Designing Instant Pot Model IP-LUX60/50

By January 31, 2012

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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17 Responses to “Designing Instant Pot Model IP-LUX60/50”

  1. Anna says:

    Zaira, Please complete a support ticket at http://instantpot.com/support/

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  2. Zaira Gallegos says:

    The fuse blows.Where can I find a replacement?Can you send me one?
    The model is IP-DUO80

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    Anna Reply:

    Hi Zaira,
    Please contact support at http://support.instantpot.com/

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  3. 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 Reply:

    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 Reply:

    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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    Donna Reply:

    Hi Sandra,

    Sorry you are having this problem, please open a “Support Ticket” here, have your model name handy (ie: LUX, DUO, Smart) :http://www.instantpot.com/support/

    Sandra Hernandez Reply:

    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.

  4. 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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    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    The pressure sensor at the bottom of the Instant Pot measures weight. Combining this with the pre-heating time, the cooker determines the pressure cooking time.

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    Charles Reply:

    Smart

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  5. 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 Reply:

    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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  6. Charles says:

    Will there be a smaller version of this new model? Or will you only have the 6qt version?

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    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    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 Reply:

    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 Reply:

    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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