Laura Pazzaglia Introducing the new Instant Pot DUO
“I was planning to buy a yogurt maker for Christmas until Instant Pot’s new model showed-up at my door. I choose what size jar, or jars, to use so I can make a little or a lot of yogurt… I’ve been making tons!”

– Laura Pazzaglia, founder of the hip pressure cooking website

Instant Pot’s newest model has thoughtful little improvements, like a slot in the handle to hold the lid, a condensation collector and a re-designed steam release handle. It makes yogurt, too! Here’s a video with a quick description of the new features and demo on how to use it.

About the Coupon

*$50 discount from $186.95 for an Instant Pot IP-DUO 6L pressure cooker with extra glass lid accessory.
* Free Shipping to Canada and Continental U.S. (excluding Alaska & Hawaii)
* Support hip pressure cooking (at no additional cost to you)
* Only on purchases directly from the manufacturer
* Can be applied to all Instant Pot pressure cookers, including:

Click here to buy now!
–  Instant Pot DUO 60 $119.95 <– BEST PRICE!
– Instant Pot DUO 60 + lid+red silicone mini-mitts $126.95
Instant Pot LUX 60 $99.95 (does not make yogurt)

How the coupon works:

  1. Go to the Instant Pot Factory Store
  2. duo_storeAdd one an Instant Pots to the shopping cart and click [Add to Cart]
    • The list price will be shown as $186.95 but after you enter the coupon code (which gives a $50 discount) the price will change to $136.95.
  3. Now, scroll down the bottom of the next page to “Redeem a discount coupon”
    • Enter the coupon code: hippot and click [submit] and the subtotal price will now have changed to reflect the discount.
  4. Click the “checkout” button under the new discounted subtotal.
  5. Set-up or log-in to your Instant Pot Account.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “submit order”.
  7. Check-out using the PayPal service and pay with Credit Card, or alternate payment method.
  8. If you don’t have a Paypal account, just click “continue” under the “Don’t Have a Paypal account?” header to pay without signing up.
  9. Your Instant Pot and lid (if included in your selection) will ship shortly!
  10. For any questions about the status your order call Instant Pot at 1800 828-7280 or write to their support.

European Residents:

Purchase Instant Pot DUO from Amazon UK which ships to 26 EU countries – clicking this link when purchasing the Euro Instant Pot DUO will give hip pressure cooking a small sales referral fee at no additional cost to you.


About Instant Pot

Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker with the following features:

  • New lid and handle design allow the lid to be placed in the right or left handle.6L/6.33-quart Steel Cooking Pot, Stainless Steel Steaming Rack
  • 3-ply bottom stainless steel cooking pot for durability
  • Finger-print resistant brushed stainless steel exterior
  • 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker (Pressure cooker, Slow cooker, Rice cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Warmer and Yogurt Maker)
  • 10 Safety Mechanisms, UL and ULC Certified
  • 14 Micro-Processor controlled programs: Meat/Stew, Soup, Sauté, Poultry, Bean/Chili, Steam, Multigrain, Porrige, Rice and Slow Cook , Keep- Warm, Yogurt, Pasteurize and Fermented Rice- including manual Pressure Cooking setting
  • Selectable High or Low pressure cooking
  • 3 Adjustable Modes for most functions. 3 Sauté temperature and 3 Slow Cook temperatures
  • Delay Cooking Timer: Up to 24 hours
  • 1000W heating element for faster cooking
  • Automatic Keep-warm
  • Accessories included: stainless steel steam rack, rice paddle, soup spoon and measuring cup
  • Instructions, recipes and cooking time table in English, Spanish, French and Chinese are included
Instant Pot IP-DUO comes with a handled low profile steamer rack, two scoops, and rice measuring cup.
Instant Pot IP-DUO comes with a plastic spoon and rice paddle, low profile steamer rack with handles, rice cooker measuring cup and stainless steel cooking insert (without any non-stick coating)
Laura Pazzaglia, of hip pressure cooking, making yogurt in the Instant Pot IP-DUO. This photo is a foto from an up-coming instructional video produced by Instant Pot.
Laura Pazzaglia, of hip pressure cooking, making yogurt in the Instant Pot IP-DUO in an  instructional video.

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  1. Can I make yogurt in my Lux 60, following your directions?

    1. No, unfortunately you cannot make yogurt with the previous Instant Pot model. The lowest-temperature program is “keep warm” mode on that model and the temperature is too high for the yogurt culture. Only the Instant Pot DUO has a yogurt-making feature.

      Google alternate yogurt-making methods like the “oven light” and heating pad. I’ve tried both.

      My oven light was too cool and the lowest setting on my oven was to high for the “oven light” method. The stock-pot with a heating pad method worked, but it was very time consuming as you have to constantly check the temperature of the milk-yogurt mixture and adjust the heat. I only did it once as it was not worth the trouble!



  2. YES! I did order my new POT thru this site- and received my new duo yesterday. The inner pot is just under one inch taller than my previous 5 liter pot- fixed our steel cut oats this am- 2 cups of water & 2/3 cup Coach’s Toasted Steel Cut Oats- came out perfect- but the extra depth of the pot made it harder for me to support the pot & scrape it clean- which led me to wonder- could I use the steaming rack and put the oats & 2 cups of water & oats in a 5 cup stainless steel bowl- it would be so much easier to serve the oats from the 5 cup bowl… how much water to put in the pot to do it this way on the rack?, and thank you for the thought that I can enter Amazon from your site- I do order lots online- and it tickles me to know that if I do it thru your site it can have the added benefit of supporting you and this AWESOME site!!!

    1. Thank you for your support!



  3. I just pre-ordered an Instant Pot. I can’t wait to get it! Thanks for the discount.

  4. I ordered this last week, but now the website seems to have disappeared? I was just wanting to check if there was any update to my order. I am hoping it’s just a temporary quirk.

    1. Erica, Instant Pot’s website has been having problems the last few days. There is a note at the top of this page to let you know of the latest status. Also check here:


      I have information on how to contact Instant Pot during this down-time and I’m updating the status as I get it.



      1. I got mine in the mail yesterday, and I can’t wait to try it out. I’ve been using a stovetop pressure cooker for over 20 years, so the electric seems a lot more confusing to me, but I am sure I will figure it out soon. Do you happen to know the minimum amount of water I can use in it; I didn’t see that listed in the book. Thank you!

  5. Laura, I’m considering pre-ordering the 7-1 but I don’t see any info about shipping costs and don’t want to pay an arm and a leg. Any idea how I could get an estimate for shipping to the Boston area?

    1. The shipping is free, except for Hawaii and Alaska – Boston is covered!



  6. I just submitted my order. I’m really looking forward to getting my pot! No shipping and a good deal with the $50 coupon. Thanks, Laura!

  7. I just received the notice my pot is being shipped. I congratulate you, Laura, on your great communication, enthusiasm and reader service….matched only by the folks at Instant Pot. During the labor dispute that separated me from my order for a short time…well, all concerned were professional and courteous.

    As someone who lives on a fixed income with disabilities, the discount and empowering support from you and your partners is so gratifying.

    Thank you!

    1. I’m so glad to read that you had a great experience despite the delay. Thank you so much for your note, and welcome to the fast side!



  8. Thanks for all the great info on this PC. I do have one question, What is the purpose of the glass lid and is it really necessary?

    1. The glass lid is handy for slow-cooking programs, yogurt-making and keeping things covered either after cooking or before cooking in the refrigerator!



  9. I am about to order an Insta Pot and lid. I have thought about this for a while. I had a Fagor Electric that didn’t last too long, and I have not seen this question on any pressure cooking site..
    I had trouble getting the inside pot out after it was finished cooking without burning my fingers. After looking at the pictures, this looks to be the same problem with the Insta Pot. My fingers are not very strong. What do you recommend to use to lift the inner hot pot and not burn my fingers?
    Also can the 7+1 be used to can foods and where can I find instructions?
    Many Thanks, daphne59

    1. Daphne, most electric pressure cookers have this problem. I use silicone pinch-mitts to save my fingers from the heat and get a good grip on the edge of the pressure cooker. You can see the ones I use pictured here:

      The next Instant Pot model (the SMART) will include a pair of bright red Instant Pot silicone mitts. I got an advance pair and they’re not quite as comfortable as my froggies because they have a large box for the fingers whereas my froggies have a tapering narrow end – something to consider when you shop for your own silicone pinch-mitts!



    2. I had a 5 qt and then got a 6 quart duo- I adore the Instant pot- in my house we call it the magic pot- and what I have found- the 5 qt is 1″ shorter, and that makes a lot of difference in handling the pot to me. I can hold it by the rim and take the food from it to serving containers easier by far. That 5qt pot now lives with my sister- and I have adapted to the taller pot.

      for me- with the 6 qt- I just use a dish towel slipped under the rim on the right side, then stretched to the left side and slipped under the rim, pick it up and walk to the stove to sit it on a burner which is 4 foot away. I have never gotten burned or feared that I would. I am 65 and my wrists are not as strong as they used to be- but the towel works for me. I use the same method for a container on the steaming rack- my container has a “lip” or edge about the size of the instant pot pot- and I lift it up and out, quickly with my bare hands -then wipe the side & bottom with the dish towel and sit it on the silicone mat used so I don’t hurt the counter top. My sister doesn’t believe that I do this- lol- and she will visit me for Thanksgiving- and she will be the one to take the oatmeal out of the pot in the am and will then believe you can with bare fingers…

      try it- there is always a work around.. we just have to be creative and think about it…


  10. Would you have a coupon for Australian reader to purchase through UK instant pot store? I’m hopping to get a 7-1, also do you know instant pot has plan to sell to AU market soon? TIA.

    1. Unfortunately, the distributor for Europe does not sell directly, and they do not give coupons to use on amazon. : (



  11. Laura I am teaching a classdemo on pressure cooking. I would like to print and use your graphics on a poster board including where they came from. I have done a couple of demos and this would make it much easier to show safety and operation. I do reference your website heavily and take your cookbook to show. Thank you for all your efforts.

    1. Hi Jerry, you can absolutely use the graphics. Thanks for asking,letting people know about my book and, most of all, teaching classes on pressure cookery!



  12. I am using the IP 8 quart and would like to purchase an additional inner pot for it but the only available pots I can find are for the 6 quart models. Are the 8 quart inner pots available anywhere?

    1. You can buy it directly form Instant Pot from their store (non-affiliate link):

      But it appears to be currently out of stock. : (



  13. I bought the pot but I am scared to use as yet, because I do not know if I have to put water in the inner pot. Which recipes need water and which one do not need water. To cook a roast for instance does that need some water?
    Please let me know so I can start using them pot.

    1. You put water into the inner pot. NEVER in the outer pot. That would destroy the machine.

      You must always put water in. Without it it the pressure cannot build and at best you will end up ruining the meal.

      Your manual will tell you the minimum amount you need to add. If in doubt use 1.5 cups.

      “Water” doesn’t have to be water. It might be stock, juice, coconut milk or even veggies ( they are mostly water). In that last case you will also need some real liquid too. They can contribute to the minimum requirement, but cannot be all of it.

      Please find and work through, or at least read/watch the lessons on this site. They will answer most of your questions.

    2. Hi Janet, here is a link to the Pressure Cooking School:



  14. Hi Laura, I just followed your instructions with the coupon code at the manufacturer‘s website (Canada), and while the code works, it only gives a $10 discount. Is this correct? I went with the 8 quart Duo Plus. Are there different discount amounts applied between the US and Canada perhaps?

  15. What size jars are you using to put the yogurt into? I would like to try it in the jars.

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