An Instant Pot is a must-have kitchen appliance. Instant Pot accessories are extra kitchen tools that can help you get the best use from your electric pressure cooker.
Instant Pot accessories can help you get the most out of your electric pressure cooker. Determining which accessories to buy can be a big decision.
So, let’s take a closer look at some of the Instant Pot accessories available for purchase. You’ll learn what each item does and how it works. As a result, you can make an informed decision on what you need immediately and what will go on to your wish list as a future purchase.
As you browse the list, keep in mind the fact that your Instant Pot doesn't need any of these accessories to function. These accessories are simply additional tools to help you master the use of your electric pressure cooker. Let’s take a closer look at some of the available options.
Popular Instant Pot accessories
Here are a few of the popular Instant Pot accessories that you may want to consider purchasing.
NOTE: Depending on the model and size of your IP, you may already own some of these accessories. This is because certain models are sold with extra accessories included in the box.
Instant Pot tempered glass lid
There may be times when you are making a slow cooker meal in your Instant Pot instead of pressure cooking or when you want to cover the pot while sautéing.
In those instances, it is important to be able to see your meal cooking. Also, having this accessory gives you the ability to easily remove the lid for stirring purposes.
Instant Pot ceramic non-stick coated inner cooking pot
This inner pot is perfect to use when you want to prevent foods from sticking. Foods like rice and pasta, or cheesy dishes like mac and cheese will slide effortlessly from the surface.
Instant Pot stainless steel inner cooking pot
Concerned about the ceramic coating when using steel utensils that might mar the surface of your non-stick inner pot?
You can swap out the non-stick ceramic pot for a stainless steel pot.
Additionally, this Instant Pot accessory will also help you save quite a bit of time. With an extra pot on hand, you can save yourself from having to wash the inner pot before the next step in a more complex recipe.
If you need to prepare an accompanying dish for your main course, remove the first inner pot and slide a clean one into place.
It is also fantastic to use for searing and browning meat.
Instant Pot sealing ring
Having additional sealing rings on hand is a must if you make a combination of both sweet and savory dishes in your Instant Pot.
This is especially true if you’re concerned with flavors transferring over to your other dishes. Many IP owners don’t give accessories like this a second thought until it’s too late, and they end up with a cheesecake that smells like beef stew.
Also, you'll eventually need to replace the sealing ring. As a result, it’s best to have one or two extras on hand.
Stainless steel steaming rack stand
The instant pot comes with a trivet, but if you’re looking for something that is taller, this is it. The steaming rack sits on top of this, efficiently keeping the foods you want to steam well above the liquid in the bottom.
The taller trivet rack is especially good to use for pot-in-pot cooking.
Silicone steamer with handles
This steamer is heat resistant and fits a variety of pot sizes. With the handles and the little button on top, it holds the curve of the handles and makes it easy to handle and insert or remove. Bonus - it's dishwasher safe.
Silicone finger mitts
Protect yourself and stop worrying about burning your hands or spilling food when inserting or taking food out of the Instant Pot. It's a one-size-fits-all tool, and it's small enough to store right in your utensils drawer when not in use.
Stackable steamer insert pans
This is a two tier stackable pan set that will allow you to be really versatile in your steaming of foods like vegetables, meat and fish. Great to use when doing pot in pot cooking, reheating foods, or for simply storing for later consumption.
Whether you like to bake cakes and cheesecakes, or lasagna and savory casseroles like quiche, these Instant Pot accessories are a must have!
They are non-stick, which means your dishes will turn out from the pan effortlessly. Best of all, the pans are easier to clean. The size and type of pans you’ll need will be dependent on what size of Instant Pot you own.
Egg bite pan
If you’re cooking egg bites, muffins, or pancakes bites, then a silicone egg bite pan is a necessity.