Saturday, August 20, 2016

My New Gadget

Not Linux related, but hey, it is technology and it does have a microprocessor!
I bought this after reading glowing reviews on cooking sites and thousands of good ratings on Amazon,, etc.

Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6.33-Quart 1000-Watt

Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6.33-Quart

"According to an Amazon press release, 215,000 Instant Pot IP-DUO60 cookers were sold on Prime Day, making it the #1 bestseller in the United States. This beats the number of units sold by all TV brands combined."

I bought the older model, IP-LUX60. It only lacks a couple of settings, and some features compared to the IP-DUO60. It's pretty amazing! I cooked roast pork in 35 minutes, and it was excellent, curry in 15 minutes, perfect boiled eggs in 5 (and easier to peel than I have ever seen). This morning I did steel cut oats in 6 minutes, very good too. It does take about 5 extra minutes to build up steam, but can reduce both cooking time and energy use up to 70%.
it's 6 in 1: Pressure Cooker, Saute/Browning, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer & Warmer
The rice cooker function worked really well too, but you can set it manually for speciality rices. You can use manual settings for anything you want, with 3 temperature setting for most things. So far all the good things said about it seem to be true. I haven't tried the slow cooker function, but compared to my old ones it has delayed start, 3 temperature setting, and keep warm when done.
It seems to be closer to a microwave in cooking time, with vegetables, much closer. You can even start with frozen meat! Obviously it will take longer, but you can't do that with a slow cooker, and won't get good results with a microwave.
It appears to be very high quality, thick stainless steel pot, lots of safety features. The company seems dedicated to customer service too.
So far, I really like it! Check it out.

This is my Amazon Store; if you decide to buy one with this link, I get a commission without increasing your cost:
It's a pressure cooker, but no pressure.  Just thought you might find it interesting.