Instant Pot Vs Pressure Cooker- Healthy Comparison For Understanding

There are different professions in the world and you can’t learn all of them because there are way too many in number. If you try out everything at different intervals, then you will be deemed the ‘jack of all trades’ and ‘master of none’.

Then there is the comparison factor that comes into play here when you try to compare two different things and whatever takes to your liking, you declare it to be the best.

Likes and dislikes are purely subjective and one’s preference of one over the other is not a benchmark to prove it better than others but simply a matter of opinion, which varies from person to person.

In this article we are going to talk about comparisons between two similar utensils that help us in satisfying our hunger because they cook food that everyone of us eats day and night.


We will analyze both of them one by one and at the end of the topic, leave it to the readers to take their pick and choose whichever takes their fancy and we begin with instant pots.

Instant pots are the pots that are a brand of multi cookers which that are managed through electrical means and are measured with the help of a timer so that the time can be taken into count.

At one time, these pots were used to make popcorns but gradually they became more versatile with the emergence of different brands in the market and they have the distinction of cooking and preparing food in a particular device at a time.

Pressure cookers are the ones where you can cook food at high pressure where the temperature is also high where you first add water or cooking oil to make it simmer for a few seconds after which you start adding the necessary ingredients.

The credit for the discovery of pressure cookers goes to Denis Papin, a renowned physicist who solved the problem of cooking and one whom world famous cooks revere to this day due to his invaluable contribution in this field.

It is famous for letting out compressed air and entraps the emanating steam from the boiling water or oil inside, through which the pressure is released and the temperatures goes up.

It is this heat that comes from the steam cooks the food at a faster pace when compared to other utensils and, as an added bonus, preserves the nutritional components and minerals of the food inside, which you don’t get to find in other vessels.

Kitchen King

Having gone through the basics, let us now study the origins of both utensils to understand them better and we are now familiar with who to credit for the pressure cooker so now comes the instant pot’s turn.

You will be surprised to know that it is a more recent discovery compared to other cooking utensils when famous doctor and entrepreneur Robert J Wang came into contact with two famous technicians with whom he formed a collaboration to open a startup so as to make pressure cooking easier because many people were turning impatient due to the time it was taking to cook food.

His passion for his craft can be gauged by the fact that he invested nearly $50000 of his hard earned money into this project, which took nearly 22 months of toil but dedicated teamwork finally paid off and the instant pot was launched in October 2010.

Soon, it started to replace the pressure cooker and acquired the title of ‘kitchen king’ amongst the housewives all around due to the speed at which it could cook food.


The difference between pressure cooker and instant pots is quite varied as both have their share of pros and cons and are equally important cooking utensils that you can find in almost every kitchen.

It depends on various factors like durability, control and technology where pressure cookers are vulnerable objects that are liable to explode if overheated whereas instant pots have safety measures that prevent any mishap.

Both are used in homes and restaurants, but the self control of instant pots is better than pressure cookers but it also kills the nutrition elements in food whereas pressure cookers preserve them.

All in all, it is a matter of choice and you can choose either of them based on how you find their benefits and shortcomings but both are extremely useful for the kitchen.


Alma is a travel enthusiast who loves visiting historical sites. Besides this, she loves creative writing and shares her views on the different events that are going around her.

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