Just got a new Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker? Welcome to the Instant Pot Tribe!! Time to learn the Instant Pot Terminology in Instant Pot Recipes, Instant Pot Manual, and lingo commonly used by fellow Potheads among Instant Pot Communities.
Here’s an Instant Pot Glossary for the abbreviations and jargon that will get you off your feet as a newbie.
Leave us a comment if you think there are other Instant Pot terms that belong to this list. Thanks! 🙂
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Instants Pot Acronyms
1. IP, Instapot, Magic Pot, Pot = Instant Pot
Example: My DH accidentally poured food in the IP without the pot. Please help! TIA
Decode: My dear husband accidentally poured food in the Instant Pot without the inner pot. Please help! Thanks in advance.
2. Pothead, Potters = Instant Pot users
3. PC = Pressure Cooker
A pressure cooker is a tightly sealed cooking pot that cooks food with high pressure.
Instant Pot is one of many brands of Electric Pressure Cookers in the market.
5. HP = High Pressure
High Pressure is the pressure cooking mode that cooks at 10.2 – 11.6 psi.
6. LP = Low Pressure
Low Pressure is the pressure cooking mode that cooks at 5.8 – 7.2 psi.
7. NR, NPR = Natural Release or Natural Pressure Release
After the cooking cycle finished, let the Instant Pot releases the pressure on its own (let it sit) until the Floating Valve (metal pin) completely drops.
8. QR, QPR = Quick Release or Quick Pressure Release
After the cooking cycle finished, move the Venting Knob from Sealing Position to Venting Position to quickly release the pressure inside the pressure cooker. Wait until the Floating Valve (metal pin) completely drops before opening the lid.
Your current location’s altitude affects the optimal pressure cooking time. So, if you live in a high altitude city over 3000 ft above sea level, adjust the cooking times for our recipes using the Pressure Cooker High Altitude Cooking Time Chart.
10. PIP = Pot in Pot or Pan in Pot
The Pot-in-Pot method allows you to cook more than 1 dish separately in the same pot at the same time.
You can do this by placing the ingredients in an oven-safe container on a rack inside the pressure cooker, separating it from the liquid and/or ingredients directly in the pot.
For example, you can cook rice and main dish at the same time in the Instant Pot!