1. Hi CC

      A hob is the gas rings or electric rings on top of the oven or they can be seperate and sit usually with 4. 2 medium ones a small one and a large ring. For putting your pans on.

      Kind Regards


        1. It is an old English term which used to mean the knob or projection found in the fireplace where the family hung the kettle or cauldron they were cooking food in.

  1. I have several cake recipes I would like to start cooking in my Instapot. I have the spring form pan but I do not know how to convert my cooking time. Do you have any information on that?

    1. Hi Diane,

      We have not tried to cook a cake as such in the Instant pot. The closest we have come was for some lemon slices and we used a spring form pan placed on top of the plate that raises it above the water. They turned out ok but not cake like. Very much like a steamed sponge cake which we cook for 15 mins on steam and they turned out ok.

      Sorry i cannot be more help.

      Kind Regards


  2. My IP does not have a Manual button, it’s been hard for me to figure out how to make some of these delicious foods. I have a Farberware 8qt model WM80C. I’ve asked if anyone has this model, no luck. This was a Christmas gift, & I have yet used it because of this issue. No Manual button.

    1. You have a Pressure Cooker not an Instant Pot. An Instant Pot is a brand, like Kitchen Aid is a brand. Check out this blog post, especially the manual she shares. It’s not the exact same model as yours but, by the looks of it, has the same buttons/features. https://www.hippressurecooking.com/farberware-7-in-1-programmable-2nd-gen-pressure-cooker-manual/
      The special buttons i.e. chicken, stew, bake etc. are all just presets. These preset times can be changed. I’d probably pick one i.e. chicken and use it like the Instant Pot Manual button.

  3. We steam hot dogs the other day and the issue was it took 15 minutes to reach pressure, 1 minute to cook, and then 15 minutes to let the pressure out. Did we do something wrong?

    1. Hi anna,

      We haven’t done hot dogs yet in the instant pot so we cant comment on those. But what we will say is that if you put more than 1 cup of water in the instant pot it can take a long time to go to pressure. Secondly you can do quick pressure release and not bother with waiting for it to naturally release pressure.

      With the majority of our recipes we promote quick pressure release as its easier to manage your time. That way when you cook you expect up to 10 minutes to come to pressure + actual cooking time.

      I hope that helps!

      Kind regards


  4. I don’t have an Insrant Pot, I have just the old fashioned pressure cooker. How can I adjust these recipes to that kind of pressure cooker?

    1. Hi Darlene,

      We have never personally used a manual pressure cooker but we have had a few customers try our recipes for us and say they have just done the recipe the same and it turned out ok. Just try one of the vegetables we have done in the Instant pot like the cabbage or the broccoli and see how they turn out if they are ok or over cooked then adjust the temperatures for the other recipes. Hope this helps.

      Kind regards


  5. I have a 3l pkp and i would like to cook bread in it please could you tell me what setting would I use to prove it please before cooking and then what setting for cooking it as I’m new tone this way of cooking thankyou .

    1. Hi Beverley

      Thank you for your comment. We are not familiar with the 3l pkp. I would see if their is a setting for proving the bread because a pressure cooker can over cook food really easy. Also if there is a setting for half pressure would be a good start.

      Sorry we can´t help much.

      Kind Regards


  6. I would love to know how to convert my pea soup and spareribs to instant pot. Not sure if I should add the same amount of liquid as I usually do. Can you help?
    I love my instant pot and I am starting to use it more and more.

    1. Hi Sarah

      Glad you are liking your instant pot. I would add the required amount of water for the instant pot to get to pressure and see what the difference is between the 2. If it is small then just add the same as you do normally. But be careful as the instant pot can make your food really tasteless, so make sure it is very tasty before trying it ?

      1. I agree with the tasteless part. I am a newbie to the ip. However me and my husband both find the taste seems to be less with it. Theres a learning curve to it.

        1. Hi

          Their defiantly is a learning curve and getting your herbs, spices and seasoning correct is the most important part, we always now add alot more to the food we cook in the Instant Pot for the same reasons you say above, we have got used to it now and more you use it, it will come as second nature 🙂

          Kind Regards


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