In the past, most pressure cooker problems could usually be attributed to user error. Instant Pot was carefully designed to eliminate and avoid most of the potential problems. UL Logo Safety Features Instant Pot is made by the No.1 electric pressure cooker manufacturer with over 10 million units already in household use worldwide. Instant Pot products are certified by UL/ULC in the US and now carries the CE mark providing unprecedented peace of mind in safety.
The stove-top pressure cookers use the weight of pressure regulator on the lid to limit the cooking pressure. Instant Pot’s patented pressure sensor technology regulates the pressure in the inner pot in a much more precise and automatic fashion. When the pressure builds up in the inner pot, the Flat Flexible Board (see diagram on right) shifts downwards to trigger the pressure sensor. Conversely, when the pressure is reduced the Flat Flexible Board moves upwards and again triggers the pressure sensor.
Image above: InstantPot’s pressure sensor mechanism
The pressure sensor controls the power of the heating element to maintain the pressure within a preset range. The photo of the actual pressure sensor is shown on the left.
This technology revolutionised the safety of pressure cooking. Apart from this unique innovation, Instant Pot has 10 levels of safety protections.
Image left: Pressure control mechanism in the base