Of all my kitchen appliances this is one I go to almost as often, if not more often, than my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. It’s a bit of an investment at $250 but I would say worth a lot more than that. This is your pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker and more all in one machine.
With it’s simple design and straightforward interface making everything from beans, to rice, to stock, to spout and stews is easy. Being that it’s a countertop appliance it is the ideal “set it and forget it” device.
I wanted that appliance for the pressure cooker features but what I didn’t know at the time was how often I would be using it to cook rice, beans, or grains!
When I first started making Heston Blumenthal’s chicken stock it was in our giant pressure canner. This worked fine and due to it’s size allowed me to do double batches however having to use it on the stove took up much of the space, I had to stay near buy to regulate the temperature, and cleaning was a chore. The Fast Slow Pro allows me to put in my ingredients, close the lid, set it to the pressure and time I want, and walk away.
After seeing how well it worked for that I started trying other things. Now, I only by dried beans because with the pressure cooker I can make beans quick and easy. We also use it all the time to make rice. Every batch in the pressure cooker comes out perfect, fluffy, and moist! We also use it to cook our whole grain breakfast. I can put in my steel-cut oats, quinoa, and water, then set the time and pressure and get perfectly cooked grains to divide up into breakfast for the next two weeks!
There’s so much I can now do with the Fast Slow Pro that we now joking wonder when we’re going to get a second one! Being able to get so much of my cooking off the stove really helps in being able to improve my productivity in the kitchen.