Abbreviations & Terms used in the “Instant Pot Community” Facebook Group
IP = Instant Pot
PC = Pressure Cooker
EPC = Electric Pressure Cooker
QR = Quick Release
Open valve & release steam quickly
NR = Natural Release
Leave valve closed & allow pressure to drop on it’s own.
NPR = Natural Pressure Release
(same as Natural Release)
10 min NPR = Let pressure drop on it’s own for 10 minutes,
then open valve to release remaining steam.
HP = High Pressure
Lux, Duo, DuoPlus, Smart, Ultra, Nova, Viva, Max = Instant Pot Models
Mini = 3 quart Instant Pot
Water Test = Initial Test Run. A trial run using just water
to familiarize you with how the Instant Pot works.
Trivet = the metal rack that goes in the bottom
of your pot to keep food out of the liquid.
Seal / Ring = Silicone sealing ring for lid.
Pin = Float Valve. Silver or Red (8qt) pin in lid
that pops up when the pot pressurizes.
Handle / Vent / Knob = Steam Release. Handle on
lid that you turn to either Sealing or Venting.
Shield = Anti-Block Shield. Metal cover over the
steam release valve (inside the lid).
Condensation Collector = Plastic cup that attaches to the back
of the pot to collect liquid that drains from the rim of the pot.
Not all models come with a condensation collector.
PIP = Pot In Pot. Food is put in pan/bowl
before putting in Instant Pot.
Sling = Aluminum foil strip used to remove
pans when using the Pot-In-Pot method.
Deglaze = Add liquid to pot after you saute & scrape
all the food bits off the bottom of the pot.
HBE = Hard Boiled Egg
6-6-6 = method for cooking hard boiled eggs.
6 minute cook time-6 minute natural pressure
release-6 minutes in ice bath.
Fat Daddio = Brand name for springform & push pans.
Grifiti Bands/Big Ass Bands = Brand of large rubber bands
used to remove pans when using Pot-In-Pot method.
Nut Bag = Reusable Nylon mesh bag for straining yogurt.
Pothead = Instant Pot user