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DUOTM Multi-Use Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot DUO Multi-Use Pressure Cooker

Getting Started Guide

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Welcome to the world of Instant cooking.

Hello! Thank you for welcoming us into your kitchen.
Having families ourselves, we developed the Instant PotTM DuoTM to allow busy families and professionals alike to cook healthy, delicious meals more easily and in less time.
We have partnered with chefs, authors and bloggers to compile a collection of recipes that we hope you enjoy!
Happy Cooking!

Robert J. Wang

Robert J. Wang
Founder & Chief Innovation Officer

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Initial SetupInitial Setup

  • Remove all packaging material from in and around the cooker, and verify that all parts are accounted for.
  • Place the cooker on a stable, level surface, away from external heat sources.
  • Read all Important Safeguards in the included Safety, Maintenance & Warranty booklet before use. Failure to do so may result in property damage and/or personal injury.
  • Follow Care & Cleaning instructions in the included Safety, Maintenance & Warranty booklet to wash the cooker before cooking.
  • Do not remove safety warning stickers from lid, serial number from bottom, or rating label from back of cooker base.

 

Caution
Never use the cooker on a stovetop. Do not place appliance on or in close proximity to a hot gas or electric burner, or a heated oven; heat from an external source will damage appliance.

Cooker Parts Overview

Cooker Parts Overview

Cooker Parts Overview 2

 

Cooker Parts Overview 1

Images are for reference only. Refer to actual product.

Getting Started

Open & Close Lid

When cooker is plugged in, it will play a jingle when the lid is opened and closed.

DUO NOVA Multi-Use Pressure Cooker - Open

Open: Grip handle and turn lid counter-clock-wise untilSymbol symbol on lid is aligned withLock - SymbolSymbol symbol on rim of cooker base. Lift lid up and
off of cooker base.
*Note: Always check lid for damage prior to cooking.

DUO NOVA Multi-Use Pressure Cooker - Close

Close: Grip handle and align the Symbolsymbol on lid with Lock - SymbolSymbolon rim of cooker base. Lower lid into track, then turn lid clockwise until Symbolsymbol on the lid lines up
withLock - SymbolSymbolindicator on base.

Check Sealing Ring & Sealing Ring Rack

Remove: Pull sealing ring out from behind sealing ring rack.

DUO NOVA Multi-Use Pressure Cooker - Remove
Inspect sealing ring rack. It should be centered in the lid and an even height all the way around.
Sealing ring must be installed before use.

Install: Place sealing ring over sealing ring rack and press into place. Ensure entire sealing ring is snug behind sealing ring rack.

DUO NOVA Multi-Use Pressure Cooker - Install

After closing the lid, the sealing ring creates an airtight seal between lid and cooker base.
The sealing ring is an integral part of product safety. Replace your sealing ring every 12-18 months or when deformation or damage is noticed.

DUO NOVA Multi-Use Pressure Cooker - None

Caution

Always check for cuts or deformations in sealing ring prior to cooking. Only use authorized Instant Pot® sealing rings. Failure to follow these instructions may cause food to discharge, which may lead to personal injury or property damage.

Sealing rings may stretch over time. Do not use a stretched or damaged sealing ring. If puckering occurs, replace sealing ring.

Remove & Install Float Valve

The float valve has 2 positions. It pops up to indicate when the cooker is pressurized, and lowers into the lid when the cooker is depressurized.
Refer to “Venting Methods” section in this Guide for information on releasing pressure.

Remove & Install Float Valve - Pressurized

Remove: Place one finger on the flat top of float valve. Turn lid over. Detach silicone cap from bottom side of float valve. Remove float valve from top of lid. Do not discard float valve or silicone cap.

Remove & Install Float Valve - Top & Bottom

The float valve and silicone cap must be installed before use to seal in pressurized steam.

Install: Drop float valve into float valve hole on top of lid. Place one finger on the flat top of float valve. Turn lid over. Attach silicone cap to bottom of float valve.

Caution

While float valve is up, contents of cooker are pressurized. Do not touch the float valve while the cooker is pressurized. Do not attempt to remove the lid while the cooker is pressurized.

Remove & Install Anti-Block Shield

Remove: Grip lid and press firmly against side of anti-block shield (pressing towards side of lid and up) until it pops off the prongs underneath.

Anti-block shield must be installed before use and cleaned frequently.

Install: Place anti-block shield over prongs and press down until it snaps into position.

Anti-block shield prevents food particles from coming up through the steam release pipe, assisting with pressure regulation.

Remove & Install Anti-Block Shield

Remove & Install Steam Release Handle

Remove: Pull steam release handle up and off steam release pipe.

Steam release handle must be installed before use, and cleaned frequently.

Install: Place steam release handle on steam release pipe and press down. Fits loosely when installed properly, but will remain in place when the lid is turned over.

Remove & Install Steam Release Handle

Remove & Clean Inner Pot

Remove inner pot from cooker base and wash with hot water and dish soap before first use.

Wipe outer surfaces of inner pot and heating element to ensure they are dry and free of food debris. Failure to do so may damage the cooker.

Place inner pot into cooker base before cooking. Food must be placed only in the inner pot, not cooker base.

The inner pot is an integral part of product safety. Always use an authorized Instant Pot® inner pot made for this model when cooking. Failure to do so may cause personal injury or property damage.

Remove & Clean Inner Pot

*Note: Always check inner pot for dents or deformations prior to cooking.

Caution

To avoid risk of personal injury and/or property damage, do not pour food or liquid into cooker base.

WARNING
Do not fill the inner pot higher than the PC MAX — 2/3 line (Pressure Cooking Maximum), as indicated on the inner pot.
Exercise extreme caution when cooking and venting food such as applesauce, cranberries, pearl barley, oatmeal, split peas, noodles, etc., as these foods may foam,  froth, or spatter, and may clog the steam release pipe and/or steam release valve. Do not fill the inner pot higher than the — 1/2 line when cooking these foods.

Install Condensation Collector

Install: On back of cooker base, align grooves on condensation collector over tabs and push condensation collector into place.

The condensation collector accumulates excess water and should be installed before cooking. Must be emptied and rinsed after use.
Remove: Pull condensation collector away from cooker base. Do not pull down on condensation collector.

Install Condensation Collector

Venting Methods

Venting Methods

Once cooking completes, there are 2 methods to release pressure:
Natural Release (NR)
Leave the steam release handle in the “Sealing” position. The cooker dissipates heat so pressure releases naturally over time.

Sealing

This method must be used when cooking food such as soups, stews or chilis, as well as food that expands, such as beans and grains.
Note: Depressurization time will vary based upon volume of food and liquid.

May take 10-40 minutes, or longer.

Quick Release (QR)
Move steam release handle from “Sealing” to “Venting”.
A continuous stream of steam will release through the top of the steam release handle until the float valve drops into the lid.
Note: It will be loud!

Venting

If spatter occurs, move the steam release handle back to “Sealing”, and try again after a few minutes.
If spatter continues, use NR to vent remaining pressure.

CAUTION
Float valve will drop when cooker has depressurized. Do not attempt to open the lid while the float valve is still popped up.

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Initial Test Run (Water Test)

  1. Add 3 cups (24 oz / 750 mL) water to inner pot.
  2. Insert inner pot into cooker base.
  3. 3 & 6 Quart: Secure power cord to base connection socket. Ensure connection is tight.
    Connect power cord to a 120V power source.
    Display indicates “OFF”.
  4. Align on lid with on cooker base.
    Lower lid into track, then turn lid clockwise until jingle sounds.
  5. Turn steam release handle to “Sealing” position.
  6. Select Smart Program: Pressure Cook.
  7. Use the + / – keys to adjust cook time to “00:05” minutes.
    Note: The Instant Pot will save any customization made to cook time.
    After 10 seconds, cooker displays “On” to indicate that it has begun Pre-heating.
  8. Float valve rises when the cooker has pressurized
    Once pressurized, Cooking begins and display changes
    from “On” to cook time countdown.
  9. When the Smart Program completes, the cooker begins
    Keep Warm or display indicates “End”.
  10. Turn steam release handle to “Venting” position.
    Steam will release through top of the steam release handle.
    Float valve will drop when the pressure has been fully released.
  11. To open, turn the lid counter-clockwise until a jingle sounds.
  12. Discard water and dry inner pot.
  13. Start cooking!
    For details on Smart Programs and operation instructions, view the full manual at instantpot.com

More ControlsInstant Pot DUO Multi-Use Pressure Cooker

  • Cancel
    Press to stop a Smart Program at any time. Cooker returns to Standby and display indicates “OFF”.
  • Delay Start
    Postpone cooking up to 24 hours. Select a Smart Program and if desired, adjust the cook time, then press Delay Start to turn the setting on. Use the + / – keys to adjust the number of hours before cooking will begin.
  • Keep Warm
    Setting turns on by default after cooking completes on all Smart Programs except Sauté and Yogurt. Once Smart Program is selected, press Keep Warm to turn the setting off.
  • Sound On
    When in Standby, press and hold “+” key until display indicates “S On”.
  • Sound Off
    When in Standby, press and hold “–” key until display indicates “SOFF”.
    Note: Error code alerts cannot be silenced.

Smart Programs

Instant Pot DUO Multi-Use Pressure Cooker - Smart Programs

Instant Pot DUO Multi-Use Pressure Cooker - Smart Programs 1

Instant Pot DUO Multi-Use Pressure Cooker - Smart Programs 2

Pressure cooking Smart Programs operate at High (10.2 ~ 11.6psi) or Low (5.8 ~ 7.2psi) pressure. Higher pressure results in higher temperature.

Enjoy time well spent

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  1. there is no meat/stew button on the smart keyboard. this is your Instant Pot Duo Plus 6 Quart 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker. so what setting do i use to cook meat

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