Duo Mini 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker with Advanced Microprocessor Technology, 3 Quart
If you live a fast-paced, healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle, Instant Pot is designed specifically for you.
Instant Pot® is a smart Electric Pressure Cooker designed by Canadians with the objective of being Convenient, Dependable and Safe. It speeds up cooking by up to 6 times making it energy-efficient, while preserving nutrients and preparing healthy tasty dishes.
Convenience with Intelligent Programming
Instant Pot® Duo Mini 7-in-1 Multicooker comes with all the features of the Instant Pot® Duo Series, the bestselling electric pressure cooker in North America in a 3 quart compact format. The Duo Mini kitchen appliance combines the functions of a Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice/Porridge Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Sauté/Searing Pan, Steamer, and Warmer. Built with 11 smart programs – Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Slow Cook, Sauté/Searing, Rice, Porridge, Steam, Yogurt, Keep Warm, and Pressure Cook, your favorite dishes are as simple as pressing a button!
The perfect companion to your existing Instant Pot®, use it for preparing side dishes, vegetables or other accompaniments such as rice. Great for smaller households or where space is at a premium. The perfect small appliance for students heading off to college or for bringing along when traveling. The Instant Pot® Duo Mini emits very little steam, heat or cooking smells.
The microprocessor carefully runs lab-tested algorithms to control the time, cooking pressure and temperature to ensure consistent cooking results. You can customize these settings with the operations keys to control pressure level, “+” and “-“ to adjust cooking time and the “Cancel” to allow you to achieve your preferred cooking results.
The fully sealed environment traps the flavors, nutrients and aromas within the food instead of releasing them throughout the home. During pressure cooking, heat is distributed evenly, deeply and quickly once pressure is built. In addition, minimal water is required for steaming so vitamins and minerals are not leached or dissolved. As a result, greens retain their bright colors and phytonutrients, meats and bones are thoroughly cooked yet tender, and whole grains and beans are soft and delicious, all with remarkable consistency.
Each program of the Instant Pot® Duo Mini, remembers 3 sets of customizations in “Less”, “Normal”, and “More” settings on all cooking programs.
Designed to cater to varying tastes and food conditions, the programs come with:
3 adjustable settings, “Less”, “Normal”, and “More” to achieve one’s desired results
3 temperatures in “Sauté” for searing, simmering or thickening for a maximum time of 30 minutes
3 temperatures in “Slow Cook” to complete the tasks of a common slow cooker.
3 temperatures in “Keep Warm” to maintain food at different serving temperatures.
The up to 24-hour delay start allows you to postpone the start to have dinner ready when you are. Automatic ‘Keep Warm’ holds the temperature of the meal until you’re ready to serve.
Dependable with Consistent Results
Instant Pot® Duo Mini developed with the latest 3rd generation technology contains an embedded microprocessor. During the cooking process, the microprocessor monitors the pressure and temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration. Even the volume of food is taken into consideration. The cooking programs have been thoroughly tested for optimal results and have greatly improved the cooking results and consistency of dishes. For instance,
Green peas, sweet corn and baby carrots can be steamed in 2 – 3 minutes, fresh or frozen.
Mashed potatoes can be steamed in an Instant Pot® for only 15 minutes.
Flavorful dishes of Chili or Irish stew can be prepared within an hour, without spending the time to carefully monitor the progress.
Instant Pot continues to innovate to make it easier to Cook Healthy Food Fast!
User-friendly, LED screen – Displays the cooking time status
Dual Pressure Settings– For fast and flexible cooking – Cooking with high pressure reduces cooking time by up to 70% and the low pressure avoids overcooking delicate food
Quick & Easy Program Adjustments – Need to make an adjustment after cooking has started? The Duo Mini allows you to easily adjust the settings, even while cooking is in progress
Smart – each program remembers 3 sets of customizations in “Less”, “Normal”, and “More” settings on all cooking programs
Delay Start time – Up to 24 hours
Pressure Cook – Up to 4 hours
Slow Cooker – In addition to the (3) temperature settings, you have the flexibility to customize the cooking time between 0.5 – 20 hours for each temperature level
Sauté – In addition to the (3) temperature settings; now, you can easily adjust the time to a maximum of 30-minute. The 30-minute maximum is a safety precaution
Automatic Keep Warm – Up to 10 hours
Energy efficient – Saves up to 70% of energy
Stainless Steel Cooking Pot – Healthy, food grade 304 (18/8) – no chemical coatings with markings at ½ and ⅔ line to better guide one on max-fill levels for pressure cooking. The inner pot is dishwasher safe
Exterior – Brushed stainless steel, finger print resistant with lid holder for left and right handed users, stainless steel (18/8) lid is dishwasher safe
Accessories included – Stainless steel (18/8) steam rack without handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, and measuring cup
Print Materials – Manual (English, Spanish, and French), Quick Reference Guide, and Recipe Booklet in English (includes cooking time tables)
10 Safety Mechanisms – UL and ULC certified
Warranty – 12 months
Dimensions: 11.81 x 10.51 x 11 inches
Weight: 8.65 pounds
Power supply: 120V – 60Hz
Heating Element – 3 Quart, 700 watts
Duo series comes in three models:
Duo Mini: 3qt cooking pot and 700W heating element
Duo 60: 6qt cooking pot and 1000W heating element
Duo 80: 8qt cooking pot and 1200W heating element
Safety without Compromise
Instant Pot has been carefully designed to eliminate many common errors from causing harm or spoiling food. It has passed the stringent UL & ULC certification giving you uncompromised safety and peace of mind. Instant Pot protects you with 10 proven safety mechanisms and patented technologies.
Pressure Regulator ensures working pressure below the safety limit.
Anti-Blockage Vent prevents food debris from blocking the vent.
Safety lid lock prevents accidental opening of the cooker while it is pressurized.
Designed with a sensor for lid position detection, monitors whether the lid is in an unsafe position for pressure cooking.
Automatic temperature control regulates temperature based on the type of program being selected.
Temperature monitoring avoids burning food.
Pressure controller keeps pressure always in the safe range.
Electrical current and temperature fuse cuts off power if the current or internal temperature exceeds safety limits.
Pressure protection releases excess pressure into internal chamber in a dangerous situation.
Smart detection of leaky lid (e.g. steam release is in the open position).
Read warning card and warning stickers. Remove all packaging materials and removable warning cards from the cooker and accessories.
Clean the inner pot, lid, and accessories with water and detergent before the first use.
Install the condensation collector at the rear of the cooker by aligning the top of the collector with the guides on the cooker and press in.
Place the steam release handle on the lid.
The steam release handle does not lock tight into the lid but will fit loosely.
Before using your Instant Pot®
To remove the lid, hold the handle, turn the lid counter clockwise and lift.
Remove the inner pot from the cooker.
Add food and liquids to the inner pot as the recipe directs. If steaming, place the steam rack on the bottom of the inner pot first. See “Cooking and Safety Tips” for the minimum liquid requirement for pressure cooking.
Wipe the outside of the inner pot dry. Make sure there is no food debris on the heating element.
Put the inner pot back into the cooker. Rotate slightly to ensure that it is seated correctly.
When installing the sealing ring, make sure the sealing ring rack is completely set in the groove on the inside of the sealing ring. Ensure there is no deformation on the sealing ring rack. Do not attempt to repair a deformed ring rack.
To place lid, reverse Step 1. Place the lid on the cooker, align the mark on the lid with the (unlock) mark and turn clockwise to the (lock) mark.
Make sure the steam release valve, float valve, and anti-block shield are clean and free from debris.
After putting the lid on, make sure the float valve on lid top drops down.
Do not put the lid on for the Sauté program.
Initial Test Run
Add 3 cups of water into the inner pot using the plastic measuring cup provided.
Close the lid. Turn steam release handle to sealing position.
Press the Steam button and press the + / – keys to adjust the steaming time to 2 minutes.
The preheating cycle will start after 10 seconds and the cooker with Display On. Traces of steam may release until the float valve pops up. The Steam program will begin after a few minutes when working pressure is reached. The cooker will beep and switch to KeepWarm mode if the Auto Keep Warm function is ON.
*If anything seems to go wrong or if in doubt, refer to the troubleshooting guide on pages