The 22 Best Instant Pot Tips You'll Wish You'd Known Sooner

    Sourced from the Instant Pot community on Facebook, which is a kind, wholesome, helpful kind of place that gives me hope for the future of humanity.

    1. Make yogurt the "cold start" way — it's way easier and better tasting.

    2. Use a binder clip to keep the inner pot from moving around while stirring.

    3. Instant Pot vinyl decals are an actual thing and I can't believe I didn't know this sooner??

    4. Thicken up beef stew using instant mashed potatoes or xantham gum.

    5. A hard-boiled egg loaf is the fastest, easiest way to make egg salad in bulk — with no peeling or ice bath or any of that fuss.

    6. But if you DO want to make a bunch of hard-boiled eggs in your IP, use the 5-5-5 method.

    7. Use pre-cut foil sheets to batch-make hamburger patties.

    8. "Eggroll in a Bowl" is the low carb recipe you never knew you needed.

    9. Bar Keepers Friend will remove the stains at the bottom of the pan.

    10. Just bought a brand new Instant Pot? Lucky you! You can register online instead of mailing in the warranty card.

    11. Attention new moms: Use breast milk bags to store and perfectly portion your homemade IP bone broth.

    12. Trace the inside of your Instant Pot and keep the template in your wallet when shopping for accessories.

    13. You can make boxed foods in your Instant Pot.

    14. Yes, you can make cheesecake in your Instant Pot, and the community swears by the "Cheesecake #17" recipe.

    15. Store your pot with the lid open in order to keep odors from setting in.

    16. And if your main issue is a stinky sealer ring, store with the lid upside down when you're not using your Instant Pot.

    17. Buy extra sealer rings and use one for desserts, one for meats, and one for veggies.

    18. Baked potatoes that used to take an hour in the oven are now only 13 minutes in your Instant Pot.

    19. You need to follow this thread for all the dump-and-go recipes.

    20. In a hurry? Start out with boiling water in your Instant Pot in order to speed up the process of pressurizing.

    21. To make broth, put all your ingredients in a stainless steel strainer inside of the Instant Pot. This will eliminate the step of having to strain your broth after it's done.

    22. Bonus hack (you don't even need to own an IP to know that this is genius): Portion and freeze your tomato paste in 1 tablespoon increments using wax paper to separate.