The Best Slow Cooker
November 01, 2017
You’ll notice this is the same recommendation as my pressure cooker recommendation. The real value of a multipurpose device like the Instant Pot is the space-saving potential it has for a small New York Kitchen like mine.
A slow cooker is a great tool for a busy home chef. You can throw a lot of ingredients into the pot in the morning and set it to be ready when you get home from work.
In addition to the pressure cooker function, it also has a simple Sauté mode, which you will use because for a lot of these meat based recipes you will want to brown the meat before slow cooking. The multi-function ability of the Instant Pot to replace a traditional crock-pot, rice cooker, and pressure cooker make this the best slow cooker choice for a small kitchen like mine.
Recipes that require a Slow Cooker:
Beef ChiliNovember 05, 2018
This is a very spicy, colorful chili that goes great over rice or with bread. I like to add beer to the chili, which can add interesting…
Short Rib and Sausage RagúApril 01, 2018
This is another of the Frank Prisinzano recipes that I’ve sort of been able toscrape from his various Instagram or Snapchat streams. He…
Marinara SauceDecember 09, 2017
A chunky, spicy tomato sauce is the base for many different Italian dishes we cook. This is a fairly traditional Sicilian marinara sauce…
Chicken Tikka MasalaMay 07, 2017
I love Chicken Tikka Masala and have found various versions of it for a slow cooker that I’ve adapted and tweaked from various original…
Ono Kyauk-Swe (Burmese Coconut Noodle Soup)April 24, 2017
This is a popular traditional Burmese Coconut Noodle Soup Recipe. I’m using an electric slow cooker (the Instant Pot) to simplify a family…
Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.