Cooking appliances

Instant Pot

The principals of Double Insight developed the Instant Pot pressure multi-cooker in 2008-9. It was on the market by 2012, and took off in 2015-6 with social media and presence in Amazon Market Place. “Instant Pot” is not a trade mark like Vacuum Cleaner or Bandaid. Instant Pot launched a sous-vide heater in 2018, and …

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Pressure Multi-cookers

Multi-cookers were, 2009-2018, electric pressure cookers with: a heating element in a round plate below the cooking vessel, stainless or non-stick metal pots, sensors, a control panel and a programmed control responding to feedback from the sensors. The conglomerate Midea of Guangdong Province, China patented a multi-cooker in 2006. The Instant Pot pressure multi-cooker took …

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Slow Cookers

I used a slow cooker for many years. I have invested time and effort in learning that method of cooking. Slow cookers braise food in liquid at low heat. Most slow cookers made from the 1950s to the early 21st century used ceramic crocks heated by a single electric heating element- low powered and poorly …

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Dry Hard

The language of dry beans is complicated. Botanical taxonomy and the language of farmers, markets and cooks are inconsistent. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization recognizes 11 types of dry pulses, the seeds of several legumes, harvested as dry grains: dry beans, dry broad beans, dry peas, chickpeas, cow peas, pigeon peas, lentils, bambara …

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BLBMC

The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook (2000) (BLBMC) by Beth Hensperger explains the use of a bread machine. The BLBMC preceded Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker and other titles in the “Not your mother’s” series by Harvard Common Press. Beth Hensperger’s Bread Bible earned the 2000 James Beard Foundation …

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