I finally did it! I bought a second pressure cooker on Amazon Black Friday. I bought the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 6Qt 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker. I'm not new to pressure cooking, as I discovered this method about 15 years ago. I've since discovered the joy of braised meals in 2/3's less the time it takes to use the Dutch oven method-- though, don't get me wrong, I love my LeCreuset products and I'm a big fan of slow-braising.
There are so many advantages of owning an electric pressure cooker. I doesn't take up stove space. You don't have to worry about adjusting your stove heat to set the pressure level (love this). There are a lot of pre-set cooking levels (such as stews, soups, rice etc.) It's easy! I promise.
Must importantly-- there is absolutely no reason to fear today's pressure cookers! They don't blow up!
I've been working on adapting many of my recipes, such as my Classic Beef Stew and Braised Short Ribs to this Instant Pot, and so far so
So, Mr. Pressure Cooker to the rescue. I added 1/2 cup of steel cut oats, 1 3/4 cups water, a pinch of salt and some oil. Why oil, I wondered... from what I read, it helps to reduce the foaming in the oats.