Questions After Your Purchase Of Instant Pot

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Where can I get more recipes designed for Instant Pot?

There are many recipes on the internet created for Instant Pot specifically. Here are several sources for yummy recipes:

Recipes and Resources for your Instant Pot

Happy Pressure Cooking!!

What should I do if I have a question or if there’s something wrong with my Instant Pot and I want to make a warranty claim?

If there’s something wrong with your Instant Pot, want to make a warranty claim or simply have a question, please click on the “Support” at the top of this page and started a “ticket”. Be sure to describe the specific problem as much as possible and include your order number and get your picture.

We try to respond to all tickets within 24 hours except weekends and holidays Canada. Service is our warranty period of one year from date of purchase. Even if your Instant Pot is out of warranty, please contact us. We will try our best to solve the problem for you.

For more details about the warranty, you can go to here!

How do you call this part on the lid?

Instant Pot IP-CSG IP-LUX lid
Instant Pot IP-LUX lid

Please refer to the image for the terminology that we use to describe the parts on the lid.

Is it normal for the steam release handle to be so loose?

Absolutely!  Otherwise it could not function properly. Please see the next question for further explanation.

Why release a little steam leakage treatment?

bit processor released Instant Pot is a safety device. Like conventional pressure cooker, release the steam treatment to work simply by tapping on the pipes weight steam release. Since the contact between the handle and release the steam pipe is not completely closed, steam track can sometimes be seen in normal working conditions.

bit processor released Instant Pot has a rated pressure of 105kpa or 15.22psi. Handles release pressure steam keep working always under pressure assessment regulations.

Illustration of Instant Pot working pressure curve
Illustration of Instant Pot working pressure curve

Instant pressure sensor is at the bottom Pot under the heating element. Pressure sensors operate by measuring pressure down on it, including the weight of the food. When a small amount of food (less than 2 mark inside the pot), pressure sensors are slower than thermal shutdown. Therefore, the dynamics of heat could push up price pressures prescribed pressure, causing a small amount of leaking steam released from treatment. When heating is more momentum, the pressure will be kept in good working pressure under 105kpa (15.22psi), and only the minimum steam will come out of the handle releases steam. This is still completely safe. Please see chart illustrations of working pressure Instant Pot to understand the changes of pressure in a cooking cycle.

Normally, if the food has passed marked “3” in the pot in, there is a small amount of track just out of hand steam vapor released.

Why are slightly coming out of the float valve during startup?

When you first start pressure cooker model your IP-LUX it is normal to see “On” in the display until the pot is up to the appropriate temperature and pressure. Before working pressure achieved slightly come out you will see the float valve for perhaps 40 -70 seconds and then it will stop once the self-sealing valve float. Just then the countdown will begin on the screen. There should be very little leakage of steam after the countdown began.

You can also expect to wait 10-20 minutes once it is finished cooking to let the pressure go down, but if you’re in a hurry, you can use the handle to release steam to steam out so you can open the pot faster. Please note, this is not recommended if you are cooking food with high starch content, such as porridge, which can cause spillage.

How to depressurize Instant Pot when it ended without freeing cooking steam? And how long did the process take?

Instant Pot depressurizes dissociation by heat from the cover (in particular the metal parts). Depending on the volume of the liquid in the pot to cook, it takes 8 to 25 minutes to depressurize naturally. The more liquid content, the longer it takes. You can also place a cold, wet towel on the metal part of the pot lid to cool down. This is called the natural release of pressure cooking recipes.

quick release is released to rotate the handle slightly by hand to “vent” position to let off steam to cool quickly. quick release takes 60 ~ 90 seconds to depressurize. Please note, the quick release is not recommended if you are cooking food with high starch content, such as porridge. This can cause the food to spill out from the released steam treatment.

Why stainless steel pot in the rainbow as wound after washing?

The discoloration on stainless steel cooking pot called “rainbowing” which can be caused by exposure to high temperatures, cooking starchy food (eg rice, pasta) or even dye substances washing after hand or machine washing. This is common in all the kitchen appliances in stainless steel. It is normal and harmless. To clean the rainbow colors change, follow the instructions on eHow. Clean more suggestions from the British Stainless Steel Association.

How to use the wire rack on IP-DUO?

Using Instant Pot IP-DUO cord rack
Using Instant Pot IP-DUO cord rack

IP-DUO comes with a price, and then tied a rope to help organize silicone cord. Wires can be tied up with silicone wire tie and placed on wire racks, see the image on the right.

How to use the “fried” feature of my Instant Pot?

Former CSG models we do not have the ability to do this. However, new Instant Pot IP-LUX series browning function build-in called “fry”. It can be used to brown meat before cooking to thicken sauces or after cooking. You can choose from three set so low, medium and high by clicking the button “Adjustment”. When using the “fried” function, the cover needs to remain in the position “open”.

When the meat has reached the desired effect brown, just click “Cancel” to turn off your Instant Pot and then select the desired setting continues to cook your meals.

Our glass lids can be used with the “fried” and is available at Amazon.

How do you convert recipes based 15psi Instant Pot?

Instant Pot 11.6psi operations. How to quickly cook food depends on the cooking temperature. Pressure cooker cooking temperature is 121ºC 15psi (250 ° F), while the operating temperature of a 11.6psi Instant Pot is 117 ° C (242 ° F). This is a difference of 3.4%. We found that in many cases, recipes for 15psi pressure cooker can adapt by increasing Instant Pot cooking time by 7 ~ 15%.

Why is there sometimes rattle when using my Instant Pot?

The clicking / cracking sound in Instant Pot from the following sources can.

  1. Water or moisture in the bottom of the pot.
  2. Instant Pot power switch turns on and off the course activities.
  3. Friction between the lid and the housing is generated by the expansion and shrinking due to changes in pressure and temperature inside.
  4. Board of Directors under pressure flat flexible heating element bending under pressure (vessel is designed to pull more than 100,000 uses).
  5. Foods such as dried beans popping open during cooking.

In case number 1, please wipe dry pot inside before putting it into the shell. On the other case, rest assured that there are no safety or functional concerns. Your Instant Pot is working properly.

There Instant Pot burning food?

Short answer No, not likely. The most immediate function Pot cooking, (eg, soup, porridge, rice, meat, poultry, beans / Chili and Slow Cook) can monitor temperature to avoid burning the food. This mechanism is called “write-protected”. When high temperature (140C or 284F) was discovered at the bottom of the pot, write-protection mechanism to suspend heating to avoid burning the food. Instant Pot IP-DUO series, a warning message “ovHt” flashed on the screen.

This mechanism “write-protect” works very well, except if the food has a very high starch content. For example, if you add chili powder in your formula, powder sank to the bottom, particularly at low temperatures and can block radiators. In this particular case, we suggest you add the flour with pepper after cooking original and perhaps it cook for another five to allow the thickening of chili.

Because “saute” function at higher temperatures than other settings that we do not recommend unattended operation, just as you would not leave a saucepan on the stove without director Iron.

I could do with Instant Pot canned?

There are two kinds of canned foods: canned boiled water at 100 ° C / 212 ° F (for citrus fruits, tomatoes, pickles and jelly products) and canned pressure at 121 ° C ~ 115 / 240 ~ 250 ° F (low acid vegetables, meats and poultry). Please refer to the “USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning,” for more details.

Instant Pot can be used to boil water, canned. However, Instant Pot untested food safety in USDA canning pressures. Due to the fact that the programs of IP-CSG Instant Pot, IP and IP-DUO-LUX series are adjusted by a pressure sensor instead of a thermometer, the altitude of your location can affect actual cooking temperature. For now, we would not recommend using Instant Pot for pressure canning purposes. Please note that this adjustment to the incorrect information on our head.

Why is there water on the top groove of the Cooker?

It is normal to have some of the condensation of water in the groove on the top of the kitchen, especially during periods of cooling. This is common in all electric pressure cooker and the grooves are designed to prevent water dripping down on the table.

If you have an excessive amount of water in the trench, there are two possibilities:

  1. The sealing ring is not set correctly.
  2. The sealing ring is deformed.

Please check your washer to see if it is deformed. If so, you’ll need to replace the washers.

Once cooked, I noticed smoke and lifts the lid on the pot. What should I do to avoid that?

After cooking and cooling down, the air condenses inside Instant Pot and creating a vacuum between the lid and the pot in little. To break the vacuum, please turn the handle release steam to “vent” to air.

The loose washer when I opened the lid. Is this a problem?

The collars are made of durable silicone compounds. It can work well in frequently in 2 or 3 years. The washers expand at high temperatures which closed the gap between the lid and the inner pot. When the lid is opened after cooking, and notably the collar loose. However, after it cools down or cleaned, it will fit again. However, the porous silicone compounds and can absorb odors and discoloration. You can change the washers 6 ~ 12 months to avoid discoloration and odor.

How to remove the smell of food from the washer?

Instant Pot collars are made from silicone rubber, which is more durable than products based latex. Silicone can smell food during cooking. While many people are troubled by the characteristics of silicone and does not see the transfer of taste, some people are more sensitive to it.

To remove the smell, you can “steam clean” your Instant Pot by adding 2 cups of water or white vinegar and some chopped lemon zest, and run the program “Steam” for 2 minutes with the washers at place, then let the washer dry air. Alternatively, you can remove the washer, and place it in your dishwasher. High temperatures and strong detergents often will remove most odors; But some foods with a high acid may leave a residue. Some people have had success first round silicone soaked overnight in white vinegar or lemon juice, or, or bleach, or tomato juice, and then run it through the dishwasher. Others have found that store the ring in a plastic bag with coffee grounds or baking soda is effective, and eventually some people have found that the use of “Odor Eliminator Hunting” from a store effective sports.

Many people want a ring buffer for very aromatic foods / food spicy and mild / sweet with less odor. You should always have a second-hand washers for other reasons, such as a spare tire, as no pressure cooking can be done to prevent ring failure. You can purchase additional sealing rings in Amazon

How to clean the lid Instant Pot?

If you enable Instant Pot for natural cooling, the cap is normal and not clean, only condensation. You do not have to unplug anything to wash it, simply wipe dry with a dry cloth.

If you use quick-release (let the steam out a little hand release) or cooking food stick, you may need to remove the shield against the block (not the entire assembly release steam) to clean. After cleaning, simply hand tighten shield against mass return. You might also want to drag a bit processor and washers to clean.

Always check the float valve to ensure it can move up and down easily without clogging. You can remove the float valve by removing small silicone rubber ring to clean.

Why Instant Pot control panel looks cloudy?

There is a thin protective film on the control panel that is to be peeled off during the first use. When you peel off the thin film, the panel will become more clear and shinny.

How do I know when I should replace the inner pot or washers?

Instant Pot inner pot is made from stainless steel with 3-ply consolidated bottom-on. We do not expect any defect with the pot developed during his life under normal usage.

The sealing ring is made from silicone rubber, which is more durable than rubber. It will work 2 ~ 3` years in normal conditions. If you find cracks, leaks or deformation of the collar, you should replace it. You can find replacement sealing rings in our store.

How to cook pasta?

Please refer to the detailed instructions for cooking pasta on eHow.

How to cook slowly working? Why start cooking immediately if I set the timer to 2 hours?

Instant Pot CSG and modify the IP-IP-LUX 1 hour slow cooking show based willingness to cheat. That is, if you set a delay timer to 8 hours at 9 am, the food will be ready at 5 pm, 8 hours later. 2 versions of IP and IP-DUO-LUX changes make time slow start.

Since the pressure cooker can not be opened immediately after cooking, slow cooking to take into account the time required to depressurize. Moreover, the period before the heat depends on the amount of food and temperature of liquids and food. Because of this, slow cooking has to start and end before the allotted time. If the program is completed earlier than the stipulated time, keep warm function automatically kicks in and maintain the food ready to serve.

Due to the design review, if you set the timer to 2 hours, a number of cooking programs, such as the “Multigrain”, can begin immediately. In slow cooking time, start time depends on the specific cooking functions.

Instant Pot How often will keep food warm?

Once cooked, Instant Pot automatic keep warm function is started and lasted for up to 10 hours.

How to “Slow Cook” function work?

Slow cook function Instant Pot IP CSG slow cookers other simulation series. It can be set to 1 ~ 10 hours to cook. Operating temperature is 88-93 ° C (190-200 ° F). You need to set up vapor release handle to “vent” position for slow cooking. Otherwise, a low pressure can build up in the pot.

IP-LUX and IP-DUO series have temperature control more sophisticated, you can choose the “Less”, “normal” and “More” with the “Adjust”. These correspond to low, medium and high popularity in slow cooker. Operating temperature is 88-99 ° C (190-210 ° F), and it can be set to 1 ~ 10 hours to cook. You need to set up vapor release handle to “vent” position for slow cooking.

Instant Pot is dishwasher safe?

In the pot, steam rack, spoon & spatula comes with your Instant Pot is dishwasher safe. The lid will not be cleaned well with dishwasher, because there are units of liquid (eg water vapor release handle) and deep space (eg gaskets / gasket sealed). It is recommended to hand wash the cover.

The housing electronic components and should never be immersed in water. Doing so will damage permanently Instant Pot. The house can only be wiped clean.

Can I get a copy of which the trademark and the time table book?

All manuals in 4 languages can be found and downloaded at here!

Timetables can be downloaded on the same page, or you can click on the link called “Cooking Time” at the top of this page.

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