Since the beginning of humans, we have slowly been improving the process of gathering and preparing our food. It was not too long ago when humans would spend most of the day gathering and preparing their food. Eventually, we developed farming and better techniques of cooking. Today, the amount of time we need to spend on keeping ourselves fed has drastically decreased, increasing the amount of time available to do other things.  Even with our advances, cooking can still be a major hassle.

Lucky for you, the next evolution of cooking has been released: The Instapot.

The Instapot is a pressure cooker that has taken the world by storm. Their sleek design, easy controls, and overall quality have made Instapot one of the best selling pressure cookers on the market. Instant Pot has 4 current models and one upcoming model at the time of writing this. The current models include Lux, Duo, Duo Plus, and Ultra. The upcoming model is called “Max”.

InstaPot Duo Review

The Instapot Duo is the best selling Instapot on the market today. That’s because it combines affordability with a decent amount of features.  The Duo is a 7 in 1, meaning it’s the equivalent of 7 kitchen appliances. These include: a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer.

Smart Programs: The Duo features 14 smart programs that are easily selected on the front interface. Soup, Slow Cook,  Meat/Stew, Poultry, Sauté/Simmer, Rice, Porridge, Steam, Keep Warm, Bean/Chili Yogurt, Manual, Multigrain, and Pressure Cook.

Stainless Steel: The Duo (and all Instapots) is made of stainless steel, making it easy to clean, sturdy and food safe. All parts of the instapot that are in contact with your food is made with 304 food grade stainless steel.

Accessories: The most basic accessories are included in the package: A small recipe booklet, serving spoon, soup spoon, and a steam rack.

UL Certified: You can have peace of mind with Instapot. UL certification requires very stringent safety measures to be met. Its also very energy efficient so your energy costs will likely go down.
The Duo is available in three sizes 3qt, 6qt, and 8qt. The 3qrt is good for 1-2 people or if you want a smaller instapot to cook side dishes alongside a bigger instapot. You might think just using a big instapot for everything is the way to go but big instapots don’t do too well with small dishes. The 6qt is good for 4-6 people and is the most popular size. If you need something a little bigger, then you the 8qt might be for you.

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or an Instapot veteran, the Duo is a great machine and a solid investment. Do you have an instapot? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below.