The lid is top-rack dishwasher safe. It is best to remove the sealing ring and the anti-block shield so that the lid may be thoroughly cleaned. One way to prevent the lid from retaining odors is to place it upside down on the pot until it has completely dried or you are ready to use it. Verify the steam release valve and float valve, and make sure there is no food or other debris that would block them, and prevent your cooker from coming to pressure
The anti-block shield underneath the lid should be removed and cleaned after each use, especially following the preparation of foods that may splatter.
To remove, using your thumb, push the side of the anti-block shield towards the lid rim and lift up. It may take a little effort, but the anti-block shield should pop out.
You can now wash the shield with warm, soapy water. Rinse, wipe dry with a soft cloth, and place back in position when dry. To position the anti-block shield in place, push down.
The sealing ring is made of high-quality, heat-resistant silicone. It can be hand-washed with soapy water or placed in the dishwasher. Allow the ring to dry completely before inserting back into the lid. Ensure the sealing ring is positioned in the lid after every wash, and that it is securely in place before you start cooking.
The sealing ring is critical in the functioning of your cooker. Inspect it carefully after it is washed. Any sign of cracking or other damage, replace the sealing ring. Replace only with Genuine Instant Pot® sealing rings, using other brands may void your Instant Pot® Warranty.
As silicone may pick-up food odors during cooking you may wish to have one sealing ring for savory and another for sweet foods.
Under normal conditions it should be fine for 18 – 24 months. If you notice cracks, leaking or deformation in the sealing ring, it should be replaced immediately. However, the sealing ring is porous and may absorb odors and become discolored. To avoid discoloration and odors, you may wish to change the sealing ring every 6 – 12 months.
The condensation collector is to be removed and hand washed periodically. Allow to dry before replacing.
All parts of the Instant Pot® with the exception of the cooker base are dishwasher safe. This includes the stainless steel inner pot, the lid, the sealing ring, and the steam rack. The cooker base must be kept dry, and can be wiped down with a damp cloth when necessary. The anti-block shield should be washed after each use and re-installed.
Allow to cool before cleaning, and dry thoroughly before storing.
Never clean with harsh chemical detergents, abrasive powders or scouring pads.
|Cleaning Method||Part||Cleaning Tip|
|Hand Washable||Removable Element Cover||Wash after each use hot water and mild dish soap, and dry thoroughly before attaching to main body.|
|Damp Wash Only||Main Body||Wipe main body and display as needed with a soft, barely damp cloth or sponge.|
|Element||Wash as needed with hot water and mild dish soap, or vinegar for
Dry thoroughly before replacing removable element cover.
|Do not immerse cooker’s main body in water, and do not attempt to cycle through dishwasher.||Do not submerge power cord at any time.||Do not wet prongs of detachable power cord.|
Clean blender, parts, and accessories after each use. Do not use harsh chemicals, scoring pads or other abrasive cleaners.
|Dishwasher Safe||Lid & Lid Cap||Remove lid cap from lid when cleaning.
Remove black silicone seal from lid periodically for cleaning.
|150mL / 5oz Measuring Cup||If dishwashing, place in top rack.|
|Food Tamper||If dishwashing, place in top rack.|
|Strainer Bag||Turn inside out when cleaning, and spread open to dry.|
|Cleaning Brush||Use to clean under blades in pitcher|
|Hand Wash Only||Glass Pitcher||Do not wet bottom side of pitcher.
Ensure bottom of pitcher is dry before placing it on blender base.
Do not store food in the pitcher.
|Blender Base||Unplug and wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth.
When in storage or not in use, do not fold the power cord.
Use Pulse/Clean to remove superficial food debris and residue from your pitcher.
- Remove the lid from the pitcher. Fill the pitcher with 1000mL / 34oz hot water. Secure the lid to the pitcher.
- Press Pulse/Clean to lift the majority of food contents.
- Discard dirty water after the last Pulse cycle has completed.
- Fill the pitcher with 1000mL / 34oz quart hot water and a squirt of dish soap, and press Pulse/Clean. Discard dirty water after the last cycle has completed.
- Rinse with warm, clear water.
Minerals in water may deposit at the bottom of the pitcher. Periodic deep cleaning will ensure the longevity of the blender.
- Add 1 cup (250mL / 8oz) of white vinegar or citric acid, and 1 cup (250mL / 8oz) warm water to the pitcher.
- Allow the solution to sit for at least an hour, then press the Pulse/Clean key
- Empty the solution from the pitcher and rinse with warm, clear water.
For stubborn stains, unplug the blender and add 1 cup (250mL / 8oz) of white vinegar to the pitcher, then scrub with the cleaning brush. Repeat this process as necessary.