A lot of people ask this question, Is Instant Pot Safe?
Well, the answer is, yes, the electric pressure cookers such as the instant pot is generally simple to use and safe. An instant pot comes with a lot of safety mechanisms, and it is difficult to make any disastrous mistake.
The top lid features two safety things: first, a valve that is used for automatically releasing the excess pressure, and a lock stopping you from opening it while it is already under pressure.
If that valve is not doing its work, then this device has another thing that is a sensor which just shuts off the heating element if the excess pressure just builds inside it.
But as with any type of cooking, there’s a risk of damage if the user is not careful. If the user follows all the safety instructions, you ought to be great.
We have found just one report of an injury which was actually caused by the instant pot, but it was because of the user mistake: The individual got minor burns after she just covered the valve that is used to release steam with a dishcloth while the instant pot was already under pressure.
When she touched that cloth and a few minutes after, the hot soup just spurted onto her neck and arm giving her minor burns.
The manual that comes with Instant Pot, however, clearly says that all the steam releasing valves ought to be free of debris and clean.