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The Instant Pot Ultra is normally $150, but is currently $85 on Amazon [link]
The one step up Ultra 6 Qt is currently $149 on Amazon. Or is this a case of more electronics is not worth the extra $20?
Occasionally I'll make curries in it, usually more simple ones like yellow coconut curries. I prefer my red curries to be done slowly and by hand on stovetop. But I also make other heavily pungent dishes in my pressure cooker such as BBQ, Mongolian beef, and buffalo chicken(house'll smell like this for three days.)
I nearly always cook with garlic. I pull my gasket out and wash it in the dishwasher with a fancy brand detergent after each meal and it has no permanent smell. Also I'm using this: [link]
Got a heckin' deal on it during the holidays. Have loved it so much I got my parents one for their house. And am planning on making this for guests this evening: [link]
I guess my answer is a little overboard, forgive me I'm from Southern US and we can't talk to folks without giving our whole life's story.
On sale !
I didn't buy it, but Amazon has the higher-end Instant Pot on sale for $130 right now.
Well, OF COURSE, your comment made me curious so I checked the waaaay back machine. There was only one snapshot of the ULTRA product page and the description did not mention Sous Vide - though many reviews did. It's here:
Unfortunately, I don't have any details on the internal thermal sensor - they must have used a different one for the ULTRA. Just a guess, but I wonder if it's one that reads in whole degrees celsius?!?!
I feel like they still don't have the marketing part down. It doesn't make any sense to push Sous Vide, and even sell a branded circulator, and then make a model that doesn't support that. Just another "sloppy" to add to the pile on the ULTRA. I really don't understand what happened here - this model just doesn't have the same kind of thorough thinking as their previous efforts. I was sorry to do this so-so review but it is what it is. : /