The sauté function is a great feature on your Instant Pot that allows you to brown meat or veggies directly in the pot before cooking. This means you can sear your meat, onions or garlic before pressure cooking them for added flavor and texture.
Here are our step-by-step instructions:
Step 1: Press the “Sauté” button on your Instant Pot. It’s important to note that the pot needs to be heated up before adding any ingredients. To do this, allow it to heat up for a few minutes until “Hot” appears on the screen.
Step 2: Add a little bit of oil or butter into the pot – about one tablespoon is enough. Wait until it heats up before adding any ingredients.
Step 3: Add your ingredients – whether it’s onions, garlic, or meats - into the pot and let them cook for a few minutes. Be sure to stir frequently so they don’t burn.
Step 4: Once your ingredients are lightly browned and cooked through, press “Cancel” to turn off the Sauté function.
Step 5: Proceed with pressure cooking according to your recipe.
It’s important not to overcrowd your Instant Pot when using the sauté function as this can prevent proper browning and cooking of ingredients. Also remember not to overload with oil as excess oil may interfere with pressure cooking later on.
If you’re looking for an easy way of browning meats or vegetables quickly without having another pan dirtied up in preparation of meals then look no further than using an Instant Pot's Sauté Function! Just simply follow our easy-to-follow steps above and start enjoying delicious meals today!
Instant Buying Guide
The Instant Pot is a versatile kitchen appliance that can cook up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods. The Instant Pot comes in five versions, here are the top 3 best sellers by price category. We’re confident that you’ll be able to find the right one for your budget and kitchen.
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker 6 Quart
This product is a 7-in-1 Instant Pot Duo electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker and food warmer. It features 13 customizable Smart Programs for pressure cooking and comes with a tri-ply bottom for more even cooking. It's perfect for growing families as it can cook for up to six people and comes with a free app with over 1900 recipes. Plus it has over 10 safety features and is fingerprint resistant!
- Instant Pot users have used both the 3qt and 6qt sizes for various purposes.
- The Instant Pot is versatile - not only can it be used for slow cooking, proofing, and yogurt/farmer cheese-making, it can also be used as a deep fryer with an optional glass lid.
- The Manual setting has been renamed as "Pressure Cook" in newer versions of the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot RIO 7-in-1 Electric Multi-Cooker Pressure Cooker 6 Quart
The Instant Pot RIO is an innovative 7-in-1 electric multi-cooker with an upgraded anti-spin inner pot and easy to use control panel with cooking progress indicator. It has 13 customizable smart programs with pressure and slow cook settings, plus 10 safety features. The inner pot is made of food grade stainless steel and tri-ply bottom for even cooking, making it great for growing families or meal prepping. Plus, the free app provides over 800 recipes for iOS and Android!
- Quick and fast shipping
- Good deals and very cheap
- Easy to use with a button to release the stem instead of using tongs
- Preheat and on show progress
- Highly recommended Instant Pot brand
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Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Air Fryer and Electric Pressure Cooker Combo with Multicooker Lids
This product is an Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Air Fryer and Electric Pressure Cooker Combo with Multicooker Lids that offers a wide range of functions, including air frying, roasting, baking, dehydrating, pressure cooking, slow cooking and more. It features Evencrisp Technology to deliver crunchy and tender food without the need for deep-frying with oil. It also has 11 customizable Smart Programs for quick one-touch cooking plus a free app with over 1900 recipes. The stainless steel pot is designed for even cooking and the product comes with many safety features including overheat protection.
- Cooks food quickly and to perfection
- Easy to use and clean
- Multiple uses - pressure cooking, air frying, baking, dehydrating
- Compatible with 8 qt models
- Can fit in smaller spaces like an RV