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Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus – A New Evolution?

The Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus – Not just another Instant Pot model to keep track of. This brand new Instant Pot is said to be developed based on feedback from millions of Instant Pot fans around the world. The Duo Evo Plus is currently available in Williams Sonoma & Amazon. We’re super excited to share our thoughts with you based on what we know so far!

The Most Powerful Instant Pot Yet

Checking in with 1200W, the Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus has overtaken the Instant Pot Max as the most powerful Instant Pot Pressure Cooker in terms of wattage. This should result in faster heating, better sauteing, and quicker pressurizing (less time for the Intsant Pot to come up to pressure).

New Design

Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus New Interface
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They heard our feedback on our Instant Pot Ultra Review! 😀

It (Instant Pot Ultra’s dial) takes more time to navigate and adjust from one program to another. Unfortunately, it disrupts the flow of cooking quite a bit. We hope the next version will address this issue.

In our opinion, the Instant Pot Ultra will be much more convenient with Pushable program buttons and +, – buttons.

The Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus’s design is a hybrid of the Instant Pot DUO Plus and Instant Pot Ultra. It comes with both the one-touch buttons we love and a center dial.

The large LCD screen looks super organized and easy to read too.

There are also customizable cooking program buttons. I believe you can save your own cooking times on them!

Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus Customizable buttons
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Pressure Cook Button Preset Programs:

  • Custom, Soup, Bean, Egg, Rib, Poultry, Chili, Stew, Beef, Pork, Seafood, Broth, Sterilize, Potato, and Broccoli

Rice Button Preset Programs:

  • Custom, White Rice, Oatmeal, Quinoa, Brown Rice, Risotto, Multigrain, and Porridge

Bake Button Preset Programs:

  • Custom, Pudding, Cake, and Cheesecake

*Say whaaaatt – yes! a NEW Bake Feature!! We’ll discuss more on this below. 😀

New Multipurpose Stainless Steel Pot

Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus Stainless Steel Pot
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The Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus comes with a super awesome, newly designed stainless steel inner pot. You’ll love this!

The fill line indicators and markings are more clear and easier to read. While we don’t have the new unit with us yet, but we’re pretty sure (like 99%) this new inner pot will not be compatible with the older Instant Pot models. 

1. Lock and Load:

No more playing Merry-Go-Round with your inner pot when stirring or sauteing (yes!!). This new stainless steel pot will lock and stay in place!

2. Flat Bottom:

  • The durable 304 (18/8) stainless steel inner pot comes with a flat bottom which means you can use it on electric, ceramic, gas, and induction cooktops. 
  • Hey Oil! No more oil running to the sides. From now on, oil will finally stay put on the flat bottom! Yay! 
  • The bonded tri-ply flat bottom design will provide better contact for the heating source and food. It should result in better searing and sauteing. 

3. Easy Transfer:

The two new silicone handles should stay cool to touch so you can easily transfer the inner pot in and out of the Instant Pot.

New Ergonomic Lid

Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus New Lid
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Lid Improvements

The new Instant Pot lid comes with a steam release cover. It will help disperse and soften the steam during pressure release.

The lid handle has been improved as well. It should be easier to close and more comfortable to use.

Auto Sealing Lid

The lid will automatically seal itself when it is closed. I am never a big fan of the auto sealing function as it can (under the right condition) leads to premature sealing which will lower the cooking temperature considerably. Read more about this here 

This is probably my only concern with the Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus at the moment, but there is an easy fix. Maybe the auto sealing function will not lead to premature sealing, but I will have to get a unit to test this out. 

Bake Program

Dry Heat Environment ?!

We’re very excited about the NEW bake program as it doesn’t require liquid at the bottom. The bake program operates from 250°F to 347°F.

We’ll definitely have to test this program with our Instant Pot Cheesecake #17 & Instant Pot Banana Bread to see how well it works. Stay tuned… 😉

Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus
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Better Keep Warm Mode

The new Manual Keep Warm mode allows you to choose a warming temperature from a range of 25°C–90°C / 77°F–194°F. It may be set from a minimum of 10 minutes to a maximum of 24 hours. This is perfect for reheating meals or keeping food warm for a long period of time.

New Quick Cool™ technology

The Duo Evo Plus lid is equipped with QuickCool™ technology, which, when paired with the QuickCool™ Tray (To add ice or cold water), allows you to release pressure naturally up to 50% faster. The QuickCool™ Tray is sold separately. 

Thoughts on Quick Cooling:

This can be useful for very advanced users. If you are following a recipe, I don’t recommend using this to shorten the natural release as many recipes relies on the heat during the “Natural Release” period to finish cooking the food.

The all new Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus
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Final Thoughts on the Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus

From all the researches we have done, we think the Instant Pot company has done an excellent job on refining the original Instant Pot.

On paper, we’re already in love with the Duo Evo Plus – we personally think this latest generation will be a very good model to purchase.

We cannot wait to get our hands on one to test the features & performance through experiments in our Test Kitchen!

The Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus is currently available for preorder on Amazon in both the 6 quarts and 8 quarts.

 

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phyllis nye

I need a recipe and instructions for making a small amount of (greek) yogurt…something less than a half gallon. I hope this can be done.
thank you

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Mrs D

Do you know if you can cook potato chips in the new duo Evo?

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Quan

Will you be posting your recipes using the Duo Evo Plus soon? I’m waiting for mine to arrive; my original Duo80 broke down. Please let us know when you start testing with it.

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DotsCalm

Just purchase the Duo Evo, my first IP, so I’m at that learning stage. Have found that when I use IP recipes it tends to over cook. Would like to see more information on using the pot because the instructions that come with it are very limited. Would like to see a cookbook come with it, that show how to use each function. Please advise…

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DotsCalm

Viewed the instructions again and went to the University of U-Tube and learned allot. First I learned how the controls work and it’s not that difficult to take a regular recipe and adapt it to the IP. Also saw how others used the different versions of the IP and I’m really glad I purchase the Duo Evo, love the upgrades that were added. I have had the pot for 2 days made a pot roast and chili, both came out really good. Having a difficult time deciding what to make today!

Blanca Perez

I haven’t used the Duo Evo, but if the sous vide function is anything like that of the Duo SV, it sucks. WE have a Duo Plus and it’s great. We Bought the Duo SV mostly for the sous vide mode, and took it back. Time increments are 10 minutes, temperature was 8-10F off, the display readout is useless because it doesn’t tell you what’s going on (just says “ON”).

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Monic

Pour le Duo évo plus, Est-ce qu’on pourrait mettre une casserole ancien modèle dedans (sans les poignée)

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KreatesKards

DUO EVO PLUS Instant Pot – 6 Quart: I just purchased the new Duo Evo Plus Instant Pot. I have had another model Instant Pot for ages. What sold me on this model was the larger screen, the handles on the inner pot, the new position for the lid holder, the ability to sous vide with it and the bake function. I hope that you will do recipes/tutorials on the sous vide and bake features. I was really surprised that the manual didn’t give any specifics/help on how to use them. Living in AZ, being able to bake in the… Read more »

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Mark

Had a Fagor, then Duo 60 plus. Wanted to replace it and Williams Sonoma only had the Evo. Used it 3x today, kale/butternut squash, sous vide’d some salmon and did some eggs. LOVE all of the presets. It is also noticeably faster on heating up to pressure (didn’t know this!) I have been selling IP to everyone and LOVE Amy and Jacky recipes. They have done their homework. Bottom line, by the IP you can afford. Except for sous vide, they all do the same thing but with different levels of preset. If you can afford this one, though, it… Read more »

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Bill

For the new duo evo plus…What’s the sous vide temperature accuracy? Other models are only plus or minus 5 degrees! Not good enough for sous vide.

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Pete

what PSI does this go to? the 11-12 psi the other ones go to, or does it go up to 15?

Thanks!

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