Ever since the launching of Instant Pot in the market, people have loved this multicooker. While it is excellent for preparing a huge variety of meals, this calls for thorough cleaning of the pot to prevent odors and flavors from mixing. This cleaning includes the lid.
You may be wondering which parts of your Instant Pot are washable in the dishwasher. The manufacturers state that almost all the major components of this multicooker are dishwasher-safe, which means all the main stained parts can go in the dishwasher, including the Instant Pot lid.
The only part that absolutely must not be immersed in water, whether in the dishwasher or the sink, is the outer pot with the buttons and electrical components. You can simply wipe this down with a damp cloth and mild detergent.
Your Instant Pot Lid Can Go in The Dishwasher
Hygiene-conscience people will be happy to learn that they can put their favorite multicooker lid into the dishwasher to get cleaned thoroughly. BUT, WAIT! Here’s one thing! You must follow our guide steps to washing the lid.
Read on to learn the best way to easily and safely clean your Instant Pot lid.
Steps To Wash Your Instant Pot Lid
Before you begin washing, dismantle the parts of the lid before you load it into the dishwasher. Here’s how to do that:
1. Remove the float valve
First of all, you would need to remove the float valve. Look on the bottom (inside) part of the lid, and there you will see a small silicon cap. To remove the float valve, you need to pull this out. Now, push the float valve towards its opposite side. The float valve should remove easily.
2. Remove the sealing ring
In this step, simply remove the sealing ring. To do this, peel the ring away from the backside of the sealing ring rack. Changing your sealing ring after every 12-18 months is recommended as it is susceptible to small tears and cracks. Now is a good time to check for these.
We encourage you to use different rings for savory dishes and sweet dishes to prevent flavors and odors from different dishes from mingling. The rings are sold in handy packs of two for this purpose. You may wash the silicone ring in the dishwasher.
3. Remove anti-block shield
After removing the sealing ring, you have to take out the anti-block shield, the last Instant Pot lid component that needs to be removed before loading the lid in the dishwasher. After doing so, you can place your multicooker lid in the dishwasher on the top rack.
4. Wash Instant Pot lid with a hot, fast cycle
Now that your lid is in the dishwasher, thoroughly wash it. Do not leave the lid for long in the dishwasher after the cycle has finished.
5. Wash the lid components
The small lid components you removed can be hand washed with warm soapy water and replaced as soon as the lid is out of the washer. The silicone rings can be dishwashed on the top rack.
6. Put back the components
Now that everything is cleaned and dried reassemble your Instant Pot lid with the parts you removed. It’s best not to leave them lying around, or they will get lost.
Due to the Instant Pot being dishwasher-friendly, you can easily load its lid in the dishwasher, keeping the steps mentioned above in mind. We hope that we have simplified your confusion regarding the Instant Pot lid’s dishwashing. Happy cleaning!