Opening up and trying to use the Instant Pot® for the first time can be more than a little intimidating. This is an amazing cooking machine that’s packed full of features, and lots of features usually means more time to learn how to use something.
But don’t let the impressive list of features scare you. It really doesn’t take long to learn the basics and once you have the basics down you’ll find that the Instant Pot® is super easy to use.
So, I put together some of the best resources I have found on using the Instant Pot®. As I find more and more great information on the Instant Pot®, I will add it here. So check back often.
Below you’ll find articles and videos that will help you learn the ins and outs of all the wonderful features this pressure cooker has.
Helpful Resources on the Instant Pot Website
What better place to get the most detailed information than the Instant Pot® website itself. There is a very useful FAQ section that covers any questions you may have before purchasing as well as questions you may have after you’ve purchased the Instant Pot®.
They also have a complete list of helpful videos that cover all the features of the Instant Pot® on their website:
Getting Started Quickly With the Instant Pot
If you just purchased your Instant Pot® and you’re itching to get up and running quickly, you can check out this video from Laura Pazzaglia:
You may also want to refer to the Quick Start Guide that comes with your Instant Pot® (although, Instant Pot® does recommend that you read the manual before your first use).
More Detailed Information on Using the Instant Pot
If you want more detailed information before getting started, these two videos are extra helpful:
The Instant Pot Community
This Facebook community is awesome! There are hundreds of very knowledgeable people all willing to share their tips and recipes. I highly recommend joining this Facebook group if you’re considering getting an Instant Pot, or if you have one already!
Instant Pot Tips and Techniques
If your looking for general tips or techniques for cooking certain foods in the Instant Pot®, there are a lot of great resources out there. You can start by checking out Katie Kimball’s great post over at her blog Kitchen Stewardship. She details 10 Instant Pot® that you’re sure to find useful.
Instant Pot® Tips and Tricks from Once a Month Meals is also filled with a lot of useful information.
Instant Pot Recipes to Get You Started
Before you can get started cooking something in the Instant Pot®, you’re going to need a recipe. And, there’s certainly no shortage of delicious Instant Pot® recipes out there.
One Good Thing by Jillee put together a collection of Instant Pot® recipes that look so yummy they’ll make your stomach growl. Check out Jillee’s post: How to Use an Instant Pot + 25 of the Best Recipes
Do you already have a recipe of your own and want to give it a try in the Instant Pot®? The good people over at Pressure Cooking Today will show you How to Convert Any Recipe Into a Pressure Cooker Recipe.
I also have my very own Pinterest board chock-full of pressure cooker recipes that can be made in the Instant Pot®. Make sure and follow it to get all the tasty recipes that I’m continually adding to it.
Watch Me Unbox and Use the Instant Pot for the First Time
Watch as I get my hands on the Instant Pot® for the very first time.
And I make my first meal in the Instant Pot®
I will continue to update this post as I find more resources that I feel will be helpful.