One model of the consumer favorite Instant Pot has been overheating
If you own an Instant Pot, you know all about it’s glory. It’s a pressure cooker, sautee-r, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, and food warmer in pristine stainless steel . Sure, there are a lot of buttons but it can deliver a perfect poached egg in one minute. It’s a damn miracle.
Unfortunately, there may be a problem with one of its models which is causing it to overheat. And causing Instant Pot owners to scream “nooooooooooo” into the void that will soon be their kitchen if these things go tits up.
The company (which has a huge cult-like following) announced last week that they have received reports of some “Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicookers” overheating on their Facebook page. As of now, the problem only affects five batchcodes – 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 and 1746 and the overheating may result in “localized melting damage to the underside of the product.
To check your product’s batchcode, locate the silver label on the bottom of the cooker. The batchcode is the four digit number on the bottom right of the label.
As of now, no recall has been issued but the company is instructing customers to “immediately stop use of the product.”
“We want you to know that we take any problem with our products extremely seriously as safety and quality are our primary concern,” they said in their post.
Warning about Instant Pot if you own one! The company says it received complaints about the Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker. Check the bottom to find the batch code: 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 and 1746
Stop using it immediately! @KIRO7Seattle
— Michelle Millman (@MichelleKIRO7) February 23, 2018
They should be paying for my pizza tonight, since I had intended on making potroast 😕— Slighted Soul (@SlightedSoul) February 23, 2018
Yikes! InstantPuddle is the new InstantPot? (I still really want one, just one that doesn’t melt) https://t.co/8Hn8aSSa7q
— Alison Tedford (@alliespins) February 24, 2018
Listen, we’ve had about all we can take with bad news surrounding slow cookers and pressure cookers. (RIP, Jack Pearson. We will never forget you.) so please, please let’s hope this Instant Pot matter will be fixed.
— AIM: DaRealOG (@_outspokentoken) February 23, 2018
— Austin Noll (@AustinNoll_) February 23, 2018
You can cook a five pound chicken in 32 minutes — which is 17 minutes longer than most parents have between homework, activities, baths, and butt wiping. Do not take this away from us. We are a pubic hair away from a total meltdown most days when it comes to family dinner. We don’t have time for this shit.
Hey #InstantPot Fans! I love my pressure cooker, but some are reporting issues of the Gem 8-in-1 multicooker machine melting on the bottom. Just be aware! This is NOT the common 8 Qt. Instant Pot that is popular.
— bored mom (@boredmoms) February 22, 2018
Thank you sweet baby Jesus my #InstantPot is NOT an oval & not on the list. I read this while making my egg bites this AM. Last night it was ribs. Night before it was ranch chicken.
I use mine 5-6 times a week. #I❤MyInstantPot
— tkincaid (@TerriKincaid) February 23, 2018
An Instant Pot representative has confirmed they will give impacted customers a free replacement Insta Pot ad said, “they are working cooperatively with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),” to determine the issue.
Hopefully, this will be but a small bump in the road for Instant Pot fans. We forgot to thaw out our ground beef and we promised the kids tacos. In the next five minutes.