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If you have jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon, there is no doubt you have encountered this problem.
That pesky outer rim gets gunked up pretty quickly. Click To Tweet
Especially if you don’t stay on top of it. Raise your hand if that’s you. :/ They say confession is good for the soul.
I see people asking all the time in the Instant Pot Community Facebook group, how to clean the outer rim.
I’ll show you a super quick and easy way to clean your Instant Pot outer rim!
We silly human beings tend to overthink and complicate the simplest things. I am as guilty as anyone! Sometimes ugly messes in tiny spaces can cause one to overthink. Let’s just keep it simple shall we?
No Fancy Tools Needed
Cleaning your Instant Pot outer rim requires no fancy tools, special gadgets or cleaning products. You need only a washcloth and hot water! If you let it go a bit too long, maybe a drop of soap or a little of my Diy All-Purpose cleaner. 🙂
Start by wetting your washcloth with as hot of water as you can stand.
You are going to start by placing the corner of the wet washcloth over the edge of the Instant Pot rim, like so.
Gather the washcloth a little at a time, and continue to push it over the rim until it is bunched up and you can’t push any more of the washcloth into the rim crack.
The idea is to get the washcloth to touch as much of the rim surface as possible.
Once you have the washcloth bunched into the rim as far as it will go, you want to slide the washcloth around the rim.
As you slide, apply a bit of pressure to make sure the cloth picks up all the debris in the rim.
And walla! See how easily it wipes clean?!
For any debris that may have been left behind, use a toothpick or a cotton swab to loosen it. Wipe the loosened debris with your washcloth.
So Fresh and so Clean!
In a matter of minutes, your Instant Pot outer rim will be clean as a whistle!
And now you’re ready to make a mess of it again! ♥ Here are a few recipes you might like:
Hope you enjoyed this post! Do you have any quick tips involving your instant pot?
Leigh Ann 🙂