Ministry of Curry’s Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 Review and Giveaway

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Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 9-in-1 is the next evolution in the Duo Series, the #1 best-selling pressure cooker in the Instant Pot family. AND it can be yours for FREE! Please read my review below and follow instructions on How to WIN your very own.

For over a year now, my readers have joined in my journey of creating delectable international recipes in the Instant Pot. I am proud to share that several of my recipes are now published in Instant Pot’s new APP. I am astounded with the cooking experience and I now enjoy cooking with my children more than ever. It is gratifying to see the entire family involved in the kitchen; appreciating the food and creating fun memories along the way.

Recently Instant Pot released a new model. I was thrilled when they asked me to review it. I am excited to share my review for Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 after testing it for a couple of months! 

Would you like to WIN this Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 9-in-1? Check out the GIVEAWAY details at the end of this post!

To start with, here are some basics on what the model name ‘Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 9-in-1’ means:
  • Instant Pot: A programmable smart cooker with preset cooking instructions for different foods and cooking methods.
  • Duo: With two pressure settings (high and low)
  • Plus: With preset “Egg”, “Cake” and “Sterilize” buttons
  • 60: With six Quart Inner Stainless steel insert
  • 9-in-1: With 9 commonly used kitchen appliances in 1 – Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice/Porridge Cooker, Cake Maker, Yogurt Maker, Sauté/Searing, Steamer, Warmer and Sterilizer.

Instant Pot Duo Plus 60

The New Duo Plus 60 9-in-1 comes with:

  •  15 Smart programs – Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Cake, Egg, Slow Cook, Sauté/Searing, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Sterilize, Yogurt, Keep Warm, and Pressure Cook.
  • 3 Adjustable modes – Less, Normal and More; depending on the desired texture or type of food being cooked.

Some differences between DUO and the new DUO Plus models:

  1. A new, large, blue LCD display panel with 4 new cooking icons: Heating, indicates preheating or cooking in progress, Pressure Cook, confirms pressure cooking has been selected, Keep Warm and Sound confirms if it is ON or OFF.
  2. A Pressure Cook button instead of a Manual button which helps clarify that Instant Pot is indeed an electric pressure cooker.
  3. A new and improved user manual to get a quick jump start on how to use the Instant Pot Duo Plus 60. It is easier to read and follow instructions on getting started, initial water test, troubleshooting, etc. My favorite is the “Control and Features” section that is very helpful and easy to follow. If you misplace your Manual, they also have an online version. I would highly recommend taking time to read the 26 pages(only) of this Manual!
  4. Timer button in Duo that confused many of us, is now appropriately called Delay Start.
  5. In addition, the ‘Adjust’ key on the Duo was removed on the Duo Plus.  On the Duo Plus, repeated pressing on the program keys will allow the user to select between ‘Less’, ‘Normal’ and ‘More’. Once you master these modes you will be a pro at getting desired textures for the food you are cooking.
  6. The Inner stainless steel pot now has clear and easier to read markings. I find the 1/2, 2/3 and max markings really useful.
The NEW preset programs on Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 are:
  • Cake – To pressure cook soft and moist cakes
  • Egg – To prepare perfect eggs in just a few minutes
  • Sterilize – To pasteurize milk, and sterilize baby bottles, jars, and utensils
  • Pressure Cook  – To replace the Manual button

I like the convenience of the cake button as it allows to easily adjust the cooking mode for different textures of cakes. So far I have made cheesecakes, summer berry cakes, pumpkin bread and zucchini bread from scratch. Check out my boxed-cake recipes that includes a light funfetti cake, a fudgy brownie and a dense, crumbly corn bread. Baking or rather pressure cooking cakes in the Instant Pot instead of a traditional oven, kept our kitchen nice and cool during some hot summer days. I love all recipes that call for Natural Pressure Release and especially cakes. You do not have to worry about turning it off or about it overcooking. You can conveniently come back to it when you are ready.

The Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 has an Egg button with pre-set cooking times that come in handy especially during busy mornings. The “Egg” option can be controlled with Less, Normal or More Mode to cook soft boiled, medium boiled or hard boiled eggs. I would encourage you to continue to play with the different options and eventually you will like the one that works for you.

Making hard boiled eggs in Instant Pot has been a game changer for me, and I would not make them any other way. I love my eggs well cooked but not over cooked. I follow the 5:5 method which is 5 minutes of pressure cooking followed by 5 minutes of natural pressure release. I then quick release remaining pressure and pour ice cold water over the eggs. They peel off easily with the shell that simply slides off. I like the 5:5:pour ice cold water method. I found it worth the time and effort to figure out what works best for me. I appreciate the fact that it takes same amount of time to cook one or a dozen eggs at a time. I like the way my Egg curry and Chicken Biryani looks with these perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs.

Instant Pot Duo Plus 60

Lastly, the “Sterilize” option is something I wish I had when my boys were babies and toddlers. I hope lots of new moms make use of this option for sterilizing baby bottles, sippy cups and breast pump parts. Although they can be sterilized using manual or steam button in the IP DUO, I still see the value of having a Sterilize button especially for new moms experiencing sleepless nights or crazy days with babies and toddlers.

This summer when I made fruit preserves and jams, I used the sterilize program to sterilize mason jars. The Sterilize option also comes in handy for pasteurizing raw milk for making yogurt etc. As a side note in the IP DUO this option is available using the ‘yogurt’ button.

Few Notes on Sterilizing – Make sure the lid and sealing ring are clean and do not have any strong odor from onions, spices etc. Use a trivet or steaming basket to place the bottles and jars. Milk can be pasteurized directly in the inner stainless steel pot or in glass jars.


Cooking has definitely been more fun since I started using the new Instant Pot Duo. The timing to test and review this could not have been better with my mom visiting me from India and the boys being home this summer. Together, we made some fun memories, cooking and eating all those delicious cakes, preserves and Instant Pot dishes.

It is obvious why Instant Pot has been “America’s #1 Brand” with so many amazing reviews from its users. It is nice to see the company listening to their customers feedback and evolving newer versions.

Here is a link that covers reviews on more Instant Pot Models.

This give away has ended -Congratulations to our  WINNER  Katie J. !  

Instant Pot DUO 60


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44 thoughts on “Ministry of Curry’s Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 Review and Giveaway

  1. I wanted to comment on a couple of your recipes for the drawing, but comments are closed. Are there any recipes that have open comments?

    1. Hi Lee Ann! Thank you for participating on the giveaway. Comments on all my recipes are open. I am not sure why you are not able to comment. If you still are having trouble please email your comments to me at and I will help you further. Thank you again!!

      1. Archana, I’m not sure either. I wanted to comment on your Saag Paneer recipe and ask if I could use other greens beside spinach if I had them available.

        I love all these recipes for the Instant Pot!

        1. Thank you Lee Ann for pointing this out. I just found out that wordpress had closed comments on some of my older posts. I have opened them now. Please try again.

  2. I have been a silent follower of your Instant Pot recipes and get my husband to try the recipes too. Wish I had known about this IP with the sterilize option. Could have picked this up and would have helped a lot in sterilizing my lil one’s bottles 🙂
    Thanks for all the awesome IP recipes !!

  3. I have heard of these!! I didn’t want to get the first edition bc I knew it would get better. This the one I need to start with!!!! Wow so much to learn!!! Would love to bake browies in it n have dinner ready in 15 minutes. I work full time. Wow!!

  4. Cooking is my #1 passion in life and an Instant Pot is surely at the top of my wishlist. It would be incredible to have for busy weeknights. Your recipes look fantastic and the first that I would be thrilled to try is the Sweet Coconut Rice. Yum yum! Thanks so much for the wonderful opportunity to win. I would be over the moon and so grateful!

  5. Archana,
    I am a big fan of Instapot and loved your funfetti cake recipe in it! What an informative post and fabulous giveaway! Way to go girl!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this. My family love your Chicken Biryani recipe. I cant wait to get my hand on your latest vegetable manchurian that you posted on Instagram. It looks really yummy.

  7. Thank you all the yummy recipes. The tip on using the yogurt program to sterilize jars is brilliant. I will use that later today.

    1. Hi Carol! Wow you are doing an important job out there!! Good luck for this giveaway! I think it will be very useful for you.

  8. I just happen to come upon your website and I am impressed! Nice pics and detailed recipe steps. I would love to win your giveaway and try your penne alla vodka and learn to make my own ghee, instead of spending $35 a jar.

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