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Now I have two but would like to have three!
on January 20, 2014
Since I received my Instant Pot IP DUO 7 about a week ago along with the extra pot which I had ordered, I have prepared our entire meals in the Instant pot. (s)
I now have two pots and two lids. I prepare one dish and then remove the pot and cover with the lid to keep warm, (sometimes in a 200 degree oven if it's going to be a while...) and then I use the other pot to make my next dish/side. (potatoes, rice, greens, veggies...etc.) I'm thinking of adding yet another extra pot so that I have the option of a third dish.
The pots are very easy to clean with a little soap and water, and the lids go into the dishwasher. Dishes are done in zip time!
There is no scrubbing of pots and pans and no stove top to clean from cooking. The countertops stay basically clean as well, not to mention that I can crank dishes out in no time! Suddenly I am spending a lot less time in the kitchen and the meals have been great! I'm hooked.
Update November 15, 2014:
I went ahead and purchased another one of these pots as well as the matching lid, so now I have 3. To some that may be an excessive number of pots and I don't use all three every time I cook a meal, but many times I do for three course meals. For example: Pork butt, Pinto Beans, potatoes and carrots or cabbage or greens, rice, Pot Roast. I can find a way to use all three on many occasions.
I will often use one of the pots for frozen vegetables which I cook only for a couple of minutes. I'm able to keep each course warm with the matching lid as I go to the next course. Often times I will pre-heat my oven to the lowest setting and keep them warm in there.
Even with the three pots going, kitchen cleanup is a breeze as the pots are so easy to clean out and there is no mess on my stove to clean.
I'm finding that I also use these pots with the lids for other things in the kitchen. I'm a bread maker and use them to let my dough rise for example. These are great for storing large batches of food in the refrigerator as well, like slaw for a crowd.