Instant Pot Duo Plus Pressure Cooking Settings

Ever get confused by those “Less” “Normal” and “More” settings when you Pressure Cook on your Instant Pot Duo Plus? This short video will nip that in the bud!


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  2. I just received my new Duo Plus (a warranty replacement for my Duo Nova) and my pressure cook button is not on the lower right. Took me forever to find it on the very top left! They must have changed things again.

  3. The “Less-Normal-More” buttons on the Instant Pot confuse users.
    First lets clear up what they don’t do:
    They do not adjust the Pressure Level.

    They adjust Temperature & Cook Time:

    -On non-pressure functions they give you different temperatures.
    (Saute, Slow Cook, Yogurt)

    -On most of the presets they give you different preset cook times.
    (Soup, Meat, Beans, etc.)   You can also adjust the preset times
    further by using the + and – buttons.

    -On most models Less-Normal-More doesn’t work on the Rice function.

    -Less-Normal-More doesn’t work for the Manual/Pressure Cook function.
    To adjust the cook time on Manual/Pressure Cook use the + and – buttons.

    -To adjust Less-Normal-More use the “Adjust” button on most models.

    -If your model doesn’t have an “Adjust” button press your function
    button again to cycle through the Less-Normal-More settings.

    -On the Ultra model you make your time & temp selections on the display.

    So, how do you adjust the Pressure Level?

    -Use the “Pressure” or “Pressure Level” button to select either
    High Pressure or Low Pressure.

    -If you have a Lux model you don’t have this option.
    The Lux model only has High Pressure.

    -On the Ultra model you adjust the settings on the display.

    NOTE: When making your adjustments you must do it quickly.
    You only have 10 seconds after you press your function button to
    make your adjustments before they become locked in.
    If you don’t do it quick enough just press “Cancel” & start over.

  4. Not everything should be done at high or high pressure. I think eggs are less likely to crack if cooked on lower pressure for example… just sayin' Nice to have those options!
    Love your reviews.

  5. Honestly that explained absolutely nothing, you simply told us that "you" always leave the pressure level setting to high. What do the settings mean and how does it affect cooking? That's the Q

  6. Thank you! This is what I was looking for when I googled! I couldn't find the answer in the manual! subscribed!!! I think I first heard of you from Six Sisters Stuff youtube vids.

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