One of the most frequent questions I receive is which Instant Pot Should I Buy? I have a 6 and an 8 quart Instant Pot and use both on a regular (at least once a week) basis. My go-to recipe for cooking frozen chicken in the Instant Pot is the only way to cook chicken quickly for use in dozens of recipes!
I most frequently use my 6 quart pot, but when I have larger jobs, such as making double batches of Chile Verde for a crowd, I use my 8 quart pot. If you have the room and money to buy both, and you cook a lot, I highly recommend 2 Instant Pots. The reasoning? I often times want to cook two dishes at the same time, such as Instant Pot Roast and Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. I also use both at the same time when I’m cooking Chile Verde and ABK’s No-Soak Instant Pot Black Beans!
The Instant Pot is a one pot wonder, in my opinion. Dishes that used to take hours and hours to cook are now cooked and ready to serve in an hour or less. I’m a huge fan of cooking that takes less time and doesn’t compromise taste!
If you have a family of 6 or more, I recommend the 8 quart Instant Pot. The size difference is not significant and you’ll be glad you have the larger pot.
My Instant Pot Now What post addresses many common questions about cooking in the Instant Pot. Also, my list of Instant Pot recipes are growing daily! Our favorites are the Chile Verde, Beef Stroganoff and the Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes.
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This 6 quart Instant Pot is on sale today for Cyber Monday! Great deal. I’m ordering a few for gifts.