From the multicooker giant comes the Instant Pot blender- a shiny new product. But is it really worth it? Let’s find out!
You’ve heard a lot about the Instant Pot blender and are probably wondering what exactly it is and how it is different from the other blenders out there? Well, I’ve answered all that here in this post, and lots more!
Read on to discover more about the blender, how you can put it to use, and then decide whether it is really worth a buy!
What’s the Big Deal?
Also known as the Instant Pot Ace 60 Cooking Blender, this device is actually a lot more powerful than other high-speed blenders out there, which offer a power dial and a ‘high’ and ‘low’ speed setting.
Think of it as nothing less than your one-stop solution to getting your smoothies, soups, and ice creams right. There are three manual blending speeds, but to top that, there are also 8 fantastic one-touch programs that allow you to get your hot and cold foods and liquids blended right.
- 10-speed blending
- Crushed ice
- Rice milk
- Soy milk
- Nut/oat milk
- Frozen desserts
- Keep Warm
What Can I Do With it?
The Instant Pot blender comes with a large pitcher and 8 serrated stainless steel blades that do their job well. There’s also a heating element at the bottom and a fancy temperature control section.
If you’re vegan and want to make your own nut milk, the blender will make things incredibly easy for you! You can be sure that there will be no bits and pieces of food after you’re done!
And oh- there’s also a fancy ‘crushed ice’ program that gets you that perfect snow cone-style crushed ice in seconds, which is perfect for the hot summers when you’re experimenting with mocktails.
If you’re making nut milk, you’ll also be able to use the convenient straining bag, which will strain the nuts and help you separate the liquid from the pulp. You can also use a fine-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth.
And then there’s also an ice-cream function. But does it really get cold enough to make you that frozen creamy ice cream? Not really, but it does chill the ingredients enough to help you get that soft-serve or sorbet type consistency to your ingredients. Then, you can place the ice cream in a freezer-safe ice cream container and enjoy your frozen dessert later. Cool eh?
For the soups, you also have the option to get it creamy and smooth in consistency, or opt for a chunky version (like this yummy split pea soup).
The Instant Pot blender is not your traditional blender. You can do everything you normally can do in a blender, but you can do so much more. Cook and puree soup, make frozen desserts, make non-dairy milk like soy or almond milk (use it for almond milk yogurt), and so much more, like this peanut butter banana ice cream.
It's easy to clean the IP blender. Fill the blender with water and a squirt of dish soap, cover with the lid, and then hit the pulse/clean button.
Next, you'll pour out the dirty water and rinse with warm water, taking care not to submerge the blender's base in water.
Is it Really Worth it?
The Instant Pot blender is currently priced at about $100, which can be a bit of an investment. However, if you’re someone who loves their morning smoothies, and tends to make soups often, it could be just the right purchase for you.
Even if you’re just considering getting a new blender, don’t hesitate to spend a few extra bucks and grab this one- it is definitely worth it!
The only downside to it is that it can be a tad bit bulky, and you will need a bit of kitchen counter space to set this up. If you don’t mind that, it could turn out to be one of the best investments you could make for your kitchen.