How to Clean Your Instant Pot – The Right Way!
Today, I am sharing How to Clean Your Instant Pot – The Right Way! If you’ve been with me awhile, you know that when it comes to the Instant Pot, I like to do a lot of research before I make a recipe in it. So when it came time to clean it, things were no different. I did my research, and now I’m sharing all the little tips and tricks—plus the “do’s and don’ts”—to make cleaning your Instant Pot a breeze!
Can I Use Dish Soap in My Instant Pot?
When it comes to washing out your Instant Pot liner, your lid, or your sealing ring, yes, you can certainly use dish soap. But if you decide to do a deep steam clean under pressure, then dish soap is best avoided.
But doesn’t the soapy water clean the sealing valve during the quick release? Well, maybe, but there’s more chance of clogging your valve with the soapy foam that is created under pressure. The better solution? Stick with only white vinegar as I demonstrate in my How to Clean Your Instant Pot video. The vinegar will clean the liner beautifully, and with the quick release of pressure, it will clean your sealing valve too!
What About Baking Soda in My Instant Pot?
As with dish soap, baking soda is best avoided when cleaning your Instant Pot under pressure—especially if you mix the baking soda with vinegar! Just like with the dish soap, baking soda creates a foamy mixture under pressure, that upon quick release, may only serve to clog your sealing valve, rather than clean it.
Let’s Start Cleaning!
Be sure to watch my video where I walk you through the step-by-step process for a basic cleaning of your Instant Pot, as well as a deep cleaning under pressure. You’ll be amazed at the results. There will be no more stuck-on food, no more hard water stains, and no more blue tinge that some of you have noticed developing on the interior of your liner. Your Instant Pot will look as shiny and clean as the day you took it out of the box!
More Instant Pot Videos
Now that you have a clean Instant Pot, use it to make these foolproof Instant Pot recipes…Including How to Cook a Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot – The Right Way! And then with the leftover chicken carcass, you can make Chicken Bone Broth in 2 hours in your Instant Pot!
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