The Instant Pot ip-duo60 vs power pressure cooker xl comparison is one that features two very popular pressure cooker models from different brands.
There’s a lot to know here but on this page we break down the ins and outs of these machines to help you choose wisely.
You should know that we actually bought and tested the Instant Pot IP-60 and we love it. After nearly 4 years in service this kitchen tool is a major part of our kitchen. We use it weekly and it has performed well since day one!
So not only did we do the research but we also had the opportunity to use the instant pot for more than 3 years now.
After a lot of research I’d recommend that you go with Instant Pot for a lot of reasons that are outlined below. You can jump ahead to the summary or read through the entire page if you wish. There’s a lot of useful info.
Instant Pot – Check out customer reviews and ratings on amazon
Power Pressure Cooker – Check out customer reviews and ratings on amazon
|Instant Duo||Power Pressure Cooker
|Color:||black and stainless||black and stainless, red and stainless|
|Cooking Functions:||soup, meat/stew, bean/chili, poultry, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, slow cook, saute, yogurt||canning/preserving, soup/stew, slow cook, rice/risotto, beans/lentils, steam, chicken/meat,|
|PSI:||High (10.2 -11.6)|
Low (5.8 - 7.2)
|Low around 7.2 psi for most cooking functions and 12 psi for the "canning/preserving" function. The pressure depends on the program selection that you make. Slow cooking function around 4.3 psi.|
|Inner Pot:||stainless steel||non-stick|
|Warranty:||1 year warranty||1 year warranty|
|Price:||click here to see price||click here to see price|
After examining the reviews and ratings across multiple resources. I think that both of these machines are pretty good – despite some concerns. Both do seem to be good choices. However the general reviews and consensus of a product can sometimes overlook the small details, glitches, or nuances that could sway you in one direction over the other.
When I research customer reviews, I’m looking for patterns. One person’s experience is often not enough to make a fair assessment of a given product.
The most concerning issue that I saw being brought up regularly amongst several instant pot ip-duo60 customers was the long-term durability. Fortunately, After more than 3 years of regular use. I can speak personally to the long term durability of this machine. It still works great! We use it about once per week.
Update: We’ve now had this machine for about 3 years and it is still producing great results. At the time of this post, I most recently used it to pressure cook smoked turkey necks for greens (the longest part of cooking greens is the smoked meat).
However, there aren’t a whole lot of these complaints. There are many customers that appear to be perfectly content with the durability of this machine.
I ran into reports of durability issues with the power pressure cooker. In fact I was a little put-off by the numerous reports, I came across, of failed machines. There might be some underlying issues with this pressure cooker. Others, however, seem to be completely content with the Power Pressure Cooker XL.
Summary & Recommendation
Hopefully this Instant Pot ip-duo60 vs Power Pressure Cooker XL comparison helped you out. In my opinion, the Instant Pot ip-duo60 is the better choice. First of all, the Power Pressure Cooker has complaints about durability that would make me a bit uncomfortable to purchase.
The power cooker doesn’t have a high/low pressure setting for you to manually select high or low pressure. The functions are preprogrammed with a pressure setting and most of them are low pressure (see above). If you have a recipe that calls for high pressure, you will need to use the “canning/preserving” feature. I also don’t like that the power pressure cooker has a nonstick inner pot (they tend to get scratched and chipped quickly) while the instant pot has a stainless steel one.
The instant pot has much more positive feedback. We’ve had this machine for over a year and it is working great. But you don’t have to take my word for it, you should check out some of this feedback yourself.
The canning feature on the power pressure cooker is very cool and maybe it would sway you, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable using an electric pressure cooker as a canner (see above).
Go for the instant pot.