Instant Pot Duo Nova, 3-Quart

Last updated date: July 17, 2020

DWYM Score
9.6

Instant Pot Duo Nova, 3-Quart

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 12 expert reviews, the Instant Pot Instant Pot Duo Nova, 3-Quart placed 2nd when we looked at the top 4 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
10.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
76,697 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
One big improvement Instant Pot made in the Duo Nova’s design is in the lid. Instant Pot updated the lid and gave it a smart steam release valve. This means the steam release valve automatically closes when you close the lid, so you don’t have to worry about whether you remembered to seal the valve or whether or not you positioned it correctly.
- Digital Trends
This new model has an Easy Seal Lid, which automatically sets to seal when you close it (with older versions, you had to this yourself and it was easy to forget!). No more wasting time because you could have sworn you sealed it but actually did not.
- The Kitchn
The lid holder can come in handy especially when you just finished cooking a dish and are awkwardly trying to figure out what to do a with a hot lid.
- Mini Pressure
What experts didn't like
There are fewer accessories for the 3 quart models.
- Mini Pressure

From The Manufacturer

Cooking with the most popular Instant Pot is even easier with the new Duo Nova multi-cooker. Its updated lid means you never again have to worry about whether or not you remembered to close the steam release valve because the Duo Nova lid automatically seals it, locking all the flavors, nutrients and aromas in your meal! And to release the steam faster, just push the quick-release button to let the pressure out. It also has a new progress indicator on its bright blue display so you always know what’s happening inside, and 11 Smart Programs to help you start cooking whatever you want in a flash. With 4 different sizes—the most popular 6Qt, as well as the 3Qt, 8Qt, and the massive new 10Qt– the Duo Nova family of multi-cookers is perfect for both large and small families making everything from a quick side dish to whipping up big batches of prepared meals for the week. The Duo Nova is 7 appliances in 1: Pressure cooker, saute pan, steamer, slow cooker, rice cooker, food warmer, and yogurt maker. Whether you’re in a hurry or have the time to savor the art of cooking, the Instant Pot offers a convenient, healthy way to get the job done that’s also , using less energy than conventional methods and without heating up your kitchen. Clear the clutter from your counter and do it all with just one tool.

Overall Product Rankings

Instant Pot Duo Nova, 10-Quart
1. Instant Pot Duo Nova, 10-Quart
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 3
Instant Pot Duo Nova, 3-Quart
2. Instant Pot Duo Nova, 3-Quart
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 3
Instant Pot Duo Nova, 8-Quart
3. Instant Pot Duo Nova, 8-Quart
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 1
Instant Pot Duo Nova, 6-Quart
4. Instant Pot Duo Nova, 6-Quart
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2

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