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Re: Instant Pot
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2016, 03:19:19 pm »
Thanks for figuring out the fin thing, Atunah - who knew?  We have a cord rack???
Whats a cord rack. I just unplug it from the cooker. It comes off so its easier to store without kinking it in the closet. Mine sits on the floor in a closet. Grab and go.  ;D

Off to look for a cord rack.....................I must know

I can't find anything to do with a cord rack. Hubby asked, what are you looking for. I say, cord rack. He's like, whats a cord rack.
I am like I.DON"T KNOW. He says, then why are you looking for it. I am like
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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #26 on: December 09, 2016, 03:59:22 pm »
    Haha.

    I really should've bought one of these things like on Prime Day. Or Black Friday. Live and learn. Now I find my daughter has decided to give me a rice steamer for Christmas because it's all the rage with her friends.  I told my work buddies and they said NO! TELL HER TO TAKE IT BACK! YOU WANT AN INSTANT POT INSTEAD, IT'LL DO IT ALL!

    So I wanna know when will the next sale on the $129 Duo model gonna be? Because this thing can take the place of a zillion other kitchen things and when I'm without a kitchen in the spring when we demo and reno the kitchen it might REALLY come in handy.

    Anyhoo...

    ETA: Googling cord rack pictures I see lots and lots of wood. ;)
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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #27 on: December 09, 2016, 04:24:03 pm »
    Whats a cord rack. I just unplug it from the cooker. It comes off so its easier to store without kinking it in the closet. Mine sits on the floor in a closet. Grab and go.  ;D

    Off to look for a cord rack.....................I must know

    I can't find anything to do with a cord rack. Hubby asked, what are you looking for. I say, cord rack. He's like, whats a cord rack.
    I am like I.DON"T KNOW. He says, then why are you looking for it. I am like

    Whack him once for me! :D

    I had to go look and figured out the "fin" pretty quickly - set the sticking out plastic handle-thingies on the lid into the opening of the actual handle of the pot (so many technical terms...), but I am stumped on the cord rack.  I'm looking for something you can wrap the cord around like I can on my vacuum.  The plastic piece around the plug-in hole sort of looks like one, but the cord is too thick to wrap it there.  I'm like you, put the cord inside the pot when it's washed and ready for the next time.

    The condensation holder is the only thing I already knew what it was and how to remove and clean it.  The hold-the-lid-fin-thingy is excellent to know now!

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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #28 on: December 09, 2016, 06:03:48 pm »
    Looks like there's a little thingy on the bottom edge of the Duo?





    Found it here:
    http://instantpot.com/faq/questions-after-your-purchase/

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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #29 on: December 09, 2016, 07:11:37 pm »
    Looks like there's a little thingy on the bottom edge of the Duo?





    Found it here:
    http://instantpot.com/faq/questions-after-your-purchase/

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    Nope, cord on my DUO60 looks nothing like that picture.  It's a FAT, round cord, with a FAT detachable plug at the back of the pot (that one above looks permanently attached to the pot like my crockpot) and there is no little square to either side of the plug that could conceivably open to hold the cord like that.

    I think they must have changed that feature and never updated the comparison chart.  I have to say I prefer the detachable cord that can be stored inside the pot.  That much cord wadded up at the back would make it a more difficult fit on the shelf where I store it.

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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #30 on: December 10, 2016, 11:16:01 am »
    At least a couple of recipes I have made say cook on low pressure. One of them was beef stew, I believe. It turned out very well, but don't know why it couldn't be done on high pressure. Time to cook was longer on low pressure, I'm sure. Also, at least one of the preset buttons uses low pressure (other than rice), but since I'm away from home, can't tell you which one I was using when I noticed that.

    I've used the cord rack (mine looks just like the picture above) when I put it in the cabinet, but don't know that it is a great help. And the silicone cord wrap didn't last very long. II had another type of cord wrap that works better, anyway. Some of you have a detachable cord? That would make it easier to store to me. I still have to allow room for the cord on the shelf.

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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #31 on: December 10, 2016, 01:49:27 pm »
    Thanks, Atunah.  I was comparing with the wrong model, so thanks for clarifying that I need to compare with the Duo! 

    I do think I want to make yogurt (Leslie made it sound so easy in the pressure cooking thread) and I don't know what low pressure cooking is for, but I might need it!  LOL.

    The keeping warm for 99 hours, though, makes me wonder...that doesn't sound healthy LOL  :o

    I think I'll hold out for a sale on the Duo.

    I have tried Leslie's yogurt. We just don't need that much yogurt at one time, but her technique is good.
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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #32 on: December 11, 2016, 06:36:12 pm »
    I hadn't either, until recently.
     ;D

    Short answer is a variation on a pressure cooker...but it has other modes and can be a steamer and a slow cooker and other things.  Here's one model.  Instant Pot is a brand name--there are a couple of other manufacturers who now make something similar.


    Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W

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    Noting that the price is $10 higher now than it was.   :(

    Hoping they have a sale soon...

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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #33 on: December 11, 2016, 07:05:51 pm »
    Noting that the price is $10 higher now than it was.   :(

    Hoping they have a sale soon...

    Betsy

    Take heart that they do seem to fluctuate in price and go on sale fairly regularly.  I bought mine on Prime Day (July 12) - it was at a listed price of $119.00 and one of the Deals of the Day for $69.99; it was on sale for that same price (I think) on Black Friday/Cyber Monday, but I didn't pay attention to the listed price.  I bet you won't have to wait until summer again, at least I hope not!

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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #34 on: December 12, 2016, 03:41:04 am »
    Noting that the price is $10 higher now than it was.   :(

    Hoping they have a sale soon...

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    They got wind of extensive discussion and buzz on some obscure Kindle related site and raised the price . . . . ::) ;D
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    « Reply #35 on: December 12, 2016, 04:51:49 am »

    They got wind of extensive discussion and buzz on some obscure Kindle related site and raised the price . . . . ::) ;D

    Yes, they are out to get me.....   ;D
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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #36 on: December 12, 2016, 05:24:42 am »
    They raised the price $10 so they can put it on sale for $10 less. :D

    Target is selling this for $129, and extra 10% off today with a $15 gift card thrown in, if anyone is interested.  I'm thinking I'm thinking...

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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #37 on: December 12, 2016, 05:29:42 am »
    They raised the price $10 so they can put it on sale for $10 less. :D

    Target is selling this for $129, and extra 10% off today with a $15 gift card thrown in, if anyone is interested.  I'm thinking I'm thinking...

    If only Target would take my Amazon Gift Cards....  :D

    But that sounds like a good deal, readingril!

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    « Reply #38 on: December 12, 2016, 05:44:25 am »
    Well it's in a cart. We shall see. How many more hours are there in today? ;)

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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #39 on: December 12, 2016, 05:53:51 am »
    For those of you who think  electric pressure cookers are only for soups and stews, I just finished a pineapple upside down cake in my Instant Pot. Going to try steaming a Christmas pudding in a few days.
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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #40 on: December 12, 2016, 06:47:53 am »
    This "handle" came from a friend who started calling me reading girl after my constant book recommendations, long before I got my first Kindle. When she typed it, it always came out gril.

    Thanks!  I've wondered...

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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #41 on: December 12, 2016, 09:01:11 am »
    For those of you who think  electric pressure cookers are only for soups and stews, I just finished a pineapple upside down cake in my Instant Pot. Going to try steaming a Christmas pudding in a few days.

    My Instantpot makes the best cheesecake, hands down!
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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #42 on: December 13, 2016, 03:25:42 am »
    I hadn't either, until recently.
     ;D

    Short answer is a variation on a pressure cooker...but it has other modes and can be a steamer and a slow cooker and other things.  Here's one model.  Instant Pot is a brand name--there are a couple of other manufacturers who now make something similar.


    Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W

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    Didn't stay at $139 for long...is $119.95 now...and says "was $129."  Maybe they are reading this thread, LOL!
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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #43 on: December 13, 2016, 11:40:14 am »
    I know that everyone here are seasoned Amazon shoppers but last week the FB crowd were talking about an IP that was on sale on Amazon from an associate seller for $29.99.  It was a new seller and, of course, it turned out to be a scam...so be careful and make sure it is fulfilled by Amazon.

    Oh and Walmart had had it on sale for a great price earlier but I looked and it is now up to $150.  Too bad...

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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #44 on: December 14, 2016, 04:39:37 am »
    Good reminder, Tripp!

    Hey, a member on one of the Instant Pot FB communities posted this and said I could share it.  I thought it was hilarious.  I think her husband created it:

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    « Reply #45 on: December 14, 2016, 05:02:18 am »
    LOL! I did buy an IP Monday from Target. Said it would be here Thursday, but it arrived yesterday, but hubby told me he was giving it to me for my birthday next week and not to open it. :)

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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #46 on: December 14, 2016, 06:15:02 am »
    I'm holding out for a bigger sale.  We'll see.  Either that, or I'll have more GC credit after Christmas so I'll be able to afford it no matter what.

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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #47 on: December 14, 2016, 04:46:10 pm »
    Amazon is toying with me.  Now, they're telling me I could have the Instant Pot Duo in 2 hours with free Prime Now shipping.  And maybe $10 off since it would be my first PrimeNow order?

    Still holding out, though.

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    « Reply #48 on: December 14, 2016, 04:59:57 pm »
    Still holding out, though.

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    Re: Instant Pot
    « Reply #49 on: December 14, 2016, 05:10:39 pm »
    I wonder if there will be one more sale right before xmas on those. With the shipping and one day ship, they have time.

    Patience grasshopper.  ;D

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