Cooking appliances

Small Dry Legumes

Lentils and other small dry legumes are usually sold as dry grain, although canned lentils are available. Whole green and brown lentils and split hulled red/pink/salmon lentils grown in the US or Canada are widely available in grocery stores. Other small dry legume may be availabe in stores specializing in selling supplies for South Asian, …

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Instant Pot – Rice

Instant Pots and other pressure multicookers are high energy devices that saute and pressure cook, but do not necessarily perform well at simmering. An Instant Pot or other pressure multi-cooker will cook steamed rice in the pressure cooker program. A stovetop pressure cooker will too. The preheat and the time at operating pressure bring the …

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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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