There's a new Instant Pot?!

Yes.  The Instant Pot Ultra is now available.  You are already familiar with the Instant Pot Duo, so why would you want the Instant Pot Ultra?  Read on, or watch this video:

*Instant Pot provided us with an Instant Pot Ultra to review, and as always, all opinions expressed here are our own,  We're not going to lie to you.  You're good people and we like that about you!

What's new with the Instant Pot Ultra Electric Pressure Cooker?

  • 10-in-1
    • More presets!
      • Eggs
      • Cake
      • Sterilize – Pasteurize milk, sterilize utensils, bottles, etc.
      • “Ultra” – The Ultra setting allows for full customization and you can use it as a form of sous vide!  Accurate to +/- 5°F or 3°C.  This isn't as accurate as a typical sous vide circulator, but it gets you close.  (For more on sous vides, including the Instant Pot ACCU SV800, read here.)
  • New attractive design!
  • Large blue LCD display – It's attractive and has some new features including a visual to let you know what point of pressurizing, cooking, or pressure releasing you are currently experiencing.
  • Central dial – Easy to use.
  • Different interface – It's still super easy, but like changing from an iPhone to an Android (why haven't you done that yet?!), it's going to take a little getting used to.
  • It's “Smart” – It remembers your previous cooking customizations.
  • Turn Warming setting on/off
  • Turn Sounds on/off
  • Easier safe steam release button
  • Pressure Float Valve position – the silver button at the top now starts being flush with the plastic, and then pops up when under pressure – this way you can see that it's at pressure anywhere in the kitchen

What's the same?

  • 6 Qt liner
  • Stainless steel liner, steam rack, and lid
    • food grade
    • no chemical coatings
  • Dishwasher safe liner and rack
  • Sound indicators
  • Delay option
  • Settings that you are already familiar with:
    • Pressure Cook – This is the same as the Manual setting on the other models.
    • Soup/Broth
    • Meat/Stew
    • Bean/Chili
    • Steam – Holley often uses this to warm leftovers instead of using the microwave!
    • Slow Cook – Does anyone still use slow cooking now that you can do everything faster with pressure cooking?
    • Saute – Super important feature and so helpful in being able to use one pot to prepare a meal!
    • Rice
    • Porridge
    • Multigrain
    • Yogurt – You haven't tried our super-popular dairy-free coconut yogurt yet?!  What are you waiting for?

As always, you should read the user manual prior to using (for basics, for insider tips, and for safety).  In fact, you should read it while you're waiting for your unit to arrive, so check it out here.

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Check out our Instant Pot recipes and resources.


About the Author:

I’m trained as a pharmacist, but my passion lies in changing people’s mental and physical health through amazing food… and laughter. I’ll laugh at my own jokes even if you don’t. I love food. Lust may be a more appropriate word. Prepare to get your Paleo-induced drool-on!


  1. Renee Kohley September 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Ooo I love the thought of pre-setting things that I make all the time! That is genius!

  2. RecipestoNourish September 19, 2017 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Wow!!! I haven’t seen this one yet! SO cool and I love all of those new settings! I want one 🙂

  3. Jessica September 20, 2017 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Wow- I didn’t know there was a new version. It looks so fancy 😉

  4. ChihYu September 25, 2017 at 3:40 am - Reply

    I have the previous generation available and it’s still almost brand new so I passed on this latest invention. That being said I love the new functions and more sleek and streamlined design. Maybe I’ll get one for my mom this Christmas !

    • Raj September 26, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Give the old one away and spoil yourself!

  5. edwarddb September 25, 2017 at 7:15 am - Reply

    This is really making me think of getting an instant pot (now I know it’s a pressure cooker as we term it usually in the UK)! Amazing how high-tech these devices are…

    • Raj September 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      You don’t have one yet? Yeah buddy, pressure cooker and all the other things too! Technology really is amazing, isn’t it? All about balancing that and old-school Primal Play, right?

  6. Katja September 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Oh, I want one!!

    • Raj September 26, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Get it! Get it!

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