Warning: Don't Buy an Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker.

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    The Instant Pot electric pressure cooker is probably a wonderful kitchen appliance -- if it works. I just got one and it worked very nicely -- twice.

    I got it from Amazon. When I tried to contact Amazon about it the robot website maze presents me with one choice -- return it. This thing weighs about 35 pounds and it comes in a BIG box. The cost to ship it back to Amazon would be half as much as the purchase price ($100).

    I want Amazon to do an even exchange via UPS pick-up & delivery. But there is no way to ask Amazon to do that because their website offers one option -- return it.

    Bottom line: Instant Pot is a risky buy. And Amazon sucks!
     
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    Not a Prime member?? If you are and buy Prime they cover all costs. I love that. I use them a lot.

    Sorry about the pressure cooker.
     
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    I've been an Amazon Prime member since day one.

    Well worth the annual fee, in both saving shipping costs and 2 day shipping. .... :cool:
     
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    Maybe fix it then? What's wrong widdit?

    My electric instant water heater just quit working, apparently the switch. But it was only four bucks.
     
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    I love Amazon Prime!

    And you get all sorts of free movies.
     
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    just buy a normal pressure cooker put it on the gas or electric stove and you are good .
     
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    I love Prime too! And I have a Fire as well, so I get all kinds of freebies to watch. BUT, most of all is the bit you pay annually is made up for in no time. Free shipping is awesome!
     
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    sell it to a radical muslim extremist?
     
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    If an item is defective, seller pays all shipping costs. You can ask the seller to send a prepaid label to assure you are not stiffed with shipping if you don't trust reimbursement.
    Amazon has had a lot of trouble all companies have when they get to big to manage, a lot of it can be prevented by better system and protocol and management or taking sound advice listening to their customers and sellers concerns.
    Techniques makes a good and inexpensive pressure cooker if you don't need easy preset food buttons.
     
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    This repair will require a specially machined part -- a pressure valve.
     

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