Regular use of your electric pressure cooker leads to dirt and grime build-up. Let TasteHaus show you how to deep clean an Instant Pot
Instant Pot cleaning hacks can be scarce. Which parts are dishwasher safe? What must be hand washed? TasteHaus has compiled a YouTube video to show you how to deep clean an Instant Pot.
How to Clean the Lid
It’s easy for an Instant Pot lid to harbor bacteria and foul an entire storage cabinet with unpleasant odors if washed improperly.
Clean your lid as follows:
- The anti-block shield looks like a thimble on the underside of the pot. Press it forward with both thumbs until it detaches.
- To the left of the anti-block shield is a rubber or silicone stopper that holds the float valve in place. Remove the rubber stopper, and pull the float valve out from the top of the lid.
- Finally, remove the sealing ring from the underside of the lid.
- Wash the shield, valve, and ring in warm, soapy water.
- With the shield, valve, and ring removed, the lid itself is now top-rack dishwasher safe.
How to Clean Instant Pot Base
The base of the Instant Pot consists of the cooker itself, the removable metal inner pot, and a wire steamer rack.
- The cooker itself is not dishwasher safe, but you can wipe down the interior and exterior with gentle soap or white vinegar.
- The inner pot and steamer rack are bottom-rack dishwasher safe.
- White vinegar will remove most discoloration in the inner pot.
- You cannot deep clean the heating element in the bottom of the Instant Pot, but you can wipe it with a damp cloth. Use baking soda on a sponge for tough grime.
How to deep clean an Instant Pot is as simple as 1-2-3: small parts, lid, and base.