Instant Pot or Breville Fast Slow Cooker? I can't decide which to buy...please tell me your impressions if you own one.

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Leith D. December 15, 2015
I love my Instant Pot. The recipes that come with it aren't that great, but there are several websites with interesting recipes on them. I've made stock, ribs, and a whole chicken. Really great.
 
scruz December 14, 2015
on amazon...i always look at the other suppliers for the cheaper prices and it is from amazon and new. less than $90. stainless steel pot rather than the no stick. we'll see if it comes back in stock. i'm hoping.
 
Susan W. December 14, 2015
Oh yes..I didn't look there. I love buying things from Amazon Warehouse. I replaced my 6.5 qt slow cooker with one of those deals. The lid was broken. One phone call and I had the new one before I even had a chance to return the broken one. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
 
scruz December 14, 2015
i just added and instant pot to my shopping cart. my only experience with a pressure cooker is when my mom used to use hers. i like the programmable and varied uses functions. my question is, since we are a small number of eaters here, can i safely reduce the ingredients and use same cooking time?
 
Susan W. December 14, 2015
I think you can reduce your ingredients, but there are rules. Now I need to remember where I read that. I'll look at the manual. I love stocking my freezer with food, so I always cook extra.
 
Susan W. December 14, 2015
I found it! No minimum for slow cooking. 2 cup minimum for pressure cooking. Lots of people using it to cook for one person. There is a 5 at. I got the 6 at because that was the one that was the deal of the day.
 
scruz December 14, 2015
thanks, susan w. i went back and forth between the 5 and 6 qt. and got the 5. it is currently out of stock but will be available soon and the price is unbelievable.
 
Susan W. December 14, 2015
On Amazon? It looks available and the same price as the 6qt. $114? Or are you buying it elsewhere?
 
Stephanie G. December 14, 2015
That is what encouraged me to write the hotline post. I checked the Breville reviews on different websites and I didn't find enough to make my decision. I also have the Breville toaster oven and love it. I have never owned a pressure cooker before so I am a little unsure of what I want. I make beans on a regular basis and I know the pressure cooker will come in handy...I just wanted some trusted feedback before I bought it.
 
Susan W. December 14, 2015
Do let us all know if you decide on one.
 
Susan W. December 14, 2015
So far, I have made both chicken and beef stock in the pressure cooker mode. White and brown rice. I'm turning some of the chicken stock into Asian turkey stock today to make a turkey ramen and the Summer Sweater coconut Thai soup on this website. I'll just make both soups on my stovetop. I keep looking over at my 3 slow cookers wondering if they are a thing of the past.

I looked at the Breville. It doesn't have the sales history or reviews that Instant Pot has, so there's only one review.
 
Stephanie G. December 14, 2015
Thank you Susan. What have you cooked in your Instant Pot?
 
Susan W. December 14, 2015
I just recently bought an Instant Pot when Amazon had them as the deal of the day. So far, I am blown away. However, I am too new to the appliance to give it a thorough review. I do have the Breville immersion blender and toaster oven and love them both. I had no idea they had a fast slow cooker. I would go to Amazon and read lots of reviews. Be sure to read the one star as well as the five star. I have found reviews to be very helpful. Amanda Besser has an Instant Pot, so hopefully she will chime in.
 
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