Instant Pot DUO Pressure Cooker Manual & Info

For Models: IP-DUO60, IP-DUO50, IP-DUO60-ENW and IP-DUO50-ENW

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Quick-start Guide




Hip Summary:

Electric pressure cooker with two pressure settings (high and low). Maximum operating pressure (high pressure) is 11.6 psi or 80kpa – some recipes and ingredients will require time adjustments for non-standard cookers.  The minimum liquid requirement is two 180ml measures (plastic cup that comes with the cooker) or 1 1/2 standard (8oz) U.S. measuring cups.

Steam is released vertically from the steam handle. Release pressure when the cooker is not underneath upper kitchen cabinets.

Version 2  or -ENW

Instant Pot made some improvements to the new production of DUO’s without changing the model number.  This is colloquially known as DUO V2.  Some retailers have exclusive agreements with Instant Pot and sell these new versions under the model number DUO-ENW.  Any DUO manufactured after December 2015) has these adjustments:

  • Pressure cooking time in all programs are extended to a max 240 minutes.
  • Soup in More mode has default 240 minutes for making broth
  • Slowcook temperature adjustment – More mode: 93~99°C/200~210°F (High in a common slow cooker) – Normal mode: 87.8~93°C/190-200°F (Medium in a common slow cooker) – Less mode: 82-87.8°C/180-190°F (Low in a common slow cooker) *
  • Audible beeps on/off. – Beeps are On as in factory settings. To turn beep off, press and hold “-” for 3 seconds and the LCD screen will display “S OFF” for five seconds and beep one last time; or press and hold “+” to turn on beeps, and LCD will display “S On” for five seconds and beep.
  • Beeps will still be audiable in error scenarios, such as temperature sensor failure.
  • Auto keep warm on/off: – The Auto Keep-warm state is On in factory settings; meaning Keep-warm will kick-in after a program finishes. When a cooking function button is pressed, the function button LED will be lit. Auto Keep-warm can be toggle On and Off by pressing the function key. When it’s On, the Keep-warm LED is on; when it’s off, the Keep-warm LED is off.
  • Memorizing previous program settings: time, pressure, temperature, but not auto-keep-warm
  • Press and hold Adjust button 3 seconds to reset to factory default

Instant Pot DUO Error Messages & Codes

Error CodePossible CauseRecommended Actions
Lid- lid not in correct position for chosen program
- lid not properly placed
- Close and twist the lid locked lid for pressure cooking programs
- Open the lid completely for Saute' program
noPr- pressure not reached during the pre-heating phase
- gasket not correctly placed or warn
- gasket has food debris attached that is preventing a seal
- not enough liquid to reach pressure
- place the gasket in the correct position or order a replacement (they generally last 12-18 months)
- clean the gasket and lid thoroughly
- add more liquid to the pressure cooker
Ovht- overheating detected by sensors
- food too thick and stuck to bottom of pot
- open the pressure cooker and check on the food
- thin-out food with more cooking liquid
(blank screen)- bad connection to the power outlet
- electrical fuse blown
- check that the power cord is connected well to the pressure cooker and outlet
- contact Instant Pot support
C1- faulty temperature sensor (it cannot be detected)- contact Instant Pot support
C2- faulty temperature sensor (short circuited)- contact Instant Pot support
C5- inner pot not in place
- temperature too high
- ensure the inner pot is inside the pressure cooker
- add food an water to the insert
C6- faulty pressure sensor- contact Instant Pot support

See Also: Instant Pot Recipe Booklet
Manufacturer Website: InstantPot Electric Pressure Cooker

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