The Instant Pot Gem 6 Qt 8-in-1 Programmable GEM65 V2 is part of the Multi-Cooker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Multi-Cooker
models like the Gem 6 Qt 8-in-1 Programmable GEM65 V2 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Slow cooking: This score reflects the results using the slow cook setting for our beef stew and chili & beans recipes. Dry beans were used in our chili test. High scores indicate more tender meat and vegetables at the end of 5 hours for the stew; and tender meat and beans at the end of 7 hours for the chili.
Rice cooking: This score reflects the results of cooking 1 cup of dry white rice using the rice setting.
Steaming: This score reflects the results of steaming 1/2 pound each of broccoli florets and baby carrots. High scores indicate the broccoli florets and carrots were firm but not mushy.