Reading recipes for an Instant Pot can sometimes feel like youâ€™re reading another language! Here are some definitions, and descriptions for those crazy codes!
IP - Instant Pot - We donâ€™t use this abbreviation often, but just in case! ðŸ™‚
QR - Quick Release - Set valve to “venting” when cooking has finished.. This quickly releases the pressure. Be very careful when using this - the steam that comes out of the vent will be HOT. I like to use the spoon that came with my IP ( ðŸ˜‰ ) as a tool to move the valve to venting.
NR or NPR - Natural (Pressure) Release - Do not move the valve when cooking has finished. Allow pressure to naturally drop on its own. You may see things likeÂ 10 minute NPR - this would mean to allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then move the valve to venting.
Liner or Inner Pot -Â We often refer to the stainless steel bowl as a liner or inner pot for the cooker base. We donâ€™t say pour the water in the “pot,” because want to make sure everyone puts the liner/inner pot in first! ðŸ™‚ We donâ€™t want any accidents!
HP -Â High Pressure - Some of the IPâ€™s have low pressure and high pressure options.
PIPÂ -Â Pot in Pot - Food is cooked in another dish that is placed in the IP.
SlingÂ -Â Sling - Some recipes may call for a foil “sling.” This is often made of a strip of foil that wraps under a dish, with the two ends sticking up to assist in removing the dish when cooking “PIP.”
TrivetÂ - This is the metal rack that comes with the IP. It is placed in the pot, and keeps the food out of the liquid.