Instant Pot Turn Off Keep Warm Function
Cooking your meal in an Instant Pot is going to offer you delicious and, most importantly, timely food so that you can get on with your day and know that dinner is waiting for you. Regardless of what recipes you want to try and which ones you enjoy the most, one of the programmable features to get acquainted with in your pressure cooker is the keep warm button. This can also be referred to as the Instant Pot turn off/keep warm button, depending on how you use it.
What does the keep warm button do?
As the name implies, this button will keep your food warm. If you’ve had a pressure cooker recipe going, or perhaps a classic slow cooker recipe, the keep warm function will kick in once the cooking schedule itself is done. It will lower the temperature to an acceptable range of 145°F. This is to make sure that your food stays acceptably warm, but also warm enough that it keeps bacteria from growing.
This button can be used with the lid on or off, depending on how you are planning to use it for your recipe.
Is the keep warm button programmable?
As with anything else on your Instant Pot, yes! You can set it as the last part of your cycle so that it will automatically switch to keep warm for a programmable amount of time.
Some pots even have it so that the keep warm function will automatically turn on after cooking, even if you haven’t set up to do so. In this case, it will keep itself warm and self-moderated for up to 10 hours. If you decide to program it manually to keep your food warm, it will hold its temperature steady for an impressive 99 hours.
When to use the keep warm button?
You’ll want to use the keep warm button when you want your Instant Pot to turn off after its done cooking, and you want to make sure that your food stays safe from bacteria if you can’t dish it up right away.
You’ll also find the Instant Pot keep warm button will be useful when you have supper cooking away while you are away at work and want to be able to eat as soon as you get home. It’s as simple as taking the lid off and then enjoying the food at the perfect temperature.
There’s a lot that an Instant Pot can do to make your food-related life easier and more convenient in timing. That’s part of why they’re so popular, after all. One of the best features to get used to using and trusting — however that may change as you shift from recipe to recipe and use to use — is the turn off/keep warm button on your Instant Pot. It’ll give you delicious, properly cooked food at just the right temperature to keep bacteria away and simultaneously satisfy your tastebuds. What more could you ask for from a single button on your Instant Pot?