At the moment, for the UK and Europe Instant Pot is only sold on our website and Through Amazon we can despatch to 26 Eu Countries.


Our warranty service is for a period of up to one year from the date of purchase. Our warranty period and procedure is exactly the same no matter where you purchase your Instant Pot. For more details on the warranty you can go to Warranty Information

Instant Pot’s inner pot is dishwasher safe and is made from 18/8 stainless steel (food grade 304) compliant to US FDA standards. Instant Pot’s lid is also made from 18/8 stainless steel.

If someone offers you 18/10 stainless steel inner pot for lower than Instant Pot’s price, you should ask for a certificate or proof of the steel. There are also many electric pressure cookers which use grade 202, a new cheaper type stainless steel which is less rust resistant.

Our inner pots are designed to last as long as any other top quality stainless steel cooking pots, utensils and cutlery.


Instant Pot’s cooking pot is first made with a sheet of 18/8 food grade 304 stainless steel. Then an aluminium disc and an cover disc of stainless steel bottom are fused on. The aluminium disc is not exposed to food or outside. The fusing process leaves some soldering marks at the inside of the cooking pot. These soldering marks are polished away to create a highly polished inner surface, making the cooking pot less sticky to food and easier to clean. The cooking pot is then sprayed with mineral oil for better presentation.

There is no metal coating on the surface of the cooking pot.

In the user manual, we request users to clean the inner pot and the inside of the lid with warm soapy water thoroughly before first use.

The choice of a lower working pressure in Instant Pot is a trade-off of function and cost. The pressure cooker industry safety standard ANSI/UL-136 has a stress test case which requires no leaking at 5 times the working pressure. For 15psi cookers, this is 75psi; for 11.6psi Instant Pot, this is 58psi. The differences in material and construction are huge. We could build an Instant Pot that operates at 15psi, but not at under £100-150 level. It would be more like £300~500 level and our research indicates that most people are not willing to buy in that price range.

On the other hand, operating at 10.15~11.6 psi only results in 7~15% increase in cooking time, i.e. about 3 more minutes in a 30 minute cooking. With the set-and-forget convenience, the extra cooking is more than tolerable. Furthermore, thanks to the air-insulated housing, maintaining pressure for the extra time consumes very little electricity. Our study shows that Instant Pot uses less than half of electricity comparing with a stove-top on a electric range, taking the same length of time.

All of the specifications you could possibly need can be found by visiting our Shop

All of the specification you could possibly need can be found on our Specifications & Manual 

There are two types of canning: boiling-water canning at 100°C/212°F (for acid fruits, tomatoes, pickles and jellied products) and pressure canning at 115~121°C/240~250°F (for low acid vegetables, meat and poultry). Please refer to “USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning” for more details.

Instant Pot can be used for boiling-water canning. However, Instant Pot has not been tested for food safety in pressure canning by USDA.  Due to the fact that programs in Instant Pot IP-LUX and IP-DUO series are regulated by a pressure sensor instead of a  thermometer, the elevation of your location may affect the actual cooking temperature.  For now, we wouldn’t recommend using Instant Pot for pressure canning purpose

This is due to the way the Instant Pot pressure cooking is done. As soon as the cooking pressure is reached inside the inner pot, the intelligent cooking programs of the Instant Pot reduce the heating temperature to only maintain the pressure and temperature. Inside the inner pot, the temperature hovers around the water boiling point under the pressure of about 11 PSI, at 115°C~118°C or 239°F~244°F. Therefore, there is no violent boiling activity to break down the food chunks, even though they are fully done. This is one of the reasons why the Instant Pot dishes keep the perfect food chunk shapes for better presentation.

In some situations, the user may want to have a more mushy consistency. As the food is fully cooked, it can be easily broken down by stirring or pressing.

How does Instant Pot’s smart cooking program work? How is temperature and pressure controlled?

Please refer to our Smart Cooking Programs article.

The new Instant Pot has a built-in browning function called “Sauté”. It can be used to brown meat before cooking or thickening sauces after cooking. You can choose from three settings such as low, medium and high.

When using the “Sauté ” function, , do not use the lid at all as you do not want to build pressure for that setting. Our glass lid may be used with the “Sauté ” feature. 

After cooking, Instant Pot automatically starts the keep-warm function and lasts for up to 10 hours.

The Slow Cook function on Instant Pot Lux series has operates via a sophisticated temperature control, which you can choose “Less”, “Normal” and “More” with the “Adjust” button. These correspond to the Low, Medium and High in common slow cookers but are carefully regulated by the inbuilt microprocessor . The operating temperature is at 88-99°C (190-210°F), and it can be set to cook for 1~10 hours. You need to set the steam release handle to the “venting” position during slow cook.

Instant Pot is equipped with a pressure sensor under the heating element. When the working pressure is reached, heating stops. When the pressure is lower than desired working pressure, heating restarts. This maintains pressure at a certain range. This pressure is not strong enough to lift the steam release handle, therefore, there is no steam coming out during cooking.

Instant Pot is designed by Canadians specifically for North American and European consumers. It is made in China by the No.1 electric pressure cooker manufacturer who has produced and sold over 30 million units for household use worldwide.

The Instant Pot models sold via this website and on are 220v models.