I was feeling smug. I was making pressure-cooked beef stew in the new Instant Pot Pro, testing the machine for my job (spoiler alert: We liked it!), but this meant that I’d have dinner for my family in the bag, too, all during working hours. Score! I was washing the dishes when all of a sudden my Instant Pot started frantically beeping and the entire screen started flashing "BURN." I thought the thing was going to explode. I ran over to the manual, looking for what to do. To my shock, there was nothing addressing the burn notice in the booklet.
While I tried to salvage the beef stew, the question remained: What should I do when the Instant Pot says "BURN"? As your friendly ATK Reviews executive editor, I did some investigating.