Instant Pot?

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Does anyone here use an Instant Pot? What is your favorite homesteading recipe?
 

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I broke down and ordered one because 1) I can burn everything in a crockpot, 2) burnt dry venison roast in a crockpot is gross, 3) I hope it will help me cook more by eliminating stovetop cooking that I can't do most the time because of health problems.

Apparently Instant Pot can cook hunks of meat without even thawing them out first?!

I'm excited to try the yogurt maker function. I have trouble keeping yogurt warm enough for the whole incubation period.
 

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I've never even heard of an instant pot. I am searching for a yogurt maker for milking season though....

How do you burn things in a crockpot? That's like a whole new talent!
 

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How do you burn things in a crockpot? That's like a whole new talent!
Yes, I am verrry talented at burning food. If it was a marketable skill, I'd be rich. :gig

I haven't seen yogurt makers that can make a whole pot at a time. I tried using a crockpot to incubate yogurt with instructions I found online. Didn't work out well. My mom has a system rigged up that involves yogurt-cultured milk in mason jars in a cooler filled with hot water and blanketed. Or something. It's complicated and I get lost in the details.
 

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Yeah someone tried to explain a similar method to me, but I've never felt comfortable relying on blankets or hot water bottles to make dairy products! My husband found one that makes a few jars at a time, which is all I need!

It's OK... I don't think I've ever not overcooked poultry in my life so... We're even lol!
 

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Instant Pot has arrived. IT CAN PASTUERIZE MILK! I'm officially in love. And I need to get a dairy goat doeling this spring?
 

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I got something similar- it's a Vita-Clay Smart Multi-Crock n' Stock Pot. Not quite a crock pot as it's not as vapor-tight as the usual crock pot. It's a stock pot, "fast" slow/cooker, slow cooker, steamer, hot cereal maker, and yogurt maker. What I like is the porcelain insert is ultra pure, with just a water glaze, so there are NO heavy metals that might leach into the food.

eta: this was my birthday present from DH :weee
 

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Umm I have an electric pressure cooker I've used like twice, then I lost the cord... But I think I can make yogurt in it too! What? That's the craziest thing I've heard in a while and I must go find out more. I am no help but I'm glad you posted this thread! :lol:
 

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I had never heard of the Instant pot until a couple days ago and I think I read it here. I looked it up but haven't investigated thoroughly - however - it might be something I NEEEEEEED! I'll investigate further at some point.
 
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