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2. Steam

This setting allows you to use the Instant Pot like you would a steamer on the stovetop. You can steam pretty much any vegetable or even seafood. You just put the wire rack into the bottom of pot, pour 1-2 cups of water in and place your ingredients in a metal steaming basket on top of the wire rack.

For this mode, you use the “+” or “-” buttons to adjust the time according to what you’re steaming. We love to steam artichokes in the Instant Pot, they take about 10 minutes, whereas broccoli only takes 2-3 minutes. In this mode, you want to use quick steam release; the natural release can make your veggies mushy and soggy since they keep cooking a bit as pressure releases.

How about the next one? It’s probably the most complicated setting, but we love to use it…