How is the Instant Pot® Aura different from the Instant Pot® multi-use electric pressure cookers?
The Aura is a multi-Use programmable slow cooker, not a pressure cooker, and so does not reach the higher-than-boiling temperatures that can be achieved when pressure cooking
The Aura is the perfect small appliance to cook larger dishes as its rectangular cooking pot can easily hold a medium-size whole chicken or roast. The stainless steel cooking pot is dishwasher, stove-top and oven safe.
Why should I own an Instant Pot® Aura?
The Aura Multi-Use Programmable Slow Cooker uses the same advanced microprocessor technology that made Instant Pot® the #1 selling cooker brand in North America. The Aura combines the functions of a Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté Pan, Steamer, Stewing Pot, Roasting Pan, Oven-Style Baking Dish, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer. With these built-in Smart Programs, your favorite dishes can be cooked to perfection, simply by pushing a button.
Where can I purchase the Instant Pot® Aura Multi-Use Programmable Slow Cooker
Why do you refer to the Instant Pot® Aura as a Smart cooker?
The Instant Pot® Aura Multi-Use Programmable Slow Cooker is a “smart” cooker because of its pre-programmed cooking instructions, designed for various food ingredients and cooking methods. As it remembers the last customization on each Smart Program, it can provide a more personalized cooking experience.
Is the Aura available outside of North America?
The Aura is currently only available for purchase and use within North America.
How long after selecting the setting will the cooker start?
The Aura will start 10 seconds after making your selections.
How long is the Delay Start time?
Delay Start offers the option to postpone the cooking start time for up to 24:00 hours.
How do the Smart Programs work?
The Instant Pot® is developed with an embedded microprocessor. The microprocessor carefully runs lab-tested algorithms to control the time, cooking pressure and temperature to ensure consistent cooking results. Since users can customize the Smart Programs to achieve their preferred cooking results, over time the Instant Pot® will become their own one-touch personal chef.
What are the times and temperatures for the different Smart Programs?
Press Cancel. When plugged in but not in operation, the multicooker will remain in Standby mode and the display will show OFF.
To disconnect, press Cancel, then remove plug from power source.
How do I reset the Aura to factory default settings?
To an individual Smart Program back to its factory settings, press Cancel, then press and hold the Smart Program key for 5 seconds, until the multicooker beeps.
To reset ALL the cooking programs back to factory default mode, press Cancel, then press and hold Cancel for 5 seconds, until the multicooker beeps.
Can I make adjustments after the cooking process has started?
The Aura Slow Cooker allows you to easily adjust settings even after the cooking is in progress. Use the + and – keys between Time and Temp to adjust the Cook Time and Temperature.
How does the Cancel key work?
The Cancel key ends a Smart Program at any time and returns the multicooker to Standby mode, displaying “OFF”.
It can also be used to reset the multicooker to factory default settings.
To reset ALL the cooking programs back to factory default mode, press Cancel, then press and hold Cancel for 5 seconds, until the cooker beeps.
How full can the cooking pot be?
To avoid spill or spatter, do not fill the cooking pot more than 3/4 full.
How do I know which controls and settings to use when preparing a dish?
Please verify the online Manual, or the Manual provided with the Aura.
If working with an Instant Pot® recipe please follow the instructions indicated.
What is the Steam/Roast Rack for?
The steam/roast rack may be placed on the bottom of the cooking pot for steaming vegetables or to elevate dishes from the liquid in the cooking pot.
Can I place the Aura on a stovetop or near a heat source?
No. Do not place the cooker on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated-oven, as this will damage the cooker.
Note: Intended for countertop use only.
Can I use the stainless steel cooking pot on the stovetop or in a heated oven?
Yes, the Aura’s cooking pot is safe to use on an electric or gas range, as well as in a heated oven.
CAUTION: The cooking pot and non-slip silicone grip handles will be hot during and after cooking. To avoid injury, always use a pair of Instant Pot® mini mitts or other heat-resistant gloves/mitts when handling a hot cooking pot.
Can I deep fry in the Aura?
No. Do not use this appliance for deep frying or broasting with oil.
My Aura has stopped working, what should I do?
Start by referring to our Troubleshooting webpage, or to the Troubleshooting page in the User Manual provided with the Aura Pro.
If you are unable to find your answer in Troubleshooting contact the Customer Care Team by: