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This $299 Bluetooth pressure cooker-rice cooker-slow cooker-steamer with saute and yogurt presets can tackle your food-making needs with ease.
The $299 Instant Pot Smart, available on Amazon for $250, is a Bluetooth-and-app-enabled pressure cooker.
But this thing can do a whole lot more than pressure cook.
You can use it as a slow cooker, a rice cooker, to saute, steam and even to make yogurt.
The lid's handle is easy to grip for locking, unlocking and lifting.
Slide the lid clockwise to lock it into place before use and counter-clockwise to unlock it after use; this model chimes when the lid is on the right way.
It has a 6-quart bowl with measurement guidelines.
The Instant Pot Smart also comes with a steaming rack, a couple of serving spoons, a measuring cup, a condensation attachment and grippy silicone mitts.
Gearing up for pulled pork.
Browning the pork shoulder using the saute function.
The delicious end result…and it
only took 90 minutes.
Browning and cooking a 4-pound pork shoulder in a single pot makes cleanup much simpler.
This is an "onsen tamago," or slow-cooked egg, courtesy of a recipe found on the Instant Pot app.
The antiblock shield helps control the pressure cooker's steam vent and can be removed for cleaning.
I also made a tasty rice dish in only 12 minutes.
And a nice creme brulee in 9 minutes; I used an oven broiler to get that classic crispy top layer, after chilling the Instant-Pot-made custard overnight.
This really is a versatile device.
And the app, available for iOS now and Android in March, makes it possible for you to browse recipes, create your own, start or end a cooking cycle and check in on your food from up to 30 feet away.
Although the $299 Instant Pot Smart is pricy, it can probably replace a bunch of the stuff that's taking up precious storage space in your kitchen.
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