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 are the must have & best Instant Pot Accessories? Which accessories work best in Instant Pot? Or what are our favorite pressure cooker accessories…
So, we hand-picked the 20+ most highly rated – Best Instant Pot Accessories among fellow Instant Pot users (including us) to give you some shopping ideas for your 3 qt, 6 qt, 8 qt Instant Pot!
These accessories have been super helpful for cooking in 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! 🙂
Thanks to our working relationship with the Instant Pot Company, we get to experiment with all the Instant Pot Models extensively for recipe development. We recommend the Instant Pot DUO Plus Series because it’s one of the most user-friendly models.
The Instant Pot DUO Series is our first Instant Pot and we still use it & love it to this day. It’s one of the most popular models and it does everything well. A slight step-down on user-friendliness from the Duo Plus, but it’s slightly more budget-friendly.
*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.”
These Sweet & Savory Silicone Sealing Rings are super handy!
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! 🙂
Every Instants Pot comes with 1 Stainless Steel Inner Pot. It’s often very handy to have an extra Instant Pot Inner Pot as a backup. For example, you can use one for cooking and the other for storing leftovers with the glass or silicone lid in the fridge.
This cover fits your 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. It also makes it easier for you to reheat food in Instant Pot.
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.
The Best 3rd Party Instant Pot Accessories
Instant Pot Inserts
If you check out our Instant Pot Recipes, you’ll notice that we use a variety of Instant Pot Inserts such as Steamer Rack, Trivet, Steamer Basket, Insert Pans a lot! They are super helpful & must-have accessories for Instant Pot.
This popular steamer basket is slightly cheaper than the above Hatrigo steamer basket. All the parts including the handle, steamer insert, and trivet are made of quality 18/8 stainless steel. Dishwasher safe, easy to clean and no retained odors.
No need to make any more foil slings! Durable and reusable sling that lets you easily lift cheesecake, lasagna, banana bread, and any other pans out of your Instant Pot. It uses high heat resistant food-safe silicone & it’s dishwasher safe.
This Bamboo Steamer works great in the Instant Pot! It prevents condensation from dripping onto your food.
It’s the perfect companion for dim sum such as Shumai 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 also use this for steaming veggies, fish….etc.
This is another popular steamer basket if you prefer silicone over stainless steel. It’s made of BPA free silicone, flexible, easy to clean, with nice long handles that stays cool to touch, and easy to store.
These are the stainless steel bowls we are using for Instant Pot Pot-in-Pot cooking. This 3 piece set is quite high quality. It comes with multi-layered thick bottoms. The bowls come with both handles and lids. The 6-inch insert fits in 3 quart Instant Pot, the 7-inch insert fits in 6 quart Instant Pot, and the 8-inch insert fits in 8 quart Instant Pot.
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 Instant Pot Mini 3 qt, get the 6 inch here.
According to our research, this is the second most popular cheesecake pan among the Instant Pot community. This is a non-stick springform cake pan. Make sure to get the 7-inch, as the 8-inch cheesecake pan will not fit in the 6 quart Instant Pot. For Instant Pot Mini 3 qt, get the 6 inch here.
We don’t think it is one of the necessary accessories for Instant Pot. This is because you can cook the same amount of eggs on the trivet that is included with your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
Is Pyrex or Glass Bowl safe in the Instant Pot?
The official word from the Pyrex company is no, it is not safe to use Pyrex bowls in Instant Pot. If the Pyrex or glass bowl has fine crack or scratch, there is a small chance the bowl will crack or shatter in Instant Pot. Having said that, many users have been using Pyrex bowls in Instant Pot or other pressure cookers.
What material is the safest in the Instant Pot?
High quality stainless steel is the safest material to use in Instant Pot. A tip is to look for stainless steel bowls such as this one that have multiple layers. Ideally, it should have aluminum or copper in the middle layer to improve heat conductivity. Furthermore, high quality stainless steel will not react or leach harmful chemicals to your food.
Is parchment paper safe in the Instant Pot?
Yes, parchment paper is safe to use in the Instant Pot. Many users have been using it to line their cheesecake pan.
Is silicone really safe in the Instant Pot?
According to Health Canada, as of now, there are no known health hazards associated with the use of food grade silicone cookware. Silicone rubber does not react with food or beverages. It also does not produce any hazardous fumes.
What do you think of these Instant Pot Accessories?
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