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Old 08-01-2022, 07:14 AM   #10
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Default Re: Help? Instant Pot: Trying to Decide keep the 6qt or go up to 8 again?

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Originally Posted by Soliloquy View Post
I have two, one 8 qt and one 6 qt. I am really glad I have both sizes.



One example:

You cannot make 4 cups of rice (4 cups rice, 4 cups water) in an 8 qt Instant Pot because you will get a "burn" error and it won't cook. You have to make a lot more. So, unless you know you will always make a huge batch of rice, it's really good to have the 6 qt. We don't really like having leftover rice even though I often make huge batches of things we eat with rice. If we have leftovers the next evening, I prefer to make a fresh batch of rice rather than trying to reheat leftover rice, since it is so easy to make rice in the IP and can be cooked on timer delay.
I actually do 4cups of rice in my 8qt but I add 5 cups of water. but it is definitely better in the 6qt. Also pasta and meat sauce is so much better in the 6qt. I decided to keep the 6qt and it's been amazing having 2 pots, I wish I had done this a long time ago! I ordered 2nd 8qt & 6qt pot liners and the 8qt arrived already and it's amazing! I have broth going in the 8qt but a 2nd liner all ready to cook up dinner this evening...or the 6qt if I decide to do something that cooks better in that one. I seriously feel like a huge load has been lifted trying to schedule or face the fact that I have scrubbing to do immediately if I want to make something else. I made lunch and then hard boiled eggs on Friday and it just added so much food to the weekends rotation because my kids like making egg salad and just snacking on eggs in general. It is a small thing but really helping.
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