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The Steamed Lemon Trick For Getting Any Smells Out Of An Instant Pot
If you use your Instant Pot often, it can take on an unpleasant odor. The cause of the smell can usually be traced to the rubber sealing ring inside the lid.
While the smell won't affect your food, it can permeate the entire house. There is a way to rid yourself of the odors by using a little lemon, vinegar, and steam.
Perform a little cleaning magic by adding lemon rinds, some water, and vinegar to your Instant Pot, hit the steam setting, and let it run for a few minutes.
As for the type of vinegar to use, white vinegar is preferable, but if you can only find a bottle of apple cider vinegar, you can use that instead.
While you should clean your Instant Pot after every use, you should deep-clean it with the lemon and vinegar after every eight to 10 meals you cook.
Another option is to put the Instant Pot’s sealing ring in the dishwasher if you have a dishwasher-safe brand, but if that smell has been present for a while, it may not be enough.