Instant Pot Max Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6-Qt.
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Make slow-cooked meals fast with the Instant Pot Max. This versatile all-in-one kitchen essential offers a whopping nine functions, handling everything from pressure cooking and sautéing to slow-cooking, making yogurt and creating moist, tender sous-vide dishes. Boasting the industry's highest sustained working pressure (15 PSI), this Instant Pot cooks food faster than ever and lets you do home pressure canning.
- 9 functions in a single pot: Pressure Cook, Canning, Soup/Broth, Rice, Sous Vide, Sauté, Slow Cook, Yogurt and Keep Warm.
- Pressure cooker reaches up to 15 PSI, a pressure previously only available in stovetop pressure cookers.
- Automated Steam Release gives the option to program quick release, pulse release or natural release.
- Large LCD display with intuitive touchscreen interface for seamless programming.
- Settings are easily adjustable – even while cooking is in progress.
- Delay start up to 24 hours ahead of time.
- Pressure-cooker setting allows for up to 8 hours of cooking time.
- New NutriBoost™ technology creates a boiling motion during pressure cooking to add nutrition, flavor and taste to broths and soups.
- Slow-cooker setting has 2 temperature levels and can be programmed to cook between 30 minutes and 20 hours at each level.
- Sauté program has 2 temperature levels for simmering, browning and stir-frying.
- Yogurt-making function heats milk for pasteurization and fermentation.
- Keep Warm setting has 3 temperature settings – Low, High and Custom – and keeps food warm up to 24 hours; Custom allows users to adjust the temperature within a range.
- Includes stainless-steel steam rack with handles, condensation collector, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, cookbook and mini-mitts.
- One-year warranty.
- Dimensions & More Info
- 13 1/2" x 13" x 13" high.
- 6-qt. cap.
- 13 lb. 8 oz.
- Cord length: 35".
- Made in China.
- Cooking pot constructed of durable, food-grade 18/8 stainless steel with clearly marked measurements and no chemical coatings.
- Brushed stainless-steel exterior.
- Lid handles for both left- and right-handed use.
- Sound on/off option.
- Recipes included.
- This product is intended for use in the United States and Canada, and is built to U.S. electrical standards.
- Use & Care
- Cooking pot, lid and steam rack are dishwasher safe.
- Wipe exterior, interior and inner base rim of cooker with a damp sponge, then dry with a clean cloth to prevent rusting.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Robyn from Why did I wait so long? I am so happy that I finally purchased an Instant Pot! This machine is a lifesaver during the week, cooking frozen chicken breasts and hamburger in a fraction of the time it would take to thaw them, then cook traditionally. I am super picky about meat texture, and this machine cooks all meats to tender perfection. Tri-tip roasts and pulled pork are both delicious. We love jasmine rice in the Instant Pot, although we have two other rice cookers. It turns out sticky and delicious, like our favorite Chinese restaurant. We are LOVING the W-S starters and sauces, too! I found the learning curve to be minimal, but you do need to read the enclosed material and/or watch a good start-up video before using it.Date published: 2019-10-30Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick from Best Tool In The Kitchen I use my Instant Pot Max for so many things. I am a single father and want to produce quality food for myself, my daughter, and loved ones. I make pea soup in 30 minutes, chicken soup in 25 minutes, lemon pepper rotisserie chicken in 20, and yogurt while I am sleeping. I make brown rice in 10 minutes. I slow cooked beef short ribs that were so delicious my family thought I was a genius. There is nothing this item can't do. I use to have an old-fashion pressure cooker and I avoided buying this because of my experience with that. This is a sophisticated machine that is so easy to use and SAFE that I would allow young children to work with it. The steam release valve is safe and easy to operate. It is a wonderful product and you will think so guaranteed. I thought I wanted an 8 Qt but I realize the 6 Qt is just fine. There are no cons to this device. It helps me make delicious, nutritious food fast and consistent.Date published: 2019-09-12Rated 5 out of 5 by Kerronlt68 from Love!!! I received mine as a Christmas present. Have used it a lot since then and I love it. So easy to use and everything turns out great.Date published: 2019-03-08Rated 5 out of 5 by cadpmb from It is easy to use and saves me so much time! They didn't miss a thing when they invented this pot! It was even easy to take out of the box! I took the time and read through all the information provided a couple of times to make sure I was operating this new-to-me device properly. I've cooked all sorts of meals with it! I caught on to it pretty quick, with loads practice, having fun cooking everything from pork roast, beef roast, ribs, ground beef, 1/4 hamburger patties, spaghetti & meatballs, chicken, eggs, all kinds of vegetables, stews, chili, etc... The options for what you can cook is endless. It makes my weekday meal planning so much easier - and so much faster! Food tastes delicious, full of flavor and never dry. This thing has literally changed my life! THANK YOU INSTANT POT MAX! :)Date published: 2019-01-09Rated 4 out of 5 by Bacindy from My new go-to appliance! I’ve been using the IPmax for about 4 weeks. I’ve made everything from soups to boiled eggs to vegetables to casseroles. I really love this machine, however, there is a bit of learning curve. if you will take the time to watch some videos on YouTube, you’ll discover an indispensable tool for your kitchen. I use it almost everyday now. Main tip: don’t use the Max temperature setting unless the recipe calls for it. Most recipes out there use high, so use high.Date published: 2019-01-03Rated 5 out of 5 by JoJo777 from Easiest Pulled Pork Evah!!! Easiest and Fastest pulled pork EVAH as we say in New England, I used the App for the recipe All-American Pull Pork. I have always only ever made pulled pork in a crock pot, but never again. I cut the pork shoulder into about 4 pieces which made it easier to shred in the end. I did the rub but did not put in the fridge and it tasted perfect after browning, I pressure cooked for 60 minutes, then sauteed the sauce dropped the meat back in and it was so perfect!!!Date published: 2019-01-02Rated 5 out of 5 by MJEW from the touch screen so easy and fast Got this just before Christmas and made a Butter Chicken and at the same time i put a bowl with rice and water and everything was done within 25 mins it was awesome.Date published: 2019-01-01Rated 5 out of 5 by jaraef from Very easy for a beginner - surprising potential I received an Instant Pot Max a week ago so I have had a chance to try it for a few dishes. I first read up on the settings and process since I have never used a pressure cooker or slow cooker. This Instant Pot has a altitude setting which I set for my location in Colorado at 5,900ft. I believe this setting adjusts cooking as needed for high altitude. The first dish I tried was a simple turkey noodle soup (I had no chicken). The recipe called for sautéing the vegetables first, then using the soup function and finally sautéing the egg noodles for a few more minutes. It turned out good but did not save much time over just cooking on the stove. Next time I might try rotini or penne and just cooking all ingredients at once together. Next I tried jasmin rice which turned out well but a bit dry so I will adjust water a bit in the future to perfect. Next was lentils which cooked from start to finish in about 20 minutes (6-7 minutes of pressure cooking), this dish usually takes me about an hour on the stove so it was a welcome time saver. Finally I cooked a recipe from the Instant Pot website for baby back ribs. The ribs turned out tender and delicious with my daughter, who loves ribs, stating they were the best ribs she ever had. Overall the Instant Pot is very easy to use once you have done a couple of dishes and I was pleasantly surprised how good it is at a variety of dishes beyond stews and soups that I thought it might be limited too. It also cleans up easy which is important.Date published: 2019-01-01
Why doesn’t the max have preset buttons? I’m considering the max for its sous vide and canning capability but like the ease of just pushing a button for Chili or hard boiled eggs. I’m assuming the Max does it all is there more of a learning curve? Hi Linda, Max doesn’t have the additional pre-set buttons because of the user interface of the new LCD touch screen on the unit. Short answer is – you do a little more than just press the button, but the customization is what really sets Max apart from the rest of the models (aside from EVO now, which is fully customizable as well as far as programs go). For the foods you've listed, they can still be cooked using the Pressure Cook program. Here are the steps: 1 - Push pressure cook and set the time to the desired length for whichever food you’re cooking (Egg, Chili, etc.) 2 – Select your pressure by touching the screen on the pressure section to toggle between low, high, or max (unique for Max… I would keep it on high normally) 3 – Program your steam release by touching the screen under venting to toggle between natural release, pulse release, or quick release. You can also change this at any point during the cycle… so with eggs for example you do a natural release for a few minutes and then change it to quick release after a time. 4 – Press startDate published: 2019-11-08
I like the sterilize button on some of the 6 qt models, but this one doesn't have that. I assume it's still possible to sterilize jars in the Max before canning?Hi RunBikeSwim, Yes, you can sterilize jars in the Instant Pot Max following these instructions: Wash the jars and rinse thoroughly. Ensure there are no cracks or imperfections in the jars or lids. Place the inner pot into the cooker base, then place the steam rack on the bottom of the inner pot. Place the jars on the steam rack. The pressure cooker will hold up to 4 x 16 oz. (500 mL) jars. Fill the inner pot with 3 cups (750mL / 24oz) of warm water. Place the lid on the cooker base and turn it clockwise to close it. Connect the power cord to a 120V outlet. The cooker will enter standby mode. Select Canning. Touch the ‘Minute’ field to select it, then turn the central dial to adjust the time to 10 minutes. Ensure that the ‘Hour’ field displays ‘00’, otherwise touch the ‘Hour’ field and turn the central dial until the display shows ‘00’. The display will read 00:10. Touch the Pressure field to toggle between Low and Max pressure. Select Low Pressure. The display will read “Low”. Touch the Venting field to toggle between the venting options, and select QR. Touch Start to begin. The pressure cooker will beep 3 times.Date published: 2019-11-03
For Sous Vide cooking, the 6 quart size seems a little small. Could the Max handle cooking a 3 pound pot roast Sous Vide style? What quantity of food can be cooked?Hi Kathy B, The term “Sous Vide” is French for ‘Under Vacuum’ and refers to the process of vacuum sealing food, bringing it to a very precise temperature, and maintaining that temperature for a period of time to achieve high quality, consistently delicious results. Sous Vide offers a customizable setting which allows you to choose a precise cooking temperature from a range of 25°C ~ 90°C / 77°F ~ 194°F, ideal for Sous Vide cooking. Steps to Sous Vide Fill the inner pot ⅔ full of water for optimal temperature control. Insert the inner pot into the cooker base, then place the lid on the cooker base and turn it clockwise to close it. Connect the power cord to a 120V outlet. The cooker will enter standby mode. Select Sous Vide. Touch the ‘Hour’ field to select it, then turn the central dial to adjust the time to desired hour value. Repeat the process to adjust the ‘Minute’ field. Touch the Temperature field and use the central dial to increase or decrease the temperature. Touch Start to begin. The pressure cooker will beep 3 times. While the pressure cooker heats, season your food as desired, then place the ingredients into airtight pouches. Separate single servings of food within individual pouches. Remove air from the pouches and seal tightly. Once the set water temperature has been reached the pressure cooker will beep. Open the lid and immerse the sealed pouches into the inner pot. The contents of the pouches should be submerged below the water level. Place the lid on the cooker base and turn clockwise to close. For long cooking times, check periodically to make sure the water level remains above the sealed pouches. If you need to add water, heat it to approximately the same temperature as the water in the container to avoid cooling the water. Once the Cook cycle has completed, use the Sauté Smart Program, a pan, browning torch, or barbecue to sear meat to your preference. For beef, tender cuts of beef should be cut to ½”- 2” thick (1½“- 2½” thick for tougher cuts) in order to be placed into a vacuum-sealed bag for cooking. Ensure that the inner pot is always 3/4 full of water, and that the food within the air-tight cooking pouches is completely submerged. Use the lid to help prevent rapid evaporation.Date published: 2019-08-26
Does the spring foam fit inside the max? I believe the spring foam is 8” diameter. There are no measurements for inner pot on the max. Hi Kay55, The inner pot dimensions are 9" diam., 6 1/4" high. The Nordic Ware Springform Cake Pan is 7 1/2" diam., 3" high and fits any pressure cooker pot 8" diam. and up.Date published: 2019-07-15
Can one can jars of food with this pressure cooker. I wish to can chicken and other meats. Having surgery and want to have a store of can organic food.Hi Jr45, Yes, the Instant Pot Max has a canning feature but it can only hold four pint jars at a time.Date published: 2019-06-10
What is the difference in the max than the ultra ? And which one is the newest addition ? Hi Tammy, The Max has the highest level of PSI of any Instant Pot at 15 psi, which makes it hotter and faster for cooking. The Max also has additional functions for Sous Vide and Canning. The Ultra is not sold at WS but includes functions not on the Max including Bean/Chili, Meat/Stew, Multigrain, Porridge, Soup/Broth, Cake, Steam, Egg, and Ultra. Both have automated steam release functions. The Max is the newest model from Instant Pot.Date published: 2019-02-26
Is this 6qt big enough to feed a family of 4 which includes my mom, myself, my 16 yr old 6'4 brother who is an athlete and my husband who is also over 6ft and athlete? The boys alone, eat 2 servings or more at dinner.Hi jpott29, The most important consideration in determining which size you need is that with pressure cooking, you can only add food to 2/3 full. So the pressure cooking capacity is actually a good deal smaller than the actual size of the pot. The second most important consideration in determining size is cook time. With pressure cooking, all models will cook the food in the same amount of time, but the larger the model, the longer it will take to reach pressure and also to release pressure, though it’s not a terribly long time. A 6 quart should be sufficient but if, on occasion, you'd like to batch cook for freezing or serve a large group of people, we would recommend the 8 quart.Date published: 2019-02-26
Does the Max seal automatically when the lid is locked, like the Ultra does?Hi leftydana, The Instant Pot Max automatically seals when it comes to pressure, same as all the Instant Pot models in the market.Date published: 2019-03-17