Instant pot is cookware that can make your cooking easier and healthier. It’s an electric pressure cooker, which means it cooks food quickly under the optimum temperature and pressure.
An Instant Pot is an electrical pressure cooker that does the job of a crockpot, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, and warmer. Pressure cooking led to it being called an “instant” pot because they cook so quickly. The pot is sealed with steam which creates high pressure that speeds up the cooking time.
Instant Pot is a 1-quart, 900-watt cooker that can cook food from frozen to warm in less than an hour. This kitchen appliance can be used for a variety of different dishes ranging from baking cakes to making porridges, and it can even be used as a steamer. This appliance not only saves time but also saves energy because it uses much less energy than other electric ovens.
2. Defrost made Easy.
You could defrost meat or other food in the fridge overnight but what if you forget to get it out from the freezer or choose to cook something on a fancy but only have frozen foods? You might ordinarily use the microwave to defrost your food before cooking but with the Instant Pot, you don’t need to. It will properly cook food from frozen. This saves you using the microwave and saves energy and money again.
3. Saves Space.
The Instant Pot also saves space because it is smaller than most other appliances on the market
4. Automatic Safety.
Instant pot is designed with all kinds of self-regulating safety features, including sensors to monitor the unit’s temperature and amount of pressure. All you do is plug it into a switch and tap a button, and it does everything else. It’s as user-friendly as a slow cooker — except that it gets meal on the table so faster.
5. Nutritious Food.
Regular steaming can cause water-soluble vitamins to mooch out of food, diminishing their nutritional value. Instant cook food quickly, completely, and evenly, and may allow foods to reserve up to 90% of those water-soluble vitamins.
6. Less Water in Cooking.
The cooker is fully sealed so it uses a lot less water than steaming. Unlike usual steaming where you can see the water evaporating into thin air, the Instant Pot traps everything inside meaning it demands a fraction of what you need for steaming. It will use around 75% less water using this method and also will leave the kitchen much more homely than steaming which can leave the room humid and surfaces moist.
7, Saves Energy.
An Instant Pot is suchlike a pressure cooker. Like a pressure cooker, they seal in the moisture which changes to steam as the temperature is raised. After some minutes, the pressure will have accrued enough to start cooking. ‘Cause of the combination of heat and steam, they will cook food up to 70% faster than a conventional oven. This shows 70% less electricity is used and therefore lesser utility bills
8. Maintain Food’s Look and Taste.
Cooking in open cookware exposes food to oxygen and heat, which cause dulled colors and diminished flavor. Instant pot saturates food with steam, allowing the reservation of bright colors and phytochemicals. Also, the airtight design enables flavors to develop faster, and more profoundly.
9. Eliminate Bad Microorganisms.
By creating an environment that allows water to boil at higher than 100°C (212°F), instant pots are extraordinary in their varied ability to suitably destroy dangerous bacteria.
Use it for treating water or as a sterilization tool for jars or babies.
The instant pot can also be used to nullify various naturally occurring toxins, such as phytohaemagglutinin (PHA), a lectin found in red kidney beans. Phytohaemagglutinin poisoning can occur from ingesting as little as 5 undercooked beans, but pressure cooking for about 10 minutes has been verified to reduce haemagglutinating units (the poisonous agent) healthy levels.
An additional example is aflatoxins, a mold-based mycotoxin that can come about when rice, wheat, corn, and beans are wrongly stored and unprotected from moisture. Parboiling alone does not destroy aflatoxins, but a 2006 study by Korean Scientists found that pressure cooking temperatures were adequate to break aflatoxin concentrations to healthy levels.
10. Makes tough meats tender and tasty.
Instant Pot show off its muscle when cooking tougher cuts of meat. Pressure cooking allows tough proteins and intramuscular fats to break down rapidly, resulting in tender, fall-off-the-bone meat
Furthermore, pressure-cooked beans and legumes are firm yet supple and do not need to be soaked before cooking.
The Disadvantages of the Instant Pot.
The instant pot is a multi-purpose cooking appliance. It does the job of a rice cooker, steamer, slow cooker, and yogurt maker as well as a pressure cooker and it can sauté as well as brown. This means you will save on storage space and electricity bills because you won’t need all those appliances anymore. The disadvantages of the Instant Pot mainly come down to these: first, it has only one button which cooks on high heat; second, it might be too small for what you need; third, it is rather expensive; and fourth, it is not dishwasher safe.
My Personal Experience with Instant Pot
I love how easy it is to make a meal in this slow cooker.
Instant pot is a highly useful, low-cost, and readily available technology.