If you’re having a debate with your significant other about whether or not to join the cult of Instant Pot, it being as cheap as it has ever been ($60!) should end that discussion rather quickly. But what to do now? You’ve got the greatest hit in homecooking in the last decade coming to your door in a day or two, and you’ve (probably) never used one.
First, go join the Instant Pot Facebook Community, as it is the cheeriest and most helpful part of the web. Second, invest $11 in what is literally the essential Instant Pot cookbook — The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker. The book runs through a range of regional cuisines and establishes a nice baseline of recipes from which you’ll build off.
Those who invested in other new-age cooking gadgets aren’t out of luck either — a beautiful and instructive sous vide cookbook that’s more than 50 percent off (almost fully claimed!), a cheesy but useful primer on spiralizing that’s 40 percent off and even a few bucks off an air fryer cookbook, if you decided to waste a few dollars on one of those (I’m not sorry).
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