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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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Hello Folks. I got a new Instant Pot DUO EVO PLUS. The problem I am having is basically recipes. It cooks differently than once I’ve been trying to watch on YouTube I have been trying to make yogurt twice now and I really had to try to research and research and research how to use that yogurt but I’ve never made yogurt in an instant pot and every time I put it on pressurize the milk burns on the bottom. So I poured all the milk out in another bowl and cleaned up the bottom then poured the milk way… Read more »

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Suzie Heid

I tried to make my first cheesecake last night in my new Evo and it turned out tomplete liquid (used Cheesecake #17 recipe). Followed directions exactly. I want to cry. 🙁

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Suzie Heid

Yes, still hot even after I let it slow release for 10 min. It was my first time using this new pot. Perhaps it wasn’t set up correctly? (I did the initial test and it was fine).


Hi! Thanks for all your advice. Do you have a step by step online recipe guide to advise?

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Instant Pot DUO EVO PLUS 60

Where is the manual button….or what do I do

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Hi Amy and Jacky,
I remember seeing your reply on how to work around the absence of “0” minute setting in the Evo, but now as I searched all the comments and cannot find it. Would you please state the workaround again?

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Hi Amy and Jacky,
How do I adjust the time for cooking ramen eggs on the Evo? I a, confused about whether the Evo comes up to pressure faster or slower.
Hope you are recovering well!

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Instant Pot DUO EVO PLUS 60

I noticed mine had a slight leak on the left side of the lid. I changed the dealing ring and it still happened. I thought i was because of the pot. I called instant pot and they said no its not normal. Have you had it leak steam a bit?

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Instant Pot DUO EVO PLUS 80

Have you noticed that the quicker time to reach pressure and quicker cooling time undercooks the food at the same setting used with the older instant pot models? Should we add an extra minute or 2 to the cooking time to compensate?

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Instant Pot DUO EVO PLUS 80

I’m new to the IP world and your website has been very helpful! Could you please walk me thru the steps on making yougurt in the IP Duo Evo Plus? In other models that have the yogurt function, it has the ” boil” step but the Duo Evo plus doesn’t appear to have that. Help! Thank you.


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Dominique Perron

Can you make your recipes as is in an 8 quart duo evo plus or do you have to make changes because of the larger pot size?

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