If you have a pressure cooker, these are the best Instant Pot accessories can help make cooking even more creative and efficient. From egg bite moulds to trivets and bundt cake forms, here are some essentials.
So, now you have an Instant Pot? What’s next? Well, you can certainly get to work now without any bells and whistles, but we like fun around here, which means we’re all about taking the pressure cooking experience to the next level.
If you’re anything like us, you’re used to geeking out on kitchen gadgets, accessories and anything shiny and brand new you can put to use. The Instant Pot in and of itself constitutes some online shopping if you ask us because the add-ons out there are both fun and incredibly useful for pressure cooking. Here are some of our most loved, best Instant Pot accessories.
1. COMPLETE INSTANT POT ACCESSORIES SET
This is for those of you who don’t have the time to choose or you can’t decide which Instant Pot accessory to get? One easy and the more affordable way it to purchase full Instant Pot accessories set, such as this one. There are many brands on the market with various configurations. With these 12 accessories, you can cook and reheat multiple items at once and save time!
For example, this set includes 1 vegetable steamer basket, 1 springform Pan, 1 egg bites mold, 1 egg steamer rack, 1 silicone kitchen tong, 1 dish clip, 1 steam rack trivet with a long handle, 2 oven mitts, 3 magnetic cheat sheets – all made using FDA-certified silicone and 304 stainless steel materials (PBA0free, odorless, durable and easy to clean).
2. SILICONE STEAMING BASKET
Silicone is truly the Instant Pot’s best friend, and this steaming basket is no exception to the rule. It’s flexible, durable, and it fits perfectly inside for your veggies, eggs and miscellaneous needs. It has a handle attached, so you can easily remove the basket from the pot with tongs while it’s still hot. Purchase the silicone steaming basket here.
3. STACKABLE STEAMER BASKET
This is double tier stackable steamer basket that fits 6-quart and 8-quart Instant Pots. It’s great for cooking two sets of foods at the same time: eggs, vegetables, meat, fish, dumplings, and so on. Get this stackable steamer basket on Amazon.
4. SILICONE EGG BITES MOLDS
We love these silicone egg bite molds as they come with a steamer rack trivet with heat resistant handles, two spoons and a spatula. These molds fit the 6qt & 8qt models. You can use silicone molds to make egg bites or egg muffins, regular muffins, puddings, baby food and more. You can also use them to make large ice cubes, ice cream and use them in the oven and microwave. Find these on Amazon here.
5. INSTANT POT EGG RACK TRIVET
This versatile, stackable egg rack acts as a trivet and has multiple uses. It’s perfect for cooking eggs in the Instant Pot but you could also use it as a taller trivet for steaming foods like vegetables, fish, tamale, and crab, or to place a cake tine on. You could cook rice in the pot and place the egg rack over the top with another dish in the springform tin cake. Get the egg rack trivet here.
6. SWEET & SAVOURY INSTANT POT SEALS
If you are brand new to using the Instant Pot, you should know that your airtight seal is going to retain some flavour and odour! If you’re using the pot for both sweet and savoury dishes, these easily distinguishable seals are fantastic to have handy so you can change them without having to smell them! Get the silicone sealing rings here.
7. TEMPERED INSTANT POT GLASS LID
This is good for those of you who want to do some slow cooking with the Instant Pot, or if you’re using the pot to keep food warm at a gathering or party. You can always use the original lid, but who doesn’t like admiring the deliciousness brewing up inside? It can also be used for sautéing in the pot before you turn up the pressure, and it features a small vent to let out a little heat. Find the tempered glass lid here.
8. INSTANT POT SILICONE STARTER KIT
This kit contains mini mittens for simple and burn-free inner pot handling, a sealing lid that will keep your food hot, and a potholder for setting the inner pot on the table. The sealing lid also serves as a reminder that your inner pot is not inside, and it’s easy to forget! Pouring food into an empty Instant Pot is a bad move. Finally, the lid is useful for refrigerating the inner pot directly. Purchase the silicone starter kit here.
9. INSTANT POT FITTING 7″ SPRINGFORM PAN
Cheesecake, anyone? This is where the magic happens. This pan will fit perfectly in the Instant Pot and suits many of your baking needs. It will work well for things like lasagna or egg bakes too. This model is non-stick, non-toxic and BPA-free so you can feel good about using it. Purchase the leak-proof 7″ springform pan here.
10. STAINLESS STEEL MESH BASKETS
You can save even more time than you already are with your Instant Pot by using this. You can wash off veggies in it and quickly pop them straight into the pot for quick steam since this guy fits perfectly inside! You can use it for anything that needs to be rinsed and/or steamed, and it’s pretty tall, so you can pile it high if needed. This can help keep foods like greens contained better than the silicone steaming basket above. Purchase the 3-quart stainless steel mesh basket.
11. SOUS VIDE IMMERSION CIRCULATOR
See, this is what we’re talking about when we say “next level.” Sous vide at home? You can do it. This tool makes it simple, and it’s designed specifically for the Instant Pot.
It clamps on to the side of the pot and keeps the water bath at perfect conditions for perfect sous vide. It may seem intimidating, but it’s a fantastic way to increase the quality of your food with the low and slow method. While this won’t get you “fast” food, it’s another fun way to make the most of your pressure cooker! Purchase the sous vide circulator here.
12. INSTANT POT YOGHURT MAKER
If you like your yoghurt thick, this is the tool for you. While it isn’t meant for use inside of the Instant Pot like many of the accessories featured here, it is a nice tool if you’re regularly pushing in that handy yoghurt button. You simply add your finished product to the strainer and refrigerate it for a while. Voila – it’s Greek! Purchase the Greek yoghurt maker here.
13. GRIPPED TONGS
These guys come in handy for grabbing the inner pot by the lid and clamping it for safe and easy handling post-cooking. The rubber grips are strong and prevent damage to whatever you pick up with them, and it can be more effective than an oven mitt, giving you a bit more leverage. Purchase the clamp holder.
14. CUSTARD CUPS/RAMEKINS
Like with the springform pan, you can get to making single-serve custards, desserts, casseroles, flans and more in custard cups or ramekins. Get ones with flat bottoms like these so that you can stack them on top of one another if needed. They can also be used to individually hold eggs if you follow the rule of separating them to avoid breaking! Purchase the Pyrex custard cups.
15. INSTANT POT BUNDT CAKE PAN
We love this Nordic Ware bundt cake pan. It’s a; 6-cup version that fits perfectly into Instant Pot cookers. It’s made from aluminium, which provides even baking and uniform results. Bonus: it’s made in the USA and comes with a 10-year warranty. Once you get one of these bundt cake pans, make sure to try one of these delicious Instant Pot bundt cake recipes.
Do you own any of these? Tell us what you think! We hope this got you even more excited to continue using your Instant Pot. Share this roundup on Pinterest!