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. Instant Pot cooking eliminates a lot of stove top cooking and oven cooking. I love it! In my opinion, and after testing so many kitchen appliances, there are simply no other appliances like this on the market. I cook in my pot each day, making me obsessive with this appliance. Since you are so familiar with the Instant Pot already I won’t bore you with all the details of my Instant Pot infatuation.
What I will offer you is a quick tutorial on How To Make Slings For Use In The Instant Pot pressure cooker because it opens up the world of baking and cooking. This is my go to item for making of Instant Pot Ham (my famed recipe) and there’s no purchase required. I love that I have the item in my home that I need and it is toss and go!
Are you ready to lavishly live food out loud and make this great disposable Instant Pot sling?
Why To Make Slings For Use In The Instant Pot
For those of you new to Instant Pot Cooking or those that are still adding on to what they cook in an Instant Pot, you need this article. Trust me, I am done dropping food, and there is an easy way to salvation here!
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.
Why Sling? I sling for the ease of lifting food to a cooling rack, or a tray. I sling when I bake in a bowl, or need to lower without spilling. The uses of a sling are endless. I think the better question is, “Why Don’t You Sling? ” Anything I can not put my hands around, I sling!
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.
Really, use heavy duty aluminum foil or at least Brand foil because if you drop what you are lifting out, you will cry (been there done this, and I hate messes!)
Rip a Rather large piece, at least 2 feet ” 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. Once folded layer after layer you have a sling that can lift without exception!
I’ll say it again…. “If you are Using Cheap Foil (non brand) please double up your sheets otherwise you might have a rip, tear or mishap you don’t want to experience (been there, done that!)”
Did You Watch The Tutorial Video ?
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.
Again, I will repeat…. purchase GOOD aluminum foil or make many layers of this sling. Additionally, large pieces of meat like a Ham or Cornish Hen will be easily lifted out without any burns to you. The foil sling is the easiest item, you don’t have to store.
Make the sling on demand and when you are done, toss it out! Boom! Lay the piece of foil lengthwise as you see above. (Horizontal)
Watch The Sides
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.
Use the sling for lifting out cakes, pies, anything awkward where you really can’t get to the basket insert. I love it with ham, and large chicken pieces and huge meat loafs. Options for use are endless!
You will place this between the rack and the cooking bowl you put in with the food. When the food is done cooking, the sling helps to pull up the pan without ruining or dropping your food. Often I make these on demand, however, I do make and store inside the foil container. This is my time saver.
Lavishly live food out loud and use my how to make a slings use with Instant Pot Foods so you can easily prepare cakes, cheesecakes, Cornish hens, meat loaf, hams and more with ease!