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Don't Miss Out on These Instant Pot Tips & Tricks

You've just invested in your first Instant Pot, but now what? Whether you consider yourself a culinary queen or a budding beginner, our editors have put together tips and tricks to make utilizing your handy Instant Pot a total cinch. Bonus: You'll also find out how you can save $15 on an Instant Pot today!

Save time on day-to-day meal prep and ensure your savory and sweet dishes alike are cooked to perfection time and time again with a gadget that does all the hard work for you. Get ready to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner in an instant (pun seriously intended) leaving you more time to enjoy with your family and friends.

Care & Keeping

Priority number one: Making sure your Instant Pot stays clean and sanitary for each meal you plan to prepare. We've got quick and easy tips for cleaning and handling your brand new Instant Pot—and believe us, it's so simple. First, before you start washing let your pressure cooker completely cool down. Once you're comfortable handling the appliance, take a damp cloth to wipe down the outside. Pro tip: Be careful not to get the outside too wet! Next, to dig deep into those nooks and crannies, take a toothbrush to get to those hard-to-reach areas and gently clean out the interior/exterior of the pot. These steps will make sure your Instant Pot stays shining bright and clean for years to come.


Another tip for keeping your pressure cooker running like new is to always check the silicone sealing rings for residue after each use. This essential piece ensures you have the proper seal to prepare a scrumptious meal. A few other parts to watch carefully over time include: the steam release handle, float valve, and anti-block shield. Unscrew and carefully clean these pieces with a damp cloth to keep them squeaky clean. Finally, to keep the inner pot looking new, scrub it down by hand or simply place it in the dishwasher—just another reason why the Instant Pot is the perfect gadget for those hassle-free meals.

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Recipes To Make Your Stomach Grow Fonder

Feeling stuck in the same weekly meal routine? Switch things up by utilizing your Instant Pot to try adventurous new meals for family get-togethers. If you're in need of some dinner inspiration, head to Instant Pot's official website where you'll find tasty recipes curated especially for your new appliance. Or, if you'd like to hear from our experts, head on over to Better Homes & Gardens and check out the variety of recipes that can be added to your Instant Pot cookbook. From beer-soaked brisket sandwiches to short rib goulash, your family dinners are about to turn into five-star meals in a matter of minutes! Get creative with your cooking when you purchase an Instant Pot for your family. This appliance is a multi-functional cooker that acts as an all-in-one slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice maker, and more. With so many options, you'll be able to dive into breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert options for your friends and family to enjoy. So what are you waiting for? Discover a recipe that's perfect for your family's lifestyle today.

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Making The Time

We've all heard the buzz about how speedy the Instant Pot really is, but can it be true? Spoiler alert, it is! Treating yourself to an Instant Pot will cut your time in the kitchen and overall time to make a meal. For a dinner that can take almost 5-6 hours to simmer in your slow cooker, the Instant Pot can turn it around in an astounding 15-30 minutes. Before preparing your meal, take a look at the suggested cooking times to plan ahead. Instant Pot's cooking time table is a comprehensive chart that shows recommended heating times for fresh and frozen meals. Whether you're cooking up some fresh veggies or yummy protein, these helpful time suggestions will assist you in preparing a delicious meal each time you pop open your Instant Pot. Don't be surprised if you find yourself falling into the Instant Pot craze after your first few times using this fascinating gadget!

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