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Works fine with 6Qt Instant Pot
on May 7, 2017
I am using this cover on our 6Qt Instant Pot. At first, it seems like it does not fit properly, however, it is actually a good fit. When placing the lid cover on the pot, just press the Lid edges onto the pot. It gently locks into place and makes a slightly snug fit on the pot. Some people may feel that it is not a tight fit, but it does stay in place without retracting back or popping off. To remove the lid, it's easy, whereas you can use your index finger to easily lift the lid edge off the pot. Also, while in the refrigerator, we put food dishes on top of the LID and it does not cave in. It's very strong and sturdy and does not expand/contract. You don't want a lid that is too tight to put on or take off.
Just one suggestion to the manufacturer. To make the Lid just a tiny bit more tighter around the pot, you could increase the lip/ridge depth around the edges of the Lid. This would allow it to sink deeper into the rim edges of the pot and give a tighter fit. (this may satisfy some of the customers that say it is not a good fit)
My wife always makes hot soup in the Insta Pot, then covers it with the Lid. Later, after the pot cools down, it goes into the refrigerator. For days, the Lid stays on, doesn't retract or pop off. Again, no issues. As far as it being seal tight, yes, it does keep air from getting in/out. I lift the edge, press the LID downward to push out some of the air, then close the edge. This causes the Lid to have a inward curve due to the removed air. It stays this way, even in the refrigerator. I later lift the edge of the Lid to let the air in, then the Lid pops back upward.
Note: Do not cover your pot with plastic wrap. This will interfere with the Silicon LID. The plastic wrap makes the pot edges thicker and will make the Silicon Lid difficult to stay on.
Overall, the product works fine. for me.