Before you wash your Instant Pot lid in the dishwasher, do this

The Instant Pot can be a lifesaver for busy families by helping to deliver a quick and nutritious meal; Electric pressure cookers can cut cooking time in half and can assist with nutrient retention, according to the BBC. You can make all kind dishes in it like chicken stock, chicken pot pie soup, prime rib, and you can even use it make desserts. It’s designed to eliminate the need for seven separate appliances (pressure cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, slow cooker, warmer, steamer, and sauté pan), according to Instant Pot.

The Instant Pot may save time standing over the stove but what about your duties at the sink? The maker says the appliance is quick and easy to clean and completely dishwasher safe (of course, not the part that plugs in). The stainless-steel inner pot can be put as is in the dishwasher. But what about the lid and its parts?

Disassembly is required on the Instant Pot lid

Dishes in dishwasher

Before putting the Instant Pot lid in the dishwasher, per LifeSavvy, it’s best to take it apart. On the lid are three parts — the anti-block shield, float valve, and pressure-release knob — which are all dishwasher safe. But because they are so small, it’s recommended to hand wash them and put the lid itself in the top rack of the dishwasher; Although take note, the pressure-release knob, or the sealing or venting switch, cannot be removed on all models. The round, metal anti-block shield at the bottom can be popped off with your thumbs, and the float valve, which drops when pressure builds, can be removed after taking off the silicon cap.

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Another part of the lid is the sealing ring and Taste of Home recommends washing it often because it can soak up odors. Once removed, it can be put in the dishwasher or hand washed. So next time you use your Instant Pot, make sure you take a few extra minutes to take the lid apart before tossing it in the dishwasher.

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