I’m not exactly sure when I first became aware of the Instant Pot. It was sometime around the middle of December. Or maybe earlier. I started seeing it mentioned now and again by a friend or two on Facebook. You know the posts, “hey, I made this for dinner and it was fantastic.” I paid little attention because a pressure cooker? Me? Nah.
But those posts became more frequent and harder to ignore. Suddenly it seemed like every knitter I knew had an Instant Pot. Okay, so it was like 3 or 4. Still. I started researching. And thinking. I even mentioned to Dale that perhaps I’d like one of these for Christmas. He did not take the bait.
However, within a day or two after Christmas it became apparent that everyone else got one for Christmas. Okay, so it was like 3 or 4. Still. I really started jonesing for an Instant Pot. And before you could say what-the-hell-are-you-buying-another-appliance-for I had spent 2 Amazon gift cards and some Amazon Visa points and ordered one for my own self.
I have not regretted this decision for a second. I have used it a bunch of times already. Hard boiled eggs? Worth the cost right there – they peel like a dream. I’ve also made some great dinners.
Am I a lemming? Perhaps. But I’m a lemming who can now make really great food really fast.