The best Instant Pot for you [choice guide]
There are now many Instant Pot series available and they are all slightly different, but all offer extensive options. We help you make the right choice so that you can enjoy your Instant Pot multicooker and/or airfyer to your full satisfaction for many years to come. We also have instructions and advice for novice, normal and advanced users.
Selection aid table
Curious about the differences between all models? We have made a handy overview with all programs and functions of all Instant Pot models.
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Novice/Budget Instant Pot Users
Instant Pot Duo multicooker
The classic Instant Pot Duo is the perfect choice thanks to the options that allow it to replace up to 7 appliances and not only that, it speeds up the cooking process 2 to 6 times as with all other Instant Pots and saves up to 70% energy!
This beautiful classic Multicooker from Instant Pot also has the following Pre Sets: soup/broth, meat/stew, beans/chili, slow cook, sauté, rice, porridge, steaming, yogurt, keep warm and quick cook, with which you can cook with 1 of the 13 Pre Sets can immediately prepare your favorite dish.
Instant Pot Duo Plus multicooker
With the Duo Plus or the upgraded version of the Instant Pot Duo, you don't have 7 but 9 devices in 1! with which you can also make delicious sous vide with the Duo Plus, and it also has an improved lid to make it easier to close your lid. The Duo Plus also has 12 Pre Sets with which you can immediately make one of the pre-programmed recipes with the touch of a finger. The Pre Sets are as follows: Pressure Cook, Soup/Broth, Cake, Egg, Rice, Beans/Grain, Porridge/Oatmeal, Sterilize, Slow Cook, Sauté, Yoghurt and Sous Vide.
Instant Pot Nova multicooker
The Instant Pot Nova is a beautiful modern instant pot with a fine blue screen on which you can now also see the cooking process, and it is also a 7 in 1 multicooker with which you have 7 devices in 1 with these options: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, frying pan, food warmer and yogurt maker. Furthermore, this Instant Pot Nova has 13 Pre Sets on 1 button, with which you can also remember your own cooking options to make your dish with 1 button.
Regular Instant Pot users
Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus multicooker
The Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus is a 10 in 1 which also makes it one of the most loved Instant Pot by customers due to the following options: pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, yoghurt maker, steamer, sous vide, frying pan, food warmer, cake maker and soup pot, and belongs to the latest generation of Duo at the moment with 48 Pre Sets With which it surpasses its predecessors on every point. The large and improved LCD Screen also shows everything you need to know about the entire cooking process.
Instant Pot Duo Crisp airfryer + multicooker (2 lids)
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The Instant Pot duo Crisp is a device with 2 lids that not only allows you to multicook but also airfry, giving you 11 devices in 1. Furthermore, it does the same as its predecessors, only you now have an extra lid for air-frying. the options are as follows for the normal cooking functions: Pressure cooking, sautéing, steaming, clow cooking, sous vide and keep warm. For the crispy cooking functions: use it for quick frying, roasting, baking, roasting and drying.
The Instant Pot Duo Crisp Ultimate is a multicooker and airfryer with only 1 lid, so you don't have to change lids like its predecessor, but you can actually multicook and airfry with 1 lid. The Duo Crisp Ultimate also has 13 appliances in 1 such as the following options: pressure cooker, air fryer, slow cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, frying pan, mini oven, grill, dehydrator, yoghurt maker, sous-vide and bread ricer. Furthermore, an electric steam button with which you can also control the steam outlet with just 1 button, and it locks and unlocks automatically.
Advanced Instant Pot users
The Instant Pot Pro series is the Top Model of Instant Pot with a 20% faster pre-heating time than other Instant Pots, so it consumes less and heats up faster. The Instant Pot Pro also has up to 28 adjustable cooking programs, 5 programmable favorites and up to 11 functions, so it is also more extensive than its predecessors. With the extensive LCD screen you can see every cooking function and Pre Set directly on your screen. The Instant Pot Pro is also a: Pressure cooker, slow cooker, sous-vide, sauté pan, sterilizer, yoghurt maker, food warmer, cake maker and steamer in 1.
The Instant Pot Pro Crisp is the same as the Pro but with an extra option to air fry, roast, bake, grill and dehydrate. you also get an extra lid and extra accessories for air-frying or pressure cooking. Air fry, roast, bake, grill and dehydrate. The Instant Pro Crisp's inner pan can also be used on any electric, ceramic, gas or induction hob, or even an oven set at 230 degrees. The Pro Crisp also has a modern clear LCD screen.
Instant Pot Pro Plus multicooker (with Wi-Fi)
The Instant Pot Pro Plus multicooker with WiFi is a multicooker that you can connect wirelessly via the Instant Brands connect app and program one of the 800+ recipes directly on the Instant Pot, all you have to do is add the ingredients and then the Instant Pot Pro Plus will do the rest. The Instant Pot also has 10 devices in 1 with the following options: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yoghurt maker, warmer, preserving pot, sous-vide and NutriBoost. The Instant Pot Pro Plusis the only Instant Pot that has the Nutriboost option.
Instant Air Fryer
The Instant Vortex airfryer is a good airfryer thanks to the latest Vortex technology that allows you to airfry up to 20% faster than other airfryers. The options on the Instant Vortex are: airfrying, baking, grilling and heating. The basket in this air fryer is easy to wash due to the smooth surfaces, and the hob is removable and also dishwasher safe.
Instant Vortex Plus air fryer
The Instant Vortex Plus does not have 4 but 6 functions so that you can make more dishes with the Pre sets instead of setting everything manually. This Instant Vortex also has the OdourErase, which means that it has a replaceable air filter that removes cooking odors during cooking, and this Instant Vortex Plus is also up to 50% quieter than other airfryers. The Airfryer also has ClearCook, so you can easily see how far your dish is.
The Instant Vortex Plus has a touchscreen that also shows step-by-step instructions for each cooking phase on the screen. This Instant Vortex also has 6 functions so that your supper can easily make your dish with the touchscreen screen with 1 of the functions. The Airfryer also has ClearCook, so you can easily see how far your dish is.
The Instant Vortex Dual is a good choice if you want to make different dishes at the same time because of the 2 separate compartments in which you can make 2 separate dishes at the same time. The Instant Pot Plus has not 6 but 8 Functions a few of which are: Airfry, roast, roast, bake, reheat, dehydrate, SyncCook and SyncFinish. SyncCook allows you to cook two portions of food using the same cooking programs, while SyncFinish automatically completes two different cooking programs at the same time. The airfryer also has touchscreen buttons to set your favorite functions as simply as possible.
The Instant Pot Vortex VersaZone is the perfect choice when it comes to making a large dish thanks to its 8.5L capacity, and with the 2 separate compartments you can also make 2 different dishes at the same time. You also have the option of turning 2 separate compartments into 1 compartment, which makes it easier to clean. The airfryer also has 8 functions and you can therefore make your dish with just 1 button, a few of the functions are as follows: Airfry, roast, roast, bake, warm up, dehydrate, SyncCook and SyncFinish. With SyncCook.
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