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.
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.
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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.
I got this from Myer during their Boxing Day sales. I have done two recipes so far and loved them both.
I used to own the Tefal cook for me, compared to this, the Tefal model is amateur hours! Everything with this machine is great, once I’ve figured how to operate it. The only part that was confusing was that rubber unit with the floater. You see, I removed it thinking it was just some sort of packing protector. Of course, this meant that the machine couldn’t pressurise! This really needs to be spelt out in the manual (as a listed component...), rather than the cleaning instructions in another section. Once I figured that one out, I have cooked a beef rendang, and a soup in it. Both turned out delish! The only criticism is those controls on the panel, they are a little confusing. But like everything else, there is a learning curve. Perhaps Philips would consider a touch screen option in the future to make this machine even better. The best thing about this? The quietness of the machine and the lack of smell (from cooking the curry), meant that I will be able to enjoy more complex recipes without worrying about cooking smells permeating my furnitures. The machine supports sauteeing, pressure cooking and slow cooking. I can now retire my other devices and just use this one. Now, if only Philips could put air frying function into this nifty unit...
One Cooker to Rule Them All
Quick background: We love cooking and experimenting.
Cuisine: Asian (Chinese, Malaysian, Indian), Italian, American & European.
Research period: 3 months
Budget: None but needs to be value for money.
Major driver: Slow & pressure cooking options.
Didn’t like leaving the stove or oven ON for long.
Product selected must be capable of cooking rice to replace our rice cooker. We didn’t want another appliance on the bench.
Who is it for: beginner and advance cooks. Technical and non-technical will find it fun either way.
Fast, silent and safe cooking.
Had in my life several high-pressure cookers for the last 20+ years. Some of them literally had no names, some very well known brands. What all of them had in common - hot external surfaces, noisy when releasing an exceeding pressure sometimes directly up to the ceiling. But the most annoying part always was when they completely unpredictable beginning to leak, so you need to stop, cool down and attempt to adjust the rubber sealing ring...
There is nothing even close to any of these issues with that Philips model.
No leaks, silent and pract...
Cooking in a fraction of the time with a flavour boost.
I love this new model, it's very easy to use and understand.
So far it has cooked everything pretty good.
It does cook much quicker than a slow cooker and achieves the same results.
Cooks up to 70KPa. The auto functions seem just right.
The only criticism I have isn't with the appliance, it would be with the cookbook.
I would have like instructions on the simple things like pasta, rice, steak, fries, baked potato as examples. There are hints at how you cook rice (using the marks on the bowl) in the book, I just wish the instructions were clearer.
I must admit, the recipes are probably not ones I'll try but they do a good job showing the many ways this unit can be used.
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
I have had the same problem. I am also concerned at how to clean this new version lid too.
Philips representatives: Please note this video link you attached is for the old version lid to clean. The new version does NOT allow for the gasket seal to be removed. It is actually riveted to the metal work. Pks advise. Thx
Hi, I've recently bought the same model as yours and I am having problem locking the lid. Any of you experience the same thing? Thanks
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
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|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|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
- GTIN13: 8710103828310
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