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Instant Pot IP-Smart Bluetooth-Enabled Multifunctional Pressure Cooker, Stainless Steel
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- Program and monitor cooking with a free app from Android/iPhone/iPad; Expand functionality by upgrading the free app and adding other recipe apps
- Multi-Functional fully-programmable, combining the benefits of a pressure cooker
- 14 built-in smart programs, dual pressure, automatic keep-warm and 3 temperatures for saute, slow cook and keep-warm
- Ul and ULC certified with 10 proven safety mechanisms; highly energy efficient and kitchen friendly
- Stainless steel steam rack with handle, silicone mini mitts & manual and recipes in English, Spanish, Chinese and French
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Created for Fast-Paced, Health-Oriented and Green-Conscious Lifestyles
Instant Pot IP-Smart series is a smart, bluetooth enabled electric pressure cooker designed by Canadians with the objectives of being Safe, Convenient and Dependable. Instant Pot is a kitchen partner that works with you and for you.
Why Instant Pot is Better?
- Very Easy to Use and Clean.
- Extensive Safety Mechanisms Throughout the Cooker.
- Best-in-Class Customer Service and Support.
- Strong Fan Base and Online Community.
Convenient, as Simple as Pressing a Button
With your Instant Pot, green peas, sweet corn and baby carrots can be steamed in 4 - 7 minutes, fresh or frozen. To make mashed potatoes, you don't have to boil the potatoes in water and let nutrients leach into the water, simply steam them in Instant Pot for just 15 minutes. An entree of chili or Irish stew can now be done within an hour without you watching over it.
To tailor for various cooking results and lifestyles, Instant Pot is programmed with adjustable cooking modes, up to 24 hours of delayed cooking, and automatic keep warm for up to 10 hours. Most traditional, modern, and international recipes can easily be adapted for Instant Pot.
Don't forget to visit the official website and join our Instant Pot online community, where users access cooking tips, upload recipes, share ideas and obtain the latest news on Instant Pot.
Elegant Durable Design, Dependable Consistent Cooking Results
The Instant Pot's elegant and ergonomic industrial design makes it easy to clean and use for both left-handed and right-handed users. The stainless steel inner pot and lid are both dishwasher safe while the cooker base can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth.
When the cooker is in operation, its microprocessor monitors the pressure and temperature, keeps time, adjusts heating intensity and duration, and even adjusts cooking time based on the volume of food in the cooker. All cooking programs have been lab-tested hundreds of times for consistency and optimal cooking results.
Note: The inner pot is made of 18/8 food grade 304 stainless steel. The outer pot is made of steel (not stainless) coated with heat resistant paint.
More About Instant Pot:
- Best-in-class customer service with a team of dedicated, friendly and responsive support staff.
- 3-ply Food Grade 304 (18/8) stainless steel cooking pot for durability and safety.
- Low profile 18/8 stainless steel steam rack with handles to lower and lift food into and out of the cooking pot.
- Pressure cooking recipe booklet and suggested cooking time tables are included.
Safety Without Compromise
Instant Pot is carefully designed with all models passing stringent UL and ULC certifications, giving users uncompromised safety and peace of mind. Instant Pot protects users with the following 10 proven safety mechanisms:
- Safety Lid Lock prevents accidental opening while cooker is pressurized.
- Pressure Regulator ensures working pressure is under the safety limit of 15.23 psi.
- Leaky Lid Smart Detection (eg. steam release is at open position).
- Anti-Blockage Vent prevents food debris from blocking the vent.
- Magnetic Sensor for Lid Position Detection monitors whether the lid is in an unsafe zone for pressure cooking.
- Automatic Pressure Control keeps pressure in a safe range.
- Excess Pressure Protection releases excess pressure into internal chamber in the event of a dangerous situation.
- Automatic Temperature Control regulates temperatures based on the type of program selected.
- High Temperature Monitoring prevents food from burning.
- Fuse Cuts Off Power when electrical current or temperature exceeds safety limits.
|Bluetooth Wireless Connection. Free Apps for Recipe Writing and Sharing||✓|
|Microprocessor Controlled Programs. Thermal, Pressure, and Lid Position Sensors||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Pressure Cooking||High Pressure (10.2 - 11.6 psi) AND Low Pressure (5.8 - 7.2 psi)||High Pressure (10.2 - 11.6 psi) AND Low Pressure (5.8 - 7.2 psi)||High Pressure (10.2 - 11.6 psi) AND Low Pressure (5.8 - 7.2 psi)||High Pressure (10.2 - 11.6 psi) AND Low Pressure (5.8 - 7.2 psi)||High Pressure Only (10.2 - 11.6 psi)||High Pressure Only (10.2 - 11.6 psi)|
|Slow Cooker: 0.5 - 20 hours at 3 Temperatures||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Saute: up to 30 minutes at 3 Temperatures||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Keep Warm||Automatic Keep Warm: up to 10 hours. Manual Keep Warm: up to 99 hours and 50 minutes. 3 Temperature Choices.||Automatic Keep Warm: up to 10 hours. Manual Keep Warm: up to 99 hours and 50 minutes.||Automatic Keep Warm: up to 10 hours. Manual Keep Warm: up to 99 hours and 50 minutes.||Automatic Keep Warm: up to 10 hours. Manual Keep Warm: up to 99 hours and 50 minutes.||Automatic Keep Warm: up to 10 hours. Manual Keep Warm up to 10 hours.||Automatic Keep Warm: up to 10 hours. Manual Keep Warm up to 10 hours.|
|Yogurt Maker: Fermentation up to 99.5 hours at 2 Temperatures. Pasteurizing Milk||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Pot Size and Heating Element Power||6 Quart / 1000W||6 Quart / 1000W||5 Quart / 900W||8 Quart / 1200W||6 Quart / 1000W||5 Quart / 900W|
|Lid Fin Holders on Base, Condensation Collector and Cord Rack, Double Anti-Block Shield||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Built-In Smart Programs||14 + Many Downloadable Recipe Programs in Instant Pot App||14||14||14||10||10|
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|Item Dimensions||12.6 x 13 x 12.2 in||12.6 x 13 x 12.2 in||12.6 x 10.2 x 11.8 in||13.5 x 12.5 x 14 in||11.81 x 13.4 x 13.4 in||13.5 x 18.25 x 13.5 in|
|Material Type||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||stainless steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Size||6-Quart||6 Quart||6 Quart - V3||6 quart||6 Quart||6 Quart-V1|
Instant pot smart is a revolutionary Smart cooker designed by Canadians with the objectives of being safe, convenient and dependable. It is Bluetooth enabled allowing programming and monitoring from smartphones or tablets. It speeds up cooking by using up to 70% less energy, and, above all, produces nutritious healthy food in a convenient and consistent fashion. instant Pot smart is a multi-functional fully-programmable Smart cooker combining the benefits of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, porridge maker, steamer, Saute pan, yogurt maker, food warmer and more. A free iOS app (android app to be available soon) lets you program complex cooking steps in recipe scripts on your smartphone/tablet and execute on the cooker wirelessly. This capability allows the cooker's functionality to be upgraded and expanded after purchase, and the recipe scripts can be shared with friends. Your favorite dishes are within the reach of pressing a button. Green peas, sweet corn and baby carrots can be steamed in 2 to 3 minutes, fresh or frozen. To make mashed potato, don't boil potatoes in water for 50 minutes leaching nutrients into the water; steam them in instant pot for just 15 minutes. An entree of chili or Irish stew can be done within an hour, without you watching over it. Want to try the Japanese Onsen Tamago (hot spring egg)? there's recipe script in the free app. The free app also has recipe script to turn instant pot smart into a hot pot cooker. Tailored for varying tastes and food conditions, the programs come with 3 adjustable modes. Special features include 3 temperatures in Saute for browning, simmering or thickening, and 3 temperatures in slow cook to complete the tasks of a common slow cooker. Most traditional, modern and international recipes can be easily adapted for instant pot.
Top Customer Reviews
Having purchased 2 extra pot inserts for my Duo, many times I found myself preparing two or three courses, one right after the other. I wanted another Instant Pot so that I could cook two things at a time and get dinner on the table even faster. So- I bought the Smart Cooker right when they were being released, and received it in December 2014. I love to cook, and the technology as well as the ability to have an app where I could store everything to do with my Instant Pot in one place really excited me, so rather than purchasing another Duo I decided to go for the Smart Pot for several reasons, one of which was the convenience of using the app to store recipes that I have created along with cooking/timing instructions that I thought could be stored in the app. I could pull out my phone and have everything at my fingertips...I thought. Unfortunately I am disappointed to say the least with the app that accompanies the technology.
With several months of use now behind me, the following are complaints I have about the app: (I have zero problems with the pot)
1. Except for the included recipes that come with the app, you must access your recipe elsewhere instead of having your downloaded or created recipes available to reference within the app itself. There is also no way to write in the app to add custom recipes or make notes.
In other words, you can download scripts that go with recipes from the web, but you can't download the recipe itself, nor the photo included with the recipe/instructions. Therefore, you must access your recipe from another source. As of today there are 21 recipes in the app which were included with the app. That's it. All you can do is put scripts that go with recipes in there, but no recipes to accompany the scripts.
***Note: The very limited number of recipes that are included with the app have the full recipes, photos, plus instructions included, as well as the script that accompanies the recipe. I assumed when purchasing the Smart Pot, that the recipes on the web which were advertised as being downloadable by Instant Pot would appear the same in the app as the recipes included with the app. I also assumed I could add my own recipes.
2. Disorganization of recipe scripts: there is no way to categorize or alphabetize added scripts-
As if not being able to write and add recipes or download recipes isn't bad enough, additionally there is also no way to organize scripts. The scripts are difficult to locate, as there is no way to organize them to help you locate the scripts that you have downloaded or customized and added.What happens when you download or create a script is that the name of the script will show up in a little box at the bottom of your app. No photo (or recipe) to accompany that, but just the name of the script and script instructions for pot. What you will have are scripts which you have downloaded mixed in with scripts that you've created yourself. To find a recipe script you will have to laterally and literally scroll through all the other recipe script names. There is no search window to search, no way to categorize nor alphabetize. When you're in a hurry, that's a real drag.
An example of frustration due to this lack of organization capabilities: I have made my own scripts for many single items such as different kinds of dried beans, soaked beans, potatoes whole and chunked, frozen lima beans, etc. The reason why I do this is so that I won't have to look up the timing for said food somewhere else which is the same reason I wanted to add recipes. The problem in finding these scripts is that there is no way to categorize them or put them in alphabetical order to find them. Therefore, I must scroll through my entire list of scripts to find the one I'm looking for. It would be like going to the library and walking down the isle hoping to find the book your looking for, without the use of a card catalog. Frustrating and time consuming. I have a lot of scripts!
3. Some bugs in the included recipes that have not been fixed:
One example is "Perfect Basmati Rice". The creator of this script, Laura from "Hip Pressure" has told me a few months ago that the script should read "Hold to high pressure for 3 minutes," "Pause for 10," which is the way it is actually written on her site. (high pressure for 3, release pressure after 10 minutes) Yet still on the app, the script states "Hold to high pressure for 4 minutes", "Pause Hot for 10," "Pause done 01". The rice was turning out like mush. This has not yet been corrected in the script. Also, when the app is running this script the app says the pot is at low pressure when the pot is actually at high pressure. (evident by viewing pressure bars on pot) This bug presents itself when using other recipes in the app as well.
Things I LOVE about the Smart Pot that the Duo won't do:
*the ability to control the temperature. For example, I soak my dry beans for 5 hours at 115 degrees. (in a salt brine of 1 gallon water to 3 tablespoons sea salt..) The results are plump beautiful ready to cook beans, and when cooked are perfection. I also brought a chicken covered with water to high pressure for zero minutes, and had the pot hold the temp of 175 for about an hour. I was just experimenting and it turned out fabulous.
*making bone broth and using the script which brings the pot to high pressure for 30, goes off for 20, comes back on for 30,..etc for three hours. I could do this with my Duo but I would have to keep monitoring the pot and re-setting it every 50 minutes for 3 hours. The broth turns out fantastic. This is huge as bone broth is all the rage now.
*being able to sit on my sofa and see what's going on inside the pot and how much time there is left.
*being able to use it to proof dough if I want to. I also soak steel cut oats and other grains in there and choose the temp. (would be great for sprouting too which I will try)
*being able to create my own unusual scripts involving temperatures.
*I can make a script to slow cook on high for two hours and switch to low for 4 hours. Can't do that with a Duo unless you re-set.
*I can keep things warm with my own temperature choice. I can let it go off for a while and then turn it back on to warm things right before dinner.
*When I use scripts, the scripts finish and the pot doesn't go into "keep warm" mode. To me, "keep warm" can overcook and I usually only use it to warm up leftovers. On the Duo you have no choice.
*I might add that I've had no problem with the blu-tooth connection and it has worked seamlessly for me. My phone usually resides about 30 feet from my pot when in use.
I'm sure I've left some things out here that I love about the Instant Pot Smart, as there are more things that I like than things that I don't like. The technology is exciting and I had I to do it over again, I would still purchase it even though the app is truly lacking in my opinion. I wanted to be honest in my review so that potential buyers will know what to expect because what I expected was't the case with the app.
The pot does everything the Duo does but much more. If you are an adventurist in the kitchen like I am you will welcome the Smart Pot features.
Although my 3 star rating may seem a bit harsh, I stand by it at this time due to the fact the the app is an essential component that is necessary to let the technology shine with this product,..the technology that we are paying for here. This is a high ticket investment, and the app should live up to the technology. The Smart Pot app should have been more well thought out and designed BEFORE this product came to market.
As of to date, there have been no updates in the app and so I anxiously await. At that time, I am sure I will upgrade the Smart Pot to a deserved 5 stars.
What I am doing is using an app called Paprika to store my recipes along with the scripts for the Instant Pot. I simply go from there and create a script in my Instant Pot app to use temporarily. It saves more time and less frustration than trying to find a script within the disorganized Instant Pot app, and since I can't upload or enter a recipe in the app, I have to store recipes in an organized place. So other than controlling the pot, the app is useless to me.
Update April 21:
For those of you interested in the Instant Pot Smart, I have recently seen via the Instant Pot website (comments under the Smart Pot page and spoken by one of the Instant Pot people) that the new version will be released in May 2015. Whether this includes an app update, I do not know. If you have an android, the android version will be released in May as well if their scheduling is on target.
Copied from Instant Pot site comments:
"we expect the Android app to be available in May, roughly coinciding with availability of the updated Instant Pot SMART!"
UDATE October 16, 2015:
I'm happy to say that Instant Pot has finally updated their app. I'm much happier with the app than I was, but in my opinion is still lacking.
For example, you can do a search for recipes/scripts now but only the recipes included on the app. Recipe scripts you've entered yourself cannot be searched for. For example I have a script called "Bean Soak" but when I search for it the app can't find it. Downloaded and creative "scripts" are now in alphabetical order which makes the search easier but you still have to scroll to find what you want. I did notice that my Chicken Breast script is between Whole dried Peas and Hip Bone Broth however, but the rest of my entries are in alphabetical order. There is still no way to download complete recipes as far as I can tell, so you will have to use another source to store them. Paprika app is working well for me and I just build my scripts when needed.
Shared tip: For those of you with a Smart Pot, I would like to share my bean soak technique, which I love! It produces excellent beans that don't fall apart and are creamy in the middle. For some reason the results I have experienced are superior to beans that have been soaked overnight, and especially superior to quick soaked beans or beans that have been cooked from dry.
Make a script to hold to temp 120 for 5 hours. (this is very convenient when about noon you decide to cook beans!)
Mix 1 gallon water to 3 tablespoons salt. (I use pink sea salt) Dissolve salt and add 1 lb beans. You can tell when they are done soaking because they will be perfectly plump with no wrinkled skin. When soaked, drain and rinse WELL, cover by about an inch of water and add another tsp salt or to taste. For me it takes at least 1 tsp. (no the beans won't be hard...or salty) This is a Cook's Illustrated trick. It causes the beans to cook faster, hold their shape with creamy interior. Most beans I have found will cook in 4 minutes on high pressure with a natural release. (let pressure come down on it's own) If they aren't quite done then just put the lid on and let them finish cooking in their own heat, or turn the pot on low slow cook or keep warm. I don't like overcooked beans so I'd rather have them underdone than overdone.
I was recently short on time so I bumped the Smart Pot script up to 130 for 4 hours and that worked perfectly as well. The fagioli beans were perfectly soaked and made delicious ham and bean soup!
**I didn't temp the water at 130 setting but did at 120 setting and the Smart Pot will hover around 116-118 degrees. (it's 120 at the bottom of the pot)
**Also, for all you adventurous bean lovers out there, the best source I have found is Rancho Gordo online. The beans are outstanding and they carry many different Heirloom beans. If you like grocery store beans you will think you've gone to Heaven. Worth the extra money.
One night it gave another warning the food was overheating, and sure enough it was burning the hell out of a baked bean recipe with plenty of liquid. I had to toss the food down the garbage disposal, and a while later there was a very bad electrical smell from the kitchen. The unit was smoking, popped, there was a spark, more smoke. Very noxious fumes.
I contacted customer support. They requested pictures and I sent them. Here was their response:
"Thank you for the pictures, we are sorry that your base got melted did you left the base on after you took the inner pot out or left on top of a heating element, our pot has 10 safety features to prevent any over heating, by the pictures that you send the melting is from the outside in is perfectly melted evenly and clear that was sent on a heating element, you can definitely purchase a new base for $60.00 Please advice."
Asking if I left the base on after I took the inner pot out?! Is it against the warranty to do this, because that's a pretty normal practice when you're cooking complicated things that need drained or swapped out.
Did I "left" it on top of a heating element? Ummm, left if on a heating element, as if it's okay to put the unit on an open flame, just don't leave it there? WTF? And wouldn't their be grill marks? hah
Telling me the unit has 10 safety features so surely couldn't have had an issue.... again, google instant pot recalls. Units had to be recalled previously because they were transmitting electricity throughout the entire units posing a risk of electric shock!
I very clearly explained to them it was having issues cooking things properly and kept burning stuff, and then this happened which smelled like an electrical problem, as there was smoke and a capacitor that popped and noxious fumes.... and the response:
"That is correct, the overheating error will appear on the screen and the pot will turn it self off, this damaged was not cause by the heat inside the base, as per your picture the whole heating element is untouched. Please advice if you want to proceed in purchasing a new base."
They're trying to say the overheating error on the screen has to do with electrical fires as well as your food getting too hot.... and that because the heating elements were fine inside the pot that it's obvious the unit didn't malfunction electrically, despite the electrics obviously not being inside the pot, but under, where it burned and melted.
I first emailed them March 20th. After incoherent and very defensive/obstinate responses from customer support, including an email that said "please see the pictures attached from honest customers" with three straight emails sending me pictures I didn't request, I asked the customer support agent to stop and to forward our correspondence to a supervisor. The response "I did not spam your email, i did send you pictures of customers that had melted their pot, and proof that this kind of damaged is not cause by the product but from the user."
Funny thing is the pictures attached looked nothing like the damage to my unit, but whatever, after requesting to speak with a supervisor the customer service agent said she'd send me a new base. I again requested to speak with a supervisor, for the third time, and got a response from someone else who again address no concerns, didn't respond to anything that had occurred, and simply emailed me saying the base was being sent by fedex.
Please note that I didn't ask for a replacement, nor authorize it, and they simply sent one without asking or verifying my address, so sent it to my previous address since that was listed on the invoice I provided. So now somebody is going to get a random pressure cooker base in the mail and a supervisor has still not contacted me as I requested.
I've never in my life seen such bad customer service. From denying your product could ever be faulty, to then determining with a few pictures that not only was it the customer's fault but that it would be a good idea to send three straight emails to the customer with pictures of OTHER people's damage claiming it's from 'honest' customers, and of course trying to SELL the customer a new product every step of the way. Then, to top it off, when I request a supervisor review the interaction and contact me I get ignored other than them apparently thinking it appropriate to send a new base out without any verification or request so it goes to someone else!
Absolutely absurd. And, like I said, the unit was neat at first, but I kept getting overheating errors messages and burnt/wasted dinners. And if you ever do have a problem with the unit good luck trying to communicate with them.
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