How to Clean an Instant Pot

This post shows how to clean an Instant Pot with vinegar. See how to deep clean an Instant Pot ring, lid, base, and exterior; even what you can put in the dishwasher.

You'll need to take a few things off of the lid before you clean it. Take the pressure release valve off of the top (like I've shown in the picture above) by simply pulling it.

Step 1: Take the steam valve off the lid

Take the silicone sealing ring out of the inside edge of your lid (it should pull out with a little bit of force).

Step 2: Remove the silicone ring

Once you remove both the steam valve and the rubber sealing ring from the lid, you can pop the condensation collector off and put it in the top rack of your dishwasher as well. Most people don't know what this thing is. The condensation collector is just what it sounds like – a small cup on the back of your Instant Pot that collects any extra moisture during cooking.

Step 3: Remove plastic condensation collector from the back

This might seem straight-forward – but turn the whole heating element (main) part over and dump any burnt food particles in the trash. This goes a long way to making sure you're only cleaning the stuck-on food.

Step 4: Dump the Burnt Food Particles Out of the Instant Pot Base

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