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Product series

Ninja® Instant Cooker

Model #s

PC101, PC100, PC101C

Ninja® Instant Cooker
Ninja® Instant Cooker
Ninja® Instant Cooker
Can I use this unit for canning?
No. The Ninja® Instant Cooker should not be used for canning.
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Can this unit make yogurt?
No. You cannot make yogurt in this unit.
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Can I use a slow cooker liner?
We do not recommend using a slow cooker liner because it will not fit properly into the cooking pot. However, if you do choose to use one, it will not harm the unit in any way.
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Can I cook pasta in the unit?
Yes. To cook pasta in the Ninja® Instant Cooker, please follow one of the Ninja- approved recipes provided in your Inspiration Guide.
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Does this unit come with a cookbook?
The Ninja® Instant Cooker comes with a 10-recipe starter kit and cooking charts. For more recipes go to www.ninjakitchen.com/recipes/.
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What are the dimensions of the unit and how much does it weigh?
The Ninja® Instant Cooker is approximately 12" long, 13" wide, and 13" high. It weighs approximately 12 pounds. The capacity of the cooking pot is 6 quarts, and can easily fit 4 pounds of pork shoulder.
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What is the difference between Pressure Cook HIGH and LOW?
Pressure cooking on HIGH uses more PSI (pounds per square inch) of pressure than when pressure cooking on LOW. Pressure cooking on LOW is generally used when cooking delicate vegetables, beans or legumes. To ensure that you are using the right amount of pressure, please refer to your cooking charts in your Quick Start Guide.
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What is the Stay Warm function?
Stay Warm will automatically turn on after the Pressure, Steam, or Slow Cook functions end. To keep food warm after using the other functions, press the Stay Warm button. A timer will start counting up and the unit will keep food warm for up to 12 hours. (The Stay Warm function is intended to keep cooked food at a safe temperature, not to reheat cold food.)
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How can I get additional parts or accessories?
Additional parts and accessories can be purchased at www.ninjakitchen.com/parts-and-accessories/model-number/
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What is the power cord length?
The power cord is 32 inches long.
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Can I reheat food in my unit?
Yes.
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Can I use the cooking pot on my stovetop or oven?
No. The cooking pot should only be used in your Ninja® Instant Cooker.
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Does the outside of the unit get hot?
The outside of the unit will get hot, but the control panel, exterior handles, and handle on the lid will be safe to touch at any time during the cooking process.
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Can I take the cooking pot directly out of the freezer and then pressure cook with it?
No. We do not recommend putting the cooking pot in the freezer and then directly into the cooker base.
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Can I put the cooking pot into the fridge?
Yes. The cooking pot will not get damaged if it is stored in the fridge.
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How much food can I cook in the pot?
While pressure cooking, the cooking pot can hold up to 16 cups. For all other functions, the pot can hold up to 18 cups.
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What material is the pot made out of?
The cooking pot is made out of aluminum and has a nonstick ceramic coating that is FDA-approved and food-safe. Please note that this coating is PTFE-free.
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What is the temperature range in Stove Top LOW and Stove Top HIGH?
The temperature range is approximately 150 degrees F to 400 degrees F.
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Is the cooking pot microwave safe?
No. The cooking pot should never be used in the microwave and is not microwave safe.
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Can I make yogurt in my unit?
Yes. Although our there is not an automatic yogurt function on the unit, you can make yogurt with the Keep Warm function. Use a thermometer to ensure food-safe temperatures are maintained at all times.
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What should I do if the pressure release valve is not attached to the unit?
If for some reason the pressure release valve is not attached to your pressure lid, simply place the valve onto the silver post located in the middle of the circular indent and press down firmly. Please note, the pressure release valve will fit loosely, even when it is securely attached to the unit.
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At the end of the power cord, there will be a 4-digit number engraved on the outside of one of the metal prongs. This is the date code of your unit, which tells you the date your unit was produced.