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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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I can’t find any recipes on this site. Where are your recipes?

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Patricia Shapins Bachman

I did not find any recipees in your article. There was an ad link to William Sonoma. Can you recommend a specific recipee book or website specific to the Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus?

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LynnAnn Thomas

This is the first model of IP I’ve ever had. I watched all of the reviews (however few there are) and bought this one. I’ve tried many of the recipes for the most common models with some success, but this one operates differently so am having some issues. My hope is that there will be more and more recipes available for this model, but for now they are few. I love your recipes and hope you continue to use this model. (I understand that the older models are more prevalent and have been around longer). I’d love to find a… Read more »

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LynnAnn Thomas

oh, also, has anyone found a place to buy the Quick Cool tray for the Duo Evo Plus 10-1. (is there a selection for this model in the drop down on these posts? I just picked the Duo Evo Plus 60 ((6 quart?)) as I didn’t see the 10-1)

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LynnAnn Thomas

I’m so happy to find you folks! I’ve never had an Instant Pot and just decided to go with this new Duo Evo Plus 10-1. The first night I did 8 different recipes in it and I’m so in love. How the heck are my husband and I going to ever eat all of this food now? (freezing it of course). Love your website as there are very few resources yet that are for this model with it’s new controls. Being a newbie to the IP world, I am glad to have you out there to help! love and peace…lynnann

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Joan Shannon

I just received my first IP and I did get the DUO EVO PLUS. the water test passed so I made pea soup I had already cooked my ham bone and used the broth instead of the chicken broth and it was amazingly fast. I will be getting some accessories.

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Does the EVO Plus have the Auto-save altitude adjustment like the Ultra? I’ve been looking on-line and at the on-line manual, but I can’t find the answer. That may mean the answer is “no”, but I thought I would ask someone who has used it. It is such a handy feature of the Ultra that I am hesitant to upgrade. I liked to be able to press and hold the center button and input the altitude and not worry about it again instead of figuring out different times (yeah it’s petty, but it simplifies things). Do you feel that high-altitude… Read more »

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This new model of the Instant Pot does seem to cook differently from others. I cannot tell if I need to reduce cook time, temperature, or what exactly. I love this model (my first–borrowed a Duo before making first IP purchase), but the same recipes I did in the Duo I borrowed do not come out the same in my Duo Plus Evo. Should I reduce cooking time, increase water, change temperatures? (especially pasta cooked differently–don’t want to ruin beef roast or ham experimenting)

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I have the duo evo plus. How do I set the pressure to low

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Gerald Austin

I want to be able to bake biscuits or a large biscuit in my Instant Pot. Also regular cake. The ‘Bake’ button is what really sold me, but so far I haven’t seen much about it. Thank you.

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