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  • #38015
    Cangal4413
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    I am new to cooking with a pressure cooker and so what is probably very basic knowledge to most users is to me a little daunting. I was wondering when to use the trivet that comes with my Instant pot. I wanted to try a roast of beef , but was unsure whether or not I should put it on the trivet or right down into the water? Thanks in advance for your help!

    #38018
    Anonymous
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    You could do either.
    Basically you use the trivet when you want to keep something out of the liquid. It will steam rather than boil and as a result will cook slightly slower as the heat transfer from steam is slower than from water.

    As you are new, I suggest you follow a known good recipe for your first few forays. Once you get a feel for what you are doing, by all means go off piste. But know what you are doing first.

    Here is a recipe of Laura’s for a pot roast. I haven’t tried it, but It looks great, and I have no doubt Laura tried it at least several times in different PCs before listing it. I am sure it will work well:
    >>Laura’s Pot Roast<<

    As it happens she has cooked it without a trivet, but she does a two stage cook, braising the meat then adding the veggies for a final blast. Only one pot to wash up. Sounds good to me.

    #38021
    Cangal4413
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    Thanks for your help, Greg!

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