Chef Carla Hall poses backstage at the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2015 presented by Macy's fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2015 in New York City
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Why Carla Hall Loves Cooking With An Instant Pot
An Instant Pot is a unique kitchen tool that is perfect for those busy nights when you want something easy and quick to eat. This game-changing appliance can pressure-cook your food, warm it up, and even perform the same functions as a slow cooker, which is why "Top Chef" alum Carla Hall loves using this product.
Hall tells Refinery 29 she enjoys using an Instant Pot because of its speed and the fact that it takes up less space than other kitchen appliances, especially when she needs extra cooking space for large holiday meals. She notes that it doubles as a pressure cooker, but an Instant Pot is easier to use and less accident-prone.
The celebrity chef uses her Instant Pot to sauté meat and vegetables through the quick-release method, which allows the appliance to let out steam in a controlled way to avoid overcooking. Hall also loves that this tool can produce robust flavors in less time, especially with involved dishes like her mouthwatering gumbo stew.