By Judy Schumer
The Instant Pot is a kitchen workhorse, making everything from soups to cakes to hearty meals—and fast. You can even fill your house with the warm, spiced scent of fall by using your Instant Pot pressure cooker to make potpourri. Knowing how to clean an Instant Pot can protect this kitchen wonder from wearing out prematurely.
The easiest way to clean an Instant Pot is to do a light cleaning, especially the lid and sealing ring, after every use. Cleaning after cooking helps keep food from getting stuck onto the inner pot and turning into gunk around the other parts. You’ll still want to do a deeper cleaning once a month, particularly if you use it a few times a week (and we’ll show you how below).
An Instant Pot has many parts, but you can easily remove all of them for quick cleaning. The inner liner, lid, sealing ring, and condensation cup can be effortlessly detached. By following our instructions for how to clean your Instant Pot, you’ll have it working in tip-top shape for years to come.