Which one is better, Midea MY-CS6002W or Instant Pot IP-LUX60?

Last time we have discussed about the difference between Midea MY-CS6002W and Instant Pot IP-DUO60, but now is about to learn the difference between Midea MY-CS6002W and Instant Pot IP-LUX60. Both Midea MY-CS6002W and Instant Pot IP-LUX60 are smart electric pressure cooker, with similar functions, such as stew, boil, cook , etc, with one single button.
Midea MY-CS6002W Electric Pressure Cooker has both white bottom and cover and golden body, which makes it seem elegant. Instant Pot IP-LUX60 has always had black bottom and cover from the 1st generation to 3rd generation. And the silver body makes it seem more professional. We think these both color, golden and silver are eye catching colors, just like iPhone.
For the operation, Midea MY-CS6002W has more buttons. It has 12 functions: Rice, Soup, Meat/Ribs, Chicken/Duck, Beans/Chili, Fish/Shrimps, Cake, Steam, Bake, Stew, Saute and Yogurt. Taste choices: Shorter, Standard and Longer. Taste includes Shorter, Standard and Longer. Manual includes 7 pressure levels, which is used to adjust the pressure when cooking except for Bake, Cake, Saute and Yogurt. Keep Warm/Cancel means automatically heat preservation for 12 hours after cooking. Appointment time can be set with Hour or Minute. Delay cooking time up to 24-Hours.
Instant Pot IP-LUX60 Electric Pressure Cooker is the third generation production of Instant Pot. It has 10 intelligent functions: Soup, Poultry, Meat/Stew, Beans/Chili, Saute, Rice, Multigrain, Congee, Steam and Slow Cook. Adjust is to control the time of cooking soup, congee, meat, poultry, multigrain, steam and beans, and the temperature of slow cook and saute. Manual is to set the cooking time, with Less, Normal and More choices. Keep Warm/Cancel means automatically heat preservation for 10 hours after cooking. Timer is appointment time , adjusting through + or -. Delay cooking time up to 24-Hours.

MY-CS6002W和Instant Pot IP-LUX60功能对比

Pan cover details:
Midea MY-CS6002W cover adopts the handle design. It has manual exhaust button, float controlled value and detachable pressure regulator protection. Food grade stainless steel inner design and detachable seal ring allow convenient clean. Instead of manual exhaust button, Instant Pot IP-LUX60 has pressure regulator protection and float controlled value. It can be used as manual exhaust pressure if you move the pressure regulator protection to left or right sides. Food grade stainless steel inner design and detachable seal ring allow convenient clean. Through compared, the exhaust safety factor of Midea MY-CS6002W would be higher.
MY-CS6002W和Instant Pot IP-LUX60 上盖比较
MY-CS6002W和Instant Pot IP-LUX60 上盖内部比较

Inner container:
Both inner containers of Midea MY-CS6002W and Instant Pot IP-LUX60 have the capacity of 6L, with 3-ply bottom stainless steel. They have similar weight but the inner containers of Midea MY-CS6002W would be solider.
MY-CS6002W和Instant Pot IP-LUX60 内胆
Both Midea MY-CS6002W and Instant Pot IP-LUX60 are made out of high quality materials, which keeps them still when under high pressure. Spiraling heating button allows it to heat up 360 degrees more efficiently.

MY-CS6002W和Instant Pot IP-LUX60 锅体内部比较

Midea MY-CS6002W pan cover adopts vertical design, saving the kitchen room.

MY-CS6002W和Instant Pot IP-LUX60细节1

It also has detachable water storage tank design.
MY-CS6002W和Instant Pot IP-LUX60细节2

Both of them have spiraling cooling designs at the button, ventilation guarantee.
MY-CS6002W和Instant Pot IP-LUX60细节3

There are similarities between Midea MY-CS6002W and Instant Pot IP-LUX60. Midea is the No.1 brand of electric pressure cooker. They also make electric pressure cookers for other branding business. Instant Pot IP-LUX60 is also made from Midea manufacturer. Both of them have smart pressure and temperature control, which makes them a efficient machine and the energy saving rate reaches 70%, and they produce no noise when working. So which one is better, Midea MY-CS6002W and Instant Pot IP-LUX60? I think they have their own advantages and it is more important to choose a electric pressure cooker that suits you better!

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Make Matcha Cake with Joyoung Pressure Cooker JYY-50FS98

Green tea powder, aka matcha and maccha, is the soul of green tea cake. If you want to make good green tea cake, you have to use good quality green tea powder. I’m now happy with my recipe. I hope you like it too.

Matcha Cake


5 eggs

40ml fresh milk

180 g low gluten flour


15 g Green tea powder

1 g Salt

160 g white sugar

Kitchen appliances:

Joyoung electric pressure cooker JYY-50FS98


Make Matcha Cake with Joyoung Pressure Cooker

1. Add 5 whole egg, salt and white sugar, whisk to dense state.

2. Add low gluten flour and baking powder, stir evenly to a thick paste.

3. Add the cream into the slightly cooled green tea milk, mix they well. Pour them into the batter, mix again.

4. Apply the cream in the pot, press “Stew”  to choose the “Cake”, and press “Start” to preheat.

5. Open the cover after preheating, pour the batter into the pot, cover the pot.

6. After the completion of the inverted buckle out of the cake, let the cake cool. Collocation fruit or fresh cream with more flavor.

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Benefits of Pressure Cooking

Pressure cooking has many advantages, among which saving time & energy, preserving nutrients and eliminating harmful micro-organisms from food are most significant.

Saving Time & Energy

Foods are cooked much faster by pressure cooking than by other methods. Typically electric pressure cooker can reduce cooking time by up to 70% comparing with other methods.

With much less water used in cooking and a fully insulated external pot, much less energy is required, saving up to 70% of energy comparing with boiling, steaming, oven cooking or slow cooking. Electric pressure cookers are the second most energy efficient cooking appliance after microwaves.


Preserving Nutrients & Cook Tasty Food

With pressure cooking, heat is very evenly, deeply, and quickly distributed. It is not necessary to immerse food in water: enough water to keep the pressure cooker filled with steam is sufficient. Because of this, vitamins and minerals are not leached or dissolved away by water. Since steam surrounds the food, foods are not oxidized by air exposure at heat, so asparagus, broccoli, and so on retain their bright green colors and phytochemical. The cooked food keeps its original flavor.

Electric pressure cookers, such as Midea Electric pressure cooker, has a unique fully sealed cooking mechanism. No steam and smells spread throughout the kitchen and your home. This makes it an ideal clean and convenient cooking appliance.

Eliminating Harmful Micro-Organisms in Food

With pressure cookers, food is cooked at a temperature above the boiling point of water, killing almost all harmful living micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses. Pressure cooker have been used as an effective sterilizer, for jam pots and glass baby bottles for example, or for treating water.


Rice, wheat, corn and beans may carry fungal poisons called aflatoxins. Aflatoxins are naturally occurring mycotoxins produced by many species of Aspergillus fungi, due to improper storage, such as in humid conditions. Aflatoxins are a potent trigger of liver cancer and may play a role in a host of other cancers as well.

Just heating a food to the boiling point does not destroy aflatoxins. Recent study by Korean researchers showed that pressure cooking was capable of reducing aflatoxin concentrations to safe levels.

Another example is raw kidney beans, often used in making delicious Mexican Chili. Kidney beans contain a toxin, phytohaemagglutinin, which is only destroyed by boiling at high temperature for at least ten minutes.

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How Smart Cooking Programs Work

Midea electric pressure cooker achieves the best cooking results with a set of smart cooking programs.  The programs are stored in and executed by an advanced micro-processor chip inside Midea electric pressure cooker control panel. Those programs have been chosen after extensive testing in our lab with various food content.

The smart cooking programs control the cooking process with four parameters: heating intensity, temperature, pressure and duration.

  • Heating intensity refers to the amount of heat generated by the heating element. The main reason to control heating intensity is to manage the temperature at the bottom of the cooking pot, primarily to avoid burning food content at the bottom. For instance, heating is slower and gradually in “Soup” function whereas fast and steep in “Steam” (knowing there’s no food in contact to the cooking pot bottom). Heating intensity control is also used for soaking, such as in Multigrain function.  GOURMET ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER BT100-6L has a heating element with 1000W power rating.  The heat output of heating element is control by switching the power on and off for varying durations.
  • Temperature is the cooking temperature in the cooking pot throughout the cooking process. The peak working temperature of GOURMET ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER BT100-6L is 115°C~118°C or 239°F~244°F. However, the smart cooking programs don’t always maintain at the peak temperature. In the “Multigrain” program, to soften the grains, the food content is heated to 60oC for warm soaking for 50 minutes before cooking starts.
  • Pressure: when the liquid content in the cooking port reaches the natural boiling point, which varies depending on the altitude of your location, steam builds up in the cooking pot and pressure is generated.  The thermodynamics of gas indicates that in ideal cases the product of the pressure and volume of a gas is directly proportional to the temperature.  Since the volume in the cooking pot is a constant, we can consider the pressure being linearly related to the temperature of the gas, and to large extent (with delaying effect) to the temperature of the liquid content. The working pressure of GOURMET ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER BT100-6L is 10.15~11.6 psi (pound-force per square inch).
  • Cooking duration is the time the food content being cooked.  The cooking duration changes depends on the volume of the food content. For example, to cook 2 cups of rice, it takes about 14 minutes (8 minute pressure keeping time). More than 2 cups, it takes about 28 minutes (10 minute pressure keeping time).  Additional pressure keeping time ensures rice being cooked evenly in volume.  The default timing has been tested in our lab which works well in most cases. However, in situations when food needs to be well-done or less-cooked, the cooking duration can be adjusted with the “Adjust” button.

The smart cooking programs can be better understood with the visual temperature/pressure charts in relation with cooking time.  The following are the temperature/pressure charts of “Bean/Chili”, “Meat/Stew”, “Soup”, “Congee” and “Multigrain” cooking programs.

Midea-Bean-Chili-pressure-curve Midea-Congee-temperature-pressure-curve Midea-Meat-Stew-pressure-curve Midea-Multigrain-pressure-curve Midea-Soup-pressure-curve


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Three Generations of Electric Pressure Cookers

Electric pressure cookers have evolved substantially since the first patent was filed on January 9th, 1991.  Based on the cooking control capability, we can classify electric pressure cookers into three generations.

1st Generation: Mechanical Timer


The 1st Generation electric pressure cookers already have the essential pressure and temperature sensors. Both sensors act as a threshold moderator.  When either the threshold of pressure or that of temperature is reached, the power to the heating element is cut. The only user-accessible control is via the mechanical cooking time controller.  This mechanical controller offers estimated control on cooking duration.  There is no delayed cooking capability.

Basic safety mechanisms, such as locking the lid under pressure and excess pressure protection, have been implemented in the 1stGeneration cookers.

1st generation electric pressure cookers are seldom seen in North America.  However, in Asia, they are still very popular with cost-conscience consumers.

2nd Generation: Digital Controller.


The 2nd Generation electric pressure cooker builds on top of the capability of the 1st generation with a digital controller.  Delayed cooking becomes possible.  Pressure sensor is also electronically connected to the controller, so that a count-down timer can be shown when working pressure is reached.

Safety is also improved with additional sensors.  Most notably, if the lid is not fully locked, pressure cooking would not start.  This avoids the potential risk of blowing up the lid under pressure cooking.

Many of the electric pressure cookers sold in the North America today are still 2nd generation.

3rd Generation: Smart Programming


With the advance in pressure and temperature sensor accuracy, the 3rd Generation electric pressure cookers implement sophisticate control with digital technology. Two most remarkable features are Smart Programming and Enhanced Safety. These features greatly improve cooking result, maintain consistence and enhance safety.

Each 3rd Generation cooker is fitted with a microprocessor. With the accurate readings from pressure and temperature sensors, the microprocessor can be programmed to perform complex cooking tasks. The Smart Programs are tailor made for specific cooking purpose by varying heating intensity, temperature, pressure and cooking duration, to achieve optimized cooking result and maintain consistence. A typical example is in multigrain cooking program where the grains are soaked at ~60C/86F for a period to soften the grains before cooking starts.

With the microprocessor programs, more sophisticated safety mechanisms become possible. For instance, one common mistake is misplacing the stream release at the open position while starting cooking. With the steam release open, pressure never builds up in the cooking pot. Earlier generation cookers would continue heating. If the situation is not corrected on time, all liquid in the cooking pot would evaporate and the food would be spoiled. The 3rd Generation cooker implements a mechanism called, Leaky Lid Protection, where the microprocessor detects the excess long pre-heating period and stops the heating with an alarm.

All Midea electric pressure cooker models are 3rd Generation electric pressure cookers.

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