I am mulling over whether I should invest in an Instant Pot cooker. I would welcome your views.
So here are my thoughts. I already have a slow cooker, so I wouldn't anticipate using the slow cooker facility especially often.
But there are 6 other functions on an instant pot, and the one that appeals to me most is that it's an electric pressure cooker. I like the idea of being able to fry any meat in it using the saute function, and then pile on flavourings and fluids and pressure cooking it for a quick stew or casserole.
The primary reason I'm thinking I'd like a pressure cooker is that I would like to buy dried pulses and beans and to cook them with it before adding to a dish I'm cooking, perhaps in the slow cooker. I use a lot of beans/pulses/legumes in my cooking. I have several different sorts of dried lentils and some dried beans too but some of them can take quite a long time to cook and really add to the cooking time of a meal. I'd like to expand that collection so I don't have to keep buying so many cans of the things, but it's just not practical while it takes so long to cook them!
I also like the idea of being able to make my own Greek yogurt. I've watched some youtube videos and the Instant Pot seems like it does that quite well.
What do you think? I'm thinking this piece of kit could really justify its place on my kitchen work surfaces (whereas it really is time I retired to another home my Juicer! I love juices, but the juicer takes such a lot of washing up and reassembling that I nearly lost the will to live)!
As well as letting me know if you think it might be useful for me too, do please let me know if there's another function to an Instant Pot that you find particularly helpful, if you already own one.
Thank you so much! I appreciate anyone who takes the time to reply here.