How to deep clean an Instant Pot (VIDEO)

Peter McPherson

An Instant Pot is a versatile kitchen gadget that can be used to make a variety of meals and dips. Keeping it clean is crucial, and the design of Instant Pots makes it a straightforward task.

You will need:

A sponge



A knife

A lemon

One cup of vinegar

First, remove the water catch and take out the inner pot.

Then, remove the pressure valve and the sealing ring.

Using a sponge, clean the inside of the lid and the outside of the pot. Clean the sealing ring as well, as food and debris can easily collect here.

Dry the pot and lid and put the inner pot back in place.

Put one cup of vinegar and a few lemon peel slices into the pot.

Set the timer for two minutes and release the steam valve.

After the pin drops, you can open your pot and pour out the vinegar and lemon peel slices. Your Instant Pot is clean and ready to use.


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