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Instant Pot vs. Stovetop Pressure Cooker - 2017

btnfood | Nov 30, 2017 10:52 PM

I've been a fan of pressure cooking since I first tried this method in the early 1990's. My first PC was a Cuisinart, then made in Belgium by Demeyere. I loved this model, but after many years of use, the long handle detached from the pan base. I replaced it with a Kuhn Rikon PC, which has also been great.

I'm now at the point where I need to replace several parts for the Kuhn Rikon, and am wondering if I should just invest in a new unit. I've hard great things about Fissler and plan to look into their models.

Over Thanksgiving weekend, it was impossible not to notice the extreme popularity of the Instant Pot.
My question is that, since I've been very happy with stovetop PC's, and I already own a slow cooker and a rice cooker, would the Instant Pot still be a better choice than a stovetop PC? Are there any limitations to cooking in an Instant Pot? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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