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Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7 in 1 Multi Use Programmable Pressure Cooker Slow Cooker Rice Cooker Steamer Saut Yogurt Maker and Warmer

Last Updated: March 28, 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.1
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Review Summary - 914 recent, verified reviews

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Food Items
 349
cooking, rice, chicken, cooked, instant pot
+96%
-4%
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" ...  I got this as a Christmas present and have only used my oven a handful of times since! ... It’s so easy and fast to cook healthy family meals.  ...  "
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" ...  The instant pot really does makes ur easier to cook things faster and easier.  ...  "
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" ...  You can cook delicious meals in minutes (seriously 15-30 minutes). ... It saves time and electricity, compared to using the oven or cooktop and the meals are more delicious. ... I like to eat a whole lot more than I like to cook, and I couldn't be happier with the Instant Pots.  ...  "
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" ...  My instant pot cooks a frozen turkey so much faster then in the oven and it comes out moist and amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  Pot has thick bottom to allow sauteing really well.  ...  "
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" ...  Beef pot roast with potatoes and carrots. ... It was so tender and delicious!  ...  "
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" ...  Everything I have cooked came out better than any other cooking method. ... Cube steak and gravy was done and “fall apart tender” in less than 30 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Have used this in making stews, soups, chicken entrees, pork entrees.  ...  "
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Baking
 107
cook, pressure, instant pot, recipes, pot
+97%
-3%
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" ...  It handles the cooking and frees up time to do more things.  ...  "
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" ...  Enjoy cooking with it.  ...  "
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" ...  The cooking results have been terrific. ... I cannot claim it does all the chopping and sautéing, (although it is easy to sauté in the pot), but cooking time is definitely so much shorter.  ...  "
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" ...  He does the majority of cooking and uses a crockpot a lot of the time.  ...  "
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" ...  All around cooking usability is an understatement!  ...  "
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" ...  I love my Instantpot for a myriad of cooking projects.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife is an amazing cook. ... This is now one of her cooking tools  ...  "
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" ...  I am gathering recipes.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 103
easy, easy to clean, recipes, pot, instructions
+96%
-4%
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" ...  It is so easy to use and also easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and have good prices!!  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to use, comes with some recipes, but you can find tons more on the internet.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to operate and clean.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  It is so easy to use. ... I have always been afraid of presser cookers, but this is so easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  So far running good, easy to use and program, very safe  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't find the instructions for using the device to be the easiest to follow, but am becoming more comfortable with it.  ...  "
Cleaning
 77
clean, pot, easy to use, cleaning, easy
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Cooks unbelievably fast, food comes out very moist and tender and it is very easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to clean and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It is so easy to use and also easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  but cooking and cleaning was never this easy and actually fun.  ...  "
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" ...  The saute feature saves quite a bit of time and makes for fewer pots and pans that need cleaning.  ...  "
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" ...  Does not take up a ton of kitchen space, easy to clean and great for one pot meals, stews, Even ribs and veggies.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy clean up.  ...  "
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" ...  It does pick up an odor if not cleaned well every time.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 49
week, months, times a week, least, times
+59%
-41%
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" ...  I like my instapot and find myself using it a few times per week.  ...  "
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" ...  My Best purchase of the year.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for this old man of 72 years.  ...  "
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" ...  It is made of good quality and will last for years.  ...  "
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" ...  Using it from past 2 months almost daily.  ...  "
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" ...  Pot worked perfect for 2 months.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using it almost daily for over 4 years now.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had this for nearly 5 years.  ...  "
Capacity
 44
family, large family, kitchen appliance, great addition, families
+100%
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" ...  The large size is great for families!  ...  "
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" ...  It's perfect, and perfect for my family.  ...  "
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" ...  Household staple now.  ...  "
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" ...  I feed a family of four with this one and have leftovers. ... Although the 8-quart one would be very nice for a large family.  ...  "
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" ...  versatile adjunct to our kitchen  ...  "
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" ...  It is a must have kitchen appliance.  ...  "
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" ...  A must have for every kitchen.  ...  "
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" ...  More time for family!  ...  "
Ease of Cleaning
 39
clean, easy to use, easy, pot, use and clean
+97%
-3%
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" ...  It is so easy to operate and actually cleaning it is fairly easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to operate and clean.  ...  "
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" ...  It is so easy to use and also easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Cleaning is easy.  ...  "
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" ...  I also liked it was easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to clean and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  the lid and the rim at the top are harder to clean.  ...  "
Build Quality
 38
pot, lid, broke, stainless steel pot, sealing
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I do not know what plastic material used for the sealing ring. ... I am wondering whether the decomposed material fall into the food is poisonous or not.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke on 2nd use.  ...  "
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" ...  They instructed to remove the bottom (need star shaped tool that most people do not have).  ...  "
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" ...  So, in fact the low price is not a good deal just inferior quality material used vs the $110 versions.  ...  "
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" ...  After trying it out, this seem not to be entirely the case.  ...  "
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" ...  The silicone ring design in the lid makes it very difficult to remove and it holds odors. ... My inner pot dents easily.  ...  "
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" ...  Gave it to a friend for Christmas, broke yesterday after only the second use.  ...  "
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" ...  The outer parts aren’t much better.  ...  "
As Gift
 33
christmas, bought, daughter, present, gifts
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Gift for wife, she loves it  ...  "
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" ...  Now I even bought more for gifts.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a second one as a gift for a friend.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought them for gifts, too.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this as a Christmas present for my mom and she loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for a Christmas present for myself.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this for my daughter as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Best gift I ever gave.  ...  "
Heating
 31
heat, cooks, stove, prepare, pot
+84%
-16%
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" ...  I use this all the time, since I have had mouth surgery I have had to eat soups, and this pot keeps them warm all day on the counter, plus helps me make the soup to begin with. ... Love this thing, have even taken it camping with me to have hot food.  ...  "
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" ...  Haven't gotten to use it much but when we have it's simple and cooks food perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes great food .  ...  "
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" ...  I can cook food from frozen if necessary.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it more in the summer as there is no need to add extra heat in the kitchen  ...  "
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" ...  And either way, enjoy your food.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing way to prepare fast and healthy food.  ...  "
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" ...  It is so easy to use and cooks food so much faster.  ...  "
Programs
 31
cook, pressure, oven, stove, microwave
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Next best thing since the microwave!  ...  "
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" ...  Makes cooking super easy.  ...  "
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" ...  It saves you COOKING TIME  ...  "
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" ...  When I was shopping, I was looking for the most possible options and cook modes.  ...  "
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" ...  I am not an inside cook, grill, smoker yes, inside not so much.  ...  "
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" ...  And cook several dozen at one time.  ...  "
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" ...  There is so many options for cooking.  ...  "
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" ...  being able to cook a nutritious meal both quickly and not having to stand by the stove watching the inter time is just amazing.  ...  "
Storage
 31
pot, lid, 8 quart, appliance, steamer
+68%
-32%
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" ...  Excellent product and the bin is big and stainless steel  ...  "
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" ...  The interior pot is light weight and extremely easy to remove and clean, and all accessories fit right inside for storage.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the 8 quart size too .  ...  "
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" ...  It has freed up a lot of kitchen space.  ...  "
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" ...  I got the medium size and it is easy to storage too.  ...  "
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" ...  Heavy duty and doesn’t take up a lot of counter space.  ...  "
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" ...  Being able to do so many different types of food with one appliance is great.  ...  "
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" ...  This is such a good small appliance to have in the kitchen.  ...  "
Price
 29
worth, waste, money, worth the money, best
+90%
-10%
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" ...  the best investment!  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the mony.  ...  "
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" ...  The price was about the same.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the price.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, size, and versatility this product is hard to beat.  ...  "
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" ...  Price was lowest I found.  ...  "
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" ...  Too good to pass up for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are on the fence, it is worth the money.  ...  "
For Kids
 24
loves, son, kids, children, wife
+100%
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" ...  My daughter in law luvs it.  ...  "
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" ...  My son and his wife love it.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm the favorite son again.  ...  "
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" ...  I am no Julia Child, so the ease and functionality of this is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for my daughter she really loves.  ...  "
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" ...  Got one for my daughter, I loved mine so much!  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter loves this.  ...  "
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" ...  Mom of five kids and can’t live without it!  ...  "
Size
 24
perfect, versatile, people, 3, single
+100%
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" ...  Awesome price for this size!  ...  "
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" ...  If you have more than 3 people in your family you will want the size of the 8qt.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the 3qt size because it is only me and that size is perfect. ... I would say even for 2 people that is the perfect size.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the small size.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to use, does a great job, and is a nice size.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, size, and versatility this product is hard to beat.  ...  "
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" ...  So very versatile and economical to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I got the medium size and it is easy to storage too.  ...  "
Comfort
 17
valve, release, hand, years, quick
+65%
-35%
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" ...  Then you either do a quick release or a natural release of the pressure which can add anywhere from 5-40mins depending on what your cooking.  ...  "
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" ...  Saves so much hands-on time!  ...  "
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" ...  Besides a little confusion with the little valve that drops when the pressure is released, I had no problems learning how to use it.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a little awkward to sear in like they recommend.  ...  "
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" ...  You can't go wrong with these wonderful pressure cookers!  ...  "
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" ...  iv used pressure cookers for years.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't find the instructions for using the device to be the easiest to follow, but am becoming more comfortable with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I waited until they got here and showed them from start to finish how easy it was, they totally fell in love with it.  ...  "
Marketplace
 16
product, advertised, works, sale, got
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Finally was able to get one for cyber monday. ... Get one ASAP.  ...  "
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" ...  here amazon is $10 cheaper than store.  ...  "
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" ...  Price was lower on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon refunded my money so that gets 5 starts.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus tons of stuff you can buy to use with them on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my second Instant Pot that I have ordered from Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the best things we bought from Amazon.  ...  "
Overall performance
 15
speed, slow, simple, use, tastes
+87%
-13%
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" ...  The speed using the pressure is wonderful.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes everything so fast, it tastes amazing and really is simple!  ...  "
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" ...  It works great and it is so fast!  ...  "
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" ...  Fast and simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It will do everything slow cooker does in a friction of time and does tons more.  ...  "
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" ...  So fast yet tastes amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  Does an excellent job at both  ...  "
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" ...  We love the versatility and speed .  ...  "
Returns
 14
replacement, back, want, returning, return window
+21%
-79%
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" ...  The replacement doesn’t work correctly.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning this product  ...  "
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" ...  I wish I could send this back but I have already missed the return date.  ...  "
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" ...  Will be returning !  ...  "
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" ...  Return window is over,,,  ...  "
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" ...  No way to return it .  ...  "
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" ...  I want to return for full refund or replacement immediately  ...  "
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" ...  Will be reaching out to support to see if they will help with a replacement or return  ...  "
Delivery
 13
delivery, delivered, arrived, use, one
+92%
-8%
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" ...  This one arrived on time, packed perfectly and now I'm back in business.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered as expected and better priced than local stores.  ...  "
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" ...  Product arrived quickly and in perfect shape.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick and accurate delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  But also, this works exactly as expected and I've had zero problems in any area possible: shipping, delivery, packaging, quality, production, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a couple of days before I received a response to my ticket, but that’s okay, since it was to be expected given the timeframe they mentioned.  ...  "
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" ...  Quality product delivered as promised on time as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  Timely arrival and in good shape.  ...  "
Setup
 12
directions, follow, read, easy, could
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Took some trial and error, but now I love it  ...  "
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" ...  Read the instructions, plan ahead, and get started!  ...  "
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" ...  It sensed a little overwhelming when I opened it but was easy to use with the enclosed instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Follow directions or watch many YouTube videos for help.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't find the instructions for using the device to be the easiest to follow, but am becoming more comfortable with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I can however follow directions and so I figured this could make life easier.  ...  "
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" ...  Read the directions - super easy, super great.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions are easy to follow, and I easily made my first meal in it with delicious results!  ...  "
Freebies
 12
recipe, book, tons, pot, cookbook
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I love the new pot and the cook book also.  ...  "
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" ...  You can almost go without any other cooking items.  ...  "
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" ...  I also have a gluten-free Instant Pot cookbook.  ...  "
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" ...  I also bought the cookbook.  ...  "
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" ...  Tons of free recipes online and you can make just about anything in it.  ...  "
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" ...  The times may vary from recipe to recipe .  ...  "
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" ...  Even the instruction book and recipe book that come with it are nicely designed.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes amazing Instant pot meals and even comes with a small recipe book.  ...  "
Features
 12
many, used, settings, saut, options
+100%
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" ...  The top features are:  ...  "
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" ...  The last thing I have to try is the sauté and porriage features.  ...  "
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" ...  It is such a dream to cook with and has so many versatile settings and features.  ...  "
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" ...  The safety features are excellent  ...  "
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" ...  It can be used like an all-in-one crock pot with the sauté feature.  ...  "
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" ...  The steaming function works well.  ...  "
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" ...  Anything you can make in a slower cooker you can make here plus a few other features. ... I have no experimented with the other modes but so far so good.  ...  "
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" ...  It has many extra features that are fantastic  ...  "
Controls
 11
button, control panel, control, yogurt, v3
+55%
-45%
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" ...  I haven’t used all the buttons yet but I love the yogurt function.  ...  "
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" ...  Buttons easy to understand, didn’t even know I could sauté but hello!  ...  "
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" ...  Quick to prep and touching a couple buttons, your cooking  ...  "
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" ...  It has better program and easy to use control panel.  ...  "
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" ...  There are still many settings I have yet to use  ...  "
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" ...  Love the blue display and I don't have to scroll through every time with a dumb dial.  ...  "
Software Platform
 10
get the burn, burn error message, things, pot, ip
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Will update soon .  ...  "
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" ...  Great interface and it just works.  ...  "
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" ...  You'll find better directions online through Google or YouTube though.  ...  "
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" ...  In fact, I gave the new IP as a gift to my parents.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a whole big circle of IP users on social media that post interesting menus and shortcuts.  ...  "
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" ...  Took some trial and error, but now I love it  ...  "
Fit
 9
lid, vent, valve, silicone, pressure
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Pressure valve is quirky, but it is easy to make it seal with a paper clip.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced the cover seal once which was very easy.  ...  "
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" ...  You can, of course, do a quick pressure release, by turning the relief valve to vent, but then you get a geyser of very hot steam, and probably some of your pot food contents, too.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems mostly well constructed, clear plastic cup for trying to gather excess water being a notable exception.  ...  "
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" ...  Not huge, so fits well on my counter.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to clean and the size fits in with my regular pots and pans cabinet.  ...  "
For Fun
 8
use, recipes, easy to use, easy
+100%
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" ...  It is fun to have.  ...  "
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" ...  So many fun recipes to try.  ...  "
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" ...  Having fun with this. ... Have fun with yours!  ...  "
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" ...  Fun learning how to use  ...  "
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" ...  It’s fun and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I am enjoying trying new recipes because the Instapot has made it so much more fun, too!  ...  "
Sound Quality
 6
makes, alarm, time, pressure
+17%
-83%
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" ...  Unit says sound is on but no alarm.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes beepy click sounds every time it counts down a minute on the time.  ...  "
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" ...  No noise when the pressure is on (unlike the old pressure cookers that jiggled and spewed).  ...  "
Video Playback
 6
youtube, watching, watch, use, follow
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Tons of YouTube videos to teach you.  ...  "
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" ...  Never would have understood it without watching the videos.  ...  "
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" ...  My suggestion for anyone that has one, go to YouTube and watch the videos on how to use it.  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend watching some how-to videos online and getting a feel for how to use the product before purchasing.  ...  "
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" ...  Follow directions or watch many YouTube videos for help.  ...  "
Design
 6
looks, inner pot
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I got the so called damaged one for cheaper no clue looks new works perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  I ended up buying a magnetic wrap on Etsy for $12 to make it look nicer and match the decor of our skoolie.  ...  "
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" ...  It finished the steaming before I even finish peeling.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely look forward (when I get the time) to do much more experimenting with this thing.  ...  "
Cables
 5
cord, shorter, pot, plug, new
+40%
-60%
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" ...  It's not just "unplug the dead fuse, plug in the new fuse". ... We would have to open the bottom panel, remove a board, pull out the cable with the fuse running in-line, cut out the old fuse, slip on heat-shrink, solder in the new fuse, heat the heat-shrink to protect it, then reassemble everything.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish this one had a longer cord . ... it is shorter than the cord on the 6 qt.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 5
sealed, product, pressure, box, times
+40%
-60%
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" ...  It never sealed properly, but it took me a few times to realize that it was a defective product since I didn't have any experience with pressure cookers.  ...  "
Wash Programs
 4
washed, far
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I have no experimented with the other modes but so far so good.  ...  "
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" ...  It saves you so much time and dishes to wash !  ...  "
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" ...  There are still many settings I have yet to use  ...  "
Washing
 4
another
+75%
-25%
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" ...  It's easier to store, wash and it's not heavy.  ...  "
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" ...  I am also checking into getting another pan for the inside so I can go from making one things to another without washing it why it is hot.  ...  "
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" ...  It saves you so much time and dishes to wash !  ...  "
Apps
 4
recipes, find, things, olla, google
+100%
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" ...  You can find many recipes on YouTube.  ...  "
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" ...  You'll find better directions online through Google or YouTube though.  ...  "
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" ...  There's tons of recipes on youtube.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a whole big circle of IP users on social media that post interesting menus and shortcuts.  ...  "
Pedometer
 4
step, even, us, saut, less
+75%
-25%
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" ...  We have less steps and less cleaning afterwards.  ...  "
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" ...  My step dad even sent me a Thank you for getting them it for Christmas  ...  "
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" ...  Let me count the ways.  ...  "
Drying
 4
beans, pork, cook, comes
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I haven't mastered pork in it yet, it seems to come out dry. ... Me and pork do not get along, it always comes out dry no matter which method I use to cook.  ...  "
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" ...  Either it's too wet, too dry, or not consistent throughout.  ...  "
Product As Described
 3
works, exactly
+100%
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" ...  It does work exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
Washer Dryer
 3
beans, pork, cook, comes
+67%
-33%
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" ...  You can cook pasta and dry beans.  ...  "
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" ...  using dry beans, and frozen meat .  ...  "
ISP
 3
works
+100%
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" ...  Found better suggestions for how it works on the internet.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my IP, it works miracles.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 3
plastic
+67%
-33%
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" ...  they suggested me to try a quick water test which worked fine.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems mostly well constructed, clear plastic cup for trying to gather excess water being a notable exception.  ...  "
Battery Life
 3
make, hrs, hour
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The Pho I made in about 2 hrs was every bit as good as the recipe I use that takes 8-10 hrs.  ...  "
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" ...  hope it lasts .  ...  "

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