How to Instant Pot by Daniel Shumski

How to Instant Pot

Demystifying the revolutionary appliance one function at a time. Cooking in an opaque, sealed container with complicated buttons and lights requires a culinary leap of faith—or an expert guide like Daniel Shumski. In How to Instant Pot , he not only teaches you how to master each of this miracle device’s key functions, but offers more than 100 recipes specially crafted to take advantage of its many virtues. Plug it in and don’t look back...

Details How to Instant Pot

TitleHow to Instant Pot
Release DateOct 31st, 2017
PublisherWorkman Publishing Company
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Nonfiction, Food, Reference, Adult, How To, Business, Amazon

Reviews How to Instant Pot

  • Selena
    I received a free electronic copy of How To Instant Pot: Mastering All The Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook by Daniel Shumski from NetGalley for my honest review. I am so beyond happy with this cookbook. I purchased my Instant Pot a couple weeks ago and purchased a cookbook to go with it that I wasn't thrilled with. Then I received the ebook copy of How To Instant Pot. I love that it gave me step=by=step instructions on ...
  • Pia
    I'm a total newbie when it comes to the Instant Pot, so this book was very welcome. I was kind of overwhelmed with a machine that can do so many things.First of all, it explains very well all the functions of the Instant Pot and has beautiful pictures. I chose from a selection of recipes, and among the best I found were the Pressure Cooker Beef Stew and the pork roasts.However, I found some that did not turn out that well: the caramelized onions ...
  • Marzie
    I was approved for an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, but then they archived it a day later. I bought the book, not just to review it, but because I'm always eager for more Instant Pot recipes! LOLThe Instant Pot craze seized my household several months back. It hasn't let go. From beans to meats to cooking rice, and even making yogurt, Instant Pot can do it all. It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, multipot. We...
  • Laura
    Book reviews and more on How To Instant Pot is such a great resource for anyone who has one of these magical devices – whether you’re completely new to them (and how I wish I had this book when I first got mine, many months ago) or have had yours for a while but would like some inspiration, or tips and tricks!After a general overview/ introduction the book is then split up into sections relating to different functions of t...
  • Carol Irvin
    Found some good recipes to try with my Instant Pot and helpful hints!
  • Elaine - Small Farm Big Life
    This is the best book for the Instant Pot I've seen. I'm so excited to try these recipes! They are simple, but delicious recipes that aren't trying for too much. Lets me honest, I own an Instant Pot to make my life easier. I want complete meals in less time and with less hassle. This book helps get me there!"My second favorite thing about food is its power to bring people together. I'm just being real here; my favorite thing about food is its pow...
  • Daniele
    Like so many other people, I recently acquired an Instant Pot and wanted to get a great cookbook to explore. HOW TO INSTANT POT by Daniel Shumski seemed like an interesting place to start. Unfortunately, I was really disappointed in the recipes I tried for this review.First, the good. There is a nice and thorough introduction that explains a lot about how to actually use the Instant Pot. If you have an Instant Pot, you know that the manual that c...
  • Aimee
    As a newbie instant pot owner, this was EXACTLY was I was looking for! Real talk, I love the instant pot community and users, but it can get chaotic on the facebook page. This was so beautifully laid out, easy to read, and easy to use. I feel way more equipped to tackle more recipes!
  • Shannon
    I was on the fence about using an Instant Pot. For every positive "I couldn't live without this contraption" comment, there was a negative comment. When given the opportunity to review How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way you Cook, I asked a friend to borrow her appliance to test out some recipes. I wanted to know if it was hype or legit.As someone completely new to the Instant Pot phenomenon, I ...
  • Alicia Bayer
    This book might be better named "The Meat Lover's Instant Pot Cookbook," as meat features quite predominantly. As someone who cooks vegetarian, this meant the vast majority of the recipes were of no use to me. I'm sure they'll be great for typical omnivores, but I thought I'd mention it first as a heads up to vegetarians, vegans and even those who try to cook a lot of meatless recipes for health or economic reasons. Most of the recipes are for me...
  • Melissa Dee
    I personally don’t think that there can be too many Instant Pot cookbooks. Especially when they are written by “Mr. Waffle”, aka Daniel Shumski. Along with the de rigeur IP recipes for beef stew, Pinto Beans, No-stir Risotto (a game changer for me) , and stock, there are a few new-to-me ideas, including Caramelized Onions, roasted garlic, and cooked beets, and “baked” potatoes. I'm not a fan of yogurt, or fresh cheese, but if you are, t...
  • Katy
    Looking forward to making steel cut oats tomorrow. The book is laid out a little different from other cookbooks in that it’s not separated by course or ingredient, but by cooking method (pressure cooking, slow cooking, steaming, etc.). Most of the breakfast and dessert recipes are at the end of each section. I’m curious about several recipes and it was a good one to thumb through for techniques.
  • Karen
    Good at explaining the workings and know how of an Instant Pot but if you already know realize this book is definitely for beginners. As far as the recipes go...none stand out. Only one I considered...Lemon-thyme Steamed Shrimp.....but then isn't it easier to buy it already to eat at Costco?
  • Mollie
    One word: wow! But then, I cannot stop with just one word so I'll add...comprehensive, quality, detailed. It feels like this is a cookbook written with integrity by someone who clearly visualizes each step in the cooking process. And wanrts the reader do the same.I am not sure I have ever been this impressed with a cookbook.
  • Louetta Waters
    DisappointmentWhile some nice ideas there are no recipies I would use in this book. I was disappointed but I did like the general introduction to the instant pot.
  • Chris From RecipesNow!
    Back in the 1970s when Rival purchased Naxon and created the Crock-Pot name they revolutionized the way we make dinner. Now in the 2000s, we have the Instant Pot. This startling Canadian innovation is reinventing how we cook. It combines the functions of a covered pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yoghurt maker, steamer, and other functions like sautéing and food warming.With “How To Instant Pot” from Daniel Shumski, author of “Wi...
  • Charlee
    I checked out all the Instant Pot cookbooks from my library. This one's different from most in that the chapters are dedicated to a function of the IP rather than to the type of food - pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, etc. The recipes themselves didn't thrill me enough to want to buy it, but it's worth getting from the library or flipping through at the bookstore to get the overview of what can be made using each function. That said, it ...
  • Jen
    I was really excited to check out this cookbook after buying an Instapot last fall and then realizing I have no idea what I was doing. Was I in over my head? Did I make a wasteful purchase?This cookbook breaks down the features and functions of the Instapot with a well planned out introduction. Then each chapter is broken down by each function. This was a bit hard for me because I typically want to grab a cookbook and turn to soups, or desserts, ...
  • Dennis Baum
    First of all, the One Pot is an amazing, incredible, fantastic device. Second, the recipes in this cookbook are great!Put those together, and you get 5-stars.That being said… this is, hands down, the fricken WORST laid out cookbook I have absolutely ever encountered! The editors arranged it by FUNCTION?! Seriously?! That is so lame, it just defies all possible logic. So there are—in many cases—two nearly identical recipes for a thing you wa...
  • Janis Hill
    I would like to thank Workman Publishing Company for providing me with a free electronic ARC of this book, via Netgalley, in exchange for an open and honest review.Okay, starting with my honesty… I don’t own an Instant Pot. I do have a slow cooker/ pressure cooker all in one from Philips I was sent a few years ago to review and I do so love it. Being a fan of slow cooking and the occasional pressure cooking, I still felt this would be an inte...
  • Cyd Madsen
    This is book was a surprise. I've had my instant pot for quite a while not and thought it had too many limitations to earn a spot on the counter to be used often. This book has completely changed my mind. I wish I'd had it several days earlier when I wondered if risotto could be made in my instant pot. I searched the internet, compared a few recipes and the ratings, then went with the one that seemed the best. Epic failure that had me fiddling wi...
  • DelAnne Frazee
    Title: How to Instant Pot - Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You CookAuthor: Daniels ShumskiPublisher: Workman Publishing CompanyPublished: 10-31-2017Pages: 288Genre: Cooking Food & WineSub-Genre: Special Appliances; Slow Cooking; Quick & Easy: ISBN: 9781523502066ASIN: B06X4QKWLGReviewed For NetGalley and Workman Publishing CompanyReviewer: DelAnneRating: 5 StarsInstant Pot is a multi-cooker that does the job of...
  • Susan
    I bought an Instant Pot on Black Friday 2016 and it remained in its box until last weekend. I was overwhelmed. Joining a Facebook IP group made it even worse as people detailed their disasters and inquired about things that just made no sense to make in an IP. When this book was offered on NetGalley, I decided it was time to pull it out. Mr. Shumski's book is the perfect introduction to an Instant Pot! He holds your hand and gives you a detailed,...
  • C.R. Elliott
    *I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*I became familiar with the Instant Pot because I wanted to make yogurt at home and had heard how easy it was. My kitchen is small and as someone who expects to be renting long term I settled on the Instant Pot because although yogurt is easy to make without an Instant Pot, it is a delight to make via the Instant Pot. I requested Daniel Shumski's when I saw it because I wanted...
  • Amanda
    Thank you to Daniel Shumski and Workman Publishing Company for the privilege to read this early released for an honest review; I love, love, love that this book started out with an extensive guide on how to use the instant pot. I always feel a little wary of cookbooks about devices without any instruction, meaning the books is definitely closed off to beginners (or anyone who might have picked a device up in number of ways second hand), and a lit...
  • Jess Macallan
    I received an e-copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is a handy reference guide for using the Instant Pot with plenty of delicious recipes to try. What I liked most about this book is that it clearly explains how to use the Instant Pot, what the functions offer, and when you'd need to use them. The tips, tricks, and troubleshooting alone make this book worth reading, especially if you're an Instant Pot newbie or y...
  • Sarah
    I checked out several books from the library because I got an Instant Pot for Christmas and I am really liking it. I get most of my recipes from Pintrest, but I would like to get a cookbook if I could find enough recipes in one to make it worth buying. I would consider buying this one.I was looking for simple healthy recipes that I can make on days that the kids have activities and I don't have a lot of time to cook. I found 5 recipes on a first ...
  • Wdmoor
    This is a good beginners book for Instant Pot usersThe Instant Pot was a mass best seller for Christmas 2017. The accompanying Instant Pot guidebook is just so-so and I suspect there will be a lot of people looking to buy Instant Pot cookbooks. This book specifically targets the IP-DUO 60 and the IP-DUO Plus 60.I was pleased with the basic directions for the Instant Pot but thrown off by the presentation of the recipes. Santa brought me an Instan...
  • Apryl Anderson
    I purchased a slow-cooker and was immediately overwhelmed by all the extra buttons. Pressure-cooked terrified me ever since my friends and neighbors in Munich shamed me into getting one--of course, that was 30-years ago, and before safety functions. Et voila, what to do with this thing? Mr. Shumski walks us through nearly every function and, even better, teaches us how to go off-piste. The recipes are tasty (although I usually choose different co...
  • Jessica
    It may have been partially due to the fact that it landed in my inbox shortly after I received my Instant Pot, but I'm very much enamored of this cookbook. It did everything I would have wanted from an Instant Pot cookbook - it taught me a bit about how to use the multi-cooker, what works best and less well in the Instant Pot, and how pressure cooking (Instant Pot's primary feature, I'd say) works. Then it got into recipes, set up for each of Ins...