If you are looking for a great electric pressure cooker that is both reliable and versatile, the Mealthy MultiPot is an excellent option!
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I have been singing the praises of electric pressure cookers since 2015 after my friend Lacey convinced me to get one on Prime Day. She said I’d love it, and she was right.
We started with the basic 6qt Instant Pot DUO, and have since owned multiple other Instant Pot models and sizes. For four years now, I have been using my electric pressure cookers daily for everything from breakfast to dinner and lots in between. I’ve turned all this experience into recipes, reviews, tips, videos, and now an Instant Pot cookbook.
Up until this summer, though, I had only used the Instant Pot brand electric pressure cookers. When a Mealthy rep reached out and offered to send me a MultiPot to review, I jumped at the chance because I wanted to try another brand and also because I knew I already loved Mealthy’s CrispLid air-fryer attachment.
I have been using the Mealthy MultiPot for several months now, for everything from yogurt to soups to pot-in-pot dinners, and I’m finally ready to share my review and tell you what I think about this electric pressure cooker!
Thanks to Mealthy’s generosity, I also have a MultiPot to give away AND a discount code, so make sure you go all the way to the end of this post and enter to win a new MultiPot!
Mealthy MultiPot Review & Giveaway!
What I love about the MultiPot ::
I have been using the MultiPot for several months now, and can safely say that I would highly recommend it! It’s easy to use, convenient, and versatile.
- It’s VERY user-friendly! The MultiPot’s function panel has 20 buttons and a digital screen that displays the time, pressure level, progress bar, and more. The buttons and functions are straightforward and easy to find.
- The black design is sleek and attractive. It just looks good, y’all.
- It comes with great accessories! The MultiPot comes with oven mitts, trivet, steamer basket, extra colored sealing ring, plus helpful cooking charts and access to the Mealthy recipe app.
- The pressure release is less “violent”. This may be anecdotal, but the pressure release with the MultiPot seems to be slower and more gentle than the Instant Pot.
How does the MultiPot compare to the Instant Pot?
As iconic as the Instant Pot has become, often being used synonymously with electric pressure cookers much as Crock-Pot and slow cooker, I think that one of the biggest questions is how the MultiPot compares to the Instant Pot.
As I mentioned before, I own several different models and am able to compare the MultiPot to the Instant Pot based on a lot of experience.
Simply and succinctly put, the Mealthy MultiPot is every bit as good as the Instant Pot. (They are, in fact, quite similar. If you have used an Instant Pot before, using the MultiPot will be very easy).
The MultiPot comes with 14 preset programs and a LCD screen that is easy to read and very helpful. This means that the MultiPot has twice as many presets at the Instant Pot DUO 7-1 and is most comparable to the Instant Pot ULTRA 10-1 (my favorite IP model).
I am honestly not one to use many of the preset cooking times, though I know that there are many who enjoy the convenience. I typically prefer to stick to the basics like Sauté, Pressure Cook, Yogurt, etc. However, the LCD screen has a progress bar that I love, and an easy-to-read countdown timer.
The one difference between the Mealthy MultiPot and the Instant Pot ULTRA is that the MultiPot does not automatically seal the pressure like the ULTRA does. This feature (or lack thereof) is not a deal breaker for me, but it is worth mentioning since that is one of my favorite features of the ULTRA.
One way that the MultiPot comes out ahead of the Instant Pot is in the accessories in the box. In addition to the standard trivet, oven mitts, and plastic tools we all throw away, the MultiPot comes with a steamer basket and an extra colored sealing ring. Both of these “extra” accessories are super useful to have on hand! (You can save that red ring for making iced tea in your MultiPot!)
The final comparison worth noting is that all the accessories that fit in the Instant Pot, and even the inner pot, fit perfectly into the Mealthy MultiPot. If you are already using an electric pressure cooker, you will not need to buy separate accessories for the MultiPot.
Final Thoughts ::
Whether you are considering your first electric pressure cooker, or your second or third, I highly recommend the MultiPot. If you follow here on the blog, or follow me Facebook or Instagram, you know how much I love my electric pressure cookers! I use them almost daily, often multiple times a day, and often putting two to use at the same time.
Just last week, I was put FOUR to use at the same time while I made dinner in one, had apple butter simmering in another, applesauce cooking in a third, and finally, was making apple pie filling in the fourth. (Watch how to make all these apple goodies on YouTube).
How many pressure cookers do you need?
I don’t necessarily think that most people need to own three or four electric pressure cookers. (Honestly, I was doing great with three, but like I said, I was excited to get the MultiPot!) BUT I definitely think that many families would benefit from and enjoy having two pressure cookers on hand. My favorite combination is 2 six-quarts because then the inner pots are interchangeable and the six-quarts are just generally a great size. However, having one 6qt and then a 3qt or an 8qt is another great idea.
When you have two pressure cookers at your disposal, you can more easily prep ingredients, cook from scratch, make main dishes in one and sides/dessert in the second, batch cook, and so on.
Save money on Mealthy products!
Mealthy has offered my readers a discount of $10 off a purchase of $59 or more with the code THISPILGRIMLIFE. You can use this code on the MultiPot, CrispLid, or other great Mealthy items.
Enter to win a 6qt Mealthy MultiPot! ::
Thanks to Mealthy’s generosity, I have a 6qt MultiPot to give away to one lucky reader! Giveaway open to residents in the continental U.S and Canada. Ends October 23rd!
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Would love to try the mealthy
This was a very comprehensive review. Thank you for sharing.
Great review…..sounds like a really versatile product!
Patti Sturdivant says
I have not tried using an Instant pot. But since I have gone back to work this school year I am thinking I need to try one. Thanks
Love my instant pot and love your blog! I would be excited to try the multipot!
I’d love to have one of those. I love my 8 qt IP and having a 6qt would be a great addition to my kitchen! Thanks for this great review.
I would so love to try the Multi-pot. I am adding the CrispLid to my Christmas Wish List!!
Donna Riley says
Thanks for this opportunity!
I love reading your blog!!! Also love you use a variety of pressure cookers.
Lynne kreger says
I Enjoy reading your blog and love love love your cook book. Thank you for all you do and sharing your life with all of us.
Wow! Having another pressure cooker would make meal prep even faster! Thanks for the helpful review
Thanks for the opportunity to win a great pressure cooker!
Chrystal Eckman says
Thank you for the thorough review. Great job. Thank you
I appreciate your reviews. I have two instant pots, and for liners, and I use them almost daily. I am totally up for trying another brand that works well! The air fryer lid has me intrigued, cause I want an air fryer
Missy Wainman says
I’ve been so intrigued by the Mealthy pot ever since I saw your review of the CrispLid! I have 3 electric pressure cookers right now, but a kitchen always has room for more! Thanks for the opportunity to win a Mealthy pot!
Sabrina R says
I’ve been wanting an instant pot, glad to see a review of a competitor brand side by side with instant pot brand. Winning the Mealthy Multipot would help me take the leap.
Sabrina R says
I’ve been thinking about getting a electric pressure cooker for a while but haven’t made the leap yet. Winning one would put and end to that.
This Multipot looks super interesting!
I have a 6 qt and an 8 qt Instant Pot but everyone could use more I think! I love all the features on this pot!
I hope I can win this and just in time for the holiday cooking to begin. I love all your recipes!
Thanks for the enter! 🙌
Love to try an instantpot.
Ali Celestino says
This sounds like the perfect pot, I mean you can even make yogurt in it that’s a family favorite in this house. We love cooking and trying new gadgets!
I would love to try this out – can you use the air fryer lid on it?
Susan Christy says
I’ve had a multipot on my wish list for a while. I think I would cook more if I had one.
Erika B says
Thanks for the information. My crockpot just died and planning to replace with a pressure cooker/multipot!
The MultiPot sounds really impressive! I like that it’s so user friendly.
Thanks for the great review.
Jessica orlando says
My crockpot magically broke today in the middle of making chili! This would be amazing to try out!
Sara B says
The Mealthy Mulitpot sounds like a great option for pressure cooking!
Elise Granholm says
Thank you for your wonderful review and simple unintimidating examples of how to use these in our home!
Kelly D says
I like that the MultiPot comes with a steamer basket and how many settings it has.
We cook a majority of our meals in either a crock pot or an air fryer, so I am interested to see how this compares.
A majority of our meals are from an air fryer or a crock pot. They are a convenient way to cook, so I am interested to see how this compares.
Great review! I would love another electric pressure cooker in my kitchen to go with my 8 qt! I often find that I wish I had another one for sides. Love that the Mealthy comes with the extras, that’s a plus for sure. I hope to buy a Mealthy Crisp Lid one day as well and I think we’d use it a lot, especially if there were two pressure cookers kickin’ around the kitchen. 😍
Jill McCaul says
I would love to add a 2nd pressure cooker to my kitchen. Hope to try the mealthy multi cooker and look forward to buying the crisp lid from mealthy as well.
Heather S says
Great review!! I would la la LOVE to win and use this beauty! Thanks so very much for the chance to! xoxo
Cheryl S. says
I love electric pressure cookers so I appreciate the Mealthy review!! My first PC was from QVC 🙂 and now I use my IP at least 4 times a week to speed meal prep along! Your cookbook has encouraged my recipe variation and increased my confidence with my pressure cooker.
I love using pressure cookers and enjoy trying different ones. I started out using my mom’s stove top model when I was in college in the 80s. It’s older than me and I still have it even though I don’t use that one anymore.
It is good to know the differences between the multipot and the instant pot. This could work well for my family.
Would love to win this Mealthy pot. Already own the crisplid and love it!
Thanks for the review! An instant pot or multipot (now) is on my Christmas wish list!
I love my 6 and 8 qt IP but I have been eyeing another one!!
Kathy Stayer says
Thanks for doing the review, Lisa. I have the 6 qt. Duo, would like the Ultra, but just don’t use it enough to justify the expense (only 2 of us). Mealthy sounds like a great product. YIKES… what’s a URL and where do I find it?????
Kathy Stayer says
Thanks for doing the review, Lisa. I have the 6 qt. Duo, would like the Ultra, but just don’t use it enough to justify the expense (only 2 of us). Mealthy sounds like a great product.
I have always shied away from an the InstaPot thinking it wasnt worth the expense and effort…I like cooking and just didn’t feel like it was something worth figuring out how to use.
I sub in the schools and have been working a little more this year. After reading your blog and seeing everything you do in yours the idea has become tempting. Winning ine would be perfect! I just made pear butter with 50lbs of pears and seeing that you made your apple butter with yours sounds very tempting!
Beverly Wells says
I love my CrispLid and would love to win their pressure cooker!
Lauren Locke says
Thanks for the review! Looks cool and that crisp lid is still something I want to try too!
Great review! Thanks for the info. I was thinking about getting another pressure cooker. This might be the one for me!
Thanks for the review. I noticed it in one of your recent instagram stories and wondered about it!
Tara Olsheskie says
Thanks for the review!
As someone who has only used an instant pot , this review was super helpful!
I had never heard of the Multipot before, but I love my Instantpot and I’m hoping to win this giveaway so I’ll have an extra pressure cooker!
Erin West says
I have always wanted to try a pressure cooker, but couldn’t justify the expense. Never heard of this brand. Looks great though.
Thanks for doing this review! I had seen the MultiPot, but I was not sure how it compared to the instant pot. I’m looking to purchase my first one soon!