Posts tagged: electric pressure cookers

Free Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe Booklet & App

By , July 17, 2013

InstantPot electric pressure cooker recipe English 200x300 Free Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe Booklet & AppSince electric pressure cookers are a relatively recent invention, recipes for this miracle appliance can be rather scarce. Chefs and authors are just beginning to develop and publish recipes that are tailor made for the awesome advantages of cooking with an electric pressure cooker.

To help with that matter, we have invited five pioneer chefs and authors who have created a wide variety of delicious recipes in various cuisines specifically designed for your Instant Pot.

We have compiled an iOS & Android App together with a recipe booklet.  It include works by:

  • Laura Pazzaglia is an undisputed expert on pressure cookers and pressure cooking.  You’ll enjoy her fresh perspective on European and American cuisines at
  • Maomao Mom is a scientist at National Research Council Canada and a food lover. She has turned traditional Chinese recipes into step-by-step guides that may be reproduced by everyone. You can find a huge collection of recipes on her bilingual site at
  • Jill Nussinow, known as the “Vegie Queen”, specializes in vegetarian whole food meals.  She recently published a popular book “The New Fast Food”  which can be found at
  • Barbara Schieving loves both pressure cooking and baking. Her site has recipes for every meal of the day.
  • Chef AJ, the author of a wonderful book “Unprocessed”, is a great educator of plant-based whole food. You can find more of her videos and recipes at

We hope you enjoy the recipes and encourage you to visit their websites to explore a growing number of new recipes.

The Instant Pot® recipe app is available for both Apple and Android mobile devices. Download it from or scan the QR code from your mobile devices.

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Click the book icon to download your free “Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes” booklet.

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If you read Chinese, we have also prepared a Chinese recipe booklet including additional contributions from  Maomao Mom. You can click the book icon below to download the Chinese recipe booklet.

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Happy Pressure Cooking!


Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe Contest

By , February 10, 2012

3 Instant Pot IP LUX60 320x198 Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe ContestOwning to its convenience, dependability and kitchen friendliness, programmable electric pressure cookers are catching on the life style of North Americans in recent years. However, relevant published recipes are hard to find.  Thanks to the suggestion from Charles T, we are going to hold a recipe contest. Winners will receive a free Instant Pot IP-LUX60. If all the users can share their recipe creations, this will be beneficial to everybody.

The rules of the contest.

  1. The recipes must be for electric pressure cooker, published on publicly accessible websites.  If you don’t have a blog or a place to publish, we can put them on recipe section.
  2. Three prizes of Instant Pot IP-LUX60 will be awarded.  Free shipping to continental US (excluding Hawaii & Alaska) and Canada.
  3. The participant needs to give the right to publish one of their recipes on
  4. The winning entries must be original and will be judged by
    • the details of description,
    • the practicality, and
    • the creativity
  5. The winners will be chosen by Instant Pot staff on March 30, 2012.
  6. Entries are accepted as comment to this post, or submission to

The winners of this Winter Recipe Contest are announced.

The new Spring Recipe Contest is now open.

Instant Pot IP-LUX60 Hardware Improvements

By , February 7, 2012
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InstantPot old power connector design

The hardware design of Instant Pot has matured for many years. Millions of electric pressure cookers of the same design are in use worldwide. However, our design team have been working on improvement to safety and performance for the last 6 months. I’d like to mention two most notable hardware enhancements.

Safety First

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InstantPot new power connector design

The original power cable connector has a flat surface, see image on right. Liquid could drip from the lid or water collector along the cooker housing wall into the connector, which could become a power short-circuit hazard. Although none of such incident happened, our design team added a shield to redirect water away from the connector. This shield protect the power connector from any spilling water. See the new design in the picture on right.

Better Steam Release

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InstantPot new steam release with silicone rubber cone, see the red circle.

The original steam release has a metal cone inside to seal over the steam release pipe on the lid. Metal on metal doesn’t always create a tight seal. There were reports of steam constantly leaking from the steam release. Although the defect rate is very low, at about 0.6%, our design team believed that they can resolve the problem once for all. The solution is to use a silicone rubber cone in the steam release. The silicone rubber cone creates a tight seal over the steam release pipe. This design was shipped with the last container load of Instant Pot IP-CSG60 and we haven’t had any report of leaky steam release.