Before You Buy

About Instant Pot and Instant Appliances

What is an Instant Pot? What other appliances does Instant Brands Inc. manufacture?

What is an Instant Pot? What other appliances does Instant Brands Inc. manufacture?

When people talk about their “Instant Pot,” they’re probably talking about one of our best-selling electric pressure cookers, but we’re so much more than that!

Other than our best-selling electric pressure cookers, the Instant Brands family of game-changing small kitchen appliances has grown to include:

  • Cooking and Beverage Blenders
  • Air Fryers
  • Air Fryer Ovens
  • Toaster Ovens
  • Rice & Grain Cookers
  • Sous Vide Immersion Circulators
  • Kettles
  • Multicookers

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What does 7-in-1, 9-in-1, 11-in-1, etc. actually mean?

Most of our products are categorized by referring to the number of appliances they can replace.

For example, the Duo Nova 7-in-1 replaces the following appliances: pressure cooker, slow cooker, sauté pan, steamer, rice cooker, yogurt maker and food warmer.

With the Vortex 6 Quart though, it’s considered a 4-in-1 because it has 4 Smart Programs: Air Fry, Bake, Roast and Reheat.

What makes Instant appliances “smart”?

After a ton of testing, we finally took the guesswork out of cooking. Instant appliances uses pre-programmed cooking instructions for one-touch preparation of various food ingredients and cooking methods. 

They also remember the changes you make to each Smart Program, providing a smarter, more personalized cooking experience.

What is a Cooking and Beverage Blender?

These high-performance blenders are one-of-a-kind in their ability to perform hot and cold blending tasks. Whip up smoothies and crush ice, or use the built-in heating element to cook, blend and serve—all in one pitcher.

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What is an Air Fryer?

Instant air fryers are small-capacity appliances that rapidly circulate hot air to quickly cook and crisp food. An air fryer can be used in place of a deep fryer, using minimal amounts of oil for the same golden crunch.

Air fried food has the golden, crispy appearance and rich flavors of deep-fried food but is much healthier because the food is never submerged in oil or fat. An air fryer’s intense heat makes it ideal to roast, bake and broil your favorite foods, and its size makes it perfect for kitchens that are tight on counter space.

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What is an Air Fryer Oven?

Instant air fryer ovens are large-capacity appliances that rapidly circulates hot air to quickly cook and crisp large food items. It can be used in place of a deep fryer, using minimal amounts of oil for the same tasty crunch!

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What is a Rice and Grain Cooker?

The Instant rice and grain cookers work just like traditional rice cookers—only better. Just one button cooks up your favorite type of rice or grain, steams veggies, poaches fish, and much more.

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What is a Sous Vide Immersion Circulator?

Sous vide cooking is the process of bringing vacuum-sealed food to a specific temperature and maintaining that temperature for a period of time. This process ensures that your food will not overcook, while allowing fats to render and proteins to break down.

The immersion circulator is placed into a large container (such as the Instant Pot® inner pot) with warm water. It circulates the water around sealed food pouches, maintaining the temperature precisely for tender, flavorful results.

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General Information

Where can I buy an Instant or Instant Pot appliance?

Instant and Instant Pot appliances are available in many retail locations, as well as various sales channels online.

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UK and Europe:

If I purchase an Instant or Instant Pot appliance the USA or Canada, can I bring/send it overseas?

Instant Pot models sold for used in Canada and the USA are designed for 110–120 V outlets only.

Do not use the appliance in electrical systems outside of the voltage range listed above, even with adapters or converters. 

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Are Instant and Instant Pot appliances safe?

Yes! We at Instant Brands pride ourselves in designing best-in-class appliances that are convenient, dependable and above all, safe.

Instant Pot electric pressure cookers are designed with at least 10 safety mechanisms to ensure your safety.

Instant Pot appliances are certified through UL, the most stringent safety compliance body in North America.

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Do I need to purchase any accessories before I can use my Instant or Instant Pot Appliance?

Nope! Everything you need to get cooking will come in the box. 

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Where can I find recipes? Is there an app?

The Instant Pot App is available on the Apple Store or the Google Play Store, or scan the QR code from your mobile devices.

Or, visit our recipe website.

If you don’t already own an authorized Instant Pot cookbook—pick one up today!