Multicooker Perfection: Cook It Fast or Cook It Slow-You Decide

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Multicookers such as the GoWISE USA and Instant Pot Duo are hugely popular; however, most recipes are unreliable or are designed to work in only one model of multicooker–and most often, they use only the pressure-cook setting. Enter Multicooker Perfection, a collection of foolproof recipes tested and developed to work in any multicooker and conform to your schedule. Make each recipe “fast” using the pressure-cook setting or let dinner cook while you’re out by preparing it “slow” on the slow-cook setting.

These crowd-pleasing recipes are perfectly suited for cooking at the touch of a button, from soups and stews like Easy Beef and Barley Soup and Chipotle Pork and Hominy Stew; to weeknight-friendly meals like Braised Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Capers, Ziti with Sausage Ragu, and Thai Braised Eggplant; to company-worthy dishes like Tamarind Braised Beef Short Ribs and Osso Buco with Sweet and Spicy Peperonata. Plus, you’ll find a chapter of unexpected recipes like Boston Brown Bread, Buffalo Chicken Wings, and even a perfectly creamy Cheesecake. Make cooking easier and better with this must-have cookbook for any multicooker owner.

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Getting to Know Your Multicooker

Multicookers contain more than meets the eye. Every piece, valve, and button plays an important role in making the machine work properly, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the basic parts before you start cooking. Not all multicookers look the same, but most are made up of similar parts.

Foolproof, Multicooker Success

Every recipe in our new book Multicooker Perfection can be made on both the pressure-cook and the slow-cook settings of any multicooker, and the total time to complete each recipe is given for both methods. From weeknight-friendly dishes and company-worthy roasts to a list of Ten Unexpected Things to Make in Your Multicooker (Strawberry Jam or Buffalo Chicken Wings, anyone?), these are the recipes that guarantee you and your multicooker will cook happily ever after.

Why Own a Multicooker?

You end up with fewer dishes to wash (you can sauté, brown, and simmer in the pot).

They’re foolproof (with the right recipes!).

They’re safe (they have multiple safety features).

They put more options on the table for weeknight meals (long-cooked recipes become a midweek option).

Dishes have more flavor (a sealed pot means more flavor stays in the food).

Cook each recipe fast or slow—it’s up to you.

Asian Soup

Asian Soup



Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs

Vegetable Curry

Vegetable Curry

Vietnamese Beef Pho

The multicooker was a perfect vessel for this recipe, whether we used the high heat of the pressure cooker or the low, even heat of the slow cooker.


We set our sights on developing a foolproof recipe that could be pressure or slow cooked and would boast all the sweet creaminess we expect from a great cheesecake.

Rustic Italian Braised Beef Short Ribs

Whether we used the pressure or the slow setting, the long cooking time turned the ribs perfectly tender and thickened the sauce beautifully.

Indian Vegetable Curry

To cut down on the lengthy list of spices included in many curries, we turned to flavor-packed store-bought curry powder and garam masala.

Publisher‏:‎America’s Test Kitchen; Illustrated edition (April 17, 2018)
Paperback‏:‎192 pages
Item Weight‏:‎1.2 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎8 x 0.52 x 8.75 inches