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Getting started with your Instant Pot Pro Plus Wifi.

Four easy steps to Instant Pot success!

Four easy steps to Instant Pot success!

1.1 Product explained

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1.2 The lid and sealing ring

Always use the lid that is provided with your Instant Pot. When the lid is closed, the sealing ring creates an airtight seal between the lid and the inner pot.

1.3 Learn about pressure release

Pressure release is selected and controlled via the digital control panel or the app.

1.4 Setting a cooking mode via the control panel

Watch the video to learn how to set a cooking mode via the control panel.

1.5 Setting a cooking mode via the app

Watch the video to learn how to set a cooking mode via the app.

1.6 Understanding status messages


The Pro Plus is in standby mode, ready whenever you are.


The multicooker is Pre-heating.


The cooking pot has reached the perfect cooking temperature and food can be added (only applies to Sauté and Sous Vide).


Display shows one of the following:

  • The remaining Cooking time when a Smart Programme is running
  • The Delay Start countdown
  • How long food has been in Keep Warm.


When cooking finishes, the display shows End until you remove the lid or touch Cancel.

2.1 Pairing with the App

  1. Download the Instant Brands Connect App and create an account if you don’t already have one.
  2. Before you connect to the app, make sure:
    • You know your home WiFi network name and password.
    • Your phone’s Bluetooth is set to On.
    • The Pro Plus is plugged in and not currently cooking. It should display OFF.
  3. Press and hold the WiFi icon on the Pro Plus control panel until you hear a beep. The control panel will display APP and the WiFi icon will flash.
  4. Open the App and select the My Kitchen section, then select Add an Appliance.
  5. From the list of appliances, select “Instant Pot Pro Plus”.
  6. The app will search for your Pro Plus. Once found it will then search for available WiFi networks. Select your network and enter your network password. Your Pro Plus will be paired with your app and you’re ready to cook!

2.2 Clean before use

Wash the Inner Cooking Pot with hot water and soap, dry thoroughly. Wipe the heating element inside the cooker base and the inside of the lid to remove any stray packaging particles.

2.3 Locate the condensation collector

The condensation collector sits at the back of the cooker base and accumulates overflow moisture. It should be installed before cooking, then emptied and rinsed out after each use.

To remove, pull the condensation collector away from the cooker base; do not pull down.

To install, align the grooves on the condensation collector with the tabs on the back of the cooker base and slide the condensation collector into place.

2.4 Perform a test run

Before using your Pro Plus for the first time, you must perform a pressure-cooking test run to ensure everything is working correctly.

3.1 Pressure Cooking

Before using your new Duo for the first time, you must perform a pressure-cooking test run to ensure everything is working correctly.



Use for

High Pressure

10.2 – 11.6

Meat, poultry, root, vegetables, oats, beans, grains, stew, chilli

Low Pressure

5.8 – 7.2

Fish, seafood, soft vegetables, rice, egg

Tips for best results

  • Always deglaze before Pressure cooking.
  • Always add liquid when Pressure cooking.
  • Liquids should be water-based, such as broth, stick, soup or juice. If using canned, condensed, or cream-based soup, add water to ensure you meet the minimum liquid required: 3L – 350ml, 5.7L – 375ml, 8L – 500 ml.
  • Do not overfill the inner pot, and ensure all contents are below the PC Max – 2/3 line shown.

3.2 Slow Cook

Watch the video to learn how to slow cook.


Equivalent to


Low setting on standard slow cookers


Medium setting on standard slow cookers


High setting on standard slow cookers

Tips for best results

  • Set for a minimum of 10 hours (10:00).
  • Automatically sets to ‘Keep Warm’. Press Keep Warm setting to deactivate.

3.3 Sauté

Watch the video to learn how to sauté and deglaze


Equivalent to


Simmering, thickening and reducing liquids


Pan searing or sautéing


Stir-frying or browning meat

Tips for best results

  • Do not put the lid on when using the Sauté function.
  • Always deglaze the inner pot after sautéing.

3.4 Yogurt

Watch the video to learn how to make yogurt in your Instant Pot, or follow our How to guide on the blog.

3.5 Sous Vide

Watch the video to learn how to Sous Vide in your Instant Pot.

3.6 Steam

Watch the video to learn how to Steam in your Instant Pot.

3.7 Rice

Watch the video to learn how to use the Rice setting in your Instant Pot.

3.8 Canning

Watch the video to learn how to use your Instant Pot Pro Plus for Canning.

3.9 Delay Start

Delay Start can be set from between 10 minutes (00:10) and 24 hours (24:00).

(Not available with the Sauté or Yogurt Smart Programmes)

3.10 Keep Warm

When cooking is complete, the display shows End if Keep Warm is turned off. If not, the timer begins counting from 00:00 up to 10 hours (10:00).

4.1 Recipes to get you started

Try these simple, base recipes to get you starting cooking with your Instant Pot Duo Crisp with Ultimate Lid.

4.2 Cooking from the App

Select one of 800+ smart recipes and the app will wirelessly program the Instant Pot Pro Plus for you. Simply follow the cooking instructions in the app.

4.3 Downloadable recipe eBooks

Join the Instant Pot UK Facebook Community to access our growing collection downloadable Recipe eBooks.

The eBooks can be found in the files section of the community.

4.4 Cooking timetable

Download our Pressure Cooking Timetable.

Download our Air Frying cooking timetable.

Extra product information


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Clean your Instant Pot after each use. Always unplug the unit and let all parts cool to room temperature before cleaning. Before use or storing, make sure all surfaces are dry.

All parts of your Duo aside from the multi cooker base and power lead are dishwasher safe.

For the steam rack and lid and lid parts, place on the top rack of the dishwasher only. Remove all parts of the lid before cleaning.

If Multicooker base and power cord need cleaning, WIPE ONLY with a damp cloth.

Note: Check the condensation collector after each use and empty and clean it as needed. Do not allow food or moisture to sit in the condensation collector, as harmful bacteria may result.

Note: Some discolouration may occur after machine washing, but this will not affect the multicooker’s safety or performance.