5 ways you’re using your Instant Pot wrong

5 ways you’re using your Instant Pot wrong – CNET

Up your Insta game with these tips.

If you’re still a novice Instant Pot cook, then there may be a few key tips you’re missing that can make your life easier and your food tastier. Here are five things you may be doing wrong and how to get you on the right track.

You always leave the lid on

Not every mode on your Instant Pot needs the lid secured for proper cooking. For example, it’s perfectly OK to saute or heat up foods with the lid off. In fact, sauteing mode won’t brown and crisp your food with the lid trapping in steam. If you’re not sure if you need the lid on or off, check your recipe or manual for instructions.

You’re handwashing everything

Though you can’t submerge the main unit, the inner pot, lids and accessories are dishwasher safe. Yes, you can even put the pressure cooking lid in the dishwasher. No more handwashing for you!

You’re only using water

You probably know that you need to add at least 18 fl oz. (500 ml) of liquid for the pressure cook mode to work properly, but you don’t have to just use water. Any semi-clear liquid can be used instead. Trading out water for other liquids can add another dimension of flavor to your recipe.

Some good options are:

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Stock
  • Fruit juice
  • Vegetable juice

 

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