Instant Pot Anti-Block Shield 2 Designs

Instant Pot 7 In 1 Duo 60 anti-block shield has 2 designs, oval and round.

The anti-block shield fits very securely.  To remove, try a rubber jar opener to achieve a firmer grip.  Grip lid securely.  Push on the side and pull out.

The anti-block shield should be removed and cleaned following each meal preparation, especially for meals that may splatter during preparation.

34 replies
  1. Peter
    Peter says:

    help- what does this do? It is not mentioned in the guides?
    do I have to remove ant clean. I am not using the pressure cooker yet just saute-1st time
    TY Peter

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Peter,
      The anti-block shield is part of the safety mechanism Anti-Blockage Vent which prevents food debris from blocking the vent. It is recommended to be removed and cleaned following each meal preparation.

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Deborah,
      The anti-block shield is part of the safety mechanism Anti-Blockage Vent which prevents food debris from blocking the vent. It is recommended to be removed and cleaned following each meal preparation.

      Reply
  2. Audrey
    Audrey says:

    In design 2, like my pot, there is a little silicon cover over the little purple thing in the photo. Does that cover come off or stay on during cooking?

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Audrey,
      The anti-block shield is part of the safety mechanism Anti-Blockage Vent which prevents food debris from blocking the vent. The anti-block shield needs to remain on the lid especially during cooking. It is recommended to be removed and cleaned following each meal preparation.

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      The anti-block shield is part of the safety mechanism Anti-Blockage Vent which prevents food debris from blocking the vent. It is recommended to be removed and cleaned following each meal preparation.

      Reply
  3. Sherri
    Sherri says:

    I just got one of these pots for christmas. what is the anti block shield for? do you have to use it to run the machine? I am over whelmed reading the instructions……..

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Sherri,
      The anti-block shield is part of the safety mechanism Anti-Blockage Vent which prevents food debris from blocking the vent. It is recommended to be removed and cleaned following each meal preparation. If you need additional help please contact support at: https://support.instantpot.com/

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  4. Aleen Caplan Yamasaki
    Aleen Caplan Yamasaki says:

    My lid has what looks like design 2 but in the manual it seems that is label exhaust valve and that there something else that I don’t see called and anti block shield.

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Aleen,
      The anti-block shield is part of the safety mechanism Anti-Blockage Vent which prevents food debris from blocking the vent. It is recommended to be removed and cleaned following each meal preparation. If you need additional help please contact support at: https://support.instantpot.com/

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  5. Vivian Roberts
    Vivian Roberts says:

    So the anti block shield needs to remain IN PLACE for cooking?? Correct? Then remove it to clean it? Instructions in the box and videos are very confusing. If I’m seeing correctly the website Video’s on are showing the anti block shield off during cooking.
    Thanks

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Vivian,
      You need to leave the anti-block shield in place. The anti-block shield is part of the safety mechanism Anti-Blockage Vent which prevents food debris from blocking the vent. It is recommended to be removed and cleaned following each meal preparation.

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  6. Marilyn Alm
    Marilyn Alm says:

    I don’t know what this part is. The pictures in the manual are too small to see, even with a magnifying glass. I am trying to set my Pot up, and the directions make no sense because I do not know what the part IS.

    Was it installed before the Pot was shipped? There is NOTHING to tell me.

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      • Gary Aldridge
        Gary Aldridge says:

        Marilyn’s question was. In part, does the IP60 come with the shield already installed or does it come separate and need to be installed? On mine, the shield is round and is already installed. The instructions.
        however, call for an oval shield to be installed by the owner. Not helpful.
        ,

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        • mjun
          mjun says:

          Hi Gary, thanks for the clarification. Confirming that the Anti-Block shield comes already installed. It isn’t separate. I’ve will pass along the information to our team regarding the instructions stating something different. Thank you

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        • mjun
          mjun says:

          Hi Stephanie, This post is to indicate a newer anti-block shield. This is located on the underside of the lid. The anti-block shield is part of the safety mechanism Anti-Blockage Vent which prevents food debris from blocking the vent. It is recommended to be removed and cleaned following each meal preparation.

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