The Instant Pot sealing ring is made from food grade silicone. Silicone may pick up food odors during cooking. To remove the odor, try the following:
- Steam Clean: add 2 cups of water or white vinegar and cut-up lemon rind, run the Steam program for 2 minutes with the sealing ring in position. Then, allow the sealing ring to air dry.
- Place the sealing ring in the dishwasher. High temperature and strong detergent will usually remove the majority of smells.
- Soak the sealing ring overnight in white vinegar, lemon juice, tomato juice, or bleach. Then, run it through the dishwasher.
- Store the sealing ring in a plastic bag with ground coffee or baking soda.
Or, you may wish to have one sealing ring for savory and another for sweet foods.
You can purchase our 2-pack colored sealing rings here.