Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker Review
Is your small kitchen getting overcrowded with loads of appliances cluttering up the little countertop and cupboard space that you have? The Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker takes up the space of 1 appliance but does the job of 7. Get rid of all those other devices and cook the great variety of meals you want with just one smart little device.
Name: Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker
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Manufacturer: Instant Pot® Company
CEO: Robert Wang
Overall Rank: 90 out of 100
Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker
The Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker is ideal for those with small kitchens, students going to college, campers, or vacationers. Or use it as a companion to the larger Instant Pot DUO Plus 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker for cooking side dishes. Cooking is as simple as pushing a button.
Although the Instant Pot Duo Mini comes in a compact 3-quart size, it has all the features of its larger siblings. The Instant Pot Duo Series is the best selling electric pressure cooker in North America. It takes the place of 7 of your most commonly used appliances, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice/Porridge Maker, Yogurt Maker, Sauté/Searing Pan, Steamer, and Warmer.
Inside the sealed pressure cooker environment, flavors, nutrients, moisture, and aroma are locked into the food. Thus, meals are healthier, more tender, and tastier. Only a little water is required for steaming so that vitamins and minerals are not leached or dissolved. As a result, greens keep their bright colors and phytonutrients. Also, meat and bones are completely cooked yet tender.
The Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker comes with 11 built-in smart programmable digital controls including:
- Slow Cook
- Keep Warm
- Pressure Cook
- Replaces 7 other appliances – Rice Cooker, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer
- Food grade stainless steel (18/8) pot with 3-ply bottom
- Holds 6 cups of uncooked rice (12 cups cooked)
- Cooks all types of rice – white rice, brown rice, wild rice, sushi rice, risotto rice, and more
- Dual pressure settings for fast and flexible cooking – high pressure cooks up to 70% quicker while low pressure avoids overcooking delicate food
- All removable parts are easy to clean and dishwasher-safe
- Brushed stainless steel exterior is fingerprint resistant
- Delay the cooking start time up to 24 hours even while you’re away
- Automatic “Keep Warm” means your meals remain hot after cooking until you are ready to serve and eat
- 11 built-in customizable smart programs – adjustable settings with 3 levels, “Less”, “Normal” or “More” to achieve personalized results. The Instant Pot Duo Mini remembers your choices on all programs.
- Embedded 3rd generation microprocessor controls the time, cooking pressure, and temperature for consistent cooking results every time
- Large, blue, user-friendly LCD display
- 10 safety mechanisms and patented technologies
- Working pressure is regulated to prevent pressure from going above safe limit
- Food debris is kept away from the vent by anti-blockage mechanism
- Lid cannot accidentally be opened with pressure in the cooker
- Lid must be in the correct position or unit will not operate
- Temperature is automatically controlled based on the selected program
- Temperature monitoring and control avoid burning food
- Pressure monitoring and control keep pressure in the safe range
- Power is shut off if electrical current or internal temperature exceeds safe limits
- Overpressure is relieved into internal chamber in case of a dangerous situation
- Smart leak detection e.g. open steam release valve
Material: Food grade 304 (18/8) stainless steel including the lid
Size: 3 Quarts
Finish: Fingerprint resistant, brushed stainless steel
Power: 700 Watt
Voltage: 120VAC, 60 Hz.
Dimensions: 11.8″ (30 cm) x 10.5″ (26.7 cm) x 11″ (28 cm)
Weight: 8.65 lb (3.92 kg)
The Good & the Bad
- Replaces 7 kitchen appliances in one unit freeing up precious space
- Perfect for small families or to make a small dish for two
- Small enough to take along while traveling such as camping, RVing, boating, sailing, or hotel excursions
- Up to 70% more energy efficient than conventional cooking methods
- Removable parts are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup
- Easy to use one-button smart programs, easily customizable
- Reputable manufacturer
- Quick and easy program adjustments, even after cooking has started
- 1-year limited warranty includes return shipment paid by Instant Pot Company
- Negative comments (only about 5% of the total customer comments) concern early failures, common in this day and age of mass production. And the interesting thing is that many complained about the lack of customer service. This is unusual for Instant Pot. Maybe they have become too successful and don’t have enough staff to handle complaints and warranty issues the way they used to.
- The included recipe book is for the 6-quart model with no guidance for scaling down to the 3-quart model. Really, Instant Pot?
Who is the Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker For?
Are you are looking for a small multi-functional small kitchen appliance that can do the job of many other appliances? Are you looking to save money, time and space? Well then, the Instant Pot DUO Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker is just what you are looking for.
Cooking With The Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker
Make breakfast, lunch, appetizers, soup, dinner, side dishes, and snacks with your Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker. If you are looking for more recipe ideas, here are links to some of Amazon’s Instant Pot recipe books:
Included with the Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker are the following accessories:
- steam rack without handles
- rice paddles
- soup spoon
- measuring cup
- Instruction Manual
- Quick Reference Guide
- Recipe Booklet
- 1 Year Warranty
- UL, ULC Certified
Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker Customer Reviews
NOTE: Reviews accuracy checked at Fakespot and found to be 80% high-quality.
My Final Opinion
If you are looking for an amazing multi-function small kitchen appliance to save space in your kitchen, I give the Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker a 90 out of 100 and a highly recommended Buy.
However, if this doesn’t meet your needs, browse my Multi-Function Cookers page to find something more suitable amongst the many other possibilities.
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