Best Instant Pot Accessories

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

We get asked a lot what are the best or must have Instant Pot Accessories, or which pressure cooker accessories are our personal favorites.

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

These products have the best overall value – meaning high-quality products with the most affordable prices.

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

Updated: March 3, 2018

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

Instant Pot DUO Plus
  • For families, 4-6 people
  • Duo Plus is the latest evolution in the #1 selling multi-cooker the Duo series with more...


1. Must Have: Genuine Instant Pot Silicone Sealing Ring

Instant Pot Sealing Ring – 5 or 6 Quart
  • Integral part of the Instant Pot safety mechanisms. This authentic Instant Pot sealing...
  • Manufactured from the highest quality food safe Silicone, passed UL, FDA, and LFGB tests...

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.

*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 8 Quart Instant Pot DUO80: Genuine Instant Pot Silicone Sealing Ring (8Qt)


2. Genuine Sweet & Savory Silicone Sealing Ring – Two Pack

Genuine Instant Pot Sealing Ring 2-Pack - 6 Quart Red/Blue
  • 2-Pack color set, one for sweet, the other for savory
  • Integral part of the Instant Pot safety mechanisms. Designed, engineered, and built with...

The official Sweet & Savory Silicone Sealing Rings are finally in stock (US only)!!

Since the Silicone Sealing Ring tends to absorb the food odor after cooking, many users like to use separate sealing rings for cooking savory dishes and desserts.

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


3. Inner Pot with 3 Ply Bottom, 6 quart, Stainless Steel

Genuine Instant Pot Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot - 6 Quart
  • Instant Pot stainless steel inner cooking pot, food grade 304 (18/8), no chemical coating
  • Genuine Instant Pot pressure cooker accessory, dishwasher safe

Every Instants Pot comes with one Stainless Steel Inner Pot. 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 8 Quart Instant Pot: 8 Qt Stainless Steel Inner Pot

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


4. Non-stick Inner Pot, 6 quart, Stainless Steel

Genuine Instant Pot Ceramic Non-Stick Interior Coated Inner Cooking Pot - 6 Quart
  • Instant Pot electric pressure cooker 6 qt ceramic non-stick interior coating, plastic PTFE...
  • Genuine Instant Pot pressure cooker accessory. Dishwasher safe perfect for slow cooking,...

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

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


5. 9 inch Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lid

Genuine Instant Pot Tempered Glass lid, Clear – 9 in. (23 cm) – 6 Quart
  • Instant Pot Tempered glass lid with steam vent and stainless steel rim and handle
  • Genuine Instant Pot pressure cooker accessory

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.


6. Instant Pot Silicone Cover

Genuine Instant Pot Silicone Lid 5 and 6 Quart
  • Instant Pot silicone lid creates an airtight, spill proof and watertight seal on the...
  • Manufactured from the highest quality food safe Silicone, passed FDA and LFGB tests for...

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 8 Quart Instant Pot: 8 Qt Silicone Cover

For 3 Quart Instant Pot: 3 Qt Silicone Cover


7. Instant Pot Silicone Mitts

Genuine Instant Pot Mini Mitts
  • Genuine Instant Pot Mini mitts for easy gripping of the inner pot
  • Ridged gripping surface, non-stick

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. You can easily slip them on and off.

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




8. Must Have: Stainless Steel Steaming Rack Stand 5 inch Diameter

Household Stainless Steel Cooking Ware Steaming Rack Stand 7" Diameter
  • Product Name: Steamer Rack Stand 7" Diameter x 1.8" Height, Note: [ Whole outside diameter...
  • Color: Silver Tone; Material: Stainless Steel (Steaming Rack)

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.


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

PREMIUM Veggie Steamer Basket - LARGE - BEST Bundle - Fits Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 3, 5, 6...

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.


10. Stackable Stainless Steel Steamer Insert Pans

ekovana Stackable Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker Steamer Insert Pans - For Instant Pot...
  • VERSATILE - 2 tier stackable pans allowing for variety of foods to be cooked...
  • HEALTHY & CONVENIENT - Skip the microwave ovens and reheat leftover food or curry in your...

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, 3-Quart capacity
  • This lightweight and versatile stainless steel mesh basket functions as a steamer,...
  • Measures 10-1/2-inches by 8-1/4-inches by 4-1/2-inches tall - the bottom of the basket...

Such a game changer!

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: Remove the two handles with a plier to fit it in your Instant Pot.


12. Silicone Steamer Basket

OXO Good Grips Silicone Steamer, Green
  • High walls keep contents contained and away from boiling water, while stay-cool handles...
  • Pleats allow steamer flex accommodating pots that have a 7" diameter or greater

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 8 Inches Bamboo Steamer

Happy Sales HSST-BMB08, Three Piece 8 Inch Bamboo Steamer
  • Two 8 inch bamboo steamers and a bamboo lid included
  • Easy to use

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.




14. 7 Inch Cheesecake Pan with Removable Bottom

Fat Daddio's Anodized Aluminum Round Cheesecake Pan with Removable Bottom, 7 Inch x 3 Inch
  • EASY CAKE RELEASE - Fat Daddio's ProSeries Cheesecake pans, with re-moveable bottom, makes...

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)




15. Euro Cuisine GY50 Greek Yogurt Maker

Euro Cuisine GY50 Greek Yogurt Maker
  • Transform up to 2qt of plain Yogurt into Greek Yogurt
  • For Making Greek Yogurt/Cheese Yogurt

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


16. Euro Cuisine GY60 Greek Yogurt Maker - NEW!

This is the one we use. It’s a newer version of the Euro Cuisine Greek Yogurt Maker that features a stainless steel strainer.




17. Instant Perrrt! Silicone Starter Kit

Instant Perrrt Accessories Silicone Starter Kit - Pair of Mini Mitts, Pot Holder, and Sealing...
  • HEAT RESISTANT SILICONE - Each piece is crafted with flexible, durable silicone, making...
  • TEXTURED NON SLIP GRIP - Gloves and the trivet both feature textured surfaces to improve...

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! ? ).




18. Hot Dish Retriever Tongs

TOPOKO Green Stainless Steel Retriever Tongs / Gripper Clip for Hot and Cold Plate, Bowl, Dish,...
  • Must-have accessory for Instant Pot user. You will receive 2 grippers with green color...
  • Clip and lift hot plates, bowls, cups from microwave or instant pots safely.

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


19. Eco Grab Heat Resistant Silicone Gloves

NEWEST 2016 EDITION Heat Resistant Silicon Gloves For Barbecue & Oven Use, Made For Grilling,...
  • SHARE: Are you invited for dinner or BBQ? Consider ordering one par for yourself and...

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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