Welcome back, eco-friendly kitchen enthusiasts! This is the final part of our Instant Pot series, and today we're talking about the most important part of any kitchen appliance - cleaning and maintenance! But before we dive in, let's take a moment to appreciate our favorite products from Two Pillars:
First up, the Duo Cover® - the next-generation microwave gadget that delivers leftovers that taste better than the first time! With its MoistureLock™ technology, this silicone microwave splatter guard mat keeps your food moist and your microwave sparkling clean. Plus, it saves your fingers from those 'ouchie' moments when plates get hot!
Next, we have the ZipBag®, a reusable silicone storage bag that's perfect for keeping your favorite snacks crisp, storing fresh produce or leftovers, bringing food on the go or cooking sous vide! Say goodbye to single-use plastic bags and hello to a sustainable solution.
Then we have the Swedish Dishcloth, the perfect, all-natural substitute for paper towels and cleaning cloths! With just one Swedish Dishcloth, you can replace 17 rolls of paper towels, plus they're compostable. It's the ultimate plastic-free cleaning solution.
Finally, we have the UniLid®, the universal lid that fits all shapes and sizes with food tracking. Say goodbye to plastic wrap and hello to an eco-friendly replacement. It's the perfect addition to any kitchen.
Now, let's get back to the Instant Pot. After creating delicious meals with your Instant Pot, it's essential to keep it clean and well-maintained. Here are some tips to ensure your Instant Pot stays in tip-top shape:
1: Clean after every use
This may seem obvious, but it's essential to clean your Instant Pot after every use. Use a sponge or cloth with warm, soapy water to wipe down the interior and exterior of the pot.
2: Remove food residue
For stubborn food residue, use a non-abrasive sponge or cloth with a bit of baking soda and water to scrub it off.
3: Clean the sealing ring
The sealing ring is an essential component of the Instant Pot, so it's important to keep it clean. Remove the sealing ring after each use and wash it with warm, soapy water. Be sure to inspect it for any cracks or damage and replace if necessary.
4: Clean the vent and steam release handle -
These areas can get clogged with food and debris, so it's important to keep them clean. Use a toothbrush or small brush to clean the vent and steam release handle thoroughly.
5: Store properly
When storing your Instant Pot, make sure it's completely dry and stored in a dry, cool place. Don't forget to store the lid and accessories separately.
And there you have it - some simple tips for cleaning and maintaining your Instant Pot! Remember to incorporate eco-friendly products like the Duo Cover®, ZipBag®, Swedish Dishcloth, and UniLid® into your kitchen routine for a more sustainable lifestyle. They're perfect for meal prep, leftovers, and so much more. Plus, they make the perfect eco-friendly birthday, Father's Day, Mother's Day, or Valentine's Day gift for your daughter or son's first apartment.