These Instant Pot Hacks will help you do even more with your beloved kitchen appliance than make delicious food. From cleaning tricks to clever new uses, you’ll find plenty of reasons to get more joy out of your Instant Pot below.
Instant Pot Hacks
The makers of Instant Pot put a lot of thought into the design and not all of these design successes are obvious.
For example, my favorite feature is that the handles are designed to hold the lid upright so that you don’t have to set it on the counter.
One thing about the design I didn’t like was the rim. This was a huge pain to clean until I realized that foam sponges work great!
After trying a dozen different ways to make hard-boiled eggs in my Instant Pot, a friend clued me into a super simple technique. Simply break each egg into one of these egg bite molds (being careful not to break the yolk.
Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes, then quick release. Perfectly hard-boiled eggs and no need to peel! Thanks to Stephanie from Easy Instant Recipes for the tip.
Fun Things to Make in Your Instant Pot
I originally bought an Instant Pot to make dinner easier. I soon discovered that it can be used for so much more!
Bake A Cheesecake
One thing people go crazy for is Instant Pot Cheesecake. I talk about why this is a thing when I made this Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake.
More Dessert Options
If cheesecake isn’t your thing, that’s okay. You can still create an amazing dessert in your Instant Pot. I love this Instant Pot Flan from My Stay at Home Adventures.
And for all of the people, like me, who love the chewy inside pieces in a pan of brownies, you are going to love Instant Pot Brownies!
Can Some Jam
Because most of us who get an Instant Pot are new to pressure cooking in general, we often forget that a generation ago, pressure cooking was used primarily for canning. So, while it’s perhaps not innovative, making jam in your Instant Pot isn’t something most users plan to do when they get one.
I love this super simple recipe for Instant Pot Strawberry Jam from Mama Instincts.
Instant Pot Kettle Corn
When my friend Erin (from Sixth Bloom) told me she made popcorn in her Instant Pot, I had to try it. Seriously, this Instant Pot Kettle Corn is amazing and even better, really easy to make!
Make Homemade Vanilla Extract
I’ve always loved making homemade vanilla extract as an easy DIY gift. This video walks you through how to do it in your Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Crayons
Of all the clever ways to use your Instant Pot, this is my favorite. Take all those broken crayons you have laying around and make some fun new crayons in your Instant Pot!