App poorly designed 1/5
After asking me which of about a dozen models I had, the app immediately offered up recipes that require a blender. NOT my answer. Bad taste in my mouth (pun intended) after that.
Great product, great app 5/5
By Michael Freakin' Jackson
Easy to set up, easy to use. No bugs/glitches. I expected problems when I was away and running it...not a problem.
The only negative is that my wife can’t take over and control since it can connect to only one iOS device at a time. SHE DOES NOT LIKE LOSING CONTROL...lol.
Scrolling issues 1/5
Every time I try to scroll, a recipe is selected
Not impressed 1/5
App is bulky, does not respond well to taps and swipes, and does not have many recipes
Pretty Disappointing App 1/5
Repeatedly unable to sync with my Smart Wifi pot making this app pretty unusable. Device connnects but it wouldn’t complete once I switched back to my WiFi.
Does not connect. 1/5
Received the smart WiFi model for Christmas and the app won’t connect to it. Have tried 4 different WiFi networks and get the technical difficulties msg on each one.
No recipes 1/5
By LA grl in Japan
Don’t bother with the app. There are no recipes. Just titles of dishes, a photo, and very brief list of what’s in it and that’s it. No ingredient lists for a recipe, no prep instructions and no instant pot instructions. Just a sales funnel to by cookbooks, but no actual recipes. Useless.
App extremely difficult to use with VoiceOver 1/5
By PaisleypoppinsA superb app
As a VoiceOver user: I open the menu a sighted person can see that it is open, but VO loses focus and reads the previous screen, giving a blind user the impression that it did not open. On 1/5 I contacted Apple; the tech support rep sent an explanation of the problem to you via the Help section of the app. I look forward to an update that has fixed these problems, as it is difficult for a blind person to use the app without sighted assistance. Once repaired, I will be happy to rate the app with five stars.
Pure frustration 1/5
This is probably the worst experience I’ve had with an app. When you try to scroll down the page, it always clicks into a recipe instead of scrolling down. This has never happened to me before on another app.
Says cannot connect due to “technical issues” 1/5
Other reviews say same thing happened. Gives no options to troubleshoot.
Great for quick access to recipes in one place 5/5
I am really not sure why this app has so many negative reviews. I like it! It is simple. As suggested by one of the previous reviews, you can skip signing in by pressing “skip.” I found the app easy to navigate and like the way the recipes are set up on different tabs since the recipes seem more concise that way.
Is it me? 1/5
By D L H
Is it just me but it seems this app is too sensitive meaning as I’m navigating through it whatever I hit pops up. This is really annoying 😡
Difficult GUI 3/5
You can barely scroll without clicking on a recipe which then has to load before you can go back. I’ll check back when there is an update.
Not synch with app 1/5
Keep getting the synch screen and failing in iPhone Xs
All the negative reviews are correct. This app is unusable. Scrolling through recipe selections (especially left-right scrolling) always results in unwanted recipes opening up. Also, tons of recipes are for the Ace Blender instead of the Instant Pot (?!?!) Kept this app about 10 minutes, then deleted it. What a joke.
Needs a version for Mac. 1/5
I searched the App Store so I could download the app to my Mac Book Pro. None available? That’s just crazy. I do my grocery shopping on line. Would be nice if I didn’t have to use my phone to look at recipes and then ad the ingredient to my list on my Mac .
Can’t even get past login screen 1/5
By Rockin guitar
I just downloaded this app. Makes you create an account. Can’t even get that part to work. Can’t get past that part to even see if there’s anything worthwhile in the app. I’ve been trying to make this work for over an hour. What a waste
Great App 5/5
This app works great, not sure what people were talking about unless they fixed the bugs. Helpful and clear instructions for recipes, lots of variety and useful filters to find what you want! Thanks for making it :)
Who designed this app? 1/5
I’m a software and app designer and I have never seen something so poorly developed. All your developers and testers should be fired
Unusable app on iPod. 1/5
See title. Delete this one.
Piece of 💩 1/5
By Sam Sanchez
Useless piece of junk software written by Instant Pot executive while rushing to get their bonuses!! Everything is wrong with it!!
No WiFi 1/5
Won’t connect to the App. The whole reason I got this was for the WiFi. Fix the issue Instant Pot!!!!
Where are the recipes? 1/5
Great description of the end product. But where are the cooking techniques?
Great app for managing pressure cooker recipes 5/5
I thought I’d offset some of the negative reviews that are giving low starts because of the WiFi connected devices. If you just use it for managing instant pot recipes it’s amazing.
Scroll options 2/5
Why is the menu so sensitive, trying to scroll down menu and every time it opens some random recipe. Dunno if developers will read and adjust.
Great for recipes 5/5
This is a great place to start finding recipes that are made for the instant pot.
Who runs tech support ? Fire them please 1/5
App is horrible and won’t connect. I am far from computer illiterate. Fix your app !
Independence at a touch 4/5
Independence here I come. I got the IP for Christmas I am blind and I find it quite easy to use with voiceover. Sure it has some work to do but I’ve been able to use it for quite a lot of things.
Doesn’t work right from the start 1/5
I was willing to look past all the negative reviews, but I couldn’t even get past the select your model screen. None of the buttons would do anything, not even the back arrow or X out. Kind of a bummer.
Wasted money 1/5
I got this smart pot to my wife because she have another that it’s not smart and doesn’t connect to WiFi, but now I cannot make this smart pot connect to her phone or anyone. Totally wasted my money, I paid extra for this futures that doesn’t work
Great but needs work 4/5
App is great for recipes and ideas. The function of the app is still very buggy. Making random selections while scrolling other than that it’s great
Doesn’t work 1/5
Terrible. Can’t read reviews
Junky App 1/5
Right out of the box it won’t connect to WiFi. I’ve tried several times to add the device (for the App) to no avail. Even registration was crazily confusing with several tries, starting over EACH time, until it finally ‘accepted’ it. So it’s registered 4 times over but doesn’t show up at all to “add” to my account. And still can’t connect to 2.4 wi-fi. See very little usefulness of the app even if it did work. Deleting app, highly regret buying the WiFi version — coulda saved a few bucks. Shame on Instant Pot for such a crummy app with horribly confusing instructions with little online help for recovering from errors at every level of the app.
Pain in A 1/5
Tap sensitive can’t log in. Ask for ridiculous password. Not worried about my recipe getting hacked
Wont connect 1/5
This app is trash making the instant pot itself worthless. It doesn't connect to my phone & i’ve tried everything. I have ios 11 & 5g internet speed. Im returning the instant pot for a refund.
Poor Device Control 1/5
Easy to check the status of a Wifi device, and the push notifications are nice, but you can’t control the actual unit. You have to either choose a preset from a recipe, or manually press buttons on the unit.
Badly needs the ability to always see the device status, regardless of where I am within the app. If I am in a recipe, I shouldn’t have to hit back three times, then menu into device status. It should always be on the screen, if the device is on.
And please use the default UITableViewController. It’s ridiculous how many times I am just trying to swipe down search results, and it selects the recipe where my finger first touches the screen.
And enable split view on the iPad. There is no excuse for requiring full screen. I should be able to have another app open, so that I can build my grocery list. And no, your grocery list is not good enough.
Pretty bad. Use Facebook 1/5
It doesn’t even show you more than about 36 or so recipes in one category. Great testing, people.
Defective product, zero support. 1/5
I bought an Instant Pot a few years back off of Amazon, and it never would seal property. When I contacted them and sent the video they requested, they told me to take it up with Amazon. A few years later and we are still having issues. Another week of emailing and taking videos for Instant Pot, and all they sent us was an offer for 10% off. Save your money, buy the Breville if you just have a programmable pressure cooker.
Edit- in response to Instant Pot customer service here. Prior to this review, I sent no less than 6 (SIX) emails back and forth with your company, and that’s not counting the first time I tried to get help a year ago. I took a video several times to show you (it is on YouTube under TexanAviator Defective Instant Pot).
I have tried everything, and it is apparent that you’d rather spend money on marketing rather than support your customers. I’m not having it, and I’m giving you no more of my time. I have thrown your product out, have accepted my loss, and we just made the most delicious Chicken and Biscuits in our new Breville tonight. We are happy with that purchase, and I encourage you all to watch the videos on YouTube, listen to the horror stories.
I’ve spent hours, (yes, I’m that guy who has to have things work) trying to get the app to work. Why have the Smart WiFi? I’ve spent time on the phone with Instant Pot, with my WiFi provider, and just sitting in front of the thing trying to get it sorted out. I thought I had it, and even ran the first water test program, and then... nothing.
Poor design 2/5
Definitely too tap sensitive. Most of these recipes are blender recipes which is super confusing. Needs more filters for search.
Couldn’t even get the WiFi feature set up 1/5
It wouldn’t connect no matter how many times I tried. Followed all instructions to the letter.
is not accessible with voiceover for blind or visually impaired users 1/5
By Gracie 2880
it is virtually impossible to connect a smart instant pot using this app to a Wi-Fi connection. This app is not user-friendly, and it will not let you connect using voice over on your iOS devices. This app needs some serious work, and accessibility for blind and low vision users would be greatly appreciated
Just awful 1/5
I’m returning the device because the app is so bad. You can’t create scripts and it is super sensitive to the slightest tap.
No actual recipes. Over sensitive to tapping 1/5
It’s extremely easy to miss tap into something. Recipes do not have actual instructions or ingredients lists. Extremely unhelpful
Does not have full recipes link to chef web sites , just a waste of tech
Needs to improve this app 1/5
This app is too sensitive to be used. It’s hard to roll over recipes. It’s always leading me back to main menu. It needs to improve.
Horrible app, don’t even bother downloading it 1/5
The first sign that this app was a no go was the forced sign up and consent to track all activity... not going to happen.
The app is just a lazy web app... even if they didn’t force you to agree to them tracking every click, it’s just not worth it.
When I try to connect to my Instant Pot, it can’t because of “technical issues,” with no explanation. It says I can skip this step, but then doesn’t give any other options. If I retry, it immediately goes back to the technical issues message.
What’s the point. 1/5
Why have users review the app and not do anything to fix it. I have tried thirty times just to get my “smart” wifi instant pot to connect and pair with the app and network to no avail. I don’t even really see the point of having a Wi-Fi cooking pot. Seems like this product has a bunch of issues.