Cooking is a deeply rooted human activity which is essential to health (and a healthy budget!). One of our favorite approaches to affordable and healthy cooking includes the slow cooker. Slow cookers allow people to place a variety of meats and vegetables to heat for a long period of time with minimal effort and maintenance. However, a new slow cooker has recently come on the market which triples as a slow cooker, an instant pot (meaning it can cook the food instantly if needed), and a pressure cooker (allowing it to cook a variety of recipes that slow cookers and instant pots cannot).
- Instant Pots have a mode that allow them to be used like any other programmable slow cooker, but since they’re pressure cookers by trade, they can also cook meats, rice, and even yogurt extremely quickly.
- You should probably own a pressure cooker regardless, so having one that doubles as your slow cooker is a great way to save some cabinet space.
- Having had some time to stew it over, it seems that our readers’ favorite slow cooker isn’t actually a slow cooker at all: It’s the Instant Pot pressure cooker.
“It serves as a slow cooker, sure, but you’ll never use it because you can just pressure cook your dinner in minutes, and leave it to keep warm all day (or just do it when you get home from work).”