Instant Pot Duo V2 8L Electric Pressure Cooker £79.95 Amazon Prime
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Instant Pot Duo V2 8L Electric Pressure Cooker £79.95 Amazon Prime

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Found 11th Jul
Electric pressure cooker, has a pretty big following - have a search around the web. Cheaper than what I paid for the 6L!

It's great in that there's far less smell etc than even a stove-top pressure cooker, it can do anything from slow cooking, stews, rice to porridge and yogurt. Would suggest getting a replacement silicone ring (use one for smelly foods and one for others) and a lid of some sort if you decide to get one.

The blurb:
No more rattles and hisses, no more adjusting the heat to regulate pressure because the Instant Pot Duo does it for you
Instant Pot Duo 8 litre is a 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Smart Cooker, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute, Yoghurt Maker, Steamer and Warmer
Large, easy to use control panel with 14 built-in Programs, Dual pressure, Automatic keep-warm and 3 temperatures for saute and slow cook
10 proven safety mechanisms; Highly energy efficient and kitchen friendly emitting hardly any noise, heat or steam
3-ply Base stainless steel cooking pot, steam rack, manual, recipe book and cooking time tables. Features ability to program silent mode and to turn off auto keep warm

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I was just about to post this. Our old Tower pressure cooker finally gave up the ghost and I thought it was time to replace. Did a lot of searching and all seemed to rate this machine very highly. Went to but the 6l and then noticed that the 8l was even cheaper on Prime so went for this one. If you buy the machine you get 20% off the silicone starter accessory set which I did (it's also reduced to half price at the moment - so you get even more off it). I also bought the glass lid for slow cooker use and sautéing etc. Looking forward to using this!!!

Ordered, my old flat mate had one of these and it was fantastic, been waiting for a price drop ever since, thanks

I will be grateful if anyone can tell me how is this pressure cooker compared to on hob ones? I make lots beef and lamb stew and thinking to get one to save time. ta

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TPBowler1

I was just about to post this. Our old Tower pressure cooker finally gave … I was just about to post this. Our old Tower pressure cooker finally gave up the ghost and I thought it was time to replace. Did a lot of searching and all seemed to rate this machine very highly. Went to but the 6l and then noticed that the 8l was even cheaper on Prime so went for this one. If you buy the machine you get 20% off the silicone starter accessory set which I did (it's also reduced to half price at the moment - so you get even more off it). I also bought the glass lid for slow cooker use and sautéing etc. Looking forward to using this!!!



I bought a set of two silicone rings (this one - so that I now have three rings for smelly / normal / sweets), and one of these steam baskets though you might be able to get a bigger one for the 8L.

You can literally do anything from:
- corn on the cob
- rice (any kind of rice really, so much easier than pretty much any other methods, and it means you don't need a separate rice cooker)
- stews (lamb, beef, ox tongue, etc)
- curries
- chilli con carne, bolognese, etc
I've yet to try making any deserts, that'll be next sometime soon.

lianghe1984

I will be grateful if anyone can tell me how is this pressure cooker … I will be grateful if anyone can tell me how is this pressure cooker compared to on hob ones? I make lots beef and lamb stew and thinking to get one to save time. ta



For most intents and purposes, it should be identical in performance. Depending on what hob & pressure cooker you have at the moment, you might find that the InstantPot doesn't sear as quickly/intensely, but you can definitely still do it. It's not as intense as the dual-ring gas burner on my hob (using a Tefal NutriCook), but it's definitely good enough for anything but very large quantities of meat that you might want to sear/seal all at once.

On the plus side (and for me this is a big one), it self-regulates the temperature, so there's no need to turn up the heat, wait for it to come up to pressure, turn down the heat, monitor/adjust so that it's not heating too much, turn off the heat when it's done etc. Because it keeps an optimum temperature there's very little steam coming out during the pressure cooking phase. You could also not even release the pressure when it's done, it'll go into keep-warm mode and the pressure will gradually decrease as it cools (10 minutes to half an hour or more, depending on what's inside of course). I find that there's a lot less food smell with the IP compared to a stove-top because of all this.
Edited by: "sergiup" 11th Jul

I just usr a wok ang a large bowl and put a weight on top with the hob on lowest setting,cooks whole chicken in two hours till falling apart and very moist.simples.

lianghe1984

I will be grateful if anyone can tell me how is this pressure cooker … I will be grateful if anyone can tell me how is this pressure cooker compared to on hob ones? I make lots beef and lamb stew and thinking to get one to save time. ta


think my stove top fagor operates at 15 psi while these electric ones are somewhere between 7 and 11 psi so they would take slightly longer.

-=blootoon=-7 m ago

think my stove top fagor operates at 15 psi while these electric ones are …think my stove top fagor operates at 15 psi while these electric ones are somewhere between 7 and 11 psi so they would take slightly longer.


Many thanks, it sounds good enough to me

What's the actual price of these? Is getting one for £80 a decent saving?

Candystore9 m ago

What's the actual price of these? Is getting one for £80 a decent saving?


I got one from Aldi (6L) a couple of years ago - cost just £30 if I remember correctly (perhaps £40??).

Still working - used couple of times a week. The only gadget we have on the worktop other than a kettle and toaster.
Edited by: "Van1973" 11th Jul

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Candystore

What's the actual price of these? Is getting one for £80 a decent saving?



They usually sell for over £100 (the 6L is usually still what it is now, a shade under £100). Whether it's worth the price is down to how much and what you'd use it for really. I think this one might have a few extra programmes compared to the Aldi ones, otherwise I can't imagine them being overly different.

It's pretty much the Rolls Royce of Pressure Cooker. Safe, easy to use, the most full of the bone ribs, great stews all done in the fraction of the time. I love mine.

For recipe ideas there are loads of good facebook groups and books as well

Wilkos have there own take on this one and only costs £25 to instore
Edited by: "welche2" 11th Jul

welche2

Wilkos have there own take on this one and only costs £25 to instore



There are loads of cheap imitations. I had the PressurePro in 2014. It was ok, but the non stick inner was poor quality. The stainless steel inner with this is far superior For the extra money it is well worth it

Fabulous product I been using the 'Instant Pot' or IP for thelast few months (not mine) to save posting again here some folk may find my two posts on the main Prime thread helpful

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I wanted the 6L Instant Pot but it isn't discounted. As @alexus said earlier a large Chicken or Med-Large wont fit in 6L though so.....I bought the 8L for £79.95 (normally £129.95) in the end. amazon.co.uk/d/P…'ve cooked on the 6L Instant Pot so am familiar with settings etc, also there is a large, helpful and enthusiastic Instant Pot online community.

Best fall off the bone Ribs ever (BBQ sauce from Iceland)[Video]


Whole chicken (must be 8L for a med or large chicken)[Video]




Buffalo Wings[Video]




I've cooked all the above recipies step by step, crispy Chinese Duck, also soups and British Indian Restaurant curry base.....all wonderful (even if I say so myself!).First read about Instant Pot from this BBC article bbc.co.uk/new…736

2)
Hi
I've had only good experiences with IP, I think the reason for this is I have the iPhone when I'm using the IP, so its pretty much garanteed to work, following the step by step youtube videos.• The rice time needs trial apparently, I'd start on 2 mins (not tried rice yet).• The slow cook feature (again not tried)- but read its best using the medium or high mode, the Low is too Low. Also these look good- amazon.co.uk/dp/…=1• In sauté mode it can get quite hot so best stirring and always keep an eye on things.•When changing between modes ie Sauté and manual pressure, you need to press off first, this look a bit of time to get used to, but all good nowThe IP is gauranteed for 12 months, no issues, as you say may have been a bad batch.The cooking smells - tip after use wipe lid and seal, and invert lid on IP, ie don't close the lid when in storage, this allows everything to breath.I guess a spare silicone seal would be handy, I don't tend to cook deserts or yoghurts though so don't have a spare, plus I use the storage tip above.Hope this helps.Feel free to ask more questions!
Edited by: "deany76" 11th Jul

Love mine. Most used kitchen gadget I've ever bought. Chuck a whole chicken in with a few chopped veg and some water, 25 minutes cooking later you've got a fully cooked chicken and some superb chicken stock. Great for yogurt, rice, and slow cooking as well.

It is a great product. I've had mine for almost a year and it's so versatile I use it pretty much every day for something or other.

How does the Instant pot compare to the Pressure King Pro, are they much the same or is the IP the overall winner here?

neilcaldwell

How does the Instant pot compare to the Pressure King Pro, are they much … How does the Instant pot compare to the Pressure King Pro, are they much the same or is the IP the overall winner here?



We have just bought a Pressure King Pro and highly recommend it, only advantage here is that it is 8 litres, PKP has 3, 5 and 6 litre capacities.

As long as they have a keep warm function and a decent delay timer (PKP has a delay timer in 10 minute increments for up to 24 hours) then really it is all down to build quality between units. A lot of the amount of programmes are effectively gimmicks to be honest, as long as you know the heat setting and time for the given food you are cooking you will find a lot of the programme modes are pre-set times (that can be adjusted anyway) at a given heat setting.

For example, the 'pasta' function on the PKP doubles as the porridge function, whilst I might use the pasta for its preset time of 10 minutes for porridge I would manually adjust that down to 6 minutes.

Programming time flexibility, build quality and capacity I would consider to be the key elements before deciding, everything else will be pretty much the same across the range of electric pressure cookers.

Heat added, great price for anyone with a large family that would require a large 8L capacity pressure cooker, and the majority of youtube recipe ideas are done in the Instant Pot meaning an easy to follow guide for any beginner into pressure cooking. Obviously any recipe can be adapted to suit any particular electric pressure cooker, but for a beginner I think it is nice just to simply be able to follow the button presses of one of a myriad of ideas.

I've had my eye on this for a while now and just bought it! now to see if I'll ever use it!
Edited by: "RapidFire" 11th Jul

I would recommend purchasing the 8 Litre pressure cooker from Palson. Ive had mine for a couple weeks now and its excellent! I paid a lot for mine and its currently down to 72.95.
amazon.co.uk/Pal…ker

I love mine - I make all sorts in it, soups, stews, risotto, makes brill risotto, but you can make loads of stuff in it I haven't yet tried - boiled eggs, cheesecake, ribs... Definitely gets more use than the likes of my slow cooker these days and means I can make stuff mid week that I'd normally only make at the weekend when I've more time.

I'd buy the Tefal Multicooker for £47 over this any day. Proper brand and they have been making these for decades.

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tfish

I'd buy the Tefal Multicooker for £47 over this any day. Proper brand … I'd buy the Tefal Multicooker for £47 over this any day. Proper brand and they have been making these for decades.



Apples and oranges - this is a pressure cooker, the Tefal is a slow cooker only. If you're short on time, a pressure cooker is far more valuable.

Edited by: "sergiup" 11th Jul

sergiup4 h, 36 m ago

They usually sell for over £100 (the 6L is usually still what it is now, a …They usually sell for over £100 (the 6L is usually still what it is now, a shade under £100). Whether it's worth the price is down to how much and what you'd use it for really. I think this one might have a few extra programmes compared to the Aldi ones, otherwise I can't imagine them being overly different.

The Aldi one has a poor non stick bowl which the non stick spoils very fast. This one has stainless steel bowl. But Aldi one costs only £39.99

sergiup55 m ago

Apples and oranges - this is a pressure cooker, the Tefal is a slow cooker …Apples and oranges - this is a pressure cooker, the Tefal is a slow cooker only. If you're short on time, a pressure cooker is far more valuable.

Slow cooker is waste of time and energy

tfish1 h, 6 m ago

I'd buy the Tefal Multicooker for £47 over this any day. Proper brand …I'd buy the Tefal Multicooker for £47 over this any day. Proper brand and they have been making these for decades.

Tefal multicooker does not replace a pressure cooker

tfish

I'd buy the Tefal Multicooker for £47 over this any day. Proper brand … I'd buy the Tefal Multicooker for £47 over this any day. Proper brand and they have been making these for decades.


Tefal uses non stick and flakes which isn't good long term for durability or your health.

A possible useful tip from reviewer Sandy Toes: Side note - I cooked 3 pounds of sliced russets for mashed potatoes a couple of nights ago using my 'savory food' ring and the ring emerged completely odor free while imparting no off odors to the potatoes. Who knew that potatoes were an odor remover?

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bargains4us

I would recommend purchasing the 8 Litre pressure cooker from Palson. Ive … I would recommend purchasing the 8 Litre pressure cooker from Palson. Ive had mine for a couple weeks now and its excellent! I paid a lot for mine and its currently down to 72.95.


I'm sure its a good machine, but I doubt it has the community or depth of support that the Instant Pot has. There is a very active Facebook group, and the UK importers are constantly on there, offering help, advice, spare parts and sometimes even free replacements when people have accidentally damaged something. I certainly wouldn't buy a Tefal or anything else over an IP just because it's supposedly a "known brand".

sam_of_london14 h, 53 m ago

The Aldi one has a poor non stick bowl which the non stick spoils very …The Aldi one has a poor non stick bowl which the non stick spoils very fast. This one has stainless steel bowl. But Aldi one costs only £39.99


Mine is still in good order and used a couple of times a week minimum for at least the past 18 months!

What's the point of showing a deal if it can't be had?
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