The Instant Pot is the hottest kitchen gadget in years, and it turns out was not just a flash in the pan this past holiday season. Many people are now buying another, so they can cook two things at once. And other companies are now making their own version to get in on the excitement.
But it’s not the perfect cooking device, chefs say, as there are some things you should not cook in it.
Anyone who has one knows the Instant Pot makes amazing stews, pasta, chili, ribs and many more foods, cooking them in a fraction of the time of a slow cooker, which can take all day.
Heather Whitton, who demonstrated one to us a few months ago, told us she loves the time savings, explaining that, “one of the first thing I made were ribs, which took an hour or less,” she said.
Foods to avoid cooking
But professional cooks say there are some foods not to cook in it.
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