I admit it. I suffer from "Pressure Cooker Anxiety"! There. I said it. I have always believed the pressure cookers that my Grandma used were about to explode and level not only our house, but most of the houses on our entire block! You had to tighten all of those screw thingies to keep the lid on and when it finally heated up, it would groan and hiss like a really irritated cat! Those days are long gone. I waited over fifty years to get my first pressure cooker and I made the right choice. The Good... A very clear and easily understandable control panel. A nice large pot so I can make a lot or a little. There is even a "Manual" button so I can decide for how long and how much pressure to use. A very good recipe guide to get me started learning this wonderful device. But, NOTHING is perfect, okay? The Bad... That tiny printed manual is kinda hard to read for us older folks. Things I would change... Redesign the pressure release valve to include a steam diverter. EVERY kitchen cabinet in America will thank you. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I bought this during black Friday and used it for the first time today. I made a beef roast and potatoes and everything went just as I expected until I tried to open it. I let it natural release for 10 minutes, then quick release after that. I tried opening the pot every 10 minutes for the next 2 hours, and it won't open. The valve dropped after the first 15 minutes, I have no idea what happened, but my family had popcorn for dinner instead, and my roast is still stuck in the pot!
Got this for Xmas 2018. To say I love it is an understatement! I am having issues with the metal piece adjacent to the release valve and issues with removing and setting the cover. I can't access support through the links, as they are nonclickable.
No stress, love it. Love watching the time go up and down. Pressure release is easy, there's nothing hard about cooking with a pressure cooking crockpot.
Bought this last week. Just got up the nerve to try it out. Boy oh boy. I love this pot. Have the 8 qt. Express XL. Cooked a sirloin tip roast and is melt in your mouth tender. The instructions ar
step by step and so easy to follow. This pot is so user friendly. I had an Instant pot duo last fall. Tried a couple of recipes and failed. Was very difficult to use and the the instructions not for elderly who are not so up on all the computer jargon. Loving this crock pot multi cookerXL. The browning feature works beautifully. Looking forward to next adventure, tomorrow, with cooker and a hen. So many features Truly was worth the wait. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Love my new pot and all the food experiments I get to do [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]