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### update 7/27/17 . Instant Pot DUO Plus 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer that was $119.95 on Black Friday is now $74.95 http://amzn.to/2zsjF23
###update 7/24/17 1:05pm: The Instant DUO60 is sold out/not available again. And after some thinking and YouTube videos, I’m just going to grab the 3Q version of it selling for $49 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2A5AMdq I have seen this same thing sell retail at Target stores for $99. For those who don’t have Amazon Prime, Target.com has it for $51.99 right now.
### update 7/24/17: 10 am – Instant Pot Duo is available NEW on Amazon today at $79.99 and thinking of getting another one (and gift the one I purchased yesterday). See the DUO60 here http://amzn.to/2BiXMUe ###
TL;DR If you don’t plan to make homemade yogurt, the Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Muti-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer is for you.
If you want to make yogurt in your 6Q Instant Instant Pot, you have 2 options:
As of this writing, the Instant Pot DUO60 7-in-1 (option #1) is not listed on Amazon Prime but only 3 available via Amazon third-party listings and in Used condition:Price: $61, but by the end of this writing, the used third-party Instant Pot DUO60 price had gone up to $72. Update7/24/17: Amazon release NEW Instant Pots DUO60 for Black Friday at $79 http://amzn.to/2BiXMUe
OfferUp and Facebook Marketplace have New to Used DUO60 priced anywhere from $70-100. When Hubby purchased mine in back in 2015, he paid $124. He did not wait for a sale, like I thought he did.
Instant Pot DUO Plus 9-in-1 (option #2) is the 2017 version, is said to be the replacement to the retired DUO60 7-in-1. This 9-in-1 has everything the 7-in-1 has plus 2 new features ‘Cake’ and ‘Sterilizer’ and still including the ability to make yogurt,
But what if you…
A. Don’t care for the yogurt option for your first Instant Pot,
B. Already have the DUO60 version with the ability to make yogurt,
C. Want to have the new Cake or Egg feature of the $119 model,
D. Don’t want to spend over $100?
Here is my What Says You, Jennylou? recommendation:
What is it?
Price: $64.99 at the time of this writing.
It is made by Instant Pot, the same size as the DUO60 Instant Pot, and recipes will turn out the same in both. This model does not make yogurt, nor have Poultry and Bean/Chili buttons. These buttons were replaced by Cake and Egg buttons, the new features of the DUO60 Plus, but without its $119 price tag. You can still cook chicken and chili manually as provided by almost all Instant Pot recipes. For these reasons, I recommend the Instant Pot LUX60.
For many, Amazon reviews play a deciding factor in purchasing an item or not. The DUO60 has almost 40,000 with more than 4.5/5 stars rating. The new version DUO Plus has 564 and the LUX60 has 1295 reviews. These 2 latter are also pulling in an overall of 4.5 stars. Over time, it too will increase in reviews, though probably not as high as the 40k acquired during its peak in popularity in the last couple of years.
I did find this review quite valuable:
The IP-DUO 60 has a Yogurt feature & it also has a low & high pressure option. This one only uses high pressure but, I hear that most recipes use high pressure, anyway. It also has an egg feature & since I have heard that you should cook eggs on low pressure (not sure if that’s true or not, since I am new to pressure cooking), this IP can obviously handle that without having to use low pressure since it has it’s own button/setting. (: Other than those couple of things, I think they are both pretty much the same. (: I say that because since I don’t own the IP-DUO60, I am not really aware of all of the details of that IP. (: Anyway, in the short time that I have owned this IP, I have already used the meat program/option, the multi-grain program/option, the saute’ option, the manual cooking option & the Soup program/option to make Chicken Enchilada Soup, Rice Pudding, Sprouted Oats, Steel Cut Oats, Chicken Breasts for Chicken Marsala & for the Chicken Enchilada Soup & I have also made a Pork Tenderloin & a Tri-Tip Roast. (: So, as you can see, I am using it & LOVING it! Oh & I chose this specific model/IP because I wasn’t ever going to use the IP for making Yogurt, so I didn’t wanna waste a feature. Don’t know if I will ever use the Slow Cooker program/option but that’s on both IPs & I do intend on using the Steam program/option & also the Egg & Cake programs/options. (: Hoping that this kinda long reply helps you to choose the right IP for your needs! (: Have a GREAT day! (:
With all things considered (what I already have, features, price, and customer reviews), I purchased my second Instant Pot at the sweet price of $64.99.
Which Instant Pot would you choose?