Chances are if you have the Instant Pot you are totally rocking the electric pressure cooking world and enjoying the fact that food cooks fast and that the kitchen does not heat up. Beyond those awesome ownership points of having an Instant Pot, there are of course the great-tasting that are created fast and fresh in that pot. In my opinion, and after testing so many kitchen appliances, there are simply no other appliances like this on the market. I am fairly obsessed with Instant Pot, it makes foods so much easier to prepare without long cook times. Since you are so familiar with the Instant Pot already I won’t bore you with all the details of my Instant Pot infatuation, but I will offer you How To Make Slings For Use In The Instant Pot pressure cooker because it opens up the world of baking and you will get more creative and have need for this item. Are you ready to lavishly live food out loud and bake cheesecakes and cakes?
Why To Make Slings For Use In The Instant Pot
I have read so many recipes for foods in the Instant Pot, but not ONE of them explained this ‘sling’ thing they are all referring to, as if I should have been a pro with the Instant Pot and shamed that I was Googling help. I am putting an end to this need once and for all because the sling will help you lift out and support dishes that you can’t get your fingers around to support and take out of the pan (sorry for the long sentence).
Here is what A Sling is and what it looks like UNDER a dish that is going to be prepared on a rack in the Instant Pot.
Materials You Will Need TO Make a Sling For Instant Pot Prepared Foods
You will simply need a nice grade of aluminum foil – you don’t want cheap foil that breaks down with cooking or does not hold strong, use a brand name foil.
Rip a Rather large piece, at least 13″ x 9″ You are going to be folding this lengthwise in order to give it strength as you fold for lifting food out of the Instant Pot.
Recipes like cakes and cheesecakes need to be lifted out of the Instant Pot, not turned over, smooshed or jammed along the side to lift it out, and in order to facilitate lifting the Sling that you create will help you LIFT the food out of the pot.
I will advise that you purchase GOOD aluminum foil or make many layers of this sling .
Lay the piece of foil lengthwise as you see above. (Horizontal)
Fold, piece over piece, about ½” each time, until you have evenly folded this from side to side, you have now created a sling.
Let’s again refer to the original photo so you can see what the sling does for the bowl lifting process.
You will place this between the rack and the cooking bowl you put in with the food. When the food is done cooking you will use this sleeve to help you pull up the pan without ruining what you created. Sometimes it is advisable to make a few of these to heave it out one for each side of the bowl.
In my case I needed one to lift the food to safety and then remove to a cooling rack. This helped me put the bowl down and in, and additionally when the cake was done it helped me lift up and out to the level I could put two hands around the baking bowl without touching the baked product. Lavishly live food out loud and use my how to make a slings use with Instant Pot Foods so you can easily prepare cakes and cheesecakes with ease.