Using Your Instant Pot®

Mastering the Instant Pot can take some practice and a bit of know-how, but understanding these concepts will help shorten the learning curve as you’re familiarizing yourself with this amazing appliance.


Proper sealing is critical to achieving the expected results in the Instant Pot. The lid will only lock into place if the sealing ring is properly seated inside the lid. If the lid isn’t seated properly, an error message will be displayed on the LCD display. If you remove the lid to add an ingredient, and then attempt to close and lock the lid back in place when there’s still hot food in the inner pot, the pressure may still be too high and the pot may not seal. If this occurs, simply wait a few minutes for ...

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