The most difficult part about eating right is finding the balance between the time it takes to cook your meals and the nutritious value they provide.
Most people that are out all day working or at school don’t want to come home and immediately begin cooking for dinner...
... But with the Instant Pot, you can easily prepare soup, cook beans dry in less than an hour, or make a chicken casserole by throwing the ingredients in and letting it work its magic.
You want a delicious Vietnamese Pho Ga in less than 30 minutes?
Look no further than the Costco Instant Pot!
Steam, simmer, and sauté your food, in all your culinary glory, with the ease of a few buttons.
Check out our favorite Instant Pots below!
The 4 Best Bets
INSTANT POT DUO 7-IN-1 INSTANT POT ULTRA 10-IN-1 INSTANT POT DUO PLUS 9-IN-1 INSTANT POT LUX V3 6-IN-1
INSTANT POT DUO 7-IN-1
INSTANT POT ULTRA 10-IN-1
INSTANT POT DUO PLUS 9-IN-1
INSTANT POT LUX V3 6-IN-1
#1 CHOICE - Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1
5 Star Editorial Rating!
The Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 is a revolutionary product in the realm of pressure cookers.
It is by far one of the best selling pressure cookers out there right now and exactly why we put it at number 1.
Like no other, the Duo is built with 3rd generation microprocessor technology to help monitor temperature, pressure, and time to adjust heat accordingly.
The stainless steel inner cooking pot made from a healthy, food grade material helps assure that your food is not only safe, but also fully sealed to trap the delicious flavors and aromas.
If you are someone who doesn’t enjoy the complexity of some recipes, note that Duo holds 14 different smart programs that help you cook soup, stew, rice, porridge, multigrain, and much more!
It can also prepare your dishes up to 70% faster than your traditional kitchen appliances.
To find out more about the array of features & pricing click on the "click for price" button!
Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1
At a slightly higher price than the 7-in-1 model, the Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 is another excellent choice!
The 10-in-1 Ultra holds many of the same features as the 7-in-1, though acts as 10 different traditional kitchen appliances rather than 7.
Made with food grade stainless steel, it is so easy to cook a vast variety of foods by simply adding your ingredients to the pot and cooking it with the user-friendly digital controls.
Your favorite dishes can be prepared up to 70% faster than with traditional methods with 16 smart programs including the “Ultra Cake Maker” and “Ultra Sterilize” programs. This pot, like the 7-in-1, is stamped with ULC certification and patented with 10 safety mechanisms to eliminate common and harmful errors.
Not only do you receive the pot itself, but also an array of accessories including a steam rack, recipe booklet, serving spoon, and more, come along with the package! This Instant Pot Cooker is designed to satisfy all your cooking needs.
To find out more about the array of features that the Instant Pot Ultra offers, click the button!
Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1
First off, we have the Instant Pot Duo Plus, this is a remarkable product that has can complete 9 different cooking functions. We chose this product not only because it is capable of pressure
cooking, but because of it being able to; slow cook, cook eggs, cook rice, sauté, steam, warm, sterilize and it can even make cake! With this product being so versatile it is no wonder it made It on this particular list.
The Instant Pot Duo Plus is complete with an LCD display screen, status icons (on/off, warm, hot, sound, etc.), fingerprint resistant stainless steel and dual pressure settings.
We recommend this all-in one pressure cooker for all outdoor cooking, it calls for less food and cooking waste and for more enjoyment of the experience at hand!
Instant Pot Lux V3 6-in-1
The Instant Pot Lux is a perfect device for cooking your dishes easily, and comes at a smaller price than the than the previous two.
With a 6 qt. size, 10 smart built in programs, and a rate of cooking that works 70% faster than traditional cooking appliances, this Instant Pot model will still allow you to cook tasty and nutritious meals.
The 3-ply bottom helps with heat distribution and its fully sealed environments helps to trap aromas and flavors.
The Instant Pot Lux is extremely versatile with its time functions as well, allowing you to set cook time for 24 hours in the future with up to 240 minutes of pressure cooking.
It even keeps your food warm for up to 10 hours!
If you’re worried about cleaning, then don’t fear!
The stainless steel design is easy to wipe down for the next use.
Instant Pot Accessories
Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot
The Instant Pot Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot is an accessory for your 6-quart pressure cooker.
It uses the same strong, durable, and food grade stainless steel material as the other products.
It also carries the same 3-ply bottom to help with even heat distribution.
Using a second pot makes it easy to cook multiple dishes at once!
When cleaning, it’s as easy as a swift wipe as the polished surface keeps food from sticking.
Ceramic Non-Stick Interior Coated Inner Cooking Pot
Slightly cheaper than the Stainless Steel Model, the Instant Pot Ceramic Pot is a strong, durable, plastic free ceramic pot that can be used as an addition to your 6qt pressure cooker!
It works best for slow cooking or rice cooking and the non-stick design makes it super easy to clean!
The pot is also designed to be completely dishwasher safe, as well as oven safe up to 380c / 680f.
Tempered Glass lid
The Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lid is an excellent accessory to the Instant Pot 6 qt. pressure cooker!
As a genuine cooking lid, it is able to withstand oven temperatures up to 428f if necessary.
The lid construction also comes with a built in steam vent and a stainless steel rim and handle.
The lid’s transparent design is perfect in being used to view food while it is slow cooking or sautéing, as well as helping to seal in any flavor or aromas.
Cleaning is no problem for this tempered lid, as it is backed by the same guarantee of all Instant Pot accessories in being durable and dishwasher safe!
The Instant Pot Mini Mitts provide an incredible amount of heat protection!
The food grade silicone design that meets with FDA standards paired with the ridge gripping surface, make for the perfect mitt to help in gripping the inner pot or stirring any food contents inside.
The Mini Mitts also nest inside of each other so they can be easily stored away!
Most online reviews say that these mitts are very comfortable and easy to wear.
To find out more about the array of features that the Instant Pot Mini Mitts offer, click below:
Sealing Ring 2 Pack Clear
Sealing rings on your pressure cooker typically won’t last longer than two years.
At some point, you’ll start to notice deformation and a nasty odor from absorption.
Luckily, buying these silicone rings can help in assuring years of use for an array of Instant Pot products.
The point of the durable silicone build is to help your food stay sealed up for optimal cooking.
Without it, you might as well be cooking with some traditional kitchen appliances.
You’ll also love the fact that 2 of these come for the price of 1!
Are there other benefits to Instant Pot pressure cookers besides saving time?
Time is definitely the biggest factor, but there are many more positives to cooking using this technology. Instant Pot pressure cookers are huge energy savers! Think about the energy used with multiple pans above different burners or trying to roast something for hours on end using your entire oven. If the time and electricity draw is much less, you’re saving energy. Food made in pressure cookers also retains its nutrients more because of the shorter cooking time. This also goes hand in hand with a pressure cooker’s ability to destroy more toxins in foods than traditional cooking.
Is it possible to use the Instant Pot pressure cookers for pressure canning?
The short answer is no. According to the USDA, these pressure cookers can’t retain a high enough temperature for a long enough time to safely and securely can foods.
I love my conventional recipes! Can I transfer those recipes over to my Instant Pot?
Yup! Typically you’ll want to keep a few things in mind when converting a recipe into an Instant Pot recipe. Note that you can decrease your cooking time by about 70% of what you would normally do because of the quick cooking time. Secondly, because evaporation in pressure cookers is very minimal, you’ll want to make sure you decrease the amount of water in your recipes as well. This may take a bit of experimentation from recipe to recipe!
Are pressure cooking and canning the same?
No, but their history's are closely intertwined. Canning is the act of preserving foods such as fruits, vegetables, pickles, jams, jellies and other foods like that. Pressure cooking is cooking with steam to speed up cook time.
What can I cook in a pressure cooker?
With the Instant Pot Duo Plus 9 in 1 Pressure Cooker you are able to cook virtually anything, with the smaller cookers like the Cancooker JR-001 you can cook just about anything with the steam, rice and beans specifically cook extremely fast in these. When looking for a fast meal that is warm and filling pressure cookers are the way to go.