Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker
Pressure cookers are convenient because of the time and energy they save. But they can also help keep you healthy. A pressure cooker is a great way to avoid buying processed foods at the grocery store to cook after a busy day because they’re fast.
Pressure cookers can deliver a flavorful meal without all of the added fats and sugars you would find through other means of cooking. When looking for a pressure cooker, the Instant Pot 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart 1000-Watt option is a fantastic purchase.
With a safety lid lock, magnetic lock, and detection of a leaky lid, this pressure cooker is one of the safest to use in the kitchen – especially if you have little ones.
Plus, it won’t steam up your kitchen and make it hotter on those warmer days. There’s a safety feature that protects against excess pressure. But it also has a feature that prevents the cooking temperature from getting too hot.
This is thanks to the automatic warning indicator when the temperature starts rising higher than it should be. The stainless steel interior is nonstick and easy to clean.
The exterior of the pot doesn’t get hot while it’s cooking the food, so that’s another safety measure they put in place. It also cooks really fast. You can have a meal ready to go in less than hour (sometimes even 30 minutes).
Or you can use the 24 hour timer to have things ready in advance so that when you’re hungry, the meal is ready. By using this pressure cooker, you can shave up to 70% off the time it normally takes to cook your favorite meals.
Since it’s a 6-in-1, it’s not just a pressure cooker, but a rice cooker, slow cooker, sauté, warmer, and steamer also. It’s great for making rice, meats, soups, chicken, chili, and more.
It seals very well and it turns off automatically so you don’t have to worry about it if you leave the house. All you have to do with this cooker is put the food in it, set it for the time you desire, and press start.
It also has an automatic stand-by heat setting to keep things warm so that you avoid spoiling your food. This Instant Pot cooker is easy to use and vegetables are cooked in less time than it takes to cook them with traditional cookware.
There are many health benefits for owning one of these cookers. Foods that are cooked in a shorter amount of time keep more of their nutrients. When you pressure cook your food, you save 90-95% of the vitamins and minerals in the food versus boiling which only retains 40-75% of the nutrients.
Meats are cooked without fats in a pressure cooker, making it a healthier choice for your heart and body while still allowing you to enjoy meat. It ends up more tender than other cooking methods, too.
Even if you’re going to cook a meal such as beef stew, you can pressure cook the beef in just about 20 minutes and then add it to your stew. Your beef tips will be tender and complete done so that all you have to do is warm up your vegetables!
When you are planning on cooking healthy meals for your
family, you might be considering using fresh, whole
ingredients and deciding on the nutrition for each meal. While
this is a good start, you also need to consider the appliances
you will be using. Pressure cookers are not often seen as a
healthy cooking appliance, but it really can be! Pressure
cookers like the Instant Pot pressure cooker provide ample
space for your meal, the ability to have ‘dump meals’ like
with slow cookers, and let you maintain the nutrients in the
foods you choose to cook.
The Instant Pot pressure cooker is 6 quarts, so there is
plenty of room for entire meals with this cooker. There is
also a cheaper, 5-quart version if you prefer to go that
route. With the Instant Pot pressure cooker, it is
programmable, which is great when you want to control when it
starts or stops, how long the food cooks for, and if you want
the meal to be done by the time you get home.
This is a 6-in-one pressure cooker so it is not like your
standard pressure cooker. The cooking appliance can be turned
into six different types of cooking appliances, including a
pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer,
and a sauté or browning appliance. Just about all your cooking
can be done with this one machine. This is a good option when
it is hot out and the last thing you want to do is turn on
your oven or stove! It is also helpful when trying to put
together an easy meal on a busy working day.
Aside from these benefits, the Instant Pot programmable
pressure cooker also comes with a variety of safety features.
This includes a safety lid lock so no spilling occurs while
the pressure cooker is turned on and a pressure regulator to
prevent combustion. It also has a leaky lid smart detection,
anti-blockage vent, automatic pressure control, and magnetic
This pressure cooker doesn’t have many disadvantages, though
you should be aware that the timer can only be set for 120
minutes at a time. While most food cooks in this amount of
time, you do not have the ability to set the timer past this
total amount of cooking. For food that takes longer, you need
to be home instead of setting the timer for when you will not
be at home.
At the end of the day, we highly recommend this pressure
cooker! It works great, has multiple uses, and has a control
panel that is very easy to use.