This multifunction cooker features 14 smart programs, which makes cooking as easy as pushing a button. It has 10 safety mechanisms to avoid potential kitchen problems or accidents.
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Pro Keeps its tidy look
The Instant Pot DUO60 is able to keep its tidy look thanks to its fingerprint-resistant brushed stainless steel.
Pro Cooking made safe
The Instant Pot DUO60 is designed to avoid potential problems that lead to kitchen accidents. It is equipped with 10 safety mechanisms, all certified by UL and ULC. These safety protections include lid close detection, leaky lid protection, lid lock under pressure, anti-blockage vent, automatic temperature control, high temperature warning, extreme temperature and power protection, automatic pressure control, pressure regulator protection, and excess pressure protection.
Pro Easy to monitor the cooking settings
You can monitor every aspect of your cooking thanks to its third-generation technology microprocessor, which monitors pressure and temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve the desired results.
Pro Cooking can be as simple as a push of a button
With its 14 smart programs, cooking can be as simple as a push of a button. The smart programs includes the following: soup, meat/stew, bean/chili, poultry, sauté/simmer, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, slow cook, keep warm, yogurt, manual, and pressure cook.
Pro Multi-function cooker
It is capable of the following seven functions: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker/porridge maker, steamer, sauté/browning, yogurt maker, and warmer. With all these functions, it brings flexibility in the way you cook and what you can cook using only a single appliance.
Pro Handy accessories included
Instant Pot DUO 60 comes with the following accessories: stainless steel (18/8) steam rack with handles to lower and lift food, soup spoon, rice paddle, condensation collector, and measuring cup. It also comes with a user manual and a recipe book.
Pro You will never ever burn your food
Under the inner pot, a thermostat is installed, which regulates the temperature of the inner pot to be within a safe range, predetermined by the program used. Moreover, if ever all the water or moisture has dried up, pressure will not build up and make the pot overheated; Instant Pot will stop heating once the temperature has reached a certain limit.
One can save around 70% energy thanks to Instant Pot DUO60's smart design. Its intelligent monitoring system only heats the inner pot to maintain a certain pressure level. The energy is concentrated on cooking the food, making it more energy-efficient than conventional pressure cookers. Much less water is needed for cooking because Instant Pot is fully sealed during cooking. More importantly, food rapidly cooks in high temperatures; lower cooking time means more energy saved.
Pro Keeps food warm
The Instant Pot DUO60 has a keep warm function that guarantees the food is always warm when served. The keep warm function is set automatically, but can be set manually as well.
Con More time needed to cook than what is indicated in the smart program time
The time to heat up is actually not included in the program time, so in actuality, the pressure cooker needs to build up heat/pressure first before the timer starts. It could take around 15 to 20 minutes to reach working pressure, but if you want to get the pressure up in no time, say 5 to 7 minutes, use warm liquid (either water or stock) and make sure the ingredients are in room temperature.