The Instant Pot 7-in-1 is the newest Instant Pot arrival on the market in the very popular Instant Pot line. All of the Instant Pots have always been best sellers and very popular gift ideas. They are popular with the home cook, the college student, and even the non-cook because they are so easy to use and so versatile. After the prep work is done, it can be as simple as a “push of a button”.
It has 7 different cooking functions. It is a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a warmer, a yogurt maker, and can brown or saute. These multi-cookers are so much fun and easy to use. The warming component automatically comes on when the cooking is finished.
This pressure cooker has two different pressure releases. It has both a natural release and a quick release.
Most of the countertop multi cookers are highly energy efficient. This one is no exception.
It looks very classy sitting on top of the countertop. It makes very little noise while cooking. On the back of the pot there is a compartment that catches condensation. The condensation doesn’t collect around the lid of drip to the bottom of the pan. This newer model has a smaller base so it takes up less counter space.
It is unique in that the lid has a slot on both the right or left side in which it can be stored when not in use.
There are 3 different temperatures for the slow cooker or to operate the brown/saute function.
The pressure cooker has two different levels of cooking. Choose between either an 6 psi (low) or an 11 psi(high).
You can cook from frozen with this Instant Pot. Remember, the cooking time will be the same, but the “pre-heat” time will be a little longer.
There are 10 different safety features. It has a microprocessor that regulates time, temperature, and pressure.
- Safety lid lock that prevents the lid from opening when pressure cooking.
- Pressure regulator to keep the pressure under control.
- Detection control to keep the lid from leaking.
- Anti-blockage of food into the vents.
- Lid position detection.
- Pressure control detection system.
- Releases excess pressure internally.
- Automatic temperature control.
- High temperature monitoring system to keep food from burning.
- Fuse cut off in case any safety features exceed their limits.
One outstanding accessory that you will love is the stainless steel inner pot. It has a three ply bottom that consist of aluminum (for even heat distribution) that is encased in stainless steel on the top and the bottom. There are markings inside the pot that are measurement marks and also a max line to make sure you don’t overfill the pot.
There is a rack that lifts the food off of the bottom of the pot. Or the rack can be used to place other cooking accessories on so they can easily be lifted out of the pot.
There is a rice paddle, a soup spoon, and a measuring cup.
You’ll find a manual and quick reference guide with a cooking time chart. Included is a pressure cooking booklet.
This Instant Pot comes in two different sizes: 5 quart and 6 quart. I highly recommend the 6 quart because there needs to be room for the pressure to build up and for most meals the 6 quart works better.