Reviewed October 1st, 2020
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Instant Pot Smart WiFi

Instant Brands, Inc.


The Instant Pot pressure cooker has a cult-like following by cooks all around the world. People love using items like the pressure cooker and other multi-tasking meal-making items. And now there is one with built-in WiFi that lets you make cheese cake, pot roast, or yogurt from any location. Plop in whatever foods you want and then go monitor how they are cooking from the toilet. Soon you will find yourself joining the world-wide cult following of pressure cookers.

Breach History

Has there ever been a breach or data leak?


No known hacks or data breaches!


Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?


Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?


Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?


Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?


Does it have parental controls?


Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?


Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?


Does it require you to create a strong password?


Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?


Does it have a privacy policy?


How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?


Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?


Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?


Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?


Does it require a phone number to use?


Does it require an address (home or office) to use?


Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?


Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?


Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?


Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?


What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Unable to tell if Instant Pot has a program in place to catch and fix security vulnerabilities. Otherwise, it appears the device has decent security and privacy considerations. But, if the Instant Pot were to be hacked, it would be awful to have the dinner ruined.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Instant Pot never sells or share data without the user's consent.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Instant Pot says that personal data is never sold or shared without your consent.
  • Simple to use.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Instant Pot's privacy policy is written in complex language, which may not be understood by consumers.
  • Not many cons, a great tool to use to cook.

Final Thoughts

Instant Brands claims it does not share user data with third parties. The privacy policy is also written in complex language, but there is not much user information that a pressure cooker can possibly collect anyway. User privacy should be safe when using this product.

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