I've heard rumblings about a new Instant Pot, and friend of the blog Laura over at HipPressureCooking.com just made it official - the Instant Pot Plus is on the way in "Mid-April"!
Preview: Instant Pot's Upcoming Duo Plus, [HipPressureCooking.com]
I have to admit - my first thought was "I have to double check - this could be an April Fools joke." An official Amazon.com listing sure isn't a joke, even if it is currently unavailable:
Instant Pot 6 Quart Duo Plus 60 [Amazon.com] (Listed as "Currently Unavailable" - but coming mid-April?)
From Laura's post, it looks like the basic functions of the Instant Pot stay the same - it's still my trusty pressure cooker - but they have re-designed the display on the front to make it more informative, and changed the inner pot to show the actual "max fill" line for pressure cooking. (The old max fill line was for non-pressure cooking; not very helpful when you use it almost exclusively as a pressure cooker, like I do.)
Is this worth upgrading to if you already have an Instant Pot Duo? Not from what I'm seeing - it's nicer than the current Duo, but there's not "got to have it" feature. But, if you are a pressure cooker fanatic like me, it's the perfect excuse to upgrade...and pass the old one on to a deserving family member.
I've reached out to Instant Pot to see if they have any official news they can give me about the new cooker, and will let you all know if I find out. Until then, I'm going to be checking that Amazon page roughly every fifteen minutes, mouse pointer hovering over the Buy Now button, muttering "Be there...be there..." to myself.
What do you think?
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