Trouble for using
I spend the whole day and night to cook rice, cannot adjust cooking time. Whatever I press, the screen always has 8888, not the figures I can read. I am not sure it is faulty one or something I did not do correctly. So disappointed.
Love it! Wish I had bought it sooner.
I have a slow cooker, a rice cooker, soup cooker and pressure cooker and not much space to store them. My other problem was all of them had small capacity so I invested in the Phillips All-In-One Cooker. Totally impressed! I’ve made soup, chicken casserole, chicken bone broth by slow cooking and pressure cooking and all turned out perfectly. It comes with two inner 6 litre pots, one of which is Teflon coated and so easy to clean.
The recipe book is rather basic and instructions could be better but youtube video sorted that out quickly. Sauté function works well and one of the best features is that when the cooking time is finished, it immediately goes on to warm function. Overall a great product and I would definitely recommend it.
Purchased in July 2019 at Amazon.
Out of all the kitchen gadgets, this is my most used one!
So I've had this for 1 year now, and we bought it from Costco, and It's that good we've just bought another for our son!
You can just about do anything in this thing, I make egg fried rice, stew, pulled pork and beef, soups and I also pressure cook cubed meat for 20 mins for homemade meat pies! I have tried making yoghurt and I like it, but it's not a firm set greek yoghurt. I have baked a cake in it and it was lovely!
Ok so the recipe book is a little dissapointing, the spaghetti bolognese recipe is amazing though, but hey there are hundreds of recipes out there, you just have to google and tweak!
I love the touch screen, I think many people have a problem as they are really trying to press it too hard, but you really only need the slightest of touches on the start button.
2 Year warranty and 2 bowls, I also have a TM and while I like that for food prep I don't use it to cook in, I use this.. I've never had a tough piece of meat, for a slow cooked pulled roast, sear it first and then add a little stock and slow cook it, I usually use the slow cook on high for around 4-6 hours for a 2kg piece of meat.
Top tip, if you are are frying/sauting like with fried rice and then you want to cook on manual and add stock, make sure the stock is hot/boiling water to reduce the time it needs to come up to pressure! This also works for stew too, It cooks a wonderful stew in 20 minutes!
Buyer Beware - Philips Worst Pressure Cooker - Lemon
We had the previous model and loved it. We decided to upgrade, unfortunately what a disappointment. The touch screen has been problematic from month 3. Normally take 5 or 6 turning off and on to make it trigger the start program. It now has decided to not start. The touch sensor is clearly a manufacturer fault. Our family has always supported Philips small appliance, it’s a shame we have been let down this time.
Purchased in August 2018 for $280.00.
Good buy, no regrets!
The AIO does what its supposed to do. The results are great.
Meats cook very well on pressure cook mode and is a very handy and a convenient appliance to have in the kitchen
The recipe book is a bit disappointing with a very few recipes included, would have expected more.
So easy to use
We bought this model after I thought my old one had broke, but infact I wasn’t putting the seal ring in correctly, so now I have 2 pressure cookers. I love this modern model better than the old one because the electronic touch pad is easy to use. I love the diversity of how you can have a curry cooked in an hour or you can cook a soup throughout the day on slow cook.
Very happy with our purchase. Cooked a silverside and it was very tender. Can whip up a meal when I come home from work and have it on the table in an hour.
Purchased in May 2019.
Very annoying that I have to go through the motions time and time again just to get this machine to start. The start button will not work straight away. The panel is not great.
Purchased in May 2018.
Pressure Issues with my Philips HD2178/72.
Hi, I cant get the Pressure cooker to work. The valve does not come up on mine when I turn the lid to close. I have the Philips HD2178/72. This is the second one I have had now and I can't seem to get it working...
Purchased in November 2018 for $300.00.
It's the only kitchen appliance I need!!!
This is the BEST appliance I own - in fact - I liked it so much I've got a second!!
I am also a TM owner and the TM is now a very expensive dust collector :( If I'd known about the All In One before purchasing the TM, I'd have not bothered with the TM.
I purchased my first Philips AIO on a whim after watching an infomercial for another brand of AIO - but when I researched the first, I couldn't justify the $400 price tag of that brand for something I wasn't sure of...I'd Never pressure cooked in my life.
I went off and did some research on different brands and was impressed by the looks and features of the Philips, so I set off finding the best deal. I decided on a certain retailer but had only ordered the Viva 2137. To my surprise the premium arrived :)
I started with a few recipes from the book, which I must be honest isn't very reliable in areas, but as I grew in confidence and learned how the AIO functioned, I was able to convert my own favourites with fantastic results in less time than I'd imagined! I found some facebook groups to join, the most helpful being named the Philips All-In-One-Cooker Community (All pots welcome).
I use the AIO more than I do my oven. I sold my slow cooker. The TM is still here because it's great for mixing dough - which I then prove in the AIO on the yoghurt function. One pot, dinner is done - no fuss!
The stainless steel pot that comes with this model as an accessory is an added bonus, I can mix soups in it without fear of scratching the surface.
I've had no issues with my AIO, which saw me purchase a second in July 2018, from Amazon, for the same price.
Thank you Philips for an amazing machine :)))
Great WHEN it works.
Bought the HD2178/72 as a mothers' day present for my wife in May 2017. It worked great until July or August 2018 when it started operating erratically. When we plugged it in, the entire control panel buttons would light up at the same time and unresponsive to touch. If we kept repeating the process she'd eventually start working. I contacted Philips for warranty and they gave me a case number and the nearest repair centre (Newcastle Custom Electronics). I called them to book a repair and the attitude I got from the lady I spoke to was really poor...add to that the fact that she said they'd never repaired a pressure cooker at their place, I decided to suffer quietly whilst promising myself I'D NEVER BUY A PHILIPS PRODUCT AGAIN !! I live in Maitland and don't even know where else to take this item to be fixed.
It a dream machine for me! Can do stews and braised dishes, chinese/asian traditional dishes in a jiffy! Got it at Costco for $185. Its a steal for such a fantastic cooking buddy. Performance is 10/10 and cost is a fraction of those other so-called other branded premium thousand dollar All in One cooking machines.
Philips HD2178/72 Atrocious
Purchased this on the week end for Costco. Very disappointed . The seer doesn't really get that hot and the red seal button doesn't release that the steam when you go to vent after cooking.
The general time on listening to all the cooks on you tube to cook a piece of beef all cubed is 20 -25 MINUTES. I had to have mine set for 65 minutes for the meat to be tender - And I was using rump at $ 20.00 per kilo -Not a cheap cut -I want my money back !!!!
The things I love about the Premium AIO are
Two bowls - particularly the SS bowl
Full control over the steam release function ie NR (natural release) or QR (quick release) as opposed to the later model or another PC brand that I also own which is QR only :(
Manual function (often use this as opposed to pre set functions)
2 yr warranty!!! This is definitely worthy of mentioning
Easy to remove inner lid, seal and clean these parts (should come with two seals though - one for savory and one for sweet due to smell retention)
Lid not permantely attached which makes it much easier to store height wise in cupboard - my lid is always stored off AIO
User manual book - not newbie friendly / recipe mistakes /omissions eg...at end of cooking no mention of which method of pressure release! :(
Sauté high could be a bit higher temp
2 min default is annoyingly short...5 mins is more realistic...10 mins even better as easy to cancel unused time
Also annoying is not being able to change default time after you start function...got caught out there a few times earlier (my other PC doesn’t have a set default time)
Too slow to come to pressure....wherever possible I use hot liquid which helps a lot...again my other brand PC is much quicker.
When it reverts to keep warm mode I would prefer it to count up in seconds rather than minutes...very helpful when PC eggs in shells for three minutes then keep warm for 30 seconds before QR.
I would love to be able to set it to 0 time for PC function to still operate rather than the 2 min default (great for cooking more delicate veggies) and a featire common to other brands I know of.
Re design outer pot handles and outer lid so it could sit in the handle when removing - pet dislike of mine trying to find somewhere to put it down when hot with limited bench space
Suggestions for those new to the AIO
Join a good Philips PC group or 2 eg FB, as Ive learnt more there pre purchase than I ever would have from the user manual
Many owners are so savvy in ways of using the AIO and I’m in an amazingly knowledable group...hence the reason I went with the Philips AIO.
There as many little accessories available to really help make using your AIO more enjoyable..
Eg...I cook for two here...haven’t cooked rice the conventional way as too much rice required...I just cook one cup at a time using the PIP method...pot in pot method, manual setting - comes out perfect!
Although I haven’t used slow cook function yet (I’m more a PC fan) but the AIO has a slow cook HIGH and a slow cook LOW function...
Muliticookers don’t seem to operate temp wise the same as a stand alone slow cooker - the AIO is no exception so here’s a great tip for those wanting to use slow cook recipes...
If a stand alone slow cooker recipe says to cook something 6 hrs on LOW....this will equate to 6 hrs `slow cook HIGH’ in the AIO,
OR if the slow cook recipe states eg...4 hrs on HIGH....this will equate to 8 hrs `slow cook HIGH’ in the AIO...
The AIO slow cook HIGH temp is 90C +/- 10C - slow cook LOW temp is 70C +/- 10C
Hope this helps :)
The pressure cooker worked well when it was working. When i cooked congee with it, the water spilled out of the pot and ended up between the inner pot and machine resulting in water damage. I called Philips regarding warranty but they said it was my fault for not placing the appropriate level of water. I did not have the water level past the max marker in the pot. Terrible design.
Quiet machine. Expect an update
This is now a discontinued model. I picked mine up from Harvey Norman today near half price. Sadly, the cord was missing when I got home. Happily, a computer cord worked! You really do have to be a bit of a nerd to use this machine 'cos it's not that user friendly and the instructions assume an IQ of beyond normal. But does it do the job? I suspect it might. With some cooking experience I guessed at a beef stew. Sautee went well (love that I can maintain that caramelisation), then pressure cooked for 25 minutes. Meat a bit chewy, so I'll try 30 minutes next time. I found no melding of flavours you get with.a slow cook. Mind you, my spouse did a bit of a rave. He loved the results. (Philistine!). Even though other reviews I looked at rated this machine lower than the Breville, like others, I liked the additional stainless steel bowl. However, I have found the stainless steel bowl is probably austenitic,meaning it is not magnetic. This will only be important if you have an induction hotplate like I do. (I should have taken my magnet with me!), I do like flexible cooking modes. Will I love this machine? I suspect so. So quiet. Gonna be my toy for awhile.Give me a few weeks and I'll update with my cooking results.
Water condensation on the panel
This pressure cooker is no doubt very functional and convenient. However there 2 flaws. No.1 - There is no water outlet or collection cup like the tefal pressure cooker. Hence water easily seeps into the panel. And this happened even with the seal properly on. I don’t have this problem with my tefal even though I have times forgotten the seal. No.2 - The rubber seal becomes pretty loose after a few uses. And I usually do not remove the seal while cleaning unless necessary. So it do come off quickly easily half way through cooking. And this happened to my friend’s unit as well.
Tip top pressure cooker that every house should has
Just bought HD2178 from Costco last week. It’s very easy to use and very quiet when using the pressure cooking mode. I’ve been using other brands, never seen the pressure cooker can be so quiet, unbelievable quiet! Foods are all cooked just nice and yummy. It also very clean as the steam will not splashing out everywhere like others pressure cooking. Most important is its save my cooking time and all the cleaning hassles.
It’s a good product and strongly recommend every household to own one.
I’m getting excited as lots of cooking can be used by this fantastic cooker, from meat, soup to many types of desserts, everyday I just keep discovering it. You will regret if don’t have it!
This Has become an indispensable part of our household. Partner uses it to make dishes she would never have attempted before. And it’s super fast and easy. we have told our friends about it and even they are raving about it now.
we have only used the pressure cooker function so far and it’s been superb. It has paid for itself many times over. The only gripe I had is that the buttons are hard to press.
Excellent machine but manual & recipe book are truely appalling!
+ Fantastic well made machine
+ Easy to use
- Truly dreadful user manual why does Philips consistently provide cheap/nasty manuals that are unreadable. I expected better after paying $280 for it.
- Recipe book poorly researched or I suspect tested with the cooker will leave users frustrated
- Inaccurate cooking timings on machine - I bought this cooker because it had an auto risotto setting which takes 14 mins. I ended up with an overcooked mess fit for the bin!!! Retried it, and it cooked perfectly on only 5 mins! See my risotto recipe below.
- No instructions in the manual on how to remove the inner lid... still puzzling over how I can remove it and clean it and the valves underneath.
Mushroom & Asparagus Recipe - for two people. For 4 people, just double recipe.
1 cup of risotto rice
1 1/2 cup of water (hot is better as it takes less time for the cooker to come up to pressure)
1 cup of white wine
1 brown onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves minced
6 medium sized mushrooms sliced
1 heaped teaspoon of butter (I use vegan butter but you can also use 2 tablespoons of olive oil)
1/2 lemon juice
1 teaspoon of Vegeta powered vegetable stock
2 teaspoon of fresh finely chopped parsley
4 sticks of asparagus cut into 2 cm pieces
Parmasan grated (I personally use Vegan)
Using the saute setting, add the butter (or oil) and add onion, garlic, mushroom and fresh thyme leaves. Saute 2 mins with lid off
Add white wine (I use sauvignon blanc)
Add vegeta stock powder
Add risotto rice
Add hot water
Switch off saute function and put on the lid and pressure cook for 5 MINUTES ONLY.
Release steam, then remove lid, add asparagus, stir in. If the risotto is a little dry add a few table spoons of hot water from your kettle
Switch on saute function and cook for 2 mins (don't stir too much).
Switch off saute function and replace lid and switch on keep warm function and allow to 'steam' for 1-2 mins
Remove lid. Add lemon, parsley and parmesan and serve. (I personally, also serve mine with a little balsamic vinegar reduction)
You should end up with a perfectly delicious risotto.
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- GTIN13: 8710103792048
- MPN: HD2178-72
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