Your Instapot Pressure Cooker Will Likely Not Burn Your House Down

By Shawn Patrick

February 23, 2018

If you see me going through the trash in my neighborhood this weekend, I am just looking for Instapots. 

A bunch of people have been throwing theirs out because of a viral article saying they could overheat, melt, and possibly be a fire hazard. And after the This is Us fiasco, I don't blame them. 

But breathe easy... This has nothing to do with the company’s pressure cookers that are so popular, instead it's a much less popular multicooker, and there isn't even a recall. 

According to the post from Instant Pot, “We have received a small number of reports of the Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker overheating, resulting in localized melting damage to the underside of the product.” Owners are asked to look on the silver label on the underside of the cooker; if the batch code is 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746, Instant Pot wants you “to immediately stop use of the product.”

But if you still want to ditch your Instapot, I know a guy... 

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