One of the fun parts of being a food blogger, is you’re sent wonderful new appliances to review. I was recently sent the new Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker to review. It’s the 3rd generation of the Instant Pot and it’s a fantastic pressure cooker. It’s set it and forget it easy, super quiet, has very little evaporation, a wonderful stainless steel pot, and so much more!
Update: I’ve added an updated How to use the Instant Pot Duo video to this post.
About a year ago, I reviewed the 2nd generation Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker the IP-LUX60. It’s a great pressure cooker, but I did like some features on the Cuisinart that the 2nd generation Instant Pot didn’t have. It didn’t have a low pressure setting; it didn’t have a browning or simmer setting, and it didn’t have a float valve that was easy to see when it dropped and the pressure had been released.
The new Instant Pot has added all those features and more! They’ve added a low pressure setting. The Saute setting now also has a less heat setting (simmer), and a more heat setting (browning).
The steam release handle has been improved so it’s easy to tell if the pressure cooker lid is set to sealing for pressure cooking, or set to venting to release the pressure.
Next to the steam release handle is the float valve that rises as the cooker comes to pressure and falls when the pressure has been released. The new float valve design makes it easy to tell when the pressure’s been released and you can open the lid.
They added a lid holder to the handles of the Instant Pot so you don’t have to put your hot lid on the counter anymore. It fits on either side.
The Instant Pot in addition to be a fabulous pressure cooker is also a slow cooker, rice cooker and a yogurt maker. I haven’t spent much time using the programmed settings, but one day hopefully I’ll find time to give them all a try.
The cooking pot is dishwasher safe and the lid has only a few pieces to clean. The only slightly difficult thing to clean is the rim around the pressure cooker. Although, I’ve found that if you push a bit of a wash cloth in to the rim and pull it around it works pretty well.
If you’ve been thinking about buying a pressure cooker, I whole-heatedly recommend the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Pressure Cooker . It’s the best pressure cooker I’ve used. The Instant Pot cooks meals faster with less energy while preserving more nutrients. I think you’ll love it too. The Instant Pot Duo Manual is available online.
Instant Pot has a Free Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe Booklet. You’ll find information about how you can download it on the link above. It’s a great electric pressure cooker resource with cooking time tables, as well as recipes from some of your favorite pressure cooking gurus, including a couple of my recipes!
How To Use the Instant Pot Duo
Disclosure: I received a free Instant Pot to review, but was not compensated for this post and all opinions expressed are always my own.