Instant Pot isn’t safe for canning

As a reminder, I posted an article earlier about electric multi-cookers, the most popular of which is the Instant Pot.  I was at several holiday parties where individuals had received this appliance as a holiday gift.

Are these electric multi-cookers safe for canning? Unfortunately, the answer is ‘No.’ These units have not been tested to ensure that they may produce safe canned food, they are only recommended for cooking. Even if the instructions which come with the appliance give instructions for canning, Extension does not recommend doing so.

For more information, see earlier post for more information. Safe preserving! Barb