In this post – with a video by The Rod Elmore Show – we’ll see how easy it is to replace the ring on your Instant Pot.
Rod mentions that you’ll know when your seal needs replacing if your pot has trouble coming to pressure or doesn’t come to pressure.
Another way to tell is if steam is escaping between the lid and the pot.
Caveat: you can also experience these symptoms if your seal isn’t installed properly or if you forgot to put the seal on altogether!
Rod also shows some steam diverters. We’re not fans of these little devices, but there’s lots of people using them. You need to decide for yourself.