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  1. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Bought this bigger instant pot to replace my previous IP which was smaller.

    Pros:
    (1) Price was lower than what I paid for the smaller IP, bought years ago and which was damaged by couriers during a house move, must have been dropped
    (2) Stainless Steel inner pot
    (3) Good quality
    (4) Cooks rice without sticking to the pot unlike my previous smaller pot.

    Cons:
    (1) The countdown timer light is blinding! No joke, in a dark kitchen, it hurts my eyes, had to put a thick cloth over it, without covering the vents

    Slight niggle : price has reduced further a few days since my purchase

  2. Simon says:

     United Kingdom

    First, this pot comes with a very basic manual. I still had no idea how to use this pot after reading it and had to watch some videos on how to use it. Luckily there are lots of videos with useful tips for beginners and the Instant Pot website has hundreds of step-by-step recipes for all tastes. The pot does save time on dishes normally requiring long time to cook but not on quick dishes. The good side is the pot cooks all on its own after I put all ingredients, I can do some other things in the meantime. I had to adjust my ways of cooking like putting herbs and species in the beginning not in the end like I usually do by conventional cooking (I did forget a couple of times!). The inside pot is really easy to clean, washes well from everything, but not the sealing ring from inside the lid which seems to smell even after being washed in the dishwasher. I struggle a bit with closing the lid as it has to be in the exact position to close. Overall good product, would recommend it for easy cooking and cooking of slow dishes.

  3. DerekCushman says:

     United Kingdom

    First, this pot comes with a very basic manual. I still had no idea how to use this pot after reading it and had to watch some videos on how to use it. Luckily there are lots of videos with useful tips for beginners and the Instant Pot website has hundreds of step-by-step recipes for all tastes. The pot does save time on dishes normally requiring long time to cook but not on quick dishes. The good side is the pot cooks all on its own after I put all ingredients, I can do some other things in the meantime. I had to adjust my ways of cooking like putting herbs and species in the beginning not in the end like I usually do by conventional cooking (I did forget a couple of times!). The inside pot is really easy to clean, washes well from everything, but not the sealing ring from inside the lid which seems to smell even after being washed in the dishwasher. I struggle a bit with closing the lid as it has to be in the exact position to close. Overall good product, would recommend it for easy cooking and cooking of slow dishes.

  4. Elma7226wkt says:

     United Kingdom

    We use this daily for cooking soups, 10 minutes at pressure turns a few random veggies left at the end of the week into a delicious meal. It’s so easy to cook pulses from scratch, no soaking, just rinse and throw in with stock or water, an hour later chickpeas etc are ready to use. The lid goes in the top rack of your dishwasher , easy to clean. The saut feature adds flavour to so many dishes, no extra pan to wash!
    Was a bit wary of releasing the pressure if a quick release is required but it’s very easy and safe to do this. Often we just leave the pot to slowly release and stay warm till we’re ready to eat, a great feature when busy +/- tired!
    Would definitely recommend.

  5. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    We use this daily for cooking soups, 10 minutes at pressure turns a few random veggies left at the end of the week into a delicious meal. It’s so easy to cook pulses from scratch, no soaking, just rinse and throw in with stock or water, an hour later chickpeas etc are ready to use. The lid goes in the top rack of your dishwasher , easy to clean. The saut feature adds flavour to so many dishes, no extra pan to wash!
    Was a bit wary of releasing the pressure if a quick release is required but it’s very easy and safe to do this. Often we just leave the pot to slowly release and stay warm till we’re ready to eat, a great feature when busy +/- tired!
    Would definitely recommend.

  6. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I picked up an Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 in a recent sale for 57, which I thought was a bit of a bargain.

    I had a very basic pressure cooker before but the Duo, in contrast, is massively impressive and, quite literally, a game changer.

    It’s a godsend for one-pot batch cooking, by either pressure or slow cooking as well as having a range of other useful features, such as saut mode. There are a large number of features I haven’t even touched yet.

    There are a fantastic range of recipes and instructions available online, so far I have cooked; soups, stews, curries, dahl, risotto, whole chicken etc etc. it’s so versatile and it’s transformed my culinary environment not to mention the food retains so much more of its nutrients due to the way you cook in it.

    A solid 4/5!

  7. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I picked up an Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 in a recent sale for 57, which I thought was a bit of a bargain.

    I had a very basic pressure cooker before but the Duo, in contrast, is massively impressive and, quite literally, a game changer.

    It’s a godsend for one-pot batch cooking, by either pressure or slow cooking as well as having a range of other useful features, such as saut mode. There are a large number of features I haven’t even touched yet.

    There are a fantastic range of recipes and instructions available online, so far I have cooked; soups, stews, curries, dahl, risotto, whole chicken etc etc. it’s so versatile and it’s transformed my culinary environment not to mention the food retains so much more of its nutrients due to the way you cook in it.

    A solid 4/5!

  8. Macy Meyer says:

     United Kingdom

    I hesitated to purchase this item because it has a UK plug and I live in Portugal. However, it works just fine! The IP is great if you hate cooking, like me. I don’t have time or patience to stand in front of a stove watching things as they slowly cook. With the IP, I stick everything in the pot, hit a button & off I go do something else. You will find info on youtube and recipes online. Mine came with the unit & the pot – no accessories but Amazon has kits for sale. I use it daily, typically breakfast is porridge, lunch could be a curry (you can use the saute option to slightly fry onions & spices before adding the other ingredients & sealing it for pressure cooking) and dinner may be chicken with veggies – chucked all in the pot together. Easy-peasy, no regrets!

  9. Kaiser GH Update says:

     United Kingdom

    I hesitated to purchase this item because it has a UK plug and I live in Portugal. However, it works just fine! The IP is great if you hate cooking, like me. I don’t have time or patience to stand in front of a stove watching things as they slowly cook. With the IP, I stick everything in the pot, hit a button & off I go do something else. You will find info on youtube and recipes online. Mine came with the unit & the pot – no accessories but Amazon has kits for sale. I use it daily, typically breakfast is porridge, lunch could be a curry (you can use the saute option to slightly fry onions & spices before adding the other ingredients & sealing it for pressure cooking) and dinner may be chicken with veggies – chucked all in the pot together. Easy-peasy, no regrets!

  10. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersWhat a no-fuss easy to use piece of kit this is. The display is a little off-putting at first but as you start to use it your confidence will soon grow. I have used a traditional pressure cooker for years, the pot 2 duo brings this method of cooking into the 21 century.

  11. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersWhat a no-fuss easy to use piece of kit this is. The display is a little off-putting at first but as you start to use it your confidence will soon grow. I have used a traditional pressure cooker for years, the pot 2 duo brings this method of cooking into the 21 century.

  12. GertrudeMccool says:

     United Kingdom

    I specially wanted to buy a stainless steel rice cooker in a small size and after hunting ages settled for a multicooker . The instant pot met all specifications however upon reading reviews on making rice i was apprehensive on using it to make rice. I did watch lots of YouTube videos and tried making rice in various different ways also with double the water as we general do for Indian basmati rice . And finally succeeded !

    My final conclusion is not to use the ‘rice’ function as it gives a brownish tint and different taste to rice . It was edible but not how we like the Basmati rice to taste and look. Hence the 4 stars.

    My method of making is now really simple
    1. 1 cup washed rice + 1 cup water + little salt + 1/4tsp oil all added to the pot
    2. Close lid (remember to turn the whistle backwards)
    3. then turn main switch on
    4. Pressure cooker option 3 mins (reduce to -3 if needed)
    5.keep warm for 10 mins then turn mains off and can open.

    The same time is needed for more or less rice.

    Really happy with perfect Basmati rice tasting delicious and nice n fluffy texture . Couldn’t believe how quick n easy it was , just 3 mins. Also liking that the cover can stand vertically on the side of the pot as open .

    Will be trying to cook meals in there soon .

    Rice 🍚

  13. ajay says:

     United Kingdom

    I brought my first instant pot just over a year ago having found a new love for cooking. This was my first time ever using a pressure cooker so I was apprehensive about how food would come out but I had nothing to be worried about. The texture of meat cooked in this is incredible, super juicy and full of flavour. I have cooked lamb shanks in just under an hour and the meat was falling off the bone. I’ve made yoghurt, soups, stews, curries, chilli, ribs, meat joints to name a few and every time it has tasted amazing! It is used minimum 3-4 times per week in my house so worth every penny!!
    Instructions are super clear, it fits nicely in my cupboard when not in use, easy to keep cleanI just can’t fault it!

  14. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I brought my first instant pot just over a year ago having found a new love for cooking. This was my first time ever using a pressure cooker so I was apprehensive about how food would come out but I had nothing to be worried about. The texture of meat cooked in this is incredible, super juicy and full of flavour. I have cooked lamb shanks in just under an hour and the meat was falling off the bone. I’ve made yoghurt, soups, stews, curries, chilli, ribs, meat joints to name a few and every time it has tasted amazing! It is used minimum 3-4 times per week in my house so worth every penny!!
    Instructions are super clear, it fits nicely in my cupboard when not in use, easy to keep cleanI just can’t fault it!

  15. Mariel8506 says:

     United Kingdom

    Borderline perfect, the only function missing which would make it the perfect unattended cooking tool, and that is if the warm time was selectable. e.g. I might want to pressure cook for 4 minutes but warm time is needed of 10 minutes, longer might might make the food overcooked. Only one minor point, it is was already non stick instead of having to spend an extra 20 for the non stick pot would have been a nice touch and stopped burning in saute mode, but great value for money at 67, far more reasonable than the Ninja, which are well made but way overpriced. JUST ONE MORE FUNCTION PLEASE! and it would have been 5 stars all the way though! Awesome device! Well done Instant Pot, very thrilled with this versatile kitchen aid!

  16. Rod Younger says:

     United Kingdom

    Borderline perfect, the only function missing which would make it the perfect unattended cooking tool, and that is if the warm time was selectable. e.g. I might want to pressure cook for 4 minutes but warm time is needed of 10 minutes, longer might might make the food overcooked. Only one minor point, it is was already non stick instead of having to spend an extra 20 for the non stick pot would have been a nice touch and stopped burning in saute mode, but great value for money at 67, far more reasonable than the Ninja, which are well made but way overpriced. JUST ONE MORE FUNCTION PLEASE! and it would have been 5 stars all the way though! Awesome device! Well done Instant Pot, very thrilled with this versatile kitchen aid!

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