Best Instant Pot Accessories

The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker comes with limited accessories, and I have found that in order to make my favorite recipes (or just experiment!), I need some additional accessories. I have had so much fun experimenting and creating recipes with some of these! Here’s a run down of my favorite Instant Pot accessories!Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6 qt

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 8 qt

Instant Pot Accessories

 
instant pot accessories

It’s hard to decide which Instant Pot accessories to buy – there are so many options! It’s also sometimes hard to tell what will actually fit and work in your Instant Pot or other pressure cooker.

Chances are you have things in your kitchen already you can use in your pressure cooker – make sure it is oven safe. Here is a list of my fave Instant Pot accessories for purchase, in no particular order.
*I do not own all of these, but I sure would like to!All have good reviews and are popular in the Pressure Cooker community.

With the exception of the Instant Pot specific products, these can be used with ANY pressure cooker (check the size of your before purchasing so you know they will fit).


Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lid


From popping popcorn, to sautéing and searing, and slow cooking, to just keeping food warm while you display your amazing creation – you really want to have this additional lid option. Don’t try to use alternatives, get the real thing, the Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lid.

Extra Instant Pot Sealing Rings


You can’t get away from it – your sealing rings will retain some odor after multiple use. Yes, you can soak it in water, soap, baking soda, I’ve even heard denture cleaner… you can wash it by hand or in the dishwasher… but, no matter what you do, that pot roast you cook all the time – your sealing ring will love to retain that delicious smell!

I am normally a fan of considering “off” or generic brand items if they are a good deal. HOWEVER, in the case of the sealing ring, I highly recommend sticking with the official Instant Pot brand to ensure a secure fit.

If you’re like me and want to use your Instant Pot for anything and everything – sweet and savory – you NEED an extra sealing ring.

Official Instant Pot Sealing Ring for 5 & 6 quart models
Instant Pot models: IP-DUO60, IP-DUO50, Smart-60, IP-LUX60, IP-LUX50, IP-CSG60, IP-CSG50

Official Instant Pot Sealing Ring, set of 2, for 5 & 6 quart models 
Instant Pots models: IP-DUO60, IP-DUO50, Smart-60, IP-LUX60, IP-LUX50, IP-CSG60, IP-CSG50

Official Instant Pot Sealing ring, 8 quart models

 

Instant Pot Brand Accessories

Recently Instant Pot has come out with some brand new, silicone accessories that are custom made to fit in the Instant Pot. Really cool products unlike what I have ever seen before!

Instant Pot Silicone Steamer Basket

Instant Pot Silicone Loaf Pan

Instant Pot Silicone Springform Cake Pan

Instant Pot Silicone Steam Rack

Instant Pot inner Pots

Inner Pot, Ceramic Non-stick – available for 5, 6, or 8 quart models

Inner Pot, Stainless Steel – available for 5, 6, or 8 quart models

Springform Pans


From cakes, to cheesecakes, to brownies, to cornbread and banana bread, this springform pan will go to great use! Of course, it can be used in your Instant Pot or your oven. This 7 inch leakproof Springform Pan from Nordic Ware is the perfect size, perfect height, did I mention it’s perfect?

Or, how about a set of 4 inch “mini” springform pans like these Wilton mini Springform pans – you should be able to fit 3-4 in an Instant Pot and most pressure cookers.

 

Push Pans


This serves the same purpose as the springform pan. Instead of the outer ring of the pan unlatching to loosen and allow you to lift the outer ring away from the bottom, the push pan allows you to literally push the bottom the pan up and away from the outer ring. This is great for cheesecakes! *Note: I do not personally have these pans, but hear people rave about them ALL the time. I don’t think my husband would agree that I need both the springform AND the push pans😆

Fat Daddio’s Anodized Aluminum Round Cheesecake pan in the 7 inch size is a perfect size for the Instant Pot (5, 6 or 8 qt size) and is probably the MOST POPULAR. If you want to make mini desserts, Fat Daddio also has a set of 6 “mini” push pans that would be perfect for you!
Fat Daddios’ 3” X 3” Round Cheesecake pans, set of 6

Bundt Pans


From cakes to breads, this bundt pan will come in handy! I use it for my Whole Pressure Cooker Bundt Pan Chicken, too! And, it fits perfectly in the Instant Pot and most pressure cookers. Of course, it can also be used in your good ole oven. This 6 cup Nordic ware Bundt pan is available in colors, or traditional non-stick stainless color – take a look below.

Nordic Ware 6 cup Bundt Pan, multicolor – comes in red or teal.

Nordic Ware Pro Form 6 cup Bundt Pan, steel

Steamer Baskets / Racks


There are so many options out there – I will share my favorites. Why do you need one (or 3)? Vegetables, meats, fruits, shell fish, any fish… you can use it for EVERYTHING. Any time you need to “prop” your food up over that liquid you MUST have in the bottom of your IP in order to allow it to pressurize, your steam basket or rack will be your go-to BEST Instant Pot friend!

REDKitchen Stainless Steel steamer
The KEY to this steamer basket and why it makes the top 4 fave list – those legs though! Perfect for being able to bring your food away from the water at the bottom of your Instant Pot!

*as of July 2017, currently not available on Amazon


OXO Silicone Steamer Basket
This is a great option if you prefer to move away from stainless steel to silicone. It has legs to keep the basket over your cooking liquid, and the handles makes it SUPER easy and safe to remove this basket from your Instant Pot! Plus, that fun green color!

Traditional Expandable Steamer Basket
This is a classic – you might even have one already. If not, you might find one at a garage sale – confession: that’s where I got mine for a whopping $0.25! The best part about this guy is that it fits in virtually any pot because of it’s expandable and collapsable feature. Collapsable… also why it might be successfully hiding in your cupboard for the last who-knows-how-many years!

Pressure Cooker Steam/Cooking Racks

This set of racks are different than those above – as you can see, it has a lot more open space. This is great for bigger vegetables and cuts of meat. The Instant Pot comes with a cooking rack, but these provide more height which is PERFECT for pot-in-pot cooking!

K-Steel Steaming Rack stands (set of 2)

Mrs. Anderson’s Round Baking and Cooling rack, 6 inches – perfect for eggs and many other things because they won’t fall through and you don’t have to worry about a “stem” like you have on some of the steamer baskets!

Fat Separator

I love cooking large roasts and whole chickens in my Instant Pot! The liquid that comes fro the meat makes the best sauce or stock. The only problem though… it’s usually fattier than I’d prefer. This OXO 4 cup Fat Separator tool is GREAT for keeping those juices but getting rid of some of that unwanted fat.

 

Pot Retriever Tongs/mittens

Safety first! Yes, that inner pot in your Instant Pot will be HOT, HOT, HOT when you open that lid after cooking anything on any setting. Using a towel can be awkward, and it can get right into your delicious food – probably causing a mess.

These Retriever Gripper Tongs are well worth the buy!

Or, if you want something more multifunctional, these Instant Pot Silicone Mitts (set of 2) are great, too.

Sous Vide Accessories

If you want to get real culinary in your Instant Pot, try sous vide cooking! Sous vide translates to “under vacuum” in French. Sous vide cooking involves vacuum sealing your food item and cooking it under precise temperature in a water bath for exquisite tenderness, texture and a unique food experience unlike any other. Definitely worth it, and a lot easier than the fancy name portrays!

Instant Pot Sous Vide

Anova Bluetooth Sous Vide

Mason Jars

Mini cheesecakes, dulce de leche, individual casseroles, mini desserts, jam, applesauce, homemade yogurt… the list goes on y’all. You can use these to cook in right inside your Instant Pot, or to portion your favorite recipe after cooking in something else. The mini’s are just too cute!
Instant Pot unrelated – these jars are great for organizing & storing literally ANYTHING in your house, too!

Full size Mason Jars

or

Mini Mason Jars


I use this a lot – If something I am going to cook needs marinating, like my Barbacoa Beef Brisket or Honey Sesame Chicken, I season it and store it right in my pot, ready to go right into my Instant Pot to cook! Why dirty another dish, or deal with annoying saran wrap?

Instant Pot Silicone Cover

Pressure Cooking Cookbooks


Perhaps you want to give an Instant Pot as a gift, and want to include a cookbook. Or, you’d like to have one on hand for yourself rather than always looking online. I totally get it! Here are some of the popular pressure cooker cookbooks.

The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook

Instant Pot Cookbook: The quick and easy pressure cooker guide for smart people

Instant Pot Top 500 Recipes

Immersion / Hand Blenders


These suckers are so versatile – you’ll use it in your Instant Pot and any other pot. No more threatening your life by transferring hot liquids and or solids to a blender – danger! I love this Immersion Blender because its STRONG. Most immersion aka hand blenders, especially the ones going for $20-$30, are only 200 watts.

This 2-speed Oster Hand Blender is 250 watts. You Should get through anything with no problem.

Personally, I have the Kitchen Aid 3-speed Hand Blender. It has a great whisk attachment as well as a mini chopper attachment, a container and handy storage bad that comes with it.

Meat accessories


The Pampered Chef tool to have for many purposes (anyone else a fan of Pampered Chef?). You can use this to mix, but what I use it for most of the time is to break of meat while browning – Instant Pot or any Pot. It’s a pain with a flat spatula or wooden spoon to get your meat broken down the way you want. This makes it a breeze.

Pampered Chef Mix n Chop
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These shredder claws are better than the short handheld ones. Think about it… the meat is hot. Do you want your hands that close to the meat, which is what the first set would cause? Or would you like some distance, which the second set would allow – up to you!

OK shredder claws
Original Bear Paws Shredder Claws

BETTER shredder claws
Ablest Stainless Steel shredder claws

 

Stove Protector/Covers


Depending on how much space you have (or don’t have) in your kitchen, you might want to consider one of these stove protector/covers. This will allow you to more safely place your Instant Pot on your stove top – I have seen countless picture of people ruining both their Instant Pot and Stove Top by placing the Instant Pot on the stove, then accidentally turning the stove top on. Avoid that sad day if you use your stove top as a counter by getting one of these covers.

Lipper International Bamboo Over the Sink/Stove Cutting Board

CounterArt Black Marble Tempered Glass Instant Counter

Enjoy your new Instant Pot accessories!

Comment if you have other favorites we didn’t include on our list!