[CnD] Instant Pot Vortex Plus accessibility

Christina Brino princessregal at optonline.net
Sun Jul 14 22:29:53 EDT 2019


Is it accessivble? Can you use it with your phone like the old Instant pot?

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> On Jul 14, 2019, at 9:59 PM, Cristóbal Muñoz via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
> 
> Hello list,
> 
> I came across a posting for a new appliance from the Instant Pot company.
> It’s a 7 in 1 counter top air fryer. See:
> https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/shopping/2019/07/instant-pot-air-fryer
> 
> Exclusively sold through Walmart right now actually. I guess because of them
> competing with Amazon Prime Day, they’re taking $20 off of its usual $120
> price too.
> 
> Anyway, my reason for posting is to ask if anyone’s bought one or had the
> chance to play with it yet?
> 
> I’ve poked around and checked out YouTube videos and everyone seems to love
> it. Not only is it an air fryer, it’s also a toaster oven, rotisserie,
> dehydrator and some other stuff that I can’t recall right now. It’s also  10
> quarts capacity which is way bigger than most air fryers out there.
> 
> I reached out to a YouTube personality who did an unboxing and some other
> videos on it and asked her if there were dedicated areas on the display
> touchscreen. Buttons would be better, but even with a touchscreen, it could
> be workable with some marking up/labeling. This is her response.
> 
> “Hello. What wonderful questions. I did a little research for you using my
> Vortex and what I fund was, each function does have it's own designated area
> to press that is constant. The increase and decrease area for time and
> temperature always go up in down in the same increments if you quickly
> depress it (The time goes up and down by increments of 1 min and the
> temperature in increments of 5 degrees). However, all of the modes start at
> the last temperature and time you used it last. It would have been so much
> better had they each defaulted to a set time/temperature. Hope this helps”
> 
> This jives with what my sighted wife saw on videos too.
> 
> My only concern was where the YouTube lady mentioned that it remembered your
> last user settings. This would be a problem. I asked her if there was any
> way to somehow reset the device to some sort of default time/temp. Sadly,
> she said from her playing with it, (unplugging and plugging back in,
> pressing and holding a button, etc) no. It remembered whatever the last
> temp/time was.
> 
> This is probably a deal breaker for me then since there would be no way
> without sighted help to know what temp/time you’re starting off at.
> 
> So, if anyone does in fact know how to reset the Vortex Plus (I’m surprised
> that they didn’t include some sort of default reset even as a mainstream
> option), I’d really like to know how to do it.
> 
> That aside, writing to the manufacture inquiring about this one feature that
> again, would be the only real barrier from a totally blind person using it
> would I’m sure help for any future releases of this appliance. The YouTube
> lady said she was also going to write them asking/lobbying that this be
> included in the future as well.
> 
> I’ll be doing the same as soon as I send this email.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Cristóbal
> 
> 
> 
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