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Old 10-10-2020, 10:13 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Walmart's Competition To Amazon's Prime Day

I was watching You Tube this evening and saw this:



I've been eyeing up an IP and this may be the time!

Walmart's version of "Amazon Prime Day" begins on
Oct.11 at 7pm EST!!!

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Old 10-11-2020, 05:19 AM   #2
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I found the interesting part at the end where he is talking about just when these sales usually occur - summer and late summer.

So, I take it, this sale is not to replace their Thanksgiving (American) Black Friday hysteria. This extra sale is probably to compensate for lower sales through out the summer months due to Covid?

(BTW - our Canadian thanksgiving is tomorrow, not November)
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Old 10-11-2020, 05:33 AM   #3
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I don't know how Amazon could be experiencing lower sales. If an Amazon box does not show up here roughly two to three times a week, I think our delivery guy would call 911 to check on us! LOL

Update: I need to read more carefully. I see this is about Walmart! Ooops.
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I found the interesting part at the end where he is talking about just when these sales usually occur - summer and late summer.

So, I take it, this sale is not to replace their Thanksgiving (American) Black Friday hysteria. This extra sale is probably to compensate for lower sales through out the summer months due to Covid?

(BTW - our Canadian thanksgiving is tomorrow, not November)
Happy Thanksgiving!!
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Old 10-11-2020, 07:04 AM   #5
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I was watching You Tube this evening and saw this:



I've been eyeing up an IP and this may be the time!

Walmart's version of "Amazon Prime Day" begins on
Oct.11 at 7pm EST!!!
Don't get a Lux Instant Pot. It only has a High Pressure setting and no Yogurt mode. If those features matter to you get a newer version like a Duo, Ultra etc.
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I found the interesting part at the end where he is talking about just when these sales usually occur - summer and late summer.

So, I take it, this sale is not to replace their Thanksgiving (American) Black Friday hysteria. This extra sale is probably to compensate for lower sales through out the summer months due to Covid?

(BTW - our Canadian thanksgiving is tomorrow, not November)
No dragn, this is in addition to Black Friday, none of these I have ever participated in, but I might do the Walmart thing!
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Old 10-11-2020, 12:16 PM   #7
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Don't get a Lux Instant Pot. It only has a High Pressure setting and no Yogurt mode. If those features matter to you get a newer version like a Duo, Ultra etc.
I see what you mean now MsM!

The Lux also does not have the slot for the lid
I'm still mulling it over though ...
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I see what you mean now MsM!

The Lux also does not have the slot for the lid
I'm still mulling it over though ...
I have one of the original (or maybe 2.0) version of the Duo60 (6 qt.) and an Uttra60 (6 qt.). The 6 qt. is plenty big enough for 4 people and I have leftovers. Most Instant Pot recipes are meant for 6 qt. pots. Don't get the 8 qt. unless you want a lot of leftovers. Also, the 8 qt. takes longer to come to pressure before cooking starts.
There is a 3 qt. but I like some leftovers. Would be good for small amounts of rice, yogurt, hot cereal and a few hard-boiled eggs.
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Old 10-11-2020, 06:37 PM   #9
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OKAY!
I took the leap!
I ordered this

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The Pioneer Woman Instant Pot LUX60 Breezy Blossoms 6-Quart 6-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer

I was looking around for a new Rice Cooker anyways,
so at least this way I get a multi-cooker for not much or
less in some cases.

MsM, I know you did not recommend the Lux IP, but honestly,
this will do what I need it to do, I think
We'll see.
It should be here on Tuesday.
I think for the test run I will cook Rice.
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I bought a nice rice cooker. Used it twice and the plastic hinge melted and the lid falls off.

Wanted rice with a dish and decides to try the instant pot.

I couldn't get mine to seal. Though that is an issue I've had before. It didn't seal, but still eventually started the timer. In the end, the rice was perfect.

Now, if I can replicate the mistake, I'll be good to go.

Not sure what I am trying to say, but I suppose the instant pot isn't always instant. Or something like that

Anybody else have issues with sealing?

It may seal, but then the button doesn't pop up and keep pressure.
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I bought a nice rice cooker. Used it twice and the plastic hinge melted and the lid falls off.

Wanted rice with a dish and decides to try the instant pot.

I couldn't get mine to seal. Though that is an issue I've had before. It didn't seal, but still eventually started the timer. In the end, the rice was perfect.

Now, if I can replicate the mistake, I'll be good to go.

Not sure what I am trying to say, but I suppose the instant pot isn't always instant. Or something like that

Anybody else have issues with sealing?

It may seal, but then the button doesn't pop up and keep pressure.
Many a review I've read online in regards to the seal issues.
As I woke up this morning, I thought, maybe I should take it back
once it gets here?
Mostly `cuz I really wanted the Sous Vide cooker,
and I can't justify both
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Old 10-12-2020, 08:50 PM   #12
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Sure you can. All the cool kids are doing it.
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Old 10-12-2020, 08:56 PM   #13
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I bought a nice rice cooker. Used it twice and the plastic hinge melted and the lid falls off.

Wanted rice with a dish and decides to try the instant pot.

I couldn't get mine to seal. Though that is an issue I've had before. It didn't seal, but still eventually started the timer. In the end, the rice was perfect.

Now, if I can replicate the mistake, I'll be good to go.

Not sure what I am trying to say, but I suppose the instant pot isn't always instant. Or something like that

Anybody else have issues with sealing?

It may seal, but then the button doesn't pop up and keep pressure.
I have not had that problem. You might want to check the manual, though - not all of the settings are pressure cooking. Some are just regular cooking for a specific period of time.
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I have not had that problem. You might want to check the manual, though - not all of the settings are pressure cooking. Some are just regular cooking for a specific period of time.
I've never had any major problems. Sometimes it takes longer to come to pressure depending on how full the pot is, if ingredients are frozen OR if you are using an 8 qt. pot which takes longer to come to pressure than the 6 qt.
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I've had my IP Duo 6qt for over two years. It gets used a lot and I love it for everything from rice to BB ribs.

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I've had my IP Duo 6qt for over two years. It gets used a lot and I love it for everything from rice to BB ribs.

Ross
I would love to get some of your recipes,
in fact, I think an entire category should be
just Instant Pot... I mean we've got
the Sous Vide ...
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I would love to get some of your recipes,
in fact, I think an entire category should be
just Instant Pot... I mean we've got
the Sous Vide ...
I would suggest that you start here. https://www.pressurecookingtoday.com/recipe-index/

I use IP (actually most) recipes for method, timing, etc. I, often change seasonings, etc., to suit our tastes.

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Here's another good site for IP recipes, and a very valuable page for converting recipes you already use.
https://www.hippressurecooking.com/p...ipe-converter/
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I would love to get some of your recipes,
in fact, I think an entire category should be
just Instant Pot... I mean we've got
the Sous Vide ...
I've asked several times for a sub forum for Instant Pot/ Pressure Cooking but have gotten no response.


I have posted some IP recipes.


I've joined several Facebook Instant Pot Communities and have found them very instructive.
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