Instant Pot 101
SO MANY BUTTONS!
Don't worry! You only need to know THREE:
1) Manual/Pressure Cook: If a recipe directs you to cook at "High Pressure," this is the button you need. Just press it, then use the [+] and [-] buttons to adjust the cooking time. After a brief pause, the Instant Pot will beep to signal that it’s beginning the pressure cooking process. (Some Instant Pots, such a the Duo Evo Plus, have a "Start" button that you’ll need to press after adjusting the time to begin the pressure cooking.)
2) Sauté: Use this button when you need to reduce excess liquid or when you need to brown meats or sauté vegetables.
3) Cancel: Use this button to cancel a function.
What about the SEAL or VENT positions, what do I need to do?
Very simple: For Seeti' meal kits, you will slide the lever to SEAL to start. Then once the food has been cooked (as indicated by a beep) move the lever to VENT to let some of the pressure dissipate.