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icon5.gif  Instant Pot users - Please Check In [message #819955] Fri, 19 May 2017 10:24 Go to next message
Jamie
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OK, so it's been nearly six months since many of you purchased an Instant Pot during the Black Friday sales.

I'd like your reviews - I hear a lot of love for these Instant Pots, but two things I really, really want to know are:

1) Has this been the workhorse that you dreamed it would be? Has it earned a permanent space on the countertop?

2) How many times a week are you using the Instant Pot? Are you using it more mainly meal-by-meal, or have you incorporated it into any weekly menu prepping?


Peace
Re: Instant Pot users - Please Check In [message #819961 is a reply to message #819955 ] Sat, 20 May 2017 11:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rosemary-MI  is currently offline Rosemary-MI
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I use mine about twice a week. I will probably use it more in the summer as we do not have air conditioning and the oven is HOT.

I love it, it cooks things fast and meat is juicy.
~Rosemary


I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!
Re: Instant Pot users - Please Check In [message #819966 is a reply to message #819955 ] Sun, 21 May 2017 23:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
elliemaejune  is currently offline elliemaejune
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Jamie wrote on Fri, 19 May 2017 09:24

OK, so it's been nearly six months since many of you purchased an Instant Pot during the Black Friday sales.

I'd like your reviews - I hear a lot of love for these Instant Pots, but two things I really, really want to know are:

1) Has this been the workhorse that you dreamed it would be? Has it earned a permanent space on the countertop?

2) How many times a week are you using the Instant Pot? Are you using it more mainly meal-by-meal, or have you incorporated it into any weekly menu prepping?



Yes, it is a workhorse, even though I don't use it as much as larger families, because there are only two of us living here. Smile It has a definite home (not counterspace, because I store it elsewhere, lol).

I use it at least once a week, sometimes more. I try to plan meals around it, in addition things like cooking 24 eggs at a time for deviled eggs for a crowd, or four cheesecakes in two days for a special event.


Born again since 1974
Married to Mr. Ellie for over 30 years
Mom to 2 amazing grown-up dds and 2 dsil
Grandmother to 1 beautiful baby boy

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Re: Instant Pot users - Please Check In [message #819971 is a reply to message #819966 ] Mon, 22 May 2017 23:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jamie
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elliemaejune wrote on Sun, 21 May 2017 23:48

Jamie wrote on Fri, 19 May 2017 09:24

OK, so it's been nearly six months since many of you purchased an Instant Pot during the Black Friday sales.

I'd like your reviews - I hear a lot of love for these Instant Pots, but two things I really, really want to know are:

1) Has this been the workhorse that you dreamed it would be? Has it earned a permanent space on the countertop?

2) How many times a week are you using the Instant Pot? Are you using it more mainly meal-by-meal, or have you incorporated it into any weekly menu prepping?



Yes, it is a workhorse, even though I don't use it as much as larger families, because there are only two of us living here. Smile It has a definite home (not counterspace, because I store it elsewhere, lol).

I use it at least once a week, sometimes more. I try to plan meals around it, in addition things like cooking 24 eggs at a time for deviled eggs for a crowd, or four cheesecakes in two days for a special event.


Interesting that you mention cooking for such a small crowd...that's partly what I'm curious about...if it would pay for itself with a small family. If it can help meal prep for the week, it would be more valuable to me than quickening dinner now and then.


Peace
Re: Instant Pot users - Please Check In [message #819983 is a reply to message #819971 ] Wed, 24 May 2017 23:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
elliemaejune  is currently offline elliemaejune
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Jamie wrote on Mon, 22 May 2017 22:12

elliemaejune wrote on Sun, 21 May 2017 23:48

Jamie wrote on Fri, 19 May 2017 09:24

OK, so it's been nearly six months since many of you purchased an Instant Pot during the Black Friday sales.

I'd like your reviews - I hear a lot of love for these Instant Pots, but two things I really, really want to know are:

1) Has this been the workhorse that you dreamed it would be? Has it earned a permanent space on the countertop?

2) How many times a week are you using the Instant Pot? Are you using it more mainly meal-by-meal, or have you incorporated it into any weekly menu prepping?



Yes, it is a workhorse, even though I don't use it as much as larger families, because there are only two of us living here. Smile It has a definite home (not counterspace, because I store it elsewhere, lol).

I use it at least once a week, sometimes more. I try to plan meals around it, in addition things like cooking 24 eggs at a time for deviled eggs for a crowd, or four cheesecakes in two days for a special event.


Interesting that you mention cooking for such a small crowd...that's partly what I'm curious about...if it would pay for itself with a small family. If it can help meal prep for the week, it would be more valuable to me than quickening dinner now and then.


Mostly it's just Mr. Ellie and me. Smile


Born again since 1974
Married to Mr. Ellie for over 30 years
Mom to 2 amazing grown-up dds and 2 dsil
Grandmother to 1 beautiful baby boy

A kitten dies every time you use an apostrophe to pluralize.
Re: Instant Pot users - Please Check In [message #819988 is a reply to message #819955 ] Fri, 26 May 2017 18:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
PamE
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I don't have an Instant Pot but remembered this post when I saw this! It's a recipe book, free for kindle readers right now.

https://smile.amazon.com/Instant-Pressure-Cooker-Recipes-Coo kbook-ebook/dp/B06XG5G8NC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRI D=1T9Y1R6QD3Q8492XN98K&ref_=zg_bs_digital-text_f_6


I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. ~Phil 3:13-14~
Re: Instant Pot users - Please Check In [message #820445 is a reply to message #819988 ] Wed, 06 September 2017 17:42 Go to previous message
Michele (Queen of Cheap)  is currently offline Michele (Queen of Cheap)
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I use mine on a regular basis Smile I have been very happy with it. My favorite is venison because it comes out falling apart tender. I do a lot of chicken too. And of course there are the hard boiled eggs Very Happy


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