Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Review

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Review 

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Summary

4.8 out of 5

The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 is rated as the Zozanga #1 Pressure Cooker. It offers an outstanding amount of features and cooking variables to ensure that your food comes out delicious each and every time. On top of that, it’s also affordable enough for every household – making pressure cooking more accessible than ever before!

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Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Introduction

For those whose memory goes back far enough, you will remember the old pressure cooker. A large aluminum pot with a lid that was twisted to lock shut and a little weight placed on the top, which was then placed on the stove top. As the food inside quickly cooked, every now and then a little blast of steam would escape form the valve under the weight as pressure was released. Today’s modern sophisticated pressure cookers are not like that at all.

They are very flexible in what they can do, pressure cooking only being part of it. The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 is an example of exactly what can be made in a modern version of the pressure cooker. For a start it can perform 7 different tasks – it is a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, it can sauté and brown, it is a yogurt maker, a steamer and a food warmer. It is electric, no more placing it on the stove top burners.

The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 has a selection of 14 different cooking programs which will cook the contents up to 6 times faster than a standard method while only using 30% of the power that would normally be required. When pressure cooking there are a choice of 2 programmable pressures to cook with, high for fast cooking and low for cooking delicate foods. In addition there are 10 separate proven safety features.

The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 also is fully programmable for different temperatures, different cook times and a delayed start of up to 24 hours. There is an automatic ‘keep warm’ of up to 10 hours and a manual ‘keep warm’ timer that can be set for 99 hours and 50 minutes. Just about the only type of cooking the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 cannot do is microwave cooking.

Our Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Review

To call the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 a pressure cooker is ignoring its versatility. The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W, Stainless Steel Cooking Pot and Exterior, Latest 3rd Generation Technology, to give its full description is a combination of several different cooking appliances in one. As the name says it has a 6 quart capacity and a 1000 watt heating element.

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Programmable LCD

The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 measures 13 inches x 12.6 inches x 12.2 inches and weighs 12 lbs. It is quite compact especially when it is considered what the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 could replace in having separate appliances to do each of the jobs that the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 will perform. At a first glance the programming display looks a quite complex but it is quite instinctive to use. This is an appliance where it really is best to read through the instruction booklet first.

There is even a test run that is highly recommended. Not only does it test out the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 for functionality it also starts to familiarize you with the parts and the operation of the cooker as well as using the control panel. Both time and space prevent detailing all that the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 is capable, so looking at the main functions only.

As a pressure cooker, the Instant Pot IP-DUO60, firstly one of the problems with the older manual pressure cooker was that they did not do particularly well with delicate structured foods, they tended to leave a bit of a mush. The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 has a standard pressure setting and then a lower pressure that is specifically for more delicate foods. Using the rice setting is very simple.

The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 can cook from as little as 1 cup of uncooked or par-boiled rice up to 5 cups. Using the rice setting the steam pressure time is set, depending on the amount of rice, and the rice will then cook automatically. There is a multigrain setting for cooking other types of rice apart from standard white rice. The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 can also be used to brown or sauté before cooking the meal in the pressure cooking setting.

In addition to the 7 separate cooking functions the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 is totally programmable, for temperature of cooking, for time of cooking, delay in starting and keeping warm times. The slow cooker setting has 3 temperature setting and the cook time can be set from 30 minutes up to 20 hours. The delay in starting cooking can be set for up to 20 hours while the automatic switchover to the keep warm setting will run for a maximum of 10 hours.

There is a manual setting for keeping food warm which can be set up to 99 hours and 50 minutes. Although there are very few circumstances imaginable where that length of time is needed, there are some people who, for a variety of reasons cannot cook on certain days. The long delay function would be of particular use for them.

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Specifications & Pros/Cons



Key Features

  • 7 different cooking appliances in 1
  • 14 programmable cooking settings
  • Automatically switches to warming mode when cooking is complete
  • Manual warming mode for up to 99 hours 50 minutes
  • Delay start cooking time for up to 20 hours
  • Stainless steel 6 quart cooking pot
  • Stainless steel exterior with brushed fingerprint resistant finish
  • Uses up to 70% of the energy that conventional cooking can use – saving money
  • Can cook up to 6 times faster than conventional cooking methods
  • Some users have suggested that the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 is not suited for canning meats and stews due to the temperature not being high enough
  • 14 smart cooking programs – this essentially is what makes the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 in to effect 7 different cooking appliances; a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, it can sauté and brown, it is a yogurt maker, a steamer and a food warmer saving the space and cost of buying separate appliances
  • 3 different heat settings – for most types of cooking
  • Dual pressures – 2 different pressures to suit standard pressure cooking and pressure cooking delicate foods
  • 10 separate proven safety features – makes the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 an incredibly safe to use pressure cooker
  • 99 hours 50 minutes keep warm time – when on manual setting
  • 10 hour automatic keep warm time – automatically switches to keep warm when cooking time is completed
  • Delay start cooking – delay can be set for up to 20 hours
  • Stainless steel cooking pot – with 3 ply base extra thick base
  • Brushed stainless steel outer – with fingerprint resistance to keep clean
  • Stainless steel steaming tray – with raised handles to make lifting out and placing in of tray band contents safe and easy
  • Cooks faster than conventional methods – between 2 to 6 times as fast
  • Saves energy and costs – uses up to 70% less electricity than alternative cooking methods
  • 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

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Our Final Conclusion For The Instant Pot IP-DUO60

Times have certainly changes for pressure cookers and none have reinvented themselves quite as successfully as the Instant Pot IP-DUO60. They have certainly put a great deal of thought in to this pressure cooker and considered how they could make it more versatile.

With the 7 different cooking methods available calling the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 a pressure cooker doesn’t seem to begin to describe what it can do. In addition it has a comprehensive set of programmable cooking settings as well as additional options of heat settings on that. Pressure cookers in the past have had a checkered history of safety issues. The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 has addressed all these and more besides with their 10 separate safety systems.

The vast array of timing settings available will suit every imaginable need, they are especially useful to those who are unable to cook on certain days of the week. It may be thought that one appliance cannot possibly be as good as individual appliances but, not only is the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 the bestselling pressure cooker it is also the bestselling rice cooker on Amazon. It is also very highly rated scoring 4.7 out of 5 from over 2,500 users. An almost amazing 83% of users classed the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 as very good.