I came to the Instant Pot by accident but now I don't know how I survived without one.
It was over the summer and I was covering Amazon Prime Day. I popped into a Facebook livestream and my friend Sierra told me I HAD TO GET ONE. So, I put it in my cart. Hours later when my husband was Prime Day shopping, he purchased what I had left in the cart. What he didn't know was that I had been on the fence about it.
Then it came in the mail and I was all... "um, well, let's keep it, thanks!"
I didn't even touch it for another two or three months. But long story short, here's why I love it.
It can cook frozen chicken breasts in about 30 mintues or less -- gets them to the perfect consistency for shredding. That takes several hours in a crock pot.
It makes soups. My friend Michelle told me that it has a saute mode which I always overlooked! So, it really is a one-pot-stop. For our cold mornings on the road, I saute some beef and veggies, then I add stock and tomatoes! EASY! And done in about 25 minutes.
You can cook rice or make yogurt... there's not a lot this little thing can't do.
Just saying - it's a great gift for the kitchen gadget lover ... even if you buy it by mistake!