Info for IP Beginners

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So, you bought an Instant Pot…now what!?

Don’t be afraid of it…it’s not going to explode!
Electric pressure cookers are much safer to use than the old
stovetop cookers that you probably heard horror stories about.
The Instant Pot has 10 Proven Safety Mechanisms.

First Step…READ THE MANUAL.
I know it sounds boring, but please do it anyway.
Taking the time to learn the basics will prevent frustration later on.
You don’t have to memorize everything, but at least give it a quick read.
If you run into a problem later you’ll remember that the manual addressed
that issue and then you can go back & read it more thoroughly.
Some manuals may not show the design change for the Anti-Block Shield.
Please see photo below that shows the 2 different types of shields:

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Second Step…do the “Initial Test Run” (aka: “Water Test”).
It will give you a better understanding of how the Instant Pot works
& will help to ease any fear you might have about using it.

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Now you’re ready to cook!
You can start with something easy like hard boiled eggs,
or you can jump right in with a more complicated recipe.
Start with what you’re comfortable with & progress from there.
Either way, it’s best to start with recipes written specifically for
the Instant Pot until you fully understand how to use it.

Cook times can be tricky when starting out. It’s best to err on the side of
under cooking. If not done when you open the pot just close it back up &
add a little more time. Keep notes for the next time you cook that recipe.

Don’t get frustrated if something doesn’t come out perfect.
With a little practice you’ll have your favorite dishes perfected.
Have fun learning!

HELPFUL LINKS FOR INSTANT POT BEGINNERS:

Instant Pot Help Videos

VIDEO: Instant Pot Water Test

Water Test: Step-by-Step & Video

VIDEO: Closing the Instant Pot Lid

VIDEO: Cleaning the Instant Pot Lid

VIDEO: Attaching the Condensation Cup

VIDEO: Removing the Oval Anti-Block Shield

VIDEO: Removing the Round Anti-Block Shield

VIDEO: Natural Release vs Quick Release

Beginners Quick Start Guide

Questions After Your Purchase

Instant Pot Specifications & Manuals

New Features Instant Pot Duo Version 2

Pressure Cooking Time Chart

Instant Pot Terminology

Which Instant Pot Button to Use (1)

Which Instant Pot Buttons to Use (2)

Quick or Natural Pressure Release

Should I Cancel “Keep Warm” for a NPR?

How to Get a Pan Out Of the Pressure Cooker

Pot-in-Pot Cooking

Instant Pot Accessories

Pressure Cooker Cookbooks

60 EASY Pressure Cooker Recipes

Pressure Cooker One Pot Meals

Instant Pot Recipes & Info

Instant Pot Community on Facebook

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2 thoughts on “Info for IP Beginners

  1. I think I broken my lid. A small cylinder came out of the lid and now won’t stay in when I turn the lid upside down. Is there supposed to be a screw or something?

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