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The 15 Best Instant Pot Accessories of 2020 You Didn’t Know You Needed


Instant Pots are hot right now. It seems everyone and their uncle has one in their kitchen — and for good reason. These multifunctional pressure cookers can make everything from Indian curries to yogurt. They can pressure cook, slow cook, saute, steam and boil with just the touch of a button. Thanks to their popularity and their multifunctional abilities, Instant Pots even created a whole new market category of kitchen appliances, called ‘multi-cookers.’

While an Instant Pot is ready to create delicious meals for you out of the box, the wide range of accessories available for these pressure cookers can really help you get the most out of this appliance. From steamer baskets to steam diverters, you can purchase these items on Amazon to make your pressure cooker the only kitchen device you’ll ever need. Take a look through these Instant Pot accessories and find some bits and bobs you never knew your kitchen needed.

  

1. Double Couple 17-Pieces Instant Pot Accessories

BEST OVERALL

Why buy just one accessory when you can buy them all? The Double Couple 17-piece kit comes with a steamer basket, a springform pan, egg bite molds and more. It has practically everything you need to make the most out of your pressure cooker. In addition, this would make a great gift for an Instant Pot lover or even just a starter kit for first-time users.

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2. Kaviatek the Original Sturdy Stainless Steel Steamer Basket

BEST FOR HEALTHY EATING

You can do so much with a steamer basket and an Instant Pot. From preparing healthy veggies to cooking eggs, a steamer accessory should be the first thing you think about buying to go with your pressure cooker. The Kaviatek basket is made from high-quality material to ensure safe consumption and comes with a silicone handle for ease of use. Plus, this product has thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon, so you know others love this accessory.

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3. Aozita Stackable Egg Steamer

BEST FOR BREAKFAST

The Instant Pot is excellent at preparing so many things, even eggs. Whether you prefer your eggs hard boiled or soft boiled, you’ll no longer need to guess at how done your yolks are with the precise settings of the Instant Pot. But to take advantage of this function, you’ll need an egg steamer. The Aozita Stackable Egg Steamer can hold up to 14 eggs in two layers or seven eggs in a single layer. Plus, it’s made from food-grade stainless steel and is dishwasher safe.

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4. Genuine Instant Pot Silicone Lid

BEST FOR LEFTOVERS

For anyone who regularly enjoys leftovers or taking a home cooked meal to work, the Genuine Instant Pot Silicone Lid is a must. This lid provides a watertight, spill-proof and airtight seal with the Instant Pot inner pot. It’s made with food-safe silicone and is BPA free. It can also be cleaned in the dishwasher if need be. All of these elements create one of the most useful Instant Pot accessories you can buy.

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5. Hiware 6-Inch Non-Stick Springform Pan

BEST FOR BAKING

Did you know you can actually bake in an Instant Pot? Yes, a pressure cooker can help you make everything from bread to chocolate cake. However, to use this function, you’ll need to utilize the pot-in-pot cooking method and invest in a smaller-than-normal pan to fit inside your Instant Pot, like this Hiware Six-Inch Non-Stick Springform Pan. This pan fits in both six and eight quart Instant Pots and is coated with a non-stick surface to make enjoying the fruits of your labor as easy as possible. Plus, when you aren’t using it in your pressure cooker, this pan is also oven safe up to 450 degrees F.

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6. Lotteli Kitchen Instant Pot Cheat Sheet Magnet Set

MOST INFORMATIONAL

Perhaps the most difficult thing about using an Instant Pot is knowing how long to cook your food for and how much water to use. Too little time, and your food will still be frozen. Too much time, and you’ll end up with mush. But you’ll always get the timing right if you buy the Lotteli Kitchen Instant Pot Cheat Sheet Magnet Set. These charts contain directions for cooking 98 different foods in the Instant Pot. They can be kept on your kitchen refrigerator or stuck to your Instant pot for easy reference.

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7. Homai Dust Cover for Instant Pot

BEST FOR COUNTERTOP STORAGE

You might love your Instant Pot, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you love how it looks sitting on your counter every day. Make it a bit more inconspicuous with the Homai Dust Cover. This piece of fabric hugs your Instant Pot to protect it from any falling debris and dust while making it more attractive to the look at. The cover is made from water resistant material, has a liner to make slipping it over your appliance a breeze and even has built-in pockets for all your Instant Pot accessories.

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8. Instant Pot Silicone Starter Set

BEST FOR SAFETY

If you’ve already used an Instant Pot, you know that the inner pot can get really hot, and tea towels and normal oven mitts don’t give your hands the dexterity they need to separate the inner pot from the Instant Pot exterior. That’s why it’s a great idea to get made-for-purpose mitts, like those found in this Instant Pot Silicone Starter Set. They fit over your fingers and are coated with non-slip grooves to prevent pot drops or burns to the fingers. As an added bonus, this set also comes with a silicone trivet and a pot lid to keep your food warm before serving.

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9. The Steam Boss by The Pressure People

BEST FOR CABINET PROTECTION

If you’ve used your Instant Pot for a while, you know the steam from the quick release valve can be an issue. Leaving your pressure cooker under cabinets or close to the wall can result in damage from moisture, heat and steam. In addition, starchy foods might cause foam and liquid to rise out of the valve as well. To prevent any issues, you can now use The Steam Boss to divert your steam in a safe direction and collect extra hot liquids trying to escape. This BPA-free silicone accessory is dishwasher safe and super easy to use.

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10. Genuine Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lit

BEST FOR SAUTEING

Instant Pots do so much more than work as a pressure cooker. The “keep warm,” “saute” and “slow cook” functions are nice additions, but you’ll need a proper, tempered glass lid to take full advantage of them. Grab this lid manufactured by Instant Pot itself to keep the contents of your pot warm and protected. This accessory includes a steam vent and a stainless steel handle. It’s also dishwasher and oven-safe up to 428 degrees F.

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11. Genuine Instant Pot Inner Cooking Pot

BEST FOR COOKING BIG MEALS

The Instant Pot comes with one inner cooking pot, but when you are making big meals or prepping for a full week, you’ll find having a spare could come in handy. Luckily, at a minimal cost, you can buy an extra inner cooking pot. This item is made by Instant Pot and holds 6 quarts of liquid. It has a non-stick interior and is dishwasher safe.

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12. Genuine Instant Pot Sealing Ring

BEST REPLACEMENT PARTS

Lift up the lid of the Instant Pot, and you’ll notice a black, silicone ring sitting inside the edge. That’s the sealing ring, and it’s essential to the safe function of your pressure cooker. To keep your device in tip top shape, you’ll need to replace the sealing ring every 12 to 18 months. Luckily, Instant Pot sells genuine ring replacements on Amazon for your convenience. This is a two pack with two different colors (red and blue) included.

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13. The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante

BEST GIFT IDEA

An Instant Pot isn’t much use unless you have something to cook in it. That’s where The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante comes in. This collection of 200 Instant Pot recipes makes creating delicious meals in a pressure cooker fun. The 80 beautiful photos provide inspiration, while the easy-to-follow directions can help you cook everything from soup to brownies. This recipe book is a great self purchase or would make a great gift for any budding Instant Pot users you may know.

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14. Dunsten Stackable Steamer for Instant Pot

BEST FOR POT-IN-POT COOKING

Make your Instant Pot into a multifunctional cooker with the Dunsten Stackable Steamer. With two levels, this steamer allows you to cook two dishes (think lasagna, rice and veggies) at the same time. This accessory is designed for pot-in-pot cooking and accomplishes that feat nicely with two stoneware pans, a metal rack and a bamboo separator, which ensures everything cooks evenly.

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15. Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid

BEST SPLURGE

The number of functions an Instant Pot has makes it a wonder in and of itself, but the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid is an innovative accessory that allows your Instant Pot to do even more. With this one lid, your Instant Pot can air fry, roast, bake, broil, reheat and dehydrate in the push of a button. The resulting foods you can prepare with this air fryer are crispy, crunchy and golden thanks to the EvenCrisp Technology. Furthermore, the lid fits on most 6-quart Instant Pots and simply replaces the pressure cooker’s pre-existing lid. It also comes with an air fryer basket, a dehydrating tray and a protective pad/storage cover.

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