Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus vs Ultra comparison

Duo Evo Plus vs Ultra comparison

This page may be useful if it’s difficult for you to decide which is better – Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus or Ultra. Appliances are similar in appearance but have differences. Below are the main ones:

Duo Evo Plus vs Ultra the control panel comparison

  • Duo Evo Plus has buttons for smart programs, and in Ultra all control via a control dial
  • Duo Evo Plus has an enlarged screen with large digital timer symbols
Duo Evo Plus vs Ultra the control panel

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Duo Evo Plus vs Ultra the inner pot comparison

  • The inner stainless steel pot of Duo Evo Plus has a flat bottom Tri-Ply, which allows you to transfer it to the stovetop (It works on ceramic, electric, gas and induction cooktops); also the inner pot has handles for easy and safe extraction, as well as holding the pot while stirring.

The Instant DUO EVO Plus inner pot is not compatible with other bowls, but the good news is that it is available for purchase. Link

Duo Evo Plus vs Ultra the lid comparison

  • the quick release button (Ultra) and the quick release switch (Duo EVO Plus) automatically sets to Seal when the lid is closed.
  • Steam Release Cover in Duo Evo Plus disperses and softens steam release.
  • The Duo Evo™ Plus lid is equipped with QuickCool™ technology, which allows you to release pressure naturally up to 50% faster.

QuickCool™ Tray sold separately

Cooking Programs Overview

another point in favor of Ultra – in Duo Evo Plus there is no adjustment of cooking time at high altitude

ModelInstant Pot UltraInstant Pot Duo Evo Plus
Available sizes3qt, 6qt, 8qt6qt, 8qt
Control PanelFrontal, with dial & large LCDFrontal, with dial & large LCD
No. of Pre-set Dishes10-in-110-in-1
Smart Built-in Programs1615
Manual or Pressure Cooking
(Up to 30 minutes at 3 temperatures)
Slow Cook
(0.5-20 hours at 3 temperatures)
Sous Vide
Keep Warm or Warm3 Temperatures
Manual Keep Warm
(up to 99 hours and 50 minutes)
Automatic Keep Warm
(up to 10 hours)
Manual Keep Warm
25°C-90°C / 77°F-194°F,
from 10 minutes to 24 hours;
Automatic Keep Warm
(up to 10 hours)


  1. That’s not true! Who did that programs overview ???
    The ultra does have sauté, jogurt and slow cooker buttons and they work fantastic !!!

    • Hi Bindy
      Yes, chicken wings are cooked using pressure mode, then use sauté program for frying (do not use a lid with Sauté ).But if you want a golden crispy crust, it is better to fry on a baking sheet in the oven. If you plan on frying frequently, look at Duo Crisp + Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi FD401. Link1 or Link2


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