Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Review
Cooking is a work of art so having the right tools is surely necessary. Instant Pot is a widely recognized brand when it comes to pressure cookers, so if you want to check out a brand new, innovative electronic pressure cooker then read our Instant Pot IP-DUO60 review below.
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker is one of the flagship models from Instant Pot, so of course you would expect to see some major features. First of all, the product dimensions are 13 x 12.6 x 12.2 inches, which makes it large enough to cook just about any type of food you want without any restrictions.
The cooking pot capacity is around 6-quart. That’s one of the major things we liked about it, its large size and impressive design. When compared to previous models released on the market by the manufacturer, this one is slimmer, yet it has a slightly larger touch control panel, so you can actually see the timer and other important data from afar, which is really nice.
A lot of things have been added to the touch control panel, and now you can adjust pressure, timer, or even modify the steam levels. Moreover, you get the option to perform a slow cook or adjust the pressure inside the device for various types of food, which can be rice, bean, meat or soup. Of course, you can modify the pressure value manually if you want, so there’s a wide range of customization.
The timer can be programmed up to 99 hours and 50 minutes, which will cover any type of dish. This is a great improvement over the previous versions that came with a pre-set timer. As a result of the programmable timer, you can leave it to cook overnight without having to worry about any problems.
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker
We tested the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker for around 2 weeks, which was more than enough to cook just about any major type of food available. What we were really impressed with is the way it cooked meat, which is way above the average.
Thanks to the adjustable pressure and customizable cooking time, you can easily adjust the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 to how well you want everything cooked. All other food types worked just as well, so no matter if you want to cook beans, pasta or soup, you can do that with ease.
While many pressure cookers nowadays don’t pay that much attention to the steam handle, thankfully the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 makes things right. It basically has a float valve and a handle so you can easily see if the lid is closed properly. This is a big deal for those users like us who value cooking safety above everything.
We were astonished to see that the slow cooking works great as well. And since many people online praised Instant Pot IP-DUO60’s ability as a yogurt maker, we decided to put it to the test as well. The result just amazed us, since Instant Pot IP-DUO60 does make an incredible yogurt, so now it’s our to-go device when we need homemade yogurt.
Another thing that impressed us comes in the form of 10 different safety mechanisms inserted within the device, which definitely ensure us that we can use it without any hassle. Instant Pot IP-DUO60 also has a timer that allows us to delay cooking time, which might come in handy in some situations.
Lastly, the device comes packaged up with some interesting accessories. You get a really nice measuring cup, a soup spoon, a steam rack, rice paddle and condensation collector which come in handy while cooking.
Another thing we need to mention is that the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 washes really fast so you can easily wash it and prepare a new meal in it. There’s no maintenance required, and the electronic side works just as advertised, without any errors encountered while reviewing.
The only minor thing that needs your attention is that when you press the steam release handle to the venting position it will immediately start releasing hot steam towards you, so you need to stay at a small, but safe distance. There’s nothing to warn you about this, then again it’s something that any person used to cooking under pressure might expect.
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Features & Parts
- All components can be washed easily
- It has a large capacity and a slim design
- The touch screen controls work seamlessly
- It can be used for both slow and fast cooking
Our Final Verdict
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 is one of the best pressure cookers you can find right now on the market. Not only it works just as advertised, but it brings so many ways to cook your food, manual programming, as well as complete support for a wide range of food types that you’ll fall in love with it right away.