5 Things That Don't Belong in The Instant Pot

I love my Instant Pot! So much that I have two. A 6qt and an 8qt. There is a level of common sense you need to possess to own one of these magic cooking machines. I have cooked dozens and dozens of recipes in mine and only maybe 5 of which I wasn't thrilled with and those either just needed tweaking or I just didn't feel like following the exact recipe because I am a kitchen rebel. There are certain things that hands down absolutely never ever belong in the Instant Pot or any pressure cooker brand of any sort ever. Don't trust anyone that says they cook everything in it. You don't need liars in your life. These five are the most frequently asked about and a raging village of over a thousand IP owners come at you with pitchforks, flaming grills and heavy skillets to hit you over the head with. Read what not to put in your pot below.

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  1. Prime Rib. In any form. What inspired this blog post was the horror I witnessed earlier of a person posting a picture of Prime Rib Burgers and asking, "How do I cook these?" My jaw and maybe a few hundred others did as well. The proper answer is on the grill, or a hot skillet. Prime Rib roast belongs in the oven. I did try my hand at some cheap side store brand ground beef home made patties with onions foil method and they are fine if done right and you like steamed burgers.           
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  2. High quality steaks. I don't care what you think that Sou whatever meat cooking method can do- don't do it. I am referring to New York Strips, Filet Migon, T-Bones, Rib Eyes, you know the good stuff. Again, grill or hot hot iron skillet! Just know your meats.                                                                      
  3. Fish. Unless you are making a seafood soup, save your nice cuts of salmon, swordfish, tilapia, catfish, flounder, and anything else you wouldn't want to be watery mush. Instead, broil, grill, skillet, in foil, fried. 
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  4. Wine. Yes people are actually making wine from grape fruit juice in the Instant Pot. I personally think it's insane and I am sure people in wine country are laughing their faces off at this.                  
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  5. Fried Anything. There is a manual with this machine, you know that right? This shouldn't even be a question. You bought a pressure cooker!                                                                                    
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For new Instant Users Read this The First 10 Meals You Should Make in Your Instant Pot

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