Tips for Cleaning Your Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers are becoming increasingly popular in many homes as the must-have kitchen accessory. Pressure cookers are both an energy-saving and time-saving alternative to the traditional oven. These magic pressure-cooking pots can do almost everything from steam and boil to roast and stew, but sadly one thing a pressure cooker can’t do, is clean itself.

Food can easily become burnt on if left in the cooker for too long, this food if not cleaned away, can leave a grimey, greasy coating on your pressure cooker. It’s important to keep your pressure cooker clean to keep it in good working order and ensure your meals taste delicious.

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If you are new to the world of pressure cookers, follow our top tips below on how to clean a pressure cooker and achieve sparkling clean results!

How to Deep Clean a Pressure Cooker

  1. Safety first: Before you begin cleaning your pressure cooker, unplug the cooker from the mains.
  2. Remove the inner pot and then clean the outside and inside of the outer pot with a clean damp cloth.
  3. Use a small brush to remove any food crumbs from the inside of the pot and the rim of the pressure cooker.
  4. Clean the lid of your pressure cooker with warm water, washing up liquid and a clean sponge.
  5. Next, clean the sealing ring, which can be found on the underside of the lid. You can clean the silicone ring on the top rack of your dishwasher or steam clean it to remove any food odours. If you notice the cooker sealing ring is damaged, it is recommended that you replace the ring to ensure your pressure cooker performs correctly.
  6. Now wash the inner pot and steam rack or any other accessories you use with your pressure cooker. Most inner pots of pressure cookers are dishwasher safe, however it’s important to check the manual for your make and model of cooker.
  7. Finally reassemble all the parts of your pressure cooker, and that’s it! Your pressure cooker is sparkling clean and ready for more delicious slow cooked stews.


Everyday Pressure Cooker Cleaning (after every use):

  • Clean the inner pot, most are dishwasher safe (but double-check in product manual), pop it into the dishwasher with your other dishes after dinner.
  • Wipe over the inside and outside of the pressure cooker with a wet cloth.
  • Clean the sealing ring, like the inner pot, most pressure cooker seals are safe to wash in the top rack of the dishwasher. Cleaning the sealing ring will ensure the ring does not absorb food odours, which could affect the taste of subsequent meals.
  • Finally, wipe the inside of the cooker lid with a wet cloth to remove any food splatters from cooking.

Cleaning your pressure cooker after every use will ensure your next meal does not have a taste of the previous meal and reduce the risk of grime building up.  Performing a deep clean every couple of weeks will ensure your pressure cooker lives a long and productive life!

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