Mealthy Multipot Water Test – The absolute first thing you must do to get started with your Mealthy Multipot.
In this post, I’ll walk you through how to do this water test with step by step photos and video, and why you must do it in the first place.
What Is This Water Test?
Water Test essentially involves boiling water or rather pressure cooking the water in the Mealthy electric pressure cooker. It’s actually the first thing that must be done before getting started with any electric pressure cooker.
If you already have an electric pressure cooker like the Instant Pot, then you must be familiar with how to do the water test, because it’s essentially the same for most (if not all) electric pressure cookers.
Check out: How To Do The Instant Pot Water Test
Why Should You Do The Water Test?
There are 2 primary and equally important reasons for doing the water test –
- You get to familiarize yourself with your new electric pressure cooker.
An electric pressure cooker works very differently from a regular pressure cooker, and a water test is a safe and easy way to familiarize yourself with this new kitchen gadget.
- You can ensure that your new kitchen appliance is working like it is supposed to.
Even if you have used something like the Instant Pot, and are already familiar with using an electric pressure cooker, it’s still beneficial to do the water test with every new electric pressure cooker you get, as it will help you ensure that your new gadget is working fine.
How To Do The Mealthy Multipot Water Test
Once you are ready to start your Mealthy Multipot, place the steel inner pot in the base unit, and plug in the Multipot to a power outlet.
Then here are the steps you need to follow to do the water test –
- Pour 3 cups of water in the Inner Pot.
- Close the lid, after ensuring that the sealing ring is secured in place. A chime will indicate that the lid has been closed.
Note: Multipot 2.0 comes with a self sealing lid, so there is no valve to turn to put the pressure cooker in sealing mode.
- Press the pressure cook button, and select pressure level HIGH.
- Adjust the time on display to 2 MINUTES (by pressing the +/- buttons).
- Press the pressure release button to select the mode of pressure release, and for the purposes of this water test, select QUICK.
Though honestly, it doesn’t matter what mode of pressure release you select for a water test. The goal is to get familiar with your Multipot, and I simply selected Quick, because that setting is new to me, as it is not available in the Instant Pot.
- Once you’ve selected the settings, in about 5-10 seconds, the Multipot will beep to indicate that the preheat mode is ON.
- Once the pressure is built inside the pot, the red float valve will come up.
- Within a couple of minutes of this, the timer will start counting down the 2 minutes of the pressure cooking cycle.
- You can see the progress bar at the bottom of the display panel, which moves from the preheat mode to cook mode to warm mode.
- Once the pressure cooking cycle is complete, the Multipot will beep, indicating the end of the cooking cycle.
- Then the Multipot will go into venting mode, and start releasing the pressure based on the pressure release style you selected. Which in this case was QUICK. So the Multipot will automatically start releasing the pressure within 30 seconds of the end of the pressure cooking cycle.
- Once all the pressure is released from the pot, the red float valves goes back down to its original position. You can then hit cancel and open the Multipot lid.
- The Mealthy Multipot Water Test is complete.
Mealthy Multipot Water Test Video
What to Expect + Things to Note During the Water Test
Right around the time the pressure starts to build in the pot, your Multipot will begin to hiss and release steam. This is normal.
Within a few minutes, the float valve will come up, and the timer will start counting down, and then there will be no more sounds or steam coming out.
Speaking of the float valve & the timer – it might so happen that the float valve has come up, but the timer has not started. This again, is normal.
It might take a couple of minutes for the timer to start counting down after the float valve comes up.
Troubleshooting Multipot Water Test Fails
It’s rare but there are times when the Multipot water test can fail. In which case, you can always call the Mealthy Customer Service.
But there are a couple of things that you might be able to troubleshoot yourself like a few scenarios where the steam is coming out from the sides or the timer is not starting at all.
You can refer these troubleshooting scenarios in my Instant Pot Water Test post, because I have already covered them there. And I do not want to repeat them here because the potential problems and fixes are very similar.
I hope this post has been helpful to you.
If you haven’t already, check out this Mealthy Multipot Beginners Post. It will help you get familiar with the components and functions of your Multipot.
If you have any further questions, drop me a comment. And I’d be happy to help you out. 🙂