Due to excessive usage or the wide range of recipes that will be cooked in an instant pot, the sealing ring tend to retain the odour. In general, it should not be a problem. But some recipes may end up leaving a lot of odour to the sealing ring, which then changes the odour of other dishes that will be cooked in the same pot.
There are a few ways to clean the sealing ring. Some of my favourite ways to clean are as follows-
- Put the ring on the top shelf of the dishwasher along with your regular load of dishes.
- Add white vinegar, baking soda and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Leave the mixture for a couple of minutes and add water. Now close the lid, set the programme to pressure cook and adjust the time to 10 minutes. Leave the vent sealed. After 10 minutes, open the vent so that the pressure will be realised. This way, not only the odour of the sealing ring will be neutralised, instant pot will be cleaned thoroughly.
- Putting the ring in the freezer is what others suggested and I did not try it myself. But based on other users experiences. It will help with the odour.
Hope it helps. Happy cooking.
Author Name : GS