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How to take the perfect food photography

2021-04-22T15:42:05+01:00Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: |

You have nailed your cooking technique (thanks to your Instant Pot or Vortex Air Fryer) and your meals are deliciously fool proof… you are an #InstantChefAtHome!

It’s time to take your culinary skills to the next level and enrol in Instant Chef Photo School’ so you can photograph your home cooking creations beautifully, for the chance to become one of our featured chefs, or even win our Instant Pot Technical Challenge!

Take a read of these photography tips to master that finished recipe snap –

  1. Lighting, lighting, lighting!

Artificial light is the enemy here, and natural daylight is your best friend!  Avoid shooting

#SpringCleaning your Instant Appliances

2021-03-20T08:30:53+00:00Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |

Hello first day of Spring!

Today (20th March) marks the Spring Equinox – the day when the sun crosses the equator and begins heading North to start warming up the UK… yes! Finally, we can start to say goodbye to the cold, darker weather, and look forward to brighter, spring days ahead. Three cheers to that!

Fun fact: According to Folklore, you can stand a raw egg on its end on the equinox…. We’re not sure if this is true or not, but if you’re getting eggs out the cupboard, then why not give this recipe a try.

With the start

Top Tips for Instant Pot Beginners

2021-03-16T14:47:51+00:00Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: |

The Instant Pot UK Facebook Community is an active group of Instant Pot users, who share questions, recipes and tips. With over 24,000 members, who have tried and tested cooking with their Instant Pot (and we are pretty certain use it more than anyone else!) we wanted to collate their top tips for getting started and getting the most out of your own multi pressure cooker.

“Read all the information for beginners and note what the abbreviations mean” – This tip from Kate, an Instant Pot Duo Plus user since February 2019, was also submitted by others too and we

Getting the most out of your Instant Pot Smart Programs

2021-03-16T14:48:26+00:00Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: |

Are you using all the Smart Programs of your Instant Pot?

Whether you’re already an Instant Pot owner or you are still undecided whether to buy, the wording 7-in-1, 9-in-1 or even 10-in-1 is popular amongst Instant Pot descriptions. You are probably aware that this terminology means that the cooker has that many Smart Programs in the one single appliance, but did you know that many Instant Pot users only use the ‘Pressure Cook’ Smart Program and generally ignore all the rest?

The Instant Pot is a clever piece of kit, and conveniently stores cook times and pressure levels for the programs

Learn the Instant Pot Lingo!

2021-03-16T14:59:32+00:00Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: |

As your Instant Pot becomes your new culinary BFF, it’s only a matter of time before you take to the internet for a quick google search of “instant pot recipes” to see it brings up millions of results… 259,000,000 to be precise [correct as of 12th January 2021].  Whether that is our own website recipe collection, or one of the many bloggers, influencers or recipe sites that have tried and tested dishes in our popular multi-cooker.  On some of these recipes, you may have seen various acronyms, or unusual terminology dotted about that you really aren’t quite sure what it

Got an Instant Pot for Christmas?

2021-03-16T15:05:30+00:00Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: |

…Take the plunge and use it for the first time!

As the “stay-at-home” order of 2020 doesn’t seem to be easing at any point soon, it’s not surprising that many households were gifted an Instant Pot this Christmas! Whether it was on your Christmas wish list, or just given from a friend or relative who thought it would be your perfect present – maybe to give you the opportunity to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen or merely to take the chore out of cooking!

Whether you’re an avid home chef or a kitchen novice, it can be intimidating   getting a

What’s in the box?

2021-03-16T15:12:02+00:00Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: |

Getting a new product for the first time can always be daunting – you open the box and are unsure of what to do with the contents inside!

Then you realise you’ve thrown away the box because it was causing too much clutter (understandable at this time of year) and you find yourself stood clueless in the kitchen thinking “What’s this piece for?” “Where do I put that?” and “Do I have everything I should have?”  …We’ve all been there.

Whatever Instant Pot you purchase, you can rest assured you are ready to get started straightaway with everything that is included in