Instant Pot 9-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart

Last updated date: February 12, 2020

DWYM Score
8.9

Instant Pot 9-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 43 expert reviews, the Instant Pot Instant Pot 9-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart placed 10th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.7
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
9,449 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Instant Pot DUO Plus 9-in-1 cooked pretty much everything well, with dishes ranging from rice and beans to corned beef. We also found its saute function to be very effective, resulting in some great chili. All-in-all, we think most people will be more than satisfied with the cooking performance.
- Tech Gear Lab
I’ve been using the Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 for two weeks now and have yet to find anything I don’t like about it. The Instant Pot company has truly listened to their customers and made changes that I think everyone will like.
- Pressure Cooking Today
It’s a 9-in-1 device — with settings that include pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, yogurt maker, cake/egg maker, sauté/searing machine, steamer, warmer and sterilizer. It also has 15 built-in programs: Soup/broth, meat/stew, bean/chili, cake, egg, slow cook, sauté/searing, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, sterilize, yogurt, keep warm, and pressure cook.
- Digital Trends
What experts didn't like
It represents only very small improvements over its $100 sibling, so unless you really want an egg cooking preset or really like the better screen, most people will get a better value from the Instant Pot DUO60.
- Tech Gear Lab

From The Manufacturer

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker - Cook up to 70% faster Use the Instant Pot Duo Plus' pressure setting to prepare delicious meals 2-3 times faster. You’ll save time and energy, while retaining more of your food’s nutrients. Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker - Enjoy easy one pot meals Fast or slow, the Instant Pot Duo Plus does it all. Sauté, sear and simmer all in one pot. And when dinner is served, enjoy quick and easy cleanup. Multi-Cooking Functions Get 9 Functions in a single pot All the great features of the Duo with 3 new programs - Cake, Egg, Sterilize. Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker - Recipes Find your new favorite recipes Get access to over 1,000 recipes that help solve the “what’s for dinner?” dilemma. Simply download our free app for your iOS or Android mobile device. You can also ask Alexa for Instant Pot recipes.

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