The 5 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Using the Instant Pot

Welcome to Set It & Forget It, a series about all the ways we rely on our Crock-Pots, Instant Pots, and ovens during the colder months.

As an Instant Pot lover (and the author of multiple Instant Pot cookbooks), I get asked often: What am I doin…

Welcome to Set It & Forget It, a series about all the ways we rely on our Crock-Pots, Instant Pots, and ovens during the colder months.


As an Instant Pot lover (and the author of multiple Instant Pot cookbooks), I get asked often: What am I doing wrong? Maybe it’s the BURN message glaring at you balefully (yes, that means something is burning), or your silicone sealing ring is improperly positioned. I’ve even seen people forget to put the stainless steel insert back into their Instant Pots before pouring in the ingredients. Apart from these kinds of technical difficulties, here are the less obvious things I see all the time.

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6 Very Good Recipes That Prove an Air Fryer Belongs in Your Kitchen

I’m a gadget geek, so it’s no surprise that I was fascinated by the air fryer when it first came on the scene. Especially since I’m also a busy cook; if a gadget doesn’t make my life easier, then I’ve got no time for it. (Too few hours in the day to me…

I’m a gadget geek, so it’s no surprise that I was fascinated by the air fryer when it first came on the scene. Especially since I’m also a busy cook; if a gadget doesn’t make my life easier, then I’ve got no time for it. (Too few hours in the day to mess with one that messes with me!)

I am all about ruthless efficiency, in other words.

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My Famous Instant Pot French Garlic Chicken Is the Creamiest, Dreamiest Dinner

Welcome to Set It & Forget It, a new series about all the ways we rely on our slow cookers, Instant Pots, and ovens during the colder months. Whether it’s a long braise on the stove or a quick burst in the pressure cooker, one thing’s for sure: Com…

Welcome to Set It & Forget It, a new series about all the ways we rely on our slow cookers, Instant Pots, and ovens during the colder months. Whether it’s a long braise on the stove or a quick burst in the pressure cooker, one thing’s for sure: Comfort food means comfort cooking.


Hi, my name is Urvashi. You may know me as the Butter Chicken Lady (yep, that's my recipe). The New York Times profiled me the other week. I'm a scientist, home cook, and cookbook author. I also write the blog Two Sleevers, which is where I like to share easy and delicious recipes from around the world with foodies who enjoy good food—but don’t always have the time to cook elaborate meals.

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