Monday, October 29, 2018

New Toys/Tools

These are my newest toys—er, tools.  When we became full-time RVers in2009, I gave up my blender and my pressure cooker. There just wasn’t room for them in the trailer.
Since getting a house for our winters in Arizona, I have missed having a blender.  Recently I have seen a lot of cooking shows showing an immersion blender and John urged me to get one.  
I had been reading about the InstaPot  and realized it is a pressure cooker as well as a slow cooker (which I already had). So it was off to Walmart.
I am still learning how to use them. I bought the InstaPot recommended for 2 people. I have only used it for potatoes. I’ll keep experimenting.
The blender worked pretty well to blend a creamy soup and it whips cream as well as mashes potatoes. It may not chop as well as a standard blender but I think it will work for me—might even replace the hand mixer. We’ll see.


  1. I have been looking at the InstaPot. anxious to hear more about it.

  2. When our slow cooker goes we might get an InstaPot. When baking I miss my Kitchen Aid mixer, the hand one just doesn't cut it. Trying to figure out where I can fit one in.