Instant Pot DUO 7-In-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

Last updated: October 5, 2020

This electric pressure cooker sets the standard for electric pressure cookers thanks to its affordability and versatility. You can use this Instant Pot to make meats and vegetables or creamy items, like yogurt and cheesecake. The three-ply stainless steel bottom ensures even heat distribution and retention. In our test kitchen, this multi cooker cooked the vegetables to perfection.

We looked at the top Electric Pressure Cookers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Electric Pressure Cooker you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: A top-notch multi electric pressure cooker that makes cooking a breeze.

In our analysis of 81 expert reviews, the Instant Pot DUO 7-In-1 Electric Pressure Cooker placed 2nd when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

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, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Multigrain, Slow Cook, Keep-Warm, Yogurt, Pasteurize & Jiu Niang) cook your favorite dishes with the press of a button. A 24-hour timer allows for delayed cooking. Automatic keep-warm holds the temperature of the food until you serve it. Instant Pot generates almost no noise and leaks no steam. It traps all the aromas in the food without heating up the kitchen. The 3-ply bottom stainless steel inner pot is extremely durable and leaves no health concerns associated with non-stick coatings. The slim body design has lid holders for both left and right handed users. The brushed stainless steel exterior is finger print resistant. Its elegant and durable design makes it easy to clean and pleasurable to use for the years to come. Instant Pot Duo uses the latest technology with an embedded microprocessor, which monitors the pressure and temperature, keeps time and adjusts heating intensity. The cooking programs have been lab-tested hundreds of times for optimal effect. These greatly improve cooking result and maintain consistence. Instant Pot is carefully designed to eliminate many common errors that could cause harm or spoil food. It passed the stringent UL certification giving you uncompromised safety and peace of mind and protects you with 10 proven safety mechanisms and patented technologies.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Thanks to the stainless-steel exterior and bowl, the Instant Pot makes for a sturdy countertop appliance that is sure to last you for several years.
This is the only device to have dishwasher safe utensils. The measuring cup, steamer rack, ladle and rice spoon are all dishwasher safe so you can drop them in the top rack and let your machine take care of the cleaning.
The cooking pot is made of Food Grade 304 (18/8) stainless steel (which is amazing!) with a 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution and retention.
Thanks to the fact that the IP-DUO60 can be safely left unattended, you can double-check that everything’s right for the next day instead of anxiously watching the soup that looks as if it’s just about to bubble out of the pan, not to mention what sautéing that green pepper filled chicken steak will do to your painstakingly ironed outfit.
Combining the speed of an electric pressure cooker with a variety of other functions, it offers hands-off cooking that frees you to do other things. It doesn’t make better-tasting food, but it's faster and easier than cooking on a stovetop.”
t’s simple to use and will turn out delicious meals in a fraction of the time conventional cooking requires—you can cook black beans from scratch in 20 minutes, for example.
For the vast majority of people out there, we think the Instant Pot DUO60 is the best pressure cooker available.
By far the most popular multi cooker on the market. The price makes it an absolute bargain. It stews, roasts, steams and sautes with the the touch of a button.

What reviewers didn't like

The gasket smells after making something with a strong flavor, and it can be difficult to get rid of the smell. Some said they had to buy another gasket, the Instant Pot Sealing Ring, to have one for regular meals and one for flavored items. The gasket isn’t covered under the 1-year warranty.
It took longer to cook rice than many of the other machines. In our testing, the 6 Quart Duo took the third longest time to cook rice
Might be hard for users to adapt their own recipes.
The Instant Pot lacks the power to sear meat, so while our Kung Pao chicken cooked nicely, it didn’t brown.
Because every model has a little trench where the lid latches on, and in every case that trench gathered up crumbs and was somewhat hard to clean.
Instant Pot is a relatively new brand in the kitchen space, but given the quality of this appliance, it doesn't seem to matter.
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