Instant Pot Won NPD Award at 2017 International Home + Housewares Show, Chicago

By , March 24, 2017

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Ottawa, Canada, March 19, 2017 – This year, at the 2017 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, Instant Pot® was awarded the NDP 2017 Home Industry Performance Award in recognition as a food cook-heat brand with the top increase in market share in 2016, compared to 2015, according to NPD’s Retail Sales. (Note: Only brands with overall sales among the top 15 in the category were eligible).

Instant Pot® Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cookers has become a game changer in this space. All Instant Pot® models are designed with advanced microprocessor programming. It combines the functions of a pressure cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, sauté, steamer, and warmer, along with smart cooking programs to provide the flexibility to prepare nearly every type of dish. Instant Pot® cookers are truly tools for a New Lifestyle.

According to Lora Morsovillo, President of NPD’s home division, “Growth in today’s retail environment is increasingly competitive. These awards recognize the brands that are successfully navigating their way through today’s challenges and standing out among the competition”. Per Lora, “It is energizing to witness members of our industry identifying new opportunities, advancing their business, and creating a platform for industry growth.”

The NDP Group is a market research firm that provides consumer shopping trends, and market information. With expertise in more than 20 industries, NPD combine consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today’s market trends, while anticipating tomorrow’s.

Instant Pot® would like to share this recognition with our distributors, partners and customers who helped make it possible. Thank You!

Instant Pot Jambalaya

By , December 3, 2016

Video credit to @amazonkitchen.com

Serves 8-10

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breasts and thighs diced
  • 1 lb prawns
  • 2 cups yellow onions, finely diced
  • 2 cups tri-color bell peppers, dices
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp creole seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lb Andouille sausage, pre-cooked and sliced

Preparation

  1. Set Instant Pot to “Saute”.  Coat chicken with 1 Tbsp creole seasoning, and brown the meat on all sides.  Remove the chicken from heat and set aside.
  2. Add onions, peppers, and garlic, and sauce until the onions are translucent.  Add rice, and sauce for 2 minutes.  Add tomato puree, creole seasoning, Worcestershire, and chicken.  Close the lid and press “Rice”.
  3. When the rice is cooked, release steam, remove the lid, and add sausage and prawns.  Place lid back on the Instant Pot, press “Manual”, and cook an additional 2 minutes.

Instant Pot Chick Pea Stew

By , December 3, 2016

Video credit to @amazonkitchen.com

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup carrot, diced
  • 3/4 cup green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 3/4 cup red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (15oz) chickpeas, drained
  • 1 Tbsp coriander seeds, ground
  • 1 Tbsp cumin, ground
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp tumeric
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 can (28oz) chopped, stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (13.5oz) coconut milk

COUSCOUS

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups couscous
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

PREPARATION

  1. Set the instant Pot to Saute.  Add butter and saute onions, carrots, peppers, ginger, garlic, and cauliflower, and saute until onions are translucent.
  2. Add the chickpeas, spices, salt, tomatoes, and coconut milk, and close the lid.
  3. Press “soup”, then manually reduce time to 10 minutes.  Remove the lid, and set aside stew to keep warm.
  4. After cleaning the Instant Pot, make the couscous.  Place all ingredients in the Instant Pot and close the lid.  Press “Manual” and set to cook for 10 minutes.

Instant Pot Homemade Bolognese

By , December 3, 2016

Video credit to @amazonkitchen.com

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb spicy Italian pork sausage
  • 1/2 lb ground chunk
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp ground fennel
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 can (28.2oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

FOR SERVING

  • 1 lb of cooked pasta
  • Parmesan cheese

PREPARATION

  1. Set Instant Pot to “Saute”, and add oil.  Sauce onions, carrots, celery, and garlic until the onions are translucent.  Add ground meat and seasonings, and cook until meat is brown.
  2. Deglaze Instant Pot with red wine, and cook for 15 minutes, until wine is reduced. Stir in tomatoes and sugar, then close the lid.  Press “Cancel” then “Manual”, and cook on “High Pressure” for 15 minutes.
  3. Serve over spaghetti, or your favourite pasta, with a dusting of Parmesan cheese.

Instant Pot Turkey White Bean Chili

By , December 3, 2016

Video credit to amazonkitchen.com

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Anaheim pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup cannellini beans (pre-soaked for 8 hours)
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock

For Serving

  • Sour cream
  • Spicy Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • Cilantro, chopped

Preparation

  1. Set Instant Pot to “Saute”, and add oil, onions, and peppers. Cook until onions are translucent.
  2. Add ground turkey and seasonings, and saute until almost cooked, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add pre-soaked beans, water, and chicken stock. Close lid and press “Bean/Chili” button.  Cook for 30 minutes, then release steam and open.
  4. Serve with your favorite fixings.  We like sour cream, spicy Monterey Jack, and cilantro.

Instant Pot Carnitas

By , December 3, 2016

Video credit to @amazonkitchen.com

Serves 8-10

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb port shoulder, bone-in
  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves

For Serving

  • Corn tortillas
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Radishes, sliced
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Lime wedges

Preparation

  1. Combine spices to make a dry rub, and pat over the pork shoulder.
  2. Set Instant Pot to “Saute”, and sear all sides of the shoulder until browned.
  3. Add soy sauce, onion, garlic, bay leaves, and vegetable stock, and close the lid.  Cook on “High Pressure” for 90 minutes.
  4. Release steam, and remove lid.  Lift pork shoulder onto a plate, remove the bone, and shred meat with two forks.
  5. Serve hot with your favourite fixings. We like radishes, cilantro, pico de gallo, and freshly squeezed lime juice.

 

Instant Pot Anti-Block Shield 2 Designs

By , December 3, 2016

Instant Pot 7 In 1 Duo 60 anti-block shield has 2 designs, oval and round.

The anti-block shield fits very securely.  To remove, try a rubber jar opener to achieve a firmer grip.  Grip lid securely.  Push on the side and pull out.

The anti-block shield should be removed and cleaned following each meal preparation, especially for meals that may splatter during preparation.anti-block-shields_v4

 

Instant Pot Anti-Block Shield 2 Designs

By , October 11, 2016

Instant Pot 7 In 1 Duo 60 anti-block shield has 2 designs, oval and round.

The anti-block shield fits very securely.  To remove, try a rubber jar opener to achieve a firmer grip.  Grip lid securely.  Push on the side and pull out.

The anti-block shield should be removed and cleaned following each meal preparation, especially for meals that may splatter during

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INSTANT POT EXPANDS ITS FAMILY WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE “ACCU SOUS-VIDE CIRCULATOR”

By , September 17, 2016

September 17, 2016…The Instant Pot team is proud to introduce the newest member of the Instant Pot family, our “ACCU Sous-Vide Circulator”. The ACCU Sous-Vide Circulator was designed and built for the gourmet who strives to create ‘restaurant quality dishes’ in the comfort of their osv02a-black-newlogown
home.

“Sous-Vide” is French for ‘Under Vacuum’, referring to the process of vacuum sealing food and bringing it to a very precise temperature and holding it there for a period of time to achieve amazing and precise results each and every time. “Sous-Vide” is synonym with superior taste, prestige, and the highest quality. Sealing food in pouches permits it to cook in its own juices, retaining the vitamins and minerals from within the food, natural flavors are intensified, food is healthier, more tender, juicy, and tastier. The Instant Pot ACCU Sous Vide circulator creates and maintains an even and accurately controlled cooking water-bath for perfect cooking results. The product can be used on meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, vegetables, and fruits.

The Instant Pot Sous-Vide is easy-to-use, allowing our home-gourmets to prepare the perfect meal for family and friends.

Available on Amazon in limited quantities as of September 17, 2016, don’t be disappointed, order your Instant Pot ACCU Sous-Vide Circulator today!

Instant Pot, tools for an Active Lifestyle…
For further information contact
Anna Di Meglio, ameglio@doubleinsight.com

Unapproved Sealing Rings Sold By Unauthorized Dealers

By , September 8, 2016

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Dear Customers,

As our valued supporters, we would like to bring to your attention our concerns regarding the sale of unapproved and unauthorized sealing rings that are being marketed as a suitable replacement for your Instant Pot’s original sealing ring.  These rings are being sold on Amazon by certain unauthorized third party vendors, such as “Instant Perrrt!”, “Impresa Products”, “CYLAPEX” and “Noosa Life.”

Instant Pot has not authorized these entities or any other third party to manufacture and/or sell Instant Pot accessories or replacement parts.   We feel it is important to bring this to the attention of our community, as there may be serious safety concerns associated with using an untested sealing ring on Instant Pot products.

Our sealing ring is an integral part of the Instant Pot safety features.  Our rings have been designed, engineered, and built with the optimal material to achieve the hardness and strength required to withstand high-pressure force during electric pressure-cooking. Our rings have passed UL, FDA, and LFGB tests for safety, including food safety.

In contrast, the unapproved and unauthorized rings were not manufactured, tested or certified by or for Instant Pot and we do not know if they meet our established standards.  The use of third party sealing rings may have unexpected effects on your product, and would void the Instant Pot warranty.

In the near future, to better serve our customers, we will be launching colored sealing rings to assist you when preparing different food groups.  In the interim, our rings can be purchased online at Amazon or through the Instant Pot web site:

https://instantpot.com/store/

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and loyalty to the Instant Pot brand.  We look forward to continuing to provide you with the right tools for your active lifestyle.

The Instant Pot Team