A mid-level electric cooker with many handy settings that takes the hassle out of preparing a meal.
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Pro Cooking a variety of dishes is as simple as a push of a button
With 14 programs, it's likely you won't ever have to tinker with the cooking settings any more than a simple push of a button to prepare your meal. The programs include: soup, meat/stew, bean/chili, poultry, sauté/simmer, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, slow cook, keep warm, yogurt, manual, and pressure cook.
Pro It will never burn your food
Under the inner pot, a thermostat is installed that keeps the temperature within the range determined by the program you chose. This mechanism also prevents the food from overdrying: when water evaporates, the pressure stops building up and this causes the pot overheat; once a certain limit is reached, the temperature sensors kick in and reduce the heat.
Pro It has an attractive tidy design
The Instant Pot DUO60 always looks neat owing to the smudge-resistant stainless steel housing.
Pro You can safely leave it to cook without supervision
This cooker is equipped with safety mechanisms, sensors and alarms, that prevent potential accidents caused by the lid not being closed properly, overheating, pressure build-up, and issues related to the power supply.
Pro You can control all the cooking settings
You can monitor every aspect of cooking thanks to the sensors that show the pressure, temperature and keep the track of the time. This also allows the heating intensity and duration to be adjusted automatically.
Pro Handy accessories included
Instant Pot DUO 60 comes with the following accessories: stainless steel steam rack with handles to lower and lift the food, soup spoon, rice paddle, condensation collector, and measuring cup. It also comes with a user manual and a recipe book.
Pro It keeps the food warm
The Instant Pot DUO60 has a "Keep Warm" function that kicks in automatically after cooking. You can also turn it on manually if you're waiting for someone to share a meal.
Con It actually takes more time to cook than indicated
The time the cooker takes to heat up is not included in the program time, so it actually takes around 15 to 20 minutes more to prepare a meal than what is stated.