8. Cleaning the Instant Pot
Cleaning up is a breeze with your Instant Pot. After each use, your inner pot and lid can be run through the dishwasher. Purchase an extra inner pot and you will be able to quickly use your Instant Pot to cook multiple foods consecutively. The Instant Pot company recommends placing small parts like the steam release valves and float valve into a mesh dishwasher bag for cleaning. These parts and the sealing ring are safe to wash on the top rack of your dishwasher after every few uses.
7. Cooking Frozen Food
There is no need to thaw your food before cooking when using the Instant Pot. It is no longer a problem to arrive home from work and realize you have nothing thawed for dinner. Place frozen ingredients directly in your pressure cooker, and you will have a hot meal before you know it. Check out these recipes for delicious Instant Pot meals at the Food Network.
6. Sauteing Food
You may wonder when to use the saute setting on your Instant Pot. This setting on your appliance means you can sear meat and saute veggies. The added bonus is that you can do this in the very same pot you will be using to pressure cook them. Use the saute feature to brown your meat before pressure cooking. If you are making a soup, use this feature to saute your onions, garlic, or mushrooms before adding them to the broth. Using one pot means easier cleanup!