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Instant Pot Duo 60 electric multi-cooker finally launched in India, priced at Rs 7,999

On: October 24, 2019

Instant Pot, the popular electric multi-cooker from the US is now officially available in India. The appliance has been launched as part of Amazon’s Great Indian Festival – Diwali Special which is currently underway and will end on October 25th. In India, Instant Pot has launched the Duo 60 model, which offers a 7-in-1 program set. The Instant Pot Duo 60 offers pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and food warmer functionality. As per the brand, the Instant Pot Duo 60 consumes 70 percent less energy than other electric cookers.

Instant Pot Duo 60 specifications and features

The Instant Pot Duo 60 comes with India-specific programs like dal and idli

The Instant Pot Duo 60 features 13 pre-set programs. This enables you to cook dishes like soups, rice, oatmeal, chicken, meat, and stews, among others. Instant Pot has even added two India-specific programs to the Duo 60 in the form dal/beans and steam/idli. There’s also a 24-hour timer, which allows you to delay start the cooking as per your convenience. Instant Pot features a microprocessor which monitors temperature and pressure, keeps track of time and automatically adjusts the heating. Unlike conventional pressure cookers, it doesn’t leak any steam and doesn’t produce noise either.

As for the construction, it features a 3-ply bottom inner pot made of stainless steel. The exterior is made of brushed stainless steel which is also resistant to picking up fingerprints. It comes with a 35-inch supply cord and a three-prong Indian plug.

Instant Pot also comes with a dedicated app for Android and iOS devices, which lets you access over 1,000 recipes for free. In addition, if you have an Alexa-enabled device, you can even ask the voice assistant for recipe suggestions.

Commenting on the launch, Landon Thalman, Director of International Sales, Instant Brands Inc. said. “As we look forward to sharing our products with the world, we couldn’t be more excited about launching Instant Pot in India, especially since we are doing it with Amazon India!  We feel that Indian dishes come out perfectly when made in an Instant Pot.  There are already so many great recipe books available and recipes being shared online that illustrate the wonderful results of preparing Indian cuisine in an Instant Pot. Instant Pot Duo 60 is by far the most popular Instant Pot, but we have added an Indian twist by adding pre-programmed buttons for Indian dishes like Dal and Idli.”

Instant Pot Duo 60 price in India

As per Amazon, the Instant Pot Duo 60 will be available at a special price of Rs 7,490 during the Great Indian Festival. However, when we checked the e-commerce site, the product is listed for a price of Rs 7,999 which we assume is the regular price.

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Ketaki Bhojnagarwala

Ketaki has over 10 years experience writing on tech, having worked at the Hindu Business Line and 91mobiles earlier. When she's not editing copies or reviewing the latest gadgets, she spends her time binge-watching Netflix and reading fantasy fiction.