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Old 02-08-2018, 08:47 AM   #1
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Instant Pot?

Hi all,

Anyone in FG land have experience with the Instant Pot, pressure cookers etc?

Apparently one can make yogurt, etc. as well.
The 6 qt draws only 1000 W so Boondocking will be OK with our Honda 2K.
The 6 qt vs 3 qt has the advantage thate it cooks meat in < 4 hours vs 6 hrs.

Thinking ahead,

Still pondeering the upsizing to a 19 Escape...

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Old 02-08-2018, 08:52 AM   #2
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It cooks meat far quicker than that. While it can be used as a slow cooker, it's main advantage is as a pressure cooker. Dinner usually in less than 30 minutes, not 4 to 6 hours. The 3 quart model should be fine if its just two of you. We like ours.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:07 AM   #3
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We have the 6 quart model we use at home. Its definitely a time saver. For the rv I was going to look into a stove top pressure cooker to save on electricity.
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We have the 6 qt duo and love it. My wife uses it all the time at home, including making yogurt. And she even cooked duck in it for our New Years dinner. Makes short order of cooking up a batch of Navy beans and the like. Perfect for quickly preparing a home-made dish for an RV rally pot luck dinner.
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If you are "old school" like me, you should look at the small pressure cookers from Hawkins. I have the 2 liter and the 3 liter models. They work great at home, in the trailer or outside on a Coleman stove. There are several Youtube videos on how to use.

https://www.amazon.com/HAWKIN-Classi...70_&dpSrc=srch
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The yogurt setting is also great for bread dough. I also like that you can use the instant pot outside (in good weather, obviously) and save venting steam in the trailer. Makes a mean cheesecake, too. And you can cook things from frozen.
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I know this thread is about the Instapot and my daughter is a huge fan. But she works and has kids and getting a nutritious meal on the table quickly is important to her. I'm retired... so fast isn't in my vocabulary I have four slow cookers that work at home just fine for me.

What I want, is something to cook with on the road. I'm buying a thermal cooker. Once the food is in the pot and it's brought up to temperature on the stove top, close it up and it continues to cook without any stove or power... SWEET. Fix in the morning, hot food for food dinner. All the while cooking when sitting in the trailer sink or a cardboard box in the truck. I'm seriously looking at this: Home Page | Thermal Cookers | Saratoga Jacks
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What's the difference between the food from these Insta-pots, or thermal cookers and opening a can of Campbell's Chunky soup and dumping it into a saucepan?
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What's the difference between the food from these Insta-pots, or thermal cookers and opening a can of Campbell's Chunky soup and dumping it into a saucepan?
Nothing if you just consider all that food. But there's a difference in food... peanut butter and jelly sandwich versus steak sandwich.
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Donna, if you get one, please post some of your experiences. I held off when I saw some comments (I don't remember where - probably Amazon user reviews) that the time that a stew will still be hot is closer to 5-6 hours than eight. That put a little damper on my vision of fishing all day and coming back after the evening hatch to a hot meal; that could be more like 10-12 hours, which is when I'd really want to be already set up for hot food.
Other than that, sure seems like the ticket.
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Donna, if you get one, please post some of your experiences. I held off when I saw some comments (I don't remember where - probably Amazon user reviews) that the time that a stew will still be hot is closer to 5-6 hours than eight. That put a little damper on my vision of fishing all day and coming back after the evening hatch to a hot meal; that could be more like 10-12 hours, which is when I'd really want to be already set up for hot food.
Other than that, sure seems like the ticket.
I'll be sure to post, if I buy it. Although I doubt I'll be cooking for 10-12 hours, more like 7-9 at most. I'l talk to my bud Kathie (Dave&Kathie) they've got a Sarasota Jack's thermal cooker and find out if Kathie thinks there's a downside or limitation to cooking length of time.
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We got an 8 quart Instant Pot for Xmas when our slow cooker died. We love it (although I make Kevin do the pressure cooking. I am kind of afraid of it.)! We make the best home-made yogurt in it. Beef and pork roasts are done in a little over an hour, as tender as if I had slow cooked them for 8 hours. Lasagna and soup work well in the pot. Those are the things we have done so far. We tend to use it as the way to cook our main meal item. I know some people have several for a variety of items. I don't see us doing that, although I might get another liner at some point.

It might just go with us camping, if we are gone a longer time, probably not for short trips. Well worth the money!


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I have the Duo 6 instant post and it really is too big for just the two of us, both in the amount of food it can cook and in the foot print it takes up in the kitchen. The three-quart wasn't an option when I bought mine.

If I had to do it over again, I'd definitely get the three quart. And yes, I've thought it would be awesome for camping if there is electricity available. I think most people love it for the pressure cooker option.

It is interesting to me that Instant Pot has a cult following without ever advertising.

Googling "instant pot for camping" returns a lot of entries devoted to the topic.
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Instant Pot? Is that like instant coffee?
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