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  • Trying to buy a multipurpose cooker for college

    At first, I was planning on just buying a rice cooker, slow cooker, and steamer. However, I've looked into things and am now thinking about buying an "all in one" cooker.

    I'm trying to find a high pressure pot that can also slow cook, cook rice, and steam. Does anyone have some suggestions? Thanks!
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  • #2
    So far, I've found this:

    Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker,6.33-Quart: Kitchen & Dining
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    • #3
      I *love* my Zojirushi Fuzzy Logic rice cooker. It can also make pilafs, chilis, soups, oatmeal, etc. They are not cheap, but the quality is worth it. Not very primal, though. Rice? Beans? Oatmeal?

      A pressure cooker is probably your best bet because it will cook the meats quickly and well. I have a Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker that I also love. 7qt. It will also cook the rices, beans, chili but will allow you to cook an entire chicken for chicken soup in the winter in under an hour. You cannot just plug it in and walk away. That might be a problem. You need a stove top and you have to attend to it. Meals cook in minutes... plus the Miss Vickie's pressure cooking cookbook and you are good to go! Make the most of college and have fun!

      Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Top Pressure Cooker 7.4-Quart: Kitchen & Dining

      The Imusa 5qt electric got the best reviews in a Good Housekeeping article as well as the Cuisinart CPC-600. Those are programmables.
      Last edited by PHaselow; 09-15-2012, 06:37 PM.
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      • #4
        Oh, my roommate bought one when we first moved to college, that thing was awesome! i think he got it off amazon, but I can't be sure. Also, check Asian markets, they tend to have some if it's a good market.


        • #5
          Are you sure it's allowed? I know a lot of dorms and colleges don't allow these appliances inside dorms. If you must get one, I recommend the Tiger brand of cooker/steamers, and yes, Asian stores are your best bet for these things.
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          • #6
            Stephan Guyenet at Whole Health Source wrote a review of the Instant Pot you linked. I've considered buying one too. The selling point for me is the stainless steel insert. I would love to get something like this to replace my crock pot.


            • #7
              Oh I am so adding the Instant Pot IP to my xmas list. Functional and pretty.
              "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine


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              • #8
                Ok... I hate kitchen gadgetry and that thing sounds AMAZING... and I may have to have one.
                “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.