Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Safety

Consumer Reports: Does Crock-Pot still make the best slow cookers?
It weighs just 7 pounds, and the aluminum pot is round and has a ceramic nonstick coating—the only one in our ratings with that feature. Another feature that sets this model apart: You can use the pot on any type of range to sear, sauté, or brown food before slow cooking.
Positive
2 months ago
news4jax.com
news4jax.com
Instant Pot Duo vs Lux - Which one should you buy?
If you don’t consider the price difference, the Instant Pot Duo and the Instant Pot Lux look almost the same. Of course, there’s also the fact that the LUX is a 6-in-1 electric pressure cooker and the DUO is a 7-in-1 but does this really matter?
As it turns out, there are several other differences ...
Neutral
1 month ago
corriecooks.com
corriecooks.com

Temperature Control

Consumer Reports: Does Crock-Pot still make the best slow cookers?
It weighs just 7 pounds, and the aluminum pot is round and has a ceramic nonstick coating—the only one in our ratings with that feature. Another feature that sets this model apart: You can use the pot on any type of range to sear, sauté, or brown food before slow cooking.
Positive
2 months ago
news4jax.com
news4jax.com
Instant Pot is not worth the hype;
When you consider the time it takes to prep, allow the pot come to a hot enough temp before it starts to cook and then the varying degrees of cooking times, this really doesn't work any better than saute pan or oven or crock pot. At least I have some control over determining how well the meat is coo...
2.0
goodcook
2 years ago
samsclub.com
samsclub.com

Weight

Consumer Reports: Does Crock-Pot still make the best slow cookers?
It weighs just 7 pounds, and the aluminum pot is round and has a ceramic nonstick coating—the only one in our ratings with that feature. Another feature that sets this model apart: You can use the pot on any type of range to sear, sauté, or brown food before slow cooking.
Positive
2 months ago
news4jax.com
news4jax.com

Size

Pros and cons to help you decide:
Here are the PROS
1. The unit is lightweight when empty
2. From start to finish had a pulled pork meal on high ready to eat in 5 hours.
3. The unit has four legs so is sturdy on the counter top
4. The lid has a built in gasket to keep the heat in
5. I like that you can clip the lid on while cooking...
3.0
Myarocks
4 years ago
canadiantire.ca
canadiantire.ca
Not for me
Returned! Not new to pressure cookers actually just wanted a this size. Either digital timer not working or took forever to reach pressure. Timer complicated,sets odd, no handles on side just top, part of top gets hot, burnt my hand. Opens even when pressure is up. Think there are better ones out th...
1.0
Bonba
2 years ago
samsclub.com
samsclub.com

Power Level/cooking Time

Instant Pot is not worth the hype;
When you consider the time it takes to prep, allow the pot come to a hot enough temp before it starts to cook and then the varying degrees of cooking times, this really doesn't work any better than saute pan or oven or crock pot. At least I have some control over determining how well the meat is coo...
2.0
goodcook
2 years ago
samsclub.com
samsclub.com

Material

Not as advertised!
Item states stainless steel inner pot but got the ceramic pot instead :( If you want the stainless steel look elsewhere.
1.0
Pricsilla
3 years ago
samsclub.com
samsclub.com