Instant Pot Accessories You Definitely Need

In our first guide on instant pot. We discussed almost all available models of instant pot in the market. We discussed their pros and cons so you can choose the best instant pot as your kitchen appliance. If you have already purchased your new instant pot, the next step is to select appropriate accessories so you can enjoy the best of meals. 

Although some basic accessories come with instant pot but there are plenty of other official and third party accessories available in the market for different purposes. In this post we have picked some useful accessories that can be used with your instant pot. So if you are looking for instant pot accessories, this guide is really helpful for you to get a perfect accessory for a perfect recipe. 

 

Genuine Accessories 

 

Mini Mitts

 

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These mini mitts are designed to comfortably grip hot instant pot while stirring or lifting the inner pot. These are small sized and can easily go inside the pot while keeping your hands safe.

Features

  • Made with silicon, ridged and non stick surface. Matches FDA food safety standards.
  • Perfectly fits inside each other for easy storage
  • Genuine instant pot multi-use programmable pressure cooker accessory.

 

Sealing Rings

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Instant pot is UL certified and has 10+ safety mechanisms. Sealing ring is one of the fundamental parts of instant pot safety mechanism. Sealing rings are designed to absorb the odour and bear the pressure force during pressure cooking process.  Although transparent/white sealing ring comes in the package but many people like to use additional color sealing rings. They use different colors for different types of foods. Another aspect is manufacturer of instant pot recommends to replace sealing rings after every 12 to 18 months.

Features

  • Pack of two colored rings.
  • Manufactured from the highest quality food safe Silicone, passed UL, FDA, and LFGB tests for safety, including food safety.
  • BPA free and Dishwasher safe.
  • Available in 3-quart,5/6-quart and 8-quart sizes

 

Tempered Glass Lid

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This class lid is specially designed for slow cooking,  saute and keep warm programs. The glass lid is hard and can also be used in the oven along with the inner pot even at a temperature of 220º celsius.

Features

  • Steam vent in the lid.
  • Stainless steel rim and handle.
  • The glass is transparent and clear, so you can see what’s going on inside.
  • Dishwasher safe and durable.
  • Available in 3-quart,6-quart and 8-quart sizes

 

Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot

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Having more than one inner cooking pots would be an appropriate choice if you are making multiple dishes with your instant pot or you need to cook the contents of a meal separately.

Features

  • Made with stainless steel, food safety grade 304 (18/8), no chemical coating.
  • 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution.
  • Level markings at ½ and 2/3 for pressure cooking safety.
  • Due to polished surface this is dishwasher safe and less food sticks the surface.
  • Available in 3,6 and 8-QT sizes.

 

Ceramic Coated Non-Stick Inner Pot

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This is the favorite of chefs who love to cook in a non-stick pot. One of the reasons is that non-stick pots are easier to clean because food doesn’t burn onto the pan. Secondly non-stick pots are good for inexperienced chefs as well as for those people who often distracted by phone calls, work or kids.

Feature

  • Ceramic non-stick interior coating, plastic PTFE and PFOA free.
  • Perfect for slow cooking and rice cooking.
  • Can be used in the oven upto 360C/680F.

 

Silicone Springform Cake Pan

 

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If you used to make delicious cheese cakes in your instant pot and want flavours and presentation to be spot on. But you can’t cut the cake properly to serve. The reason is your old style cake pan which allows you to extract the content by only flipping the pan. Then you need this Springform cake pan which is excellent for cheesecake, regular cake and other delicate desserts. It can be easily adjustable on the instant pot steam rack.

Features

  • Tempered glass base to skillfully prepare, cut and serve on the same platter.
  • Clip holds the pan together and can be opened with no difficulty.
  • Designed for the Instant Pot Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker 5, 6 and 8 Quart.
  • Made of the highest standards of food grade safe silicone.
  • Made from FDA & LFGB tested inert food safe silicone & BPA free.
  • Heat resistant to 450F/230C
  • Dishwasher safe.

 

Silicone Springform Loaf Pan

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This item is really going to help you if you love to bake pound cake and banana bread. It is also adjustable on the steam rack like springform cake pan. 

Features

  • Designed for the Instant Pot Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker 5, 6 and 8 Quart.
  • Able to bake loaf cake, bread and many other desserts.
  • Clip holds the pan together and can be opened with no difficulty.
  • Tempered glass base so you can serve on the same platter.
  • Made of the highest standards of food grade safe silicone.
  • Made from FDA & LFGB tested inert food safe silicone & BPA free.
  • Heat resistant to 450F/230C.

 

Silicone Steamer Basket

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Steaming is a great way to prepare a quick, healthy and balanced meal. If you are regular and frequent user instant pot, you must need a steamer basket. Silicone steamer basket resembles with traditional bamboo steamer. This accessory is also designed to fit on the rack. Steamer basket helps to elevate certain type of foods which are not supposed to cook in the water/liquid.

Features

  • Available for 6 and 8 quart sizes.
  • Two steam baskets can be stacked.
  • High walls to keep contents contained with a slatted base for optimal steam flow.
  • Dishwasher safe.

 

Silicon Steamer Rack

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Silicone steamer rack is designed to hold a bowl and other silicon accessories we discussed above. The 5 long legs keep the food out of the liquid at the bottom. Stay cool 2 long arms helps to take out the rack from the pot.

Features

  • Silicone steamer rack can be used with 5, 6 and 8 quart models.
  • Locking rim have the advantage to fit other items from the instant pot Silicone collection.
  • Can be stacked 3 high in the Instant Pot 6 and 8 Quart inner pot for dehydrating in your Instant Pot.

 

Silicon Steamer Set, Gift Set

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Instant pot offers silicone steamer set so you can maximize the space utilization. Set consists of silicon rack, silicone steamer basket and broiler pan. 

Features

  • The rack has long legs to keep the steamer out of water when steaming. Long legs also make it possible to comfortably pull the whole apparatus out of the instant pot. 
  • steamer can be easily adjusted over the rack and wala Pan can be easily stacked over the rack or steamer.
  • Made from FDA & LFGB tested inert food safe silicone and BPA free.
  • Available for all three sizes.
  • Dishwasher and freezer safe.

 

Yogurt maker cups

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Yogurt is a good source of protein and calcium. Regularly eating yogurt may boost several aspects of your health. Many people use yogurt regularly as a side dish especially South Asian people. Instead of purchasing yogurt from the grocery store you can prepare fresh and healthy yogurt at home using your instant pot. Almost all models of instant pot support one touch yogurt program. The manufacture of instant pot also offers yogurt maker cups. A set of 5 cards can make 5 ounces of yogurt. 

Features

  • Yogurt maker rack can hold five 9 ounce (260ml) feed bottles (not included) for sterilization by pressure steaming to kill bacteria, fungi and viruses.
  • Made from food grade polypropylene (PF-1002) plastic. BPA free,
  • Dishwasher and freezer safe

 

Silicon Lid

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Silicon lid is used to cover the inner for storing something in the refrigerator. It stops the content from pouring out of the pot.

Features

  • Can create air tight, spill proof and waterproof seal.
  • Made with high quality silicon, passed FDA and LFGB tests for safety, including food safety.
  • Dishwasher safe and BPA free.
  • Available in all three sizes.

 

Silicone Starter Set, Gift Set

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Silicone starter set is exquisite for the instant pot lovers. It includes a pair mini mitts,  heat resistant pad and a suction sealing lid for storage.

Features

  • Available for 5, 6 and 8-qt models. Suction sealing lid  is suitable for 6 and 8-qt models.
  • Heat resistant pad can be used as a jar opener and when your inner pot is ready to serve.
  • Mini mitts are used to bring out cookware from the pot.
  • Made of the highest standards of food grade safe silicone
  • Made from FDA & LFGB tested inert food safe silicone and BPA free
  • Dishwasher and freezer safe.

 

Third Party Accessories for Instant Pot

 

OXO Good Grips Silicone Steamer, Green

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Silicon steamer baskets with handles are good when you want to steam vegetables in your instant pot and bring out without burning your hand. OXO silicone steamer basket is flexible and can be easily adjusted in your pot. 

Features

  • Small legs keep the content up from the water at the bottom of the inner pot. 
  • Can be used easily with 6 and 8 quart instant pots.
  • High walls keep contents contained.
  • Due to large size flat bottom, you can fit large size items such as fillets of fish.
  • Steamer rolls up and handles hook onto feet for compact storage
  • Dishwasher safe.

 

Hatrigo Steamer Mesh Basket

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Hatrigo Steamer basket can be a good addition in your instant pot accessories especially when you want to use less plastic or silicon made products in your instant pot.

Features

  • Available for 3, 6 and 8 quart sizes.
  • Silicon wrapped legs so no scratches on the base of the inner pot. Hence increases pot’s durability.
  • Silicon wrapped handle to prevent any burns from lifting out the basket from hot pot.
  • High quality stainless steel is used so basket will not be rusted.

 

Hatrigo 3-Sections Divided Steamer Basket

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This steamer basket is really great to keep the content separate when steaming. Steam veggies and meat together or three different veggies together the combinations are uncountable.

Features

  • Either you have duo, viva or max series pots. This steam basket is available for 3, 6 and 8 quart sizes.
  • Silicon wrapped handle to prevent any burns from lifting out the basket from hot pot.
  • High quality stainless steel is used so basket will not be rusted.

 

OXO Good Grips Silicone Egg Rack

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Some instant pot multicookers have built-in one touch smart egg program. To boil eggs in instant pot you need an egg rack. Oxo manufactured silicone egg rack which not only takes less space but can also hold 9 eggs at once.

Features

  • Hold eggs firmly
  • You can stack two racks to boil 18 eggs simultaneously.
  • Food-grade silicone construction and simple shape make clean-up a breeze.
  • Dishwasher safe. 

 

OXO Good Grips Pressure Cooker Bakeware Sling, Red

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In your electric multitasker pot you use different pans for various recipes like pizza, lasagna, steam rice and many others. You will find this pressure cooker bakeware sling very useful. You can comfortably lift the cookware while putting inside or taking out of the instant pot. 

Features

  • Compatible with 6 and 8 quart instant pot models.
  • Keep bakeware above the liquid.
  • Handles interlock to fit under pressure cooker lid.
  • Dishwasher safe.

 

Aozita Stackable Steamer Insert Pans with Sling

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This stackable steamer basket is unique 2-in-1 item. It means you can not only cook two different recipes in one time but you can reheat your leftovers too. Comes with two types of lids; a steaming lid and a air-tight lid. Compatible 6 and 8 quart instant pot. One important thing to note mini mitts are necessary to bring out stackable basket from the multicooker because sling will be hot. 

Features

  • The steaming lid is designed with holes to steam vegetables, rice, meat or fish.
  • The air-tight lid is perfect for baking, cooking, reheating food or storage.
  • 18/8 stainless steel is used.

 

OXO Good Grips Silicone Pressure Cooker Roasting Rack

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Cooking roast instant Pot is one of my favourite things to do. This is special for roasting. It’s open design prevents sticking.

Features

  • Drains grease and fat into cooker and away from food.
  • Can also be used in pressure cooking,  slow cooking and keep the food elevated from the liquid.
  • Food-grade silicone construction and simple shape makes cleanup a breeze.
  • Rack can also be used as a trivet.

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