Yes. You can actually make distilled water with your Instant Pot! Distilled water is great for so many different purposes for your home. The distillation process helps to remove impurities from the water. It’s perfect for using in your iron, refilling your car battery, in your humidifier, and if you’re lucky to have one, even your cigar humidor. You’re about to call me crazy for what I’m going to have you do, but it’s such a fun little hack.
- 1 gallon of tap water
- Food-grade heat-safe vinyl tubing, approximately 2 1/2-3 feet long and 5/16-inch diameter
- Heat-safe container
- Remove the venting knob on top of your Instant Pot lid. Just pull up, and it’ll slide right off.
- Add 1 gallon of water into the Instant Pot liner. Close lid and lock in place. Place one end of the vinyl tubing onto the metal piece sticking out of the vent hole and the other end to a heat-safe container.
- Press the Steam button, and adjust time to 25 minutes. Watch your water steam! 20-25 minutes should be plenty of time to distill your water. Check your water level at about the 20-minute mark, as boiling times vary at different elevations.
Tip: Word of caution — the tubing and heat-safe container will be extremely hot, so please do not handle with bare hands. Even when the process is done, use oven-safe mitts to handle everything.
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Excerpted with permission from DIY Crafts and Projects for Your Instant Pot: Lip Balm, Tie-Dye, Candles, and Dozens of Other Amazing Ideas! by David Murphy. Copyright 2019 by Racehorse Publishing, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.