Keeping your Instant Pot clean is key to a longer life span for your Instant Pot.
What you may forget to clean is the sealing ring that is in the lid of the Instant Pot. It is important to clean the Instant Pot sealing ring every time you use your Instant Pot. The sealing ring is what ensures your Instant Pot reaches the proper pressure. If the ring has any food debris, it can stop or delay the pot from reaching the proper pressure point.
Also, because the ring is made of a rubber material, it takes on smells of the foods you cooked on. Cleaning the sealing ring, can help take away the smell.
What we do to clean our ring is:
1. Remove it from the lid
2. Soak in vinegar for 30 minutes
3. Wash in dish washer
If your sealing ring begins to tear, you can buy authentic Instant Pot replacements on Amazon.
So how do you remove sealing ring and put it back? We made two quick 20 second videos to show you.
Removing the sealing ring from the Instant Pot
Placing the sealing ring back into the Instant Pot
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