Giveaway: How to Instant Pot

I bought my Instant Pot in the summer of 2016 and it quickly became one of my favorite appliances. It had the power to turn out flawless batches of beans, braises, stocks, and batches of rice and didn’t need to be tended the way that a stove top pressure cooker did.

However, I often found myself wishing that the IP had come with a really great manual that would unlock more of its secrets. Sadly, as any IP user knows, its accompanying instruction booklet leaves a great deal to be desired.

Happily, Daniel Shumski, author of Will It Waffle and Will It Skillet, has leaped into the void that the IP manufacturers left and has written a book that I believe will become the defacto user’s guide to this valuable little appliance. It’s called How to Instant Pot and has already vastly expanded my Instant Pot horizons.

The book opens with a chapter designed to demystify the machine itself. You’ll discover what all the buttons do (I’ll confess that up until the moment I opened this book, I had only ever ventured to used the yogurt, manual, and cancel buttons), how to set it up, the best ways to clean the devise, and even how to convert your favorite recipes to use the IP.

From there, the book is broken down by device functions. Instant Pots are designed to pressure cook, slow cook, make rice, make yogurt, and steam. Dan addresses each one of those functions, teaches you how to use that setting, and then serves up a bevy of tasty recipes that utilize that IP feature. (He even makes blueberry jam in the IP, using the slow cook setting. I will definitely be trying that.)

From the Fragrant Lamb and Chickpea Stew (page 47) to the Parmesan Bread Pudding with Bacon and Broccoli (page 190), there is so much in this book that I want to try. It has opened up a world of IP possibilities and I can’t wait to dig in.

Thanks to Dan and Workman Publishing, I have a copy of this handy book to give away this week. Use the widget below to enter!

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Disclosure: Workman Publishing provided the copy you see pictured here and the copy I’m giving away, both at no cost to me. No additional compensation was provided. All thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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173 Responses to Giveaway: How to Instant Pot

  1. 151
    Jasmine says:

    Chicken soup! I love that I can add some veggies and a couple of frozen chicken thighs and have delicious soup in 30 minutes. My favourite combo is chicken, sweet potato and carrot with cumin and curry. I add some chopped kale at the end. Perfect!

  2. 152
    Pete says:

    Don’t have one, have not seen one, and have not used one, of course. Have only heard enough about them to be curious what I’m missing. Based upon this post, now I want one!! I do use the slow cookers (often several at a time) for mass cooking adventures and entertaining. This sounds like a good additional appliance, as would the book for the care and feeding of it.

  3. 153
    Naomi says:

    I just bought my first instapot and I can’t wait to experiment with it!!

  4. 154
    Patricia R. says:

    I love one pot meals. White chicken chili is a favorite. Mac and cheese is another favorite.

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  6. 156

    I love my new Instant Pot; a gift from my kids. My favorite things so far: risotto and chicken spinach curry. Yum!

  7. 157
    Kim Campbell says:

    I don’t have one but I am interested! Anything to make cooking easier after work is a win! Hmmm, I think I’d try Mac n cheese first.

  8. 158
    Cathy says:

    I’m thinking about buying one.

  9. 159
    Dee Johnson says:

    I haven’t tried an instant pot yet, but I would love to. I have read so many great reviews.

  10. 160
    Darcy says:

    WHATS the difference between an instant pot and the pressure cooker on the stove? I’ve been wanting one of those!

  11. 161
    Liz G says:

    Intrigued by the Instant pot

  12. 162
    Elaine Bray says:

    I mainly use my Instant Pot as a slow-cooker but am ready to try the other functions!

  13. 163
    Jean McKee says:

    Would love this to gift – my job ends just after 1/1, so we’re having a lean holiday season.

  14. 164
    Holly says:

    I use my Instant pot all the time. Mostly chicken dishes but I would love to try to make yogurt.

  15. 165
    Carolsue says:

    I have one and I love it! I like to make beef stew in it!

  16. 166
    Jennifer says:

    An Instapot is on my Christmas list.

  17. 167
    Nan Bixby says:

    I have bought one but we are in the process of remodeling and moving to another house so I have not used it. I can not wait to get the electricity in the house so I can join the craze.

  18. 168
    Kathleen says:

    Looking forward to trying the Instapot.

  19. 169
    Missy Yanchuck says:

    Would love to try the IP! Looks like a great new kitchen timesaver…

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    Sharon Kelley says:

    I’ve loved my instant pot for almost two years, but would love a cookbook to go along with it.

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