Ever imagined cooking without having to worry about checking on it more often than on your children or your other chores? Interestingly, I have realized that my new rice cooker that I got gifted by a good friend on the day I moved to a new place could help me do it. She probably knows that I am extremely health conscious and that I make it a point to make a head-start in the morning with healthy and fresh food. I do have a very hectic lifestyle and I need to do my work while cooking without muddling up both. All thanks to my considerate friend, I could actually manage to steam my vegetables perfectly for breakfast with my new rice cooker, the Instant Pot-DUO60, before I drive off to work.
The Instant Pot- DUO60 rice cooker comes in two colors; stainless steel and black, and exclusively one price range of about $139. Well, I was such a big fan of my new rice cooker that I had to checked out the price and when I saw how reasonably priced it was, I was thrilled—I won’t mind buying another one, and actually, I did too.
Made of durable and resilient stainless steel material, you do not have to worry about it getting rusted when you scrub and rinse it daily with water. Besides, it cleans easy and nice because it has a non-sticky stainless steel pot inside and the exterior is finger print resistant.
With a convenient size of 12.2 x 13 x 12.6 inches, and weighing just 12 pounds, its decent and polished appearance dazzled me when I first opened my gift packet. I do love the stylish look it sports.
This rice cooker has 7 programmable functions including pressure cooking, slow cooking, steaming, sauté or browning, and warming. I find the 14 built-in programs smart indeed; I managed to cook all my favourite dishes and more; ranging from porridge and yoghurt to soup and steamed vegetables to meat as well as pasteurized and fermented rice, without the need of turning on my kitchen cooktop.
But it’s perfect for quickly steaming sweet corn, baby carrots and green peas, whether fresh or frozen. And what is more, it has very simple usage instructions, as easy as the press of a button. I love the fact that you need not watch over it, like when you are preparing for an entrée of chili.
The variety of recipes that can be adapted to instant pot cooking is tremendously improved in this model because it also has three adjustable modes in slow cook and sauté programs. For me, the specialty of this feature is that it includes three temperatures in sauté; browning, simmering and thickening. Most of my traditional recipes go well with my Instant Pot rice cooker.
Of course, we cannot expect a rice cooker to dry fry, but I can assure you that cooking in this rice cooker definitely retains the freshness and the aroma of food.
Uncompromised Safety Measures:
This Instant Pot DUO60 has the latest generation technology microprocessors embedded in it, which monitors the temperature, pressure and timer, and simultaneously adjusts the heating intensity and duration. It considers even the volume of food, which maintains consistency. It has always given me dependable results.
I have to admit that I make many absent minded errors while cooking but I can trust my Instant Pot DUO60 Rice Cooker, which is in fact designed to eliminate a lot of common errors. Moreover, it has 10 proven safety mechanisms certified by UCL and UL.
One of the useful and special features of this Instant Pot is the 24 hour timer that has allowed me to delay my cooking on a number of occasions. I also love the feature that automatically keeps food warm until I am ready to eat or serve.
The slim body with small footprints, comfortably fits anywhere in an average kitchen like mine and can matches perfectly with other useful appliances. Also the 3-ply bottom makes cooking fast and powerful, and yet, it does not give out steam and heat up the room nor does it make much noise. It can cook two to six times faster when compared to cooking on conventional cookwares. Don’t you like the idea of such a more efficient Kitchen?
You need not get as crazy as me to buy two of the Instant Pot DUO60 Rice Cooker, but I sure think it’s worth the investment. It is highly energy efficient consuming 70% less energy, plus the time and attention saved helps tremendously. If you live a fast paced life or is planning to get your diet organized in a busy schedule, I would recommend you the Instant Pot DUO60 rice cooker. I am tremendously pleased with the performance and also the finish of this rice cooker.