PRODUCT REVIEW: Philips Electric Pressure Cooker HD 2136/ 2139

Pressure cooker is an appliance less commonly seen in the kitchen as compare to, say, rice cooker. We never grew up seeing it in the kitchen. This review is written from a point of view of a person who is new to the idea of using a pressure cooker and have used it less than ten times.Philips Electric Pressure Cooker

  • Electric pressure cooker with lid
  • Power cord
  • Soup ladle
  • Rice spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • User manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Safety leaflet

Philips Electric Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers are designed to cook food quickly. They can cook anything that can be made in a pot or rice cooker such as rice, congee, stew and meat. There’s also a function for cake which we have not tried.

What this pressure cooker can do can be done with pots over the stove, rice cooker or thermal cooker. The only point of the invention of the machine is to reduce cooking time tremendously.

JewelPie: Briyani in 20 minutes
Assuming it’s not the first time you’re using it, you would already have the inner pot in the machine.

  1. Unlock the lid Hold the lid handle and turn it anti-clockwise until the top lid cannot move any more, then lift up the top lid.
  2. Put food in Put the pre-washed food in the inner pot.
  3. Lock Place the top lid onto the electric pressure cooker and turn it clockwise. You will hear a “click” sound when the top lid is properly locked.
  4. Adjust pressure control valve Turn the pressure control valve to the sealed position
  5. Turn on the electric pressure cooker
  6. Click Select relevant button e.g “Rice” and click “Start”

Pressure Cooker Philips Malaysia


  • Reduce cooking time– It reduce cooking time tremendously. We’re able to make delicious briyani in 20 minutes. Normally, it would take hours. We are keen to try homemade chicken essence with this.
  • Design – This machine might be big, but look aesthetically pleasing. The copper and black combination makes it look modern an elegant.

JewelPie: Briyani in 20 minutes



  • Chunky– This machine is rather large and takes up quite a lot of counter space.
  • Lacking cookbook/ guidance – As pressure cooking is not common appliance, we were hoping there were better guidelines in the manual and a recipe book. That is why we have only tried three recipes so far.


  •   Pressure valve When the food is ready, you will have to turn off the pressure valve (as shown the the below photo). It will release quite a bit of steam and sound. Don’t be shocked and be careful of the heat.

Philips Electric Pressure Cooker

The electrical pressure cooker retails at RM 499. It can be bought at most electrical stores such as Harvey Norman and ESH.

You can get more info about this machine at Philip Malaysia’s website.

If you often make food that requires a lot of time to cook over the stove, want to spend less time in the kitchen and space is not a problem, this machine might be a good investment.

Are you considering buying this machine or have you already got one? Share with us how you like it or any recipes you’ve tried.


DISCLOSURE: The product is a prize won at Philip’s media event.

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6 Responses to “PRODUCT REVIEW: Philips Electric Pressure Cooker HD 2136/ 2139”

  1. MRL Cybertec Corp.
    June 10, 2014 at 10:18 am #

    Hi! I would like to inquire about the Philips Pressure Cooker Digital interms of the temperature of Pressure if it can be set on a 125c or 110c and a time of 30 mins or 15 mins.

    your reply is highly appreciated.

    you can also contact me through my mobile number +639175762144 /+ 639328882780 or Email me at [email protected]


    Michael L. King
    Product Specialist
    MRL Cybertec corp.

  2. Sue Tay
    June 24, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Hi! I’ve always wanted a pressure cooker and eventually bought a cheap one for AUD55 (About RM150), not electrical. I got a Crofton one which probably isn’t a well-known brand: never heard of it and was really sceptical. I’ve been using it a lot since my purchase; more than 5 times in about 2 weeks. So far so good!! Perfect for boiling meat on the bone such as ribs and drumsticks, certainly shortens the time! The one I bought comes with a recipe book but its all western soups and dishes!

  3. Sara
    July 2, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Pressure cooker is amazing! Wouldn’t mind western soup and dishes :)

    October 8, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    Pretty! This was a really wonderful article. Thanks for supplying these details.

  5. Philip
    November 22, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    Saw in YouTube an older Philips pressure cooker in the Middle East that allows controls of pressure, temperature and time. Not sure where to get one. Ask Philips company


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