The Instant Pot Float Valve

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The float valve is the red or silver pin in the lid of the Instant Pot.
There are different styles of float valves for different models
& sizes of Instant Pots. Here are what some of them look like:
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It’s very important to pay attention to whether the float valve is in the
Up or Down position. It indicates whether your pot is pressurized or not.
-When UP the pot is PRESSURIZED.
-When DOWN the pot is NOT PRESSURIZED.

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To see what your float valve looks like in both the Up & Down positions
press up on the float valve on the inside of the lid while looking at the
pin on the outside of the lid, then let it drop down. Some pins come
up further than others so it’s important to know what your specific one
looks like in both positions.

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HOW IT WORKS:
When pressure builds in the pot it pushes the float valve up.
There is a small silicone cap on the end of the float valve on the inside
of the lid. The cap holds the float valve on & also seals the hole shut
when the float valve rises, which stops the steam from coming out of it.
When the float valve rises it also engages the lid locking pin & the lid
will lock as a safety feature.

The float valve will drop down when the pressure drops & the lid will unlock.
At this point the lid will open easily.  NEVER FORCE THE LID OFF.

This page has excellent info on the different pressure release methods:
http://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/pressure-release-natural-quick-release/

IF FLOAT VALVE STICKS IN UP POSITION AFTER RELEASING PRESSURE:
Occasionally food may stick to the float valve causing it to get stuck in the
UP position instead of dropping down when the pressure is released.

If you have turned the steam release handle to the Venting position &
steam is no longer coming out, but the float doesn’t drop down, it is
probably stuck. Wait a couple minutes & then gently tap the float valve
with the handle of a wooden spoon, chopstick, etc. and it should drop down.

Be sure to take the float valve out of the lid & wash it well if this happens.
It’s also a good idea to remove the float valve & wash it every once in awhile
to prevent it from getting gunked up & sticking.

TO CLEAN THE FLOAT VALVE:
-Remove the silicone cap off the end that’s inside the lid.
-Wash the float valve & the cap in warm soapy water.
-Put float valve back in the lid & attach the silicone cap.

IF THE COUNTER STARTS AND THE FLOAT VALVE IS STILL DOWN:
On some models instead of getting a Burn Message the timer on
the pot will start counting down without the pot pressurizing.
If your pot does this it’s the equivalent of a Burn Message.

This page has info on what to do to resolve a BURN issue:
https://www.paintthekitchenred.com/instant-pot-burn-message/

TROUBLE SHOOTING WHEN YOUR FLOAT VALVE WON’T RISE:
If your float valve doesn’t pop up it means the pot didn’t pressurize,
and there are several reasons this can happen. It could be recipe related
(like not enough thin liquid); operator error (like forgetting to put put
the steam release in the Sealing position); or it could just be that you
need to wait longer. Some things will take longer to pressurize, like
a full pot of soup.
This page goes over all the reasons:
https://www.paintthekitchenred.com/16-reasons-why-instant-pot-not-sealing/

 

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Stew Meat Recipes

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Pressure Cooker Recipes for Stew Meat:

Soup:

Beef Barley Soup-Framed Cooks

Beef Barley Soup-Little Spice Jar

Beef & Barley Soup-Cheese Slave

Vegetable Beef Soup-Aileen Cooks

Beef & Wheat Berry Soup-Foodess

Vegetable Beef Soup-Savory Tooth

Beef Pot Pie Soup-The Typical Mom

Beef Barley Soup-Flour On My Face

Beef & Barley Soup-Munchkin Time

Beef Barley Soup-The Perfect Pantry

Paleo Beef Soup-From Pasta to Paleo

Beef Stroganoff Soup-Instant Pot Cooking

Vegetable Beef Soup-Delicious Little Bites

Skinny Steak/Beef Soup-Sweet C’s Designs

Beef Stroganoff Soup-Creme De La Crumb

Beef & Barley Soup w/Pistou-Mom’s Dinner

Beef Barley & Mushroom Soup-Yay! For Food

Beef Enchilada Soup-Empowering Nourishment

Grammas Beef Barley Soup-The Farmwife Cooks

Beef Barley Vegetable Soup-Simply Happy Foodie

Healthy Beef Barley Soup-The Clean Eating Couple

Beef and Barley Soup-Make the Best of Everything

Old Fashioned Beef & Vegetable Soup-Berry & Maple

Beef & Barley Soup-365 Days of Slow+Pressure Cooking

Beef Stroganoff:

Beef Stroganoff-Chop Secrets

Beef Stroganoff-Bacon is Magic

Beef Stroganoff-Damn Delicious

Beef Stroganoff-Eat. Drink. Love.

Beef Stroganoff-Little Sweet Baker

Beef Stroganoff-Platings + Pairings

Beef Stroganoff-Your Homebased Mom

Beef Stroganoff -Pressure Luck Cooking

Beef Stroganoff-I Don’t Have Time For That

Ultimate Beef Stroganoff-Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Beef Stroganoff-365 Days of Slow+Pressure Cooking

Beef Stroganoff (Paleo, Dairy-Free, Whole30)-Wholesomelicious

Goulash:

Goulash-Delicious Meets Healthy

Hungarian Goulash-Eating European

Paleo Hungarian Goulash-Perry’s Plate

Hungarian Goulash-Commando Kitchen

Hungarian Beef Goulash-MyGourmetConnection

Korean Beef:

Korean Beef-Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Korean Beef Bowls-Little Spice Jar

Korean Beef-Paint The Kitchen Red

Korean Beef-Lemon Lavender Love

Korean Beef & Brown Rice-Inquiring Chef

Chili:

Beef & Bean Chili-My Recipes

Spicy Carob Beef Chili-Whole30

Almost Texan Chili-Cook Smarts

Texas Style Chili-From Pasta to Paleo

Three Bean Chili-Butter Basil and Breadcrumbs

Curry:

Beef Masala Curry-Gastro Senses

Bombay Beef Curry-Slimming Eats

Red Curry Beef-The Yum Yum Factor

Thai Massaman Curry-Paint The Kitchen Red

Beef Tips:

Beef Tips-My Creative Manner

Red Wine Beef Tips-Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish

Beef Tips w/Noodles-Simple Pressure Cooker Meals

Carne Guisada:

Carne Guisada-My Heart Beets

Carne Guisadsa-Genene Abraham

Carne Guisada-Lemon Lavender Love

Beef Bourguignon:

Beef Bourguignon-Sofab Food

Bourbon Beef Bourgiugnon-My Modern Cookery

Best Beef Bourguignon-The View from Great Island

Low-Carb Beef Bourguignon Stew-Simply So Healthy

Stew:

Beef Stew-Damn Delicious

Irish Stew-Plated Cravings

Beef Stew-The Foodie Eats

Keto Beef Stew-Real Balanced

Instant Stew-The Domestic Man

Beef & Barley Stew-Mom’s Dinner

Beef & Barley Stew-Foody Schmoody

Beef & Sweet Potato Stew-$5 Dinners

4 Bean Beef Stew-Homemade Food Junkie

Honey Balsamic Beef Stew-The Recipe Rebel

Beef Stew w/Bacon & Mushrooms-Low Carb with Jennifer

Stew (Veggies Added Later):

Beef Stew-Rich Lum

Beef Stew-Instant Loss

Beef Stew-Joyful Abode

Beef Stew-A Bountiful Kitchen

Guinness Beef Stew-Kara Lydon

Guiness Beef Stew-Coco Morante

Lazy Day Beef Stew-Ruth McCusker

Perfect Beef Stew-Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Rosemary Beef Stew-The Buttered Home

Irish Guinness Beef Stew-How to Feed a Loon

Beef & Wild Mushroom Stew-Pressure Cooking Today

Cheater Beef Stew-365 Days of Slow+Pressure Cooking

Beef & Beer Stew w/Noodles-I Don’t Have Time For That

Misc:

Teriyaki Beef-Lisa G Cooks

Kerala Beef Fry-My Heart Beets

Beef Stew Pasta-Go Go Go Gourmet

Chop Suey-Eat Something Delicious

Beef Pot Pie-Favorite Family Recipes

Beef & Dumplings-Mama Needs Cake

Chile Colorado-Lemon Lavender Love

Balsamic Braised Beef-Slimming Eats

Beef Stewed w/Soy Bean Paste-Chew On

Beef Steak Kabobs-Adventures of a Nurse

Russian Garlicky Beef & Rice-Chop Secrets

Beef & Vegetable Casserole-Slimming Eats

Red Wine Beef w/Mushroom Gravy-Rich Lum

Shredded Beef Tacos w/Black Beans-Lisa G Cooks

Beef & Gravy-365 Days of Slow+Pressure Cooking

Sesame Beef w/Zucchini-365 Days of Slow+Pressure Cooking




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