I love cooking in the Instant Pot. But I hate cleaning up the messes that certain dishes create. If your dish has a lot of cheese in it, uses rice, or includes tomato sauce, it’s very likely that you’ll end up with stuck-on food on your Instant Pot when you’re done cooking.
That’s annoying, and can be hard to remove. Since the Instant Pot gets quite hot, it’s adept at burning food onto itself in ways that make it very difficult to remove.
Pressure Cook it Clean
I’m lazy, so I don’t really like the process of scrubbing my Instant Pot down with a sponge, trying to remove all that stuck-on gunk. Luckily, there’s an easier way. You can use the Instant Pot’s pressure cooker setting on its own pot, loosening up the stuck-on food so well that all you need a is a paper towel to wipe it off, and perhaps a couple rubs with a sponge to get the last few smudges off.
Here’s how to do it.