Getting started with your Instant Pot Duo Crisp Air Fryer.

Four easy steps to Instant Pot success!

1.1 Product explained
Instant Pot Duo Crisp Air Fryer
1.2 The Pressure Cooking Lid and Sealing Ring

Always use the Pressure Cooking lid that is provided with your Instant Pot when using a wet cooking function. When the lid is closed, the sealing ring creates an airtight seal between the lid and the inner pot.

1.3 The Air Fryer Lid and cover

When using a dry cooking function, use the Air Fryer lid provided. The protective cover can be used to protect the heating element.

1.4 Learn about pressure release

To release pressure, press the quick release button down until it clicks and locks into the Vent position.

2.1 Clean before use

Wash the Inner Cooking Pot with hot water and soap, dry thoroughly. Wipe the heating element inside the cooker base and the inside of the lid to remove any stray packaging particles.

2.2 Locate the condensation collector

The condensation collector sits at the back of the cooker base and accumulates overflow moisture. It should be installed before cooking, then emptied and rinsed out after each use. ​
To remove, pull the condensation collector away from the cooker base; do not pull down. ​
To install, align the grooves on the condensation collector with the tabs on the back of the cooker base and slide the condensation collector into place.

2.3 Perform a test run

Before using your new Duo Crisp for the first time, you must perform a pressure-cooking test run to ensure everything is working correctly. ​

3.1 Pressure cooking

Watch the video to learn how to pressure cook.

Level PSI Use for
High Pressure 10.2 – 11.6 Meat, poultry, root, vegetables, oats, beans, grains, stew, chilli
Low Pressure 5.8 – 7.2 Fish, seafood, soft vegetables, rice, egg
Tips for best results
  • Always deglaze before Pressure cooking.
  • Always add liquid when Pressure cooking.
  • Liquids should be water-based, such as broth, stick, soup or juice. If using canned, condensed, or cream-based soup, add water to ensure you meet the minimum liquid required: 5.7L – 375ml minimum, 8L – 500ml minimum.
  • Do not overfill the inner pot, and ensure all contents are below the PC Max – 2/3 line shown.
3.2 Air Fry

Watch the video to learn how to switch the lids and go form wet cooking function to a dry cooking function.

3.3 Slow Cook

Watch the video to learn how to slow cook.

Settings Equivalent to
Less Low setting on standard slow cookers
Normal Medium setting on standard slow cookers
More High setting on standard slow cookers
Tips for best results
  • Set for a minimum of 10 hours (10:00).
  • Automatically sets to ‘Keep Warm’. Press Keep Warm setting to deactivate.
3.4 Sauté

Watch the video to learn how to sauté and deglaze.

Settings Equivalent to
Less Simmering, thickening and reducing liquids
Normal Pan searing or sautéing
More Stir-frying or browning meat
Tips for best results
  • Set for a minimum of 10 hours (10:00).
  • Automatically sets to ‘Keep Warm’. Press Keep Warm setting to deactivate.
3.5 Sous Vide

Watch the video to learn how to Sous Vide in your Instant Pot.

3.6 Additional Dry Cooking Functions
  • Steam
  • Roast
  • Bake
  • Grill
  • Dehydrate
3.7 Delay Start

Delay Start can be set from between 10 minutes (00:10) and 24 hours (24:00).

(Not available with the Sauté or Yogurt Smart Programmes)

3.8 Keep Warm

When cooking is complete, the display shows End if Keep Warm is turned off. If not, the timer begins counting from 00:00 up to 10 hours (10:00).

4.1 Full recipe collection

Tried & Tested Recipes for you to try at home.

4.2 Cooking time guidance

Download our cooking timetable.

4.3 Downloadable recipe eBooks

Join the Instant Pot UK Facebook Community to access our growing collection downloadable Recipe eBooks.
Available in the guides section.

Extra product information

Clean your Instant Pot after each use. Always unplug the unit and let all parts cool to room temperature before cleaning. Before use or storing, make sure all surfaces are dry.

For the air frying basket, pressure cooking cover and condensation collector, hand wash or place on the top rack of the dishwasher only.

If Multicooker base and power cord need cleaning, WIPE ONLY with a damp cloth.

Note: Check the condensation collector after each use and empty and clean it as needed. Do not allow food or moisture to sit in the condensation collector, as harmful bacteria may result.

Note: Some discolouration may occur after machine washing, but this will not affect the multicooker’s safety or performance.

Status Messages

Please refer to scrolling message bar for cooking prompts and the user manual for error codes.

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