It's pretty good but I really hate the fact there is no quick pressure release.
The pressure cooker its self is really good, I love the maintain heat which lasts 12 hours compared to others only last 4 hours. I mainly use manual but the one thing I really hate about this pressure cooker is that you can't release the pressure quickly, it takes forever for the pressure to release. So in reality it may cook 6x faster but if you add up the time for it to pressurize and the time for it to cook then release the pressure it ends up being pretty much the same time as if you were to cook it on a stove for say a stew or vege's..etc
I'll end up buying another one and keep this one for maybe camping on power sites or in my camper trailer and get a crockpot.
Purchased in July 2020 for $360.00.
I have the same trouble as the other people here, the lid jams after pressure cooking.
The lid jams after finishing pressure cooking (the 1 KPA left doesn't release even after waiting a long time) and the customer service said to thump it on the side so I've been doing that. My son even said to use the Tefal Cook4Me instead as it hasn't given me any problems. I don't know how long this pressure cooker will last as I've been thumping it to release the last pressure. I shouldn't have bought this product.
Purchased in November 2018 at Harvey Norman for $255.00.
Worked well for 2 years
We loved it while it lasted. Exactly 2 years since we bought it, it stopped working. We also cooked rice but before it died, the rice started to be overcooked.
Luckily we bought product care and Harvey Norman gave us an option to get a replacement HD 2238-72. Apparently they ran out of this model.
Purchased in October 2018 at Harvey Norman for $286.00.
I hate it
The first 2 times I used it I loved it. It’s 3 weeks old and won’t get to pressure, the lid jams. So disappointed. Heap of junk. Spewing I didn’t read these reviews first. No I don’t want to be on hold all night ringing them. Terrible product
Purchased in June 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $300.00.
12 months before lid stuck. Now unusable and in the bin. Awful quality.
Had this cooker for 12 months when the lid completely jammed. Tried for hours to get it open and now it won't close properly again. Also, had a previous issue where the pressure valve fell out when the cooker was being cleaned and got lost and had to be replaced. When it works, the cooker is pretty good. The build quality is truly awful though. Wish I'd checked the reviews before purchase, as the lid issue is extremely common.
Purchased in December 2018 for $350.00.
This product should be recalled
Bought this product and having the exact same problems as the other reviews. The lid gets jammed and it took me a while to open it. Now I’m scared to cook anything inside. It’s just collecting dust in the cupboard. I wish I read these reviews before purchasing. Truely a garbage product
Purchased in January 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $349.00.
Loved it at first til it didn’t work!
Loved it and used it often. Looked after it well. The machine started but pressuring properly and then not de pressuring properly. I wrote to the customer care email and never received a reply! Now I’m looking to buy a new machine!!!!! Should have believed the reviews.
Purchased in June 2018 at Harvey Norman for $450.00.
Underrated- best money I ever spent on a pot
I was very hesitant before buying this product after reading all the negative reviews. Decided to risk it and I am glad that I did. I never had any problems, use it at least 3 times a week and cook absolutely everything, from beans to cakes; even cream caramel I have cooked with it. Their orange cake recipe is my signature cake, everybody loves it. I did have the same issue many people reported with the lid getting stuck but I found out the issue and found a way around it: you just need to program it to cook again and put the timer for a minut...e. Then let the pressure reaches zero. It unlocks immediately. Not sure if I have have been lucky or others were unlucky but I just can’t recommend this product enough. I simply love, love, love it. Best money ever spent.
Purchased in April 2019 at Myer for $349.00.
Perfect cooker, reliable, it saved my life
Loved the high pressure function, we cook meat, stew beef with carrots, make tomato soup, you name it. The cooker is perfect for busy working families because meat could be done within half an hour, melting with nice texture, with the cooker, we don't even want to eat restaurants anymore. We had to eat high salt/oil restaurant food all the time because of our busy schedule and my reluctance/laziness to cook. The cooker is the best thing for "lazy" moms.
Purchased in February 2020 at Myer for $349.00.
Great for three months then lid malfunction
Bought the cooker onlineas an upgrade from a manual stovetop pressure cooker. I liked the look of this model and spent more than I anticipated. When it arrived and I got to see it I realised it has WAY more plastic than i expected for the price tag don't be fooled by the stainless steel wrapping. I really loved cooking with it for three months and the settings and electronics were great BUT then, no surprise really, the plastic locking mechanism on the lid jammed/snapped/broke away.
I did not use excessive force on it even the cogs inside for t...
Purchased in August 2019.
Worst used it twice lid got stuck.
Used this for the second time, lid stuck while family was there with a half cooked silverside. I had to open it with a screwdriver to feed the family. Taking this back for refund.
Purchased in November 2018 at Harvey Norman.
Love it! Use it 3-4 times a week
I did not read the reviews before purchasing. I purchased this particular brand because it gave me the temperatures for Low and High slow cook - Low 70 degrees, High 90 degrees. All the other slow cookers are way too high, they boil the meat instead of slow cooking it or burn it. I have never ever had a problem with it. I did read the reviews and since I use it so often (I have 10 month old twins and this makes dinner super easy), there are a couple of comments I would like to make.
* Not getting pressure up is usually because either i...s not enough liquid, or the liquid is too thick. Usually thinning this out or adding more liquid will stop this problem. * Lid getting stuck on and unable to open - Super easy fix. Yes this happens and I have informed customer service of this fix but they will not tell people. Its stuck on because the valve is under a small amount of pressure and therefore the safety is to lock the lid. It even happens with the slow cook. Take the little steam removable part off. Being careful not to scald yourself use a skewer (I use a metal one) to gently pry to one side the steam valve (tilting it) to release the steam. Steam will come out so dont put your head over it or arm! Keep it tilting till steam releases and then you will hear the lock unclick. I leave the cooker turned on while I do this and this is only in situations where it may say pressure 01 or 00, I wouldnt recommend doing it under full pressure I would just use the steam release button which will then release the steam in short bursts. What do I cook in it - Everything - Full roast chickens, roast lamb, roast pork and roast beef. They come out lovely and succulent. Add your veg in too - carrots, potatos whatever - on slowcook they still come out soft but with shape - not mush. To cook a roast 2kg I use slow cook high for minimum 9 hours, 12 hours is better. I also cook bolagnaise for spagetti bolagnaise, chuck in slow cooker in morning set and forget. Thai green curry - same. Meatballs - keep their shape. Apricot chicken. Chicken noodle. Pretty much anything, chuck in set and forget. If you want that oven feeling, chuck it in the over for a bit. The leftovers from roasts make awesome pies. The key to cooking roasts is to add good quality stock - continental stock pots are great (the jelly ones), and then when finished pour juices into pan and cook down until flavour has developed add cornflour and you have an amazing gravy. I also make yoghurt in this, using the yoghurt setting for 12 hours to make thicker. I rarely use the pressure cook setting now as I find the morning its easier for me to put something on earlier.
Present from my son
The cooker looks great. Cost $349. It is difficult to work out how to use, but for anyone with two degrees should be able to manage it.
When we finally got to work out how to use the cooker it Flashes E10 error. So never got to use the cooker. Since my son purchased it from good guys he did not keep his reciept so money gone.
It looks great. It would be better if it worked.
Purchased at Movie Guys / Game Guys for $349.00.
Biggest piece of junk I have owned
I brought this cooker and from day one the slow cooker feature was very average to say the least . I had better results with $49 slow cookers from k mart , however the pressure cooker function worked very well for a short period of time . Then I had problems with getting the lid to open and tonight I had to waste $50 worth of meat because the unit wouldn’t build up pressure . It is out of warranty but I can honestly say it wouldn’t have been used more than 20 times since I brought it ... Last Philips appliance I will ever buy .... do your self a favour and stay away ...
Purchased in March 2018 at JB Hi-Fi for $349.00.
ABSOLUTE PIECE OF GARBAGE.
Will not reliably pressurise irrespective of how it's assembled after use and it only assembled the one way.
Utter waste of money.
Burns meals unrecoverably whilst it futilely attempts to pressurise.
Purchased in August 2019 at Harvey Norman.
Food not cooked
Cooked on Slow Cook Low, 8hrs. We have had our machine for 6mths. Little used. But twice now the food is only part cooked at 8hrs. And we have had the lid lockup to. Just cannot get it open Lots of heavy persuasion got it to pop. I keep the lock mechanism lubed now.
Purchased in December 2018 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $349.00.
The Lid will not open here is the answer!
We have had this pressure cooker for a couple of months, I have used quite a few electric pressure cookers in the past and this one is not that different as in features like offering the slow cooking option as well as others etc, One issue is the lid locking when it should not! and I see others have had this problem also firstly calling Philips customer care is a waste of time, in fact, they are one of the worst customer care teams I have ever dealt with they are as usual overseas call centre who have ZERO product knowledge they merely look up...the manual and read the instructions while you are talking to them on the phone , the gentleman we spoke with gave us totally wrong information he did not even understand what pressure cooking was. Anyway, I'm not here to rubbish Philips call centre they take care of that themselves I just want to let people know that yes there is a design problem with the lid locking on this cooker even using it on the slow cooker function it can happen so an inconvenience yes! but if you can put up with it the unit will unlock after the appliance stops if you leave it for about 20 or 30 mins the lid will unlock and let you get your food out, What happens is the type of lid allows a combination of suction and pressure to build up even when not using pressure cooking setting and causes the lids mechanism to look. Its a shame Philips as the product looks great and would be great if this did not happen. I am sure the same call centre staff are the ones who respond to these reviews LOL.
Purchased in April 2019 for $289.00.
Pressure not get to the preset value randomly, Philips doesn't reply to my email
After 1 year usage, the problems coming.
1. When I choose to beef on the menu, there is at least 3 time the pressure can't go up to 60, it keeps heating but the timer never counts down.
2. When select cooking rice on the menu, it happens a couple of times, it takes a half hour and still showing "pressure up" and didn't progress. I stop it. The rice is cooked.
3. I select cooking rice on the menu, the pressure doesn't go up to the pre-set value 30, it flatuates 15-25, rice is cooked, but it tastes watery and is not as good as new.
I send the c...ooker to Philips nominated service center. After 2 weeks they just did a test to boil water and pressure goes up. But my cooker issue is that the cooker pressure doesn't go to the pre-set pressure value 30. Those guys don't mark down the 3 issues I told them, which is the basic step to diagnose the problem. they waste my 2 weeks and does a useless test. I reply to Philips customer care email which I have an open ticket with them(ref:_00Dw0Cp29._5002X2Npabb:ref). This time it takes 7 days but still got no reply. I disappoint their service.
Purchased in May 2018 at Harvey Norman for $270.00.
Very disappointed with this product
The quality of this product is terrible. The lock system is poorly designed therefore there is a constant struggle with opening and closing the lid. (Ours jammed) Don’t recommend it
Purchased in May 2018 at Tens Machines Australia for $285.00.
Great product to eat clean and healthy
daily use for dinner. Set and forget feature is the best for weekdays dinner. Often used it for making soup out of beef/pork bone with maximum pressure to extract all the good stuff that's beneficial for your joints. I've plonked a whole mid size chicken into the cooker for a 20 min steam and it turned out really well.
Since its chestnut season now, I have used the cooker to make perfect batches of sweet soft chestnuts. Put your whole chestnuts in (cut a small slit on the shell), cover it with water, set for 30 minutes and 40 pressure. And yo...u will have one of the best tasting chestnuts with easy to peel shell. I find the pressure build up and release time perfectly reasonable. It takes its time to build up the pressure because it needs to boil the water and its content, then it needs to boil off more water to create steam as steam is the component that produces pressure. Higher set pressure value = more steam = longer time. On the long pressure release time, it may be a built in safety function that wouldnt allow too much pressure to be released at once, as a sudden huge cloud of heated steam might be dangerous. Next stop, trying to make yoghurt with the cooker. Cleaning is a bit tricky as sometimes you have to disassemble the metal lid and wash down the components one by one. The rubber seal also has to be reassemble in a certain orientation, but nothing too hard with a few practice run even for a butter finger like me. all in all, a wonderful/helpful addition to my kitchen.
Purchased in March 2018.
Questions & Answers
I had issues with the locking mechanism. Phillips replace the cover where the rubber ring is now sealed permanently onto the cover and I can’t take out the rubber ring to wash. They say this is an upgraded version. Am puzzled as to how can an upgraded version compromise hygiene ?
Hi Eli, thank you for sharing your concern. We understand that hygiene is of utmost necessity when it comes to cooking. Here's a video that provides a step-by-step guide on how to clean the cover and rubber ring of your Multi Cooker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adrz8FUvNc8 - We hope this helps! Should you have any other questions, feel free to reach our colleagues directly at 1300 998 851 (Australia) or 0800 836 761 (New Zealand), from Mondays to Saturdays: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm EST. Hope to hear from you soon!
The Philips Australia Team
Hello, added a pork shoulder to the Philips pressure cooker today on the high slow cook setting but didn’t lock the lid till a few hours later. I didn’t open it or feel the sides but it would still have been safely cooking during the time before I locked the lid, right?
Not sure but I guess it would be
Thank you for reaching out to us here. We're here to help out! It is important that that the lid is closed at all times when preparing food in the pressure cooker. Have you checked to see if the sealing ring is properly attached? You can determine this by checking if the floater is up or down. If the floater is down, please check the seal ring and reassemble it properly. The seal ring needs to be attached to the lower part of the floater from the inside of the lid. Also make sure that the lever is in the unlock position. Thereafter, close the lid and then lock the lever.
We hope this helps. Please feel free to reach out to us directly if you need further assistance. We'd be happy to further assist you with your query via phone or WhatsApp. If you're in New Zealand you can call us on 0800 658 224 Monday - Friday: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm or WhatsApp us on +61 435328251 (add number in your WhatsApp contacts) from Monday to Saturday: 09:00am – 09:00pm (chat only). If you're in Australia: 1300 363 391 Monday - Friday: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm EST and Whatsapp is +61 435328251 Monday to Saturday: 07:00am – 07:00pm EST (chat only).
Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team
I have the HD2145 all in one cooker and today it showed the error code E10 on the screen. There is no information in the manual to indicate what the fault may be so I called your team (advertised opening hours 7am to 7pm). I called at 2pm Western Australian time to get a message that it is closed. Very disappointed with this as is it is now the day before Good Friday so I assume that the earliest I am going to be able to get a response is next Tuesday. So I am without my main cooking source over the long weekend.
Hi there, thank you for your question. We're sorry to hear that your All-In-One Multi-Cooker is showing the E10 error code and that you could not get a hold of our colleagues via phone. We can imagine that not being able to use your device is far from ideal. We kindly recommend you to contact our colleagues (again) at 1300 363 391 (Monday - Friday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm EST) or to send them a message via WhatsApp +61 435 328 251 (Monday to Sunday: 07:00am – 07:00pm EST), so they can see how they can be of assistance. We hope that the issue will soon be resolved. Wishing you a nice rest of the week.
The Philips Australia Team
|Category||Slow Cookers, Multi Cookers and Pressure Cookers|
|Keep Warm Setting||Yes|
|Dimensions||371 x 350 x 490 mm|
|Outer Body Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
|Cooking Bowl Material||Stainless Steel|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
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