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#61 Gator Pam  ONLINE  

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Posted Jan 28, 2018 - 11:32 am

Fred Meyer has the 6-quart IP LUX on sale for $79.99. There is also a 20% off Housewares coupon in effect this week. If their multiple exclusions don't apply, that would bring it down to $63.99, more or less.

The LUX is my least favorite of the IP models, as it does not have a yogurt mode and only cooks on High Pressure when in Manual or Pressure Cook. I much prefer hard cooking my eggs on Low Pressure.

That said, there are work arounds posted online for using the LUX to make yogurt, and many others have success making hard cooked eggs using high pressure. So, other than my caveats, it is a good machine.

Keep in mind, however, that in the past the next model up, the Duo (my favorite, so far) has gone on sale on various sites around Black Friday for $69.99. And some sites, such as Kohl's, even accepts or offers discounts, like Kohl's Cash. I've heard of some people scoring the 6-quart Duo for an out of pocket cost of $45 this last Black Friday.

Edited by Gator Pam, Jan 28, 2018 - 11:34 am.


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Posted Jan 30, 2018 - 9:50 am

Today's mantra...
...I have no room...I have no room...I have no room...

Today on Treasure Truck: It's small, but does it all! The Instant Pot Duo Mini, 30% off at http://www.amazon.com/ttgo now.


After discount, it's $48.99.

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Posted Feb 4, 2018 - 11:57 am

Kohl's has the Duo Mini at a similar price through Thursday, after Kohl's Cash.

Buy (1) Instant Pot Duo Mini 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker 3 Qt $79.99 (reg $99.99)
Use the code HOME10 for $10.00 off your home purchase of $50.00 or more, exp. 2/19
Use the code COLD15 for 15% off your purchase, exp 2/8
Shipping is free on this purchase or you can choose store pickup
Pay: $59.49
Get $10 back in Kohl’s Cash
Final Price: $49.49

If one wants to shop at the brick and mortar store, there are also hard copy coupons with bar codes available, on either Kohls.com or in the Kohl's weekly sales flyer.

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Posted Feb 22, 2018 - 2:09 pm

Just saw this for those with some of the InstaPot's possible recall.

 

https://www.abcactio...heating-melting



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Posted Feb 22, 2018 - 8:05 pm

*nod*

This is for the Instant Pot Gem, Instant Pot's multicooker similar to the Ninja multicooker. It is rectangular shaped, rather than round, and does not have a pressure cooking feature.

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Posted Feb 23, 2018 - 10:48 am

*nod*

This is for the Instant Pot Gem, Instant Pot's multicooker similar to the Ninja multicooker. It is rectangular shaped, rather than round, and does not have a pressure cooking feature.

That's good at least, would hate to worry about something like that happening with the food in there under pressure. We keep thinking about getting an InstaPot :)



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Posted Mar 23, 2018 - 9:49 am

In case anyone would like to duplicate the corned beef and cabbage dinner I made in the Instant Pot, I took the time to write it up in a recipe friendly format.
It is a combination of my favorite crockpot recipe for flavoring, and a couple of Instant Pot recipes for time and technique.
Feel free to ask questions, if anything is unclear.

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

3 lb uncooked corned beef brisket, flat cut*
1 onion, quartered
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup malt vinegar
12 oz Irish stout (Guinness works great) or dark ale
1 tsp mustard seed**
1 tsp coriander seed**
1 tsp black peppercorns (whole)**
1 tsp dill seed**
1 tsp allspice (whole)**
1 bay leaf crumbled**
6 pearl onions, peeled
4 small Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 medium rutabagas, peeled and cubed
3 small turnips, peeled and cubed
3 carrots, chopped into 2" pieces
3 parsnips, peeled and chopped into 2" pieces
1 small (2 Lb) head cabbage, cut into wedges

Open brisket package and remove spice package, if included. Set spice pack aside.
Rinse brisket under cold running water, to remove brine. Set aside.
Place trivet in Instant Pot insert. Place quartered onion on trivet, points facing up.
Place minced garlic on each onion quarter.
Pour chicken broth, malt vinegar, and stout or ale in to insert.
Combine all the spices, including those included in the spice pack. Put the brisket fat side down and rub the spices on the exposed meat facing up. Place the brisket on top of the onions, fat side down.
Close the lid, set to sealing position, and put on Manual/Pressure Cook High Pressure for 70 minutes.*** When cooking is finished, do a Natural Pressure Release for 15 – 20 minutes, and then Quick Release the rest.
Preheat oven on Keep Warm to 170˚F.
Remove the brisket to a cutting board and brush off the spices. Lift the trivet, allowing the onions to fall back in to the liquid, and remove trivet from insert.
Remove 2 cups of cooking liquid and reserve.
In this order, place the vegetables in to the cooking liquid: pearl onions, potatoes, rutabagas, turnips, carrots, parsnips, and cabbage.
Put on lid, seal the pot and put on Manual/High Pressure for 10 minutes.
While vegetables cook, slice brisket and place in casserole dish. Pour reserved cooking liquid over meat, cover casserole with foil and hold in oven.
When vegetables finish cooking, Quick Release and serve.

Notes:
* Two 3 lb. corned beef flat cut briskets can be stacked and cooked at the same time. Layer them perpendicular to each other.
** If using two flat cut briskets, double the amount of spices, but do not double the liquids or vegetables.
*** To cook two flat cut briskets, cook for 90 minutes instead of 70 minutes, with a 15 to 20 minute Natural Pressure Release.

 

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Posted Apr 7, 2018 - 9:18 am

Creme Brûlée made in the Instant Pot. Yes, yes I did have dessert for dinner.

Which recipe did you use? Do you have a culinary torch or did you put it under the broiler to caramelize the sugar on top?

How did it turn out?

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Posted Apr 7, 2018 - 10:37 am

Which recipe did you use? Do you have a culinary torch or did you put it under the broiler to caramelize the sugar on top?
How did it turn out?



I use this recipe.:

www.clevercraftycookinmama.com/2017/08/instant-pot-creme-brulee.html

It may not be restaurant quality but I’ve made it twice now. It’s very easy and very good, at least to me. I make it a day ahead of when I want it and let it can chill overnight so that it gets good and cold before I caramelize the sugar. And yes, I have a torch. I keep buying “toys” for my IP.

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Posted Apr 27, 2018 - 1:46 pm

did anyone get an email from Target yesterday offering the instant 3 qt size for $55.99, I did and clicked on it and there was not discount, put it in cart and everything, there was no code or anything, kinda of disappointed



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Posted Apr 28, 2018 - 2:07 pm

I did not get that email, although I saw the mini on amazon's deal of the day for $55 earlier in the week.

I scored the Duo Mini at Kohl's for $48, plus I got $10 Kohl's Cash. I was lucky to get a 40% off mystery coupon this last cycle.

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Posted Jun 8, 2018 - 12:46 pm

For our international friends who may be considering an Instant Pot, amazon UK has the 6-litre Duo on sale again. This should come with the wattage and plug needed to operate overseas.

https://www.amazon.c...5ab28b6772b28e1

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Posted Sep 2, 2018 - 9:07 am

Instant pots seem to be an hot item right now. The lowest price I have seen on them is $59.  Do you all think they will be on sale cheaper than that on black friday?



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Posted Sep 2, 2018 - 10:24 am

Which model and size are you looking at?

 

Amazon always has very low prices during BF week as does Kohl's with coupons + Kohl's Cash.



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Posted Sep 2, 2018 - 10:27 am

I actually got a better deal from Kohl’s on my 6 qt DUO during their Veteran’s Day sale as opposed to Black Friday because of coupon codes I had. Amazon does have great deals too though.

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Posted Sep 2, 2018 - 5:53 pm

They are a hot item. I can't predict what the prices will be, but I would bet they will be in almost every BF ad this year.



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Posted Sep 3, 2018 - 4:52 am

Whatever happened to that Instant Pot Max that was supposed to be out this summer? Haven't noticed it for sale anywhere.



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Posted Sep 3, 2018 - 9:00 am

We might see them for $49 or less.Here is a disappointing review of the new model:https://www.cnet.com...pot-max-review/



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Posted Sep 4, 2018 - 6:39 am

So far we love the Instant Pot we bought on Prime day. Used it a few times and it works great.



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Posted Sep 4, 2018 - 6:53 am

I've thought about getting one but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Need to go through my kitchen and get rid of some of the other gadgets I have that I no longer use, as space is an issue in an apartment. lol

 

I agree with most who said they should be in most ads this year. Will be interesting if they drop below that $59 price point for a decent one, especially with that disappointing review on the Max. 


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Posted Sep 4, 2018 - 6:55 am

I've thought about getting one but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Need to go through my kitchen and get rid of some of the other gadgets I have that I no longer use, as space is an issue in an apartment. lol

 

I agree with most who said they should be in most ads this year. Will be interesting if they drop below that $59 price point for a decent one, especially with that disappointing review on the Max. 

Just need to do what we did and move. Would be amazed at how much stuff you determine you don't need any longer lol.



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Posted Sep 4, 2018 - 7:06 am

Just need to do what we did and move. Would be amazed at how much stuff you determine you don't need any longer lol.

 

Did that every three months in college. No thanks. LOL I am slowly doing the deep purge, though. If I haven't used something in at least 6 months, I'm ditching it. I try to spend a little bit of time each night weeding things out because I know I have accumulated way too much stuff. 

 

That said, I've got one of the cheapest rents around for the size of apartment I have. To go any cheaper would mean moving to a less than desirable area and moving anywhere else that's decent will cost me an extra $100-200/month at least. (Ouch!) 

 

However, I can see the Instant Pot being able to replace a few other gadgets that I have, which is why it has piqued my interest. 


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Posted Sep 4, 2018 - 4:52 pm

I've thought about getting one but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Need to go through my kitchen and get rid of some of the other gadgets I have that I no longer use, as space is an issue in an apartment. lol
 
I agree with most who said they should be in most ads this year. Will be interesting if they drop below that $59 price point for a decent one, especially with that disappointing review on the Max.


I love my Pot so much that I have 2 sizes! Lol. I had to buy a kitchen cart to accommodate the 6 qt size since I have no countertop space.

I think Kohl’s and Target had Duo models for $79.99 last BF so I bet they will be much cheaper during the BF weekend. Both of mine are Duo models and are perfectly fine for what I use them for.

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Posted Sep 7, 2018 - 9:56 am

I am considering buying one of these this year but, like others I have a small kitchen with no counter space and not a lot of cabinet space either. So I need to figure out what I can get rid of to make this worth my while.


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Posted Sep 7, 2018 - 11:25 am

I am considering buying one of these this year but, like others I have a small kitchen with no counter space and not a lot of cabinet space either. So I need to figure out what I can get rid of to make this worth my while.


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Same here... I'm currently pricing portable Islands to add more "counter" space as well as wire shelving to put all my pots and pans and whatever else on and get them out of the totes they are currently in...



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Posted Sep 7, 2018 - 11:41 am

Oh I'd kill for enough space to use a portable island. I semi-jokingly refer to my kitchen as a "one-butt kitchen" because that's about all that can fit in my kitchen at a time... lol 


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Posted Sep 7, 2018 - 12:43 pm

Oh I'd kill for enough space to use a portable island. I semi-jokingly refer to my kitchen as a "one-butt kitchen" because that's about all that can fit in my kitchen at a time... lol 

 

It won't be a big one, just big enough to have more cutting and prepping space...



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Posted Sep 7, 2018 - 1:42 pm

I also would love an island, but no room. I've considered getting one and putting it in the corner of the dining room for storage at the very least.

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Posted Sep 10, 2018 - 7:24 am

I'm interested in an Instant Pot but I think I'll wait til next year when we've moved into our new house. No storage right now.
I think they'll be in most of not all the ads that have small appliances. $45-$60 would be my price predictions for the older models. No clue on the newer ones.

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Posted Sep 10, 2018 - 7:39 am

I am looking into purchasing one this year myself...






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