Instant Pot is the ultimate pressure-cooking device, inculcated with technology and safety mechanisms. Ever since the Instant Pot was launched, these pressure cookers have become the central point of every kitchen. As far as cleaning the Instant Pot is concerned, it is dishwasher safe, but make sure you are leaving out the exterior cooker because there are wires in there.
Is The Instant Pot Dishwasher Safe?
First of all, the Instant Pot is completely dishwasher safe. But once you clean the dishwasher, make sure that you dry up all the parts before you reassemble them. If you are washing the Instant Pot by hand, make sure you take out the power cord from the switchboard. For normal usage, all your pot needs are quick rinse of water.
If you have a dirty pot, you can use warm soapy water to clear up the food debris. As for the special parts, all parts and components of Instant Pot are safe for the dishwasher. However, the cooker base shouldn’t be cleaned in the dishwasher. In other words, you can clean a sealing ring, inner Pot, lid, and a steam rack in the dishwasher. The cooking base should always be dry. If you need to clean the booking base, you can wipe it with a damp cloth.
Cleaning The Instant Pot
For people who are too skeptical about using a dishwasher to clean the Instant Pot, we have added the cleaning tips for every Instant Pot part. Have a look!
The Inner Pot
The inner Pot of this pressure cooker is constructed from stainless steel, which makes it easier to clean through warm and soapy water. The inner Pot needs regular washing since you cook your food daily in that.
The steam rack is installed into the inner Pot, which means that it’s always in direct contact with food. This means that you need daily cleaning for a steam rack. You can simply put the steam rack in the dishwasher, but if there’s no space, handwash it and dry it up with a clean/dry cloth.
Steam Release Valve and Float Valve
If there are some food particles on the float valve and steam release valve, make sure you get them off. That’s because these food particles might block the valves. You can use the accessories to clean up the valve and take out excessive food particles.
Once you’ve cooked food, make sure you remove the shield from the lid. This shield can only be hand-washed and make sure you use a soft and dry piece of cloth to clean off excess water. Also, make sure that you install the shield properly in the lid.
You might not know this, but sealing rings can absorb food odor that can ruin the flavor of other dishes. So, you need to clean the sealing rings regularly. These sealing rings are safe for the dishwasher. Also, it is better to keep different sealing rings for spicy and sweet dishes.
You must never put the Instant Pot exterior in the dishwasher. All you need to do is wipe off the debris with a damp cloth. The exterior has heating elements and wires, so it’s not advised to submerge it in water, such as a dishwasher.