The rich sweet, sour, spicy, and tarty chewy spaghetti is a very old Italian dish. Many believe that spaghetti is an Italian dish that mainly originated in the Middetarranean.
But this isn’t the case, Chinese cuisine inspired spaghetti and other pasta dishes. Long ago, people cooked spaghetti by boiling it on a pot or kettle that’s exposed to open fire. This method is fine for cooking small quantities of spaghetti. But for cooking a lot, this method is time-consuming and risks overcooking.
Instant pots were a game-changer for cooking spaghetti. They solved issues like overcooking and arduous cooking process. Furthermore, they also saved the spaghetti from smelling smokey or feiry.
But apart from making spaghetti simpler, instant pots also other numerous benefits. Instant pots aren’t single purpose. So aside from cooking spaghetti, they allow people to cook stew, curry, marinara, frittata, steamed meatball, pork bun, etc.
Talking about the benefits which the instant pots bring will be long. To make things clear and concise. here’s a quick summary of the advantages that you’ll enjoy by using instant pots:
– instant pots have non-fluctuating heat capacity – there’s a lesser risk for the spaghetti to be overcooked or raw
– instant pots do the work by themselves, and you don’t have to mind them
– a lot of dishes center on utilizing instant pots nowadays
– instant pots are a green cooking method because they only use electricity
– instant pots can be used anytime and anywhere as long as there’s a power source
Some are better at doing things than others. For example, you might be a better writer than me. Likewise, instant pots aren’t equally good. Few brands are better than others. Heat capacity, design, durability, and functions – all instant pots aren’t the same in terms of these. Looking into things is important before buying.
To help you out, I researched the instant pots that other uses already tested. Read my quick review of the top 5 instant pots for spaghetti. There are lots of models. Read this review because it helps taper your choices.
1) Duo Pot DuoPlus 9 in 1 Instant Pot
Duo Pot 9 in 1 is an 8 quarts programmable instant pot. I think you can make 4-6 servings of spaghetti with this one. This product’s build is very straightforward. On the front is the control panel for accessing the nine cooking modes – instant pot, pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, egg cooker, steamer, saute cooker, and warmer. At the top is the easy to open lid that comes with a robust handle.
On the sides are handling embossments for transferring this product to other spots in the kitchen.
I didn’t have a lot of issues while using this one. The automatic feature or programmable feature makes it possible to set the time duration for cooking. This instant pot turns off as soon as the time duration finishes. So no risks of overcooking for your spaghetti.
I even tried this product as a pressure cooker. However, it doesn’t work very well. It took about 25 or 30 minutes for the pressure to build up. That said, this might not work efficiently for tenderizing meats.
Before I forgot, this product is also available in 3 quarts, 6 quarts, and 10 quarts.
2) Duo Pot Duo Evo 10 in 1
Duo Pot Duo Evo is an improved variant of the Duo Nova 7 in 1 that came after Duo Plus 9 in 1. By the way, I’m skipping the review for Duo Nova because it’s features are almost the same as Duo Plus. Still, go for Duo Nova if you want to have an instant pot that’s perfect for beginners.
Going back to the topic, the Duo Evo is what experienced instant pot users need. It has advanced functions like button pressure release, intuitive control panel, and LCD, heat resistant lid, and 2 layer sealing ring.
Compared to Duo Plus this product has a better control panel and programming. The arrangement of the buttons on the LCD is more minimalistic. Thus, they provide a very classy appearance for Duo Evo’s exterior.
The programming allows for 48 preset cooking modes. This means that you can do more with this instant pot. The functions are also more balanced. For example, the pressure cooker mode lives up to its name.
The high heat output of Duo Evo contributes to the quick buildup of pressure. Furthermore, the button pressure release allows you to open or close the pressure valve via the control panel.
These functions are useful for cooking the meatballs for the spaghetti.
Available sizes for this product are 3 quarts, 6 quarts, and 8 quarts.
3) Duo Pot Duo Mini Instant Pot 7 in 1
The Duo Pot Mini is what you need for trying instant pot for the first time. This one only has the basic features that most instant pots have. However, this product also has hidden perks that set it apart from the rest.
Unlike others, this one monitors the temperature and displays it on the LCD while cooking. This will help you determine if things are too hot for the food inside. Thus, this product gives you an idea of when to lower or increase the temperature to achieve preferable cooking results.
This one does well in cooking veggies aside from spaghetti. Vegetables that Duo Mini processed aren’t soggy or too soft. Thus, you can use Duo Mini to make dishes that go well with spaghetti such as tomato Raju, zucchini Raju, kale salad, etc.
Duo Mini is available in 3 quarts . 6 quarts. and 8 quarts sizes.
4) Instant Pot Lux Mini 6 in 1
Instant Pot Lux Mini is perfect for casual instant pot users. This product only serves as a rice cooker, a pressure cooker, egg cooker, saute, slow cooker, and warmer. You’ll be having a great time exploring the uses of the instant pot with Lux Mini because. It comes with a very comprehensive recipe book that allows you to make different dishes using simple ingredients.
This one is perfect for making very chewy spaghetti. Its heat capacity isn’t that high. And this means that the spaghetti will cook gradually. Lux Mini also did well in cooking beans and chilies. Their cooking turned out soft and moist, which is what you want for making dressing for barbecues, salads, fries, burgers, pizzas, and other extravagant meals.
Sizes for this product are 3 quarts, 6 quarts, and 8 quarts.
5) Instant Pot Duo Mini 7 in 1
Instant Pot Duo Mini product has all the qualities of an easy to use instant pot – bonus attachments, multi-function, durable sealing ring, and automatic pressure monitoring and heart monitoring. Therefore, this one goes toe to toe with other reviewed products when it comes to cooking spaghetti and other instant pot dishes.
Even so, this product appeals more to women. Note that all previous products almost have the same design – a silver exterior, black lid, and black plastic edges and base.
Instant Pot Duo Mini 7 comes first when it comes to appearance. It comes in silver and aquamarine blue color tones. These colorations make Instant Pot Duo Mini 7 very unique looking. And if you’re sick of looking at the usual silverware in the kitchen, this product will provide you with a newer perspective
Options for Duo Mini are 3 quarts, 6 quarts, and 8 quarts.
These are the instant pots that do well in cooking spaghetti. They don’t burn it or make it overly soggy. Furthermore, their smart and safety functions ensure that you won’t have a niggling moment while cooking.
Before I end, please take time to read the user manual before cooking. Other users complained that these instant pots busted or burned after being used. Instant pots are durable. However, misuse is fatal to them. That said, avoid putting too much or cooking for more than the cooking time intended. These will lead to negative results.