Posts tagged: Silicone Rubber

Steamed Bread Pudding in the Instant Pot

By , October 8, 2012

Submitted by Ezzie B.

TSteamed Bread Puddinghis is already such a favorite.  My husband is now convinced that he loves the Instant Pot!  I made one batch of this tonight and then had to make a second because I had none left to share with neighbors!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 c Goya Coconut milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 4 c cubed stale bread
  • ½ c cranraisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Optional ingredients can be:

  • Coconut flakes
  • Macadamia nuts or other nuts such as walnuts or pecans Apple ½ of a fresh apple minced

 Instructions:

  • Put 2 cups of water in the Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot.  Add the steam rack.
  • Use a casserole small enough to fit into the Instant Pot, but large enough to hold the bread and liquids.  I use a casserole dish that is sloped up to 8 inches in diameter and 3 inches high.
  • Cut bread in cubes.  I like to use my homemade challah but any sweet or white bread will do.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl to combine.  Put in the cubed bread crumbs. Mix well.
  • Cover with wax paper and secure (I use silicone rubber bands that can withstand temperatures up to 600 degrees).
  •  Set Instant Pot to steam and adjust time to 15 minutes.  Let pressure drop of its own accord.
  • I usually wait an additional 15 minutes before removing the lid.  Remove the casserole dish carefully.  Remove the wax paper and whatever secured it.
  • At this point I like to put it under a low broiler flame for about 5-8 minutes just to brown the top.

 

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.