Most used appliance in my kitchen
My boy Burt bought me this for Christmas 2016 and I make a weeks worth of dinners for him (and our much younger girl) every week. I've just discovered the benefits of bone broth, especially for senior canines and it couldn't be easier. The humans love what I've made for them in it as well. Australia Day long weekend it was going from 4pm Friday to 5pm Tuesday and I was able to fill the freezer with 40+ portions of doggy dinners as well as 10 portions each of lamb korma, beef stroganoff, pork chilli & chicken for my husband who is on a lo-carb kick. The only rest it got was while I was cleaning the detachable bits between dishes.
Purchased in December 2016.
One of the best things I have ever purchased
This is one thing I will never regret buying. I bought it for around $150 two years ago and is still as good as brand new. I have used many electric cookers before but nothing is even closer to this one. You wouldn't need a cooking range and sauce pans since this serves the purpose of everything. Love it and is highly recommended.
Very good but needs tweaking
Good, and I use very frequently, but a steam basket insert would be great, not so happy with pressure cooker side of it, so much slower then my old pressure cookers and don't like the lingering smells in seals, have to keep removing and soaking
Purchased in January 2018.
This is great. Can’t live without it
Had this for over 2 years and it has become a staple product in my kitchen. Used every 2nd day at least. Makes chunky chicken soups, casserole beef, chicken Curry’s in a quarter of the time. For soups, I seal the lid and pressure cook and Curry’s I use it as a saucepan. Has quick cooking time to sauté onions etc for bases then add the rest of ingredients later. Totally love it. I have recently replaced the non-stick insert for the new stainless Steele one and it works perfectly. Easy to use a great product
Ok but expecting it lasts a bit longer
Worked great when it works. However, it failed after three year usage sparingly. Yesterday, while I was in the middle of cooking, the electrical component just failed and no longer turned on after plugging in. For a 200 dollar cooker I would expect it lasts longer than my 5 year old 20 dollar kettle.
Great machine. So easy to use and I use the pressure cooker feature all the time.
I have been very impressed with this machine and I am trying new recipes with great success. I recently made an amazing seafood chowder using the stock I made from bones and heads of fresh fish and prawns. I am still trying other features but very happy so far. Very easy to use and clean.
Very Handy House hold item
This is not your normal cooker. It can do a lot of more stuff and you will get a free recipe book with it to make some some lovely dishes. Easy cooking, put everything in cooker and it will be ready in due course. Easy cleaning and all items are easy to clean. You don't have to stand there during the cooking, like normal cooker.
Love to be able to put everything in the cooker and the food will be cooking itself. No need to watch the stove, and more cooking overflow from the stove top. Great taste, can cook anything, soup, stew, cake, dessert, rice, etc. Can't imagine it can do many different kids of food.
2 faulty units, still not fixed after 4 weeks.
After returning one unit to shop as the pressure valve didn't work. I was issued with a replacement. Same issue but Philips insisted on repairing. That was a month ago. Literally hours spent type chatting, matter supposedly being escalated (3 times). Getting nowhere. So frustrated and annoyed. Lost faith in the product and severely disappointed in Philips after care
valve has started malfunctioning
Had it for 13 months. For the most part loved it. Around 6 months ago the rubber seal started falling out whenever I lifted the lid and then stopped sealing so I would have to mess around with the lid to get it to seal properly. Then recently the valve fell out, (right about the time the warranty expired) and now it wont pressurize properly, unless I cover it with a cloth and sit something heavy on top of it. Very annoying and quite disappointing. Any advice would be welcome. I don't want to have to babysit it every time I cook something.
I bought this yesterday after having it on my wish list for many months. I used it last night to make pea and ham soup. It was super quick, easy to use and cooked to perfection. (nothing worse than a chewy split pea!) The family insist it was the best ever, and since I used the same old recipe I can only assume the new cooker made all the difference.
Very happy, highly recommended!
Not quite good enough...
The unit itself is passable, although the pre-programmed setting are next to useless, even for the recipes in the supplied book. Rice and Risotto are both 14min on the pressure cooker menu - why waste a program when there are only 5 to choose from in the first place? Can only handle small batches of meat, but burns small batches of rice. Pot scratches easily, despite only using wooden or plastic utensils. The 'cookbook' included is riddled with errors, incomplete instructions, missing ingredients and generally looks like it was a draft rushed to printing without proofreading. Basic usage instructions were also subpar with even basic instructions incorrect.
Generally an extremely disappointing unit - I would have expected far, far better quality and design.
Got this to replace a tefal cook4me and this leaves the tefal behind. I use the manual controls and appreciate the different sear temps and intuitive controls, however it does take a little longer to come up to pressure than the tefal did. It’s very easy to clean and maintain, but not dishwasher compatible . Haven’t tried the slow cook function yet, but will update this review when I do.
Not reliable - burns food
I have used the recipe book - some were okay but most burned. I can't understand the timer or the timing as it takes quite some time to build up pressure. I have contacted Philips via emails and they replied by email and organised a time to ring in the morning (I waited in all day!) but still 2 weeks later have not had anyone ring me to answer my questions. Extremely disappointing no Customer Care! Then when you ring they still don't get back to you. The cooker is easy to clean and looks good but I can't afford to burn food (especially when you are relying on it for a meal for the family). What was supposed to help reduce stress has caused further stress - by burning food and not getting replies from maker. Think I will go for a refund for an unreliable product.
November 22nd 2018 Update: Still no success with customer care - nearly 1 month has passed.
Hi after starting an enquiry with this company on 24th October 2018 I am still waiting to speak with someone. Numerous emails back and forth but no success in setting up a time for them to ring. Can't believe how many emails you can receive when a simple phone call would have had this answered. Time wasting to the max.
I’ve used my multi cooker nearly every day since I bought it a month ago.
It cooks extremely well. UsIng the cook book provided is a great way to start. Within a few recipes you can understand how to convert traditional slow-cooker recipes to the multi cooker. I have even made jam, and the taste was remarkable.
It’s easy to use, the regulator and floating valve are easy to clean. Looking at some other machines, they are overly complicated, with more parts to clean.
The silicon seal requires thorough washing, and it will occasionally hold an odor, but this doesn’t affect the overall taste of the next batch of food you may cook. My jam didn’t taste of curry!
One tip that maybe useful is to check the pressure control valve each time you cook with it. Make sure the black ring which holds the vent is finger tightened, so you don’t waste time bringing your food to pressure. This is a game changer, and makes cooking enjoyable. My family are really enjoying all the food cooked in the cooker.
I bought this cooker and have had no luck i cooked beef after sticking to the instruction it was not cooked. Then i cooked the lamb korma to the recipe it came out watery and the meat not cooked properly. I cooked corned beef on slow cook for 8.5 hours and still not cooked properly i had better luck with my $20 slow cooker from k.mart i am so disappointed what a waste of money.
Extremely happy with this cooker!
I purchased this cooker 2 weeks ago and I'm so glad I chose this one. I previously had a Breville Versa Cook, which I thought was okay (until it died), but this All-in-one takes cooking to new heights for me. I had previously been nervous about pressure cooking, but no more. This cooker makes sumptuous meals in very little time and I find it very easy to operate. I have even made cakes in it without changing any part of the recipe. The interior bowl is easily cleaned and doesn't smell, even after the messiest dishes have been cooked in it. I anticipate many happy hours cooking with this device. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who may be sceptical about pressure cooking.
Useless POS - Phillips Outsourced support are useless
- Wont pressurise properly (only gets to 01 or 02 max!)
- Lid wont open for 30+ Minutes after cooking, pressure release/unlock doesnt work - trapping food inside
- Called service centre who didn't offer any troubleshooting and who after 3 phone calls could still not provide me a correct phone number for a philips service centre in NSW Australia, They didn't even have a street name just 'Shop 26'
Third time lucky
This was my third pressure cooker in a short time. The Breville Fast Slo Pro was taken back as it wasn't coming to pressure and the Cuisineart worked well but was cutting out occasionally. So finally I went with the Phillip's AIO. It hasn't missed a beat and I use it most days. Curries come out perfectly and I am making yoghurt twice a week. The yoghurt recipe in the book comes out very runny. Found another recipe online and it comes out perfectly. The instruction book needs more general guides as to how long to cook different foods under pressure but I have usually managed to find what I need online. There is also conflicting info whether to seal or vent for yoghurt (I seal). Facebook groups have been very useful too for recipes and guidance. Overall have been very happy with it. Would give it 5 stars if the instructions were better.
Use it regularly
very easy to use, sometimes it's difficult to get to come to pressure again after the meat is finished and you want to add some veggies at the end. not sure if this is my fault or the machines. I've used it to make yoghurt as well as meals and it worked great ( pot in pot ) Cakes and cheesecakes came out good. Never used the slow cooker function, I just don't see the point
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Questions & Answers
Frequently Asked Questions about Philips All-In-One Cooker HD2137/72
How do I use the warm function on my Philips All-In-One Cooker?
The Philips All-In-One Cooker will automatically go into a warming function for up to 12 hours after the cooking timer has gone off, regardless if the cooker was in Pressure Mode or Normal Mode. You do not need to enable this mode.
What does an E3 error mean on my Philips All-In-One Cooker?
When an E3 error appears, it means the temperature of the inner pot of the cooker is too high. You will need to wait until the inner pot falls to room temperature before you can use or program the unit again.