How do I know that the unit is building pressure? How long does it take?
A rotating light will appear on the digital display to indicate the unit is building pressure. The timer will begin counting down once the unit reaches pressure.
The time to build pressure can take up to 20 minutes. The amount of time varies based on the selected pressure, current temperature of the cooking pot, and the temperature and quantity of the ingredients.
If you want to shorten the time it takes the unit to build pressure, use hot liquid.
Does the crisping lid detach from the unit?
No, the crisping lid does not detach from the unit.
What do the different cooking functions do, and which lid should I use for each function?
When the pressure lid is installed, you can use any of the following functions:
Pressure: Cooks food quickly (70% faster as compared to slow cooking) while maintaining tenderness.
Steam: Use the steam function to gently cook delicate foods at a high temperature.
Slow Cook: Cooks food at a lower temperature for longer periods of time.
Sear/Sauté: Allows you to use the unit as a stovetop for browning meats, sauteing vegetables, simmering sauces, and more.
When the hinged crisping lid is closed, you can use any of the following functions:
Air Crisp: Allows you to use the unit as an air fryer to give foods crispiness and crunch using little to no oil.
Bake/Roast: The unit acts as an oven for cooking tender meats, baking treats, and more.
Broil: Caramelize and get a golden-brown, crunchy topping on food. Use this function for many of our 360 meals to make complete mains and sides.
Dehydrate (available on select models): Gently removes moisture from ingredients to turn meats, fruits, and vegetables into jerky and chips.
Can I use aluminum foil in the unit?
Yes, you can use aluminum foil.
Can I use glass dishes or metal pans in the unit?
You can use oven-safe dishes or pans in the unit. However, you should NOT pressure cook using glass dishes.
What material is the pot made of? Is it nonstick?
The cooking pot is made of aluminum and has a nonstick ceramic coating that is FDA approved and PTFE free.