Instant Pot is one of the greenest kitchen appliances, saving up to 70% electricity in comparable cooking to other appliances, e.g. oven, boiling pot + stove, steamer, etc. It is highly energy efficient thanks to the following features.
- As we know, food cooks rapidly under high temperature. Less cooking time means less energy consumed. Like other pressure cookers, Instant Pot reduces cooking time by up to 70%.
- Secondly, Instant Pot exterior housing is fully insulated with two layers of air pockets between the cooking inner pot and the exterior. It’s cool to the touch in brief cooking and only lukewarm during long operations. Energy is concentrated on cooking the food. This makes it even more energy efficient than the conventional pressure cookers.
- Thirdly, Instant Pot’s intelligent monitoring system only heats the inner pot to maintain a certain pressure level. In a long duration cooking, heating is off nearly 40% of the cooking time.
- Fourthly, because Instant Pot is fully sealed during cooking, much less water is required for cooking (e.g. about 75% less in steaming). This essentially reduces the energy consumption in making a meal. As another benefit, your kitchen will not be steamy hot during the summer.