This electric Dutch oven claims that it can replace a Dutch oven and a slow cooker. Can it?
Published Mar. 29, 2022.
Recently, the manufacturer of the Instant Pot released the Instant Precision 6-quart Dutch Oven. We were drawn to the potential of this two-in-one appliance, which combines two products—a slow cooker and a Dutch oven—into a single unit. You can use the 6-quart enameled cast-iron Dutch oven on its own (on the stovetop or in the oven) or on an electric heating base that transforms it into a slow cooker, allowing you to cook in it without hovering over the stove to monitor your food. The base also offers precise temperature control that isn’t available with conventional slow cookers. The interface on the electric base has four different modes: sear/sauté; braise; slow cook; and manual, which lets you set the temperature in 1-degree increments from 204 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for different lengths of time.
We were curious to see if the Precision Dutch Oven lived up to its claims. So we tested it as a Dutch oven and as a slow cooker, using it to sear, braise, slow-cook, and even bake.
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Valerie is an assistant editor for ATK Reviews. In addition to cooking, she loves skiing, traveling, and spending time outdoors.