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Recall of some instant pots due to base melting issue
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Post# 983941   2/23/2018 at 05:55 (210 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

- A popular appliance maker is warning users to stop using some of their products due to a melting issue.

‎Instant Pot‎ flagged some of its Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker line after reports of the unit overheating and resulting in the melting of some of the underside of the appliance.

The company, on a Facebook page, told customers who may have purchased that particular line with batch codes 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746 to stop using the device immediately. The company said they will provide consumers with a plan to replace the cooker within the next week.

Instant Pot said the batch code is located at the bottom right of the label and is 4-digits long.

They said they are working with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission on the issue. No injuries or damage to anything outside the unit have been reported.

Anyone with further information is asked to call their customer care team at 1-800-828-7280 and then hit 2 when prompted.

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Post# 983945 , Reply# 1   2/23/2018 at 06:24 (210 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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I just finished reading about that.

It is so weird but that is my fear about Crock Pots. I know they have been around forever and people use them a lot. But besides the furnace, I try not to leave anything on when I leave the house.

Post# 983994 , Reply# 2   2/23/2018 at 14:22 (209 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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THis is their multi-cooker though, not the pressure cooker

Post# 984000 , Reply# 3   2/23/2018 at 15:51 (209 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Eddie, crock pots employ thin tape-like heating elements around the sides so I don't think there's much chance of the bottom melting, plus I don't think those elements get anywhere near as hot as those on an instant-pot.

Post# 984008 , Reply# 4   2/23/2018 at 16:29 (209 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

That Instant Pot looks to have a plastic bottom. Any crock pots I've see are all steel. I'd think common sense would dictate that a material with a low melting point would not be used on an appliance that gets hot. Older items had very little plastic, and was only used for handles, etc. Bakelite will char, but I've never seen it melt.

Post# 984042 , Reply# 5   2/23/2018 at 22:21 (209 days old) by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

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I have a Rival Hot Pot Express that is all plastic except for the metal burner plate in the bottom. Used for boiling water, heating soups, etc. I wondered how the plastic didn't melt. An older white and green version I have that may be USA made has the entire bottom as metal and just the sides of the pot are plastic.

Post# 984410 , Reply# 6   2/26/2018 at 09:53 (206 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Here's a review of America's Test Kitchen.

Post# 984421 , Reply# 7   2/26/2018 at 11:58 (206 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Good read, Thanks!

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