You can do one of the following:Use the lid adapter to help funnel ingredients directly into the cooking bowl. Remove the lid filler cap. Align the Direct Prep to position Place the adapter over the lid filler cap opening with the handle positioned to the left. Turn the Direct Prep to position Use the Direct Prep. OrUse the spatula to safely move them into the lid filler cap opening in the lid. Important:Do not use your fingers due to risk of burning.