If you are anything like me, you love food. You love cooking it, tasting it, smelling it, and sometimes even dreaming about the next time you will eat some. But with our busy schedules these days sometimes we don’t have enough time to cook a full meal. That is where appliances come in! Both the Nuwave oven and the Instant Pot are great kitchen tools that will make your life easier when preparing food.
Similar to the Instant Pot, the Nuwave oven is a multi-cooker. The Nuwave oven can cook food up to six times faster than your regular oven. It uses infrared technology to cook food very fast, but also very evenly.The Instant Pot is also a multi-cooker that can do much more than just cooking dinner. It can be used as a yogurt maker, a rice cooker, a steamer, and it even sautés food too. The Instant Pot cooks food up to seventy percent faster than other methods. It also uses pressure to cook food faster and retain nutrients.
Factors to Consider When buying a pressure cooker.
What family members do you cook food for? If you are cooking for a smaller household, it is likely that you will only need a smaller sized pressure cooker. If you are cooking for a larger family or plan to cook large meals, then you will need a larger pressure cooker.
Before buying any size of pressure cooker it is important to consider how much food you need to cook at one time. Consider how many servings your family eats at one sitting and buy accordingly.
There are a lot of types of materials that make up a pressure cooker. It is important to not buy one made from the wrong material as it may be unsafe to use. Stainless steel pressure cookers are considered the safest as they transfer heat evenly and do not react with acidic foods. An aluminum pressure cooker will transfer heat more quickly, but stainless steel is a better option for a safer cooking experience.
Ease of use
What is your cooking style? This will not be a helpful consideration if you are totally clueless about pressure cookers or cooking in general. However, if you know that you prefer to saute and brown foods for a short time, then you might lean more towards an aluminum pressure cooker. If you prefer to brown and steam your food for longer times, then it is possible that a stainless steel pressure cooker would suit your needs better.
Consider the materials that the pressure cooker is made from when buying. Stainless steel pressure cookers are extremely easy to clean because they are nonreactive with food. Aluminum pressure cookers are harder to clean since they are reactive with acidic foods and leach aluminum into your food if it is eaten.
The safety features of a pressure cooker are very important to consider. There are three main safety features to look for in a pressure cooker: the valve, the gasket, and the release handle. The release handle must be easy for you to pull and it must stay attached to the lid when you use it. The gasket should be heat resistant and be able to stand up against high temperatures. A leaky lid can cause an explosion, so make sure that your pressure cooker has a secure valve system.
Differences between a nuwave and instant pot
The Nuwave oven is made from stainless steel and porcelain. The Instant Pot is made from stainless steel, aluminum, silicone, and plastic.
The Nuwave oven is a countertop oven that can be placed on a nightstand or small counterspace. The Instant Pot is a multi-cooker that has more features than just cooking dinner.
Both the Nuwave oven and the Instant Pot have high pressure options. With pressure cookers, you can cook food in a shorter time with less water or in a shorter time in a smaller amount of water.
The Nuwave oven is more suited for people who prefer to saute and brown their foods first before cooking them whereas the Instant Pot has many more features than just cooking dinner like steaming, cooking rice, and making yogurt.
Easy cleaning process
The Instant Pot is much easier to clean than the Nuwave oven. The main part of the Instant Pot that needs cleaning is the inside and it can be easily washed in the sink with soap and water. The foil liner of the Nuwave oven must be taken out and cleaned thoroughly to prevent any food from sticking or burning onto it.
The Instant Pot has a locking lid that allows you to walk away from your kitchen without having to worry about it blowing up on you. It also has a gasket that is heat resistant and a valve that does not leak, which can be very dangerous. The Nuwave oven has small handles that lock into place and can be hard to open when your hands are wet or greasy.
The Instant Pot costs between $68 and $200 depending on the model you buy. The Nuwave oven costs between $175 and $330 depending on the model you buy.
What’s a nuwave?
The Nuwave oven is a countertop oven that uses infrared technology to cook food. It cooks food up to six times faster than your regular oven. The Nuwave oven can be used to cook anything from meat, BBQ and vegetables.
Pros of Nuwave
Multifunction – can be used to heat up food, prepare dinner, slow cook meals, warm up leftovers, bake cookies and much more.
Cooks food automatically – no need to manually turn or flip your food when using the Nuwave oven.
Fast – cooks six times faster than an ordinary oven.
Versatile – can be used for many different types of food, including ribs, wings, steaks, chicken breast and veggies.
Easy to use
Cons of Nuwave
No yoghurt setting.
Can’t be used to cook large pieces of meat.
What’s an instant pot?
The Instant Pot is a multi-cooker that can perform many different functions, such as cooking rice, making yogurt, sauteing and much more. It uses pressure to cook food faster and retain nutrients in food.
Pros of Instant Pot
Cooks food quickly.
Easy to use and clean.
Comes with a number of different features and settings for you to choose from depending on what you are making.
Cooking style- The Instant Pot is for people who prefer to saute and brown their foods first before cooking them whereas the Nuwave oven has many more features than just cooking dinner like steaming, cooking rice, and making yogurt.
Easy cleaning process.
Cons of Instant Pot
Reports of fryer basket peeling off and cracking after a few months of use.
The Instant Pot has limited flexibility when it comes to the food you can cook in it.
So Which Is The Better Model?
The Nuwave and the Instant Pot both have their pros and cons. However, the Instant Pot has many more features than the Nuwave oven. The Nuwave oven is for those who prefer to saute and brown their food before cooking it, whereas the Instant Pot is for those who want a multifunctional device. Since both appliances can be used to cook food quickly and easily, you should consider which factors are more important to you such as: taste, versatility, storage space and time saving.Might prove to be harder picking one.