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5 Electric Pressure Cooker Buying Tips + 3 Top Recommendations

5 Electric Pressure Cooker Buying Tips + 3 Recommendations

Electric pressure multi cookers are having their moment, and it’s a mind-bending task to choose from the flood of literally… Read More »


Vivid Veggies & Opening Methods- Pressure Cooking School

Vivid Veggies and Opening Methods - Pressure Cooking School

We’re going to steam some broccoli and then I’m going to show you a technique that will turn any package of frozen veggies into a delicious stew. But wait… there’s more!


Pressure Cooker Veggie Confession

Veggie Confessions - Pressure Cooking Schoole

Sigh… I have a confession to make.Not everyone is going to enjoy…


Steamed Broccoli & Steamer Baskets

Pressure Steamed Broccoli

Steaming broccoli sounds simple, right? But, first, we need a steamer basket to steam them with!


Turn Any Frozen Veggie Into a Pressure Cooker Stew

Frozen Veggie Pressure Cooker Technique

This technique will work with any frozen vegetable. There’s no measuring, slicing or dicing, just dump and go!


Pressure Cooker Opening Methods – Pressure Cooking School

pressure cooker opening methods

How you open the pressure cooker is actually an important part of the recipe. Let’s review the four pressure cooker opening methods and…


Which Instant Pot is right for you? (includes latest models ULTRA & DUO Plus)

Instant Pot Model Differences

As the presenter in of Instant Pot’s product videos,  I’m often asked by readers which Instant Pot they should get.  While most… Read More »


PREVIEW: Instant Pot’s new ULTRA Advances Multi Cooking (look ma, no app!)

Instant Pot ULTRA Preview

Instant Pot’s newest model, ULTRA,  not only re-designs the way we interact with a pressure cooker – but it can… Read More »


PREVIEW: Fagor’s upcoming LUX™ LCD, 10-in-1 Multi Cooker!

Fagor LUX 360 Electric Pressure Cooker & Multi Cooker

UPDATE 4/30/17: Although this pressure cooker model was originally launched as the “LUX 360” due to unforeseen circumstances, Fagor America… Read More »


PREVIEW: Instant Pot’s upcoming DUO Plus!

Instant Pot DUO Plus

Mid-April  Instant Pot will release a total refresh of their most popular best-selling DUO, the DUO Plus! I’ve been playing… Read More »


5 Pressure Cooker Pantry-Cleaning Recipes

ceci minestrone

Now’s the time to use up those packets of dried beans, stacks of rain-day tuna, archives of pasta and random… Read More »


Super-quick-pickled Green Peppers !

quick-pickled green jalapenos

The pressure cooker pickles chilies in 60 seconds – it infuses the seasonings and spices evenly while bringing out their… Read More »


Black Bean & Lentil Chili – pressure cooker recipe

Black Bean and Lentil Chili Recipe

This pressure cooker chili is a one pot meal made with items you can find in any pantry. The black beans add depth and the lentils add a little spice – the mushrooms tie everything together into savory, satisfying dish.


Good Housekeeping Mag Adds Multi Cooker Reviews -Fagor Wins Big!

Good Housekeeping Magazine names Fagor Multi and Pressure Cookers winners

Multi cookers are often grouped with stove top pressure cookers because they have a program or two that cooks at pressure…. Read More »


Fresh Instant Pot DUO coupon: $94.95 + free shipping!

Get Instant Pot duo for $94.95 + free shipping using cupon code: HIPPOT

Buy an Instant Pot directly from the manufacturer for just $94.94 with free shipping using the coupon code: HIPPOT


Writing Instant Pot SMART Scripts Notes & Info

Instant Pot SMART Scripts

Tips and strategies for writing recipes scripts for the Instant Pot SMART multi cooker with BlueTooth.


Bean Essentials – Pressure Cooking School

Pressure Cooker Bean Essentials!

Today, we’re pressure cooking beans! We’ll discuss the difference between pressure cooking beans straight from dry, versus soaked.  I will… Read More »


Pressure Cooking DRY versus SOAKED Beans

Pressure Cooking DRY versus SOAKED Beans

Here’s a bowl of red kidney beans that I took right out of the package and put in the pressure cooker. Do you see how unevenly cooked they are?


Long-soaking and Quick-soaking beans in the Pressure Cooker

how to long-soak and quick-soak beans

Let me show you two ways to soak beans. The first one is the traditional overnight soak, and the second one only takes twelve minutes – that’s the quick-soak!


New Video: Instant Pressure Cooker Hot Sauce!

The pressure cooker hot sauce is technique I invented over FOUR years ago but its popularity endures. Watch how I make it – and don’t miss the photos in the comments from readers who’ve already tried it!