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Instant Pot Ace 60 Cooking Blender Review

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Instant Pot Ace Blender, silver
Instant Pot Ace Blender, silver

Instant Pot Ace Blender is an affordable yet excellent kitchen equipment. For context, you can get about 6 of these for the cost of the quietest smoothie maker.

Better yet:

It features a unique built-in heating element, which is actually its main selling point. In other words, this is a blender cooker, 2 appliances for the price of one. 

You also get the best bang for your buck since it includes valuable accessories—tamper, measuring cup, and food-safe strainer bag.

Here’s the deal:

As you know, Instant Pot is famous for its Pressure Multi Cookers. Now that they’ve expanded to more kitchen equipment, the question has to be asked—Is it as great as their original “Instant Pot”? 

Let’s find out, starting with the pros and cons.

PROS

  • Budget-friendly with accessories (tamper, measuring cup, strainer)
  • 56-ounce capacity
  • Non-toxic glass jar
  • A cooking blender, literally
  • 3-speed button with pulse
  • 8 one-touch blend settings
  • 700-watt motor
  • Digital timer
  • Self-clean function
  • Temperature indicator (both Fahrenheit and Celcius)

CONS

  • It has a tall profile
  • The pitcher is sturdy but it’s heavy
  • The controls are not organized
  • No manual control for cooking
  • Only 1-year warranty

Features

What can I make with Instant Pot Ace Blender?

Instant Pot’s Ace blender is considered a multifunctional kitchen appliance. So, it’s safe to assume that it has numerous applications. Even with just its automatic blend settings, there are already 8 different recipes. 

Anyway, here are some of the recipes you can make with the Ace blender:


Smoothies
crushed ice
Crushed Ice
hot soup
Hot Soup
frozen dessert
Frozen Dessert
baby food
Baby Food
salsa sauce
Sauces & Dips
salad dressing
Salad Dressing
almond milk
Alternative Milk
coffee grounds
*Cofee Grounds
Strawberry Cocktail
Cocktail

Unlike Vitamix Blenders and Blendtec Total Blender, it can make hot chunky soups since it doesn’t rely on friction to heat up your recipe.

On the other hand, it can’t pulverize flour as efficiently as other powerful blenders. Also, the Ace blender is not robust enough for thick smoothie bowls and nut butter.

Is it easy to use?

Unfortunately, the controls of the Ace blender are not so straightforward. First, there are multiple buttons, which can get confusing the first time. It’s also not organized since both hot and cold settings are placed randomly.

Instant Pot Ace Blender Controls

Moreover, the pitcher is uncomfortably heavy, making this product not ideal if you have mobility issues. 

Here’s the good news:

Even though it has many buttons, the 8 walkaway blend settings make things easier. For instance, the soup selection will automatically run for about 12 minutes and intermittently blend (for chunky or smooth results). 

So, you only need to add the ingredients, press the button, and let the blender do the work for you. Also, you can customize your blends with the 3-speed control.

In terms of sanitation, it comes with a self-clean feature. In other words, cleaning is still manageable even if the pitcher is not dishwasher safe.

By the way, the button arrangement has been addressed on its newer sibling, Instant Ace Plus Blender.

See the Instant Pot Ace Blender in action:

Don’t take my word for it, here’s a quick video demo of the Ace Blender.

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The Instant Pot Ace Blender is a blending machine that can cook thanks to the 600-watt built-in heating element, reaching up to 212°F (100°C). It has a robust 700-watt motor with a 56-ounce (1.65 L) glass container for hefty servings. Also, it highlights 8 automatic blend settings that make the blending experience a lot easier.

Technology

The most excellent technological feature of the Instant Pot Ace Blender is undoubtedly the affixed 600-watt heating element. If you must know, there are only 4 brands (I encountered) that have this hallmark, so this feature is still distinctive and remarkable.

Oh, and by the way, you can change between Fahrenheit (°F) and Celsius (°C). When you’re in standby mode, simply press and hold the start/pause button for 5 seconds.

Best of all:

It comes with a timer that counts down when you’re using automatic settings and counts up in manual mode. By having so, you can multitask in the kitchen better.

On the flip side:

The Instance Ace blender doesn’t have manual control over its heating element. Since you can’t change the temperature or timer, it’s cumbersome to make anything beyond its automated settings.

Technical Specifications

TypeCountertop Blender, Cooking Blender
Brand/SeriesInstant Pot
Model #ACE V2
Price$
Ratings4.1 out of 5
Speed8 automatic blend settings
with 3 manual blending speeds
Wattage700-watt motor
600-watt for the heating element
Max Capacityup to 56 oz (1.6 L)
ContainerGlass Pitcher
Dishwasher safeOnly the lid and accessories
BPA FreeThe glass container is BPA-free and the lid is is comprised of an FDA-approved polypropylene
ColorsWhite
Dimensions (LxWxH)9.21 x 8.27 x 19.17 inches (23.4 x 21 x 48.7 cm)
ApplicationHome & Personal Use
Warranty1 Year
Related ProductsNinja Hot and Cold Blender, Nutribullet Soup Blender, Instant Ace Plus Blender, Ace Nova Blender, Pampered Chef Deluxe Cooking Blender

Verdict

The Instant Pot Ace 60 Cooking Blender is a great product for the most part, but the brand offers a more up-to-date model with a ton of improvements—Ace Plus Blender.

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