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This Multicooker Cheat Sheet ‘Makes It Easier to Use the Instant Pot’—and It’s Just $11

No more rifling through cookbooks.
By Amy Schulman
April 19, 2021
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Over the past few years, multicookers (like the famed Instant Pot) have taken the home cooking world by storm, and it's easy to see why. The handy appliances make preparing time-consuming dishes a breeze, shaving off hours on more complex dishes like beef stew and butter chicken. And since you only have to use one large pot that can be slipped into the dishwasher afterward, cleaning up is no longer a hassle, either. 

But for many multicooker users, one frustrating component is figuring out how long to cook a specific item. Instead of rifling through a cookbook to determine how long to steam brown rice, consider adding the Oak & Bexely Multicooker Cheat Sheet Magnet Set to the back of the appliance.    

To buy: Oak & Bexely Multicooker Cheat Sheet Magnet Set, $11 (originally $15) at amazon.com

Anytime you need to know how long to cook a specific food or ingredient, just look at the invaluable cheat sheet, complete with 95 common foods and their cooking times and liquid ratios. The sheet is divided into a number of categories, like pasta and grains, seafood and fish, pork, beans and legumes, vegetables, beef, chicken, and other meats. No longer will you be unsure of how much water to add or what time to set for slabs of brisket or a batch of black-eyed peas. 

The cheat sheet, which comes in a pack of two, can be stuck directly onto your pressure cooker, refrigerator, or stove for handy access. It's waterproof and oil-proof, so you don't have to worry about it peeling off. Plus, the font is large and legible, lending itself well to quick and easy reading at a glance.   

It should come as no surprise that thousands of Amazon shoppers have become reliant on this cheat sheet, with many calling it an "easy reference at your fingertips." Reviewers say it is a "convenient little time saver" that "makes it easier to use the Instant Pot."  

"You might say to yourself, wow, kind of pricey for some magnet sheets, but trust me you'll be so glad you got these," one shopper says. "I've been transformed from a reluctant, nervous Instant Potter to a savvy, confident Instant Pot pro. Do yourself a favor and get these for yourself. They'll help you learn the nuances of Instant Pot cooking."

"Nothing is better!" another shopper says. "I use my Instant Pot one to three times daily, and having this little cheat sheet is amazing. I just quickly look for measurements/time, and boom, I'm ready to go!"Normally $15, the Oak & Bexely Multicooker Cheat Sheet Magnet Set has been discounted to just $11. Act quickly to shop it at its reduced price on Amazon, and change the way you use your multicooker for good.

This story originally appeared on Food & Wine.