When I wrote my pressure cooking cookbook The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes there weren’t very many electric pressure cookers out in the world, and there certainly weren’t any that got my attention. Many of them had nonstick inner pots and that holds very little appeal for me. Then someone told me about the Instant Pot. It has a stainless steel inner liner, and it can also saute, slow cook, steam and more. The pot works like a champ and gets the job done.
Even better is the fact that most of my recipes work well in the Instant Pot and other electric pressure cookers that have a quick release valve. These pots generally operate at a low PSI (pounds per square inch) but because it takes longer for the pressure to come up (which for folks like me who are all about speediness can be an issue) and longer for the pressure to come down with a natural pressure release, the recipes work except for some of the very fast-cooking vegetables which can easily get overcooked in just an extra 30 seconds at pressure. Vegetables such as summer squash, green beans, asparagus, tender broccoli, bok choy and some others can get obliterated easily in the heat of the pressure cooker so take note if you are an electric pressure cooker user. Otherwise, make soup, stew, chili, grains, beans and other dishes in your electric pressure cooker with ease and my recipes.
To see the Duo in action watch this You Tube Video.
I offer a $50 discount plus free shipping on the Instant Pot cookers through their website. The 6 quart 7-in-1 cooker is the preferred model right now. It’s the Duo. To get the discount, enter vegqueen at checkout.
Then get pressure cooking and enjoy time saved and great food made -fast, giving you “the new fast food”.