[CnD] instant pot with Wi-Fi___33

Lou Kolb loukolb at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 16:32:17 EST 2019


Yes, the Instant Pot, a combination pressure cooker and slow cooker.
Reportedly accessible. Extremely popular over the last few years among
both sighted and blind folks. Lou

On 3/6/19, Becky via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
>  This a cooking gadget?
> Becky
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> From: Charis Austin via Cookinginthedark
> Sent: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:57 PM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Cc: Charis Austin
> Subject: Re: [CnD] instant pot with Wi-Fi___33
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> The Wi-Fi unit has longer range so you can be further away when you start
> it.
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Mar 6, 2019, at 1:31 PM, kimsansong--- via Cookinginthedark
> <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
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> What's the difference between the wifi model and the Bluetooth model?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Caroline ward via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:18 AM
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> Cc: Caroline ward <sabrah at skybest.com>
> Subject: Re: [CnD] instant pot with Wi-Fi___33
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> I have the Wi-Fi model and the app is accessible the only problem I have is
> I can’t change the time it seems to not want to let you do that and the
> sauté option is not on the app other than that it is workable to do what you
> need to do
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Mar 5, 2019, at 8:57 PM, Lou Kolb via Cookinginthedark
>> <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks,Cristobal. I appreciate that helpful input. I would still like
>> to know if the wifi version is as useful to us as the Bluetooth
>> version had been, so I'll keep monitoring in case someone has more
>> info. Lou
>>
>> On 3/5/19, Cristobal Muñoz via Cookinginthedark
>> <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
>>> As far as why it was discontinued, I have no clue.
>>> Regarding the Bluetooth app, Every feature available is also
>>> VoiceOver accessible.
>>> Truthfully though, while there are a lot of modes you can choose from
>>> (beans, rice, yogurt, soup, etc), more often than not, everyone uses
>>> for the most part the manual option.
>>> With the Bluetooth app, I am able to adjust pressure cooking time,
>>> high or low pressure, select to start right away or delay start or
>>> even select a time for it to start the cooking process. Say for
>>> example I want to make a batch of soft boiled eggs and I get up early
>>> in the morning. I just put the eggs and water in the IP and go into
>>> the app, select the manual function and configure it to start cooking
>>> at 8:00 AM or whatever and walk away to do other stuff and not worry
>>> about coming back to turn it on.
>>> I think the only built in mode/function I actually use is yogurt
>>> since we make our very own Quark (European style yogurt).
>>> With the Bluetooth app, you can also check cooking time, temperature,
>>> how long it's been on the warm function too. I know for example it
>>> takes more or less 60 minutes to make peruano beans depending on how
>>> hard or soft I want them to be. So I'll just tell Siri to set a 75
>>> minute timer. 60 minutes for under pressure and say 15 minutes for it
>>> to get to pressure, but that will fluctuate depending on what you're
>>> cooking and how much water you've got in the IP or if you want to use
>>> a shortcut of already pouring in boiling water and so on.
>>> Anyway, with the app, I can peak in and see how much time is left or
>>> if a recipe calls for a  slow release, the app again, will also say
>>> how long it's been on warm if you don't want to use a timer.
>>> My sighted wife over the holidays was using the 8 quart IP we also
>>> have that doesn't have any WIFI or Bluetooth and out of habit from
>>> upstairs, she launched the iOS app from her iPad to check the status
>>> and was reminded that it wasn't the Bluetooth one she was using. She
>>> grumbled all the way downstairs to check.
>>> So again, it's great having a chart to know what the physical buttons
>>> do, but nobodies really talked about what you can actually do or
>>> access from within the iOS app.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Lou Kolb via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:19 PM
>>> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
>>> Cc: Lou Kolb <loukolb at gmail.com>
>>> Subject: Re: [CnD] instant pot with wifi
>>>
>>> Thanks, Cristobal. This is exactly what I wanted to know. I was
>>> delighted to read about the accessibility of the Instant Pot a few
>>> years ago, but dragged my feet and didn't get one right away. Does
>>> anyone know why the Bluetooth model was discontinued? It was my
>>> understanding that you could get a great deal of useful information
>>> from the IOS app that was not, otherwise, available. So how much less
>>> access is there in the wifi model, than in the Bluetooth? Thanks. Lou
>>>
>>> On 3/5/19, gail johnson via Cookinginthedark
>>> <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hello Everybody,
>>>> We will be putting up the button chart.
>>>> We're trying to figure out how the buttons toggle to high etc.
>>>> Hank says it will probably be up this weekend or early next week.
>>>> Sorry for the delay.
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