Good news, fellow home-cooks! The much raved about Instant Pot is now available in the Philippines. The Instant Pot Duo packs seven appliances in one cooker:
- Pressure Cooker
- Slow Cooker
- Rice Cooker
- Yogurt Maker
Moreover, it has 14 smart built-in programs with a press of a button AND get this, it uses 70% less energy.
I’ve been very honest here on the blog about me not loving the idea of hanging out in the kitchen. I don’t like the whole process of cutting ingredients, the heat, and the clean-up afterward. But, because I want to feed my family real nutritious food, I would labor in the kitchen to prepare delicious dishes.
Then, the folks over at Instant Pot Philippines gave me an Instant Pot Duo. WOOHOO! I’ve been reading a lot of raving reviews about it from food bloggers in the U.S. I also saw a lot of mouthwatering recipes made with it on Pinterest.
I thought, “Nah, I can’t possibly do that!” Hindi nga kasi ako magaling sa kitchen. Adobo-level lang ako. I was wrong, you guys!
With the Instant Pot, I wowed my family with dishes like tasty Honey Sesame Chicken and tender Monggolian Beef. I also leveled up from Adobo, Tinola, and Giniling to Filipino dishes like Kare-Kare, Bulalo, and Mechado, which I used to avoid because of the time it takes to cook them.
There’s a long list of recipes you can do with the Instant Pot, some of which I will showcase here on the blog. I’m telling you, you’ll really enjoy cooking because of it!
Why I Love The Instant Pot Duo
The Instant Pot lessened our need for numerous cooking appliances. Because it combines seven appliances in one already, there’s no need to have too many appliances and pots lying around the house.
The Instant Pot made cooking easier. What I love about the Instant Pot is that you can just dump everything in and leave it to cook on its own. I don’t worry about checking on the food while it cooks because I can just set the timer and it does its job.
The Instant Pot made cooking faster. Yep, cooking time is reduced significantly with the Instant Pot. Because it combines 7 appliances in 1, I use it as a pressure cooker to tenderize meat and cook the whole dish in the same pot. Wala nang palipat-lipat pa.
The Instant Pot is safe. The Instant Pot has safety features to ensure you don’t accidentally burn yourself while you cook:
- The Pressure Regulator ensures that pressure is kept below the safety limit
- The anti-blockage vent ensures food debris doesn’t block the vent
- The safety lid lock (which comes in super super super handy) makes sure you don’t accidentally open the lid while there’s still pressure inside
- There’s a sensor that monitors if the lid is placed properly
- It has temperature control and temperature monitoring so the food doesn’t burn
- The electrical current and temperature fuse turn the Instant Pot off whenever it goes beyond what is safe