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. 101
    Kathi says:

    Hard Boiled (Steamed) Eggs are great!

  2. 102
    Terri says:

    One pot meals are great in the Instant Pot

  3. 103
    Nancy Pepper says:

    Sounds great! I know two people who have the IP and they are confused!!!

  4. 104
    Lauren says:

    I don’t have one yet, but I’m so tempted to try it out!

  5. 105
    Devon H says:

    Not exactly yet – I do have a 4 qt electric pressure cooker that’s not IP brand and I do use that occasionally, but have my eye on getting the actual IP (just for ease of functions and I want the stainless steel interior). I love making bone-in chicken legs/thighs in my EPC in 12 minutes!
    Minutes!

  6. 106
    Elizabeth E says:

    Yogurt, of course, But I love how beets are now an everyday vegetable, both warm and as a salad ingredient. And how easy ‘roasted’ garlic and marmalade have become.

  7. 107
    Persephone says:

    Love your other books-cant wait to see what wonderful things you’re making in that ipot❣️

  8. 108
    Ann says:

    I’m in the market to replace my old rice cooker and was thinking about getting an instant pot. This might tip me in its favor.

  9. 109
    Jennifer McLean says:

    Love it, and couldn’t live without it. I make bone broth for my veggie soup all the time!

  10. 110
    Linn Blakeney says:

    ….. I dont have an Instant pot ..(YET!) but the more I hear about it the more I would love one. Christmas is coming… and I do hope someone is listening!! I can’t wait to try it out.

  11. 111
    Pearl says:

    Hoping to have an IP soon….!!!

  12. 112
    Cindy says:

    My friend loves her Instant Pop. Uses it a few times a week at least.

  13. 113
    Aimee Shortill says:

    I adore my Instant Pot. It’s my new favorite toy, I would love to learn more things to make in it.

  14. 114
    Kathryn Evans says:

    My favorite is refried beans made in an hour from dried beans. It’s amazing on a quick Mexican dinner night.

  15. 115
    Tia Bednar says:

    I just bought one too! excited to see the recipe book!

  16. 116
    Judy Babin says:

    I don’t have one but have heard so much positive comments that I now want one. Hope I win or maybe get one for Christmas.

  17. 117
    Karen Peterson says:

    I make vanilla in my instant pot.

  18. 118

    haven’t got an instant pot YET want to see the recipes in this book

  19. 119
    Lydia Ruddy says:

    I was skeptical at first, but I took advantage of a great sale on Amazon, and am now a convert! I love my instant pot. Right now my favorite recipe is a simple pork roast/pulled pork that becomes tins of different meals for the week.

  20. 120
    Sarah says:

    Steel cut oats are a dream!!

  21. 121
    Jenny Pierce says:

    Will it Waffle was a great title. I made one thing, chicken stock. That has to be my favorite recipe.

  22. 122
    Brighid says:

    I make whole milk yogurt in my Instant Pot every week!

  23. 123
    Dianne V says:

    SOUP

  24. 124
    Shawna says:

    Chicken Stock, hard boiled eggs, and Nom Nom Paleo’s Mexican Beef are in my Instant Pot every week.

  25. 125
    Tina says:

    I love to make hard boiled eggs, bone broth, rice, and pot roast in my IP and I really love the sauté feature.

  26. 126
    Nikki says:

    I love using my Instant Pot, and my family agrees that stews, beans, braised cuts of pork or beef, and hot multi grain oatmeal is no fuss and all yum!

  27. 127
    Amy McCue says:

    That is so true! I have it and love it, but I could really use some help with it!

  28. 128
    Linda Bick says:

    I have never used an instant pot before, it sounds amazing!

  29. 129
    Edward says:

    Ready to give up some precious kitchen storage space for this one!!!!

  30. 130
    Dona Gomez says:

    I need to get inspired to use my instant pot more. The podcast this week was great for getting me on my way, this book will help even more!

  31. 131
    Megan Zambito says:

    I love my instant pot. I used to use my slow cooker but now rarely use it.

  32. 132
    nick martinelli says:

    Believe it or not, my daughter joined weight watchers online and they have instant pot recipes. This would probably be a great help for her and the rest of us.

  33. 133
    Jennifer says:

    I don’t have one but have considered getting one. They look amazing!

  34. 134
    Karen D says:

    I have another brand of electric pressure cooker. I like it for a lot of dishes, but it makes risotto so easy!

  35. 135
    Marsha says:

    I’ve been on the fence about getting an Instant Pot for a while. This book might just convince me!

  36. 136
    Ruth says:

    I love making bone broth in my InstantPot! Yogurt is so easy, as well, and pot roasts turn out beautifully every time.

  37. 137
    Denice says:

    Winning will give me a good excuse to buy one!

  38. 138
    Marty C says:

    I was given one as a gift and, to be honest, it’s still in the box. I use my crockpot and my rice cooker, but I just haven’t used the instant pot. I think I have gadget fatigue 😀

  39. 139
    Jackie says:

    I LOVE my instant pot! It totally replaced my stovetop pressure cooker. I use it for all sorts of things, Skinnytaste has a lot of recipes for it. Last week I made Chicken Cacciatore in it!

  40. 140
    Paula says:

    Yes – I make chicken and rice a lot!

  41. 141
    Tina B says:

    You have the best giveaways! Love mine for lots of thing especially yogurt!

  42. 142
    Sarah says:

    I guess if I win the book I will definitely be asking for an Instant Pot for Christmas… I like the sound of all the things it can do!

  43. 143
    Cristen says:

    Just bought my instant pot this week!

  44. 144
    Courtney says:

    Have made a few things in mine, with great results so far. Excited to see some new recipes!

  45. 145
    Cora says:

    I’m considering an Instant Pot. We are replacing a lot of our kitchen due to a fire, (Not caused by my cooking!!) So I’m trying to take my time and get what really works for me. Thanks for this opportunity!

  46. 146
    Lisa Noble says:

    Need a pot, and the book! Braises…mmmm.

  47. 147
    Leah says:

    I love slow cooking and pressure cooking, would appreciate the book

  48. 148
    Janet says:

    The IP makes the best beef stew ever.

  49. 149
    Deborah N. says:

    I am new to the instant pot. I like it but I need to learn to cook more things. My favorite thing to cook in it is ribs.

  50. 150
    Harvitron says:

    I love my IP! My most frequent use is enchiladas, but we’ve made all kinds of things!

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