Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure cooker review

Product Name: Instant Pot IP DUO60
Manufacturer: Instant Pot Company
Rating: 4.5 of 5
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Color: Stainless Steel
Power Source: Electric
Verdict: A very good and versatile electric pressure cooker


The Instant Pot IP DUO60 multi-purpose 7-in-1 pressure cooker is a fully automatic pressure cooker opening up a whole new world of cooking options in a space saving design. With a 6 quart capacity and 1000 watt maximum operating power, this is a great unit for anyone looking for a stainless steel pressure cooker that is both convenient and versatile.  At 14 pounds take it to the tailgate or block party and cook seven different ways!

The advantage of pressure cooking is the reduced cooked times. For instance, a pressure cooker can produce incredibly tender results in even the most economical cuts of meat in a fraction of the time. But let’s be honest, how often are you really going to use it for that purpose. That’s why a multi-purpose cooker makes a lot of sense. Not only does it enable cooking lots of different foods with different methods, it saves money on other appliances and saves cabinet space as well.


Safe and easy to use…clean up is a breeze and the price is right too!


Let’s take a look at some of the key features.


  • Its 7 unique multi-function operations includes normal pressure cooking, rice cooker mode, yogurt mode, warming function, slow cooking, browning, and steaming.
  • A very clean and easy to use control panel with cooking presets and manual functions.
  • Very quiet operation compared to some stove top models
  • Smells are trapped inside the cooker rather than permeating the house and clothes.
  • The easily removable cooking pot is easy to clean, and made from heavy duty stainless steel. It features measuring guides inside making it easy to know how much is being added.
  • UL and ULC certified with 10 proven safety mechanisms.
  • 24-hour cooking delay timer allows the cooker to start automatically.
  • Smart design handles hold the lid upright saving precious counter space.

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What’s Good About The Instant Pot IP-DUO60

With 7 different cooking functions, the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 saves on having to purchase multiple appliances. Its rice cooking setting is extremely easy to use and cooks fluffy rice in a matter of minutes. The sautee function allows for browning meat and cooking down vegetables. The slow cooker can be automatically turned on via the 24-hour delay timer and set to cook for up to 20 hours.

instant-pot-slow-cookerSafety is also packed into this pressure cooker. The steam release valve will automatically release steam slowly once cooking is done and the lid locks until it is safe to open.

The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 is easily dismantled and dishwasher safe for convenient clean up with the exception of the lid.

The uniquely designed handle and lid system allows the lid to be inserted into the opening of the handle upright keeping it out of the way which saves counter space. Plus at 12.6″ tall and 12.2″ wide and 14lbs the cooker save a lot of room in the kitchen.

The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 also comes with very detailed yet easy to read instructions that combined with its 10 proven safety mechanisms take the worry out or pressure cooking.


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What’s Not So Good

We found that you need to add more liquid when using the pressure cooker than you would a traditional cooker. If there is not enough liquid the unit doesn’t create enough steam to open the pressure release valve meaning you have to add more liquid for it to function properly.

Of course, all of the functionality and features come at a premium. You can find pressure cookers that do less and cost less. But for a few bucks more the 7 in 1 functionality is nice and some would consider that a better value.


Bottom Line

This is one of the best if not the best stainless steel electric pressure cookers available today. It gets excellent reviews and its safety features take the worry out of pressure cooking. Instapot thought of everything when it comes to their IP DUO60 multi-purpose 7-in-1 pressure cooker right down to the directions and user manual as well as very help video instructions which you can find here. For just over $100 you can make anything from slow cooked chilli to yogurt to brisket and with its small foot print (1 sq. foot) save a ton of cabinet space while doing it.

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