how to reheat in instant pot

how to reheat in instant pot

How to Reheat in an Instant Pot

Reheating food in an Instant Pot is an easy way to quickly reheat leftovers or prepare food for another meal. Instead of relying on the stove or microwave, the Instant Pot cuts down on cooking time and ensures your food is cooked evenly and safely.


  • Place the leftovers in a heat-safe dish that fits inside the pot.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the pot.
  • Insert the Instant Pot steamer rack with handles.
  • Place the dish with the leftovers onto the Instant Pot steamer rack.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and lock it in place.
  • Push the steam button and set the timer between 0-2 minutes(depending on the type of food).
  • Once the timer has finished, make sure to release the pressure and open the Instant Pot lid.
  • Transfer the food to a serving plate and enjoy.

It’s important to note that not all types of food require the same amount of time to reheat. Generally, dense meats may take more time to heat up than softer foods like fruits and vegetables. Always check the food to make sure it’s cooked thoroughly before you serve it. You can adjust the timing as necessary, keeping in mind that the longer you cook it, the more moisture will evaporate.