Instant Pot 3-Qt Stainless Steel/Black Pressure Cooker Review

Instant Pot 3-Qt Product Overview

This smaller Instant Pot takes the features of the larger multi-function cookers and smashes it down into a smaller form function. It still has the same functions; it replaces the slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute/browning pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer. The 3 quart internal non-stick stainless steel cooking pot is slightly curved at the bottom to make cleaning easier. The cooking pot is also dishwasher safe to help make cleanup even easier.

Key Features

  • 7-in-1 multi-function cooker
  • 14 Smart Programs let you cook meals easily right out of the box
  • UL Certified
  • 1 Year Warranty

Safety Features

With over ten different safety functions, this Instant Pot is designed to make your life easier and safer when cooking. These include the Lid Position Detector, overheat and electrical fuses, and automatic electric and temperature monitoring. An anti-block shield keeps food from blocking the steam release, ensuring that your Instant Pot Duo Mini will never clog. A safety lid lock keeps the cover secure while the chamber is under pressure as well.


  • Versatile with easy to use Smart Programs
  • Extremely friendly community with literally thousands of different recipes
  • Dishwasher safe internal cooking pot
  • UL Listed


  • Drip Cup is still annoying to clean
  • Lid storage is a little wonky

Final Points

This Duo Mini takes everything there is to love about the larger 6 and 8-quart models and brings it to a smaller form factor. The smaller size makes this easier to store out on the counter as well. Multiple safety features and small design touches make this multi-function cooker a delight to use. Combined with a fairly low price point, this pressure cooker will quickly become a favorite appliance in your home.