Instant Pot Accessories

Looking for the Best Instant Pot Accessories to go with your Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker? You’re in the right place!

Many readers often ask us what Instant Pot Accessories do we need? What is the best or must have Instant Pot Accessories? Which accessories work best in Instant Pot? Or what are our favorite pressure cooker accessories…

So, we hand-picked the 15+ most highly rated – Best Instant Pot Accessories among fellow Instant Pot users (including us) to give you some shopping ideas!

These products have been very helpful for cooking with our Instant Pot Pressure Cookers.

We also picked products that provide the best overall value – meaning high-quality products at the most affordable prices.

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any Instant Pot Accessories questions. Have fun shopping! 🙂

Instant Pot Accessories Outline

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Thanks to our working relationship with the Instant Pot Company, we get to experiment with all the Instant Pot Models extensively for recipe development. With so many different models and sizes, it can get confusing!

For the most user-friendly Instant Pot, we recommend the Instant Pot DUO Plus.

Instant Pot DUO Plus
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  • 15 ONE TOUCH COOKING PRESETS FOR QUICKER COOKING: Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili,...

Best Instant Pot Accessories

1. Must Have: Silicone Sealing Ring

Every Instant Pot comes with 1 Silicone Sealing Ring. The Sealing Ring is critical to the pressure cooking process, and they do wear and tear over time.

If the ring is damaged or you find that steam starts to leak around the lid, you won’t be able to use your Instant Pot until you replace the Instant Pot Sealing Ring with a new one.

Instant Pot Sealing Ring Clear, 5 or 6 Quart

*Pro Tip: Avoid buying sealing rings from third parties, as it is vital to Instant Pot’s safety features. Direct Quote from the Instant Pot Company: “There may be serious safety concerns associated with using an untested sealing ring on Instant Pot products.”

For 3 Qt Instant Pot: Silicone Sealing Ring (3Qt)

For 6 Qt Instant Pot: Silicone Sealing Ring (6Qt)

For 8 Qt Instant Pot: Silicone Sealing Ring (8Qt)

2. Sweet & Savory Silicone Sealing Rings

These Sweet & Savory Silicone Sealing Rings are super handy!

Genuine Instant Pot Sealing Ring 2-Pack - 6 Quart Red/Blue

Since the Silicone Sealing Ring tends to absorb the food odor after cooking, many users like to use separate sealing rings for cooking Savory vs. Sweets.

With 2 separate colors, you don’t have to worry about mixing them up again! 🙂

For 3 Qt Instant Pot: Sweet & Savory Silicone Sealing Rings (3Qt)

For 6 Qt Instant Pot: Sweet & Savory Silicone Sealing Rings (6Qt)

For 8 Qt Instant Pot: Sweet & Savory Silicone Sealing Rings (8Qt)

3. Stainless Steel Inner Pot

Instant Pot Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot - 6 Quart

Every Instants Pot comes with 1 Stainless Steel Inner Pot.

However, it’s often very handy to have an extra Instant Pot Inner Pot. For example, you can use one for cooking and the other for storing leftovers with the glass or silicone lid in the fridge.

For 3 Qt Instant Pot: 3 Qt Stainless Steel Inner Pot

For 6 Qt Instant Pot: 6 Qt Stainless Steel Inner Pot

For 8 Qt Instant Pot: 8 Qt Stainless Steel Inner Pot

4. Non-Stick Inner Pot

Genuine Instant Pot Ceramic Non-Stick Interior Coated Inner Cooking Pot - 6 Quart

This ceramic non-stick inner pot is both PTFE and PFOA free. If you prefer a non-stick inner pot, this is a good option for your 6 quart Instant Pot.

For 3 Qt Instant Pot: 3 Qt Non-Stick Inner Pot

For 6 Qt Instant Pot: 6 Qt Non-Stick Inner Pot

For 8 Qt Instant Pot: 8 Qt Non-Stick Inner Pot

5. Tempered Glass Lid

Genuine Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lid, 9 in. (23 cm), 6 Quart, Clear

This Glass Lid is great for slow cooking in the Instant Pot. You can use this Instant Pot Glass Lid for “Keep Warm Mode” and storing the whole inner pot with leftovers in the fridge.

*Note: This works with the Slow Cook function on all Instant Pot models purchased after Jan. 2014.

For 3 Qt Instant Pot: 3 Qt Tempered Glass Lid (7.6 in)

For 6 Qt Instant Pot: 6 Qt Tempered Glass Lid (9 in)

For 8 Qt Instant Pot: 8 Qt Tempered Glass lid (10 in)

6. Silicone Cover

Genuine Instant Pot Silicone Lid 5 and 6 Quart

This cover fits your 6 quart Instant Pot’s Inner Pot. It’s a great way to store leftovers straight in the inner pot without dirtying another container, especially if you don’t have the above Instant Pot Glass Lid.

For 3 Qt Instant Pot: 3 Qt Silicone Cover

For 6 Qt Instant Pot: 6 Qt Silicone Cover

For 8 Qt Instant Pot: 8 Qt Silicone Cover

7. Silicone Mitts

These food-grade heat resistant silicone mitts are more flexible than the full-on silicone gloves. It will not provide as much protection, but it is more convenient for lighter work, as you can easily slip them on and off.

Instant Pot Mini Mitts

Plus, it’ll bring out your inner child with some puppet fun! 😉 

Instant Pot Silicone Mitts

Instant Pot Inserts

8. Must Have: 100% Premium Stainless Steel Steamer Basket

PREMIUM Veggie Steamer Basket - Large - BEST Bundle - Fits Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 5, 6 Qt...

Another great steamer basket we use frequently! Fits perfectly in the Instant Pot. The feet can keep the veggies and other food out of the liquid for optimal steaming results in your Instant Pot.

9. Must Have: Stainless Steel Steaming Rack Stand (5 inch Diameter)

Household Stainless Steel Cooking Ware Steaming Rack Stand 7' Diameter

A popular budget-friendly steaming rack we couldn’t live without! They’re so useful that we actually have 4 of these for daily usage.

It’s especially useful for our Pot-In-Pot (PIP) Recipes such as Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice and regular steaming on stovetop.

10. Stackable Stainless Steel Steamer Insert Pans

ekovana Stackable Steamer Insert Pans with sling - compatible with 6qt Instant Pot - Pressure...
  • VERSATILE - 2 tier stackable pans allowing for variety of foods to be cooked...
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These stainless steel stackable steamer pans are popular among Instant Pot users and they are just perfect for the Pot-in-Pot (PIP) cooking method.

11. Wide Rim Mesh Basket

RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Wide Rim 8-inch Mesh Basket

This Steamer Basket is such a game changer!

You can use this as a steamer basket or strainer – wash your vegetables, put them in the basket, and put the basket straight into Instant Pot’s inner pot.

It saves time especially when you’re making things like chicken stock. You can easily remove all the ingredients at once instead of scooping them out bit by bit.

No wonder this is one of the fans’ favorite Instant Pot Accessories!

*Note: You’ll need to remove the two handles with a plier to fit this basket in Instant Pot.

*Pro Tip: If you don’t want to bother with removing the handles, This  comes highly recommended as well.

12. Silicone Steamer Basket

OXO Good Grips Silicone Steamer, Green

This is another popular steamer basket option if you prefer silicone over stainless steel. It’s made of BPA free silicone, flexible, easy to clean, with nice long handles, and easy storage.

13. 2 Tiers Bamboo Steamer (8 Inches)

Happy Sales HSST-BMB08, Three Piece 8 Inch Bamboo Steamer

This Bamboo Steamer works great in Instant Pot!

It’s the perfect companion for dim sum such as Shumai (Shrimp & Pork Dumplings) or Har Gow (Shrimp Dumplings). Trust me, dim sum simply tastes better in a bamboo steamer as some of its natural bamboo fragrance will be infused while steaming. 😉

You can use this for steaming veggies too.

For Making Instant Pot Cheesecake

14. 7 Inch Cheesecake Pan with Removable Bottom

Fat Daddio's PCC-73 Round Cheesecake Pan, 7 x 3 Inch, Silver

This is one of the most popular Instant Pot Accessories cheesecake pans in the Instant Pot community. Make sure to get the 7-inch, as the 8-inch cheesecake pan will not fit in the 6 quart Instant Pot.

For 3 Quart Instant Pot DUO Mini: 6 inch x 3 inch Fat Daddio's Cheesecake Pan (Removable Bottom)

*Recipe: Instant Pot Cheesecake #17

For Making Instant Pot Yogurt

15. Euro Cuisine GY60 Greek Yogurt Maker

Euro Cuisine Greek Yogurt Maker with Stainless Steel Strainer

This BPA free strainer will transfer your homemade Instant Pot yogurt into a thick, creamy Greek yogurt.

Euro Cuisine GY60 Greek Yogurt Maker (shown in below photo) features a stainless steel strainer.

*Recipe: Instant Pot Yogurt

Instant Pot Starter Kit

16. Instant Perrrt! Silicone Starter Kit

Instant Perrrt Accessories Silicone Starter Kit - Pair of Mini Mitts, Pot Holder, and Sealing...

This is a highly popular starter kit among our Instant Pot readers.

This Instant Pot Starter Accessories Kit includes:

  • Pair of Mini Mitts – Great for gripping the inner pot while sautéing or grabbing the inner pot when removing it from the main unit.
  • Heat Resistant Mat / Pot Holder –  Keep your counters & tables safe by sitting your inner pot on these heat resistant pot holders.
  • Suction Sealing Lid – Cover the inner pot with this lid to keep the heat in your pot when it’s removed from the main unit. Or you can put it over the main unit while your inner pot is removed, so you won’t accidentally pour ingredients into your main unit (this happens more easily and often than you’d think! ? ).

Handling Hot Containers

17. Hot Dish Retriever Tongs

TOPOKO Green Stainless Steel Retriever Tongs / Gripper Clip for Hot and Cold Plate, Bowl, Dish,...

Great for taking hot pans and dishes out of the Instant Pot for the Pot-in-Pot (PIP) cooking method.

18. Eco Grab Heat Resistant Silicone Gloves

NEWEST 2016 EDITION Heat Resistant Silicon Gloves For Barbecue & Oven Use, Made For Grilling,...

We always suffer with wet oven mitts. Never ever grab a hot pan with wet oven mitts as the heat transfers so much faster this way!

So, we bought these quality, well-made Heat Resistant Silicone Gloves. They are waterproof and steam cannot penetrate through. This Best Seller is made with premium FDA rated silicone.

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