Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Stainless Steel, 6 Quart

Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Stainless Steel, 6 Quart Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Stainless Steel, 6 Quart : Everything Else

What are instant pot duo plus 9-in-1 electric pressure cooker features?

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  • 9-in-1 functionality: pressure cook, slow cook, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, sterilizer and food warmer.
  • Improved stress-free venting: intuitive and simple, our improved easy-release steam switch makes releasing steam easier than ever, and it automatically resets when the lid is closed.
  • Realtime feedback: the easy-to-read display includes a full cooking progress bar lets you know what stage of the cooking program you’ve reached.
  • Quick one-touch cooking: 15 customizable smart programs for pressure cooking ribs, soups, beans, rice, poultry, yogurt, desserts and more.
  • Versatile inner cooking pot: food-grade stainless-steel cooking pot with a tri-ply bottom offers more even cooking and an anti-spin design that secures the pot for perfect sautéing.
  • Cook fast or slow: pressure cook delicious one-pot meals up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods or slow cook your favorite traditional recipes – just like grandma used to make.
  • Quick, easy clean up: finger-print resistant, stainless-steel sides and dishwasher-safe lid, inner pot, and accessories.
  • Safety features: includes over 10 safety features, plus overheat protection and safe-locking lid.
  • Great for growing families: cook for up to 6 people – perfect for growing families, or meal prepping and batch cooking for singles.
  • Discover amazing recipes: download our free instant pot app, so you can create quick new favorites and prepare delicious meals, available ios and android.
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Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Stainless Steel, 6 Quart AMAZON Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Stainless Steel, 6 Quart : Everything Else

Looking for specific info?

Does this pot have teflon?

I am assuming you were referring to the possible teflon non-stick coating on the inner pot. There is no non-stick coating of any kind in this product. The inner pot is made of the 304 stainless steel, which is a food-safe material.

How well does the ip do making fork-tender, fall-off-the-bone moist country-style boneless bbq ribs?

Haven’t done boneless ribs yet, but have done pork butt roast and chuck roast. Comes out very tender and very moist. Put the meat directly on the bottom of the pot, and not on a steamer trivet. I had a 3 pound chuck roast in the pot for 45 minutes under pressure then natural release. Had a 5 pound pork butt roast in for an hour, quick released, then added quartered potatoes to it for 8 minutes with natural release. Both the roast and potatoes were tender, flavorful and perfect.

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6 qt versus 8 qt ?

What are the dimensions, 6 qt vs 8 qt. Only 2 of us, but sometimes i will cook for 4-6 people. And make soup and stews so we can have leftovers. But i have a small kitchen and space is a ta premium so am debating

What are the differences between the plus and ultra version ?

There are places you can look up the differences. I have owned both in the past. If you consider yourself a fancy cook, even a fancy home cook, the ultra is probably the one you should go with. However, if you like things to be on the easy side, and go with the plus as it is easier to operate and does the same things. Another advantage of the duo, is that the handles have holes in them so that when you remove the lid you can set it in one of the holes without having to put it down on the counter somewhere. The ultra does not have this, which i found rather irritating.

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Does this pc have option to brown your food?

Yes, a bit of oil in the bottom, saute setting, 3 minutes on each side and the meat is perfectly seared on both sides. Then remove the meat and put whatever else you are cooking in the pot and place the meat back in the pot, on top of your other items and steam. I always steam for 25 minutes with the few different recipes that i’ve done, steak and pork chops, and the meat is perfectly colored and you do not need a knife to cut it. Just a fork and the meat just falls apart beautifully.

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What comes in the box?

I put together a full un-boxing for this unit on youtube:
i hope it helps!! :d

Will this one actually seal in the steam? I wasted $100 on the previous duo and i complained until they banned my email address from their support.

Sometimes seals are faulty too. I had a brand new seal not work no matter how i put it in. Since the only reason i was changing was cooking odor i put the old one on and it was fine. Luckily i had read about testing new seals beforehand. Here are the directions from ip. Https://
if the link gets deleted by amazon go to the instantpot (dot com) site, in the address bar you can put in forward slash (/)initial-test-run or so a search on their site for *initial test run’. You can also search their site or youtube for *water test*.

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How long does it take for the cooker to cool down so you can open? Does it have a pressure release valve?

Originally, i bought one because i thought it would cook rice faster, but i was mostly disappointed. While it does cook faster, it’s not that much faster than other rice cookers. Realistically, the entire process takes about 30 minutes. It takes 5-10 minutes to come to temperature. Then it cooks for about 10-15 min, and then it cools for about 10 min. You can shortcut the process by pre-boiling water before cooking, and then letting the steam out earlier after cooking, but the latter is not recommended since the rice really needs to sit a bit after cooking. Storage of left over rice is the other issue. With my other rice cooker, i take the lid and the rice bucket and put that into the fridge. With the instant, i have to transfer the contents to another container since it doesn’t come with an optional lid for the stainless steel bucket.
Furthermore, it won’t cook thick congee or sticky rice because it needs water convection and steam. Trying to cook sticky rice results in the rice burning at the bottom and the top remains uncooked. A double boiler steamer type is required to cook sticky rice.

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Do i need to buy extra accessories to make yogurt?

No, you do not need to buy the racks or special little jars, etc. All you need are extra large coffee filters and a large plastic colander. Don’t waste your money or time on special accessories otherwise as it’s much easier to just pour the milk in, make it, and then keep it in the fridge, ladling out what you need when you need it. We pour a gallon of milk in and either end up with a gallon of regular yogurt or strain it with extra large commercial size coffee filters set inside a large, cheap plastic colander over a medium bowl to catch the whey and get 2 quarts of whey for smoothies and 2 quarts of fresh greek yogurt that is to die for. It would be a hassle to use small containers and would limit how much you could make at a time. You absolutely do not need to buy anything special except the extra large coffee filters and if you look around you can get a lifetime supply for a few dollars. We got 1000 for about $10 and we use three and overlap them slightly as they are not quite big enough for our large colander, but you can get bigger ones i think. The colander was $2-3. We set it over our microwave popcorn bowl. Super easy. Don’t bother with the accessories. Just put a little of each batch in a small, very clean jar for next time and then ladle out what you want each time you use yogurt. It’s great on baked potatos, spicy indian food, as a base for salad dressing, to mix with oats and nuts and bananas for breakfast, and so much more. If you really want to make it in little jars, just save jars from food you buy in jars and use those, with the lids off but very clean when you put them on to store in the fridge. Or, make layered yogurt jars in pint canning jars.

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Is there a manual button for setting time and/or pressure

The “manual” button has been renamed to “pressure cook” button. It’s the bottom right button that says pressure cook. When you press it you can choose the time and the psi settings .

What is the diameter of the interior cooking pot?

Thanks for your question! The instant pot pro 10-in-1 pressure cooker 6qt inner cooking pot is 6.2 inches in height x 13.4 inches in diameter. We hope this helps!

Does the slow cook heat up the food first then slow cook or just simmer for hours at low heat?

I haven’t slow cooked in my 9-1 yet, but in previous instant pot models, it functions just like a regular slow cooker with cooking temps of low, medium and high for the desired length of time. There are several nice youtube tutorials which provide more in depth details and instructions.

What size/brand of ‘heatproof bowl’ are people using? Lots of recipes call for one and i’m not sure what size or brand to get

Such a good question. It is hard to find one for a 6 quart. I usually use my 8 quart for placement of a bowl but here are a few suggestions. I use pyrex storage bowels without the lid. Also wilton has a few cake molds that are real small. Walmart carries a good selection as well as hobby lobby. I traced the bottom of mine, carry it in my purse and regularly check when i am shopping. I use old fashion pyrex mixing bowls for my 8 quart ..from many years ago… And make a foil sling to lift in and out. Good luck!

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Cookbook included?

A small cookbook is included. I purchased a cookbook for this pot that has 550 recipes. I also eat keto. I purchased a keto only cookbook with over 500 recipes that i can also use the i.p for.

I need extra ring seals for my duo plus & the genuine ip seals i find on amazon do not list my model. Will rings for duo60 work for the duo plus 60?

Instant pot website ( shows same seal rings fitting entire series of 5&6 quart units.

For duoplus: which accessories do you recommend? Glass top? Extra insert? Veggie steamer? Is instantpot brand necessary?

The glass top only if you are going to use pot as slow cooker, or store left-overs in fridge. You might find a lid that you currently own already fits. My 10′ glass lid fit mine. Veggie steamer basked is nice, as well as stackable pans. Once you use it a few times, you will figure out what you want. Oh and i just ordered extra sealing rings.

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Can i proof bread dough in it?

Yes, using the yogurt function button.

How many quart sized canning jars (for water bath canning) could you fit inside it, if any?

If you want to do a lot of canning, a large stove top pressure cooker might be more suitable, as it goes higher in pressure and holds more jars. For safety, the insta-pot is set for a bit lower pressure, which is fully sufficient for cooking food. For example, i throw a chuck roast, potatoes and carrots in the insta-pot and 45 minutes later the roast is fall apart fork tender and delicious. I have also done round roast in it, which is a much tougher piece of meat, and 50 minutes later it is perfect. Left over round roast like this can be thinly sliced for great sandwiches and french dip. Love the machine!

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Will it cook brown or multigrain rice on the rice cooker setting?

The brown rice and multigrain rice typically require much longer time to cook than the white rice. The built-in multigrain program actually includes a warm soaking period before pressure cooking. This will prepare the multigrain rice to be well cooked. But each user may also experiment with the pc button (pressure cook) which is equivalent to the duo’s manual button, without the presoak for a quicker cooking process. But i’d still advise to start with the cooking time of about 40 minutes. Play with it until you find your perfect brown/multigrain rice timing. Then the cooker remembers your setting. You can just use this personally customized button for your consistent cooking results.

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Can you cook dal/lentils in this?

Yes i do it all the time and the best part of it is you can season (the tadka) first using the saute function (once the pot is ‘hot’) and add the dry lentils (any kind) – add water (i use two and half cups to one cup lentils), add anything else you want such as sliced tomatoes, cilantro, cancel the saute function, press the pressure for 10 to 12 minutes (this is something that you can figure out with one or two tries) and voila you will have a nice hot dhal all ready when the pressure is completely off : )

Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Stainless Steel, 6 Quart AMAZON Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Stainless Steel, 6 Quart : Everything Else

What are our customers saying?

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Why i bought the instant pot ip-duo plus60 9-in-1 multi-functional pressure cooker, 6 qt

Instant pot ip-duo plus60 9-in-1 multi-functional pressure cooker, 6 qt – i’ve wanted a pc for a long time and have done a lot of research. I was originally leaning towards the ppcxl because that’s what my cousin has, but i did some more research and ended with this one, waiting until the duo plus came out. So, since i’m the 4th reviewer, here’s some of the thought process i went through in deciding to get the duo plus and also some thoughts on the ip vs the ppcxl and also other considerations on accessories, size, etc. So far, i’ve only had it a few days, but overall satisfied and plenty of online support for recipes and helping you decide the post pc for your needs.

**why i went with the instant pot (ip) duo60 plus –
three new preset buttons – cake, egg, sterilize. It also had the yogurt function which other ip do, but not some of the other makes.
Large lcd screen with digital display
mute button for those beeps in the night when cooking yogurt etc.
Plus / minus button for both time and pressure
keep warm selector can be selected to on or off at anytime.
Delay start of 24 hours and keep warm for 10 hours.
Lid rest (right or left side)

**why i went with ip vs ppcxl –
food grade 304 (15/8) stainless steel pot vs stainless steel with teflon coating. I felt i could scrub and treat the pot however i wanted and not worry about scratching and what utensils to not use. Yes, you can buy a replacement inner pot for a teflon pot, but after i spend $100+ i really don’t think i should have to buy a replacement inner pot. Some of the fb group users are fine with the teflon pot, but there are also a lot of complaints, so it might be in the handling, but every teflon pan i ever had eventually got tossed out because of the coating coming off.
Ip came with some of the accessories you pay for on the ppcxl. It had the trivet with handles, condensation collector, rice paddle & spoon and a couple intro guides/cookbooks.
Free shipping for ip. Ppcxl site wanted $29.99
buttons weren’t quite clear on ppcxl site so it made me think they were hiding lack of selection on preset buttons. Also, confusing on what you were buying – regular ppc or ppcxl. A lot of their verbiage refers to ppcxl, but not necessarily when you go select your items for your shopping cart.
Yogurt button – the ip has this and the ppcxl doesn’t. The ip allows you to bring the milk to 185 in the ip, cool to 120 (i will be using the quick cool method in the sink) and then put in yogurt mode for incubation (8-12 hours). The ppcxl doesn’t have this and you wrap it and put it in the oven.
Warranty on ip is 1 year and i went with the square trade warranty for 4 years for an additional $14.37. No deductible, no hidden fees, no shipping, transferable. Ppc has 60 day money back/replacement. After that up to one year you have to pay $24.99 for shipping. Their extended warranty if $15 for 3 years.
Slow cooker mode had a low, medium and high heat button.
Ip has a + and – sign to increase or decrease the time. Others you have to select a preset and keep pressing to increase, you can’t decrease time.
Overall ratings – ip 4.7 and ppcxl 4.1. I read through a lot of comments by verified buyers and the ppc owners seemed a lot more upset with customer service. I looked through a lot of reviewers who do this for a living or at least blog and they leaned towards the ip.
I messaged with the ppcxl people online and you can tell they’ve been coached for answers knowing what their down faults are and not really answering the question or referencing what you know is a negative.
There are more ips on the market and most recipes are geared towards it from a ‘preset button’ perspective.
Ip has a left and right handle that will hold your lid tilted.
I belong to a pressure cooker group – there are a lot of complaints about other manufacturer’s instructions, quick start guide, etc. Lots of issues with lids locking, not pressurizing etc and i really don’t see this for the instant pot family of pcs.

**sizing –
i measured my crock pot which was 6 quart, so that’s what i ordered. It’s an ok size for 2 people, but since you can only fill it 2/3 full when cooking under pressure you should take that into consideration. I figure on a roast, i will do the meat first, then veggies. The 6 quart will hold four pint canning jars for sterilization.

**accessories –
what else to buy? I got the oxo good grips steamer with extendable handle and a pack of 3-ip rings color coded (dark for savory meats, orange for desserts and i will use the clear for yogurt). I had read they were dishwasher safe, but not 100% as they might keep flavors.

On my next order i’m looking at 2 cookbooks (ip electric pressure cooker cookbook for $9 and ip obsession for $12). There are plenty of facebook group pages you can join for recipes too and online reviewers. Just type in what you are making followed by ‘in a pressure cooker’ or ‘in an ip’. I’m also buying ip silicone mitts for easy removal of a hot pot since i will be making yogurt ($10).

The only negative of the instant pot is you can’t get a 10 quart and if i had a really big family that would be the only reason, but based
on the above, i would probably just buy a 2nd instant pot.

I hope this is helpful. I did a lot of research and felt the need to share it. I will update this as i use it and get additional questions.

8/9/2017 update – i’ve been using my ip for a few months now. I use my steamer basket and trivet a lot. I make a ‘bowl’ out of heavy duty foil and put on the trivet when making a whole chicken and it makes trivet clean-up easier. I bought an ip plain glass lid for slow cooker & yogurt mode. I don’t use my extra rings cause i use my plain lid for yogurt, so no use to swap rings. I didn’t get the silicone mitts. I realized i didn’t need them. My inner pot doesn’t get that hot on yogurt mode. I like the 2 cookbooks. I use bar keeper friend to clean the pot. Still really happy with my ip-duo plus 60. I’m part of a fb pc group and i don’t see complaints on the ip. Very happy with my purchase.

12/29/2017 update – so on black friday i bought the 3 qt instant pot because i felt like i need to have twins. It’s a great size and great for
sides and especially my 2 quart of yogurt i make at least weekly, so it doesn’t tie up my 6 qt ip. We winter in fl and i was able to ‘sneak’ the
6 qt into the truck and now i have the 3 qt here too. I made an entire thanksgiving dinner for christmas (irma got in our way last month repairing) in the 2 pots. In future years, i’ll prob just bring the 3 qt cause it fits better in my cabinets in the mobile home.

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Beautiful upgrade

I had a ip duo with the air fryer lid for a while which worked pretty good. I bought an air fryer countertop oven recently so i decided to upgrade my ip too.

I would suggest testing the machine out within the return window and not leave it sitting around… Otherwise you’re stuck with an expensive machine that you can’t return if it’s faulty!

I was so excited to try this out but the first ip pro plus i received was faulty. It didn’t pass the water test. It was heating and built pressure and locking however the machine just kept reading pre heat and wouldn’t indicate where it was in the cooking cycle and just read on. I’m thinking the pressure sensor was broken. I contacted ip to see if there was anything i was doing wrong but no answers. I’m not a newbie with the ip as i’ve used it for years… So rather than wait for a response i just did an easy exchange through amazon.

I’ll admit, i was slightly disappointed that *gasp* i got a faulty machine and had already gave away my older ip and had major regret. I usually have good luck with my appliances working with no problems out of the box.

Now, i’m not an ip worshipper. I don’t find many of the dinners made in the ip that appetizing because they all look mushy. I’ve tried to be a dump and go slow cooker/ip cook but…. Just not my type of food. I won’t be trying to master a lasagna or a cake in this thing as i can do that in my oven because why complicate things? (maybe for someone who doesn’t have an oven?) i definitely understand why busy people love it though and there’s nothing wrong with these ip meals. I did try a american goulash recipe yesterday and that actually came out great.

This ip definitely has its purpose in my kitchen though for things that take a long time to cook. I use my ip for making beans, bean soups, pea soup and for when i’m making birria or barbacoa (tough cuts of meat). These types of food take hours on the stove and i can set it and forget it and don’t need to be home.

The replacement was sent right away and i had my fingers crossed. I preformed the water test and it passed with flying colors. Phew!

This model is so shiny and beautiful. I have no trouble seeing the control panel as some users may have mentioned.

I love the touch screen and the automatic pressure release settings! The shiny surface resists fingerprints impressively well. How did they do that?

What initially compelled me to get this was the wifi feature. I could check from my phone the progress of the cooking or even change or cancel if i needed to. I’ve never really needed to do this however… But now i can. I’m not exactly sure how much i will be using the app recipes though.

I also liked that the control panel wasn’t crowded with pre sets. I found that in the older models that the pre sets were inaccurate and confusing and i ended up doing the manual setting anyway.

I love that you don’t need to touch the steam valve now! You control it through the control panel.

The first thing i made in the ip pro plus was yogurt. I had never made it in my ip in the past (which i was missing out on) it was truly effortless and i will be making it regularly. I just ordered a backup pot for when the pot will be in use because the yogurt process is so long.

So far i’m loving how pretty they made this and it looks high end on my counter and it works exactly how it should.

*nutriboost feature*
i tried this out when i made my beans and the setting is supposed to “stir” the food somehow. I think it boils it in bursts (or somehow?)

so during the last 15 mins of cooking it will start doing the nutriboost process and that will involve the cooker to pulse steam every 5 or maybe 10 seconds for the last 15 mins of cooking.

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It's true. It makes a lot of things quick and easy. And a lot of foods quickly and easily.

Update 3.5 years in: still love it, use it all the time, no problems.

For a long time, i wasn’t a believer. I mean, i’m all for electronic gadgets in the kitchen. If i want to cook something for hours until its delicious and tender, i’ve got a traditional slow cooker. If i want to feel fancy when i’m preparing perfectly-cooked meats, i’ve got my anova sous vide, and a wireless meat thermometer for the grill. But friends and family were always like, ‘oh but you gotta get an instant pot!’ but no, i didn’t _have_ to get an instant pot.

Eventually, though, there was a sale, and i bought one. Now, i didn’t really have any meaningful concept of the differences between the sizes and models. This 8 quart duo plus came up as a daily deal thing, and i bought it. It was a good price. And you know, it can make like 2 gallons of yogurt or porridge or something, so…great…whatever.

I’ll be the first to admit that i didn’t count on the sheer size of the thing. At the time, it was just my wife and i and our two-year-old daughter. When i unboxed this 8-quart monstrosity, i experienced a moment of trepidation, a fear of ridicule from my wife, who would point out that we don’t need a really really ridiculously huge pressure cooker for just us. But i moved on from that anxiety, and i set about putting this thing to work.

The first time each of us used it, we felt what i’m sure every other pressure cooker rookie feels at first—the crippling fear that you’re about to die in a horrific high-pressure home explosion, and that your family will always be embarrassed to explain that they were related to one of _those_ statistics. But, as i’m sure most pressure cooker owners do, we survived.

And it didn’t take long before we realized (my wife especially, since she does a lot of the cooking) how fantastic this giant culinary autoclave really is. Cook an entire dinner of roast chicken with red beans & rice in one go? Done. Steam a whole mess ‘o veggies when some friends show up with their gaggle of kids for dinner? Easy. Meatballs. Tamales. Artichokes. Corn on the cob. All quickly and (perhaps most significantly) very simple. And there’s just a single pot to scrub at the end! Then just throw it back in the pantry until next time.

Last night i think i reached my true peak of giant instant pot appreciation. I cooked two racks of bbq pork back ribs. I thought about just taking the meat to my dad’s house and letting him do them in the smoker. But that would have taken like 10 hours! I could have tried the sous vide, but that would required me to cut up the ribs into ziploc-sized portions, to come up with a way to cook that much meat together in a bigger cooler than i usually use, and to then clean up the mess and cook for at least a few hours to get a good texture. And who has that kind of time when there’s football to be watched and naps to be taken? Want to know how long i spent preparing this meal in the instant pot? We wanted to eat at 6pm. I boldly began my process at 5:00.
– five minutes unwrapping and rubbing the meat and stuffing it all into my countertop sauna. I’ll leave the visualization to you.
– twenty minutes as the instant pot got up to cooking pressure.
– 25 minutes cooking + 2 minutes decompressing (and filling the house with delicious porky aroma)
– five minutes painting on some sauce and letting everything sizzle on the grill.

Seriously. Delicious, perfectly cooked barbecue ribs—enough to feed at least eight people—ready in about an hour.

So yeah. I’m a fan. And even though it’s comically large when we’re just cooking for ourselves, i’m glad i got the 8 qt monster after all. I haven’t even explored all of the fancy other options and space-age things it can do. But i will. If only because i can. Thanks, instant pot!

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Love the product – wish i could find more “how to use” the buttons info

Instapot duo plus 9-in-1

i have been sitting on this amazing product for about a year – purchased it exclusively because it had a pressure canning feature. I finally plugged it in to try it. Made yogurt but i literally had to call the toll-free line because the instructions that came with the product were unclear.
An eastern indian guy patiently walked me through successfully. Next on to pressure canning. I found an obscure youtube video where someone just happened to show using their instapot.
I am still not sure why they said i needed to punch in “keep warm” but succeeded in my first batches of butternut squash and green beans.
The product i purchased only cans pint jars – good thing i didn’t make quarts! Lol

but – the appliance itself is wonderful. The user manual sucks. And, no one else seems to be making youtube videos of how to use this wonderful appliance (i see dozens of the competition). I want to try each button option – and all i can find are recipe books.

So – mr. Wong (inventor), please get more how-to videos loaded on how to use each function button (and why) and improve the user manual (or even a more advanced and detailed one on a website??).
Otherwise, i love the product, its capabilities, and wish i had bought the one that could do quart-size jars!

Edited/added on review info:
instapot – 8 quart – pro

for some reason, amazon keeps taking me back to the smaller instapot review that i had posted, but i also wanted to review the larger instapot that i purchased and receive this week.

I do a lot of canning, but unfortunately, the 6-quart instapot only has room in the interior bucket for four pint jars. I figured – hey, the larger 8-quart insta-pot may have room inside their interior bucket for quart jars (height-wise). As soon as i picked up the larger 8-quart instapot, i pulled out come quart jars (narrow mouths) to check the capacity. Yes – the larger 8-quart insta-pot can cook quart jars – but – only three at a time. The reason is the mechanisms for the steam vent are in the way for allowing a fourth quart-jar to be placed in the pot.

Anyhoo – i am not that disappointed – the larger 8-quart insta-pot will still allow me to cook (pressure steam canning) at least three quart jars and at least five pint jars in one setting. Using my 6-quart instapot for canning with the larger 8-quart insta-pot for canning will enable me to process at least 9 pint jars at once, cutting down my time in the kitchen and waiting for the steam to cool down.

I love love love the electrical processor doing all the guess work and processing for me. I just punch a few buttons and walk away and come back later to empty the interior bucket and start again (when canning).

5Expert Score
Great addition to my kitchen

I didn’t see the purpose in an instant pot – one more thing in my kitchen, ugh. We have made 2 meals in it. The first was chicken soup, it was made the same way and was really good – better than the stove. In the instant pot the chicken broth became a hearty, tasty, full-bodied broth, something i could never attain on the stove. The second was a chicken, rice and vegie dish – the vegies turned to mush after cooking for only 20 mins (carrots and corn maintained their shape). I do recommend this. It is easy to learn, easy to use, cooks food quickly and well.

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So worth it!

Purchased as a christmas gift for my husband who loves to cook. I originally ordered a less expensive model from target but it arrived dented so i returned and upgraded to this one from amazon. We have mainly used it to cook rice and black beans (separately) and it cuts the cooking time in half. I despise kitchen cleanup so i appreciate that this is very easy to clean after using – every little piece from the top comes out and can be washed easily. So worth the investment.

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My wife loved her first one so much we purchased a second insta pot pro plus

My wife so loved her first insta pot pro plus that when she dropped the lid and it dented on the tile floor she was heartbroken. So, we ordered a second one. In addition to doing all the things an insta pot does, this version allows for pressure cooking and canning. The basically automatic feature for canning is what she particularly appreciates, much easier than water-bath canning. Our daughter was so impressed that she too ordered an insta pot pro plus because of the canning feature.

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Third instant pot – they keep getting better and better

2023-01-05 i’ve been upgrading from one instant pot to another to another. They all worked great, but every year or so, instant announces a new one with a new feature that grabs my attention, so i’ve given away the two previous ones and just bought this one a few weeks ago. It’s great as the others, better looking, and controllable via an app. Nice!. Let’s hope that this one remains in my kitchen for years, and that i don’t feel the need to upgrade in a very long time. 😉

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The hype is valid

I’ve wanted an ip for a long time, wirh everyone saying how great they are. But then i would ask myself, do i really need this big thing? Am i honestly going to use it? I mean, i already have a crock pot, can this really be much different?
Then i was gifted one, and yeah..the hype is real. My trial run i made pulled pork. A fraction of the time and it came out perfect, tender & juicy. Beef stew, about an hour total, came out like it had simmered all day.
I absolutely love that you can saute in it before the pressure cooking part.
I haven’t tried the yogurt function yet, but will soon. We eat a fair amount of yogurt, and the pinterest boards are wild about homemade yogurt, so that will be up next.
I love it so much, i bought one for my sister’s xmas present, and am ordering the egg mold thing. actually fit in my kitchen cabinet.

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Great instant pot love the size of the 8 qt

I had used the 6 qt that belongs to my daughter in law but needed a larger capacity to make food for my 75 pound senior pet that has digestive issues. It worked great for the large quantity without the burn feature coming on. I paid attention to the fill line inside the pot. It holds a lot. 4 chicken breasts, 4 cups of rice, 8 cups of liquid, a bag of frozen peas and a bag of carrots along with 4 sweet potatoes. Cooked on pressure setting for an hour and it took about 1 hour and 40 minutes, it was perfect. I also made 3 other things that day. It works great. The only thing it did not do well was gluten free pasta i made the next day, i think i put in too much water. I spewed out a goopy mess when i released the pressure but i am sure that was my mistake for not finding the correct water ratio to use. I love it! So glad i made the purchase, the cost was about $5 less than the same pot at walmart.

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Burn warning!

I bought my first instant pot in 2014 and used it frequently until it broke a couple of months ago. Purchased the pro plus as a replacement and an upgrade.

I never had a burn warning on my old device so i was surprised to see one when i cooked a black bean stew in the pro plus. Opened it up and scraped up the food stuck to the bottom. Recipe cooked fine after that. This a recipe that i easily made at least a hundred times in my old appliance with no issues.

Last night i attempted to cook my favorite chicken and rice recipe and got a burn warning. Opened up the pot and scraped up the food stuck to the bottom, added more water. Started the pro plus back up and within 2 minutes had another burn warning. Since the chicken wasn’t quite done, i transferred the contents to a stock pot and finished cooking the chicken.

From my research, the pro plus heats up faster and hotter so i need to modify starchy recipes.

Other than that, i really like my new instant pot. The app makes it fairly easy to program. I wish that you could program the natural release for a user defined time period and then finish venting.

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Awesome new features

The new instapot-pro is a game-changer. I love how easy it is to use – obviously just toss in your ingredients, set the timer, and let it do its thing. Plus, the fact that it’s a 10-in-1 pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/grain cooker, steamer, sauté, sous vide, yogurt maker, sterilizer, and warmer all in one is what really sold me.

One of my favorite things about the instapot is how quickly it cooks food. You can have a delicious, homemade meal on the table in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional cooking methods. And, because it’s so easy to use, even the most novice of cooks can create a mix of dishes with this. I highly recommend using all of its features an experimenting with new recipes.

In terms of cleaning, the instapot is really is too good to be true. For anyone looking to simplify their cooking routine but also wanting to expand their repertoire, it’s a must-have.

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Versatile kitchen appliance

-single lid for both air fryer and pressure cooker use.
-you don’t have to set pressure release valve on top of the lid to seal like other versions and other pots, those valves are on the removable pressure cooker cover. Once you place the pressure cooker cover on and set the type of cooking/release type, the ip will manage that part of the cooking.

-silicone gaskets on the pressure cooker cover are non-removable for cleaning.
-not easy to clean oil splatters behind heating element spaces when cooking with the air fryer function.
-very, very short electric cord (3ft). This is big negative for me. Especially, when the manual state you can’t use an extension cord with it. Would prefer 5ft-6ft of cord rather than 3ft which basically puts you directly in front of an outlet with cabinetry overhead impending the steam release vent and opening of the hinged lid if you have low cabinets.

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Should i be worried there is no user manual for this model on instant pot website?

I have owned a couple of classic instant pots and love this mode of cooking. I bought the pro because it has some new features and a more sane ux than the classic.

After purchase i went to download the user manual from the instant pot web site and the pro model is not listed which is annoying but has me worried that this particular model has been ‘disowned’ by the instant pot family. Is it not up to scratch? Where can i get a manual?

I do like the handles on the cooking pot and the pressure release setup is a nice refinement

also it takes forever to preheat to saute hot (110 v us model). On more than one occasion i have ‘food burn’ which could be me but as a long time instant pot user i am pretty careful with liquid content etc.

Also dear instant pot: would you please allow me to display live temperature? When pasteurizing milk for yogurt i want to know when it is down to the right temperature for adding the culture.

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Nice product to have

I enjoy the convenience and speed of this product, however i am a bit disappointed at the inner pot. If food sticks when you sear/brown, then cook, it is still hard to remove when all is done.

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New gasket design/customer service

I like the ease of switching from pressure cooking to air-frying. The unit, although large and heavy, is space saving because it’s one piece. That said, i have two problems with the overall design. First, the gasket on the pressure cooker lid is not removable; therefore, it retains the odor from its previous cook. With my older pot, i could take the gasket out to clean it or replace it. The odor does not transfer a taste to the food, but it’s unsettling to smell the last thing one cooked when using the device again. The second problem is the little plastic tab used to secure the pressure cooking lid to the air-fryer lid. I dropped the lid and the piece of plastic broke off rendering the pressure cooker unusable.

I called customer service because i had registered my warranty and they were marvelous. They are sending me a new pressure cooking lid. They asked me to write a review on their site, but i couldn’t find a spot to do so, so i am writing a review here. I made it clear to instant pot that there is a design flaw in the new product that needs to be addressed.

I have used an instant pot for at least 5 years and will continue to do so. I love this product.

4Expert Score
Some shortcomings

Just got this the other day after holding out for a long time .. Except cyber monday deals got me. Initial thoughts. After cooking a chicken and rice dish, the bottom of the stainless pot now has a stain that almost looks like the food etched or dulled the finish. No amount of scrub pad or fine stainless steel would remove it. So not sure if acidic (i had tomatoes in the recipe) food does that or not? After reading the included manual it doesn’t recommend high pressure cooking starchy foods or thick creamy foods.. Well there goes cream of whatever soups etc. I still have to use it some more to have a better review, but the staining right off the bat? Unacceptable.

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No instruction

The box has no instruction manual nor any timings has zero information

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It seems like it’s an ok product

I bought it for the wife for christmas and she liked it

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I loved my old instant pot but no so much this new one

Love the instant pot itself, however my old one had a bright red display that you could read from across the room. This one is a great display and u have to walk right up to it to see how much time is left, if it’s done, etc.

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