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If you're in the market for a labour-saving gadget this year read on


Even if you’re saving money on a Pesach trip abroad, you're likely to be, at the same time, be a little down in the mouth about having to kasher and cater again this year. So you might be in the market for a labour-saving gadget. 
Paula Shoyer, kosher cookbook author, is a recent convert to one of the hottest new gadgets in town, having just written The Kosher Instant Pot.

For me, its stand-out functions are as a pressure cooker/slow cooker/yoghurt maker and (post-Pesach for Ashkenazim) a rice cooker. If you’re going to give one a try, it makes sense to buy a new one now, untouched by chametz. Paula Shoyer definitely advocates one to zip through your prep:

“There is so much cooking to do for Passover, even if you’re serving only a few people, I found that the Instant Pot helped me get through my list faster because of the quicker cooking times; and once the ingredients are inside, your hands are free to do other things. There’s also less to clean up; and it makes the best chicken soup.”

I’m working my way through the book but am already sold on the idea of being able to cook my brisket in 70 minutes and roast a whole chicken (after sautéeing in the pot for golden colour) in 25 minutes.

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