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Old 16.07.2018, 12:27
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Re: Instant Pot



For aynone following the thread, I recieved the UK version 2 Instant Pot in the mail today, I want to note that it arrived in perfect shape and also includes the 2 prong German power cord as well as a UK power cord.
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Old 17.07.2018, 17:06
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Re: Instant Pot

Are you sure it's v2? If it's the one on the picture, that's v3. Quite hard to tell the difference but some of the buttons have been relabelled, and the above is v3.
AFAIK all the new stock delivered to Europe in the last month or so is v3. All European models have UK and EU-style 2-pronged plugs.

I ordered one through Amazon UK and had it delivered last week to the UK, as I knew I'd be visiting this week. Not used it yet.
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Old 17.07.2018, 23:05
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Re: Instant Pot

I am really not concearned whether the Instant Pot is version 2 or 3 - seems like such a silly thing to worry about, considering there are not as many choices in Switzerland as say the U.S. The buttons and such may have changed, I can read what they say in English so it's not really a problem.

The instant pot has worked well for the 3 cooks of different meals I have tried so far. I am basically just glad to recieve what I ordered in great shape and will help make some nice meals during a normal busy week around here, where I live.

For anyone wanting something better than the Instant Pot... Check out Mealthy, normal price was $200 now reduced to alot less, I ordered one for the states when I visit. Has more programs than the Instant Pot and as well a Stanless Steel bucket to cook the food in.

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Old 17.07.2018, 23:28
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Re: Instant Pot

The commercial for Mealthy is really top-notch by today's expectations - I found it comical and real. I am in no way affiliated with this company and simply think they make a nice product that could help others. Check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxdId8PWu58
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The commercial for Mealthy is really top-notch by today's expectations - I found it comical and real. I am in no way affiliated with this company and simply think they make a nice product that could help others. Check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxdId8PWu58
Looks good, so where can we buy that in Europe that ships to Switzerland?
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Looks good, so where can we buy that in Europe that ships to Switzerland?
Itís 120v as well.
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Old 18.07.2018, 08:09
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It’s 120v as well.
Ok so only works in USA (without a transformer), right?

Sounds to me like an poor choice of recommendation from Sonnenbrand for people living in Switzerland.

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Old 18.07.2018, 13:40
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Re: Instant Pot

My mistake guys the Mealthy pressure cooker is the only in the US market right now, it was just released recently. Rich is right about one needing a 120 volt transformer which would not be something I would fool with. I bought the Mealthy for my travels in the US and it will not work in Switzerland. It is just a name/brand I threw out there because it was rated higher than the Instant Pot and at one point maybe they will sell them in Europe.

I am more than happy with the Instant Pot from UK Amazon and highly recommend it to anyone in Switzerland wanting to get a high quality pressure cooker with many options. Like I said, I am not concerned about which version it is, the product has many features and programs which are more than what I will ever do with it.
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Re: Instant Pot

Yeah, Instant pot cluster.

I waited for it like a half year so they start delivering 220V version again, no real feedback from manufacturer, they seemed to not care a bit about non-US market.

Then decided to buy +-same Bosch product, for 1/2 the price of Instant pot (there was some discount), doing exactly the same including yogurt, and with local warranty.
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Yeah, Instant pot cluster.

I waited for it like a half year so they start delivering 220V version again, no real feedback from manufacturer, they seemed to not care a bit about non-US market.

Then decided to buy +-same Bosch product, for 1/2 the price of Instant pot (there was some discount), doing exactly the same including yogurt, and with local warranty.

What is the name of the Bosch product?
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Old 19.07.2018, 15:46
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What is the name of the Bosch product?

OK, it's called Bosch Autocook.
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MUC88B68DE


The one review I read doesn't sound too great.


Maybe getting just a traditional pressure-cooker might not be such a bad idea.
Like a 6.5l WMF Perfect Plus.
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Re: Instant Pot

If you‘re going to get a traditional pressure cooker, Kuhn Rikon makes some of the best. Wide variety of shapes and sizes. And if you are near Rikon (near Winterthur) you can usually get one at a discount from the Kuhn Rikon store.
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OK, it's called Bosch Autocook.
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MUC88B68DE


The one review I read doesn't sound too great.


Maybe getting just a traditional pressure-cooker might not be such a bad idea.
Like a 6.5l WMF Perfect Plus.
What was not good in the reviews? (or a link )

Everytime I read this thread I'm like "yeah, goody" - "naaa, don't need this". And it has too many buttons for my liking

But a traditional pressure-cooker is a good idea actually. When I was a child, everybody had them.

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If you‘re going to get a traditional pressure cooker, Kuhn Rikon makes some of the best. Wide variety of shapes and sizes. And if you are near Rikon (near Winterthur) you can usually get one at a discount from the Kuhn Rikon store.
Great tip, thanks!
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Re: Instant Pot

We have two WMF pressure cookers - one 6l "Perfect", had it for years, and one 8.5l "Perfect Plus", bought from Landi a couple of years ago and much cheaper than a Kuhn Rikon. We wouldn't part with either of them. For a family of four the 8.5l is never too small, but the 6l is perfect if only wanting to cook a kilo of potatoes, say (3 minutes at high pressure!).

Looked into Instant Pot type things and not for me:
- electronics to go wrong
- large size seemed not to be available at the time of looking, need to feed teenagers
- electronics to go wrong
- maximum attainable pressure is lower than max pressure of stove-top pressure cookers, so less time saved
- another gadget and only a small kitchen
- electronics less recycling-friendly than stainless steel when they inevitably go wrong

For a modern introduction to pressure cooking with good recipes not from the 1970s there's a useful website called "Hip Pressure Cooking" run by an Italian woman living in America (I think). I find it a little irritating that a lot of the recipes are now Instant Pot based rather than traditional pressure cooker based - but it's easy enough to ignore / adapt those.
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What was not good in the reviews? (or a link )
http://www.ekitchen.de/kuechengeraet...ro-314163.html





I currently use mine (a very small one I got from the inheritance of a friend of my parents exclusively to cook Dal Makhani.


But I could also see myself cooking chicken - the current one is just too small.
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Re: Instant Pot

A pressure cooker is a brilliant time saver for chicken stock as well. And fast ragout for a disorganised person like me.
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Re: Instant Pot

Sorry if this sounds stupid to those who have been using pressure cookers:
If for example I have a 6.5l one, can I still do smaller portions in it?
Does it change times/heat/any type of handling?

Oh and if you use one, you put the hob on full-power, yes?
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Sorry if this sounds stupid to those who have been using pressure cookers:
If for example I have a 6.5l one, can I still do smaller portions in it?
Does it change times/heat/any type of handling?

Oh and if you use one, you put the hob on full-power, yes?
Yes, Maybe, No.

Read the instruction For your convenience one file with German, French, English, Italian, and Spanish.

https://static.kuhnrikon.com/ch/dam/...romatic_GA.pdf
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Old 19.07.2018, 18:39
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Yes, Maybe, No.

Read the instruction For your convenience one file with German, French, English, Italian, and Spanish.

https://static.kuhnrikon.com/ch/dam/...romatic_GA.pdf
Thank you very much for the link.

'read the manual' and 'your convenience' somehow don't go together for me
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Re: Instant Pot

The important thing with cooking smaller portions is always to put in at least the minimum amount of liquid (in mine, 250ml). Typically the food will sit in a basket or other container above the water. Then your portions can be as small as you like.
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