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The smart cooking appliance Instant Pot is designed with the objective to make cooking more enjoyable and less laborious. At Instant Pot Company, we plan to release a new design every 12~18 month. We are constantly seeking new ideas that could make Instant Pot more convenient and useful to the life style of our potential customers.

If you have any suggestion and request, please comment on this page. If your new features are realised, we’ll send you a free product.

By |March 28th, 2014|Suggest A Feature|

61 Comments

  1. Loren 1st January 2016 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Hi

    I love the Instant Pot. It is an excellent product.
    I am buying another for my sister, and thinking about another as a special gift for a friend. I do not like non-stick coatings, at all. The only reason I bought your product and recommend it, is because it has clean healthy stainless steel inner pot. Nothing seems to stick anyway. I cook enough porridge for 3 people using an enamel pudding basin set over a trivet. It’s a breeze to clean the basin.
    I will not buy your product again if the new inner pots have non-stick coatings applied to them.

    • Instant Pot UK 13th January 2016 at 10:59 am - Reply

      Loren – Hi – rest assured we will continue to put stainless steel inner pots in our products

    • Instant Pot UK 13th January 2016 at 11:13 am - Reply

      Loren – we will not use PTFE in our products

  2. Emily 1st January 2016 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    It would be wonderful if you could add a chocolate tempering feature to the next edition!

    • Instant Pot UK 13th January 2016 at 10:59 am - Reply

      Emily – nice idea

    • Instant Pot UK 13th January 2016 at 11:14 am - Reply

      Emily – nice idea – onto the list

  3. Sharon 1st December 2015 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    How about a jam making function key would love it to be able to make jam and chutney – I am new to the instant pot so there may be a way already

    • Instant Pot UK 13th January 2016 at 11:16 am - Reply

      Sharon – yes you can make jams and chutneys – pressure cook the contents and then use the saute to heat. Water bath preserving is also possible

  4. Peter Jeffries 23rd November 2015 at 5:06 am - Reply

    Hi
    Fantastic product in the Instant Pot from what I’ve read.
    Please, please make the Instant Pot Smart WiFi as well as Bluetooth. My bathroom scales are from Signings. WiFi offers endless possibilities being connected to the world . Cooking with the Instant Pot Smart would reach a totally different level. I’m waiting for the Smart. Please make it so. You won’t regret it. When am I going to get my hands on a UK version?
    Kind regards
    Pete

    • Instant Pot UK 23rd November 2015 at 7:03 am - Reply

      Peter – Hi – wifi Smart will be available for the UK early 2016

  5. Yulia 4th November 2015 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Hi and thank you.
    1) Please, keep the “smart” connectivity features optional. Some consumers would never buy the best appliance only to avoid additional EMF pollution in their home.
    2) Market the STEAM feature as safer alternative to the microwave ovens for both cooking and quick reheating of the food.your sales will jump.
    3)Consider giving the option to set the temperature in C’ and F’ :the bigger range-the better.

  6. Andrew 23rd September 2015 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Hi, have some suggestions for you…

    Upgrade build/tolerances to enable higher pressure handling, i.e. match stove top pressure cookers at 15psi cooking.

    Modify lid so that outer plastic and inner stainless steel can be separated easily for washing.

    Make temperature sensor and functionality from smart model standard.

    Make use of the pressure sensor to weigh contents so that ‘smart’ programmes can be more smart. I.e. if I select poultry then the IP is able to set an appropriate cooking time and profile for poultry based on the amount of contents whether it be a single breast or a whole chicken.

    Is the pressure sensor sensitive enough to automatically compensate for altitude based on the weight of the empty pot?

    How about a clip on accessory handle for the inner pot?

    One big addition that you could do would be a model with a halogen unit in the lid to add roasting functionality. May not be feasible/practical 🙂

    And finally, a way out one…! A pressure bypass chamber! A pressure rated chamber around the pot circumference/underneath/on the side etc. into which the pressure from the inner pot could be diverted. Would mean quick release could be done easily (with natural release occurring from the secondary chamber rather than the cooking pot) and would also allow the pressure to be temporarily stored whilst other ingredients are added to the pot later in the cooking time and then moved back into the inner pot without having to build up again.

    …on a side note. Being in the UK, we use litres rather than cups and, indeed, the inner pot does have litre marking as well as cup markings. However, the instruction refer to filling to the 3 mark – trouble is the 3 mark is on the litres scale, 3 cups (which I assume you mean since boiling 3 litres would take quite a while) is not actually shown. May want to update the manual 🙂

    Great device!

  7. Sarah 29th August 2015 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Also an inner pot split into two sections so that you could cook two things at once, for example a meat and a vegetable curry would be a good idea!

  8. Sarah 27th August 2015 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    The next version of your SMART thingy should use wifi instead of bluetooth, and connect to my home network, and to the internet beyond.

    Imagine being at your desk at 5.59 pm and setting your meal to be ready when you get home.

    Also, the ability to switch the pressure mode on/off from the phone would be game-changing™

    • Instant Pot UK 23rd September 2015 at 1:41 pm - Reply

      Sarah – you wish will come true in the new year

  9. George Drinkald 25th August 2015 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Hi,

    are there any plans to provide veg steamer baskets ? have seen other manufacturers that are supposed to be compatible but would rather buy instant pot originals if they were available

    • Instant Pot UK 25th August 2015 at 9:12 am - Reply

      George – Hi – yes lots of plans in development – bit of a delay as other projects like the ceramic non-stick inner pot have taken priority

  10. Carrie 9th August 2015 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Would like to see bake and reheat function. Also would like to see on stick pot to make life easier when it comes to cooking and cleaning. Can we also see English recipes please?

    Oh and popcorn feature would be great.

  11. Carl 24th July 2015 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Hi – any news on when the non-stick inner pot will be available? You hoped it would be available by May 2015 in previous post. Many thanks

    • Instant Pot UK 25th August 2015 at 9:15 am - Reply

      Carl – will be with us at the beginning of October!!!

  12. Tiddlywinds 20th June 2015 at 11:34 am - Reply

    – It would be good to have a way to reduce the heat for sauteing.
    – Any possibility to have a bread prover for rising?
    – Any possibility to have a bread baker though not sure the physics of a pressure cooker allows baking.

    • Instant Pot UK 30th June 2015 at 7:24 am - Reply

      Hi
      Do you mean reduce the heat below ‘low’ already set? Bread prover is a great idea – any idea what temperature that needs to be?

  13. Colin 14th June 2015 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Hi I am still waiting for the Smart iPot. It was meant to be sold in the UK in May as I was told… But any update yet?

    Thanks

    • Instant Pot UK 16th June 2015 at 9:57 am - Reply

      Colin
      Hi – Smart (V3) will be with us at the end of the year!

  14. Rob 14th June 2015 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    It would great if there was also a smaller sized version of this.

    And also an option to control the sound, I find the loud beeping too much.

    • Instant Pot UK 16th June 2015 at 9:59 am - Reply

      Rob – Hi
      As we are predominantly at the behest of our US colleagues I think it is unlikely that we will see a smaller version in the near future – they are working on an 8l model instead!! Re the bleeps – I believe that very shortly this will be addressed – only on future models unfortunately – sorry about that!

  15. wah 18th May 2015 at 11:23 am - Reply

    I started to use the 6 in 1 pot a few months ago and it is an excellent product. Our family and friends have bought 6 pots already.
    I just wonder if you could produce a different style product someting like wok which can be use for frying vegetables, rice, noodles etc, it would be greatly useful product in the kitchen.

    • Instant Pot UK 19th May 2015 at 6:13 am - Reply

      Wah – Hi – it is for certain our plan over the next year or so to release additional products – not sure at this stage that would include a wok though – I usually find the saute function goes hot enough to actually fry effectively. Thanks for the suggestion

  16. nigel sayles 5th May 2015 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    when I came to register my instant pot warranty, I found that I needed the serial number… from UNDERNEATH the pot full of stew I was testing it on. Could you not print the serial number in the instruction book, on the box or anywhere that doesn’t involve turning the pot of stew over please??
    Also a stretchy silicone lid would be nice, so I can put the remains of the stew in the fridge directly. That and an English recipe book!

    • Instant Pot UK 5th May 2015 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      Nigel – interesting point but I dont think the sticker in the book will happen – logistically a bit of a nightmare I think. Recipe book 99% finished. Silicone lid will be on sale in a couple of months – great idea though

  17. Maurizio Tamburini 12th March 2015 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Please add full temperature control in a new Venting Manual Mode

    • Instant Pot UK 13th March 2015 at 6:13 am - Reply

      Great idea – I think a full spectrum temperature control will be one of the final features of the New Smart cooker

    • Instant Pot UK 31st March 2015 at 5:19 am - Reply

      Maurizio – under review – I am a big fan of this idea

  18. Jackie Kirby 9th March 2015 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Hi I purchased my Instant pot Duo recently this year from Amazon. I wish I had purchased one sooner as what I have cooked in it so far has been excellent. I ordered a spare stainless steel pot from Amazon which I received today, and on the items packaging it shows an alternative non stick pot. I notice these are not shown on your site, and I cannot find on the Amazon site either. Can you tell me where I can purchase one of these please?

    • Instant Pot UK 13th March 2015 at 6:15 am - Reply

      Jackie – Hi – the non stick version of the Instant Pot inner pot we sold in the past was a PTFE coated version – we are at the final stage of developing a Ceramic non stick coated version – we hope to have it on sale in May

  19. Colin Verrell 19th February 2015 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    I have an Instant Pot Duo and I am very pleased with all aspects of it except one. The sealing gasket is prone to absorbing the smell of the herbs and spices used in the recipes. In some cases the smell is so strong that it is noticed the moment you enter the kitchen and it will linger for days. To confirm that it is only the gasket that absorbs the smell I have moved the gasket to another room and the smell goes with it. Is it possible that the gasket could be made from a different material that is less prone to absorbing the aromatic oils released by the herbs and spices. I have tried a large selection of cleaning agents in an attempt to remove the odour but without success. The odour slowly fades away on its own accord but this can take several days by which time the unit would have been used again and therefore the gasket permanently smell.

    • Instant Pot UK 13th March 2015 at 6:17 am - Reply

      Colin – Hi – we are looking into slight changes to the compound – thus far we have found the formulation of silicone that is used now gives the best longevity / flexibility required – however it is being looked into again – thanks

  20. Hebe Wong 7th February 2015 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Dear Instant pot team,

    I love your idea on using steel pot in the cooker. (it’s been my dream cooker but cannot found on the market until you make it.)
    1.) Your 6 liter size is huge for daily life to a small family, the one I use daily is 0.5 liter enough for 2-3 person already. could bake a cake enough for 3 person too (Toshiba 0.5L Rice Cooker RC5MSIS I brought from Asia , but the weak point is the pot inside is too easy to scratch, I had change 3 times already)
    2.) I would like to let you know: to cook half cup( for 1 person) or one cup rice(2 person) in a large pot will NOT be delicious. Therefore I will NOT buy a huge cooker instead of a small cooker even how cheap they are.
    3.) 0.5 to 1 liter small cooker on the market normally tend to be 2 button simple function and without a timer, there is a huge market gap to fill.

    4.) I live in Italy, I hope you will sell it here if you produce a small size cooker . 🙂
    It’s really difficult to find a good rice cooker in Europe, import from Asia need to pay expensive postal charge and taxes, and all of them then pot inside risk to scratch.

    Since now more small family then big family hope you would consider about it.

    Regards

    • Instant Pot UK 13th March 2015 at 6:21 am - Reply

      Hi – thanks for the feedback – we are looking into a smaller size in the future – probably more like 4L

  21. Yvette 21st December 2014 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Hi,
    forgot to ask when will the Instant Pot Smart be on the UK Market?
    Yvette

    • Instant Pot UK 29th December 2014 at 12:51 pm - Reply

      Yvette – Hi – we hope to have Instant Pot Smart on the market April / May 2015
      Chris

  22. Yvette 21st December 2014 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Hi,
    Could you please,please make a additional NON-STICK CERAMIC inside pot since I am allergic to Stainless Steel,it would also be good to have a small handle on the inside pots,kind as on the steamer basket but just one in the middle,this would make it easier to take out the inner pot.
    thanks
    Yvette

    • Instant Pot UK 29th December 2014 at 12:52 pm - Reply

      Yvette
      Hi – we will have a ceramic coated non-stick inner pot on sale 1st quarter 2015
      It wont have a handle unfortunately though – it cant have holes in it because it needs to be able to form a perfect seal for pressure cooking!
      Chris

  23. Chris 10th December 2014 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    I wish I had waited and purchased the new Duo Instant pot but I didn’t know there was to be a new model. I’m interested in making my own yoghurt but unfortunately I won’t be able to now unless you buy my pot and I purchase the new one from you. Ha Ha ( It was worth a try).

    Regards

    • Instant Pot UK 11th December 2014 at 11:21 am - Reply

      Sorry about that – we do offer a very significant loyalty discount if you are like you..a previous purchaser

  24. Cliff 1st December 2014 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    I have really enjoyed using the IP Duo so far. More often than not I use the ‘saute’ function and it seems slightly awkward having to go through the Cancel / Saute / Adjust sequence when I want to alter the heat.

    Do you think it would be a good idea to simply cycle through Low / Medium /High each time you press the saute button?

    • Instant Pot UK 1st December 2014 at 6:28 pm - Reply

      Cliff
      Hi – that feature is quite annoying I agree – I believe it was done like that originally as a safety feature
      I will raise it once again – thanks for the nudge!

  25. Andrew Lancaster 17th November 2014 at 7:50 am - Reply

    I have been looking for containers to use inside the instant pot, and suddenly remembered that when I was a child, my mother had a pressure cooker which had three containers shaped like a third of a saucepan which came with it, each with a little handle to lift them out. Two had solid sides and base to hold liquid or small items, one was pierced, presumable to cook veg etc with the steam percolating freely. And there was a pierced round section with sides which could stand on top of a stew etc with the three containers above that, so a complete meal could be cooked in one go, stew / casserole in the base, veg in one container and rice or pureed carrot etc in the other two. I would certainly buy a set like this if you made them…

    • Instant Pot UK 18th November 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      Sounds like a great idea and addition to the Instant Pot range – I dont suppose you can remember the brand can you?

  26. Jane Collinson 30th August 2014 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Hi there! I’ve just purchased the the InstantPot electric pressure cooker and have had great results so far. Please can you tell me how I can get my hands on a glass lid to use for the slow cooker? I put an order in for one from the USA site but for some reason my request was declined! I’ve also tried to order it from the UK but find it’s not available. Can you please help/ advise?

    Thank you

    Jane Collinson

    • Instant Pot UK 17th September 2014 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Jane
      Hi
      The lids will be available at the beginning of October via Amazon
      Thanks

      • Alexandra Prosser 17th January 2015 at 8:38 pm - Reply

        I live in UK and want to buy the Instant Pot Smart. When will it be available in UK? Also I looked on Amazon for the glass lid to be able to use the Instant Pot as a slow cooker, but I could not find it.

        • Instant Pot UK 18th January 2015 at 1:21 pm - Reply

          Hi – the Smart will not be with us probably until 3rd quarter 2015. The glass lids – in a new improved version – will be back in stock by the end of January

  27. Kristian 22nd July 2014 at 8:46 am - Reply

    What about the Ipot: http://instantpot.com/what-is-the-ipot-made-for/#comments
    Any information about when that will be available in Europe?

    • Instant Pot UK 23rd July 2014 at 5:26 am - Reply

      Hi – we hope to have the new Instant Pot Smart cooker in January or February 2015

  28. Yan 26th May 2014 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Am also interested in the DUO. Are you taking pre orders for the DUO soon?

    • Instant Pot UK 27th May 2014 at 10:07 am - Reply

      Thank you for your enquiry regarding the availability of the Duo model in the UK: our factory is in the process of producing the Duo suitable for sale here. It will then need to go through a thorough testing process and EU certification. Our best guess at the moment is the final quarter of this year. The price has not yet been set but it will be somewhat higher than the current model.

      We will be in a position to take pre-orders 30 days before receipt in the UK.

    • Instant Pot UK 22nd July 2014 at 8:58 am - Reply

      Stock of Duo will be here early October, available on here or Amazon UK

    • Instant Pot UK 23rd July 2014 at 5:30 am - Reply

      We will let everyone know the date of the Duo arrival on our Facebook page which can be found at http://www.facebook.com/instantpotuk

  29. Sean 11th May 2014 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    When will the Duo series be available in the UK?

    • Instant Pot UK 11th May 2014 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Sean, we hope 4th quarter this year. The product is going through the various approvals it needs to – we never know how long that will take.

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