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Throwback Thursday: Instant Pot Natural Pressure Release – Leave Warming Mode On

Keep Warm mode and Natural Pressure Release

Keep Warm mode and Natural Pressure Release

After Tuesday’s Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs post, a few people asked about Natural Pressure Release and Keep Warm mode:

Question: for the 5 mins natural release, do you leave the “warmer” on to count up to 5, or do you shut down the power completely?

Reader Warren

I had the same question, so I did some testing a few years back. The results: Keep Warm mode does not change Natural Pressure Release time. It takes

Here’s the original post, and a video of my testing:

Should I cancel Keep Warm mode for a Natural Pressure Release? (No.) []

Video: Instant Pot Pressure Cooker – Natural Pressure Release – Keep Warm Mode On or Off []

What do you think?

Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below.

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