If you want to learn how to release instant pot lids with a pressure cooker, then this article is for you. I’m going to show you how you can use your pressure cooker to help you with two very important cooking tasks – cooking and cleaning. Instant pot lids are used for quick clean up and they keep food from splattering and making messes in the bottom of the pot.
A steam vacuum is something that can be bought cheaply at any store. You can also rent a steam cleaner from Home Depot or Lowes. After cleaning your pot, insert the steam vacuum cleaner into the lid and start spraying the dirt away. The more stubborn the dirt, the more time it will take to remove it with a quick pressure release.
You have to close the lid while pouring your ingredients (or food) into the pot. Once your ingredients are in place and you are ready to start cooking, close the lid again but this time, you will have a floating valve at the top. The valve won’t actually close but just remain open. This way, when you are ready to release the pressure, you just pull the valve down and the pot will drain right on through the lid.
Why would anyone want to How to Natural Release Instant Pot instead of just using a quick release? There are many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is because Instant Pot lids don’t have an automatic closing feature, so there really is some time to get the lid closed manually before the contents come out. If you can catch that moment before the pot comes out, you will have plenty of time to release the pressure cooker. The second biggest reason people want to go with natural release is because they don’t have to deal with the hassle of trying to close and open the lid on their pressure cooker. It’s not really very easy to do!
Another option that you can choose is the adjustable knob. This is the ultimate in manual operation. Basically, once you set the level you want the lid to be at, you can set the knob to the desired level and then watch as it rises to the top and drops back down to the base. Very convenient! If you aren’t going to be using a floating valve and prefer instead, you can use the adjustment knob to turn the level up or down for more or less pressure.
One more option is the magnetic Quick Release Valve. This is a great option if you live in areas where there is no electricity to power your electric pressure cooker. What you do is set the valve to the desired level and then as water comes over the top, it releases steam into the bowl of the cooker. It’s as simple as that! It works very quickly as well, and it saves you from the task of trying to manually close and open your pot of boiling water on your own.