It's not just a supercharged pressure cooker -- it's a way of life. How to use your Instant Pot: Everything you've wanted to know. It's not just a supercharged pressure cooker -- it's a way of life. How to Use Instant Pot. Now that I use it all the time and I’m developing recipes and converting recipes (can’t wait to share several of those in the near future!) I laugh at how lost I felt that first time. I seriously opened it up, read the directions, and still wondering how to use Instant Pot pressure cookers correctly. Our Ultimate Instant Pot Beginners Guide on How to Use Instant Pot Pressure Cooker! Includes Step-by-Step Photos, Tips, Videos to help you get started and build confidence before first use. We will continue to update this guide, so be sure to bookmark this page. Psst: Here’s why you should trade your slow cooker for an Instant Pot. Release the pressure safely. When you release the pressure, the escaping steam will be very hot—hot enough to burn you. So make sure the hole on top of the steam release is facing away from you before pressing the release button. The front of the Instant Pot looks like the dashboard of a rocket ship. So many buttons and settings! When I first got mine, I was a bit intimidated. After much experimentation and tons of use I now know how to use the Instant Pot. Find tips on getting started with your Instant Pot and watch our series of how to videos on the various features and functions of your new appliance. How to Use Instant Pot as a Pressure Cooker - Duration: 13:41. Instant Pot 1,180,093 views. 13:41. How to use the Instant Pot - Instant Pot 101 for Beginners - Duration: 13:12. Our Latest Instant Pot Newcomers Guide on How to Use Instant Pot! With so many switches and uses, an IP can be pretty complicated for a beginner. Got a new Instant Pot but not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered! Think of this as your driver’s ed. You’ll be pressure cooking easy dinners, pantry basics, and desserts (yes, desserts!) in no time.