If there’s one thing that makes people nervous about using the Instant Pot, it’s the PRESSURE! No, not the pressure of cooking a Pinterest-worthy meal, but the act of releasing pressure from the pot once it’s done cooking.
And I get it! It’s a little scary at first, and the different pressure release methods can make it scary and confusing! But hopefully I can clear up any confusion and anxiety about releasing pressure from the Instant Pot right here, right now! :-)
Check out this clip from my brand new Instant Pot video course to learn about the various methods of releasing pressure from your Instant Pot. (More details on my new course below, plus a special offer for OGT readers!)
3 Instant Pot Pressure Release Methods & When To Use Them
1. Natural Release
In this “hands off” method, you simply leave your Instant Pot alone and allow the pressure to release naturally. This can take anywhere from 5-30 minutes, depending on how full the pot is.
When To Use It: Use the Natural Release method with large cuts of meat, and when cooking starchy foods like beans and oats.
2. Quick Release
For this method, you turn the pressure release handle on the top of the pot from “sealing” to “venting.” This opens the valve and allows the steam to escape, quickly depressurizing the pot.
When To Use It: Use the Quick Release method with delicate foods like fish and vegetables to prevent them from overcooking.
3. “Magic Release”
A third option for releasing pressure from the pot is to use a combination of the first two methods. When the timer goes off, allow 5-10 minutes of Natural Release, then Quick Release any remaining pressure.
When To Use It: Use the Magic Release method when you aren’t sure which method to use. The food usually turns out perfectly, almost like “magic!”
Ready To Take The Fear Out Of Cooking In The Instant Pot?
Announcing my first ever instructional video course –
“Instant Success With Jillee!”
If fear and uncertainty are holding you back from making the most of your Instant Pot (or from even taking it out of the box), I have a very exciting announcement for you! I have a brand new video course called Instant Success with Jillee, and it’s available now in my shop!
This course is packed with answers to all your burning questions about the Instant Pot. You’ll learn how the Instant Pot actually works, how to use it, how to troubleshoot common problems, and much, much more!
The video clip I shared earlier also serves as a sneak peek at what the course is all about. You’ll get all the tips, tricks, and details you need to know to go from nervous newbie to Instant Pot Pro—all in under an hour!
Check out the video below for a preview of what you’ll learn in this course:
The Instant Success with Jillee Bundle includes everything you need to take your skills to the next level, including:
- Instant Success with Jillee course – Replace your Instant Pot anxiety with confidence, in less than an hour! ($39.99 value)
- Everything Instant Pot eBook – My bestselling guide to using the Instant Pot ($19.99 value)
- Instant Pot Favorites eBook – A collection of my favorite Instant Pot recipes ($19.99 value)
- Instant Pot Cooking Times printable – Reference guide of cooking times for everyday foods updated for 2019 ($4.99 value)
- NEW! Instant Pot Programs printable – Reference guide with detailed descriptions of the Instant Pot program buttons ($4.99 value)
I personally use these resources all the time when using my Instant Pot, and I know you’ll find them just as useful as I do!
A Very Special Offer For OGT Readers!
It wouldn’t be a proper announcement without a great deal to go along with it! So for a limited time, OGT readers can get the Instant Success with Jillee Bundle for 66% off!
And OGT Plus members can get the bundle for FREE—yes, free! (So if you’re not an OGT Plus member, there’s never been a better time to sign up!)
This offer will end in one week, so don’t wait! Click here to learn more, and save 66% on the Instant Success with Jillee video course and bundle in my shop!
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Offer ends on 12/19/19 at 12:00 AM MST.