Saturday, December 9, 2023


Do you own an Instant Pot?

This weekend we published an article called, “Instant Pots aren’t your mother’s pressure cooker” and it got us thinking: Do you own an Instant Pot?

We’ve been seeing these neat kitchen appliances pop up across the Internet like crazy, and as writer Silvana Clark mentions in the article above, the Facebook community surrounding Instant Pots and Instant Pot recipes is huge!

Should we buy one? Do you already have one? Do you want one? Vote in the poll below, and of course please leave a comment telling us your experiences with your/an Instant Pot. Have a favorite recipe? Leave that too!

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 700+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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Penny McCarty (@guest_94121)
3 years ago

YES, YES, YES! I own three and use them constantly. I have one 3 qt in my RV as well as two induction cook tops. I rarely use my propane.

Jo Ann Stewart (@guest_88199)
3 years ago

Have an 8 qt pressure cooker XL. Great time saver and propane saver. No heat in the hot summer. Very versatile. We are full-timers and won’t be without one now.

Wolfe (@guest_87870)
3 years ago

I have a 6qt “baby” EPC that takes in the RV and a 14qt (!) I use at home. 3+ gallons of soup or stew, or 6-8 large slabs of meat to turn into Italian or BBQ pulled beef… I live my pleasure cookers!

Ohhhdear (@guest_87822)
3 years ago

I use my 6 quart Instant Pot heavily for all sorts for things, including sterilizing my fabric COVID-19 masks. Works like an autoclave. But I won’t bring one in my RV— I have time to grill, or bake, or cook on the stovetop again. Not so much at home.

Dao (@guest_87803)
3 years ago

Yes we own an 8 qt. size. Makes the best yogurt and porridge. Really a great tool for on the go folks. Beyond burger meatloaf surrounded by Napa cabbage, potatoes, celery and carrots is a favorite.

Mike & Cathi Stark (@guest_87795)
3 years ago

Yes, we travel full time and have had an Instant Pot from the beginning in 2016. This year i added an Air Fryer Lid. I have a couple of chicken recipes for the IP, some great chicken nuggets for the AF, I cook eggs, rice, and assorted other meals / side dishes. I have a great Tuna Casserole for pot luck gatherings (what are those you ask – perhaps a thing of the past or far distant future). I am very happy to have this one and only small appliance with us.

ps – couldn’t find the poll

Edstep (@guest_87794)
3 years ago

We do have one and use it at our Stick and Brick. Do not carry it in the TT. To much amperage draw (8 to 10 amps) and weight is more than I care to add to my need this list. I will keep cooking on the gas stove.

Teresa M (@guest_87793)
3 years ago

Love my 3 qt instapot. Really nice in warm weather to limit added heat to inside RV.

Brenda G (@guest_87790)
3 years ago

Yes, an 8-qt IP. Love having 14 cooked-to-perfection boiled eggs ready to be dipped in cool water for EZ shell removal before I’ve finished my first cup of coffee. And, no more soaking of dried beans…..just dump them in with adequate liquid along with other ingredients and you have lunch ready in no time. I’m a pescatarian… veggies and seafood are a perfect match with an IP. Plus, I used to use a slow cooker to make my dog’s food….much quicker with IP……and because she’s so small, I make her food once a month and freeze.

Jim Collins (@guest_87781)
3 years ago

On the instapot cooking dinner in it right now

Bob Packer (@guest_87774)
3 years ago

I own a 6 quart Instant Pot Duo and a 3 quart Instant Pot duo plus a Ninja Foodi and a Ninja Foodie grill. Stove/oven is very seldom turned on any more. Almost ever meal is cooked in one of these four devices.

andy (@guest_87772)
3 years ago

Swapped out my crock pot for an IP Duo. Much more versatile! Use at least three times a week.

Gene Bjerke (@guest_87771)
3 years ago

I don’t own an Instant Pot but my daughter-in-law does and cooks many of our meals in it. I owned a pressure cooker in days of yore. I liked it and used it a lot (at that time it was highly recommended for sailboats as a way of saving fuel). I don’t think we will get one for the motor home because of the problem of storing it, and mostly because my wife doesn’t trust them.

Dennis F (@guest_87770)
3 years ago

We have looked at them but are trying” Not” to buy anything made in China. If we really don’t need it we are not buying.

Leta (@guest_87783)
3 years ago
Reply to  Dennis F

They are made in Canada, not China. It is an excellent product, I’ve been using one for 4 years & own 3 of them.

Nancy M Lamoreaux (@guest_87768)
3 years ago

Yes I got one. Love that the one I have is a multipurpose oven type. I like to bake in the oven but during the summer it was too hot to use it. The instant pot doesn’t take as long nor heats the whole rv as the oven did. Finding recipes online is very helpful. The size makes it easy to stow away when traveling. A great product .

Bob Weinfurt (@guest_87767)
3 years ago

I have a pressure cooker and a crockpot I use at home from time to time but ever in my motorhome. In that it’s the BBQ or stove.

Tom (@guest_87761)
3 years ago

No Instant Pot but do have and use a pressure Cooker.

Irv (@guest_87759)
3 years ago

I don’t own an Instant Pot but am the 10 year owner of a counter top Electric Pressure Cooker (commonly known as a multicooker) which looks and performs like an Instant Pot.

No idea how you want me to answer the question. Are you asking about the brand or the function?

Tink H (@guest_87758)
3 years ago

There wasn’t a correct answer for me, so I will add it down here.
I had one that I used regularly. It was passed down to my daughter-n-law when I moved up and on to the Ninja Foodi.

Bob Packer (@guest_87775)
3 years ago
Reply to  Tink H

Love my Foodi.

Mary (@guest_87750)
3 years ago

Use our 6 qt at home and in trailer. Bought instant pot bible cookbook. It’s a space saver for us because we can do without so many pans in trailer.

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