Post by Multi-taskingmom on Jun 30, 2017 16:01:52 GMT -5
What am I doing wrong? I put a roast, potatoes and carrots in the instapot this morning, using the slow cooker lid I just bought. I set it to cook for 8 hours. After 4 hours it was still raw, nothing much had happened. I turned it off and adjusted it to more rather than medium and put it in for another 4 hours. Still barely cooked. I gave up and put the regular lid on and am pressure cooking it for 70 minutes. What's the trick for using it as a crock pot?
I posted this same question to the Instapot FB group too.
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It doesn't get as hot, but why bother with slow cooking? Use the pressure cooker setting and you'll never want to bother with slow cooking again. The day my slow cooker died and I moved up to an Instant Pot is like a National Holiday to me.
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Post by simplynaturalfarm on Jul 1, 2017 19:45:50 GMT -5
of all the settings, slow cook was one I didn't get, but if you think of it, if you put potatoes and carrots in with the roast and cook for 60 minutes there will be nothing left. My only recomendation is do the roast, and add potatoes and carrots 12 minutes from the end
I'd contact the manufacturer. It sounds like yours isn't working right. Mine does do slow cooking just fine, with the regular pressure cooker lid. The only problem I have is that it lets out steam pretty constantly so the roasts can dry out if you didn't start with enough liquid, especially if you cook for more than 4 hours.
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