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Old 12-15-2018, 01:28 PM   #1
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Instapot ó how big?

I'm thinking of giving my wife an Instapot.

But ... which size?

Would use it primarily at home but might take it on the road.

Just the two of us.

What might Instapot users recommend?
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Old 12-15-2018, 01:42 PM   #2
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We went with the 6 quart even though it's usually only my wife and I. This leaves us just the right amount of leftovers to enjoy for the remainder of the week!

And, by the way, my wife loves it!
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Old 12-15-2018, 01:47 PM   #3
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I have 6qt. At home and 3qt. Is under the tree for me from my son for the camper. I also like leftovers and freeze servings when using the bigger one. If you don't like leftovers, the 3 qt. Will do.
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Old 12-15-2018, 01:48 PM   #4
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Don't buy the cook book...there are a ton of recipes on line.
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Old 12-15-2018, 02:23 PM   #5
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I have both the 6 qt. at home and the 3 qt. on the RV.
There's not a lot of difference in the footprint between the two.
The three quart has a shorter pot. It might change how you stack things inside, especially on a steamer rack.
I like the 6 qt. but I wonder if I'd rather have the Shark Foodi with the browning lid? (It's really big in footprint.)

OBTW, I thought I was wise to get the one with the most features only to discover I don't use much of them at all.
I'd like one with "Pressure cook", "Saute'" "Slow cook".
Keep it simple..."On/Off"
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Old 12-15-2018, 03:21 PM   #6
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Hi

Will you be running the pot on an inverter? If so, check the power ratings on the inverter and on the pot.

We run a 6QT at home mostly and a 3QT in the trailer.

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Old 12-15-2018, 03:32 PM   #7
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We have the 6 quart DUO model

never needed a bigger model or features like Bluetooth
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Old 12-15-2018, 04:03 PM   #8
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I have 3, 6, and 8 quart models at home. The larger the pot the longer it takes to pressurize and depressurize. We use the 3 quart for eggs, rice and sides like veggies. I use the 8 quart for chili and stews and stuff I know I want extra of for leftovers or to vacuum pack and freeze or for large things like ribs or chicken. I cook for 3-4 people usually and itís not uncommon to have both the small and large pots going at the same time.

So Iím pretty sure the 6 quart will be assigned trailer duty. Iíve never had the luxury of electricity while tent camping, but I sure do like keeping cleanup simple and being able to walk away from cooking and not worry about it burning or being unsafe. And we all love instant pot steel cut beans, oatmeal, and rice.
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:51 PM   #9
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I have the 3qt.. I store it inside the oven in my 23CB. Generally, it makes 4 servings of everything. So, 2 meals for 2 of us.

If I didnít have a trailer, Iíd probably have bought the 6qt so as to have more leftovers. But 6qt is too big for my trailer.
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You better put some flowers in whichever of those suckers you give her.

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Old 12-15-2018, 07:27 PM   #12
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It is just the two of us and I greatly prefer the 3 quart for camping. The footprint is much smaller and the pot will fit inside of the fridge without shelving modification! FYI, we have a small fridge in the Interstate.... The 6 quart pot would fit, but I had to remove the drain line temporarily. The 3 quart will cook plenty for two meals for each of you if cooking chili, etc. I have had 6 quart versions, but all have found new homes with relatives.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:16 AM   #13
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FYI there is an existing Instapot thread with 200+ posts, many of which discuss the various sizes:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...ot-155429.html

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Old 12-16-2018, 02:46 AM   #14
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Hi, we bought the 6 quart and it was just too large for two people so I returned it and bought the 3 quart model. We are not big eaters and the three quart makes enough for us to last almost a week.
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