Before you even purchase your Instant Pot (called “the greatest kitchen tool of all time” by Prevention), Chef Jenny Dorsey’s guide will teach you how to choose the best multicooker for your home, better understand what functions you need, and how to maximize the best aspects of every version of the Instant Pot so you can make the most of your purchase.
Dive into each of the seven basic functions and four advanced functions of the Instant Pot—pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, steam, yogurt maker, sauté/brown, keep warm, cake maker, sterilize, sous vide, and pressure can—with detailed explanations on the science behind each function so you can take charge of creating any recipes you want.
Make an informed multicooker purchase, hit the ground running, and make cooking easier, faster, and more enjoyable for you and your family!
Jenny Dorsey is a professional chef and writer with a special focus on combining food and emerging technology for social good. She has previously written Air Frying for Everyone, One Pot Meals, and 28-Day Blood Sugar Miracle. Outside books, she has written for outlets such as Tasting Table, TechCrunch, Girlboss, Huffington Post, and more. Jenny also runs a popup series named Wednesdays NYC and a nonprofit named Studio ATAO. She resides in New York City.
"This pressure cooker enthusiast just learned more about the super powers of the magical machine! Dorsey explains the nuts and bolts succinctly with news-you-can-use detailed cook times and charts. The stuff you may have known is a much-needed refresh, reorienting how to effectively and creatively wield the power of the Instant Pot." —Melissa Hom, food photographer
"A concise yet thorough education in not only the Instant Pot but the essential fundamentals of cooking itself." —Brooke Siem, cookbook author and co-founder of Prohibition Bakery
"This is the perfect Instant Pot book for beginners and everyday users! Jenny does a thorough job of breaking down the different functionalities of the Instant Pot for beginners and home cooks alike. A must-read for anyone with an Instant Pot!" —Nanette Wong, food photographer