Great multi cooker.
This is a great multi cooker. It sautees, pressure cooks, slow cooks, makes Yogurt, etc. The documentation is scant but there are online websites to look up recipes. The stainless steel bowl is easy to clean. The only real downside is the cooking smells get trapped in the seal and it needs to be washed in the dishwasher or steam cleaned. This has now been released in Australis through Corningware so you can buy it online through Amazon Australia or from a Corningware DFO outlet place. They don’t have accessories at the outlet place but you can buy some, like the glass lid, online.
I was dubious when my wife purchased an instant pot. I gotta say that these are wonderful. It will never replace my le crueset cast iron pot but for cooking stocks, rice, bolognese etc its perfect.
Purchased in December 2019 for $200.00.
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Love it even more than I was expecting
Bought it from Amazon UK. It took ages for them to actually send it (close to a month) during which time I debated whether I really needed it. I'm so glad I decided to wait! It really is as good as everyone says. I had another pressure cooker which was ok, but just had a dial to select and was a bit hit and miss. This one is perfect, so many settings and different ways to cook things. Everything I've cooked in it so far has come out perfect. I haven't used the official recipe book but am getting recipes from users online. I would 100% recommend...it. Edited to add: it seems that after July 1 we Australians can no longer get items sent from amazon UK. There doesn’t seem any way to get instant pots delivered here now, unless you know someone over there who can buy one and send it. This really sucks. Instant pot: 10/10 Our government: 0/10
Terrible customer service
I ordered an instant pot online. It arrived missing an essential working part, a small rubber ring for the valve. Customer service told me i would have to wait until they "expand into other markets" before i could expect to get a replacement part. They then said they: " hope you find this useful".
Unbelievably awful customer service! It would cost next to nothing to simply send me the spare part!
Currently waiting to see if they were joking. I sincerely hope so.
The Instant Pot Duo does everything they say it does and the stainless steel big bowl is a real bonus to clean in dishwasher. I love this cooker, food comes out perfectly, the slow cooker function actually works as do all the other features. I cooked a two and a half kg Teriyaki Pork the other night, came out tender and succulent in only 25 minutes. I have had this pot for about 3 years and I cannot fault it.
I love this machine
So easy to use, lots of safety features. Cooks just about anything. Couldn't live without it now. Perfect for quick meals that you don't have to keep an eye on. Has so many different settings. I love the yoghurt feature. Cooks brown rice in 22 minutes. Only thing I didn't like is the book, its times are way off with most thing best just google time charts for pressure cooking or use the veggie queen Jill Nussinow time charts and she has a great website.
After disappointing experiences with pressure cookers from basic to more expensive I researched online and found Instant Pot. Ordered and bought through Amazon UK It is so easy to use and makes very tasty, healthy all in one meals effortlessly. It is quiet and basically 'set and forget'. There are so many recipes -YouTube or books - I am really enjoying experimenting with new ingredients and foods which I would never have attempted before. Highly recommended. My favourite and most used kitchen appliance. Easy to clean stainless steel bowl a bonus!
Note- as the Instant Pot comes from the UK you'll need to buy a plug adaptor or a 10A 250V~ power cable (mine bought from OfficeWorks)
Great addition to my kitchen
I bought the Instant Pot from Amazon UK too as they are not available in Aust. I had read a lot of positives about this particular machine on blogs I had been reading, and felt that having a stainless steel inner pot was worth the effort of the online purchase. I have found I am using this more and more in place of my slow cooker. Great to make stock in just 4hrs. Cooks rice well and we have enjoyed roasts, curries, shanks and soups from it too. Porridge takes a while but is definitely nicer than other methods. For someone who had not use...d a pressure cooker it took a bit of getting used to with liquid ratios and timings but there are heaps of online recipes and blogs with helpful advice. The machine itself is really easy to use once you have read the manual. The Saute function is great for browning meat or reducing sauces, and the stainless steel pot is easy to clean so I am inclined to use it more. I am so happy I chose the Instant Pot and definitely recommend it.
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This is a kitchen essential. I've used it every day since buying it. It makes everything from stews, pasta, vegetables to a cup of chia tea, all in a flash. Not soaked dry beans are cooked soft in less than half an hour. Carrot and potatoes steamed soft in 5 mins. It even makes yoghurt. I'm still experimenting as there's so much that can be cooked quickly in this amazing cooker.
Although not yet available in Australia it can be bought from Amazon Uk as they have the same voltage. That's what I did and replaced the plug with a common iec cable.
Questions & Answers
How can I get an instant pot for Xmas for my niece in Tasmania with out spending my time any more on wasteful investigation?
How much American dollars it is going to cost me? I am not this short tempered usually. But I had a brain surgery in the last few weeks and I am running out of time I am afraid.plaese help!
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