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Instant Pot Update!

Right after I posted tonight’s blog, I realized the error of my ways, that water doesn’t go into the outer pot, just the inner pot.

Back to the drawing board.


5 Responses to Instant Pot Update!

  1. Nancy Kissack says:

    About your chili … if you don’t have enough water or liquid in the cooking pot, it won’t come to temperature.  It’s always very important to have at least one cup of liquid in the pot.  NOT the outer pot as you have discovered, but all liquid goes in the INNER pot, along with whatever you are cooking.   Cooking meat?  Add one cup of water (or broth) to the pot.  Cooking vegetables?  I put them in a steamer basket with one cup of water.  Also, if food gets burnt or stuck to the bottom of the pan, it basically shuts itself off and won’t heat up.  The instant pot is all about cooking with steam pressure … no liquid, no pressure, no cooking.  Hope this helps!!

    • gregwhite says:


      Thanks. We had plenty of liquid as we like our chili kind of soupy. Appreciate the other info.

      Thanks for reading our blog. We appreciate your comments.


  2. Leonard Coffelt says:

    It sounds like Nancy’s advice means you are going to soupy chilli, which is what I prefer. I hate dry chilli.

    • gregwhite says:


      We kind of go in the other direction, and like it more wet.

      Thanks for reading our blog. We appreciate your comments.


  3. C Williams says:

    Greg, The Instant Pot only heats from the bottom unlike a crock pot that heats from the bottom and sides. When we make chili we press the bean/chili button which cooks under pressure for 30 minutes and then we use the slow cooker function if we want it to continue cooking for up to 4 hours more. You will find though that the chili is pretty good to eat after the 30 minutes bean/chili selection.

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