Christmas came early at my house. The Instant Pot Company sent me their Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6 quart electric pressure cooker to review. I’ve only had it a few days and I already know the Instant Pot and I are going to be great friends.
If you want Christmas to come early at your house too, you’re in luck! Instant Pot is giving away to one lucky Pressure Cooking Today reader one Instant Pot IP-LUX60. Details on how you can enter the giveaway are at the bottom of this post.
The Instant Pot is a 6 quart electric pressure cooker that’s also a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sautér and warmer. It has 10 Micro-Processor controlled programs: Meat/Stew, Soup, Sauté, Poultry, Bean/Chili, Congee, Steam, Multigrain, Rice and Slow Cook – including a manual setting and 3 adjustable modes for most functions.
Instant Pot IP-LUX60 Review:
I haven’t had time to try all the Instant Pot functions, but one thing I have loved is the beautiful, bright shiny 3-ply bottom stainless steel cooking pot. One of the advantages of pressure cooking is that you can brown your ingredients in the pot before cooking. The stainless steel pot does a better job of browning than the non-stick surface in my Cuisinart electric pressure cooker.
The lid on the Instant Pot was easier to understand how it needs to be aligned to lock into place, and I liked the pressure/steam release design better than the Cuisinart’s too. The Instant Pot was quieter, and I liked that there are less parts to clean on the Instant Pot lid.
I like the float valve design on the Cuisinart better. The value is red and it’s easy to see when it comes to pressure and when the pressure has dropped. The float valve on the Instant Pot is inside a hole and I can’t see in the hole without standing on my tippy toes.
In reviews the Cuisinart pressure cooker manual is often criticized for not being clear, and the Instant Pot manual has the same problem. There is contradictory information, and limited information about how to use all the functions. The Instant Pot website has a How Smart Cooking Programs Work that gives more detailed about the programs.
But those are really are just minor criticisms, the Instant Pot is a fantastic tool for creating quick, healthy meals in a fraction of the time. Laura, Hip Pressure Cooking, did a detailed review of the Instant Pot and gave it a terrific rating, 4.2 out of 5.
If you want to make sure the Instant Pot is under your tree for Christmas, Laura, Hip Pressure Cooking, has also teamed up with Instant Pot and they’re offering fantastic discounts through 12/31/2012. Visit Hip Pressure Cooking for complete details.
Update: The giveaway is closed. Congratulations Blessie Nelson! Please send me your mailing address within the next 48 hours and I’ll arrange to get it shipped to you.
The Instant Pot Company is giving away to one lucky Pressure Cooker Today reader, one Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 programmable cooker.
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