’re asking fellow members to share any secret know-how they possess about how to maximize the gadget’s potential. As a member of this esteemed group, I found a tip last year that I still think about (and use!) today.
IP Community member Vera asked the crowd: “Why couldn’t I make two Instant Pot lasagnas at the same time?” Then demonstrated how she’d potentially do so with a photo of a contraption that she created using two springform pans and an egg trivet. Like so …
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If, like me, you felt that fashioning this contraption yourself sounds like too much of a hassle, you’re in luck. There exists on the World Wide Web some all-in-one sets that you can purchase and use to make two lasagnas, two meatloaves, two cheesecakes, a main and a side, and more — all at the same time.
Buy: Stackable Stainless Steel Insert Pans, $23.99
This stackable set comes with two containers that interlock and are meant to let you cook two things at the same time. With this, you can steam veggies, cook rice, reheat leftovers, and make two lasagnas (or cheesecakes!!!) simultaneously. It’s made of food-grade stainless steel and fits inside the 6-quart Instant Pot models.
If there’s one accessory you want for your Instant Pot, this pot-in-pot cooking method contraption is probably it. Of its reviews on Amazon, nearly 80 percent of them give this gadget five stars. That’s probably because it helps to maximize your Instant Pot’s potential by making it physically possible to multitask and make two dinners (or, again, desserts) at once.