Get your Geek On!! The Instant Pot Ultra 6 Quart Multi-Cooker features a whole new and improved interface from the other Instant Pot Models.
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The Instant Pot Ultra will be available on Amazon in May. The Instant Pot DUO Plus is available right now on Amazon. It is an updated version of the Instant Pot DUO and has three extra program buttons; Egg, Cake and Sanitize.
The Instant Pot Ultra 6 Quart Pressure and Multi Cooker is very adjustable and allows you to do all the cooking and baking you are used to with the Instant Pot DUO60, but adds a few more features and an updated and chic Large Digital Display.
- There are now more Preset Options, which include a Sterilize, Cake and Egg Button. The Instant Pot Ultra will give you unlimited flexibility in program settings and temperature. Keep in mind that these buttons are just suggested preset times/temperature and not necessarily what you should always use when cooking a particular type of food. I recommend following the time and temperature that each particular recipe recommends. There are so many variables in recipes, that until you are a seasoned Instant Pot user, you might want to stick with trusted recipe blogs and cookbooks, for timing.
- I love the addition of the Dial. When you first turn the Dial, your Display will illuminate. Choose the cooking method you want and then hit Start. You can even fine tune your options and then hit Start!
- The Instant Pot Ultra gives you an Altitude Elevation adjustment up to 9,900 feet, for a more precise cooking time. You will need to plug in your altitude. Assuming the recipe you are following is timed for sea level, the Instant Pot Ultra will adjust the time, based on your altitude elevation. You an also chose Fahrenheit or Celsius.
- The new Sterilize button will come in handy when making Homemade Greek Yogurt. With a push of the button, your cooking pot and Lid will be thoroughly cleaned and provide a sterilized arena for Yogurt making. This feature is also good for using the IP Yogurt Cups and Sterilization Rack for sterilizing baby bottles!
- The Steam and Sterilize feature offer Low, Medium and no pressure. You can chose as little as one minute, all the way up to four hours!
- As always, this new Instant Pot Ultra has a Stainless Steel cooking pot, which is great for sautéing and browning. Remember to heat up your Instant Pot Ultra, before adding your oil or fat, to make the Stainless Steel cooking pot non-stick.
- Because you can adjust the Temperature with this new Instant Pot Ultra, you are able to experiment with Sous Vide cooking. While not as accurate as a proper Sous Vide machine, the Instant Pot Ultra will hold your temperature plus to approximately plus or minus 5 degrees.
- The Large Digital Screen is super easy to read and you can now see the cooking progress as your food cooks. It is kind of cool to watch the progression. You can follow your instant pot as the indicator begins to rise to Preheat, continues up to Cooking and then falls to the Keep Warm mode. That being said, I would think this feature is only good for very experienced Pressure Cooker users. It is pretty cool though!
- The Pressure Cooker setting allows you to choose Medium, High or None. You can now chose up to six hours of pressure cooking time, although I can’t think of anything that needs a six hour cook time.
- The Delay Start cooking mode is helpful when you need to run out, but want your food ready at a specified time. It is a nice feature and allows you to decide if you want the Keep Warm feature to kick in at the end of the cook time.
- The Automatic Keep Warm mode, will keep your food fresh and warm, until you are ready to eat. You can set the time to keep your food warm for a couple of days, if you like.
- The new configuration of the Lid and Pressure Valve Button, will make you more confident in performing a “Quick Release.” A push of the button will release the Pressure from the Pressure Cooker, without having to touch the Pressure Valve! This really is not your Grandma’s Pressure Cooker!
- The usual Accessories for the Instant Pot Ultra will come in your box. You will get a Rice Paddle, a Soup Ladle, a Rice “Measuring” Cup, and a Stainless Steel Trivet/Rack with Handles.
All in all, this new Instant Pot Ultra, looks like it is a great machine. While not as many cool and geeky funtions as the Breville The Fast Slow Pro 6 Quart, this Instant Pot Ultra gets a Thumbs Up from me. Keep in mind that the new interface may confuse new Pressure Cooker users at first. The plus side, is that it will grow with your experience and you can get your Geek On with the more accurate and visual settings and features.
Amazon will begin shipping on Tuesday, April 2017. When the Instant Pot Ultra is available at the Instant Pot website, you can get $50 off your purchase by using Discount Code “YumPot,” when you check out. Instant Pot website prices are usually higher than Amazon, so keep that in mind.
This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.
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