I want to talk today about the differences between an instant pot and a slow cooker. I actually have both of these, but I often reach more for my instant pot, let me tell you why first off let me say the slow cooker. I love this, I use this all the time often I might like bring chili to work in it or different things like. That so this works really well these are inexpensive and this one stays warm it has some nice locking handles on it.
So it’ll stay the little stay secure whenever, it’s traveling so these are really nice again these are inexpensive they run under 100 and they run under $100 probably, this one was probably about $65 maybe a little bit less.
I’ll put a link down below with the exact price, they don’t recall what the price on this was and here is my instant pot now. I love this instant, I do many things in it this is my new one, I have an older one this one features, it is now also does yogurt so you can make yogurt in it. So what makes this pot special, you can pressure cook in this you can use this as a slow cooker, you can sauté in it and if you’re me you can make rice in it. Because I cannot grace in a pot to save my life, it comes out all over the stove and burnt every single time. why I really like this instant pot is a nice blocking lid, so if you want to travel with it you can it’s not going to come loose. I had an unfortunate incident many years ago, where I brought a whole slow cooker of quest, and it fell in the trunk of my car it tumped over despite being fairly well secured it was a mess. So I only want to buy slow cookers with lids at lock. Nowadays, this lid comes off this has a nice stainless steel insert, why I like this is because you can always scrub this nice and clean and is always going to look wonderfully. More things you can do with this you can make steel cut oats, you can make porridge in it. You could make home G in it and you know what the possibilities with, this are just practically endless.
so let’s talk about price point, in these do run a little bit higher they have several different models this is their larger one. I wanted this one so I could cook a whole roast in here, I’ve done beef short ribs in here and you guys have probably seen other recipes. Here that I’ve already done I’ll link down below to recipes using the instant pot, and let’s see so the price point again runs between about 99 to 250 dollars the higher end model.
I believe features, the ability to cook wirelessly with your phone with a phone app, I didn’t get that because you know what, if I’m at work and the stuff is sitting at room temperature for hours and then I turn the pot on it may not be a great idea. For me personally, because I leave early in the morning I come home late at night, so if not my best idea but definitely a great feature. So again, I personally love my instant pot I also really enjoy my slow cooker, there is a pretty big difference in price one does a whole lot more. But if you are wanting to get like a pressure cooker, maybe a yogurt maker and maybe a steamer, this would be your better option. So if you want to see other products reviewed here on this website.