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If you’re thinking about adding an Instant Pot to your arsenal of kitchen appliances then check out this list of things you should know about the Instant Pot.

It’s one appliance that does the job of 7 appliances.

The Instant Pot is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer, sauté pot, and yogurt maker all in one. This eliminates the need for several appliances, which is great if you are short on storage space.

There are several models.

One of the things you should know about the Instant Pot is that there are a couple versions. The most popular model is the 6 quart Instant Pot and that will cost you $99. There is also a 3 quart, 8 quart, and 10 quart model.

It saves time.

The Instant Pot is praised for cooking food faster than a traditional slow cooker. The Instant Pot can also cook food right from frozen.

The recipes are endless.

The Instant Pot really can make almost anything and a quick search will yield countless results. You can check out some of our favorite quick recipes here.

It cleans up easily and cuts down on dirty dishes.

Because the Instant Pot has several functions you can go from saute mode to pressure cooking in the same pot.

It will not make your food crispy or crunchy.

One thing to know about the Instant Pot is that it can do many things, but it is important to know if a crunch or crispy crust is something you desire, you won’t find it using this appliance.

Don’t just wing it.

The Instant Pot is pretty user friendly, but with anything that has a lot of functions it is important to read the manual or watch some instructional videos before you dive right in.

Some recipes aren’t that quick.

With “instant” in the title you’d imagine you can get a meal on the table in minutes, and most times you can. However if you are considering getting an Instant Pot you should be aware that the device needs time to build up pressure before cooking and also time to release after cooking.