We can admit, we sort of treated our new Instant Pot like my firstborn child. The love at first sight, can’t take my eyes off of you, the doting, the nurturing. You know the whole nine yards of something new and exciting in your life 🙂 On a more serious note today I am going to share with you how to clean the crud in your pressure cooker.

Down To Business – Clean The Crud in Your Pressure Cooker

Let’s get down to business because we have used my pressure cooker so much in the past month and a half, the stainless steel bowl, after regular washing, was still leaving a bit of residue and yuck on the sides. I typically can de-glaze the pot after each use with just a splash of wine and a quick hit of the saute button and that lifts up anything that may have stuck to the bottom of the pot.

But That’s Not All

Another element of the pot that gets cruddy is along the rim. Simply use a craft sponge brush or the Magic Eraser with a little soapy warm water, and go right along the edge, then dry with your dishtowel. It’s like magic.

What You Need to Clean The Crud in Your Pressure Cooker

    • A scrubbing pad
    • water
    • vinegar
    • baking soda
    • Dawn dish soap (You can use others, but this one works best, in my opinion)
    • Magic Eraser (This is a brand name for a melamine foam scrubber)

This was an easy clean that I tried just on a whim.

  1. I filled my stainless steel inner pot to the water level allowed per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  2. I added one cup of vinegar and one cup of baking soda.
  3. Set the pot to manual and let the timer run, when finished, allow for natural release. The manual time was 15 minutes.
  4. Once the pot was finished releasing, I removed the inner pot and used a squirt of dawn dish soap to the bowl, and swished it around with a scrubbing pad.
  5. Then used half of a Magic Eraser, and it was like true magic. Be sure to rinse well with warm water and dry before putting it back into the cooker.

The inner pot was sparkling like a diamond!

I’m happy with the results and my baby looks like a fresh newborn once again.

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How to Clean the Crud in Your Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot / Multi-cooker

How to clean your Instant Pot stainless steel inner bowl and along the outter edge of the Instant Pot
Clean that Crud!

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