Instant Pot IP-LUX50 v2 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker
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- 6-In-1 multi-functional cooker (pressure cooker, sauté/browning, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer & warmer). Large, easy to use control panel
- 10 built-in smart programs: meat/stew, sauté, poultry, soup, bean/chili, congee, steam, multigrain, rice and slow cook with 3 adjustable modes
- 10 proven safety mechanisms: UL & ULC certified. Safe; latest 3rd generation technology; convenient and dependable
- Delay cooking timer: up to 24-hour; Automatic keep-warm; Manual setting: up to 120 minute cook time; 3 temperatures for sauté/browning and slow cook
- 5Qt 3-ply stainless steel cooking pot, stainless steel steaming rack
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From the manufacturer
Lux V3 6-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker
With advanced microprocessor technology, 10 Smart Programs, Stainless Steel Inner Pot, 6 Quart.
Instant Pot Lux V3
6 kitchen appliances in 1
Pressure Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Cake Maker and Warmer.
Easy One touch controls
Simple as pressing a button.
Consistent Results, 3rd Generation Technology
Built-in microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, adjusts heat intensity and duration to prepare healthy, tasty dishes.
300+ Recipes, Getting Started Videos, Favourite Recipe List, Personalized Grocery List and more.
High Pressure Settings
Cook Healthy Food Fast! Cooking with high pressure reduces cooking time by up to 70%, while saving energy.
Adjustable Temperature Settings
Less, Normal and More - 3 temperatures in ‘Sauté’ for searing, simmering or thickening and 3 temperatures in ‘Slow Cook’ to provide greater flexibility.
Stainless Steel Cooking Pot, Steam Rack & Lid
Healthy, food grade 304 (18/8), no chemical coatings, 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution. The inner cooking pot, lid and steam rack are dishwasher safe.
Large display panel, Brushed stainless steel, finger print resistant.
UL & ULC certification
Instant Pot has been designed with 10 safety mechanisms and patented technologies.
Safety Without Compromise
Has Been Carefully Designed To Eliminate Many Common Errors Which May Cause Harm
- 1. Pressure Regulator, ensures working pressure below the safety limit.
- 2. Anti-Blockage Vent, prevents food debris from blocking the vent.
- 3. Safety Lid Lock, prevents accidental opening of the cooker while it is pressurized.
- 4. Designed with a sensor for lid position detection, monitors whether the lid is in an unsafe position for pressure cooking.
- 5. Automatic temperature control, regulates temperature based on the type of program being selected.
- 6. High Temperature monitoring, avoids burning food.
- 7. Automatic Pressure Controller, keeps pressure always in the safe range.
- 8. Electrical current and temperature fuse cuts off power if the current or internal temperature exceeds safety limits.
- 9. Excess Pressure Protection, releases excess pressure into internal chamber in a dangerous situation.
- 10. Smart detection of leaky lid (e.g. steam release is in the open position).
|Lux V3 6Qt||Duo Mini 3 Qt||Duo 6Qt, 8Qt||Duo Plus 6Qt||Smart Bluetooth 6Qt||Ultra 6Qt|
|6-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker||7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker||7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker||9-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker||7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker||10-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker|
|Smart Built-In Programs (microprocessor technology)||10||11||14||14||14||16|
|Pot Size , Heating Element Power, Voltage and Display||6 Quart / 1000W / 120V~60Hz / LED||3 Quart / 700W / 120V~60Hz / LED||6 Quart / 1000W / 120V~60Hz / LED 8 Quart / 1200W / 120V~60Hz / LED||6 Quart / 1000W / 120V~60Hz / LCD||6 Quart / 1000W / 120V~60Hz / LCD||6 Quart / 1000W / 120V~60Hz / LCD|
|Control Type||Button||Button||Button||Button||Button and through Smartphone or tablet||Dial and Button|
|Pressure Cooking Time||Up to 4 hours||Up to 6 hours||Up to 4 hours||Up to 4 hours||Up to 2 hours||Up to 6 hours|
|Safety (UL/ULC certified)||10 Safety Features||10 Safety Features||10 Safety Features||10 Safety Features||10 Safety Features||11 Safety Features. 11th feature - Quick Release Button|
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|Sold By||—||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Instant Pot (Double Insight Inc.)||Amazon.com|
|Item Dimensions||12.2 x 13 x 11.81 in||12.6 x 10.2 x 11.8 in||12.6 x 13 x 12.2 in||11.8 x 13 x 12.2 in||12.6 x 13 x 12.2 in||12 x 12 x 13 in|
|Material Type||18-8 Steel||stainless steel||Stainless Steel||18-8 Steel||Stainless Steel||18/8 Steel|
|Size||5 Quart||6 Quart||6 Quart||5 Quart||6-Quart||6 Quart - V2|
|Wattage||900 watts||—||1,000 watts||900 watts||1,000 watts||1,000 watts|
Instant pot is the next generation electric pressure cooker designed by Canadians specifically for north American consumers. It speeds up cooking by 2~~6 times using up to 70% less energy, and, above all, produces nutritious healthy food in a convenient and consistent fashion. Instant pot ip-lux50 is a 6-in-1 programmable cooker combining the functions of a pressure cooker, sauté/browning, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer and warmer. The latest 3rd generation technology with an embedded microprocessor greatly improve cooking result, maintain consistence and enhance safety. Your favorite dishes are within the reach of pressing a button with 10 built-in programs and 3 adjustable modes. 3 temperatures in sauté for browning or thickening, and 3 temperatures in slow cook to complete the tasks of a common slow cooker. It also works as a perfect porridge maker allowing you wake up with a fresh made porridge. Instant pot cuts the cooking time and energy consumption by up to 70%. It also preserves the nutrition and flavors in natural ingredients. Instant pot produces almost no noise nor steam, and is truly a kitchen-friendly appliance. The stainless steel inner pot leaves no health concerns of non-stick coating residual. The brushed stainless steel exterior is finger print proof. Instant pot is the must-have cooking appliance in your fast-paced, health-oriented and green-conscious life style. Instructions, recipe and cooking time table in English, Spanish, French and Chinese are included.
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I have had mine for a year.
First the good, then the bad :)
The Good: electric pressure cookers are fun and easy to use--you can put the food in and walk away, and you can cook beans really easily. Makes great split pea soup and both hard and soft boiled eggs. Makes potatoes super fast and easy, unlike the dreaded microwave.
It's surprising good for use as a saute pan with uniform, constant heat.
First, you can seriously--superheated steam--burn yourself on the lid or the steam valve. All pressure cookers have this problem, but this one is even a bit more easy to burn yourself.
Second, it really isn't a good rice cooker. If you have a top quality rice cooker, you will see a marked difference. In addition, my rice was grey (see science note, below). Trust me, I have eaten rice almost every day for forty years
Third, the pressure is well below the standard of 15psi. I was surprised by this, it isn't a deal breaker but the GoWise supposedly is a bit closer to the standard. To get a real, steady 15 psi, look for a top end cooker that sits on an induction burner or stove top.
Lastly, I found the timings in the recipes to be off. No biggie.
Note that you have to cook things together that have a similar cooking time--you can't take the lid off and add or remove items. For example, if you put carrots, celery, potatoes and split peas in to make soup, the carrots and celery will be seriously overcooked. Nonetheless, it makes a nice soup.
If you are cooking eggs, the eggs will be better on the low setting. There's a zillion combinations for eggs, you can use six minutes on high, six minutes on natural release and six minutes in the water bath. Amy and Jacky have a terrific web page on this that covers all the possibilities, with photos.
The "grey rice" controversy:
A number of reviews commented that their rice was grey. My rice was definitely a weird color of grey. I then read in the comments that this had to do "scientifically" with "microscopic" texture of the rice that was pressure cooked. As a former scientist, I believe this to be be untrue, and I will tell you why: rice cooked in my other pressure cooker is white, and rice cooked in my Instant Pot in a Pyrex bowl is white. That's how we do science--we experiment and compare.
I my tests, I only got grey rice when I used the steel bowl that came wit the Instant Pot. Rice cooked in the same pressure cooker in a glass, pyrex bowl was pure white. You can read more about how I tested this, below. The most likely inference is that something from the steel bowl leaches into the rice, it could even be a residual, tough layer of oil from manufacturing. It isn't from pressure cooking (see the photo).
I don't like grey rice, so I don't use the steel bowl. If you want to simulate the Tatung, use a Pyrex or steel bowl (get a food grade, good quality bowl, or a Tatung replacement bowl) for the rice and surround it with water (as well as water in the rice, of course) or place the bowl on a trivet. You will have to cook it longer, I use 12-14 minutes for Jasmine rice with a tiny bit more than one-to-one water to rice ratio. Make sure there is water in the pan to steam the rice.
I have uploaded a photo of two batches of Jasmine rice. The left one was cooked in the pressure cooker for 15 minutes on high in a pyrex inner bowl. The right one was cooked in a Panasonic "fuzzy logic" rice cooker. The Panasonic has a fast setting that also cooks the rice in 15 minutes. Both batches were exactly the same color. Using Photoshop, the average color of the rice in both samples was identical, aaa592. This proves beyond any doubt, despite what you may read, that pressure cooking rice does not change the color. Rice cooked in the Instant Pot bowl in the same cooker was grey.
"Made in China"--Chinese products are some of the best in the world, so there is no concern about the quality. The cooker is decent quality. Most of my high end video cameras and lenses are made in China, and China makes a lot of steel for high end companies. If you really want your pressure cooker made somewhere else, WMF makes exceptionally good steel, and the 3 quart "Pro" pressure cooker claims to be made in Germany, you can buy it on Amazon at WMF Perfect Pro 3-quart Pressure Cooker Note that the WMF is not electric, but it has a lifetime warranty.
Teflon and aluminum: there's no Teflon that I can see on the bowl or lid, and I definitely do not recommend you buy a cooker with Teflon.
Some sizes have an aluminum inner lid, my 6 quart did not.
I cannot say enough about the Instant Pot. My wife and I owned another unit from a different company, but it's pot was made of aluminum (tied to Alzheimer's issues) and had a non-stick coating on it besides. We wanted a stainless steel pot to avoid all this...enter Instant Pot.
This unit works awesome, and we are fully qualified to say so. Not only do we have an "Amazon Verified Purchase" label on our review, but we use the Instant Pot 4-5x a week, literally. Probably 7-8x if you count making baked/sweet potatoes for lunches too. (Just a note...always look for "Amazon Verified Purchase" on reviews, and if you don't see it, take the review with a grain of salt. Very few reviews of the Instant Pot were negative, and almost all of them didn't buy the unit, so their reviews are nonsense.)
My wife and I have chosen to make almost all of our dinners with the Instant Pot...it is easy to clean, easy to use, and requires virtually NO oversight. It is inexpensive to use as well...when using your stove and/or oven, you will notice a marked increase in the temperature of your kitchen, and with the oven, it will be very noticeable indeed. The Instant Pot doesn't do this because it operates in a sealed environment, thus using far less energy as well. Because you can saute in this newest model, you can do almost all the cooking in this one pot, thus making cleanup far easier, as the inner stainless steel pot (but NOT the unit or it's lid) are dishwasher safe. Also, once one is accustomed to using this unit, you can bring it with you on trips, and use it to cook food in a hotel room or a friend's house.
The Instant Pot is wonderful for this one fact if nothing else...once the food is in and the unit is pressurized, you can walk away...no stirring, no tending whatsoever. There is ONE time when you might have to pay attention. IF your Instant Pot is warm from previous cooking, i.e. you just used the saute function to brown something, or maybe you bought an extra inner pot (more on this below) and are cooking meals back to back....you may have to pay attention to make sure the unit seals properly. Sometimes, and this is NOT unique to the Instant Pot, if the unit is already warm, it may get confused and think that it has pressurized. I think you'll find that you used the saute feature before turning it on. So...if the unit is warm/hot from any previous cooking, try this. Watch to see if the unit pressurizes (you'll see the valve pop up)...if the unit starts counting down the cook time BEFORE it has sealed, hit cancel, and start your unit over. It should work the second time. If the unit is completely cool and your recipe requires no sauteing, it will almost always work the first time, but if not, this will work. This is the ONLY "issue" that I've encountered, and since it happened with another manufacturer's model as well, I can only assume this is common for electric cookers. All in all, a small compensation to make. Compared to normal cooking where one has to constantly hover over the stove, this is minor indeed.
I HIGHLY recommend that you purchase a second stainless steel inner pot...
see http://www.amazon.com/Instant-6-33qt-Stainless-Pot-Bottom/dp/B008BKHGX0 -----my wife and I bought one at the time of purchase, and we've never regretted it once. Since we use our cooker constantly, we are always putting the pot into the fridge with leftovers. With an extra inner pot, you can cook another dish while the other waits for you in the fridge. When you want the leftovers, just place them in the Instant Pot and warm them on the low setting of saute, and then put on keep warm once they've heated up a bit, until you're ready to eat. Accordingly, we'd suggest the lid custom made for these pots at http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Tempered-Electric-Pressure-Cookers/dp/B008FUJ2LK
I also HIGHLY recommend that you purchase the book "Everything Pressure Cooker Cookbook" from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Pressure-Cooker-Cookbook-Series/dp/1440500177 ------we use recipes from this all the time, and although they are designed for a stove top pressure cooker, they basically translate over perfectly. The only consideration is the cooking instructions...because the author is using a stove top cooker, she references a low/medium/high setting which does not apply on the Instant Pot, or on any other electric pressure cooker I've seen. Just use the appropriate setting for the Instant Pot, i.e. if you're cooking beef, use the meat/stew setting. If chicken, use the poultry setting. I usually add about 20% more time as well, so e.g. if a recipe says put your beef stew on high for 30 minutes, put it on the meat/stew setting of the Instant Pot, and take 30 minutes x 1.2 = 36 minutes for your time. With pressure cookers, you can't "dry out" your meat, and the reverse rules apply...i.e. if you're meat seems dry, cook it LONGER. None of the moisture can escape because it's in a sealed environment.
Enjoy! This appliance has changed our lives, and I don't say that lightly. Once you get good at using it and have recipes you like, it's an awesome little appliance which we use CONSTANTLY.