It's been a little over a year since I purchased my Instant Pot. I had read about it on a food blog that had been featured on the Today show and I thought it seemed really cool. The idea that I could cook foods not only faster but with fewer oils and fats really grabbed my attention.

When I first brought it home and unboxed it, I wasn't that sure what everything was or who to call if there was something missing. I found a great community on Facebook, and while there are some curmudgeons on there, aren't there always, there are some great folks who really know what they're talking about.

Since I started doing some Instant Pot videos showing how easy it is to cook potatoes, eggs, meats, etc. some of the folks I work with became interested in all that an Instant Pot can do. Jill ordered hers, it arrived, and we had fun looking at the new features.

I want to point out that I am not an Instant Pot expert, nor am I a paid spokesperson. This has totally changed how I cook and I love it. So, I hope you'll join me here each week as I'll go over the different features and show you how easy it is to cook some basic items, just to get you started!

Bonus Video