One Button Operation Keys
Instant Pot Lux has 10 single-key operation buttons for the most common cooking tasks, including:
- Multigrain rice
- Meat & Stew
- Beans & Chili
- Slow Cook
- Keep warm
The following are the key features of the one-button operation keys.
These buttons are programmed intelligently based on thousands of experiments to achieve the best cooking results.
Take the “Rice” button as example. During rice cooking Instant Pot estimates the amount of rice and water by measuring the pre-heating time. The pressure cooking duration is then varied based on this measurement. Detailed considerations are taken during each rice cooking stage of soaking, blanching, steaming and braising. See Pete Vegas’ “Rice 101″ to learn more about the science of cooking rice.
Each function button can further be refined to vary food taste in the range of “rare”, “normal” and “well-done”.
Instant Pot also provides convenience by fully automating the cooking process, timing each cooking task and switching to keep-warm after cooking. Unlike conventional pressure cookers, you do not need to adjust the heat or have a timer to manually monitor the cooking time.
Planning a Meal with Delayed Cooking Start
Delayed cooking (up to 24 hours) can also be done with Instant Pot, allowing you to plan the meal ahead of time. Most importantly, you don’t have to stand around in the kitchen to watch over the cooker in operation. You are no longer tied to the kitchen to make the meal.
Needless to say, Instant Pot also reduces cooking time by up to 70%. It works wonders when you come home after work and have to get dinner on the table in a hurry.