Instant Pot

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Instant Pot
TypeMulticooker
InventorRobert Wang
Inception2010; 12 years ago (2010)
ManufacturerInstant Brands
AvailableYes
Current supplierMidea Group[1]
Models made
  • Duo
  • Duo Crisp
  • Duo Nova
  • Duo Plus
  • Smart Wifi
  • Ultra
  • Lux
  • Max
  • Viva
  • Duo Evo Plus
  • Duo Crisp
  • Pro Crisp
Websitewww.instanthome.com

Instant Pot is a brand of multicookers manufactured by Instant Brands. The multicookers are electronically controlled, combined pressure cookers and slow cookers. The original cookers are marketed as 6-in-1 or more appliances designed to consolidate the cooking and preparing of food to one device. The brand has since expanded to include non-pressure slow cookers, sous-vide immersion circulators, blenders, air fryers and rice cookers.

History[edit]

In 2009, Robert Wang, Yi Qin, Dongjun Wang, and one other friend, all former employees of Nortel in Ottawa, Canada, started working on designs for the Instant Pot.[2] Robert Wang is credited as the inventor of the Instant Pot. This beginning model operated as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice or porridge cooker, yogurt maker, sauté/searing pan, steamer, and food warmer.[3]

In July 2015 the Instant Pot Smart-60 cooker was recalled, affecting about 1,140 units in Canada and the United States. The defect caused electric current to leak, which could potentially shock the product's user. There were four reported instances of this shock before it was recalled.[4]

In 2017 Instant Pot was sold to Cornell Capital, a private equity firm that owns the Pyrex and SnapWare food container brands, for an undisclosed amount of money.[5]

In February 2018, five production runs of Instant Pot Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicookers were recalled because they were overheating and subsequently melting due to a manufacturing issue.[6]

Models[edit]

There are several different models of the Instant Pot.[7]

Model Description
Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus 10-in-1 multi-use programmable pressure cooker
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 multi-use programmable pressure cooker
Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 multi-use programmable pressure cooker and air fryer
Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 multi-use programmable pressure cooker
Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 multi-use programmable pressure cooker
Instant Pot Smart Wifi multi-use programmable pressure cooker with control over WiFi
Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 multi-use programmable pressure cooker
Instant Pot Lux 6-in-1 multi-use programmable pressure cooker
Instant Pot Max 15psi pressure cooker
Instant Pot Aura 10-in-1 multi-use programmable slow cooker
Instant Pot Aura Pro 10-in-1 multi-use programmable slow cooker
Instant Pot Gem 8-in-1 multicooker
Instant Pot Viva 9-in-1 multi-use programmable pressure cooker

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Double Insight Inc. recalls Instant Pot Smart Pressure Cooker". healthycanadians.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Ottawa entrepreneur's Instant Pot has attracted a devoted following of home cooks". Archived from the original on 25 November 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Fired From His Own Startup, This Founder Invented Amazon's Hit Product of 2016". Inc.com. 15 May 2017. Archived from the original on 25 January 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Instant Pot Pressure Cookers Recalled by Double Insight". Consumer Product Safety Commission. 23 July 2016. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  5. ^ Lucas, Amelia. "Instant Pot is merging with the owner of Pyrex". CNBC. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  6. ^ Bennett, Brian (23 February 2018). "An Instant Pot multicooker is melting -- but not the one you think". CNET. Archived from the original on 23 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Die ultimative Anleitung zum Kochen mit einem Instant Pot" (in German).