Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker

9.3

Size/Capacity

9.7/10

Brand

8.9/10

Functionality

9.3/10

Performance

9.6/10

Appearance

9.2/10

Price

9.1/10

Pros

  • Multi-function
  • Easy to use
  • Versatile
  • Convenient
  • Durable
  • Healthy
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Too small to saute large uncut ingredients
  • Exterior gets very hot
  • Poor user manual

The Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker is 7 kitchen appliances in 1. It is the number 1 selling multi-cooker from the number 1 selling multi-cooker maker. Easy to use it comes pre-programmed with 14 tested Smart programs. Make your favorite dishes with just one touch of a button. And it comes in 3 sizes, DUO Mini 3 Qt, DUO 60 6Qt, and DUO80 8Qt. Read more about this amazing product here in my detailed review.

Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker – Overview

Why is the Instant Pot the most popular, best selling, multi-function cookers in the world?

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In today’s busy lifestyles eating healthy is a problem. There’s no time to cook a variety of wholesome meals at home. Processed, packaged, frozen food or take-out from fast food outlets is the norm. Instant Pot makes cooking at home fast, convenient, and healthy.

Cooking healthy meals can take a lot of time, effort, energy, and cookware. The Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker is a standalone appliance that allows you to cook everything fast in one pot in a small space with minimal use of energy. It is also 2x to 6x faster than other cooking methods..

It is simple to use, just a push of a button takes the guesswork out of cooking no matter what function you select. With 7 appliances at your fingertips and hundreds of recipes dedicated to the Instant Pot, you will never run out of variety for your families tastes.

And Instant Pot is the first brand to make the multi-purpose cooker. Thus, it has the expertise and experience to make the best. Read more about it at Wikipedia – Instant Pot.


Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker – Features

Capacity

One of the most important features to consider when buying an Instant Pot, or any other multi-use cooker, is capacity. What size Instant Pot is right for you?

That depends on how many people you need to feed and how hungry they are.

For single persons or couples, the 3-quart Instant Pot Mini would probably work. That is provided you both are light eaters. Otherwise, consider the MIni for one person only or just for side dishes for two.

The Instant Pot DUO60 6-quart will feed 2 to 4 people again depending on how much each person eats. It is a good size for couples because there are usually leftovers so you don’t have to cook every day. Also, it’s great when you’re having a couple of guests over for a casual dinner.

To feed 4 or more or for the occasional get-together or small tailgate party the Instant Pot DUO80 8-quart is what you need.

There’s also the option of buying the Instant Pot Duo Plus 6 Qt and 3 Qt Bundle, the best of both worlds for less than the cost of buying each one separately. Click the blue text to read my detailed review of this excellent choice.

Multi-Functional

The Instant Pot DUO6O Multi-Use Pressure Cooker replaces 7 of you most commonly used household appliances:

  • Pressure Cooker
  • Slow Cooker
  • Rice Cooker
  • Steamer
  • Sauté Pan
  • Yogurt Maker
  • Warmer

Smart Programs

14 Smart programs make cooking as easy as pushing a button:

  • Soup
  • Meat/Stew
  • Bean/Chili
  • Poultry
  • Sauté/Simmer
  • Rice
  • Multigrain
  • Porridge
  • Steam
  • Slow Cook
  • Keep Warm
  • Yogurt
  • Manual
  • Pressure Cook
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Control

The 3rd generation microprocessor embedded in the Instant Pot DUO6O Multi-Use Pressure Cooker takes care of all the technical details for you. It monitors pressure, temperature, and cooking time. Heat intensity and duration is automatically adjusted to give you consistent, healthy, delicious meals no matter what the type and quantity of food.

Use the easy one-touch buttons to select any of the 14 Smart programs. Or manually select one of the dual pressure settings. Cook faster on high pressure or slower on low for delicate foods.

Delay your cooking for up to 24 hours and let the cooker automatically switch to Keep Warm after the cooking time is over. Thus, you will have your meal ready to serve exactly when you are even if you or your family or guests are late.

Temperature is also easily adjusted to one of 3 setpoints, Less, Normal, and More.

In ‘Sauté’ mode less is good for thickening gravies, normal keeps soups and sauces simmering, and more allows you to sear meats and veggies.

The 3 temperature setpoints allow you to ‘Slow Cook’ with greater flexibility.

Using the manual settings customize your preferences and the Instant Pot remembers your changes. Each Smart program is recalled the way you last cooked it.

The bright LED display is easy to read and gives you all the information you need for adjusting settings and checking progress of your meal.

You can easily turn the Sound ON/OFF if it bothers you or others in your house.

Other Features

The Instant Pot DUO6O Multi-Use Pressure Cooker inner pot is made with food grade 304 stainless steel (18/8) with no chemical coating. Its 3-ply bottom spreads heat quickly, evenly, and efficiently. It is easy to clean and dishwasher-safe.

The fully sealed interior seals in heat, flavor, aroma, and valuable nutrients for healthy, tasty meals.

You will love the modern look of the brushed stainless steel exterior. It is fingerprint resistant. And lid holders on each side accommodate both left- and right-handed users.

10 built-in safety mechanisms help eliminate many common errors.

Accessories

Included with the Instant Pot DUO6O Multi-Use Pressure Cooker are the following:

  • Stainless steel steam rack with handles
  • Condensation collector
  • Rice paddle
  • Measuring Cup
  • Soup spoon
  • Recipe booklet

The Instant Pot Alexa Skill and Free App has 750+ Recipes, Getting Started Videos, Favorite Recipe List, Personalized Grocery List, and more.

Specifications

Capacity:
Mini – 3 quarts
DUO60 – 6 quarts
DUO80 – 8 quarts
Finish:
Brushed Stainless Steel
Materials:
Stainless steel, food grade 304 (18/8)
Power:
Mini – 700 watts
DUO60 – 1000 watts
DUO80 – 1200 watts
Voltage:
120VAC, 60 Hz.
Dimensions:
Mini – 11.8″ (30 cm) x 10.5″ (26.7 cm) x 11″ (27.9 cm)
DUO60 – 13.4″ (34 cm) x 12.2″ (31 cm) x 12.5″ (31.8 cm)
DUO80 – 14.8″ (37.6 cm) x 13.2″ (33.5 cm) x 14″ (35.6 cm)
Weight:
Mini – 8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg.)
DUO60 – 14.8 lbs. (6.75 kg.)
DUO80 – 18 lbs. (8.2 kg.)

Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker – Pros & Cons

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Pros:

  • Multi-function – replaces 7 common kitchen appliances
  • Easy to use – 14 Smart one-touch programs
  • Versatile – adjustable settings, customizations automatically stored in memory
  • Convenient – 24-hour delay start timer, auto keep warm function
  • Durable – stainless steel construction
  • Healthy – food grade 304 (18/8) stainless steel inner pot with no chemical coating
  • Easy to clean – dishwasher-safe inner pot, lid, and steam rack
  • Safe – 10 built-in safety mechanisms prevent common errors
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Cons:

  • Area in bottom of pot is very small for use as a Sauté Pan, large food items must be cut in smaller pieces
  • Exterior can get very hot, use handles to move cooker during/after use
  • Some have commented about the “poor” User Manual. However, I find that most people don’t read the user manual anyway unless something goes wrong. And in that case, the amount of information available on the Internet easily overcomes any User Manual shortcomings.

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Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker – My Final Opinion

Are you are looking for a versatile, durable, feature rich pressure cooker that will help you cook healthier meals even with your fast-paced modern lifestyle? The Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker can do that and more. And with the IP Mini, IP DUO60, and IP DUO80 you have 3 choices of capacity to suit your family size.

With very little to fault it, great customer comments, and #1 popularity ranking I have to give this amazing small kitchen appliance 9.3 out of 10 and a highly recommended Buy.

To get yours now, click in the Amazon feature box below. All 3 sizes are available from this link:

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Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer
  • Duo, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Marker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster to support your busy lifestyle
  • Features 14 Smart Programs - Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté/Simmer, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, Yogurt, Manual, and Pressure Cook. Now, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button
  • Healthy, stainless steel (18/8) inner cooking pot made from food grade 304, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution, fully sealed environment traps the flavours, nutrients and aromas within the food
  • Built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve your desired results every time.Product Dimensions: 14.17 x 14.84 x 13.31 inches
  • UL and ULC certified with 10 safety mechanisms to provide you with added assurance, designed to eliminate many common errors.Accessories include, stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector and recipe booklet
  • Power supply: 120V - 60Hz

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6 Replies to “Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker”

  1. I so much love this.

    It reduces the stress of cooking. I have one at home and the best part its so easy to set up and use.

    I used it at home and the food that normally takes 1hour to get done. It was done under 20 minutes I was so surprised.

    I hope everyone reading this post gets one for their home to save energy and get their healthy meals done fast.

    1. Thank you very much for your invaluable feedback. I try to make sure the products that are reviewed on Small Kitchen Appliances For You are the right ones for my visitors. When someone leaves a comment that confirms my review it makes me very happy.

      Ed

  2. Thanks for the thorough review. Does the Instapot buttons truly cook the meal to the specified time frame based on ingredients? I often feel like I have to judge a slow cooker time based off of the lb of meat I’m using or the specific ingredients, but I still find myself changing the time frames to longer or not as long.

    1. Hi Amber,

      Yes, the Instant Pot’s embedded 3rd generation microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity to ensure perfect results no matter the type or amount of food you are cooking.

      Here’s a link to Instant Pot’s explanation: How Smart Cooking Programs Work.

  3. I am really intrigued with this cooker. I love all the settings, they just seem to make things a lot easier, I was a bit stunned to see that you can use this as a yoghurt maker. That is just amazing. I have been contemplating getting a yoghurt maker but I was not sure how often I would actually use it, by combining the two this might actually be a good product for me. Will save me so much time.

    1. Hi Alexandra,

      Thanks for taking time to visit my site and add your comment.

      Yes, the Instant Pot DUO60 can make yogurt along with a lot of other delicious dishes. If you do purchase one please come back and let me know how it works for you. Your feedback is important to me.

      Ed

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