Instant Pot Ulta 10-in-1 is a multi-purpose electric cooker that can hold up to 8 quarts. This smart cooker is the newest entry in the Instant Pot family and has already become widely popular. It has several customization features which have been introduced for the first time in an electric pressure cooker. As its name indicates, Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 is a replacement of 10 kitchen appliances.
Before Instant Pot Ulta 10-in-1 came into the market, we thought that Instant Pot Plus DUO60 was the best electric pressure cooker ever made. However, our opinion has changed after checking Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 and it’s amazing features. This model functions very differently as compared to normal pressure cookers. It allows you to make unlimited dishes very effort. There are multiple benefits of using Instant Pot Ultra pressure cooker. It is way superior to other kitchen appliances as it can easily replace 10 other kitchen devices and save you a lot of money, time, and space.
This electric pressure cooker includes all the features that were present in previous instant pot models. Moreover, it has an all new bigger digital display with an easy-to-use program system. This takes half of your worries away when you’re cooking. This instant pot also has a cooking process indicator that tells you how much of cooking is left. It gives you an idea how much time it will take to prepare your meal. You can also remove its power cord and store the instant pot easily.
Here’s an overview of the Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 multi-purpose electric pressure cooker:
Instant Pot Ultra Review: Latest Features
This instant pot model comes with an all new feature called “Ultra”. This feature allows you to preset the pressure cooker to a specific cooking time and temperature. It also gives you two pressure options to choose from.
Its controls are a bit difficult to understand from a module. But once you start using the cooker, you will gradually figure out its programs and management system. Instant pot Ultra is basically ten appliances in one machine. But it doesn’t end here as there are other hundreds of useful tools in this one device as well. It is obvious that you will expect the standard functions like pressure cooking, sauteing, yogurt making, sterilizing, warming, rice cooking, steaming, slow cooking, and temperature setting, but there’s a lot more as well that this electric pressure cooker has to offer.
Now coming to its downside, the Ultra feature may sound amazing from all the advertisements and promotions, just know that it can’t prepare you meals at simply any pressure or temperature that you want. It does have a pressure option but the only two choices you have are high and low pressure. Your food will take about 6 hours or less in case you have the pressure on. However, if you haven chosen a customized temperature to cook with no pressure, then you can cook for about 99.5 hours or less.
If you want to cook your food for over 6 hours using pressure, then you will have to choose the “Keep Warm” feature after the food is cooked. This function will slowly cook your food for another 24 hours. It won’t use pressure but there will be enough warmth in the cooker to allow the cooking process to continue for a longer time.
Design & User Interface Updates
The instant pot Ultra 10-in-1 is designed to look cleaner and attractive. It has a large display screen with a start button, cancel button, and a push dial. It may look more primitive to you as compared to past electric pressure cooker models because there’s no option to quickly switch between programs.
For example, if you want to choose the saute program, you will have to use the dial button and scroll down the list of programs to access the saute program. Moreover, if you want to use the pressure cooking function, you’ll have to press the cancel button first and then scroll down the program list to choose the pressure cook option.
Instant Pot Ultra’s user interface is a little annoying as you have to go through more steps in order to choose a new program, but this issue will probably be solved in the company’s upcoming releases. In our opinion, Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 should have program buttons that user can push to choose the desired program. Also, a + and – button would be a great addition too. Hopefully these features will be included in the upcoming models.
Auto-Sealing System Guard
This all new Instant Pot Ultra pressure cooker comes with auto-sealing system guard – a feature which isn’t present in any previous Instant Pot model. In other Instant Pot models, users had to turn the venting knob to seal the cooker. And for letting out the steam, they twisted the knob the other way (in the opposite direction to the venting position).
In Instant Pot Ultra pressure cooker, the steam release valve gets automatically sealed when you put the lid over the cooker. If the quick release button is pointing in the upward direction, it means that the cooker is sealed. You can also turn the button counter-clockwise in order to seal the steam valve.
Moreover, if you want to quick release the pressure, all you have to do is push the Quick Release button. Moreover, if you want to quick release the pressure, all you have to do is push the Quick Release button. Don’t keep pushing the button otherwise all the steam pressure will come out at once, which can be dangerous. Try pushing the button only slightly as then only a little pressure will come out at a time. The steam release control feature is a powerful one, but it should be used correctly.
Accessories and Tools included in Instant Pot Ultra
- Rice Paddle
- Soup Scoop
- Steamer Rack
- Rice Measuring Cup
- Recipe Book
- Updated Manual
- Condensation Collector
- Fast Reference Guide
Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 Pros
10 Kitchen Appliances in 1: Including a steamer, warmer, sterilizer, yogurt maker, egg maker, cake maker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute, and pressure cooker.
Push Dial: scroll through the dial and push the button once you find your desired setting.
Customizable Features: The appliance allows you to customize the options for its features like temperature, pressure, cooking delays, and Keep Warm.
Memory Storage: Once you adjust its time, pressure, and temperature settings, the Instant Pot Ultra will remember them the next time you use it.
Auto-Sealing Steam Valve: After you open or close the instant pot’s lid, its sealing position will automatically reset.
Cooking Progress Indicator: The indicator shows you the cooking progress on the display screen. This progress will either be preheat, cooking, or keep warm.
Option to Mute Sounds: If sounds of the buttons and alerts annoy you, then you can easily turn these sounds off.
Option to Change Altitude: It gives you the option to change the pre-programmed times so that the instant pot doesn’t time-out before high altitude cooking.
Two Pressure Options: Full power pressure and delicate pressure
Two Sensors: Temperature sensor and pressure sensor that give you accurate information about the temperature and pressure respectively during the cooking process.
Saute Program: Three settings are available in this program: low, medium, and high. You can also opt for a custom temperature if you want.
Slow Cooking Program: Three settings are available in this program: low, medium, and high. You can also opt for a custom temperature if you want.
Handles: You can use its handles to open or close the lid when the Instant Pot is steamy hot.
Inner Stainless Steel Pot: There are very few instant pot models that come with stainless steel inner pot and Instant Pot Ultra is one of them. This cooker also has three layers of aluminium at its base.
Instant Pot Ultra Cons
Instant Pot Ultra is an excellent kitchen appliance, but there are a few things that could be better.
Although it is a 10-in-1 appliance, Instant Pot Ultra lacks certain features that are present in some other, more versatile cookers available in the market. One of the features that could’ve been improved in it is adjustable temperature setting.
Other disadvantages include:
- A slightly annoying dial interface.
- No automated programmable resets.
- Insufficient information in the user manual.
Is instant Pot Ultra Worth Buying?
Instant Pot Ultra is an amazing combination of versatility and flexibility. Also, as compared to some other instant pot models, it is quite affordable too. If you already have an instant pot pressure cooker in your kitchen, there are a few new features in the Ultra model that would make you want to buy it. And if you’ve never bought an Instant Pot before, then making Ultra your first one would be a great decision.
With its advanced features, and warranty and safety aspects, this appliance will elevate your cooking experience and help you prepare your meals with much ease. Instant Pot Ultra has innovative additions like drip catcher and detachable power that make it a very convenient machine. Whether you are a new of experienced user, you will definitely like Instant Pot Ultra pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 pressure cooker has already received tons of positive reviews from its users. So many people are amazed to see how well this kitchen appliance works and how it helps them complete different cooking tasks. Although some people have indicated that they didn’t like Ultra’s dial interface and found it a bit difficult to use, they’re happy with the cooker’s overall performance.
Moreover, Instant Pot Ultra does everything and much more that an Instant Pot is supposed to do. This multi-purpose programmable pressure cooker offers you a replacement for 10 kitchen appliances and makes your cooking experience much more convenient and simple. So if you’re planning to buy an instant pot pressure cooker, do give Instant Pot Ultra a try.