A face mask is an essential part of your outfit these days. If you’re wearing disposable masks, you need to keep them sanitized. Apparently you can do so using your Instant Pot! You just need a paper bag, distilled or boiled water, disposable gloves, a multi-cooker, a paper clip or stapler, and a rack so that your mask won’t touch the water inside the cooker. You start by putting water in the pot and then you add the rack. Put your disposable mask in the paper bag. Make sure that the rack is tall enough so that the bag and mask don’t touch the water. Afterwards, use the ‘sous vide’ function on the Instant Pot. Set the temperature to 149 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. The video says this process can work on the disposable masks up to five times. You should only do this when you have a shortage of masks.
The Department of Homeland Security posted a YouTube Tutorial: