|Models made||Duo 7-in-1, Duo Plus 9-in-1, Ultra 10-in-1, Smart Bluetooth, Max (all are pressure cookers)|
Aura Pro, Aura, Gem (slow cookers)
Accu series (immersion circulators)
Instant Pot is a Canadian brand of kitchen appliances. The brand's original and primary products are electronically controlled, combined pressure cookers and slow cookers. The original cookers are marketed as 7-in-1 appliances designed to consolidate the cooking and preparing of food to one device (multicooker). The brand has since expanded to include non-pressure slow cookers, sous-vide immersion circulators, and blenders.
The Midea Group, which would go on to manufacture the Instant Pot, patented a multi-purpose cooker in 2006 detailing the function and simple structure of what would become the Instant Pot. In 2008, Robert Wang, Yi Quin, and one other friend, all former employees of Nortel in Ottawa, Canada, started working on designs for the Instant Pot. Wang is credited as the inventor of the Instant Pot. This beginning model operated as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice / porridge cooker, yogurt maker, sauté / searing pan, steamer, and food warmer. This model was under development for 18 months.
On 4 March 2019, Instant Brands, maker of Instant Pot, announced it had entered into a "merger" agreement with Corelle Brands and Corelle’s chief executive will become chief executive of the merged company while Instant Brands founder Robert Wang will become the merged company’s “chief innovative officer.”
Double Insight Inc was founded by Robert Wang, Yi Quin, and three other Canadian partners in 2009. They are the distributor and designers of the Instant Pot.  Wang has a PhD in computer science with a specialty in artificial intelligence.
In July 2015 the Instant Pot Smart-60 cooker was recalled, affecting about 1,140 units in Canada and the United States. The defect caused electric current to leak, which could potentially shock the product's user. There were four reported instances of this shock before it was recalled.
In February 2018, five production runs of Instant Pot Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicookers were recalled because they were overheating and subsequently melting due to a manufacturing issue.
Instant Pots are manufactured by the Chinese company Midea Group.
The Fundamental Cooking Modes for an Instant Pot (ignoring food specific presets such as rice, etc.):
|Low-Pressure||Valve-Closed||Equivalent to stovetop pressure cooker boiling under Medium heat|
|High-Pressure||Valve-Closed||Equivalent to stovetop pressure cooker boiling under High heat|
|Low-Pressure||Valve-Open||Equivalent to stovetop pan boiling on High heat with tight lid cover|
|High-Pressure||Valve-Open||Equivalent to stovetop pan boiling on Medium heat with tight lid cover|
|Slow Cooker||Valve-Open||Equivalent to crockpot on high setting|
|Sear||Lid-Open||Equivalent to stovetop frying pan sear and sauté mode on High Heat|
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