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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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!
Hatrigo Steamer Basket -You can use this as a steamer basket or strainer – wash your vegetables, put them in the basket, then put the basket straight into Instant Pot’s inner pot. It saves time especially when you’re making things like chicken stock. You can easily remove all the ingredients at once instead of scooping them out bit by bit.
Stainless Steel Steamer Basket – Another great steamer basket we use frequently! It fits perfectly in the Instant Pot. The feet can keep the veggies and other food out of the liquid for optimal steaming results in your Instant Pot. (i.e. ribs!)