Friday, September 21, 2018

How to Instant Pot

91Zk2H6W7HLHow to Instant Pot
Written by Daniel Shumski
Published at Workman

About the book

Master the revolutionary appliance that is changing the way we cook!

The only Instant Pot cookbook that is organized by function, How to Instant Pot is both a guide to understanding the Instant Pot basics and a foodie’s creative collection of over 100 recipes specially crafted to take advantage of the Instant Pot’s many virtues, from cooking perfect risotto in six minutes, no stirring required, to five kinds of yogurt, to creating one-hour killer chili and soups from scratch, using dried beans.

Here’s how to make incredible hands-off meals like Ziti and Italian Sausage, Maple-Mustard Pork Shoulder, and Korean-Style Short Ribs, plus plenty of sides, breakfasts, and desserts. In addition to a set of recipes for each function and master recipes with three variations each, there are surprising shortcuts—basics like quick pickles, perfect hard-boiled eggs, and a 30-minute “baked” potato. It’s the essential purchase for every instant pot owner.

My Thoughts

The world has been wild about the new kitchen appliance known as the Instant Pot – websites, reviews, social media and much more are talking constantly about this “must have” item in a kitchen.  It is particularly popular during the Christmas season when sales pops out everywhere for the various models offered on the market.  

But when you open the box and take your Instant Pot out the first thing that comes to your mind is often “how the heck am I suppose to use this now?”.   So you google and read about using the Instant Pot.  You try your first meal and it is a disaster (let’s face it dear reader getting use to the Instant Pot is a learning curve!).   Do not worry anymore because the book How to Instant Pot will provide all the help you need to successfully make dinner to your family.

The book contains six chapters that will guide you in using the Instant Pot to almost its full capacity.

Chapter 1 will cover all the basics about using the Instant Pot.  It will allow you to discover the equipment and how to set it up, explains the functionality of the buttons, decorticate the LCD readout so you can understand it, explain to you how to convert your favorite recipes into an Instant Pot recipe, as well as show you how to clean your machine.


The following chapters will present you with tips and tricks as well as recipes for the following functionality of the Instant Pot: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, yogurt maker and steamer.  



What I particularly like about this recipe book is that a huge majority of the recipes are accompanied by a stunning photograph of what the meal look like.   I really like seeing the end result before making a recipe.   What can I say I am a visual person!  The recipes will give you the total time to make it, the active time of the Instant Pot, the yield of the recipe as well as ingredients and directions.  You will also see icons near the title of the recipes.  These icons indicated if the meal is vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, if the recipe can be doubled, as well as if the recipe can be done in 30 minutes or 60 minutes (or less).   You can also find some quick fix recipes as well as  1,2,3 recipes which allow you to swap some ingredients.   As you can see there is a lot of potential for this recipe book and the kitchen appliance known as the Instant Pot.

If you plan to purchase an Instant Pot in a near future, consider getting this cookbook to guide you in the usage of your new kitchen appliance.

How to Instant Pot is available for purchase at your favorite bookstore, even on and


Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Allen for sending me the above mentioned book for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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