Instant Pot Smart is a Bluetooth® enabled smartcooker which lets you program complex cooking steps in recipe scripts on your smartphone/tablet and execute on the cooker wirelessly.
How do I download the “Instant Pot Smart Cooker” iOS or Android app?
The iOS app supports iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S/6/6 Plus, iPad 3/4/Air/Air2, iPad mini/mini 2/mini 3, iPod touch 5 or later, running iOS7 or later. The Android version is available on Google Play Store, tested on Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5/Tab4 7″ & 10″, running Android 4.3 or later. You can also download the Android app from here. We are updating our apps regularly with new recipes and functions. Please follow the updates. The current design is smartphone based. We are also working on an iPad/tablet version of the app. If you find problems, please report the bug to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are three ways to install the Smart Cooker app.
- Scan the QR code on the right. It takes you directly to iTunes App Store or Google Play store depending on the type of your mobile device.
- Type in the URL: http://instantpot.com/smartcooker/ on the Internet browser on your smartphone/tablet.
- Launch the “App Store” app on Apple devices or Google Play app on Android devices, and search for “Instant Pot” or “Smart Cooker”.
Does the “Instant Pot Smart Cooker” app support my Apple device?
The Instant Pot Smart Cooker app currently runs on Apple devices with Bluetooth 4.0 and running iOS7 or later. These devices include iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S/6/6 Plus, iPad 3/4/Air/Air2, iPad mini/mini 2/mini 3, iPod touch 5 or later. Older devices, e.g. iPad 1/iPad 2 and iPhone 4, and previous iOS versions, e.g. iOS 6, are not supported.
How do I write recipe scripts for Instant Pot Smart?
Please refer to our Guide: How to write recipe scripts for Instant Pot Smart in PDF format.
Where do I find the specifications for Instant Pot Smart?
The User Manuals and Quick Start Guide (in English, French, Spanish & Chinese) can be found here.
Is Instant Pot Smart secure?
The simple answer is Yes. In order to control and monitor Instant Pot Smart over Bluetooth, you need to pair the cooker with your smartphone/tablet. You can only do so when having physical access to the cooker. Once pairing is done, all communication are over a secured connection. If someone else pairs up their device with your cooker, the Smart Cooker app notifies you. You can choose to erase all unauthorized pairings and terminate their access.
Where can I download additional recipe scripts for Instant Pot Smart?
Laura Pazzaglia has started creating a collection of Instant Pot Smart recipe scripts. You can find it here: http://www.hippressurecooking.com/category/smartcooker/
More Instant Pot Smart recipes will be available on the web. We’ll update this page when more website offer Instant Pot Smart recipe scripts.
Can you set this pot to start from another place such as your work place ?
The design objective of Instant Pot Smart is not to turn it on and off remotely. The objective is to allow tailor made the cooking program for each recipe to achieve perfect result. So you cannot set the cooker from your work place. You need to be around the cooker within 30~45 ft (10~15m).
Does the temperature on this model go down to 68°F/20°C ?
Yes, the temperature can be set to 68°F or 20°C. But the room temperature needs to be lower for this to work.
Can Instant Pot Smart cook Sous Vide?
Instant Pot Smart can support limited sous vide cooking when food materials are not too sensitive to temperature. You need to use our Smart Cooker app to do so. Due to the fact that the thermometer is at the bottom of the inner pot, the detected temperature inside the inner pot is an approximation. Calibration is needed. We did many experiments. With the same volume of water in the inner pot, the temperature can be maintained consistently within +/- 1°C between each runs. The process of calibration is to set a temperature on the app, say 60°C, for a fix volume of water, run the program, measure the temperature with a thermometer, e.g. getting a 63°C reading, then modify the program to set target temperature to 57°C. For the same volume of water, the new program will be able to maintain the temperature at 60°C +/- 1°C.
What are the differences between Instant Pot Smart and IP-DUO?
Instant Pot Smart builds on our successful IP-DUO design. Apart from the Bluetooth®-enabled capabilities, it adds wall clock for timer operations, 3 temperatures to keep-warm and changeable keep-warm time to 99 hours 50 minutes.
How to resolve Bluetooth connectivity issue with Instant Pot Smart?
Please follow the steps below.
- Make sure that Bluetooth on the iPhone/iPad is turned on, and the Apple device supports Bluetooth 4.0 and running iOS7 or iOS8. These devices include iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S/6/6 Plus, iPad 3/4/Air/Air2, iPad mini/mini 2/mini 3, iPod touch 5 or later.
- Verify that the Bluetooth icon on the Instant Pot Smart LCD is lit up. If it’s not, Bluetooth on Instant Pot is turned off. Press and hold the “Adjust” button for 10 seconds to turn on Bluetooth.
- On the Smart Cooker app, go to “Settings” and tap “Add a Smartcooker” and follow the instructions on the app.
How long will the battery last? Can it be replaced by the user?
The battery in Instant Pot is a 3V Li-ion CR2477. It will last over 5 years and is to maintain the clock in the cooker. It can be replaced by the user.
Can the firmware of Instant Pot Smart be upgraded wirelessly?
Unfortunately the firmware cannot be upgraded wirelessly.