Are you gifting someone an Instant Pot this Christmas? Print off this guide and wrap it up with the pressure cooker. It will give your friend/family member the courage and confidence to use their new kitchen appliance!
Printable Instant Pot Guide
I’m gifting an Instant Pot to my mother-in-law this Christmas. Although she cooks and bakes a lot and has for many years I’m 100% confident that the Instant Pot will stay in the box because she won’t know where to start. She doesn’t use the internet much and I can say for sure she won’t be looking at YouTube for suggestions on how to get started.
That’s why I’m going to print off this little guide that I created and wrap it up with the Instant Pot box. I’m making it as simple as I can so that she won’t feel intimidated and will be able to get started immediately.
I’m sure this will be helpful to some of you as well. That’s why I’m sharing it on my website for free! My only ask is that you let your loved ones know about my website and have them sign up for my recipe emails.
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I use a 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
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I just found you. Haven’t used my IP much as each time its a new adventure and am always second guessing what is happening. So i go back to my old ways. This has been so helpful….will start gain today🥴
you can do it! Try these: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/10-instant-pot-recipes-beginners/
Elizabeth James says
Hello.. I read on a comment here that the Instant Pot Duo Nova has slots on its handles for resting the lid so you don’t have to place it on the counter. Could someone show me by pic how that is please?
Here is a video that shows it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28d_xVYZZ9k&t=3s
Hi Karen, I bought the IP duo crisp. Do you have recipes for using the crisper lid? Thanks for all your info sharing. This can definitely be overwhelming initially when you’re crunched for time.
I don’t have the duo crisp but I have something similar. Haven’t done too many recipes but here they are: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/recipes/?fwp_method=crisplid-or-air-fryer
Brand new to this way of cooking. I have a 4 qt pot. Would I follow the 3 quart rrule when halting the receipt?
Yes that’s what I would do. What brand is it?
Joyce Mangels says
I can’t print the guide for beginners also I can’t print recipes.
I’m sorry you’re having a problem printing. Are you using a computer or your phone?
I am giving my kids Instant Pots for Christmas. Unfortunately I also am unable to download the PDF guide. Could you please email it to me. Thank you so much.
Carolyn Dean says
Could not get the guide to download. How could I get it/
Hi, sorry that you’re having a problem. If you email me I can email it to you: [email protected]
Jennifer GrangerGray says
I can not get the guide to download for me could you please email it to me so I can print for my daughter also. I will be giving her a new IP for Christmas.
Thank you so much.
Trudy Maier says
it will not down load please send to my email thank you
I just bought an IP Lux 60V3. I have downloaded your guide and am very excited to start this new way of cooking.
Thanks so much for the tips!
Great! Glad you are here!
mary casperson says
Karen I have a newer IP and do not have an Adjust button – Offend wondered about the Saute that i use a lot do i just push the saute button itself to get to low normal more with a + 0r- ? Plus the Keep Warm button on or off while pressure cooker is working as it seems to just stay on and sometime i turn it off…
What model do you have? I would definitely read the manual that came with it. It will probably address these issues.
Brenda Edens says
I tried to download the beginners guide, could not. Could you possibly send a link to my e-mail? Thanks so much.
just sent it!
Karin Gall says
Awesome tips and recipes. i AM A FAN!
Hi, first time to find you. So many compliments, congrats. Also just starting to use instant pot. Would love to have your guild, possibly to email to me? Thank you and take care.
You can download it directly from this blog post. Did you see that?
This may not be the right place for this question, but I need help and can’t find anywhere else to ask! 🙂 2.5 pound pork tenderloin. Sauteed it on each side for 3 minutes. Removed, put in chicken broth, deglazed, added lemon juice, and soy sauce. Pressure Cook, on high, for 6 minutes. Let it naturally release for 10. Instant read thermometer said 70 degrees. What am I doing wrong 🙁
whoa! That is crazy! I would maybe cut it in half next time. I am not sure because when I did a pork tenderloin it worked great.
Karen, I keep reading over again and again what Carol said about the pork tenderloin and the timing. Where she says: 70 that is 70 degrees, wasn’t mistaken for the cook time. I hope. Where her cook time was 6 min. Hmmmmm! Maybe I’m confused. It would take longer that 6 min. right? Please clarify for me too. Thanks again!
It really cooks in 6 minutes after it is browned. It’s such a lean piece of meat so it cooks fast plus it is cut in half so that helps.
Just a thought…my instant read thermometer is both Fahrenheit and Celsius. 70 degrees Celsius would be 158 degrees Fahrenheit. I have to watch because it sometimes gets set to Celsius by accident.
Did you remember to close the valve so it wasn’t venting?
Hi, Karen. I’ve had my IP Lux for a couple of years and love it (though, I’m tempted by some of the newer models with the convenience of hinging the lid). This Christmas, we gave our son and his wife an IP. Would you please send me a PDF so I could print out the guide for them? Thanks so much!
Hi Julie, I just put the pdf version in this post so you can download it. Enjoy!
I find your recipes to be very helpful !!! The book that comes with the instant pot is really not very helpful.
But I have questions about the pressure that you should use on brown rice and also chicken. Is there a rule of thumb ?
Thank you for your very informative guide !
I always use high pressure
How can i get a pdf of the guide
I will email you one!
Rosemary Perrett says
This is so helpful. I love all your recipes. They are so easy & flavorful!
Thank you & Merry Christmas.
So happy to help! Thanks Rosemary!
Lorraine Willis says
Every time I try to save this document a request for an app covers part of the info. Even after I have removed it. So annoying. I like your site but I hate pop ups, especially when I cannot get rid of them.
Email me and I’ll send you a pdf of the document [email protected]
Hi Karen, thank you for being so thoughtful and kind. Your IP Guide will be so
helpful . Merry Christmas and happy new year
Thanks so much Ann!!
Wondering how you print off this free printable guide. When I click on it, it says “view only.”
You can right click and it will give you an option to print 🙂
Grandma Loy says
Karen, thank you so much for this guide. I actually have two instant pots still in their boxes, a 3 and a 6 qt. (Hanging my head a little here). I have printed the guide out and am going to read it when I take a break from my candy making today. I subscribe to your blog and have two folders on my computer for your recipes, one for the slow cooker and one for the Instant Pot. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Good for you!!! You will love it once you get going 🙂
I have 3 sets of friends who “think they already know everything about their InstantPot” and how to cook in it. This is a great quick reference guide for friends like this!!!! I’ve sent it to all three!!! Thank you!!!!
You’re awesome Tina!!!
Bonnie Peplinski says
Thank you very much for the Instant Pot Guide for Beginners! I have printed it off and I know it will be very useful! Good luck to your MIL, I hope she enjoys her
IP. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your recipes and tips.
Thank you so much Bonnie! Same to you are yours 🙂