Are you trying to decide between the instant pot and the pressurepro pressure cookers? You have come to the right place. We have presented all the features of both pressure cookers and their differences, why you should choose one over the other for your particular situation. We also show you what customers like and don’t like about them. How they perform after several months on light and intense usage.
Before we go on to look at these two pressure cookers, lets see the features that is predominantly present in most quality pressure cookers. Then we can see if these are present in the Instant Pot and Pressurepro.
Here are the major features in any pressure cookers.
Most important features of a pressure cooker
1. It should be multifunctional
2. Easy to use control panel
3. Built in smart programs
4. Delay cooking time setting
5. Safety mechanisms
6. Recipes included
7. Should have preprogrammed button for certain recipes to cook faster
8. Have voice activation or internet app.
9. Dishwasher safe
We will be looking specifically at the Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer vs the 10-in-1 CopperTech PressurePro 6 Qt Pressure Cooker – Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Yogurt Maker, Sauté and Warmer – Copper
Multifunctional feature in both smart pressure cookers.
The Instant Pot is a 7 in 1 multifunctional pressure cooker. It is a
a) Pressure Cooker,
b) Slow Cooker,
c) Rice Cooker,
e) Yogurt Maker,
g) & Warmer
And the Pressurepro is 10 in 1 multifunctional pressure cooker. It is a
a) Pressure cooker
b) rice cooker,
c) slow cooker,
d) yogurt maker,
e) egg maker,
j) and steamer.
So the PressurePro beats the Instant Pot by addition of three functions. Egg maker, canner and preserver.
Easy to use control panel
For the Instant Pot, it has Large, easy to use control panel with
a) 14 built-in Smart Programs,
b) Dual pressure settings. This gives you the ability to cook fast or be flexible in your cooking. Cooking with high pressure reduces cooking time and cooking with low pressure avoids overcooking delicate foods.
c) Automatic keep-warm and
d) Temperature adjustments. 3 temperatures in ‘Saute’ for searing, simmering or thickening and 3 temperatures in ‘Slow Cook’ to provide greater flexibility.
For the Pressurepro cooker, the control panel is the digital brain of the device. Just select the picture matching your food, press the button and Pressurepro cooker easily calculates the temperature, the quantity of food inside the pot, and the required pressure.
The problem here is that you have to know what each picture on the control panel represent. While on the instant pot, it is clearly stated
The Instant Pot has the following safety features.
a) steam release.
b) Anti-Block Shield ,
c) Safety Lid Lock ,
d) Lid Position Detection
e) Automatic Temperature Control
f) Overheat (Burn) Protection,
g) Automatic Pressure Control
h) Electrical Fuse,
i) Thermal Fuse
j) Leaky Lid Detection
The Instant Pot is UL and ULC certified.
The Pressurepro safety features.
a) Excessive pressure protection.
b) Anti-blockage protection
c) Release pressure button
d) Open lid protection
e) Missing inner pot protection
f) Extreme temperature protection
g) Double lock protection
h) Over flow protection
i) Pressure control device
j) Automatic release pressure
k) High temperature warning
Pressurepro is also ETL certified.
Both pressure cookers are pretty well safe to use. They have the required industry standard certification.
The Instant Pot comes with favourite recipe list written in English and French. And the Pressurepro comes with a recipe and canning book.
Pressure cooker smartness and voice activation.( ALEXA).
The Instant Pot is Alexa enabled while the Pressurepro is not. With the Instant Pot you have Alexa guided cooking, 300+ Recipes, Getting Started Videos, Favorite Recipe List, Personalized Grocery List and more.
All you do is to just tell Alexa to enable the instant pot skill then you to search for a recipe, hear a list of ingredients and be guided through the cooking instructions. You can search for recipes by the main ingredients, cuisine styles (e.g. Italian, Mexican, Greek), meal type (e.g. dinner, soup, side dish), diet preference (e.g. dairy free, vegetarian, Paleo), and difficulty (easy, medium, difficult).
The Pressurepro cooker has no such facility.
Both the Instant Pot and the Pressurepro have preprogrammed buttons for cooking various meals or make the appliance work in certain modes, by the pressing of a button.
According to the manufacturers of the instant pot, all parts of the Instant Pot with the exception of the cooker base are dishwasher safe. This includes the stainless steel inner pot, the lid, the sealing ring, and the steam rack.
The manufacturer of Pressurepro claim it is dishwasher safe.
In terms of sizes, the instant pot comes in 3 quart, 6 quart and 8 quart. While the Pressurepro comes in 4 quart, 6 quart and 10 quart. The bigger the size the more people it can cook for.
In terms of popularity the Instant Pot comes out, way ahead, of the Pressurepro. Many more people have bought the Instant Pot than the Pressurepro and you will find at Amazon.com, thousands of positive reviews and many of your unanswered questions on this pressure cooker. Also the Instant Pot beats it’s rival in terms of price . And if you want some device smartness, the Instant Pot has you covered as well. However, the Pressurepro has size as it’s advantage, and if you are cooking for many people you will need a bigger pressure cooker.