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Optimum Induction Pressure-Cook Pro

Optimum Induction Pressure-Cook Pro

3.8 from 26 reviews

A great versatile cooking machine

a great all purpose cooker. Great as a pressure cooker and slow cooker. A lot of menu options for different types of cooking. It is easy to clean and I like the fact that it is sealed under the bowl so if you spill liquids it will not get into the electronics.
Have used it to my bread, yoghurt , soups, roasts, deep fry.
Out performs other multicookers I have used. Appears to be sturdy and reliable.
I bought it on special which is great value.

Date PurchasedAug 2018

The most awful pressure cooker I have ever owned

I have used pressure slower cooker for over 20 years.
I have not even had it 12 months
It burns never knew they could burn!!
It says its on for 1hr nearly 2 hours later it’s still going!!
I would not of used it 6 times! I hate it! the coating is cracking and peeling off tried to call them they don’t answer!! Very disappointed!!!

Date PurchasedApr 2018
1 comment
Hey Bec, please email me ASAP to roy@froothie.com.au or call the office (1300 309 900)/msg us on Facebook and ask for me so I can have your faulty unit replaced ASAP under warranty! And I am so sorry the team did not answer the call! Which number did you call? We strive to NEVER miss any call, this is part of our culture as a company, not sure what happened :-( I will await your email or call and address this matter ASAP. Again I am so sorry Bec :-( As per the thousands of reviews we are completely dedicated to our customers and I am surprised and disappointed to see we have failed you Respectfully Bec

Terrible - same as said by MeMo and others

As everyone has said, the instructions are terrible and don't help at all. Now I have finally worked out how to use it, it's great... WHEN IT WORKS, which is intermittently. A few time sI have used it and it's worked well, but most times it never builds up pressure, there is steam pouring out from under the cover and the vent, everything either boils or burns, rarely pressure cooks. And yes, I have cleaned everything and made sure it all goes back together correctly, it makes no difference. Just when I have a couple of good experiences and think maybe it's ok and it was just me doing something wrong last time, I have another night like tonight where I've spent hours starting again, pulling the thing apart, making sure every bit is clean and moves as it should, then putting back together and starting again only for the same result - a boiling pot with steam pouring out the sides. Tonight I eventually gave in and switched to slow cook just so as not to waste another lot of food.
It's also very annoying that at the same time I ordered and paid for an air dryer that had not arrived - I keep being told it will come soon. Disappointing, I love my 5yo Optimum Blender so much I was hoping for the same quality, but no. If it's not too late I'm going to ask for a refund on both products and shop elsewhere.

Date PurchasedJul 2018

A great multicooker. Best mum helper. Perfection of cooking!

I got it a week a go and for one week I made so match of it lamb, meat, corn, beans . Yes yes even sourdough bread unlimited options to it if you understand the way it work well .I had no previous cookers before of any kind. It is so easy to use and it Cook the food to perfection flavours are amazing . Done my reserch and induction multicookers cost way more then this one when they have all this functions. A great coustumer service as well, they send you a book with recipes via email. And if you have isuue or qestion they resolve fast.

Posetive
Have induction cooking what make the food taste better then others.

Have a great bawl with cover of stainless steal, so it's non stick. Stay worm for longer.

A great 1250w , stronger then any other cookers I looked.
Aromatic pressure valve !
Negative
The recipe book not coming in the box, you have to ask them.
The instructions book is not very clear at the first time when you read it. But the use is easy when itma clear .Basically as othere in the same category of multicookers.

One of the best in the market I would say ! Very happy that I got it on sale !

Date PurchasedSep 2018

Lack of Instructions means you have to wing it!

OK so I wanted to upgrade my cheap Kmart multi-cooker (which has been great by the way). I actually wanted an instant pot but as they aren't available in AU I started looking at what I could get under $200. I bought one of these. I chose stupidly to ignore the reviews thinking we will be right but as I look at the stupid thing now it has steam pouring from the sides(where the handles are) and also the steam vent. This is the third meal I've tried to cook in it. Maybe i'm doing something wrong but I wouldn't know because like so many others there was no cookbook or detailed instructions except a ten page leaflet with basic instructions. The troubleshooting didn't help at all.

Yes it has 20 cooking programs but absolutely no details on what these programs do or how to use them. The only mention about them in the leaflet is the times the program pressurises for. The voice guidance is rubbish cause it doesn't guide you, it lets you know the same as a beep would when an action is occurring. The first 2 meals I cooked took hours of fiddling around to get it to cook and in the end I gave up because it was cooked anyway and the second meal basically boiled the meat. Never had this happen with my other cooker. I might well have a dud here!!!! FYI I think some of the latest reviews on here for this machine might be dodgy as they are way over the top claiming how easy the machine is to use and that is just simply not true. Sending back on Monday for a refund.

PROS
Handles on the insert bowl and I guess the induction

CONS
Not being able to see the display unless you are in front of the machine as the display is on top. If you want to see if it has pressurised or how long it has to go you have to actually go over to the machine. Also it has no saute function so you cant brown your meat or onions in the machine grrr. And also, and this is really annoying, there is no quick steam release that i can find (certainly nothing in the instruction pamplet). All these things are a must with an electric pressure cooker. The lack of instructions is really, really poor given there is also nothing online to download or give directions and no recipes on their website. It reeks of cheap and nasty at high end prices.

Date PurchasedAug 2018
1 comment
Hello MeMo, I am so sorry about your experience, the issues with your Pressure-Cook are very unusual. Have you returned your appliance for a refund? I would love to personally inspect it so I better understand the cause of this fault. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, offering great advice on ways we can further improve the product. We are already one of the leaders in terms of quality and the technology (The Pressure-Cook Pro costs more to manufacture than the selling price of the Instant Pot due to our dedication to quality) however you highlight an important lack of user-friendliness. In response, we will work on creating a better manual and HOW TO videos to ensure a better experience for our users. Thank you again Memo, I will await your order details so I can look into your fault further. You can email me directly at roy@froothie.com.au or simply call the office on 1300 309 900. Thanks MeMo!

Optimum induction Pressure cook Pro

Loved it. Great for soups and stews. Easy to use, love the fact it talks to you and tells you what part of the cooking process it's up too. Easy to clean. Loved it so much bought one for my daughter who has been using it all winter and really enjoys using it.

Date PurchasedOct 2017

The Best!!!

We bought this particular machine as we are induction fans......It is so simple to use (with voice guidance) and the quality of the cooking is superb.
We are simple eaters and my wife did a stew for us the other day; we didn't even have to thicken it, it was cooked to perfection.
This will be our last cooking machine and we can't recommend it enough...

Date PurchasedMay 2018

Alarmingly easy - almost an anticlimax

First meal - intuitive controls, alarmingly easy, plus looks gorgeous, quite chatty.
Produced a fantastic meal that normally requires 4 hrs to develop flavour.
Meal was cooked in just 40 min. with minimal hands on time - no stirring, poking, checking, adjusting, remembering.
Simple to use ; multiple styles of cooking all in one pot with quick clean up , tough surface, handle makes for easy stowage.
Cool handles are a nice touch. Spatter guard very useful (aka anti-overflow cover.. ?)

Improvements- a separate power cord for seamless storage Is always nice. and a first user step by step guide for the novice user may be appreciated. The staff recipes are great, although again a bit more detail for the novice may be appreciated.

Date PurchasedJul 2018

Great product A1

Great product, every meal we have made has turned out fabulous. Has lived up to our expectations and brings out the flavours in every meal. Very easy to use and understand, quick and reliable. Easy to clean and store. We are using it over winter and it brings job to the table every time.

Date PurchasedMar 2018

Great for Indian food

It's pressure cooking function and nonstick are excellent. What I like the most is that I can cook curries the usual way - fry the masaala, add the chickpeas/rajma or ghia etc. and then press a button and forget(this part one can only do with an automatic device like optimum) ! Also the inner part of the lid comes off for cleaning which is very important.
For chickpeas/rajma, soup function is great and for ghia or dhuli moong-masri the rice function works fine. I normally do not cook as per instructions on nearly all devices that I have as I have my own recipes for things as per my liking etc., hence lack of a detailed cookbook is no problem.

Date PurchasedJul 2017

Where is the cookbook?

I struggle to cook with this machine as there are only very basic instructions and no cook book to follow. I, like others, have scoured the internet and froothie own website for recipes but cannot find any. The cookbook links sent to me were for items I don't have. For basic items it cooks well. A book to follow would be great especially if you have to add items as you go.

Date PurchasedJun 2018
2 comments
Finally got the cook books. Yahoo!Hey Emily, I am glad you got your cookbooks and we strive to create even more content to help customers make the most of their Pressure-Cook as you are not alone with this feedback. We are working on it as a priority and will notify you as soon as we have more demonstration videos and recipes to share :-) Thanks again for sharing your feedback Emily! Please email me directly at roy@froothie.com.au or call the office at 1300 309 900 if there is ANYTHING I can help you with :-) You can also DM us on Facebook and ask for me, or Instagram :-)

I had to return as it was faulty

I had to return this product twice - I was finally given a refund
Quite annoying - ended up buying one locally and it is great!
It is a pity because it looked like a great product in the advertisement but I was sorely disappointed
At least I was offered a refund

Date PurchasedOct 2017
3 comments
Hey Sharmayne, so sorry to know you were not satisfied with your purchase and glad you got your refund, we stand by ALL our products and do refund anyone not satisfied with their purchase :-) Is there anything else I can help you with in the meantime? Would love to get more feedback regarding the reason for the return. Was it the lack of recipes? As this was resolved :-) Thanks again for sharing your feedback! Please email me directly at roy@froothie.com.au or call the office at 1300 309 900 if there is ANYTHING I can help you with :-) You can also DM us on Facebook and ask for me, or Instagram :-) Respectfully RoyThe product just did not work - it was faulty I was happy to return thinking that this was a one off problem but the same thing happened again - I did try to resolve the problem before returning it but there was an obvious fault therefore I requested a return - I have to say it is a great looking product and I was looking forward to having it on my kitchen bench but it was not to be unfortunately. Thanks so much for listening and agreeing to refund - It is a painful and disappointing experience to receive goods and having to wrap them back up and return (twice) SharmayneI ended up buying a Phillips All In One

My Induction just stays on relaeae steam mode!! Faulty

I'm most disappointed with this product I first of all was disappointed with the lack of instructions especially for somebody that hasn't ever use a pressure cooker before. So I decided to wing it and I thought I would try and make a dal tonight and just hit the soup mode, pretty easy right. Well that was wrong half way through the recipe I needed to add extras to it so I went to page 10 of the instruction manual and follow the instructions. It's now been 1 hour and my pressure cooker is still stuck in release pressure mode with no hope of it actually turning off at all. I have tried switching the pressure cooker off for 10 minutes however that was to no avail. So I decided that perhaps I'll try and put it on another program and did a porridge and set the steam low in the hope that it would just turn off and release the pressure however it is now and keep warm mode and from what I can see in the instructions it should just release the pressure and light should go off when the porridge is Done, but instead it's just keeping it warm and still trying to release the pressure so may Dal is stuck in the pressure cooker and no one's getting any dinner tonight as it's now 8pm and I have been at this for an hour. I am extremely annoyed and cannot understand why I cannot remove the lid I've checked all the manual checked all the safety functions and yet still I can't see what I'm doing wrong and the troubleshooting doesn't cover this. What am I supposed to do send back machine full of Dal because I cannot actually get the lid off.
I am now wishing that I had of chosen a different pressure cooker one that I could take back to a store if need be and certainly one that has a better instruction manual and maybe some cookbooks with it. My suggestion would be don't bother buying it choose something else.

Date PurchasedJun 2018
1 comment
Hello Leigh77, My name is Francois, General Manager Froothie Australia. I would like to sincerely apologize for the experience you recently had with Induction Pressure-Cook Pro. Quality Customer Service is paramount, our entire business is built on the slogan “Quality you can trust”, and therefore even isolated cases are taken very seriously by Froothie and Optimum. Rest assured I will personally launch an investigation into the potential fault with the lid. I am also working with our technical team and will contact you directly to resolve the issue. However, feel free to message me directly at francois.n@froothie.com.au at any time if you have any questions. My aim is to make sure you are completely satisfied with the outcome of our actions and your product, as we at Froothie are 100% dedicated to our customers’ happiness. I apologize again if you feel we did not live up to your expectations and I want to thank you for the feedback you provided as it helps us to further improve our services. Respectfully yours, Francois N Froothie Australia General Manager

Had to return.

Was excited to find this product as we desperately needed to replace our old pressure cooker, however it turned out to be no good, ended up returning and bought a traditional stove-top pressure cooker instead and it's been great. This might be good for others but doesn't suit our needs. The service is great though, fast delivery and return.

Date PurchasedDec 2017
1 comment
Hello Noodle, My name is Francois, General Manager Froothie Australia. I am sorry you were disappointed about the Optimum Induction PressureCook Pro and that unfortunately, the appliance did not meet your expectations. We aim to offer our customers high quality kitchen appliances to enable them to cook a large variety of healthy meals at home and I am saddened to see that the Optimum Induction Pressure Cook Pro did not meet your personal needs. I would also like to thank you for the very positive feedback you shared about our service. We strive to offer our customers excellent support and I am glad to hear that you were satisfied with the service you received from our team. If there is anything else I can do to assist you and to regain your trust in our brand feel free to get in touch at francois.n@froothie.com.au and I will be more than happy to help. Respectfully yours, Francois N Froothie Australia General Manager

Honestly, VERY difficult to work out this machine

We have only recently just purchased this machine and upon pick up I asked if a cookbook was included in the box. At the time I was advised that an e-cookbook would emailed to me. No such email arrived.

Although I have scoured the internet, there are no cookbooks online. I am quite disappointed. I had very high expectations of this machine.

The additional problem is that the machine has an annoying American voice for voice prompts that I cannot work out how to turn off!! I will return the machine if I cannot turn this feature off.

Date PurchasedJan 2018
1 comment
Hello Bliss, My name is Francois, General Manager Froothie Australia. Your online review was brought to my attention and I was saddened and surprised by your feedback regarding our product. Your Induction Pressure Cook Pro should have been delivered with a detailed cookbook and I apologize if this was not the case. Please email me at francois@froothie.com.au with your order number and I will attach the cookbook promptly. Moreover, I was sorry to hear about the difficulties you have encountered while using the Induction PressureCook Pro. The appliance is indeed a great machine, easy to use and a devoted kitchen assistant – I would like to personally make sure your experience with it is 100% satisfactory. Therefore, together with the cookbook, I will send you a few tips and tricks and some recipes and reviews made by our international partners to help you along the way. If there are unclear aspects in the Product Manual you would like to discuss, I am happy to assist you. Regarding the American voice you were mentioning, turning down the volume to 0 will get rid of the voice prompts. You can adjust the volume setting by pressing and holding the + and – buttons in standby mode for 5 seconds until the display shows "UO LX" (where X = the current volume). The value will be 0-8 where 0 is muted and 8 is Max). You can then use the + and – buttons to increase or decrease the volume. To exit from this menu, simply press the "warm/cancel" button. Once again, I apologize for the inconveniences you have faced. Quality Customer Service is paramount for us, our entire business is built on the slogan “Quality you can trust” and our aim is to have clients that are 100% satisfied with their purchase and our services. It unfortunately seems we have failed you this time. Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. You can contact me personally anytime - your support and help are highly appreciated. Respectfully yours, Francois N. General Manager Froothie Australia.

No cook book

We were surprised that there was no cook book included as it is difficult to work out how to use it without examples. We found the User manual vaugue and it looks like a great machine but we are having a bit of trouble working out dishes to cook in it.
Thank you

Date PurchasedDec 2017
2 comments
Hello Glenn, My name is Francois, General Manager Froothie Australia. Your online review was brought to my attention and I was saddened and surprised by your feedback regarding our product. Your Induction Pressure Cook Pro should have been delivered with a detailed cookbook and I apologize if this was not the case. Please email me at francois@froothie.com.au with your order number and I will attach the cookbook promtly. Moreover, I was sorry to hear about the difficulties you have encountered while working out dishes to cook with the Induction PressureCook Pro. The appliance is indeed a great machine, easy to use and a devoted kitchen assistant – I would like to personally make sure your experience with it is 100% satisfactory. Therefore, together with the cookbook, I will send you a few tips and tricks and some recipes and reviews made by our international partners to help you along the way. If there are unclear aspects in the Product Manual you would like to discuss, I am happy to assist you. :) Once again, I apologize for the inconveniences you have faced. Quality Customer Service is paramount for us, our entire business is built on the slogan “Quality you can trust” and our aim is to have clients that are 100% satisfied with their purchase and our services. It unfortunately seems we have failed you this time. Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. You can contact me personally anytime - your support and help are highly appreciated. Respectfully yours, Francois N. General Manager Froothie Australia.Hello Glenn, I wanted to personally follow up with you regarding the issue you have reported with not being able to fully enjoy your Optimum PressureCook Pro due to the missing cookbook. I have tried to contact you several times in the past few weeks, but I have unfortunately not received a reply from you. I would like to personally assist you to make sure that you can use all the great functions of the appliance to make wonderful dishes :) Can you therefore email me at francois.n@froothie.com.au or call me on 03 8609 2210 and I will assist you promptly. Kind regards Francois N. General Manager Froothie Australia.

So small it's impractical

So excited when my multi cooker arrived, opened it up and realised i would not be able to cook a family quantity of osso bucco, leg of lamb, lamp shanks or bone broth. It's tiny. Really disappointed its deceiving from the outside. Lucky I may be able to get a full refund.

Date PurchasedDec 2017
2 comments
Hello Miksta, My name is Francois, General Manager Froothie Australia. I am sorry you were disappointed about the Induction PressureCook Pro powered by Optimum and that unfortunately, the appliance did not meet your expectations. As we mention on our website, the PressureCook Pro has a 5L capacity, which makes it perfect for the needs of a family of 3-4 people. It is suitable for many cooking processes including steaming, stewing, roasting, deep-frying, braising, baking and slow cooking and it’s perfect for preparing pizza, yogurt, pasta, pot roast, rice, cake and much more. Its specifications are shown on our website – we also included the exact dimensions on our product page to ensure all our clients make an informed purchase. I apologize if you feel we did not live up to your expectations and I want to thank you for the feedback you provided as it helps us to further improve our services. Also, if there is anything else I can do to assist you and to regain your trust in our brand feel free to get in touch at francois@froothie.com.au and I will be more than happy to help. Respectfully yours, Francois N Froothie Australia General ManagerHello Miksta, I wanted to personally follow up regarding the feedback you shared about the Induction PressureCook Pro and that the appliance did not meet your personal needs or expectations. I have tried to contact you several times in the past few weeks, but I have unfortunately not received a reply from you. Can you therefore email me at francois.n@froothie.com.au or call me on 03 8609 2210 as I want to make sure that we are fully attending to your request for a refund since we offer our customers a 30 day money back warranty. Kind regards Francois N. General Manager Froothie Australia.

Good with a shortcoming

This appliance replaced three of my old ones, a pressure cooker which no longer worked on my induction cooktop, a deep fat fryer and a slow cooker.

Firstly I used it as a slow cooker, I read the recipe book a few times (emailed to you) so I could work out how to brown the meat before adding the other ingredients. Everything worked well but it does have a slight hum which you do get used to, eventually.

Secondly, it was used as a pressure cooker, I looked for the "pressure cooker" button but there was no such button. So it looks like some of the options are for pressure cooking, i.e. soup and the rest are for other forms of cooking, I.e. roast. So I selected soup to make some chicken stock and it was incredibly easy. Just set and leave. However, as one reviewer points out the steam release is slow so I would not use it for delicate food like fish.

Lastly I used it as a deep fryer. I do not cook very much by deep frying but found that it did not reach a temperature of 180 degrees (I used a thermometer to check the temperature). I would also like to have an indication of when the oil reached its temperature as opposed to just dropping some food in to see if it sizzles.

I also found this appliance a little heavy, I keep mine in a kitchen cupboard so this would not be an issue if it was left on the kitchen bench.

All in all a very smart and sophisticated machine. Not that keen on the voice assistant personally and you certainly would not need it once you became proficient so a switch off button would be good.

Date PurchasedMay 2017

Takes a while to get the hang of the menu

Works well but takes a long time to release steam so cooking continues due to pressure still in the machine eg. Fish chowder ,fish was overlooked and prawns were no better ,chowder was very watery. I think pressure should be adjusted manually so don't rely on the recipes , use them as a guide, I find by cutting the time back I get a better result eg. Lamb leg using pressure cook was over cooked but by adjusting time and manually setting pressure you get a lot better result. Cake cooked well but once again was slightly over cooked. Will try apricot chicken today using suggested cooking time and see how it comes out . I believe the cooker is a marvellous machine so bear with it and you will become hooked

October 9th 2017 Update: Ideal machine very easy to clean

Bit of a mystery to start with but now no worries , I mainly use slow cook high 4 hours for all meats you can't go wrong . Sear the meat first ( braise ) 1 cup of veg stock , when finished let it o to keep warm till ready to eat

Date PurchasedJul 2017
2 comments
The apricot chicken came out perfect 3 hours slow cook high. Used apricot nectar as liquid . Also diced celery for flavour . Tip cut the carrot and celery very fine unless you want it a denteSilverside was excellent 4 hr on slow cook high, did not dry out in the fridge . Had cold meat for 4 days

love this one

Love this one! it saves me a lot of time on cooking especially for meat and soup. Have heard some terrible stories about pressure cooker this one is very safe and easy to use. I can cook meat within 15 minutes until it becomes very tender but it a bit heavy.

Date PurchasedDec 2016

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Questions & Answers

Hi I recently won this item in a competition i was wondering how i get the e-cookbook? email address is [email removed]
1 answer
Hello Stephen, thank you for your message. Please contact our customer service team via email at support@froothie.com.au and they will be able to personally assist you. We hope this helps :)

How well insulated is the product? Is there insulation material in the lid as well as the sides and bottom? I guess I'm wondering how long the food stays warm in the cooker with the power off for efficient cooking, as well as how hot the sides get.
3 answers
The sides do get fairly warm during cooking. There is insulation around the machine for safety but not like a Thermos.Thanks for the intel Alec. :)Hello Soul, better late than never :) Everything is well insulated. You can also touch the sides of the Pressure-Cook Pro while cooking and you can feel that it is warm and not hot, because it has a minimum of two layers of insulation. With induction heating, it heats directly from the bottom of the pot. Hope that helps!

Can you get a stainless steel bowl for this pressure cook pro? I currently have a New Wave multi cooker. Would it’s stainless steel bowl fit in this cooker?
1 answer
Hi Bluewombat, please accept my apologies for the delayed response. Seems this question was missed somehow. Due to the Advanced Induction Heating Technology employed by the Pressure Cook Pro it is not advised to use any other bowl than the one which came with the appliance. The bowl is designed to conduct the electric current and generate heat through the electromagnetic field that is generated. Hope this helps :-) Francois N.

Details

Optimum Induction Pressure-Cook Pro
Price (RRP) $599.00
Capacity5L
Colour / Finish Red or Silver
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)

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