Instant Love!

Getting to know your Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Open Lid

Turn counter-clockwise.

Sealing Ring

Make sure it’s snug behind the sealing ring rack. Removable and should be cleaned often.

Steam Release

Found on top of the lid. Turn handle to seal the cooker or release the trapped steam.

Close Lid Turn

Turn clockwise until the lid fins line up over the base handles.


Prevents food from clogging the steam release pipe. Removable and should be cleaned often.

Float Valve

Found on top of the lid. Drops down into the lid when the cooker has depressurized.


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3 Ways to Release Pressure

Natural Release (NR)

Pressure releases on its own over time. May take 10 to 40+ minutes, depending on the volume of food and liquid.

Quick Release (QR)

Turn the steam release handle from the “Sealing” position to the “Venting” position when cooking is complete.


Use a combination of Natural Release and Quick Release. Recipe will instruct you on the timing.

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