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Instant Pot Ultra

Efficient, versatile and easy to use, the Instant Pot Ultra combines endless cooking functions into one compact countertop appliance. Use it as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté pan, warming pot or even a...Read More

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The endlessly adjustable, intuitive multicooker that does it all.


Efficient, versatile and easy to use, the Instant Pot Ultra combines endless cooking functions into one compact countertop appliance. Use it as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté pan, warming pot or even a sous-vide cooker. The Ultra’s large, intuitive digital screen makes it easy to select from a wide variety of preset functions—or to customize the temperature, pressure and time to suit a specific recipe. Delay Start and Keep Warm functions make it easier to work healthy cooking into your busy lifestyle.

The Instant Pot Ultra features a three-quart, six-quart or eight-quart stainless steel bowl, which is ideal for sautéing and browning foods. The bowl is removable and dishwasher safe, so cleanup is a breeze. Included accessories—a rice spatula, ladle, measuring cup and canning rack—allow you to master a variety of techniques and recipes.

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  • Instant Pot Ultra is endlessly adjustable, allowing you to prepare a wide range of recipes with one easy-to-use multicooker
  • Extensive preset options include: pressure cook, soup/broth, meat/stew, beans/chili, steam, slow cook, sauté, warm, rice, porridge, egg, sterilize, yogurt and ultra (manual).The 6-qt. and 8-qt. models also have functions for multigrain and cake
  • Intuitive digital screen is easy to read and navigate
  • Lid automatically resets to sealing position when opened or closed for no-hassle pressurization
  • New Steam Release Reset Button locks in place for easy steam release
  • Stainless steel bowl is great for browning ingredients
  • Cooking progress indicator lets you keep tabs on food as it cooks
  • Choose from three pressure settings: none, medium or high
  • Choose from three preset temperatures: low, medium or high
  • Customize the temperature to suit your recipe, or choose from three preset temperatures: low, medium or high
  • Delay cooking for up to 24 hours, so food is ready when you are
  • Automatic Keep Warm mode ensures food stays warm and fresh until it’s time to eat
  • Removable pot, lid and rack are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Instant Pot
  • Model:
    • 3 qt.: IP-ULTRA30
    • 6 qt.: IP-ULTRA60
    • 8 qt.: IP-ULTRA8
  • Material: Stainless steel, plastic
  • Capacity, Weight and Dimensions:
    • 3 qt.: 13 lbs.; 8" x 12.8"
    • 6 qt.: 14.6 lbs.; 13" x 13"
    • 8 qt.: 21.2 lbs.; 15" x 17"
  • Watts: 1000 W
  • Warranty:1-year limited warranty
  • Made in China

Care & Usage Show

  • Pot, lid and rack are dishwasher safe
  • Hand wash other accessories
  • Follow manufacturer’s care and use instructions (included)

What's In the box? Show

  • Multicooker
  • Stainless steel pot (3, 6 or 8 qt.)
  • Plastic rice spatula
  • Plastic ladle
  • Stainless steel wire canning jar rack
  • Plastic measuring cup (1-cup)
  • Instruction booklet


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Customer Reviews

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195 Reviews
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Not much instruction
The "instruction manual" is ridiculous! You have to guess and I really don't know what half of the things you can do with this are. The Ultra button - have no idea what it does or what it means! You need to buy a basic instant pot cookbook and hope it can help. I have made a few things so far - all great & quick - but really disappointed with the instructions - anyone else feel that way?
May 9, 2017
10 months ago
Ive been waiting 35 years for the ULTRA!!!
This is my second Instant Pot; the other is a Duo 60 7-1. At first, I thought the Ultra was just the same pot with a prettier face, but shes a tad bit smarter than the first one and a whole lot smarter than my 35-year-old stovetop version! Let me count the ways: 1. I love the bell-curve that indicates visually where it is in the cooking process. 2. I love the new egg option. (I do a quick release after 2 minutes for perfect, easy-to-peel, hard-boiled eggs.) 3. It makes smooth, delicious yogurt cheaply! 4. Ive made mouthwatering cheesecake twice. Perfection. 5. Ive made black, red and Great Northern beans using the Chili/Bean selection. Its ability to retain the beans flavor is uncanny. Pun intended. 6. Beef or pork ribs? So easy in the IP. (I broil them with BBQ sauce in the oven for ten minutes after theyve been cooked.) 7. Veggies. Fast. 8. Potato salad are done in record time and the potatoes arent mushy. All I can say is YUM!
May 1, 2017
10 months ago
Outstanding Electric Pressure Cooker
My review is plain and simple. I LOVE the Instant Pot Ultra. This is my second electric pressure cooker, both by Instant Pot. The company listened to suggestions and added features requested. The Instant Pot Ultra pressure cooker is versatile, dependable and easy to use. The price point on this updated product seems a bargain when compared to comparable pots currently on the market. If you have not entered the world of electric pressure cookers, then I recommend you start now and suggest you start here. From yogurt to one pot meals, cheesecake to pot roast, this tool changed my kitchen.
April 30, 2017
10 months ago
I hate it.
I consider myself a good cook but twice I have tried recipes from the cookbook that came with the pot. Both times the meat was way over cooked and there was an awful odor. Does anyone have this problem.
May 26, 2017
9 months ago
New to instant pot
I am new to instant pot and made my first dish yesterday (mac and cheese). Like this appliance so far. Just wish there was more detailed info in the manual on how to do certain things (e.g. change altitude settings). Will continue to gain experience and get more comfortable over time I'm sure.
April 13, 2017
11 months ago
Steep learning curve
I'm quite happy with my instant pot ultra, but the manual is severely deficient. It's difficult to use the machine to it's full potential because I can't figure out what all the modes and functions really do. Unfortunate. Also the quick release valve on my unit is definitely defective, even when pressed/clicked down into the open position, it doesn't vent. I have to manually stand there and depress another mm or so to release the pressure. It's not a deal breaker but this sucks. Otherwise, I love all the things I can do with it. Now I just need to figure out how to scald milk and make yogurt with this thing. It's a mystery.
June 28, 2017
New to the IP, and loving the adventure
I'm really enjoying the new Instant Pot and learning how to make the most of it. I would say the manual could be a little more detailed about setting the "altitude" -- since that was one of the major reasons I went with this model (I live in the Denver area).

Instant Pot is versatile, easy to use and clean and although I haven't explored all the options (I've only had it a couple weeks) -- everything I've made has been a success.... LOTS of fun, too.

I highly recommend it!
April 26, 2017
10 months ago
Efficient and great for healthy eating
I love the IP Ultra! Honestly everything I've made in the IP has been delicious, but the best part is the decreased clean up of cookware as well as very little heat being released into my kitchen. It's already getting hot as we approach summer and having a cooking appliance that is efficient with energy and heat is A+. Honestly my fave thing for IP is using it to cook frozen chicken breasts for my next week's lunch + dinner. 1 cup of water + enough chicken breasts to line the bottom of the pot + salt pepper thyme bay leaf + 30 minutes high pressure = moist shreddable chicken. It's perfect for salads and sandwiches and wraps. Can't beat it.
May 27, 2017
9 months ago
This machine is amazing
This is the second Instant Pot I have. They are amazing kitchen tools that shorten meal prep considerably. Every recipe I've made has turned out fast, moist, with an amazing flavor. It is insane how easy hard boiled eggs are to peel, after cooking them in the Instant Pot. I've only used the pressure cooker setting so far but will continue to experiment with other settings. With all this tool can do, in just one space saving device, it's also sure to save you a lot of cabinet space in your kitchen.
May 9, 2017
10 months ago
In love my my IP's!!
This is my second instant pot. I also have the duo. I love both! I like the updated screen and being able to customize. I also like the pressure release button. This is easy to use and makes great meals!!
May 4, 2017
10 months ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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like features
Robert W on Feb 21, 2018
bigger size
Priyanka P on Feb 21, 2018
like features
Robert W on Feb 21, 2018
Christian M on Feb 21, 2018
bigger size
Priyanka P on Feb 21, 2018
Your website was the one that had a good price and I have an older version of this product and I needed an upgrade.
Maria C on Feb 21, 2018
My wife told me she wanted this small appliance.
john m on Feb 20, 2018
Friend recommendation and consumer reports
Diane H on Feb 20, 2018
Heard great things about it!
Melissa L on Feb 20, 2018
STUART R on Feb 20, 2018
Friends love them!
Glenda R on Feb 19, 2018
to make our life easier
Rangaraj G on Feb 19, 2018
Top of the line!
Reynaldo S on Feb 19, 2018
Looking for a quick method for cooking dinners, soups, etc.
Carol S on Feb 19, 2018
Requested birthday present gift
Jean H on Feb 19, 2018
I'm interested in more healthy cooking to help my husband lose weight. I chose the 3-qt size for cooking for two. I'm excited to try the Instant Pot Ultra.
Glenna H on Feb 19, 2018
Comments from people who own one.
Vincenzo T on Feb 19, 2018
I had been trying to decide between the Instant Pot Duo and Ultra for a while. I liked the new features of the Ultra but wanted the extra capacity of the 8 quart Duo. Now that the Ultra comes in the 8 quart size, I can have both.
Laurie Z on Feb 19, 2018
friend's recommendation
Sanjida C on Feb 19, 2018
Recommended by a friend...
Timothy J on Feb 19, 2018
This product has so many functions including a sous vide option- I CANT WAIT TO TRY IT!
Katelyn A on Feb 19, 2018
I have one and bought for my nieces wedding
Georgina K on Feb 19, 2018
Internet review
Guest on Feb 19, 2018
Great price and awesome reviews.
Kellie K on Feb 19, 2018
It will do a meal quickly and will do a large meal.
Mary B on Feb 18, 2018
New to pressure cookers. Online reviews said that the ULTRA interface is very convenient, and that the largest size is best for batch cooking.
Michael C on Feb 18, 2018
Needed a smaller pressure cooker
Mayra C on Feb 18, 2018
I have the 6qt and it wasn’t large enough. I love this pot. One of the best purchases ever. Just needed the larger one.
Tamatha M on Feb 18, 2018
We’ve cooked several recipes in the instant pot. Very pleased with the instant pot. Would recommend
Peri R on Feb 18, 2018
Friends have raved about this instant pot. I had to have one too!
Beth H on Feb 18, 2018
Liked the multi-use of product. Less clutter in my appliance cabinet.
Lynette M on Feb 17, 2018
heard great things from others about this product.
Glenda L on Feb 17, 2018
Only store that has this make/model in stock
Alexis B on Feb 17, 2018
Timer, features, great reviews
JULIAN F R on Feb 17, 2018
Broad functionality, good reviews, reasonable price.
Samuel S on Feb 17, 2018
Healthy quick meals and a kitchen gadget that has multi-uses!
Leah S on Feb 17, 2018
It was a gift
Susan B on Feb 17, 2018
Charlotte J on Feb 16, 2018
My daughter recommended it
Joan F on Feb 16, 2018
Good reviews and recommended by friends
Janet S on Feb 16, 2018
I have the 6 quarts for family cooking and needed the 3 quart for my daughter to make her vegetarian meals at the same time.
CELINE B on Feb 16, 2018
I’ve read positive reviews about the instant pot ultra
Harvecia H on Feb 16, 2018
My friends say I have to have it...
Cathy P on Feb 16, 2018
My son requested this item!
Judith M on Feb 16, 2018
great reviews
Joe G on Feb 16, 2018
Used it during one of the cooking classes, wanted to bring it home and expand the way we cook delicious, fast meals.
Warren C on Feb 16, 2018
From my research it's the best and most reliable product in the category.
Kent M on Feb 16, 2018
Good reviews. Ultra has more features then the Duo. need 8 qt size due to size of the family.
Allen B on Feb 15, 2018
Wanted a versatile cooking tool to utilize in the kitchen.
Devonne B on Feb 15, 2018
convenience and freedom. 8 qt size is perfect for large quantities to freeze and can.
Dennis M on Feb 15, 2018
Because I wanted to
Kyle M on Feb 15, 2018
Its the most talked about cooking appliance on social media so I want to try it.
Stefan D on Feb 15, 2018
Christian M on Feb 21, 2018
Your website was the one that had a good price and I have an older version of this product and I needed an upgrade.
Maria C on Feb 21, 2018
What is the difference between this and the 6qt duo, is it better?
A shopper on Mar 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Ultra is the only Instant Pot with such a large digital screen, it has more presets, longer maximum cooking time, altitude adjustment, a cooking progress bar, ability to manually adjust the temp for precise cooking or sous vide applications.. I'm sure there's more..

If you end up buying one, let us know how you like it!
What are the differences between the Fagor LUX LCD and the Instant Pot Ultra?
Lillian P on Aug 8, 2017
Instant Pot Ultra
Instant Pot Ultra
Fagor LUX™ LCD  Multicooker, 8 qt.
Fagor LUX™ LCD Multicooker, 8 qt.
BEST ANSWER: it is like asking what the difference between a Ford and a Chevy. Both you mention do the same basic thing, they have some different bells and whistle that you will have to decide between to see which one best fits what you want in a multi-cooker.
What is the biggest difference between the plus & ultra? Is 6vquarts enough for making big pots of soup or chili and 4 pound pot-roasts with carrots & potatoes.. Etc? Since you cannot really fill them it seems small. Speaking with zero knowledge.
We have a fam of 4 & like some leftovers. I saw that the Duo & Smart I believe, came in 8qt. Was thinking 8 may be better? Any suggestions?
Lastly... I like the look of this Ultra.
What is the advantages of the dial knob vs touch pad?
Does it have auto pressure or manual release?
IP had so many choices to confuse me and they have went and added 2 more! Help in deciding, is much appreciated as I have no experience with pressure cookers.
Trish K on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I had the 6 qt duo for two years and it was very adequate for larger meals. I recently added the 8 qt duo for larger capacity and gave the 6 qt to my daughter.
I missed the smaller footprint of the 6 qt so I could keep it on the counter all the time so I just ordered the Ultra.
I'm realizing there are many times I can be using two!
One for the longer cooking roast or stew and the other for a side dish.
How does an Instapot differ from a crockpot?
A shopper on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Slow Cooker + Pressure Cooker = Instant Pot

(crock pots don't have pressure capabilities)
Can you do sous vide in this pot or do you require extra equipment?
Lisa Z on Mar 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can sous vide in this pot. It definitely isn't accurate though. I found that there was a variance of -5-10 degrees when I used it.
Instant Pot will not confirm that this is coming out. Can you guarantee that you will ship by April 11?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They probably won't/can't say much because this model is being sold exclusively at SLT right now. I can't guarantee the ship date, but my sources tell me they have no reason to believe it will change one way or another. And my sources are pretty reliable.
Is this instant Pot Ultra available now (in stock) in your stores? Specifically Cincinnati Ohio? Or just available now via shipment?
Trish K on Apr 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This product is not currently available in your local store. You are welcome to purchase online and have it shipped directly to you. As this product becomes available in stores, you will be able to use the Find In Store feature on the website.
does it show the current temperature inside the cooker? or it just allows you to set the temperature and beeps when it reached the set temperature?
A shopper on Apr 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I wanted to add that with the Ultra, you are able to custom set the temperature on certain settings. And although it doesn't tell you the temperature inside the pot as it builds pressure, the Ultra does have a little graph (if you will) that displays the progress of the pot; as it builds temp, is pressurized, and while it cooks.
no automatic pressure release???
misty on Mar 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: From the user manual...

"Release pressure using one of the following methods:

Natural Release: Allow the cooker to cool down naturally until the float valve drops down.
This may take 10 to 40 minutes, or even more, depending on the amount of food in the
cooker. Place a wet towel on the lid to speed up cooling. After cooking is finished, the
cooker will be in Keep Warm mode if it is turned ON.

Quick Release: Press the steam release button to the Venting position to let steam out
until the float valve drops down. Never pull out the steam release handle while releasing
steam as escaping steam is extremely hot and can cause scalds. For food with large liquid
volume or starch content, use Natural Release instead as thick liquid may splatter out."
Can you do pressure canning with this pressure cooker?
A shopper on Mar 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would advise against it. As would that manufacturer I assume. Check out a canning website (Mason, Kerr, Anchor Hocking etc) to see what they suggest. Buying a purpose built stovetop pressure canner is probably the best way to prevent botulism and other nasty toxins.
Surlatable website shows an 8 Quart instant Pot Ultra, yet the Instant Pot website/store shows that only a 6 Quart capacity is available. Is this a typo on the Surlatable website?
Candace P on Jan 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, this is not an error. We are carrying the Instant Pot Ultra in the 3 qt., 6 qt., and 8 qt. sizes.
How do you sous vide in this pot? I understand that you use the "ultra" function and can dial in the exact temperature. However, I have this pot and there are no further instructions in the manual! Do you clip the bags containing the food to the edge of the pot or just throw them entirely in the pot? Do you leave the lid on or off?
A shopper on May 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I put the bag(s) in the water, put the trivet on top of my bag(s) to help hold them under the water, and then put the lid on to KEEP them submerged (that's the only reason to put the lid on). Works great.
Can anyone tell me about canning in this? I have a Ball automatic canner and an IP but would love to get something that does everything so I can have one thing that does all...
Kiersten W on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have this IP and I made dulce de leche in it and it only held 3 jars (I happen to have used the 1/2 pint size - but I can't imagine tha t you could really fit much else in).
Is it possible to turn the sound off permanently? I have turned it off but then when I go to use it again, the sound comes back on. The pitch of the beeps is making my dog crazy!
A shopper on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: With my Instant Pot Ultra, I went into the Settings Menu and turned the sound off and it hasn't come on since that and it stays off - more or less - permanently. *Suggestion, did you make sure the sound was "Set" to Off? As in: maybe, you thought you set it to "Off" but, didn't follow through completely to set it permanently off...
I am new to slow cooking/pressure cooking, what would be a good cookbook companion with the IP Ultra?
Julie S on Aug 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Authorized by Instant Pot: Instant Pot Miracle: From Gourmet to Everyday, 175 Must Have Recipes. Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This has good introductory information on operation of electric pressure cooking and sample foods to cook then goes on to the recipes. UNFORTUNATELY This also demonstrates the older version and not this newer one so be adaptive!
How does the altitude setting work?
Susan C on Apr 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: To adjust the ‘Altitude’, follow these steps:
Return the cooker to the ‘Standby’ mode by pressing ‘Cancel’;
Press and hold the central dial until the cooker beeps and enters into the system-level settings change;
Rotate the dial to ‘Alt’ and press to select and rotate to the desired altitude units in feet or meters;
When the altitude unit is selected, press the central dial to enter the ‘Altitude’ adjustment mode, rotate the central dial to make the adjustments;
Once the adjustments are made, press the ‘Start’ key to save the system-level settings changes and exit
The Altitude must only be set once for all programs. Once the altitude is adjusted, it will apply to all programs.
There is no indication the ‘Altitude’ has been set. However, the cooking time will be adjusted once the altitude has been updated. For example, a 30-minute cooking cycle will be automatically adjusted to approximately 34 minutes.
Can you fix hard boiled eggs in the instant pot?
A shopper on May 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, and it makes them incredibly easy to peel. Assuming you aren't too far above sea level, this is the best and simplest method. Add one cup of cold water & stack eggs on any type of trivet. Cook at high pressure for 2 minutes (or 1 min for soft boiled) and allow a natural pressure release. Cool in cold water then shake in a coffee cup to crack the shells before peeling.
Can it cook risotto?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes, you can. if you order it from Sur La Table, the IP Ultra package comes with "exclusive- multicooker all-in-one booklet" that has a Risotto recipe, which you can use "Saute/brown mode and then pressure cook on high 6 mins. the whole step by step is on page 8. Mine came out perfect :-)
The steam release control does not turn to a seal position as indicated in the manual on mine. Does anyone else's? It still allows pressure to build, and when presssed, the control does stay down until the pressure is released. I have used it twice and like this Instant Pot, but I'm nervous it's not fully sealed. Should I return it to Sur La Table?
Cindy H on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: When the button is up it is in the closed position to get it to vent press the teardrop button down and give it a little twist clockwise. The button should stay down and vent without being held down manually. I am using mine for the first time and it worked for me. I love this thing.
The Ultra is rated at 1000w of Power consumption. How does this compare to other cookers that say they use a few hundred watts? When is it using 1000w, always? Or does it overall use a much lower amount say for slow cooking? It just seems like it will add up on the electricity bill really quick. Thank you!
Evan W on Apr 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Products like this that use digitally-controlled electric heating elements are either on at full power or totally off, depending on the difference between the measured temperature and desired temperature. They constantly cycle on and off as needed to maintain the target temperature. During the initial temperature ramp-up, the heating element will most likely be on the whole time (think toaster oven heating coil glowing orange before it reaches the set temperature), but once it quickly reaches it's target, it turns off and on to just maintain that temperature, and will probably be off more than it's on.

So the power consumption averages between the on and off time of the heating element. For the amount of time you'll be using this throughout the week, even if used daily, I doubt you'd notice the slightest change in your electric bill. In most cases, I estimate it would be similar to running your hair drier an extra 15 minutes a day. Don't worry about it and enjoy!
Is this model available for US current only (120v) or is it dual-current (up to 240v)?
A shopper on Apr 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I believe it is US current only.
Can the temperature be displayed and adjusted in Celsius?
A shopper on Apr 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes the temp can be change to Celsius for display and adjustment.
SLT will you please add some intro videos b/c most on line are not for the ultra? As others have said the instructions are lacking.
MoMo25 on Jul 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have the Ultra, I also have the Duo. Unfortunately, the instructions are seriously lacking. I can try to help answer any questions you have. Or point you to additional resources. Are you part of the Facebook IP Community? There are a lot of videos out there and instructions for using the IP. The thing I learned quickly is that you need to push the dial in when you are selecting your minutes, temperature, etc. Let me know if you have other questions.
Will the 6-qt. stainless steel inner pot sold by Instant Pot fit inside this model?
A shopper on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's the same size.
How does one "delay cooking up to 24 hours?" So I put my food in now and it won't start cooking for 8...16....23 hours depending on when I want it? What foods would you leave out for that long without cooking?
Karen P on Apr 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The delayed start option gives users more flexibility in planning their work. For example, you could plan to have already sterilized your pot to start making yogurt upon arrival home. This means the night before you could add water and set delayed start. Voila! The pot is ready for yogurt making saving you time in the morning and when you are ready to get the recipe started. Users should be mindful of what can and cannot be delayed for health and safety reasons.
is this 220v? i am from the philippines
irizh on May 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. 120V~60Hz for North America. You might want to check out European retailer to see if they have 220-240V version.
Is this the 10 n 1?
A shopper on Nov 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Ultra 6 qt is also referred to as the 10 n 1 - I believe it refers to all the different settings, but it seems to have more than 10!
Can this product cook brown rice in less time and without the mess compared to cooking on the stove?
A shopper on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I Love this for rice, both brown and white. It is not messy and you just walk away which is the best part. You need to add 1 tbsp oil due to the rice foaming to avoid any problem . My husband loves this for rice in particular. Go for it!
I do not like the food that comes out of a slow cooker. It all tastes the same and has a funny taste to it. Does the Instant pot have this problem or does the food cooked in it taste like it should...flavorful?
Colette T on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am pretty new to Instant Pot cooking however I have found that the best results come from using as little liquid as possible and the browning meat. When I do a whole chicken I season it well, put herbs /lemon inside, brown, put on a bed of onions 1/2 stock than pressure cook. The flavor depends on the seasoning.
I have heard it works as a SousVide machine as well. What function is it and how does it work?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The ULTRA setting on the Instant Pot Ultra allows the user to choose the exact temperature they wish to use to cook the food. Thus, with the addition of properly sealed items it can mimic sous vide cooking with a small margin of error. Keep in mind it does not have a built in circulator. Before purchasing an immersion circulator, I used the setting to approximate sous vide cooking successfully with limited recipes.


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