The Easiest Way to Keep Track of Your Favorite Instant Pot Cook Times

Please do not comment on my terrible handwriting. I can’t hold a pen like a human.

Make sure you do not comment on my terrible handwriting. I cannot maintain a pen like a human.
Photo: Claire Reduce

If you have an Fast Pot—or a “One Pot,” as my stepmom likes to call it—you have most likely noticed that the world wide web is plastered with Quick Pot graphics and cheatsheets. These tabulations of instances and drinking water ratios come in laminated sheets, magnets, and simple printouts, but they typically conflict with each other, and most cooks have their favorites.

I don’t possess a one a person of these cheat sheets, but I do have a couple favored Instant Pot recipes, which I am often forgetting and owning to re-Google. Creating them down would be an simple deal with, but I’m very qualified at dropping pieces of paper (laminated or not!), so I determined to write these ratios and periods instantly on the A person Pot with dry erase marker. (I know it is not technically proper, but I think my stepmom’s identify for the equipment actually would make extra feeling.)

I only just commenced undertaking this—I imagined of it though I was sitting incredibly nonetheless in the forest, waiting for elk that never came—and so far I have scribbled my favored occasions and ratios for eggs and rice—the two issues I cook dinner in the Instantaneous Pot the most—directly on to the equipment. If I ever deal with to recall them, I’ll just erase the marker and write new times and ratios for other dishes I have still to commit to memory. (However it is considerably additional most likely I’ll just maintain including to the list of instances and ratios, until finally the shiny steel looks like a sailor at a tattoo conference. I’ve never ever been fantastic at memorizing numbers.)

If you desire to use my shorthand, feel totally free. “HP” and “LP” stand for “high tension” and “low tension,” when “NR,” and “MR” stand for “natural release” and “manual launch.” I also create “H₂O” for “water.” Gotta get some use out of that chem degree.