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Instructions for Use

Warning:

  • Do not use the pressure cooker lid during Sauté program. There will be warning alerts and the display will flash. A glass lid with a venting hole may be used.
  • As a safety precaution, the cooker automatically enters standby mode after 30 minutes if you have not pressed Cancel.

 

  1. Connect the power cord. The LED displays OFF, indicating that the cooker is on standby.
  2. Select the Sauté program.
  3. To change the cooking temperature, press Sauté key repeatedly to toggle between Less (for simmering or thickening sauce), Normal (for regular browning), and More (for stir-frying or blackening meat).

10 seconds after choosing the settings, the cooking process will start. The cooker will beep 3 times and the LED displays On to indicate that the cooker has entered the preheating cycle. When the working temperature is reached, the LED displays Hot.

  1. Add food to the inner pot and sauté.
  2. When you have finished sautéing the food, press Cancel. The LED displays OFF, indicating that the cooker is in standby mode.

1. You may use the Instant Pot® glass lid as an option. If using the pressure cooking lid, make sure the steam release handle is turned to Venting.
2. Connect the power cord. The LED displays OFF, indicating that the cooker is on standby.
3. Select the Slow Cook program. Optionally, modify the slow cooking program as follows:

To do this Press this button Followed by this step
Change the cooking time + / – Add/subtract time
Change the cooking pressure Cooking Program Key Select between three preset cooking times, Less, Normal and More by pressing the cooking program key repeatedly
Set the delayed cooking time Delay Start 1. Use the +/- buttons to set the hours
2. Press Delay Start again
Use the +/- buttons to set the minutes

4. 10 seconds after choosing the settings, the cooking program will start. The cooker will beep 3 times and the cooker will enter the cooking cycle. The LED will display the remaining cooking time. If using Delay Start, the light indicator will light up and 10 seconds later, the delay timer will start to count down. Cooking begins when count down is finished.
5. When the cooking cycle has finished, the cooker will beep and enter the Keep Warm mode if the Keep Warm program is turned ON. The LED will display the elapsed time (such as L0:02). If Cancel is not pressed, the cooker will turn OFF after 10 hours.
6. If the Lid is ON, remove it by turning counterclockwise and lifting.
7. Press Cancel. The LED displays OFF, indicating that the cooker is in standby mode.

Cooking Rice in the Instant Pot, the 1:1 water to rice ratio method:

The foundation for this 1:1 recommendation is due to two things being true:
1. The Instant Pot allows very little water evaporation due to Instant Pot’s superior sealing ability.
2. Rice absorbs its volume in water when cooked long enough.

1. Measure dry rice, set aside. (about 1 “cup” minimum recommended, any “cup” you choose)
2. Measure same amount of water, add to Instant Pot’s inner pot/liner.
3. Rinse rice, add wet rice to the measured water in the inner pot.
4. Lock on the lid, and set the steam release valve to “sealing” position.
5. Select your pressure cooking time.
* The “Rice” button is timed for white or parboiled rice only.
* For other types of rice, set “Manual” to correct time (by pressing “-” to adjust the cooking time) for the type of rice you are cooking, in the case of brown rice, for example select 22-25 minutes depending on your preferences and any local issues, like high elevation.

Type of Rice Pressure cooking times
(in minutes)
White rice 3 – 8
Basmati (white) rice 4 – 8
Brown Rice (long/short): 22 – 28
Wild rice mix 25 – 30

6. Let the rice rest for about 10 minutes after cooking is finished before releasing any remaining pressure, and serve.

1. Pasteurize Milk
a) Add milk to the inner pot.
b) Select the Yogurt program.
c) Press the Yogurt key repeatedly to select the More mode. 10 seconds after choosing the settings, the heating process will begin. The cooker will beep 3 times and the LED will display boiL.
d) When finished, the cooker will beep and the LED will display Yogt.
If making yogurt in smaller containers: add 1 cup/250 ml of water to the inner pot, place the steam rack in the inner pot and put the containers on top of the steam rack, close the lid, select the Steam program and use the + / – buttons to set time to 2 minutes. Make sure the steam release handle is in Sealing position when running the Steam program as this is a pressure cooking program. When complete, use the natural release method (page 17) and continue with steps 2 to 4.
Tips: The advantages of pasteurizing milk are to 1) kill pathogens and harmful bacteria, and 2) denature milk proteins for easier absorption by the body.

2. Cool Milk
a) Remove the inner pot and place it on a wire rack.
b) Allow the milk to cool to 115°F/46°C. Test the milk temperature with a thermometer.

3.Add Starter Culture
a) Add starter culture to the warm milk in the inner pot.
b) Replace the inner pot and close the lid.
Note: The steam release handle can be left in Venting or Sealing position.

4. Ferment Yogurt
a) Select the Yogurt program and adjust to Normal mode.
b) Press + / – to set fermentation time.
c) When finished, the cooker will beep and the LED will display Yogt.

The following are all pressure cooking programs: Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, and Pressure Cook.

Warning: 
• Do not fill the inner pot more than 2/3 full. For food that expands during cooking such as rice or dried vegetables, do not fill the inner pot more than 1/2 full.
• After the cooking process has started, you can press Cancel at any time to end the program. The cooker then goes to standby mode.

1. Follow the steps in “Getting Started” pages 12 – 14.
2. Position the steam release handle to Sealing.
3. Connect the power cord. The LED displays OFF, indicating that the cooker is in standby mode.
4. Select a pressure cooking program: Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, or Pressure Cook.
5.Optionally, personalize pressure cooking programs as follows:

To do this Press this button Followed by this step
Change the cooking time Cooking Program Key Select between three preset cooking times, Less, Normal and More by pressing the cooking program key repeatedly
+ / – Add/subtract time; press and hold for faster changes
Change the cooking pressure Pressure Level Select either High or Low
Set the delayed cooking time Delay Start 1. Use the +/- buttons to set the hours
2. Press Delay Start again
Use the +/- buttons to set the minutes

6. 10 seconds after choosing the settings, the cooker beeps 3 times and displays On to indicate that the cooker has entered preheating cycle. If using Delay Start, the Delay Start light indicator will light up and 10 seconds later, the delay timer will start to count down. When count down is finished, cooking will start and LED will display On for the preheating cycle. Depending on the amount of food and its temperature, the preheating cycle can last from a few minutes to 40 minutes or more . As the cooker heats up and pressure builds, the float valve rises. When working pressure is reached, the cooker enters the pressure cooking cycle and displays the remaining cooking time.
When the cooking cycle has finished, the cooker beeps and enters the Keep Warm mode if the Auto Keep Warm function is turned ON. The LED displays the elapsed time (such as L0:02). If Cancel is not pressed, the cooker will turn OFF after 10 hours.
Note: Users can switch Auto Keep Warm ON/OFF, adjust pressure level and cooking time at any time during the cooking process.

7. Release the pressure using one of the following methods (refer to recipe):
Natural Release:
Allow the cooker to cool down naturally until the float valve drops down. This may take 10 to 40 minutes, or even more, depending on the amount of food in the cooker. Place a wet towel on the metal part of the lid to speed up cooling (do not cover the steam release).
Quick Release: Turn the steam release handle to the Venting position to let steam out until the float valve drops down. Never pull out the steam release handle while releasing steam, as escaping steam is extremely hot and can cause scalding. When cooking food with large liquid volume or starch content, immediately turn the steam release handle back to the Sealing position at the first sign of spattering. Quick Release should ALWAYS be closely attended.
8. Press Cancel. The LED displays OFF, indicating that the cooker is in standby mode. Open the lid. Make sure the float valve is down before opening the lid.