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Tue Dec 31, 2019, 05:58 PM

An Instantpot warning

I’ve run into several people now who thought the “warm” button in the InstantPot is for warming up cold food. It is, in fact, for keeping food that is already heated warm at a food-safe 150 degrees. If you take food out of the fridge, put it in the InstantPot, and press the “warm” button, it will not warm food quickly enough to prevent a lovely bacterial culture from colonizing your dinner and giving you food poisoning. It’s also not generally considered to be safe to reheat food in a crock pot. Always reheat food quickly.

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spinbaby Dec 2019 OP
Sherman A1 Dec 2019 #1
Demsrule86 Dec 2019 #2
spinbaby Jan 2020 #3
Demsrule86 Jan 2020 #4

Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:02 PM

1. I would have never, ever considered

using a crock pot or instant pot to reheat food. What a bizarre concept???

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 11:15 PM

2. I reheat food in the instapot on saute...works great.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 06:50 AM

3. That works fine

The sautée function is under appreciated. The InstantPot is a very versatile beast. I have one of the early ones—more than five years old now—in regular use. I’ve always found it to be easy to use, but apparently can be confusing because I frequently need to explain that the warm button isn’t for warming food.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 06:29 PM

4. I love the instapot...today I made New England chowder using the saute function...it turned out

great...going to make yogurt next...my daughter is lactose intolerant so going to make lactose free yogurt.

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