Instant Pot Smart

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?

Icon large 180x180 Instant Pot SmartThe 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 dev@instantpot.com.

There are three ways to install the Smart Cooker app.

  1. InstantPot Smartcooker QRCode large 300x300 Instant Pot Smart 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.
  2.  Type in the URL: http://instantpot.com/smartcooker/ on the Internet browser on your smartphone/tablet.
  3.  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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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46 Responses to “Instant Pot Smart”

  1. Annet says:

    Can you please tell me when this bluetooth version will be available in Europe? Instant pot UK keeps telling me it will be released next year, but I have been waiting now since 2014!!! and now they say it maybe released 2017 :-(( Why does this take soooo long? I would be very happy to buy the 110V version, but you won’t ship internationally :-(
    Please HELP!!!!

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  2. E. P. says:

    Any update on being able to write custom recipe scripts in the Android app?

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  3. Jack Hirsh says:

    Apparently latest release of app software is not working very well. When will that be addressed. I was considering you Bluetooth cooker, but apprehensive now because of negative app comments.

    r/jack

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    Donna Reply:

    Hi Jack, Being the first in the world, the app has grown since initial release, and undergone many recent upgrades. It now offers pics and shopping lists. There are a growing number of recipe scripts available for free download, here is a link for you: http://www.hippressurecooking.com/category/smartcooker/

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  4. Antoinet says:

    When will the wifi version be launched?

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  5. Alex says:

    Dear Instant Pot team,
    do you have any clues as to when the old continent might be granted the honor of the smart pot ?
    Thanks for your great products

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    Donna Reply:

    You can check with the UK team here: http://www.instantpot.co.uk/

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  6. trilby says:

    When will the Iphone app be updated to correct the error showing low pressure when really on high?

    It would also be nice to be able to sort recipes in alphabetical order, delete unwanted preprogrammed recipes, and add notes and/or an actual recipe. Yes, we can write a program script, but the app could be so much better with some updates and additions.

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    trilby Reply:

    I received my replacement pot, and was glad to see the high/low pressure glitch has been fixed. I am still wondering about other updates, though.

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  7. Antoinet says:

    It’s June now and I’m still waiting for it to be released in Europe :-(
    Can you at least give me a date???? This is really very customer unfriendly :-(

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  8. Dan says:

    Any update on when the Android version of the app will be released?

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    Donna Reply:

    Hi Dan, we expect the Android app to be available in May, roughly coinciding with availability of the updated Instant Pot SMART! We will post here with links when it is online. Stay tuned!

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    Daniel Reply:

    My wife and I have been shopping around for a replacement for our slow cooker, and were pleased to see the newer options these days for multi-cookers that include pressure cooker functionality. We really appreciate the stainless steel construction on the instant pots and would love to hear more about:

    (1) When the android version of the app is released, and
    (2) The model/availability of the revised version of the SMART.

    Pretty sure I’m buying a SMART v2 in May now, just need to ensure I get one that works with the technology in my house (android), and wonder what the new SMART features will be? Is it bigger?

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    Daniel Reply:

    Sorry for the double post, but I think I found my own answers on Laura’s site (http://www.hippressurecooking.com/ipsmart/). Seems the IP-SMART update is purely to add new functions via firmware (like a cool down), and these updated versions are slated to ship April 30th under pre-orders… I just finished pre-ordering mine (with the $60 discount) from the IP Shop!

    Volkano Reply:

    I am wondering what the hold up is on the Android App. I purchased the Instant Pot Smart last Nov and was told then before year end. If you follow these posts it just keeps getting pushed back it’s now June no update. There are far more Android Users than Apple so not sure why you are not spending more time to launch this app. I am overall happy with the Instant Pot but it is overpriced if it’s main functionality is not being utilized. I also am wondering since you are lauching v2 is there a way to update the earlier Instant Pots to the v2 firmware?

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    Donna Reply:

    Hi Volkano, we share your frustration, and did not anticipate this delay. It turns out that being the first in the world has unforeseeable complications, this has proven to be one. Also, it sounds like you may not be aware of the recall yet, so please check our blog post– all IP-Smart models will be getting the upgrade by being replaced, since we have found a risk of electrical shock from a newly designed thermal probe. This has been fixed, and new ones should begin shipping in about a month or so.

    Landon Reply:

    Will the replacement units include the updated firmware as well?

    Thanks

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    Donna Reply:

    YES! A “silver lining” to our early Smart purchasers!

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  9. Antoinet says:

    It’s April now, any updates on the release date in Europe yet?
    Seems I’ve been waiting forever 😉

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    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    Hello Antoinet,

    We are very sorry the UK/EU product launch was delayed further. To avoid misleading our customers, we will provide a more definitive date when we are confident to meet the date.

    Thank you for your interest in Instant Pot.

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    Antoinet Reply:

    It’s June now and I’m still waiting for it to be released in Europe :-(
    Can you at least give me a date???? This is really very customer unfriendly :-((

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  10. Janice says:

    Two questions. Is the temperature setting variable? I know you can set it for making yogurt, but can you adjust the temperature for other types of fermentation? Second question. Is the pot stainless steel or ceramic or something with a non-stick surface? What about the lid; what is it made of? I assume I could use it to pressure cook brown rice. I know I could make yogurt with it, but I don’t eat dairy, but I do like to make other fermented products, like natto and amazake for instance.

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    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    Hi Janice,

    Yes, you can program the cooker for fermentation at any specific temperature. Please see our programming guide: http://instantpot.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/How-to-write-recipe-script-for-Instant-Pot-Smart-v1.0.pdf

    Yes both the cooker pot and the lid are made of 18/8 stainless steel, food grade 304.

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    Nita Reply:

    Hi Janice,

    I want to try to ferment a batter (rice and legumes) for a traditional south indian dish called idli. Have you (or anyone else seeing this post) figured out how to program low-temperature fermentation on the instant pot?

    Thanks!
    Nita

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    Donna Reply:

    Hi Nita, You may find what you need in the pre-sets as well. Does idli require an 88f+/- temp range? If the 88F range is adequate you may use the “Less” Setting found in the “Yogurt” pre-set program. If a different temp range is required, please let us know, as the Smart has nearly unlimited range of food-prep temperature range programming capabilities. .

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    Nita Reply:

    Hi Donna,

    88 degrees should work. Do I have to keep the lid on to use the yogurt function? Thanks so much!

    Janice Reply:

    Nita, Thanks for giving me the idea. I love dosa (and idli too) but I just buy the batter from the store. I should make my own. I finally. bought an Instant Pot and am ready to start using it.

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    Nita Reply:

    Janice, oh of course! Store bought stuff is generally lower quality than what we can make at home, so I generally make idli dough myself when the craving hits. Normally, I stick the batter in the oven with the oven light on, but if the instant pot can maintain a temp range, that should work. My only issue is that idli ferments and rises from wild yeast in the environment; without that fermentation, you would have gummy idli. Im worried that the airtight, new instant pot that I just bought may actually not allow any wild yeast in for the Idli to ferment. Unlike yogurt, I don’t have an existing batch I can use as a starter. Going to try tomorrow, so will find out…

  11. N Slom says:

    Hi, I’m using the new iPot and love it! Writing scripts yourself with the app has added a bit of fun to the cooking process.
    Question – the current version of the app does not allow me to post publicly my scripts, right? (I don’t mean the Share function where I can send to individuals).
    I see about half a dozen default recipes in my app, but this would be much more exciting if you allow individuals to CJ tribute, and to leave comments too!
    Thanks and good work.

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    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    We are working on an improved version of the app and will release it when it’s ready.

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  12. Hatim says:

    Hi

    Any update on the release date of the instant pot smart in UK.

    Thanks

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    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    We are still working on the certification. The detailed schedule is not known yet.

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  13. Antoinet says:

    When will this new Smart Pot become available in Europe? Would be so nice when the release of new models would be at the same time in the US and in Europe!!!

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    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    The estimated schedule is May 2015. Due to certification difference, it’s hard to release the product for both US and EU.

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  14. Mona says:

    I’ve placed my order and downloaded the app to my iphone. Where is the capability of adding my own personal recipe that I’ve created? …How do I add my ingredient list, the instructions? Am I only capable of adding a script to a title? Or using the provided recipes? I sure hope not…

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    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    Hi Mona,

    To create your own recipe script, tap “Add” in the DIY Recipe section on the home screen. We are adding the capability of adding ingredients and photos in the coming version of the app.

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    Mona Wachsler Reply:

    Will the capability of downloading the recipes that go with the scripts be present in the next version also? Or the capability of entering recipes from the web without having to type them out? As a new Smart Pot owner I would love to hear about what the improvements will be made in the upcoming version. Thanks

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    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    Hi Mona,

    We will look into your request. Thank you for your suggestion.

  15. John says:

    Do you guys know when this is going to be made available in the UK?

    Was going to get the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 to upgrade my older generation which was just released but then heard about this – the bluetooth is a really neat feature!

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    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    It’s likely in March or April 2015 that the iPot will be available in UK.

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  16. HJZ says:

    Will it be possible to silence the beeps on the ipot? I love my DUO, but sometimes I don’t want to wake the whole house with the loud start/stop beeps.

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    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    Hi there,

    Controlling the beeping in built-in program can not be done in the iPot to be released. The sound can be controlled in the DIY recipe scripts. Nevertheless, the beeping is significantly muffled in iPot. We’ll add this feature for built-in programs in the next release.

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  17. greg says:

    I’ve read several articles about, including CNET review – when is bluetooth pressure cooker being released???

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    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    iPot is in production and will arrive by the end of Nov. If you want to be notified and receive a special offer, please email to ipot@instantpot.com.

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  18. R. LOFTON says:

    When will the “iPot” be available? This will not only be my first time using your products, but my first time using a pressure cooker, so I am interested in purchasing it right away… if the price is right.

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    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    iPot is in production and will arrive by the end of Nov. If you want to be notified and receive a special offer, please email to ipot@instantpot.com. Thank you for your interest in Instant Pot.

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