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  1. Jennifer, very good explanation on cleaning the instant pot. 😊
    I need to find a little brush for cleaning the top of the housing. I also like cleaning with vinegar, it’s cheap and great for getting water spots off of stainless steel.

  2. Great tips! I have a stovetop pressure cooker but it still has most of these parts and it for sure needs a good scrub down with bar keepers friend

  3. Thank you for sharing this Jenn. I have had my Insta pot for almost a year and have used it just a handful of times because I am quite intimidated about the controls. It’s not exactly user-friendly. I have managed a few good meals but not sure how I did it. I just keep hitting the buttons til I think I have it right. The booklet that came with it is useless. Would love for you to share more of your recipes.

    1. Hi there Aunt Janice! I am terrible at sharing recipes…I rarely use them, I am kind of an eyeball it and dump it in kind of cook. I will work on a round up of some great recipes though! I do think that would be helpful! Honestly as far as all the different settings go on the thing, I don’t think it really matters too much. For example, I have cooked a frozen chicken using the poultry setting and adjusting the time for the weight. It’s 10 minutes per pound for a frozen chicken. I have also just pressed pressure cook and set the time. I see absolutely no difference between the two settings. I think companies just add a lot of different “features” to make it sound like it can do more!

  4. Great post. ❤️ I actually purchased colored rings that makes it a little easy to segregate foods. Before the instant pot I used an old fashion pressure cooker, the kind you put on the stove, wait for the weight to jiggle, lower the heat and set the timer. 😂 I did that for a few decades.

  5. Great post Jenn! I haven’t purchased an Insta Pot yet, but I do have an electric pressure cooker (so similar idea) and these tips and tricks are perfect!

  6. This is a wonderful post, Jenn! I STILL haven’t put my Instant Pot to good use, but not you’re really making me think about it. And at least now I know how to care for it!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

    1. Richella, thank you so much! I appreciate the feature! I will be working on a round up of good IP recipes, maybe that will help you to get started!

  7. I’ve had my Instant Pot for more than a year and I’ve never cleaned a couple of these things. Thanks for the information! I found your post featured over at Imparting Grace.

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