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Old 05-04-2018, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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The only times I've used one was for canning foods....never cooked in it.
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:41 AM
 
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Yes, at this moment I'm cooking black beans (no soaking required) for 50 minutes. We also use it for lentils, quinoa and rice. My vegan DD has one and loves it too. If you use hot water to begin with, it takes no time to start steaming and then 6-7 minutes for rice. Ours is 6 qt and is too big. A 4 qt would be perfect. Chili, soups are also easy to make.
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Old 05-10-2018, 02:45 PM
 
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I have a 6 qt Instant Pot and use it every day for just the two of us! I love that thing for cooking rice (perfect every time), beans, oatmeal, artichokes, potatoes, etc. They come in 3 qt, 6 qt, and 8 qt sizes. Personally I like my 6 qt and definitely would not go smaller. Many prefer the 8 qt for regular use and the 3 qt for travel and/or cooking small items.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:46 AM
 
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I love my kuhn-rikon pressure cooker. It makes the best rice, quinoa, beans, etc.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I have a 6 qt Instant Pot and use it every day for just the two of us! I love that thing for cooking rice (perfect every time), beans, oatmeal, artichokes, potatoes, etc. They come in 3 qt, 6 qt, and 8 qt sizes. Personally I like my 6 qt and definitely would not go smaller. Many prefer the 8 qt for regular use and the 3 qt for travel and/or cooking small items.
Artichokes! I cooked artichokes in my pressure cooker the other day.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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For vegans, what do you dip your artichokes in? I miss artichokes, but can't imagine eating them without mayo, so I just don't buy them anymore.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:44 AM
 
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For vegans, what do you dip your artichokes in? I miss artichokes, but can't imagine eating them without mayo, so I just don't buy them anymore.
Vegan mayo?
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Vegan mayo?
True. I'm also avoiding oil, and all of the vegan mayo I've found is mainly oil. I'll have to keep looking for some other alternative. Maybe I can concoct something using almond milk and corn starch and lemon juice or something like that.

I did see some website or video, can't remember who did it, where they used dry mixes like ranch dressing dry mix, but mixed it with vegan options, like almond milk or pureed white beans or something like that.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:03 AM
 
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I have a 6 qt Instant Pot and use it every day for just the two of us! I love that thing for cooking rice (perfect every time), beans, oatmeal, artichokes, potatoes, etc. They come in 3 qt, 6 qt, and 8 qt sizes. Personally I like my 6 qt and definitely would not go smaller. Many prefer the 8 qt for regular use and the 3 qt for travel and/or cooking small items.
Same here. I love my Instant Pot. The last meal I made in it was a vegetable risotto with asparagus, broccoli, snap peas, and spinach. It was great! My favorite way to use it, though, is to prepare beans. Perfectly cooked chickpeas in under an hour without pre-soaking? Yes, please!

I use a six-quart version, and my dorm-living daughter uses a three-quart. I should note that I don't use the IP to cook a lot of one-pot meals. Most often, I use it to prepare an ingredient like vegetable stock, sweet potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt (I am an ovo-lacto-vegetarian), whole grains, or beans that I will incorporate into a larger meal.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Just a tip for using pressure cooker, after the food has cooked you can save cool down time by taking the pressure cooker to the sink and running cold water over it.
I have four PC's 4 qt. 5 qt. 6 qt. and 10 qt. I can use the 10 qt. for canning, but I also have two large canners. Oh, never use the cold water method when canning!
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