April 9, 2018 — A woman from Texas who was making soup in her Instant Pot suffered horrific burns when it exploded unexpectedly.
ABC News reported that Sheila Guthrie, a mom from Katy, Texas, was severely burned when her Instant Pot exploded.
Guthrie says she has owned her Instant Pot pressure cooker for over a year, and she has used it to make soups and stews without incident.
On the day her Instant Pot exploded, she placed a towel over the top of the pressure cooker when it released steam to control the moisture. She believes she touched the towel and somehow set off an explosion of hot soup, according to her interview with ABC News:
“I tossed a kitchen towel over the top. … I noticed my neck was burning, and my arm was burning.”
The soup exploded several feet away from the Instant Pot and ended up on the ceiling. The soup also hit her and burned her neck and arm.
Guthrie said she is trying to contact the manufacturer to find out how this happened. Until then, she will not be using her Instant Pot.
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