Many Instant Pot Owners Are Not Using It, But Why?

Is your Instant pot still packed inside the box? Then this article a must read for you!

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you had a gorgeous product like the latest Instant Pot, but it was a daunting task to use it? It’s been sitting in its box for months, and every time you look at it, you die a little inside? You want to use it, but you are afraid you will mess up? So you let it collect dust for months on end until one day you pick up the courage to either use it or give it away?

Is the scenario familiar to you or someone you know? Whether you bought it yourself after listening to all the hype, or somebody gifted it to you, if you have not used it, you are losing out on a lot. It is a horror story for those who know how handy an Instant Pot can be.

Reasons why they don’t use it?

Reason 1: I don’t want to sound like I’m the member of a cult

Okay, that’s discriminatory, but it’s understandable. You go to a dinner party at your friend’s place and she can’t stop talking about how she made an entire dinner spread in under an hour. It feels like it’s been hours since she’s been talking about making a juicy chicken roast from a frozen bird, and you want to run away already.

Believe it or not, we understand. To the outsiders, Instant Pot users can seem like they are part of a cult. It is strange to be so obsessed about a kitchen appliance. After all, that is all it is, right? A multipurpose pressure cooker?

Wrong. The device has an almost religious following because it can replace over 10 kitchen appliances, not to mention help you cook a variety of dishes in less time than any other cooker. So it makes sense why they are so vocal about our love for the appliance.

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Reason 2: It seems complicated and difficult to use

With so many buttons and a complicated looking front panel, it can be a daunting task to try to use your instant pot for the first time. but that is no reason to never try. Do you remember the first time when you picked up a smartphone? It was strange and it took you several days to master the functions.

The same thing applies to any new appliance including Instant Pot. It will be clumsy and awkward in the first few days, but trust us when we say that once you start getting the hang of it, you will not be able to live without it, just like you can’t imagine living without your smartphone now.

To help you master using the product, there is a handy guide included with the package. You can start with the initial test run or water test. After that, you can start slowly mastering the easy recipes like boiling eggs and cooking pasta. Once you get past the initial hesitation and dread, you will be breezing through the complicated and gourmet recipes.

There are also several YouTube videos that explain how to to get started with an Instant Pot. You can always watch them before getting cracking.

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Reason 3: I heard that pressure cooking is dangerous

The internet is rife with rumours about how pressure cooking is not exactly safe when done at home. You all remember the time when our mothers and grandmothers would cook with a pressure cooker and warn us about how it can all go boom.

But those days are gone. Instant Pots are much more technologically advanced than your grandmother’s stovetop pressure cooker. The appliance is certified with UL and ULC standards, with more than 10 safety mechanisms that prevent any kind of mishappening or accident.

Reason 4: I have never used a pressure cooker in my life, and Everything is working out just as well

Inertia is the default state of the human mind. It can be hard to open up to new avenues and learn to use new technology when you are already satisfied with how things are working out so far in your kitchen.

But remember those times when you didn’t have a food processor or microwave oven or blender. Everything was working out ‘fine’ even before those inventions but now you can’t imagine spending a day in your kitchen without these appliances.

The same thing goes for Instant Pot. Things may be fine for you now, but once you start using this appliance, your whole dynamic in the kitchen will change. This is a truly game-changing product, with advancements not just in pressure cooking, but also all together getting rid of several other appliances in the kitchen.

You may be doing okay without it right now, but if you want to add another layer of ease is to your cooking, just give this product a shot and we guarantee you won’t be able to live without it in just a few days.

Reason 5: I am too lazy to open the box

Okay, we get it. Being lazy is a universal feature of our generation and we can’t deny that sometimes we don’t do things just because we are lazy. But we have an idea for you to be able to get away with even more laziness than you are right now.

Here is a secret. The electric pressure cooker will help you be lazy in the most spectacular manner, without compromising on food quality. The device is integrated with artificial intelligence microprocessors that figure out the best way to cook food for you.

What this means is that you don’t have to input different settings for different recipes every single time. Just press a button and you are done with it. It is less expensive than ordering food every day, it is healthy because it is homemade food, and you don’t have to waste your time watching over the pot.

Instant Pot will help you embrace you are lazy side to its maximum potential.


Reason 6: I don’t know what to make in my Instant Pot

If you already have your Instant Pot out, and you know the basics about how to use it, there is not much of an excuse left. There are thousands of recipes available on their official website and even more on YouTube and other channels.

You can even ask Alexa, as the new models come integrated with it. It can make you almost anything – whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can boil eggs, bake a cake, whip up some yoghurt, and even make some hot cereal.

If that is not what you are interested in, you can you simply search for any recipe on the internet with the term Instant Pot added to the search. You will get back thousands of results instructing you how to make your favourite dish.

There is not much of an excuse left now to not use this stunning appliance. So get it out, give it a whirl for a few days and tell us if you still don’t like it. We dare you.

Read Our Review about 6 Different Instant Pots

Model NameUSPTitle 
Max ReviewPressure Canning, NutriboostBest for Flexibility
Ultra ReviewSterilizationThe King of the old
Duo Plus ReviewDifferent Sizing options, Ability to customize programsBest value for money
Lux 60 ReviewAll Basic features of an Electric pressure cookerCheapest Instant Pot
Smart WiFiWifi Connection, Can Be Controlled by SmartphonesSmart electric pressure cooker

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