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I just tried, I put in my address in Switzerland / Zurich and they said they wont deliver to this address, are you deliverign to your home address or anywhere else?... also would we have to pay extra custom on it if it did deliver?
My apologies, while I ordered mine fro the UK last year, you now appear to need to use the Amazon.de site to get shipping of the Instant Pot to Switzerland https://www.amazon.de/Instant-Pot-El...dp/B00OP26T4K#

Bear in mind it's not the brand new model though.
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Old 26.09.2020, 09:22
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Have a look at Tefal and 'COOKÉO' (in english it is called C4ME= Cook for me) this is my 'instapot' cost something around 300-350.- francs 5yrs ago from
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Old 26.09.2020, 09:32
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Have a look at Tefal and 'COOKÉO' (in english it is called C4ME= Cook for me) this is my 'instapot' cost something around 300-350.- francs 5yrs ago from
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3x the price of an Instant Pot... it had better be stupendously amazing for that price.
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Old 26.09.2020, 10:19
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I just tried, I put in my address in Switzerland / Zurich and they said they wont deliver to this address, are you deliverign to your home address or anywhere else?... also would we have to pay extra custom on it if it did deliver?
Can’t you just package yours up and send it as a parcel to Switzerland?
Declare it as personal belongings with a value of 40chf and Bob’s your uncle.
The cost of postage will be much less than buying a new one or paying for an extra suitcase.
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Have a look at Tefal and 'COOKÉO' (in english it is called C4ME= Cook for me) this is my 'instapot' cost something around 300-350.- francs 5yrs ago from
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I saw Tefal multi cook, it has good reviews, but don't think its pressure/ speed cooking, is yours is it like a pressure cooker? speed cooking? I also saw crock pot express, the idea is to get a multi cooker but to cook in as little time as possible, I can cook half leg of lamp or half shoulder in my instapot in abot 30 minutes

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3x the price of an Instant Pot... it had better be stupendously amazing for that price.
True.. price of an oven

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Can’t you just package yours up and send it as a parcel to Switzerland?
Declare it as personal belongings with a value of 40chf and Bob’s your uncle.
The cost of postage will be much less than buying a new one or paying for an extra suitcase.
good idea, I keep hearing these horror stories about posting stuff and people losing them ! but yes good idea

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Re: Instant Pot

I bought mine from here a few months ago. Swiss handler so no delivery issues and they have most models.

https://techstudio.ch/search?type=product&q=instant+pot
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I bought mine from here a few months ago. Swiss handler so no delivery issues and they have most models.

https://techstudio.ch/search?type=product&q=instant+pot
Yet another Swiss website that has forgotten there are other languages than German.
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Re: Instant Pot

I just returned back to Switzerland from USA and had to leave all my kitchen gadgets! I use the Ninja mulit cook unit and it's my go to every single day.
I was able to order one on Amazon - delivered to my Swiss address (Yes you pay the CHF on postage etc).
Put a UK - CH adaptor on and you are good to go!
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I saw Tefal multi cook, it has good reviews, but don't think its pressure/ speed cooking, is yours is it like a pressure cooker? speed cooking?
It is a free standing pressure cooker with other options
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Old 27.09.2020, 15:24
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Re: Instant Pot

I have a ninja foodi, which I really like for the air fryer, pressure cook, steaming functions. The annoying thing is that all the accessories on amazon.de cannot be delivered to CH.

I saw a stainless steel inner pot, which I’m very interested in - the original is a nonstick coating, which eventually will scratch. Turns out I can buy it on eBay with stupid shipping (doubles the US price), but that’s what it costs on amazon.de as well, so I guess I’ll go with that.

I like the ninja - but I still have my stove top pressure cookers - sometimes they are just easier, and my small one heats up faster when I’m doing small batches like beans, for example.

I just smoked some jalapeños so I’m going to try the dehydration function in the foodi overnight.
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Re: Instant Pot

Starting October 1, Lidl France is going to offer an Instant Pot clone for €64.99:

https://www.lidl.fr/fr/p/cuisine/mul...ctrique/p51521



5.6L stainless steel pot
12 cooking programs
1000 W power

Unboxing/testing video in English here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP-B9itEiIc
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Old 13.01.2021, 18:34
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Re: Instant Pot

Just received my box containing the Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus 6L as seen here... https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I bought it for the additional cooking modes (Sous Vide will be good to try, although it doesn't circulate) and just all-round improvements in use and operation such as the inner bowl with handles, the auto-locking lid and the steam release switch. It's also meant to be a much better slow cooker than previous IP's.



Only downside is the ceramic non-stick inner pots form my old IP aren't compatible, but to be honest it's no loss as I didn't use them much.

I will be selling my IP Duo 60 6L soon with a few bits and bobs if anyone is interested.

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Old 27.01.2021, 19:26
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Re: Instant Pot

I was feeling lazy today and realised I hadn't used my steaming basket in my IP. So I took out a freshly frozen fillet of cod, whacked in some frozen vegetables (my pandemic-friendly staple), and put it on High pressure for 0 mins using a recipe I saw online. This basically means you let it build to pressure then immediately cancel and release the steam.

The fish was delicious and seemed cooked just right, but the vegetables, being frozen and therefore quicker to mushify (I love that word) than fresh vegetables, were slightly overdone. It seemed like the equivalent of being cooked for 20% or so longer than they should have been.

Has anyone ever tried steaming frozen vegetables on low pressure so they cook more gently and if so how long?
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I was feeling lazy today and realised I hadn't used my steaming basket in my IP. So I took out a freshly frozen fillet of cod, whacked in some frozen vegetables (my pandemic-friendly staple), and put it on High pressure for 0 mins using a recipe I saw online. This basically means you let it build to pressure then immediately cancel and release the steam.

The fish was delicious and seemed cooked just right, but the vegetables, being frozen and therefore quicker to mushify (I love that word) than fresh vegetables, were slightly overdone. It seemed like the equivalent of being cooked for 20% or so longer than they should have been.

Has anyone ever tried steaming frozen vegetables on low pressure so they cook more gently and if so how long?
I like my veggies crunchy. Pressure cooked grey mushy vegetables, a horror from my childhood - dealt with the therapeutic passage of time.

Vegetables do well blanched. Peas are frozen at source and if you've ever had a fresh garden pea for example, you'll know that no cooking is required. How do i deal with frozen veg? I put them in a small pot of water, as soon as it comes to the boil, that's it, strain them.
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I like my veggies crunchy. Pressure cooked grey mushy vegetables, a horror from my childhood - dealt with the therapeutic passage of time.

Vegetables do well blanched. Peas are frozen at source and if you've ever had a fresh garden pea for example, you'll know that no cooking is required. How do i deal with frozen veg? I put them in a small pot of water, as soon as it comes to the boil, that's it, strain them.
Hmm you are right Traubert, I didn't take into account that they are already blanched for a few minutes before being frozen. I guess steaming them separately after defrosting and draining them would be the best solution to get them as close to normal veggies as is possible.
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Has anyone ever tried steaming frozen vegetables on low pressure so they cook more gently and if so how long?
Nope! Not in a pressure cooker environment, only on that metal basket thingy you can place into a pan to steam veggies. I have prepped fish filets with veggies this way in no time.

I prep our garden surplus veggies also for the freezer, almost all need to be blanched before freezing to be storeable, like Trauby already said. When then used and cooked/steamed they don't keep their shape as well and tend to be a tad on teh softer side than cooked from fresh.

I only put veggies 'under pressure' when making stews or soups when it is not important if they turn a tad mushy.

In your case;
I can only imagine that it might have been the same as when I use my Cookéo. It takes about 3-5 minutes heating up when I use it as pressure cooker and I imagine this could have been the case for you, that this cooked the veggies more than you liked, before even the pressure cooking began or not as you set the time to zero.
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I like my veggies crunchy. Pressure cooked grey mushy vegetables, a horror from my childhood - dealt with the therapeutic passage of time.

Vegetables do well blanched. Peas are frozen at source and if you've ever had a fresh garden pea for example, you'll know that no cooking is required. How do i deal with frozen veg? I put them in a small pot of water, as soon as it comes to the boil, that's it, strain them.
Well thanks Traubli, you were right. I defrosted the veg first by running them under hot water, bunged them in the steamer and reduced cooking time by 25%. They came out firm and al dente and as close to non-frozen veg in consistency as I could hope for. I think I can even reduce by 30% next time for slightly better sprouts. I feel a bit silly for not having thought of, or at least Googled, that sooner.

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Nope! Not in a pressure cooker environment, only on that metal basket thingy you can place into a pan to steam veggies. I have prepped fish filets with veggies this way in no time.

I prep our garden surplus veggies also for the freezer, almost all need to be blanched before freezing to be storeable, like Trauby already said. When then used and cooked/steamed they don't keep their shape as well and tend to be a tad on teh softer side than cooked from fresh.

I only put veggies 'under pressure' when making stews or soups when it is not important if they turn a tad mushy.

In your case;
I can only imagine that it might have been the same as when I use my Cookéo. It takes about 3-5 minutes heating up when I use it as pressure cooker and I imagine this could have been the case for you, that this cooked the veggies more than you liked, before even the pressure cooking began or not as you set the time to zero.
Yes I think you are right EE, frozen veg just isn't suited for that kind of treatment!
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