Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W Review

Instant Pot DUO60 V3 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer

  • Duo, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster to support your busy lifestyle
  • Features 14 Smart Programs - Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté/Simmer, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, Yogurt, Manual, and Pressure Cook. Now, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button
  • Healthy, stainless steel (18/8) inner cooking pot made from food grade 304, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution, fully sealed environment traps the flavours, nutrients and aromas within the food
  • Built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve your desired results every time
  • UL and ULC certified with 10 safety mechanisms to provide you with added assurance, designed to eliminate many common errors
  • Accessories include, stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector and recipe booklet. To maximize performance of cooker only use genuine Instant Pot accessories
Instant Pot is a smart Electric Pressure Cooker designed by Canadians aiming to be Safe, Convenient and Dependable. It speeds up cooking by 2~6 times using up to 70% less energy and, above all, produces nutritious healthy food in a convenient and consistent fashion. Instant Pot Duo is a 7-in-1 programmable cooker, it replaces 7 kitchen appliances as it has the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker & warmer. 14 built-in smart programs (Soup, Mea

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  1. 5,883 of 6,131 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Review from a confirmed foodaholic, January 16, 2014
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    This review is from: Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W (Kitchen)
    Over the years, I have purchased hundreds of items from Amazon, and for the most part, got what I expected. I never reviewed any of them. But from the moment I received my Instant Pot, I felt that I had purchased something that not only exceeded my expectations, but will make my life easier (and more delicious)!

    I am a holistic nutritionist and a follower of a lower carb/paleo/primal lifestyle (and yes, it is not only a food regimen, but a lifestyle). Many of the meals I prepare require advance planning and preparation, and I am OK with that, realizing that it is an investment in my family’s health and wellbeing. I was looking for something that would support my food choices and perhaps make it a little less time-consuming. I have used a crockpot extensively over the past years and while I appreciate the ease of use and the ability to put a meal on the table soon after I got home in the evening, there is that “everything tastes the same” factor I was running into with my family.

    So I began thinking about ways to cook my meals faster and realized that a pressure cooker may be the answer. But, I am scared of pressure cookers. Even though my head tells me that people have been using them for many years with no problems, my heart said there was a strong chance I could blow up the entire kitchen, myself included. I had no idea there were electric, programmable pressure cookers out there that would virtually eliminate that worry until I began researching them, first on Amazon, and then on other websites. I eventually purchased the Instant Pot over the others because of the stainless steel insert (no aluminum), the size of the pot (I wanted a larger capacity), and the ease of use.

    The day it arrived, I plugged it in and began reading the manual. The manual was very helpful, even included a suggested trial run to familiarize one with the basics. My first meal was potato soup (I know potatoes are not low carb or paleo, but once in a while you gotta have potato soup). I was amazed at how easy and delicious it was to make this soup that would normally take a couple of hours. I just coarsely chopped the vegetables, threw those in the pot, added the seasonings and the liquid, started the pressure cooker option, and in 20 minutes all I had to do was use my immersion blender to puree the soup, add some cheese, stir and it was ready to eat. AND the soup was every bit as good as my slower version that keeps me tied to the kitchen to stir and monitor until it’s done. That is the hidden beauty of this appliance, that while it’s cooking your food, you are free to do other things such as harass your kids to get their homework done. No more watching over a pot!

    My second recipe was lemon pepper chicken wings. There is a searing option, so first I browned the wings in a bit of butter, then added lemon pepper, salt, and 2 more tablespoons of butter. Put on the lid, set the pressure cooker for 25 minutes, and out came the most delicious, fall-of-the-bone wings just loaded with flavor. The family went wild!

    I also made mushroom gravy (no flour) pork chops in 30 minutes in the pressure cooker – the gravy was so good my son ate in on top of some gluten free noodles the next day for lunch – and a breakfast meat loaf in the slow cooker, also a winner.

    I am also using this to reheat food since we don’t use the microwave anymore and I’m finding that it seems easier and makes less of a mess than going stovetop.

    That’s a pretty long review for a first-timer but I am so enthusiastic about this product that I just had to share.

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  2. 797 of 829 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    corn all together with excellent results. Everything cooks to perfection within about 30-40 …, January 3, 2015
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    David A. (Tacoma, WA USA) –

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    I am a senior non-cook male who was suddenly faced with feeding myself after my wife passed away. The Instant Pot has been a marvelous help. With it I can cook meat (poultry, beef, pork), potatoes, carrots, corn all together with excellent results. Everything cooks to perfection within about 30-40 minutes. All I have to do is put the ingredients in the pot, push a button, and leave for about 30 minutes. Voila! Instant dinner. I have also cooked rice as a kind of breakfast porridge. No problem. Clean up is very easy. Construction appears solid (stainless steel pot). Would buy again without hesitation.
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  3. 1,826 of 1,958 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I HAVE TO ADMIT I WAS SKEPTICAL…, January 6, 2014
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    D. Grieco Jr. (Parsippany, NJ) –
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    This review is from: Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W (Kitchen)

    My mom, the greatest cook on the planet, is the only person I personally know that routinely uses a pressure cooker (stove-top). As much as I enjoy the food she makes while using it, the reason she has it is because my grandmother was too afraid to use it herself. This cautionary tale always gave me pause to think that the risk vs reward of using a pressure cooker was just not there. Why should I use something that you need to babysit or else something bad could happen? That’s what I used to think.

    This is not my first purchase of an Instant Pot. For Christmas, I purchased the LUX-60 model for my partner after receiving an email that it was on sale. After I got the email, I started to do my obligatory research… “WHAT?… There’s such a thing as an electric pressure cooker, it’s easy to use, safe, set it and forget it (kind of), AND it can do all this other stuff too?”, I said to myself. I looked at the ratings, and could over 650 people be wrong about this thing? Is it really as easy and wonderful as everyone’s saying?? Yes, and then some.

    So now I own this one because the LUX-60 model was discontinued and improved upon. From what I can tell, the differences in this model are that it has a new “low pressure” setting and it also has a “Yogurt” function button. I do love yogurt, especially the Greek style and I’m sure I’ll try making some at least once. It’s pretty prevalent in the stores now and therefore convenient to just go out and buy, but who knows… maybe homemade is better. Also I’m certainly NOT a pressure cooking expert so I don’t know what the low-pressure setting is supposed to be for, but from what can gather it seems many people asked for it in this model. I’m sure I’ll eventually find recipes where this setting is important.

    The first recipe I ever made in the new pot was Lamb Vindaloo from Miss Vicky’s big book of Pressure Cooker recipes. Lamb chunks, peppers, onions, spices, wine, etc. It took all of 30 minutes to prep, and only 15 minutes to cook. That’s amazing – the cooking time was actually LESS than the time it took to prep the ingredients. The recipe came out perfectly delicious except for a few things… a little too much vinegar for my taste, because of the efficiency of this machine there was practically no liquid evaporation (I’ll substantially cut back on the water next time), and the recipe didn’t call for salt. Other than those niggles, I did enjoy the recipe very much.

    The machine did a wonderful job of browning and sauteing the ingredients in the all stainless steel inner pot before the lid went on. Push the button that says, “Saute” and wait for it to come to temperature (yes, it’s that easy). I’m all for “one pot” meals because that means less cleanup and there’s really no need to brown the meat in anything other than the Instant Pot pot. Next, all ingredients in, set the pressure cooking time and that’s pretty much all you need to do… slow cooked-like, fall off the bone meat in 15 minutes… I’m there. No more braising for 2 hours or, “gee I can’t make that because I didn’t set up the slow cooker this morning”. The sheer speed of pressure cooking opens up a world of possibilities because you really need a lot less advanced planning to make a great meal.

    CHANGE IN EATING STRATEGY FOR 2014… (this is NOT a New Year’s resolution – they pretty much all fail)… Here’s my issue… I eat way too much pasta, rice, beans, potatoes, etc. My current diet is carb heavy and subsequently, so am I (heavy, that is). I need to lose about 35 lbs. to get back to my “sure I’ll go to the beach” body. All the homemade pizza I make isn’t getting me there fast, so I need to do something. There’s no way I’m completely giving up my beloved homemade pizza so I’ll limit that to one day per month, and basically just eat meats, veggies, and some fruit for the other 29 so so days. Enter this machine: This seems to me to be the PERFECT tool for making low-carb meals (eliminate the rice and potatoes in most recipes and double-up on the veggies). As a matter of fact for me, zucchini and yellow squash make excellent potato substitutes. They’re flavor neutral and therefore will likely go nicely in most recipes, but I’ll certainly be looking for other starch alternatives as well. I’m looking forward to making food that I’ve never made before including… Osso Buco, Lamb Shank, Duck, Coniglio, and Cacciatore, etc (sono rigazzo l’taliano).

    THE ENERGY SAVINGS ARE REAL… Simply put, less cooking time = less energy used. My range-top and oven are electric so it’s not to too hard to understand how it will save energy and $$$. Plus when the power goes out and my generator goes on, I may not be able to run the range or oven, but I can still have nice hot meals using this appliance. It only draws 1000 watts, which is less power than my coffee maker or microwave oven.

    CONCLUSION: This is a great…

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