Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE NUWAVE NUTRI-POT PRESSURE COOKER?
WHAT DOES KPA MEAN?
KPa is a unit of pressure measurement while is widely used throughout the world as an alternative to PSI (pounds per square inch). 1 PSI is approximately 7 kPa. The NuWave Nutri-Pot Digital Pressure Cooker is programmed to a set pressure of 70 kPa, or 10 PSI.
MY RECIPE SAYS TO COOK FOR 8 MINUTES. DOES THAT MEAN TO COOK FOR 8 MINUTES TOTAL OR 8 MINUTES AFTER THE NUTRI-POT HAS COME TO PRESSURE?
Unless stated otherwise, the cooking time in your recipe is the time it takes to cook after the Nutri-Pot has built up pressure. Once you close the lid and press start, it can take up to 15 minutes to reach pressure depending on what food is being cooked and how much liquid is in the pot.
WHY WON’T MY NUTRI-POT PRESSURIZE?
You need to use the proper lid when cooking under pressure. Make sure the lid is properly in place when pressure cooking and ensure that the gasket does not have any cracks in it. If the seal is damaged, it will not hold the proper pressure. Only use the glass lid for slow cooking or searing, not for pressure cooking.
WHAT CAN I USE THE OPTIONAL GLASS LID FOR?
The optional glass lid can be used to cover your Nutri-Pot when slow cooking, keeping warm, searing or any other cooking that do not require pressure cooking.
DO I NEED TO LEAVE THE PRESSURE LID ON WHEN SLOW COOKING?
When you are slow cooking, searing or cooking anything that doesn’t require the Nutri-Pot to become pressurized, do not secure the pressure lid. You can use the optional glass lid to cover your Nutri-Pot to prevent food splatters.
CAN I MAKE PASTA IN MY NUTRI-POT?
Absolutely! When making pasta in the Nutri-Pot, make sure you have an adequate amount of liquid and make sure to use caution when cooking with cream or dairy based liquids. You can cook pasta using liquids such as water or tomato-based sauces provided that you fill the Nutri-Pot below the maximum fill line.
WHAT DOES THE TEXTURE BUTTON DO?
The Texture button lets you adjust the consistency of your pressure-cooked foods. There are 3 choices for each food preset. The Nutri-Pot cooks at Normal by default, but you can select Less or More depending on your desired outcome. For example, if you want to cook beans al dente for a salad, select Less with the Texture button. If you want softer beans for soups or chili, select Normal with the Texture button. If you want even softer beans to make refried beans, select More with the Texture button.
CAN I COOK FROZEN FOODS WITHOUT DEFROSTING THEM FIRST?
There are many foods that can be cooked directly from frozen. Foods such as beef, pork or chicken turn out delicious when cooked from frozen, while also saving you time. Keep in mind that when cooking frozen foods, you will not be able to sear. When cooking frozen foods in the Nutri-Pot, you will have to add more cooking time. Exact times will vary.
WHAT IS QUICK RELEASE AND WHEN SHOULD I USE IT?
To quickly release the pressure, simply and carefully release the pressure after the Nutri-Pot is done cooking. During this process, steam will be rapidly released. When the Floater Valve next to the Pressure Release Valve has dropped, indicating pressure has been properly released, you can then safely open the Nutri-Pot Lid. Consult your Nutri-Pot Owner’s Manual for detailed instructions.

Quick release should be used when cooking vegetables such as cauliflower and asparagus, seafood such as shrimp and salmon, as well as any foods where the recipe specifically calls for using the quick release method. This method is also ideal for baked goods made in the NuWave Nutri-Pot.
WHAT IS NATURAL RELEASE AND WHEN SHOULD I USE IT?
To naturally release the pressure, simply wait for the Floater Valve to drop after the Nutri-Pot is done cooking. Doing so will allow the pressure cooker to naturally release steam as it slowly cools. This allows you to finish the cooking process as the pressure cooker gradually releases steam. The natural release method can take up to 48 minutes. Never attempt to open the Nutri-Pot if the Floater Valve has not dropped. If this hasn’t happened yet, carefully release any remaining pressure using the quick release method.

Natural release should be used when cooking any foods with large amounts of liquid such as soup, foods with high starch content such as potatoes, rice, beans and pastas, as well as any foods where the recipe specifically calls for using the natural release method. This method is also ideal when you want to make shredded meats like pulled pork.
IS THIS JUST A FANCY SLOW COOKER?
The NuWave Nutri-Pot Digital Pressure Cooker is so much more than a faster version of your slow cooker. With its variety of easy-to-use cooking functions, the Nutri-Pot can replace many appliances that clutter up your kitchen, including your slow cooker, steamer, rice cooker, canner and even your stove.
WHAT IS THE CAPACITY OF THE NUTRI-POT?
The Nutri-Pot comes in 4 different varieties with different cooking capacities. There are 6-quart, 8-quart, 10-quart and 13-quart options available.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STOVETOP NON-ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER AND A DIGITAL PRESSURE COOKER? WILL I HAVE TO ADJUST MY COOKING TIMES?
The PSI and kPa of digital pressure cookers such as the Nutri-Pot are usually lower than non-electric stovetop pressure cookers. If you use the Nutri-Pot to cook a recipe written for a non-electric pressure cooker, increase the cooking time by roughly 15%.
HOW LONG DOES THE FOOD STAY WARM AFTER THE COOKING TIME IS COMPLETE?
The amount of time your food stays warm will depend on the cooking function you chose. Consult your NuWave Nutri-Pot Owner’s Manual for specific times for the different cooking functions. We recommend that you let your cooked food sit in the Nutri-Pot for a maximum of 4 hours. Any additional time may cause the flavor or appearance to suffer and potentially cause your food to spoil.
IS IT NORMAL TO HAVE STEAM ESCAPING FROM THE TOP OF MY NUTRI-POT WHILE IT COOKS?
It is perfectly normal for steam to escape from the Nutri-Pot while it cooks. This indicated that the Nutri-Pot is automatically regulating pressure. If you see anything other than steam escaping, this could be a sign that you’ve added too many dairy ingredients or too many starchy ingredients such as pasta or potatoes. If you see an excessive amount of froth escaping from the Nutri-Pot while it is cooking, turn off the unit immediately and wait for the temperature and pressure to fall until it’s safe to open the lid.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY NUTRI-POT?
The NuWave Nutri-Pot is easy to clean. All parts, including the lid, are removable. The inner pot is even non-stick making cleanup a breeze. Consult your NuWave Nutri-Pot Owner’s Manual for specific instructions on cleaning your Nutri-Pot.
HOW DOES THE DELAY FUNCTION WORK?
TDelay allows you to set a specific time you would like to start cooking. For example, if you want your Nutri-Pot to start cooking 2 hours after you set up the cooking program, you can use the Delay function to delay the start of cooking by 2 hours. The Delay function can delay the start of cooking as little as 5 minutes, or up to 24 hours.
HOW MANY CANNING JARS CAN I FIT INTO THE NUTRI-POT?
You can place up to 4 (16-ounce) canning jars in the 6-quart and 8-quart Nutri-Pot models. You can place up to 9 (16-ounce) canning jars in the 10-quart and 13-quart Nutri-Pot models.
WHAT IF I CAN’T FIND MY MANUALS AND COOKING GUIDES?
Don't worry! You can always download printed support materials HERE
6-quart Nutri-Pot
Owner’s Manual & Cookbook
Preset Guide
8-quart Nutri-Pot
Owner’s Manual & Cookbook
Preset Guide
13-quart Nutri-Pot
Owner’s Manual & Cookbook
Preset Guide
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