I’m thinking of getting an iPot.
We have a pressure cooker, which I almost never use because it’s a nuisance to clean, and seems sorta scary. But my husband uses it a lot for beans. We have a rice cooker which we never use because it’s not worth giving it dedicated space, and that means that finding it and taking it out is more trouble than just using a pot. But we have rice with perhaps half of our suppers. We have an assortment of stock pots and le creuset casseroles that we use to make soup and stew.
This could potentially be used for all of those roles. And also for making yogurt and perhaps for proofing dough?? Does it go that cool?
Oh, it’s also a slow cooker, but we have two of those (wedding presents) which we never use because pretty much anything we could make in a slow cooker tasted better made some other way, and getting up early to prep is at least as unpleasant as waiting longer for supper.
So, should I buy one? Do you have one? Like it? Can you compare it to a traditional pressure cooker? It says it doesn’t get quite as hot (rated to a lower pressure) as a traditional pressure cooker – is that ever a problem?
If I get one, which version should I get? There are about 8 on the market, now. Is it a problem to make a small amount of food in the large (8qt) one? For instance, 3/4 cup rice?