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[Canadian Tire] Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 - 6qt ($69.99)

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[Canadian Tire] Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 - 6qt ($69.99)

Passing by CDN tire at Bovaird and McLaughlin, right after walking in they had all the 6qt Duo plus 60 on sale, might be a good deal for those that are looking for one, they had a ton in stock.

They also have the Duo Nova on sale this week for $79.99 which is the 2019 update for the original 7 in 1.

I personally prefer the 3qt, works well and makes more thab enough for us.

Enjoy!
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Curious but how big is your family? I want to buy one for at most three people, not sure if I should get the 3qt or 6qt.
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ThatGuy1121 wrote: Curious but how big is your family? I want to buy one for at most three people, not sure if I should get the 3qt or 6qt.
Get the 6. You can still make small amounts, and the extra capacity is good for soups, chili, etc. Also if you want to use accessories in it that won't fit in the 3 qt. I'm cooking for one right now, and still filled it up last week.
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Always get the bigger one, you can make little amounts in it if desired. If you get the smaller one, one day you'll cook something and its over capacity and you'll be like should of gotten the 6qt.

But yes wait till BF, thats when I snagged my Ultra 6Qt for $89
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I am one person and I regret getting the 5qt, would have preferred the 6. I'd say definitely not the 3qt for 3 people.
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Are these sales store specific? I was looking at the one on Amazon for $99
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My mom wanted one of these... though for some reason she wants the 8qt's.. isn't that too much?

Also I notice there is Duo, Duo Plus, Ultra, etc... does it really matter which one? Main difference seems to be the increase in pre-set temperatures
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Definitely get at least a 6qt. You can put two racks of ribs in it.

Most models are the same and if you don't use the extra functions then spring for the cheaper one.
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ThatGuy1121 wrote: Curious but how big is your family? I want to buy one for at most three people, not sure if I should get the 3qt or 6qt.
i have 8qt (got the walmart blackfriday one), i cant imagine anything smaller
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Electrah wrote: My mom wanted one of these... though for some reason she wants the 8qt's.. isn't that too much?

Also I notice there is Duo, Duo Plus, Ultra, etc... does it really matter which one? Main difference seems to be the increase in pre-set temperatures
8 Qt never goes on sale. Expect $200+. As for the specific model, if you get anything other than the Ultra then you are stuck with the preset functions. If you need more then too bad. The Ultra will allow custom pressure (none, low, med, high) and custom temp up to 212F or so. But since most Instant Pot users will follow a receipt they found online or thru their app, you likely wont need the custom temperatures. You will need a digital thermometer if you plan to use custom temperatures as the Ultra will never inform you when it reaches it.
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I have the Instant pot, and one thing they never really advertised was the time it takes to depressurize.

So when they say make a mouth watering fall off the bone ribs in 15min!!! We'll add like 10min or more to depressurize too. That's with manual overide pressure release. If you let it naturally release, wait like 30min or more.

Also the pressure and sound of super hot steam shooting out, was pretty scary the first time.

Have to out a wet towel over it.
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badOne wrote: 8 Qt never goes on sale. Expect $200+. As for the specific model, if you get anything other than the Ultra then you are stuck with the preset functions. If you need more then too bad. The Ultra will allow custom pressure (none, low, med, high) and custom temp up to 212F or so. But since most Instant Pot users will follow a receipt they found online or thru their app, you likely wont need the custom temperatures. You will need a digital thermometer if you plan to use custom temperatures as the Ultra will never inform you when it reaches it.
8-qt Duo Nova is on sale now for $135 (reg. $170)
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rfdrfd wrote: I have the Instant pot, and one thing they never really advertised was the time it takes to depressurize.

So when they say make a mouth watering fall off the bone ribs in 15min!!! We'll add like 10min or more to depressurize too. That's with manual overide pressure release. If you let it naturally release, wait like 30min or more.

Also the pressure and sound of super hot steam shooting out, was pretty scary the first time.

Have to out a wet towel over it.

The first time I used it, I put way too much stuff and liquid in as sit was on the max line when I started cooking. When I let it de-pressurize, it was a mixture of steam/fat/oil etc shooting up. Had to grab a towel and cover it. Stuff was shooting all over my ceilings and tables. Now I've learned how to use it. I made pot roast in it. Can't believe how tender it was with only 30 mins of cooking. I was thoroughly impressed with this machine.

Then I tried cooking chicken thighs in it, with teriyaki sauce. Set it for 45 mins. LOL. The texture of the chicken was mush. The bones were almost mush/liquidified. If you picked up the piece of chicken with tongs, it would just fall apart. Bones and meat. Cooked a little too long. But still amazed at how pressure cooking does wonders.

But back to your de-pressurize thing, this is with all pressure cookers. Why would they advertise the time it takes to de-pressurize. Makes no sense. De-pressurizing takes time, and its common sense. However long it takes is how long it takes. But get an InstaPot. It will change your life and how you cook. Pulled pork in less than an hour. Pho broth in less than 1-2 hours. Got my sister and my mother one as gifts and they all love it. DO ittttttttttttt
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Re: depressurizing, I like to move it (carefully) under the range hood fan and then slowly open the vent with an oven glove on.
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Good price. I purchased it for $130 a year ago!!
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What everyone else has already said, get one of these if you don't already have one, but wait for a sale like this one. Save a boatload of cash on meals, healthier cooking, save time, etc.

Get at least the 6qt, and cook extra for the next few meals. Still eat out every now and then, but it's great being able to just set this up and not having to tend to a stove or oven. Get other chores done around the house while it cooks.

Once you get the hang of it, cooking is a breeze. The Instant Pot is great for those that can't cook to save their lives. Keep a terry cloth handy, over the pressure release valve. Lots of youtube videos warn of the hot steam and splattered kitchen walls/ceilings, LOL!!!
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