Instant Pot Sealing Ring
More and more families have purchased Instant Pot electric pressure cookers. People use the electric pressure cooker frequently every day.
Because of the high frequency of using Instant Pot pressure cooker, we need to check some important parts of the cooker. For example, the aging degree of the rubber seal is very important.
The function of the sealing ring of the pressure cooker is mainly to: Provide a simple and effective method to build pressure, maintain the air tightness of the pressure cooker appliance, and maintain the steam stored in the pot by providing better grip and tightness.
Instant Pot officially recommends that the sealing ring of Instant Pot pressure cooker must be replaced every 18 to 24 months. If you use the Instant Pot pressure cooker more times, the replacement cycle will be shorter. This is for safety reasons. The sealing ring of any pressure cooker must be aged after a long time, so be sure to observe the sealing ring of your Instant Pot pressure cooker. If you feel that it is not working well, please replace it in time.
Let's take a look at the comparison between the new Sealing Ring and the old one, you can see that the difference is huge, and it is not safe to use the old sealing ring:
In addition, we can see that Instant Pot Sealing Ring is made of high-quality, durable, BPA-free food-grade silicone, which is FDA compatible Food. No harm to the environment. It is free from lead and other toxic materials such as BPA. The sturdy silicone construction is designed for longevity and function and does not leach any chemicals.
The following photo shows the appearance of the pressure cooker cover with a new sealing ring:
This seal can be cleaned in the dishwasher. However, you must first check the model of you Instant Pot electric pressure cooker, and buy the right Sealing Ring that suits your pressure cooker.
In addition, please do not use this seal ring on other pressure cookers, it may cause leakage.
Generally, there are two new Instant Pot Sealing Rings in one package.
Where to buy
Currently, Instant Pot pressure cookers are sold in either Amazon or several local stores in the United States or Canada, but it seems that buying Sealing Ring seals is not always available. Therefore, it may be more convenient to buy online.