These must be great compared to normal - as all the hassle - the complexity of the timings, turning it on and off and the weights are done for you. My ordinary full hassle stainless steel pressure cooker is 5L and I bought it in 1999 for £30 - it's still going strong but tends to fall out of use compared to the steamer. Frankly I normally use it as a pan for pasta. However the video below was the first time I saw this device (just skip to its use - its long and boring, and it seems stupid to use it for oatmeal which takes 3 mins in the microwave) and had me consider buying an electric one - I see he uses a 5L instant pot. I love the idea of having a cooked meal waiting for me without much hassle.
The browning button works the same as what you mentioned. You do it with the lid off and can brown 3 minutes at a time. Keep pressing ‘browning’ until you’ve done it. Then when you put the lid on you can use the pressure cooking functions. Sounds the same as yours, just repackaged differently. They don’t advertise that function with yours either. God yeah...I know how bad Currys can be to make returns. I was surprised you got your click and collect. I’ve done it before and been told they’ve not got the item when I’ve got to the store. Currys are pretty useless. XD
Not crispy, but very moist. One chicken, at least up to MIN level with chicken stock (water and a stock cube), add any herbs etc, and 25 minutes on MEAT.
Not too bothered. If I press the STEW button with the lid off, the pot heats up enough to brown. I can then turn it off, back on again, and set it stewing properly. I wonder if the "browning" button is just a label change on the control panel. Besides, have you ever tried to return something to a Dixons Group company? ;(
Thanks for letting me know. Definitely get an Instant Pot. I got one last month. Its well made. You should hopefully like it. Plus there are lots of accessories and the stainless steel pot is great. (y)