Designing Instant Pot Model IP-LUX60/50

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After a runaway success of our model IP-CSG60/50, we have been looking for design ideas for our new models.  Our source of inspiration came from user feedback.  In general, the vast majority of our customers approves of our design philosophy of “Safe, Convenient and Dependable”.  Instant Pot is about “set and forget” cooking style, leveraging the micro-processor controlled smart cooking programs.

Summarizing the user feedback, we found two areas which need improvement or enhancement.

  1. Convenient and intuitive user interface.
  2. Versatility of cooking capabilities.

We have taken these two points to heart and implemented them in the design of our new model IP-LUX60/50.  This blog covers how the user interface is improved.  I’ll talk about how the versatility is enhanced in my next blog.

We have a confession to make.  The most support calls we received are questions about the flashing dashes and the marquee symbol (for pre-heating) in IP-CSG60/50.  We decided to use plain English on the display to make the status display intuitive. Due to the limitation of the LED display panel, it’s a small challenge to find the right words.

Now in our new model IP-LUX60/50, the followings are used.

InstantPot cooking process flow chart

Another improvement to usability is to allow manual changes to all preset cooking time.  Simply, press and hold “+” or “-” to race the number to your desired cooking time. Note this doesn’t apply to the fully automated “Rice” and “Multigrain” programs.

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    • Instant Pot Staff
      Instant Pot Staff says:

      Hi Charles,

      Yes, we will introduce 5L/5.28qt model in a few month. However, I’d recommend the 6qt model for versatility. The 6qt model has the same diameter footprint as 5qt one, and is only about 1 inch taller.

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      • Charles
        Charles says:

        Great. Thanks. How can I get it in Vancouver? Amazon won’t let me order the new model. Will the local stores have it this week for the same price as Amazon?

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        • Instant Pot Staff
          Instant Pot Staff says:

          Many Vancouver stores will carry IP-LUX60. Please give the following a call:
          D & J Import-Export Co.
          110-3191 Thunderbird Crescent
          Burnaby BC V5A 3G1
          Tel: (604) 292-0004

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  1. Charles
    Charles says:

    Does the pot tell you with a beep or indicator that the pressure has been released? If I use the natural release method, how do I know when the release is complete?

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    • Instant Pot Staff
      Instant Pot Staff says:

      When the working pressure is reached, Instant Pot displays count-down minutes. There are many ways to see if the pot has been depressurized. If you use natural release, you can try to turn the steam release to “Venting” position to see if there’s still pressure inside. You can also try to open the lid without forcing it. Another way is to look at the float valve. If the float valve drops below the locking switch, there’s no pressure in the cooker.

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  2. Charles
    Charles says:

    Last question, in the Rice setting, how does the cooker know how much rice you are trying to cook to determine how much time to cook at pressure?

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  3. Kennie DEE
    Kennie DEE says:

    Hi, Folks…. What about safety feature #7: the fuse. If it blows, how do I replace it? Don’t tell me I have to send the unit off somewhere…it’s heavy, and cartage these days aint cheap !!!

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    • Instant Pot Staff
      Instant Pot Staff says:

      Hi Kennie,

      The fuse is self-replaceable. If the fuse blows, we’ll send you a replacement fuse and you can do it yourself. Hope this helps.

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      • Sandra Hernandez
        Sandra Hernandez says:

        Guys I think my electrical fuse blew out also, The problem is that I’m not in US I moved to Colombia so I would like to know how look the fuse in order to try to get the piece and replace it. Question, Could you ship the fuse to Colombia, and could you please send me instructions of replacement?.

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        • Sandra Hernandez
          Sandra Hernandez says:

          Hi Donna, Thanks for your answer, the pot is a DUO 60, the 7 in 1, and yes I open a ticket, but I can’t live without my Pot, I’m really worry, and this is very urgent. I opened my pot but I don’t know to much about this, and I don’t know how look that fuse.

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