Instant Pot vs Crock Pot Taste Test – Pot Roast!
When it comes to cooking a delicious pot roast, there are two main contenders: the Instant Pot and the Crock Pot. Both of these appliances have their own unique advantages and disadvantages, and it can be difficult to decide which one is best for your needs. To help you make the right decision, we’ve put together a taste test of pot roast cooked in both the Instant Pot and the Crock Pot. Read on to find out which one comes out on top!
The Instant Pot is a multi-functional electric pressure cooker that can be used to cook a variety of dishes, including pot roast. It’s a great choice for busy cooks who don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. The Instant Pot is also very easy to use, and it can cook food quickly and evenly.
For our taste test, we cooked a pot roast in the Instant Pot using a simple recipe. We added some beef broth, onions, carrots, potatoes, and spices to the pot, and then set the timer for 45 minutes. When the timer went off, we opened the lid and were greeted with a delicious-smelling pot roast.
The pot roast was tender and juicy, and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. The flavors of the spices and vegetables blended together nicely, and the beef was cooked just right. Overall, we were very impressed with the results of the Instant Pot pot roast.
The Crock Pot is a slow cooker that can be used to make a variety of dishes, including pot roast. It’s a great choice for cooks who want to prepare a meal in advance and have it ready when they get home from work. The Crock Pot is also very easy to use, and it can cook food slowly and evenly.
For our taste test, we cooked a pot roast in the Crock Pot using the same recipe as the Instant Pot. We added the same ingredients to the pot, and then set the timer for 8 hours. When the timer went off, we opened the lid and were greeted with a delicious-smelling pot roast.
The pot roast was tender and juicy, and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. The flavors of the spices and vegetables blended together nicely, and the beef was cooked just right. Overall, we were very impressed with the results of the Crock Pot pot roast.
After conducting our taste test, we can confidently say that both the Instant Pot and the Crock Pot can produce delicious pot roast. The Instant Pot is a great choice for busy cooks who don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen, while the Crock Pot is a great choice for cooks who want to prepare a meal in advance and have it ready when they get home from work.
Q: What is the difference between an Instant Pot and a Crock Pot?
A: The main difference between an Instant Pot and a Crock Pot is the way they cook food. The Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker that cooks food quickly and evenly, while the Crock Pot is a slow cooker that cooks food slowly and evenly.
Q: Is pot roast better in the Instant Pot or the Crock Pot?
A: Both the Instant Pot and the Crock Pot can produce delicious pot roast. It really comes down to personal preference and what type of cooking you prefer. If you’re short on time, the Instant Pot is a great choice, while the Crock Pot is a great choice if you want to prepare a meal in advance.
Who do you think will win? Which do you prefer!!? Instant Pot or Crock Pot? 😊 – Lisa
Slow cook vs fast = Slow wins all the time.
Dutch Oven is usually always the best with slow cooker a close second.
Hi, have you tried cooking a beef tongue? I find them to taste the same on both.
Lisa, I have to disagree with your husband. I bought an Intant Pot Duo last week and I copied the same recipe that I have used with my pressure cooker. I didn't saute anything. I used sliced carrots, bite sized pieces of potato, sliced celery, an onion which I cut into 6 pieces. I put a 3 1/2 pound chuck roast first placed in the bottom, which I covered with 1/.2 package of onion soup, 1 package of Au Ju mix, put in the veggies, added the second half of the onion soup mix, then I add in 2 containers of beef broth. I set the Instant Pot to 1 hour and 20 minutes, then I allowed it to naturally release from the high setting for pressure cooking. I poured off half of the newly made even better beef stock for later use, and I didn't thicken the rest of the fluid. Everthing was perfectly cooked, and the chuck roast was the most tender, ever! More so then when I used my pressure cooker I am 67 years old, and since my wife died 3 years ago, I have been using the pressure cooker ever since Angie died for 1 pot roast each month. So, I have 36 pot roasts in the past three years, and I have never tasted such a tender pot roast since I was a kid! So? Yes, have to refute your husband's statement!
Should you wash the meat first….
This is a horrible video and you should give up on doing reviews. Perhaps you're not aware but most IP's have a slow cooker setting. They're now multifunctional devices. Secondly, your test is biased. You compared an 8 hour slow cook to a 2 hour pressure cook. This was horrible.
Why not use the instant pot sauté feature to sauté the meat and then switch to slow cook to cook it like you would in a crockpot? That way you’re using less dishes but getting the same result. The cool time would still be that 8-10 hours but that’s ok in my opinion. Just let it cook while at work!
Is there a reason why you didn't use the Slow Cook function on the Instant Pot for a more accurate comparison?
Can you make this in the Instant Pot using the slow cooker?
@Tried Tested and True
SEAR YOUR MEAT IN A DIFFERENT PAN/POT BEFORE PLACING IT IN THE INSTAPOT! please try it!
Can instant pot kill someone while cooking
True test would be to use the slow cooking option on the instant pot slow cooking vs pressure cook are different cooking methods
Hmm.. my instant pot, pot roast just falls apart. Maybe your recipe isnt good for that one. You can tell your biased. Redo your instant pot recipe
Very few videos on YT regarding using the IP as a SLOW-COOKER. That would have been a more helpful exercise here. 😢
I love using my instant pot for roast. I hate crock pot roast.
Can you do a comparison video of the two pots using just the slow cooker feature? I’m curious if the slow cooker feature on the instant pot would be able to replace the traditional slow cooker to save space.
with the instant pot, does the Thickness matter for the time?
Like if I am cooking a almost round shaped 4+ Lbs chunk of beef will the 60 min + NPR be enough?
The difference is the cook, not the pots.
You should have use the slow cook mode on the instant pot 🙃 for the same amount of time
Thankyou!! I was considering insta pot .. SO glad I watched this video for our Christmas dinner pot roast!
Great Cook Comparison! Crock Pot takes WAY more time, but generally if you like/want tender flavorful melt in your mouth meat than low & slow wins every time weather in a crock pot or smoker outdoors! Thanks for taking the time and expense to do this comparison!