145 of 164 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic kitchen must-have!,
This review is from: Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart 1000-Watt (Kitchen)
I have been looking for a lead-free slow-cooker for awhile and was recommended this product since it has a stainless-steel insert and can be used as a slow-cooker. However, that is not even the best thing about this item - the pressure cooker function is! I am new to the pressure-cooker world and remember my mom using one occasionally growing up (the stove-top version, of course). I never really thought I "needed" a pressure cooker, but after having this one for less than a week and using it 3 times already, I am SOLD. My first try was black beans. I added 3 times as much water as beans just to be safe (poured off the extra when done and measured it, could have only used twice as much instead of three times as much and it would have been the right amount). From dry beans to perfectly cooked in about 30 minutes! My next try was a pork sirloin and it was good also, about as tender as you could probably get a pork sirloin. My third try was some chicken fajitas. I used about 2 lbs of chicken (bone-in 'cause that's all I had) and an onion and a bit of red pepper, plus some chicken broth and spices. Cooked to PERFECTION in 15 minutes! I just had to remove it from the bone and shred it and it was ready to be served! I followed a slow cooker recipe that said to cook it on low for 8 hours, but I used the pressure cooker function for 15 minutes and it was so juicy and yummy. I can't recommend this product enough!
Note: This is the same product as the previous model, just with the added browning/saute function. So the reviews for that will also apply to this item. :)