Instant Pot Cleaning tips to Prevent clogging-weird smalls and food residue

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If you have an Instant Pot you probably get a lot of use out of it, especially during special occasions. It makes cooking so much easier and prepares some of the best meals ever. But when it comes to cleaning the Instant Pot many people tend to have a time of it. So Jillee from One Good Thing By Jillee shares her secret simple life hacks and cleaning tips with us on how to get our Instant Pots nice and clean. The other thing you might notice about your Instant Pot is that it tends to smell after a while of using it. So she also has some cleaning tips on how to get rid of any funky odours it may have. She also shares some cleaning tips on how to keep your Instant Pot clean from daily use. So if you start to clean your Instant Pot each time you use it, right there you'll save a lot of time and effort cleaning it in the future. So after each use, you'll want to wash the inner pot, and since it's safe to go in the dishwasher, you can put it in there with all of your other dishes after meal time. Then, wipe the entire device down with a cloth. Wipe down the inside and the outside of the cooker to clean up any spills or splatters.

You'll also want to clean the silicone sealing ring, so it doesn't absorb food odours or colours. You can also safely wash the ring on the top rack of your dishwasher along with everything else. Then, wipe the inside of the lid too. Next, she teaches us some cleaning tips to deep clean your Instant Pot. Make sure you unplug your Instant Pot before you clean it even if it's just the daily clean. Use a clean, damp cloth to wipe down both the inside and outside of the housing pot. You can even use a cleaning brush to scrub off any stuck on food and debris. Then handwash the lid of the pot with warm water and dish soap and rinse it well and dry. Sine the smaller parts around the steam valve can collect a lot of food residue make sure you clean that too. You'll also want to clean the shield and the condensation cup that goes on the side of the Instant Pot. Clean the sealing ring as well and replace it if it becomes at all cracked or torn.

Then, you'll also clean the inner pot. You can put this in the dishwasher as mentioned above and once you’ve cleaned it just use some vinegar on a cloth and wipe it all over. Vinegar is a great deodorizer, so it will remove any scents that have stuck onto the pot. Once you're all done, you can then put everything back together again and use it as usual. If you notice that the sealing ring hasn't gotten all of the odours out after washing it in the dishwasher, you can also try this simple life hack. Just fill up the inner pot of the Instant Pot with a cup of water, a cup of white distilled vinegar, and a few lemon peels. Then place the ring in the pot and put it on the Steam setting for 2 minutes. Then remove the ring and allow it to air dry. This will also sterilize the ring so that no bacteria will exist on it and contaminate your food. Try out these simple life hacks and cleaning tips for a cleaner, odour free Instant Pot and keep on cleaning it with each use to stay on top of things.***

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