Getting started with an instant pot is easier than you may think. After you have added the water and locked the lid, you will need to make sure that the valve is for sealing or pressure cooking.
The next step is to select a pressure cooking setting with the cooking time you want. For example, you can use the manual button and decide how many minutes you want to use it. Once that has been set, you have nothing more to do but watch the cooking process started. You can also use the automatic cooking settings by choosing the right button on the pot.