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Instant Pot Duo Mini 7-in-1

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Instant Pot Duo Mini Review

The Good
  • Uses 30% less electricity than the 6 quart, but only takes 10% additional time to cook. Overall more energy efficient
  • Small footprint. Easy to store away when not in use
  • The cheapest option for a fully functional Instant Pot
  • Perfect size for side dishes, desserts, or yogurt
The Bad
  • Only uses 700 watts. Since it has a lower wattage than it’s 6 qt counterpart, it takes slightly longer to come to pressure
  • Has a smaller capacity that may not be functional for cooking full meals for some families
  • Requires special sized dishes for pot in pot cooking
Best Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1

The Good
  • Perfect capacity for solo or couple dining
  • Small and lightweight for easy portability when brought to camp sites and picnics
  • Can cook meals very quickly
  • Can handle lots of different food items, including many types of rice
  • This can even be used to bake banana cake
  • Easy to clean
  • Comes with lots of accessories
  • Very affordable
The Bad
  • Quite a few complaints about customer service
  • This isn’t for family use
  • Uses 120V, so it’s not for European use
Instant Pot Duo Review 2020

The Good
  • The Instant Pot is a single piece of kit that can perform several cooking functions, all of which will make your life easier. The main function is pressure cooking, which speeds up the cooking time of cheaper ingredients while adding more flavour than a slow cooker ever can
  • It does also slow cook, steam and sauté
  • Pressure cooking can seem terrifying, but this electric version makes the whole experience easy to use and looks and feels very safe. There are several safety features that you can’t override so you can rest easy as you use it – but you must always follow the instructions, pressure is pressure after all
  • As a counter-top cooker it’s relatively compact, smart to look at and reasonably priced
The Bad
  • The slow cook function isn’t an efficient as a slow cooker and as the heat source is at the base, it cooks from the bottom up. The silicone seal picks up aromas from the food that don’t wash out so it needs airing and cleaning regularly
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure

The Good
  • Cooks food quickly
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Good automatic function performance
  • Saves time
  • Can make Greek yogurt
  • Great rice cooker
The Bad
  • Thin aluminum heat-distributing disk
  • Silicone seal contains odors
  • Small for some dishes
  • Glass lid and steaming containers not included
  • Cooking control learning curve
Instant Pot Duo 7 1 Programmable Pressure

The Good
  • Replaces seven kitchen appliances
  • Foods cook up to 2 to 6 times faster saving you meal time preparation
  • Uses up to 70% less energy
  • Ten programmable functions & 14 function keys
  • Ten built-in safety features
  • 24 hour delayed cooking timer
  • The auto keep warm function keeps food warm for up to 10 hours
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Cooks food directly out of the freezer without thawing
The Bad
  • Price
  • The preheat cycle can vary from 10 to 30 minutes
  • Cannot be used in countries outside the USA
  • Made in China and shipped from Canada

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