Getting started with your Instant Pot Duo Plus with WhisperQuiet

Four easy steps to Instant Pot success!

1.1 Product explained
1.2 The Lid and Sealing Ring

Always use the lid that is provided with your Instant Pot. When the lid is closed, the sealing ring creates an airtight seal between the lid and the inner pot. Please note the lid is self sealing.

1.3 Learn about pressure release

To release pressure, Move the quick release switch from Seal to Vent and wait until the float valve drops into the lid.

Watch the video to learn how to learn about pressure release.

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 Plus for the first time, you must perform a pressure-cooking test run to ensure everything is working correctly. ​​

3.1 Pressure cooking

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

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: 3L – 350ml, 5.7L – 375ml, 8L – 500 ml.
  • Do not overfill the inner pot, and ensure all contents are below the PC Max – 2/3 line shown.
3.2 Slow Cook

Watch the video to learn how to slow cook.

Settings Equivalent to
Less Low 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.
3.3 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
  • Do not put the lid on when using the Sauté function.
  • Always deglaze the inner pot after sautéing.
3.4 Rice

Watch the video to learn how to use the Rice setting in your Instant Pot.

3.5 Steam

Watch the video to learn how to Steam in your Instant Pot.

3.6 Yogurt

Watch the video to learn how to make yogurt in your Instant Pot, or follow our How to guide on the blog.

3.7 Sous Vide

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

3.8 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)

3.9 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 Recipes to get you started

Try these simple, base recipes to get you started cooking with your Instant Pot Duo.

4.2 Downloadable recipe eBooks

 Join the Instant Pot UK Facebook Community to access our growing collection of downloadable Recipe eBooks.

The eBooks can be found in the files section of the community.

4.4 Full recipe collection

Tried and tested recipes to try at home.

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.

All parts of your Duo aside from the multi cooker base and power lead are dishwasher safe.

For the steam rack and lid and lid parts, place on the top rack of the dishwasher only. Remove all parts of the lid before cleaning.

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

Refer to user manual for status messages and error codes.

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