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How to Clean the Instant Pot - tips and tricks to clean your Instant Pot - DontMesswithMama.com
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Instant Pot Cleaning

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 1 pot
Author: Don't Mess With Mama


How to Clean Your Instant Pot Before the First Use

  • If it's your first time using your Instant Pot, make sure you clean it thoroughly before cooking any food. Here are step by step directions on how to clean the Instant Pot before the first use.
  • Clean the sealing ring, lid, steam rack, and inner pot with dish soap and water, or put in the dishwasher. Allow the parts to air dry or use a towel to dry.
  • Be sure the inner pot is completely dry before turning the Instant Pot on. You don't want the inner pot to be wet on the cooking element.
  • Wipe down the inside and outside of the Instant Pot unit (with the inner pot out) with a natural household cleaner (just a spritz or two - not soaked) and a microfiber towel.
  • Put the inner pot back in. The Instant Pot is now ready for its first use.

How to Clean the Instant Pot After Each Use

  • After you have finished making your delicious Instant Pot meal that your family will love, you will want to make sure that you clean your Instant Pot properly. Here is a step-by-step guide to help make it easier.
  • Unplug your Instant Pot and make sure it’s cooled to room temperature.
  • Remove the inner pots, lids, and accessories and put them in the dishwasher.
  • Wipe the inner cooker base rim and slot using a dry cloth to prevent rusting.
  • Remove the sealing ring and anti-block shield and wash it with warm soapy water.
  • Rinse with water and wipe dry.
  • Clean the outside of the Instant Pot using a damp cloth or a sponge.
  • Make sure your steam release valve and float are free of debris.