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Is there something wrong or is that the way Cosori programmed it? UPDATED Review.
February 1, 2018
I've have the 8qt Cosori for 2 weeks and have used it 10 times. I'm not sure if my PC is defective or not. Every time I use the Meat/stew function and when it finishes cooking I press the off button. It shows "off". And when I want to cook it longer, I would repress the meat/stew button. The screen would keep circling for a long time and not go to the countdown time. And if it doesd go into countdown time mode and finish the countdown time (supposedly Finished cooking) , when I do the quick release there would be very little steam and the food would not be boiling or be cooked at all. It does not seem to function if you try to cook again from the "off" screen. If I unplug it for several seconds and then replug, it would then cook or work correctly. It seems it needs to clear the memory that it finished the previous cooking by unplugging it and if you don't unplug it and then try cook with it again it won't work right. Is my PC defective? Or is that the way Cosori is programmed to work? If so, then it is a problem for me. I don't see why I need to keep unplugging it to cook again. Not sure if I want to exchange it or get a Instant Pot instead.
Update: Cosori has great customer service. After my above review, Cosori customer emailed me and offered to send me a new unit which I accepted. The way this pressure cook works is that you need to hit the off button and unplug the unit if you plan to immediately use the PC again. If you don't hit the off button but unplug and replug, the unit will not reset and will resume where it left off when you unplugged it. To reset the PC, you need to hit the off button and then wait till the LED shows the dashes and then unplug and replug. If you don't, the PC sometimes don't come to pressure or shows that it does but don't actually pressurize and the food isn't cooked. This happened to me several times until I figured it out. Cosori needs to fix that programming but all the other functions were working well. I originally gave it 2 stars but because of their customer service and the PC working well for everything else, I added 2 stars to make it a 4 star. It losses a star for the way it needs to be reset before one can immediately cook again.
Updated 3/16/18. have now used it about 20 times and getting to hate it. its very frustrating if you need to cook with it again right after it finishes cooking and you find out it needs to cook longer. it either takes forever to come to pressure again or it just spins forever, or if it does show its cooking (time is counting down) but when it finishes it never pressurized. it took me three hours to cook to cook corned beef. I could have just cooked it on my stove. this pressure cooker is no good. it my second one. sorry cosori