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I used the slow cooker function of my Instant Pot to make carne guisada. I put a lot of green peppers in it. The cooking vessel is a stainless steel, removable inner pot.
After I finished the stew (which was fabulous), I washed out the pot and it still smelled green pepper-y, so I poured in some vinegar and water and let it stand for a couple of hours, then washed it.
Then I made yogurt in the pot. This involves pouring in milk, letting it come to a boil, then letting it stand until it cools to about 110 degrees, then stirring in some yogurt, and letting it stand at a constant temperature for 8 or more hours. The Instant Pot does all the heating/timing automatically.
The yogurt came out fine except for the faint-but-noticeable green pepper taste. Reminded me of pepper-flavored cream cheese.
Yesterday I again poured straight vinegar into the pot with some water to bring the level of liquid up above what had been the depth of the stew. Let it stand overnight. Washed, rinsed… and I can STILL smell the faint odor of green peppers.
I’m stumped. Any ideas how to get the green pepper odor out of the stainless steel pot?