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Re: Instant Pot

http://healthyslowcooking.com/instantpotaccessories/ - I have the dessert pan inserts and you can cook small portions quite nicely.

Quiona and Millets cook perfect with instapot
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Old 27.09.2017, 11:37
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Re: Instant Pot

My wife bought one a year or so ago and she likes it a lot. Food tastes good so I also like it a lot. What's more to say?
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Re: Instant Pot

So many different types too... I'd be tempted to get the Ultra http://instantpot.com/products/
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Old 27.09.2017, 13:10
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Re: Instant Pot

Its now on my Christmas wish list!!
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I'd never heard of an Instant Pot before this thread, and now I urgently want one.

(Thanks, EF )

I won't use eBay, but browsing around I found a Gastroback Multicooker at Galaxus:

https://www.galaxus.ch/de/s2/product...cooker-5800206

Is this similar?

If so, do any of you have experience with it?
Thanks so much for this post. I have no experience with this model, but it does look similar to the Instant Pot.
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Hmm I am very tempted by one, especially if I can then retire my slow cooker...

What have you used it for so far? Bit more details please?
You can use the Instant Pot for a variety of things, from slow cooked stews to pressure cooked whatever. I use it for everything from making rice to chicken soup to boiling eggs to stewing fruit to making yoghurt.
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Why would you need a special electric one, and not an standard one which you can put on the hob and use as a normal pot as well?
The advantage of an Instant Pot is that it does many different things (pressure cook, slow cook) so you need fewer items in the kitchen, and you just plug it in and program it, so you don't have to be watching it as you would a pressure cooker left on the stove. It took me a while to get used to using it but now I don't know what I would do without it.
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Re: Instant Pot

FWIW, the US has more/better versions than the UK, and the US versions will also work in Europe if you have a voltage converter. The FAQ on the Instant Pot (US) website confirms this. So this might be useful for those with US connections.
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Re: Instant Pot

When you pressure cook meat with it such as beef ragout (low end cuts), does the meat turn tender without the stringy texture of slow cooked meat?
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Old 07.10.2017, 12:23
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When you pressure cook meat with it such as beef ragout (low end cuts), does the meat turn tender without the stringy texture of slow cooked meat?
The ultimate texture of meat depends on the cut and then the size of the bits and in turn how they were cut.
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The ultimate texture of meat depends on the cut and then the size of the bits and in turn how they were cut.
I am talking about shop-bought rindsragout, which is very consistent in size and texture across the supermarkets. Even with careful slow cooking on low heat it goes very tender but somewhat stringy after 6-8 hours.
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Old 07.10.2017, 13:17
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I am talking about shop-bought rindsragout, which is very consistent in size and texture across the supermarkets. Even with careful slow cooking on low heat it goes very tender but somewhat stringy after 6-8 hours.
All meat will eventually fall apart along the muscle fibres provided it's sufficiently cooked

The instant pot has 3 settings for pressure, mild, normal, strong. I'd say rinds ragout cooked at mild pressure for 20 minutes and then left for a few minutes to rest will be perfectly melty without falling apart.

I make curry or stew with 1 inch + cubes at medium pressure for 25 minutes until stringy melty.
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All meat will eventually fall apart along the muscle fibres provided it's sufficiently cooked

The instant pot has 3 settings for pressure, mild, normal, strong. I'd say rinds ragout cooked at mild pressure for 20 minutes and then left for a few minutes to rest will be perfectly melty without falling apart.

I make curry or stew with 1 inch + cubes at medium pressure for 25 minutes until stringy melty.
Awesome, thanks. Think I'm going to order me on of these from Amazon and retire my trusty old slow cooker.
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Re: Instant Pot

You have got me curious now.
I am a pressure cooker fan but this seems really interesting.
I think Im going to give this a go.
Thanks!
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Re: Instant Pot

Thanks everyone for posting the helpful information about getting an Instant Pot in Switzerland. It turned out that I could not get amazon.uk to ship one to me in Basel... but anyway, lo and behold, in the Interdiscount shop in Basel Center (the shop across the street from Globus) and also in the LeClerq super market just across the border in Saint Louis, France, I found this thing called a Moulinex Cookeo (both places had similar prices) that apparently does the same thing as the Instant Pot-- that is, it's a high pressure cooker, and also a slow cooker, and does sautee, and it's electric and programmable. When I got it home I almost accidentally threw out the vapor collection thingie with the wrapping, and boy howdy it all generated a ton of styrofoam packing, but... so far so good.
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Re: Instant Pot

Hi Traubert - Has the distribution method changed again? I don't see much on eBay UK or Amazon UK. Also, do they have dual voltage capability? If so, i will wait til i go back to the US where they seem to be 50% cheaper.

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I love our Instant Pot. Having been a chef in a previous life, I was scathing of it when my partner ordered one. What's wrong with pots and pans I thought.

Well I ended up commandeering it and I love it so much, I'm going to buy the bigger 8qt pot. We use it for so many things. I make a large batch of chicken stock every week (with bones from my local farmer), we slow cook everything, pulled pork, curry in a hurry, it really is a wonderful machine. It's a dream to keep clean and really simple to use.

Anyway, the distribution method has changed and for Europe you no longer buy through Amazon, but rather eBay.

Get your instant pot here on Ebay UK
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Old 27.12.2017, 17:40
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Re: Instant Pot

European distribution goes through Amazon.co.uk now, but they seem to be out of Pots.

It looks like they have accessories, but no Pot.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/s/ref=sr_...nid=1632651031

Someone might do well to get word from the Instant Pot site itself.
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Re: Instant Pot

From the Instant Pot site: <<<Yes, we produce a 220~240v Instant Pot models for the UK market. If you live in EU countries, you can purchase from instantpot.co.uk or amazon.co.uk.>>>

So they must be out of stock on the Amazon UK site.

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European distribution goes through Amazon.co.uk now, but they seem to be out of Pots.

It looks like they have accessories, but no Pot.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/s/ref=sr_...nid=1632651031

Someone might do well to get word from the Instant Pot site itself.
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Old 27.12.2017, 18:13
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Re: Instant Pot

Got mine for Christmas with a EU and a UK plug. Was bought through Amazon de

(Also saw a lot of people posting on FB that they had gotten one for Christmas as well)
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Re: Instant Pot

been trying to get one since I read this thread over christmas, hopelessly sold out in whole europe (official UK page, amazon UK, DE, FR, IT).

it blipped for few days on amazons with delivery date in may, then again disappeared. official support in canada said something about restocking in march.

I realize one option is to get it from US/Canada, but price hike would be probably big and it would have to be used with 110->220V adapter on top of CH plug convertor (or something combined), again annoyance and price hike.

anybody is aware of some other way, apart from ridiculously priced ebay UK-type offers?
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