So What Can t My Instant Pot Do


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How to Use an Instant Pot Instant Pot 101 Beginner? Start HERE!

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26 Things to NEVER DO with your Instant Pot! Instant Pot Tips for Beginners

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9 Instant Pot DON’TS! Tip Tuesday

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10 Things to NEVER TO DO With Your Instant Pot Instant Pot Tips

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13 Reasons Why Your Instant Pot Won’t Work or Pressurize Problems: Float Valve, Sealing Ring

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HELP! MY Instant Pot Won’t Seal!

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MY INSTANT POT CAN’T HOST A DINNER PARTY Unless you’re just serving stew as the main event, most Instant Pot recipes aren’t enough to constitute a full meal suited to entertaining guests. The machine is sort of a one-trick pony in that you’ll likely use it to make meat or beans or potatoes, but not all three in the same evening. Possible Reason: C5 – Temperature is too high because inner pot is not placed in the cooker base | Solution: Press Cancel and wait for heating element to cool; ensure there are no foreign objects in cooker base; insert or reposition inner pot in cooker base and re-enter commands. • Frying – Instant Pots also don’t fry things (or “air fry” like a convection oven or Air Fryer would). They don’t turn fries into crunchy-outside, fluffy-inside friends for your burgers, and they aren’t going to crisp up breaded chicken fingers or broil a crispy, golden topping for your casserole.

The one downfall of the Instant Pot that I’ve encountered is that the silicone sealing ring absorbs all the smells you are cooking. No one wants curry mixed with their applesauce. You can buy new ones, or just soak it in a combination of vinegar and hot water or baking soda and hot water. 4. Yes, your Instant Pot can do that too!

This pressure cooker can make a fruit compote if you’re feeling something sweet, and salsa if you’re feeling a little spicy. Not only will homemade condiments taste better, but they’ll also be far more fresh than anything you can get in. So you got an Instant Pot and now you’re wondering if you really need all those accessories people are talking about.. Like the Bundt pan or the stackable pans*. *Use code 10OFF4WARDEE to get 10% OFF these stackable pans from seller Me’n Lily..

Well, those are fun and I have quite a few of them but do you really need them? Not really. A lot of us are on a. All parts of the Instant Pot® with the exception of the cooker base are dishwasher safe.

This includes the stainless steel inner pot, the lid, the sealing ring, and the steam rack. The cooker base must be kept dry, and can be wiped down with a damp cloth when necessary. The anti-block shield should be washed after each use and re-installed. Not all recipes call for the use of a trivet.

If you are cooking meat or a casserole, you don’t need one, but if you do use your pressure cooker a lot, you might find that a trivet or something that you can use as a trivet is a handy option. Cooking cakes. Make sure to read our posts on how to do Instant Pot water test, what happens if you had Instant Pot burn message, check out our Instant Pot 101 series, learn about the accessories you can get for your new pressure cooker, and get inspired by the recipes below. My recipes are only tested in a 6 quart and 8 quart Instant Pot. I can’t say for sure whether they would work in a 3 quart.

You might try searching for recipes specific to the 3 quart, or it may be possible to scale some of the recipes down. HUGH SMITH —.

List of related literature:

When you press Cancel, the Instant Pot goes into standby mode.

“Keto Instant Pot: 130+ Healthy Low-Carb Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker” by Maria Emmerich
from Keto Instant Pot: 130+ Healthy Low-Carb Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker
by Maria Emmerich
Victory Belt Publishing, 2018

With this type of SmartPot, if you want to cook for periods of time that differ from the automated setting (for example, less time on LOW or a longer time on HIGH), you’ll have to be there to turn the pot off or on.

“Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook” by Beth Hensperger, Julie Kaufmann
from Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook
by Beth Hensperger, Julie Kaufmann
Harvard Common Press, 2004

Turn off Instant Pot.

“The Filipino Instant Pot Cookbook: Classic and Modern Filipino Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker” by Tisha Gonda Domingo, Jorell Domingo, Jeannie E. Celestial, Art Swenson, Romeo Roque-Nido, Jaymar Cabebe, Dianne Que, Nancy Cho
from The Filipino Instant Pot Cookbook: Classic and Modern Filipino Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker
by Tisha Gonda Domingo, Jorell Domingo, et. al.
Rocketships & Wonderment, 2020

Automatic percolators can be set to the desired length of percolating time, thus eliminating the need for careful timing during brewing.

“Nutrition and Dietetics' 2007 Ed.2007 Edition” by Mcwilliams, Margaret
from Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2007 Ed.2007 Edition
by Mcwilliams, Margaret
Rex Bookstore, Inc.,

Any mistake makes delay in the rate of pot stabilizing and may make pots out of control.

“Light Metals 2018” by Olivier Martin
from Light Metals 2018
by Olivier Martin
Springer International Publishing, 2018

Instant Pot—The Instant Pot is fairly new on the scene, but the pressure cooker concept isn’t new.

“Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-Carb Lifestyle” by Natasha Newton
from Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-Carb Lifestyle
by Natasha Newton
Victory Belt Publishing, 2018

Lower the heat to medium or low on the stovetop cooker (the electric cooker will do this automatically), and wait 5 minutes to see if the pot maintains pressure.

“Vegan Under Pressure” by Jill Nussinow
from Vegan Under Pressure
by Jill Nussinow
HMH Books, 2016

You can also look into other options, like Instant Pot brand’s IP-DUO or IP-LUX options (which have 18/8 stainlesssteel bowls and pots and can be used to slow cook like a Crock-Pot; to brown, steam, or sauté; or to pressure cook).

“Loving Yourself to Great Health” by Louise Hay, Ahlea Khadro, Heather Dane
from Loving Yourself to Great Health
by Louise Hay, Ahlea Khadro, Heather Dane
Hay House, 2014

Your choices are to disable Instant On (enabled by default) or to modify the length of a small prebuffer delay.

“QuickTime for the Web: For Windows and Macintosh” by Steven Gulie
from QuickTime for the Web: For Windows and Macintosh
by Steven Gulie
Elsevier Science, 2003

(An Instant Pot is one example of a multicooker that can act as a pressure cooker, as well as a slow cooker, rice cooker, and more.)

“Keto Quick Start: A Beginner's Guide to a Whole-Foods Ketogenic Diet with More Than 100 Recipes” by Diane Sanfilippo
from Keto Quick Start: A Beginner’s Guide to a Whole-Foods Ketogenic Diet with More Than 100 Recipes
by Diane Sanfilippo
Victory Belt Publishing, 2019

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  • Turns out my problem was I turned the top too much to close. Sounds crazy. I turned it back just a tiny bit and all of a sudden it pressurized.

  • Your instructions in

    And info was so helpful the ring wasnt sealed correctly it releaaesd and evaporated all the liquid then the burn message came on so thabks for thr help

  • I am having a problem with my instant pot. I’ve had it for about two years and it’s been great but lately I noticed that it isn’t cooking as well. For instance I used to be able to hard boil eggs at six minutes high and six minutes natural release. And they were just perfect. Then I tried them again at six minutes and they were not hard boiled. Next batch I increased to seven minutes and they were just barely hard boiled. It’s disappointing when you want hard-boiled eggs when you do a batch, you take them out and they’re not hard cooked. You can’t put them back in at that stage. Do you have any suggestions as to why my eggs aren’t cooking as well as they used to be? Do I need a new seal?

  • Hey, I need your help. I have the same instant pot you do. We have been using our instant pot for just over a year and it’s been working fine. All of a sudden it’s acting up. We put chicken in there with enough water as usual. Plug it in, put the knob to seal, click poultry and set it to 35 min as we have done successfully before. It goes to on. About 20 minutes later the valve goes up to show it’s pressurized but the pot won’t start the time and out of the seal valve steam is coming out as if it is partially venting but it’s in the seal position and the time does not go on. I’ve watched a few videos and replaced the ring as one of the suggestions. Also cleaned the pot and lid thoroughly as well. Thought I was in the clear but same thing is happening. Any and all suggestions are appreciated. Would hate to throw the pot out. Thanks

  • Good tips thank you. I realize now the last two recipes I tried making where it would not seal is because I did not have enough liquid in the bottom!

  • Thanks for the video! After staring at mine for weeks, almost terrified of the thing, I put on my riot gear and went in…����lol
    Now I love the thing! Thanks again!

  • I am having problems with the floating valve that does not close completely. I realize because after a certain time the house starts to smell like stew and then I have to take a knife and pull the valve so that it closes well. What could be happening?

    My Instant Pot is new.

  • Hello,
    Mine won’t cook longer then 5 minutes without the Safety Warning Check Lid comes on. I called customer service to see if they can help me trouble shoot it but they said it should work. I keep trying to troubleshoot it myself starting it over. I’ve done it like 10 times and it keeps doing the same thing so I don’t know what to do. Is there anything you can Suggest. Also it’s sealed and not leaking. It cooks fine for 5 minutes then the lid code comes on and beeps.

  • thx for this video I had just bought one and steam was escaping from the release valve then went away after the time started like you said but the instructions said if any steam is escaping longer than 3 minutes then turn off the unit cuz something is wrong anyhow ur vid was helpful and had some good tips have a wonderful day.

  • I made a thick Chile sauce which included 2 cans of condensed tomato soup and one cup of water so there should have been plenty of liquid but I could not get my 6 qt. IP to seal, steam kept coming out of the little valve (not the venting valve or pressure release valve that you turn to release the pressure but the one in the hole beside it. I took the top off 3 times, cleaned it and made sure the valves in the lid were free (cleaned them too and check the little silicone ring on the sealing valve) and I removed the pressure release knob which you should be able to blow thru once the knob is off to see if it is clear. So I left the sauce, meat, etc. boil for 25 minutes until it was done right in the instant pot with the lid on. After I bagged my sauce for freezing, I did the steam test which is 2 minutes on manual and two or three cups of water, push the steam button and it sealed perfectly and worked just fine. So I surmise the sauce was a bit thick for it but I don’t like watery Chili sauce. Do you have suggestions or what is your opinion?………. Also I found once I take the lid off perhaps to check if something is done, I have to run the lid under cold water just for a few minutes or I can’t get the lid back on because the seal ring will not stay in place….. I’ve had my IP for eight months now, but it never ceases to surprise me…….. BTW I subscribed to your channel today 6/15/2018…… That was also a good video on the cooking frozen ground meat. I basically knew that from watching Nili’s channel, but her channel is starting to turn into a family show going shopping for groceries, etc. While her kids are cute, she just had another baby to make 5 kids, I’m more interesting in feeding myself and doing it as easy as possible. I am almost 65, live fairly comfortably on SSDI, alone (18 years now) with my Cat Shyann 3 years old, so I’m always making food and freezing it, example my Chili sauce, LOL…. My IP has become a great source for re-heating foods after thawing them out because it cooks with steam and heats your food hot without drying it out + I don’t have to stand there and watch it. When I first got my IP I watched a lot of videos, and that is how I learned to use mine, and probably the reason I purchased mine as I’m always watching videos and the menu to the right of the video, which is always catching my eye, that is how I found your channel as well. I started out watching trucking videos as they are my favorite. However, I digress, I wanted to see if your tip for cooking ground beef frozen in the instant pot was close to Nili’s, which it was (you must have been live when that video was made). Nili needed 30 minutes for two packs of grass fed ground beef because at 25 minutes it was not done. For me, at 25 minutes, and a bit raw but thawed, I’d of simply used the sauté function and browned it a little bit, best of both worlds in my opinion. Soon I’m going to steam corn on the cob for 2 minutes, cut it off the cob, then freeze it flat so I can break off a portion for reheating using a freezer bag. Six ears of farm fresh corn for $2.00 had to buy it, LoL. …..BTW, the second 1lbs of ground meat I purchased was packed in that Styrofoam tray, I simply wrapped it up in freezer paper never giving it a thought about that paper stuff on the bottom. But I think if I run it under hot water a bit, that paper stuff will peel off, and I’ll remember not to do that again LOL, so good tip there. I wish you good luck and I hope to see your channel grow in the future. (I’m Pete).

  • Thank you for this video. I think I might have fixed my problem, since I cleaned all the little parts, and around where the lid sits. That part does accumulate bits! I cleaned it all out and am trying rice now. The weird thing about tonight’s chicken recipe was that not only did it not achieve pressure, it started the cooking countdown without the pressure!

  • I am in the UK and was over the moon when I was able to buy and Instant pot that up until last year we couldn’t get over here. I have had no problems up until today. I put a joint of port in on slow cook. It came up 2 and a half hours, however, I added another hour to it and also more on top. However, when I went to dish it up, it did not appear to be cooked. I set it on an hour pressure on top and when I just took it out to dish up found it was still raw in the middle. Not sure why this is I have cooked pork before and it as been OK. This time it has been over 3 hours on slow cook another hour on pressure and still not done even though it appears to be working.

  • I’ve done it all nothing works. Don’t waste your money!!! I hate the thing and never had any problem with my other one by Wolfgang Puck. Sad so many complaints

  • I sautéd a 2.5 lbs pork roast in flour, removed it put in raised trivet. Mixd.87 oz pork gravy &.87 beef stew mix with left over flour from sautéed p/r & 32 oz of veg. Broth. Wisked well put p/r back in pot & vegies potatoes carrots celery. Set to cook 30 min. After natural venting for 45 min. The veggies were raw the roast was 167 degrees. I removed roast is was still seeping bloody fluid even @ 167 degrees. After futher investigation.the bottom of pot was burned. The burn indicator never came on. My guess ifs not enough water or broth. What say u. Reggie Smith love ur showes!����

    0:48 (1) Not Sealing
    1:09 (2) Sealing Ring should be SNUG
    1:29 (3) Missing Sealing Ring
    1:50 (4) Liquid
    2:09 (5) Scorched Food
    2:30 (6) Sealing Ring Buildup
    2:43 (7) Sealing Ring is Damaged
    3:00 (8) Pushing Timer (if has Timer button)
    3:17 (9) Dirty where Lid goes on
    3:41 (10) Dirty Float Valve
    4:40 (11) No Liquid when using Freezer Meals
    5:27 (12) Too Much Liquid
    5:55 (13) Check the Plug

  • My pot won’t get hot on the sauté mode. Even before I try to pressurize. The heating element isn’t working. It’s less than 2 years old, Any ideas?