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How to Do the Instant Pot Water Test (video)
Since black Friday and cyber Monday many of you have received your new INSTANT POTS!!! Hooray! It’s a fun sight to see that box on your porch. But if you’re unfamiliar with the Instant Pot you might be a little intimidated on getting started.
The first thing you need to do (after you take it out of the packaging) is perform the water test. This is just to make sure that everything is working normally. After you perform the water test you can get cooking.
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How to do the Instant Pot water test:
To familiarize yourself with the Instant Pot and check if the cooker is working properly perform a water test:
- Pour 3 cups of water in the Instant Pot inner pot.
- Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is pointing to “sealing,” not “venting.”
- Set the STEAM button to 2 minutes (use the + and – buttons to adjust the time). The pot will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure and then it will start counting down the 2 minutes.
- Once the pot beeps after the 2 minutes is up move the valve to “venting.” Once all the steam is released remove the lid. You are now ready to start using your Instant Pot!
If anything seems to go wrong or if you are in doubt refer to this troubleshooting guide. You can also call customer service at 1-800-828-7280, extension 2.
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