how to use instant pot as crock pot

how to use instant pot as crock pot

How to Use An Instant Pot as a Crock Pot

An Instant Pot is an incredibly useful and multifunctional kitchen appliance. It is made up of different functions that enable you to pressure-cook, slow-cook, steam, warm and sauté food. One of the greatest features of the Instant Pot is that it can also be used as a slow cooker, otherwise known as a crock pot.


Before using the Instant Pot as a crock pot, make sure to have all the necessary ingredients. Here’s a list of items that you might need:

  • Meats (chicken, beef, pork)
  • Vegetables
  • Herbs and spices
  • Oil or butter
  • Water or other liquids


  • Set The Temperature: Make sure to set the temperature for the slow cooker mode which is “low” on the Instant Pot. You can easily adjust the temperature using the menu arrow buttons.
  • Prepare Your Ingredients: Preparing your ingredients is the same for a slow cooker as it is Instant Pot. You can cut and chop meat or vegetables, add herbs and spices, and any other liquids (such as water or sauces) you might need.
  • Add Everything To The Instant Pot: Add the prepared ingredients to the Instant Pot bowl. Be sure to put all of your ingredients in before and not mix them in after.
  • Set The Timer: After adding all of your ingredients, set the timer on the Instant Pot. It is important to note that the time taken for a slow cooker is usually double that of the pressure cooker.
  • Start The Cooking Process: Once the time and temperature have been set, press the Start button on the Instant Pot to begin the cooking process. Your food will now be slowly cooked as if it was in a slow cooker.


Using an Instant Pot as a crock pot is a great and easy way to make delicious slow-cooked meals. It is a perfect way to save time and energy when cooking. With a few simple steps, you can now easily cook simple dishes such as soups or stews in the Instant Pot.