Finally replaced my (badly beat up and aging) slow cooker with an Instant Pot pressure cooker (that also does slow-cooker duty, as needed).
Broke it in this weekend to make some steel-cut irish oatmeal for brunch, then some chopped up some garlic and celery and tossed it into the pot with some frozen chicken (covered in 2:1 water and white wine) for supper. Took probably 45 minutes to cook, which I consider pretty good for rock-solid frozen chicken, and came out yummy. I'm sold.
Ditch your slow cooker for a pressure cooker
On Serious Eats, Kenji Lopez-Alt tests out different recipes using slow cookers, Dutch ovens, and pressure cookers and comes to th