With the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker, you’ll cook delicious meals in a fraction of the time without the need of a stove. This electric pressure cooker allows you to easily cook meats and vegetables to perfection. Plus, when you’re done, it’s a snap to clean. The pot and lid are dishwasher safe, and you can clean the base with a damp cloth. The cooker is crafted from steel coated with heat-resistant paint, and the inner pot is stainless steel.
This cooker comes in three sizes: 5-Quart, 6-Quart and 8-Quart. It is the most expensive cooker on this list, but the benefits make it worth the price. It has an ergonomically design and is perfect for both right-handed and left-handed cooks. It features 10 proven safety mechanisms, and is energy efficient. Certified by UL and ULC, the Instant Pot Multi-Functional Cooker is an ideal addition to your kitchen tools.
The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 isn’t just a pressure cooker. While it can use pressure and steam to cook meats and vegetables 70 percent faster than other methods, that’s not all it does. It can also be used as a slow cooker and a rice cooker. If you need to sauté or brown, the DUO60 can do that too. It even works as a steamer and warmer, but make sure you check the Manuel before using different settings.
With so many tools in one, the DUO60 really is an all-in-one solution for your cooking needs. True, it is the most expensive on this list, but you get a pressure cooker, rice cooker and steamer all in one machine. Not only does this make it worth the extra money, it means you can save space in your kitchen by having one machine that does it all.
Stove top pressure cookers take some time to learn the nuances of using the pot. However, an electric pressure cooker is easy. With just a few clicks of a button, your food is cooked. However, electric pressure cookers have a reputation for not cooking food quite as perfectly as stove top models.
The Instant Pot features a large, easy-to-read display and 14 micro-processor control programs, including soup, meat, bean, poultry, steam, rice and many others. These cooking modes come programmed, but they are adjustable to suit your needs. The cooker has up to 24 hours of delayed cooking and an automatic keep warm for up to 10 hours.
Great Meals Every Time
Pressure cookers are perfect for creating delicious meals fast. Even the toughest cuts of meat become tender and tasty after cooking in a pressure cooker. However, many people also rave about how great slow-cookers are. They take a lot more time, but ensure even delicate meats and dishes don’t get dry. Luckily for you, the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 is also a slow cooker.
Need to get a meal out fast on a busy weeknight? Just use the dual pressure settings for fast cooking of meats and vegetables. Cook potatoes in just 15 minutes or baby carrots in 4 minutes. Have a food you don’t want to overcook? Use the slow-cooker setting to ensure it stays moist and tender. Don’t collect countless number of cooking devices, just choose one that has them all in one.
First Runner-Up – Instant Pot IP-LUX60
The first runner-up is another in the Instant Pot family. This pressure cooker comes in 5-Quart and 6-Quart, and is still quite an expensive option. However, like the other Instant Pot, it is several machines in one. It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, etc. Unlike the winner, you cannot use it to make yogurt. It too has an easy-to-use control panel where you can just push a button to start cooking how you want.
The reason this cooker is the first runner-up instead of the winner is because it is still rather expensive, but it has one less feature and doesn’t come in 8-Quart. If you don’t want to make your own yogurt or use that feature, this is a good one to consider, but you won’t be saving much money, and you may end up with one that is smaller than you wanted.
Second Runner-Up – Power Pressure Cooker XL
The Power Pressure Cooker XL is a cheaper option, but it still has a lot of features that the Instant Pot cookers have. You can, of course, use it as a pressure cooker or to keep warm, but you can also use it as a rice cooker and slow cooker, making it a great replacement for several kitchen tools, saving you money and space.
The Power Pressure Cooker comes in 6, 8 and 10-Quart. It doesn’t quite have the same sleek and modern look that the other cookers on this list have. Also the display is less appealing too. Last, it doesn’t seem to have the same quality and durability as other options, especially the inner pot.
Third Runner-Up – Cuisinart CPC-600 Cooker
The cheapest on this list, the Cuisinart CPCcomes in one size: 6-Quart, so it’s still a good sized cooker. It features cool-touch side handles, so you can lift and move it while the machine is on without burning your hands, and the cooking pot is dishwasher-safe. Like other electric cookers, it has buttons, so simply select what you want, and let the machine do the rest.
The Cuisinart does have several settings: low pressure, high pressure, browning, sauté, simmer and keep warm. While this means you can’t use it to slow cook or cook rice, it does have everything you need in a pressure cooker. It falls in the third runner-up spot because it has less features, but it is a more affordable option.
Get cooking fast and easy with an electronic pressure cooker. In just a fraction of the time, you can cook your favorite meals. If you are looking for an all-in-one option, you must try the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 and get seven tools in one package, which saves counter space and money.