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Once and For All, This Is The Most Efficient Way To Clean Your Instant Pot

January 19, 2018 by Samantha Peters
shefinds | Food

With countless glowing reviews on Amazon and beyond, Instant Pots have basically become the Louboutins of slow cookers. Beloved for their multi-functionality, these wonder machines can make everything from basic rice to gooey mac and cheese and fall-off-the-bone chicken. But while the countless meal options make cooking a breeze, you may find that the cleanup is anything but easy. Below, we’ve rounded up the most efficient way to clean your Instant pot when all that gunk and grime seems simply sigh-inducing.

For everyday cleaning 

Keep your device sparkling by doing a wash after every use.

  • Step 1: Wash the inner pot. You can throw it in the dishwasher along with your other dishes.
  • Step 2: Use a wet dishcloth to wipe down the inside and outside of the cooker as excess food is likely to build up after each use.
  • Step 3: Clean the silicone sealing ring on the inside of the lid to prevent it from absorbing food color or odor. Just like the inner pot, you can do this by placing it on the top rack of your dishwasher.
  • Step 4: Don’t neglect the inside of your lid! It’s actually one of the surfaces that gets the dirtiest while you cook, so make sure to wipe it down before storing it in your kitchen cabinet.

For a deep cleaning

If you use your Instant Pot frequently, you’ll want to give it a deep clean every few weeks to prevent stubborn food buildup, clogging, or smelliness.

  • Step 1: Start by unplugging the machine. This is always an important step, but especially before you do a deep clean!
  • Step 2: Use a damp cloth to wipe down the inside and outside of the “housing unit,” aka the main cooker of the Instant Pot.
  • Step 3: Use a small brush to clean any food residue stuck in the nooks and crannies of the bottom of your pot. An old toothbrush will do the trick.
  • Step 4: Hand wash the lid of your machine with a sponge and warm, soapy water. Let it air dry.
  • Step 5: The smaller parts of your machine will also get dirty, so this is a good time to give them some attention. First, pull straight up on the Quick Release handle to remove it. Wash it with warm, soapy water and put it back in place. Depending on the model, the piece will either pop or screw off. Wash the shield and put it back in place.
  • Step 6: You may also want to clean the condensation collection cup at the side of your Instant Pot. If so, give it a scrub down and replace it.
  • Step 7: Remove the sealing ring on the underside of the lid and clean it with warm, soapy water. If you notice any cracking or deformities, you’ll want to replace the piece immediately.

And that’s all there really is to it! For even more amazing cleaning hacks, check out Once And For All, The Right Way You Clean Your TV Screen and If You Don’t Clean Your Phone Case, You Should Probably Start.

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