Unlike the traditional stove top pressure cookers there is no hissing or rattling, no steaming up the kitchen and no guess work trying to regulate the heat and pressure. The Instant Pot Duo is 7-in-1 multi-functional cooker is a 6 liter automatic pressure cooker that can cook at high and low pressure, you can sauté directly in the cooking pot, it’s a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a pressure and non-pressure steamer and it’s a porridge maker and food warmer all in one.
Pressure cookers are energy efficient as the cooking process is vastly quicker than conventional cooking but the Duo also has twin layers of insulation and microprocessor controlled temperature levels and could save you up to 70% energy use. It operates quietly and with limited heat to the surrounding area. The Instant Pot Duo has an easy to use control panel with 14 built-in smart programs to complete your common cooking tasks (Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Saute, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Multigrain, Slow Cook, Keep-Warm, Yogurt, Pasteurise and Fermenting). The Duo has three temperature settings for sauté/browning and also for slow cooking. You can brown your food prior to pressure or slow cooking and reduce a sauce at the end all in the same inner pot.
You can delay your cooking time for up to 24 hours or manually set the cooking time, up to 120 minutes of pressure cooking time or up to 24 hours of slow cooking time. When the cooking program is complete it automatically switches keep warm setting for up to 10 hours.
One of the best features of the Instant Pot range is the Cooking Pot. There are no concerns about a non-stick coating peeling off, the Duo has a dishwasher safe 304 grade stainless steel cooking pot with impact bonded base that can also be used on the hob or in the oven making this perfect for a busy family.
- Duo is a 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, Yoghurt Maker, Steamer and Warmer
- Large, easy to use control panel with 14 built-in Programs, Dual pressure, Automatic keep-warm and 3 temperatures for saute and slow cook
- 10 proven safety mechanisms; Highly energy efficient and kitchen friendly emitting hardly any noise, heat or steam
- 3-ply Base stainless steel cooking pot, steam rack, manual, recipe book and cooking time tables
User reviews (from Amazon.co.uk)
“Love my Instant Pot! So quick and convenient to use. Well worth the space it takes one the counter top (not worth putting it away in a cupboard – it is used too often!). All the convenience of the old stove top pressure cooker – without the hassle and adjustments necessary for those. Cooks meats (even whole joints) to perfect tenderness straight from the freezer. That is what I call convenient!”
“What a piece of kit!! Cooks so quick I overcooked for the first attempts but now I am used to it I would not be without it. So quick and none of the safety problems the old pressure cookers had. So simple to use and easy to clean as only one pot.”
“Was a bit frightened of this at first. I’ve never used a pressure cooker of any kind. After using it a few times I can honestly say it’s becoming my favourite kitchen gizmo. Used it for stew (sautéing the meat first), steaming and soup. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys cooking.”