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How to Remove Burned-On Food from Your Pots and Pans

Have you ever been cooking something on the stove and walked away for just a second only to return several minutes later to a completely burned pan? Well, I have. I get easily distracted as dinner time can be pretty hectic around here with a busy toddler running around. I have burned more than my fair share of pans.

Today I am going to share with you a super easy way to remove burned-on food from pots and pans – that charred, black, cooked-on food from the bottom of your stainless steel or enamel pots and pans. No more scrubbing and scrapping.

All you need for this method is water and some baking soda . That’s it. I learned this trick from a friend whose house burned down, and her husband used it to salvage her expensive All-Clad stainless cooking set . I was blown away how amazing they looked after he cleaned them up.

How to Remove Burned-on Food from Pots and Pans

  • Fill the pot or pan with about 2-3 inches of water. Add 1/4 cup of baking soda. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer rapidly for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and allow to cool for a half hour.
  • After a half hour, wash the pot or pan as usual, gently scrubbing. The burnt-on food should come off easily. I find that using a plastic pan scraper makes this job much easier and doesn’t scratch the bottom of the pan.
  • If the burnt residue is stubborn, simply repeat the process. You can add a 1/4 cup of vinegar for extra serious jobs.

This technique is for stainless steel and enamel pots and pans only. I cannot recommend this technique for non-stick cookware. And using this on cast iron would require you to re-season the pan afterwards.


That’s it. Pretty easy, huh?

I have another tip for you that I have learned from personal experience:

ALWAYS set a timer when you are cooking, even if you think you will remember to turn it off. It has saved me many times.

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I like to use a fresh dryer sheet in whatever type pan fill pan w/water & place dryer sheet into your pan

sets over nite & wala – it’s gone, cleans it perfectly!! My long time experience.

I have heard of people doing this. I just wonder what is in dryer sheets that eats away at the burned on food? I try to keep my house and kitchen chemical free. The baking soda is totally non-toxic and works really well. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

It doesn’t eat away at it…it more likely greases it off.

That didn’t work for me, for some reason. I followed your directions. Stainless steel pan. I cooked spam in it and sprayed a little Pam cooking spray and even though i didn’t let it burn, what was in the pan is almost impossible to remove, fully.

Sorry, I hope the comment shows up in the correct spot, I was reffering to the dryer sheet left overnight in pan with water, not working for me.

This is great! I will definitely try the next time I accidentally burn a pan. Thank you for sharing.

Burned on spaghetti sauce. 36 hours of different soaking with water and stuff – nothing. Cooked it again with onion and oil – nothing. Cooked it with just water – nothing. Googled how to removed burned on food and this came up. Tried it (planned on trying everything on the web) expensive pan and OMG!! It worked!! First try! Thank you so much for saving my pan. Btw – I didn’t burn the food. 🙂 Usually it is me though but not this time. 😉

Clea Lynch says

I can’t thank you enough! Your advice saved my pan and it looks fantastic once again. Not only did I turn the fire on high with two cups of brown rice and no water but when I threw the burnt rice in the trash, I touched the side of the pan with the plastic bag liner. This was really a mess but I followed your instructions and after ten plus procedures, the pan was shinning once again! It took time but it was well worth the effort. Thank you again!

YAY! I’m so glad. I have burned more than my fair share of pans as well. 🙂

Shannon Chamberlin says

Thank you, thank you! You saved me a lot of aggravation and saved my favorite pan. I used baking soda and vinegar as you suggested. The gelatin that had seemed permanently adhered to the pot after I let my homemade yogurt heat too long slid right off with a wooden spatula. It was like magic!

Macaroni boiled away and burnt In bottom of pot how can I get it useable again

Hi, Peggy! The first thing I would do is to saok it in very hot soapy water. After is has soaked and cooled, scrape out as much of the gunk as you can. Then I would try the method above. Fill pots 1/3 full with water, bring to a boil, add baking soda, and let simmer. You may need to repeat the process if the pan is really bad. Let me know how it goes. Thanks for coming by.

I did this and I had three pans. Two are ceramic coated and the other is coated differently – Green Pan. The Green pan was the easiest to do and I was able to use your method on this pan and I didn’t have to wait the 30 min. for it to cool down to get all the gunk off.

Whenever we make Colombian Bistec the pans always burn. It’s just how the food is cooked and it’s delicious, but the burned pans are awful. Usually just heating up vinegar works, but the last couple times it didn’t get everything off.

So I tried your method to fill the pans with some water, adding baking soda and I also added white distilled vinegar, boiled it and then reduced the heat to medium to keep it boiling for 15 minutes. Afterwards, I scraped the Green pan and one of the ceramic coated pans with a wooden spatula and I was able to get all the burned stuff off and then wash the pans like normal. Didn’t scratch anything.

However, the other ceramic pan still had a lot of really hard stuck on burnt stuff and so I redid the method same way but got very little of the black stuff off. So, the third time, I just put baking soda on the burned stuff and poured some vinegar over it, heated it on medium for about 5 minutes. When I came back, all the vinegar had boiled off and I was left with a powdering film.

This was still hot so I put some water to it and it totally sizzled. I used the wooden spatula and was able to get the rest of the burnt stuff off, well, maybe about 95%. It was good enough.

So, for really stubborn, just the baking soda & vinegar heated and then boiled off, then add some water and scrub with something like a wooden spatula to get the hard burned off stuff off.

Thanks for the detailed feedback. I will have to try the vinegar next time I have a pan to clean. Good tip! And I’m glad that you got your pans clean. 🙂

Vinegar is an acid and Baking soda is a base. They react and neutralize one another quite well as many of you might be familiar with this reaction from middle school volcano projects. So. after they react there should be little to no acid or base either one left over to do any cleaning work. Adding them together shouldn’t work well at all. However I do have a burnt on pan and hadn’t thought of baking soda so will try this and see how it works.

Maureen Dennis says

I just tried the baking soda on my brand new Instant Pot and the baking soda worked without bringing the water to a boil – just hot tap water from the sink. Then I noticed there were spots where the food stuck to the pan – I used the baking soda dry and with a “non scratch”
scrubbing sponge was able to remove all spots. My inner pan looks brand new again. I have been using the baking soda hack for all my other pans for quite some time now. I heat water to a boil in a pan first, then I take the pan off of the burner and add the baking soda to the boiled water – in the pan. I leave for awhile and come back and gently scrub. Burned residue all gone !

This works! I am so thankful you shared this tip. It saved my expensive stainless steel sauce pan after I accidentally left the burner on after removing the food! What a mess. But now it’s like new again. Thanks again!!

Yay! I’ve burned my fair share of pans as well. This trick has worked wonders! Thanks for coming by!

thank you, this worked wonders!! i burned the strawberry jam i made to the bottom of a pot and had scrubbed enough scorch off of pans to know soaking wasnt gonna help…. found this and omg…. ill go straight for the baking soda everytime from now on.

YAY! I’m glad that it worked for you. I’ve had to use it myself several times.

Ricky Grosvenor says

How to remove burned on marshmellows from a stainless steel pan ??

Did you try to baking soda trick? You may have to do it for a bit longer. I would soak it in a solution of hot water, salt, and dish soap first. Good luck! 🙂

Just did this on a ceramic pot and the chrome burner pan that had been left about 30 minutes. Total disaster. Cleaned the pot with no residue and put the burner pan in a dutch oven using the same process. It came out looking nearly new. If I hadn’t done it myself, I probably wouldn’t have believed it.

Hi, Jim!
It’s pretty awesome, isn’t it? When my friend told me about it, I almost didn’t believe it either. But it works every time. Since I cook for a living, I have my fair share of pots that need to be cleaned. 😉

Tried this. Marginal success. Unfortunately the water simmering with the baking soda produce a mist as if the baking soda was reconstituting which resulted in the entire kitchen being covered in a white powder. Made an incredible mess on the marble and an even worse mess on the stainless steel. Took another two hours to clean the kitchen.

Bummer! Sounds like maybe you had your pot a little too full of water and bubbling a little too fast. Sorry to hear that.

I have never had this problem before, but I looked up how to take care of this and came across this site. I had to use the viniger with the baking soda. The key to my success was exactly what the directions said but here is exactly what I did:

– 2-3 inches of Water
– Bring the water to a Boil
– Before putting the Baking Soda and Viniger in the water turn down the heat to (4 on Electric Stove) so it is simmering
– Add the Baking Soda and then the Viniger
– If it starts to raise to the top take the Pot off the Stove then back to the stove when you lower the heat to where the foam is steady level and not bubbling outside of the Pot or you will have a mees to clean along with the Pot.
– Simmer 15 min
– Let it Stand fopr 30min to Cool
-Use a Plastic Scrubbing Pad as to not scratch the Pot

ALL DONE! 100% Works! I did it twice because it was alot of build up and I tried everything for over a week to get it clean. Should have looked this up sooner. I am a sceptic abaout alot of what they say about something on the internet but this I can say WORKS! Thank You for the advice. I hope my comment helps anyone that runs into this issue.

I do home canning and had some wonderful peaches which I froze with no problem. I had the bright idea to boil the left over juice, which I added pectin and sugar. You can guess what happened next, I forgot it and burnt it so bad I had to dig out the almost solidifed jam and had a badly burnt bottom. First I boiled it with plain water with only a quarter size peek of the bottom, then I found your Web site. Results so far after using the baking soda and vinegar is now I can see 90% of my bottom. I am now doing the same procedure again. I need my pot today because I have tomatoes and pinata sauce to can and need both of my big pots. Second time did 9%. I expect the 3rd time to do the rest. Awesome post. Method works. Will start the tomatoes after the 3rd time and a good wash. Thank you.

If you use the baking soda & vinegar, please be sure to put a lid on your pan! I did not & ended up with a baking soda mess in my microwave over the stove … lots of baking soda residue in the vent grills & on the front of the microvave! Note: I boiled rather than simmered, which may have been the reason!

I’ve seen the dryer sheet method on several sites promoting this for busy mothers with small children, but there are so many chemicals in dryer sheets (which I haven’t used for nearly 30 years) I don’t think I’d use them to clean a pot or pan. The baking soda/vinegar/heat method seems to work quite well, and there’s always Bon Ami as a back-up.

The site below lists the seven most common toxics found in dryer sheets.

Our neighbor uses dryer sheets instead of bug repellent – just wears them attached to his hat. I tried clipping one in my hair – it really does work!

Knowing this, I wouldn’t use them to clean my cookware either! I do use them in the dryer.

YIKES! I would be careful putting dryer sheets on your body. The ingredients in them are not good for you are are toxic to our environment. I would encourage you to read this article to learn more —–> There are some safer alternatives like wool balls. Limiting the amount of “fragrances” we are exposed to is super important as they can have serious negative effects on our health.

Thank you so much for the tip. It saved two of my very expansive Le Creuset!

Katja, your reccomendations worked for me! I tried a few things before your remedy of baking soda, plus the vinegar, rapidly simmering for 15 minutes, then cooling, then washing the pan. I used the vinegar because I’d tried so hard to get these stains out previously. Thanks, you’re a lifesaver….I’m staying in someone else’s house and somehow, even standing there cooking the whole time, not walking away, I made such a mess in that pan! They’re very partiuclar about their cookware. Thanks again!

Oh, good! I am so glad. I can relate to being particular about cookware. 😉

William Sanchez says

Thank you, saved my hide, lol

Mae . OTP in the ATL says

Baking soda, with or without vinegar, is simply being used here as a mildly abrasive pumice. For all our cookware (stainless steel, some ceramic-lined, Pyrex/Anchor Hocking glass and one ancient iron griddle), my husband and I use clean, dried eggshells, instead. We simply add just enough tapwater to cover the bottom of the cool, soiled pan, drop a clean, dried eggshell or two into it, and rub it around the pan bottom until all char and food debris is loosened and can then be rinsed away. As the shell breaks into ever smaller pieces, its irregular edges act as tiny scrapers for any stuck-on food debris, and being elemental calcium, it will not hurt your fingers, nor scratch, bind or otherwise harm any surface to which it’s applied.

To clean spent eggshells, simply wash them under cool, running water, using your fingertips to gently rub away any remaining egg membrane. (You’ll be able to feel when they’re clean: their insides will feel just like their outsides.) To dry them, drain out any standing water, then simply refrigerate them uncovered in a bowl overnight. Clean, dried eggshells can be stored covered and chilled indefinitely.

Sandra Vitt says

Worked for me! My pan looks like new!

Sandra Vitt says

Tried many suggestions, but none worked like this one! My pan now looks like I just bought it and it is almost thirty years old…..that’s All Clad for you. Best purchase I ever made!

so after you have cleaned it this way, does food stick again? I have burnt marmalade and want to make more but you know once its stuck even clean it seems to stick… any suggestions? I would be most grateful

Once you clean it, the pan returns to it’s normal state. The way to get food to not stick is not to burn it or not use too high of heat. Hope that helps!

THANK YOU! Like an idiot I burned spaghetti sauce and couldn’t get it off my (only!) nonstick stockpot… this method saved it. I also love that it doesn’t involve scary chemicals, just baking soda and water. Thanks again! =)

I was making rice krispies treats and when I mixed in the rice krispies I burnt it and the pot too, I was afraid I had ruined the pot and if I tried to scrap it off it would scratch the pot, so I googled it and chose the first link, It worked amazingly I barely had to scrub, and the pot was cleaner than when I found it, THIS IS AMAZING.

To be honest it was a wasted of my time. Tried it and I still can’t get the burnt food off any easier.

Hi, Bri!
Sorry to hear that.What a bummer.This little trick has worked for me so many times. And for countless others who have tried it.

What about the sides and lip of the pan? Boiling water won’t cover these, I need to salvage a Le Cruset casserole that I used for broiling,

What I’ve done is to get a large pot of water boiling and add the baking soda. I’ve then put the item/casserole pan into that water. It sticks out of pan, and you have to flip it around a few times to cover the entire surface. Hope that helps.

Ari Arenas says

This worked wonders !! Thank you so much, saved my life and my pan.

WooHoo! Glad I could help! 🙂

This 1000% works!! Absolutely desecrated a pan at my mother in laws house and thought I’d have to buy a new pan! Tried this, takes some elbow grease but it’s cleaner than ever!

Yay! Glad to hear. 🙂

I recently cooked tapioca pudding in a favourite pyrex glass saucepan, and it got burnt-on black horrible stuff on the bottom. Regular dishwashing & scraping didn’t do much to remove the stuff. I though I’d ruined my favourite pot,but I found your info, which I followed (water & baking soda). It worked like a charm! I’ve bookmarked your site (just in case I get crazy and want to make tapioca pudding again)! Thank You so much!

On, yay! So happy to hear this. 🙂

THANK YOU – You saved my favorite pot. It’s nothing expensive just a cheap Ikea pot – but it’s the best pot that I have. I was dreading getting lost in the maze of Ikea again. I stupidly complety forgot about a pasta sauce I was makeing – tried saoking, scrubbing with, Barkeepers friend, boiling with vinegar – this was the only thing that worked.

Yay! I totally know that feeling.

billie gonzalez says

I simply put COLD water into a burnt pan with baking soda and leave over night. (Especially for any type of protein–eggs, for instance–because low heat will not cause proteins to stick. I keep trying to convince my husband to use low heat (more healthful, first of all))—His cooking pans always need long soaking; mine generally don’t have anything stuck on them. LOW HEAT is the trick! Sometimes, the next day after scraping off the softened burnt or stuck gunk I might need to do it again with cold water, baking soda, and add white vinegar.. I also have found that stains (like from turmeric) come off dishes easily with a paste of baking soda. Ditto for stained coffee and tea cups, tomato sauce stains–also can add the vinegar. Now I use mostly baking soda as my basic (by hand) dish washing formula. Some people claim baking soda and/or vinegar in dishwasher will get rid of mold in dishwashers…did not work for me and now I don’t use a dishwasher, anyway. For extra sparkle and/or sanitizing, dishes/pots and pans you can add vinegar to hot water rinse. The baking soda also cleans stains out of stainless steel sinks, toilet bowls, shower stalls, and sanitizes garbage cans. And vinegar is great for spraying on cutting boards and counter tops/ stove tops to remove stain and to sanitize. (lemon juice also works) Vinegar is great for soaking combs and hair brushes. I use white vinegar and hot water for scrubbing wood floors, too.

I have been working through numerous bags of beef fat, rendering tallow. .. up until this last batch I was doing well keeping the pot clean, but this last batch had a bit more meat debris in it and the chitlins burned to the bottom of the pan and I could not scrape them off to save my life. I did not expect this method to work but sure enough, about 3 inches of water, about 1/4 cup soda, and 1/4 cup white vinegar did the trick! I was flabbergasted at how well it worked! I boiled about 5 minutes (careful it doesn’t foam over) and let it sit a few minutes as the foam dissipated, and it was 90%removed! The rest I was able to scrape away easily with a spatula. It saved my pot and I’m moving on to another batch! This is an extremely handy trick to know, thank you! !

How to Remove Burned-On Food from Your Pots and Pans. No more scrubbing and scraping. Try this easy trick. Works like a charm.

20 Magical Ways to Use Your Instant Pot

This post was originally published a few years back, but guess what!? We added four more ways to use our favorite kitchen appliance – texture-perfect applesauce, a big pot of spaghetti, comforting risotto, and our favorite pot roast. Let us know in the comments how else you like to use this magical machine. ✨


Let’s talk about the Instant Pot. Hands up if you’re part of the club?

For a first-timer, it can feel like some sort of mysterious potential-to-explode gadget that ends up sitting in the back of your kitchen cabinet for years out of fear. Or, it’s only lugged out to make that pot of brown rice or mysterious batch of dry beans (which, yes, is still an excellent use).

But we’ve been around the Instant Pot block a few times. And we’re here to tell you that this little beauty basically lives on our countertop at this point. It’s our rice cooker, soup maker, freezer meal magician, last-minute dinner miracle all in one. And we just can’t stop.

First things first – what is an Instant Pot?

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The Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker but also a slow cooker, yogurt maker, rice cooker, big sauté pot, steamer, and more. We have the 6-Quart Instant Pot Duo which is what we use for all our Instant Pot recipes. They also make a 3-Quart Instant Pot Mini and a hefty 8-quart Instant Pot.

The Instant Pot is an absolute game-changer, especially on busy nights. Most recipes are dump and cook, and all you have to do is set it all up and then WALK AWAY to do other fun stuff like watch TV, walk your dog, clean your house, have a dance party, etc.

BONUS: it also cooks food way faster (70%!) than other ways to cook and it’s all done in one pot. Do you get why we love this thing yet?

If you’re still not convinced, the Instant Pot is PRIME for meal prepping and freezer meals – no thawing required. You can check out all our freezer meal Instant Pot recipes here if you’re into that kind of stuff (answer: you definitely are).

We’ll also just drop the obvious: it’s also a pretty excellent gift for a certain holiday coming around the corner.

Alright, let’s get on with it. Here are some of our favorite ways to use this little gem.

1. Short Rib Beef Ragu

The Instant Pot is a master at shortening the cooking times for notoriously long recipes. Example: this beef ragu. Beef short ribs take hours in the oven to become fork tender, but all the Instant Pot needs is a little over 30 minutes. Serve it up over a giant bowl of pasta or gnocchi and you’ll never go back to oven roasting short ribs again.

2. Yogurt

One of the most OMG moments of owning an Instant Pot is when you realize you can make yogurt. It’s a bit time consuming, but simple and uncomplicated. You’ll want to make sure you have an instant read thermometer to check the temperature of the milk (the one you use for meat works perfectly!). The result is a creamy and naturally sweet yogurt.

3. Rice

Put a rice cooker on the list of appliances you now can move to the basement. ✔️ The Instant Pot is the BEST for perfectly cooked rice. Even better: you can cook rice AND all your fixings all in one pot like this Spicy Chicken Meal Prep with Rice and Beans.

4. Spiced Apple Cider

Drinks in the Instant Pot?! Oh yes. This fruity, mug full of happiness is at the top of the list. Completely hands-off, made in 15 minutes, and party ready. After the cider is finished cooking, keep the Instant Pot on warm and swap out the pressure cooking lid for the glass lid for easy self-serving. 👍🏼

5. All the Soups

We love making soup in the Instant Pot so much, we wrote an entire post about it. Our favorite though? This Wild Rice Soup. It’s magical, comforting, and has all-day simmered flavor in less than an hour.

6. Hard Boiled Eggs

Talk about a meal prep score. Having hard boiled eggs in the fridge is an instant breakfast, shortcut to amazing egg salad, or a pop of protein for lunch. Five minutes on high pressure, natural release 5 minutes, plunge in ice water, and peel – that’s it. MAGIC.

7. Whole Roasted Chicken

Don’t believe us? The Instant Pot can cook an entire 5-lb. chicken in 30 MINUTES and it’s juicy and amazing. ALSO: try laying the chicken on a bed of lemon slices and a generous sprinkling of herbs and salt. You’re welcome.

8. Baked Potatoes

Who doesn’t love a loaded baked potato. You can make a batch of potatoes in 12 MINUTES, which is the perfect amount of time for you gather a few toppings for a very ideal baked potato bar.

9. Mashed Potatoes

While we’re on the subject of potatoes, let’s talk mashed! These mashed potatoes are the creamiest, dreamiest potatoes full of cream cheese, butter, and herbs. YUM.

10. Steamed Brussels Sprouts (Or Any Steamed Veggies!)

Yes, steamed vegetables aren’t the most glamorous of recipes, but they are an old standby for good reason. A swish of olive oil and sprinkle of salt and you’re in veggie heaven.

11. Dried Chickpeas (OR any dried beans!)

Making dried beans the traditional way can be overwhelmingly time consuming. There’s soaking and simmering and boiling and it’s just a WHOLE THING. The Instant Pot basically solves all those problems. Pop the dried beans in the Instant Pot, cover with water, and cook for about 30 minutes. No pre-soaking required!

12. Steel Cut Oats

Making steel cut oatmeal in the Instant Pot is a no-brainer. No watching to see if your pot on the stove will boil over. No worrying about over or under cooking. No fear of burnt oatmeal stuck to the bottom of the pot. Just put the oats in the pot with water (or almond milk if you’re feeling fancy) and cook. The result is a creamy, nutty pot of steel cut oats.

13. Kettle Corn

We’re delving into snack territory! More specifically, POPCORN. Honestly, popping any type of popcorn in the Instant Pot is pretty slick, but we’re partial to the sweet saltiness of kettle corn.

14. Cheesecake

Well hello, cheesecake! This might be the most magical of ways we’ve got. Since the Instant Pot uses steam to cook, it makes for an over-the-top creamy cheesecake that’s done in just 35 minutes. Also, this tiny little 7-inch springform pan is JUST TOO CUTE.

15. Ribs

RIBS! Yes, we’re serious. They take 5 minutes to prep then 30ish minutes of cook time. Pro tip: finish them with extra sauce under the broiler to take them over the top.

16. Mac and Cheese

This dreamy Mac and Cheese is made with all real ingredients and it’s faster than the boxed stuff. Honestly. SO fast. Just 5 ingredients and 4 minutes of cook time.

17. Applesauce

The best snack for kids and adults (and with cinnamon?? yes.). And instead of standing over a stove, simmering away, all you have to do is pop it all in the Instant Pot and let it do its work.

18. Pot Roast

One of our new favorites this year, and honestly, better than any slow-cooked or braised pot roast in our book. Tender beef, perfect potatoes, earthy mushrooms, and a delicious made-in-the-same-pot gravy all over top.

19. Risotto

Woweeeee another *usually* high maintenance one transformed into zero maintenance. There’s still nothing like a slow-simmered risotto on the stove, but honestly, you don’t lose anything other than the experience with this one.

20. Spaghetti

Spaghetti. In the Instant Pot!? Uh huh. As our recipe tester said: “Surprisingly delicious!” We’ll take any opportunity for less-to-zero extra dishes, and this one takes the cake (er, pot).

Favorite Accessories for the Instant Pot

Your Instant Pot will come with what you’ll need for most recipes, but if you want to fully immerse yourself into its wonders, you may want to pick up a few of these extras.

7-inch Springform Pan

If you have ever made cheesecake before, than you know the magic of a springform pan! Cheesecake bliss to follow.

Extra Silicone Rings

Yes, it’s true that the Instant Pot comes with a silicone sealing ring, but it’s a good idea to have a spare (or two!). If you use your Instant Pot for spicy chili or saucy meats, over time the silicone ring can become stained and hold onto some less-than-ideal “flavors” (totally yum, right?). If you are hoping to use your Instant Pot for both sweet and savory recipes, it’s a good idea to have designated sweet and savory silicone rings.

Glass Instant Pot Lid

For when you want to turn your Instant Pot into a slow cooker! MAGIC. It also let’s you see your food while it cooks which is essential for things like that homemade kettle corn above – which is one of our newest obsessions.

ALSO, you can swap out the pressure cooking lid with this one after cook time to make it easier to serve up pots of chili or even homemade apple cider. #winning

LOVE YOU FOREVER, INSTANT POT. ❤️ Here’s where you can find the Instant Pot once more if you’re feeling inspired.

What else can it do that we’re missing? We need to know. 👇🏼

November 19, 2020

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20 Magical Ways to Use Your Instant Pot! From soups, to yogurt, to snacks, and more. Our favorite all-purpose kitchen gadget!