What’s Hot: The Instant Pot

Noah Stults, Columnist

The Instant Pot was first invented in 2010 and has since grown into a huge company. The special pot became popular through word-of-mouth and thousands of online supporters who steadfastly believe it is a life-changing innovation. When you buy this awesome gadget, you will use it every night to make dinner.

The Instant Pot combines a pressure cooker, pressure canner, sous vide, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté/searing pan, steamer, yogurt maker, food warmer, and much more. So instead of trying to cram different kinds of cookery in your kitchen cabinet, you’ll save much needed space with this pot. My family uses our Instant Pot to cook everything from hard-boiled eggs and tamales to chili and lasagna. On the official Instant Pot website, they have cooking tips and simple recipes that can all be cooked in your pot. They also include valuable information on how the Instant Pot works. They explain that, “based on the type of food being cooked, Smart Programs can adjust and control all four cooking parameters: heating intensity, temperature, pressure and duration.” This smart cooking program helps make sure that everything you make is cooked right.

Utilizing the Instant Pot can result in many benefits. One advantage of this invention is that it helps save energy. When the cooking chamber is fully insulated, the pot cooker does not need to use as much energy to keep up the heat. Instant Pot also states that, compared to other cooking methods such as baking or steaming, pressure cooking can reduce your energy usage and time spent cooking by up to 70 percent.

For as low as $69, you can take home this revolutionary invention and start cooking tasty meals with it. The Instant Pot is an easy machine to operate and can be stored conveniently. When you buy this device, you will not be disappointed.