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10 Ways to Use Your Instant Pot This Summer — Recipes from The Kitchn

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You already know the benefits of leaning on your slow cooker in summer, so it should come as no surprise that your Instant Pot is also invaluable. With the option for lightning-fast pressure cooking or slow cooking, this multi-cooker can do it all! From a luscious eggplant dip to a Italian beef sandwiches, here are 10 ways to use your Instant Pot all summer long.

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10 Easy Ways to Get Chicken on the Table with Your Instant Pot — Recipes from The Kitchn

Not only has my Instant Pot upped my meal prep routine, but this handy appliance has also been a game-changer on chicken-for-dinner night. Operating as an electric pressure cooker and slow cooker in one, it comes with the potential to speed up dinner, tackle still-frozen meat, and really take charge of the heavy lifting for getting dinner on the table. From weeknight chicken tikka masala to quick cacciatore to slow-simmered soups, here are 10 ways your Instant Pot makes tonight's chicken dinner even easier.

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10 Easy Ways to Get Chicken on the Table with Your Instant Pot — Recipes from The Kitchn

Not only has my Instant Pot upped my meal prep routine, but this handy appliance has also been a game-changer on chicken-for-dinner night. Operating as an electric pressure cooker and slow cooker in one, it comes with the potential to speed up dinner, tackle still-frozen meat, and really take charge of the heavy lifting for getting dinner on the table. From weeknight chicken tikka masala to quick cacciatore to slow-simmered soups, here are 10 ways your Instant Pot makes tonight's chicken dinner even easier.

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This Woman Is the Proud Owner of 107 Instant Pots — On Trend

If there's one kitchen gadget that has garnered a cult following in the last couple years, it's the Instant Pot. You've seen the sales, you've seen the recipes and tips, you've seen the heartfelt essays on personal growth in the kitchen. And chances are you have a friend who has gone on (and on) about how much they love this budget seven-in-one appliance.

But you haven't seen this. Nancy Olsen of Duluth, Minnesota, is the proud owner of 107 Instant Pots. Her obsession started a little over a year ago on her birthday when her husband gifted her an Instant Pot because one of his coworkers said it helped their family get dinner on the table faster.

"I took it out of the box and just immediately fell in love," Nancy says of the first time she saw the appliance. "It was so light and the instructions were so easy to read. I hadn't experienced a rush like that in awhile; I immediately felt at peace."

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I Tried the Instant Pot and Didn’t Love it. What Am I Missing? — Need Advice

When the Instant Pot went on sale for Amazon Prime Day last year, I barely thought about adding it to my cart. I'd long read about the wonders of the Instant Pot, so I knew I had to have one. Two days later, my precious new seven-in-one appliance arrived, and I was elated.

But I was also busy. And despite the fact that this strange contraption had promised to save me time and change my life, I just didn't have the focus to learn what I quickly discovered was a whole new way of cooking. I had questions and uncertainties, so it sat in its box in the basement for a week. And then I had guests over, so I hid it in the spare bedroom. And then I sort of forgot about it, only to be occasionally and sporadically struck with guilt when I came across another recipe suited for the device.

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How the Instant Pot Changed My Meal Prep Routine — Meal Planning for Beginners

One of the most crucial parts of my weekly meal plan is my meal prep routine every Sunday. Spending a few hours in the kitchen is the assurance that I've got hard-boiled eggs for breakfast, grains for salad, and, best of all, that getting dinner on the table will be a lot easier in the week ahead. I shared my love for the Instant Pot a couple years ago, and now it's time to do it again — because it has single-handedly improved the way I meal prep.

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