6 Instant Pot Steamer Basket Best Sellers

Instant Pot Steamer Baskets Best List

Instant Pot Steamer Basket is an indispensable pressure cooker insert for many Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker users. One of the healthiest cooking method is to cook with a steamer basket because the food retains more flavors, nutrients, and texture.

6 Best-Selling Instant Pot Steamer Basket and Inserts

We received many readers’ questions regarding which Instant Pot Steamer Basket or Pressure Cooker Inserts to buy and where to buy them.

So, we created this Best-Selling List featuring the 6 most popular steamer baskets and pressure cooker inserts among Instant Pot users.

*We’ll continue to update this list as we discover more goodies for you. 😉

1.Stainless Steel Steamer Basket

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

If you have been following our Instant Pot Recipes Videos, you might have noticed we often use this steamer basket!

The inner pot of 6-Quart Instant Pot is 8 inches in diameter, the adjustable fit of this basket will prevent food from falling out.

Not only do we love steaming broccoli or potatoes with this steamer basket (it truly helps potatoes retain their texture), we also love cooking chicken with it. As shown below in our Crispy Pressure Cooker Chicken and Gravy Recipe, the chicken’s dripping made a homemade gravy at the same time using this basket!

Steamer Basket Chicken in the Instant Pot

  • Highlights: Stainless steel, Compact, Easily adjustable size, Dishwasher safe, Can easily remove it from the pot
  • Diameter: 5.3 to 9.25 inches (Perfect for small to medium sauce pan & any 6-quart electric pressure cookers)
  • Note: We bought our steamer basket at a local store. We found the one provided in the link has the most consistent & great customer reviews among many similar steamer baskets.

2. Stainless Steel Steaming Rack Stand

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)

Must-have in our kitchen! We use it frequently for our Pot-in-Pot (PIP) cooking method. You can see it in action with recipe + video here: Pressure Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Recipe.

We have one steamer rack that is 5″ Diameter and another rack 6.5″ Diameter. They both fit easily into our 6-Quart Instant Pot Pressure Cookers.

  • Highlights: Stainless steel, Budget-friendly, Compact, Easy to clean, Perfect for the Pot-in-Pot cooking method
  • Size: 5″ Diameter: 5 D x 2 H x 5 W inches

3. 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.

4. Wide Rim Steamer Basket

RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Wide Rim 8-inch Mesh Basket
  • This lightweight and versatile stainless steel mesh basket functions as a steamer,...
  • Made of durable fine mesh stainless steel is popularly used in pressure cookers

One of the most popular sold-out Instant Pot Accessories! Luckily, the supplier restocks quickly. 😀

This steamer basket can also be used as a lightweight strainer. So, you can wash, drain, and steam your food in this all-in-one steamer basket. You’ll love this if you make your own bone broth or stock because you can easily remove all the ingredients at once, rather than scooping them out bit by bit.

  • Highlights: Stainless steel, Sturdy, Well built, Dishwasher safe, Budget-friendly
  • Size: 8-1/4″ Diameter x 4-3/4″ Height (Legs: 5/8″) – fits into 6-Quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
  • Capacity: 3 quarts
  • Note: You need to remove the handles to fit it into your 6-Quart Instant Pot

5. 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

A must have in our household!

The perfect companion for dim sum such as Shumai Recipe (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. 😉

Some of our readers asked if the bamboo steamer will hold up against the high heat in the pressure cooker. We are not totally sure, but we used ours occasionally for almost a year in the Instant Pot and they haven’t shown any wear & tear yet.

You may ask what is better than a single bamboo steamer? 2 Tiers bamboo steamer means more dim sum at the same time!! 🙂

  • Highlights: Easy to use, Dome shape lid prevents water vapor from dripping onto the food, Easy to clean
  • Size: 8-inch (8 x 8 x 5.5 inches) – fits snugly into 6-quart Instant Pot

Instant Pot Bamboo Steamer

Instant Pot Steamer Basket Honorable Mentions

We haven’t personally used the following steamer baskets, but they are quite popular among our readers 🙂

6. 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
  • Highlights: Silicone, Dishwasher safe, Easy to remove, Flexible, Easy to store, Easy to clean, High walls keep food from falling into the pot
  • Size: 7.2 x 3.8 x 10.5 inches

7. Pressure Cooker Steam Rack Basket Set

Secura Stainless Steel 6-quart Electric Pressure Cooker Steam Rack Steamer Basket Insert Set
  • Stainless steel food-grade steam rack basket set - includes steam basket and steam rack...
  • Fits stovetop pressure cookers, electric pressure cookers, and Instant Pots 6 quarts and...
  • Highlights: Stainless steel, Versatile with separate basket and rack for steaming different food, Easy to wash, Easy to remove
  • Size: 8.7 W x 8.7 D x 2.1 H inches (Rack: 8-1/4″ Diameter x 1-1/2″ Height)

Which Instant Pot Steamer Basket do you use and like?

Instant Pot Steamer Basket is a must-have pressure cooker accessory. Here are the best-selling & most popular steamer baskets and inserts with Instant Pot users (plus our personal favorites)!
Food Lovers in our 30s who worked directly with Instant Pot CEO, Manufacturers, and 35+ Restaurants. Culinary Families & Food Magazine Publishers.
  1. I love my InstantPot Lux in every way but one. The seal ring always has an odor that I can’t eliminate with regular washing. How to get rid of that pungent odor? Thank you!

    1. Hi Jaci,

      Thank you for your question 🙂

      The odor is really hard to get rid of. Some of our readers have suggested placing it under the sun or soaking it with vinegar/water mixture.

      Please take care & have fun cooking

  2. I have something similar it is called Zavor Lux Edge Multi-cooker can these recipes be converted to use in my cooker as well as the accessories?

    1. Hi Megan,

      Late Reply (We were on a trip to Asia)! Thank you for your question 🙂

      These recipes will work just fine as well as the accessories such as steamer baskets.

      Please take care & have fun cooking

    1. Hi Windy,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      It depends on what kind of dessert. I will say 30 minutes due to the double boiling method.

      Please take care & have fun cooking

  3. Hi this set it $10.99 on Amazon now. By the way I bought one at a local grocery store that is the Good Cool brand. It has silicone feet and a hard plastic handle (it looks just like the one online that is recommended for the IP, but a different color. I am assuming that the hard plastic handle can go in the pressure cooker since it is the same as online and would not be touching the water or the sides. What do you think?

  4. Amy + Jacky,

    I am a long time cooker but short time IP’er… I have an Instant Pot IP Duo 8 Qt and have been having issues with the burn notice. I have read your tips and and am hopeful i can get over this hump and start to love my IP.

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes.


  5. Hi Amy and Jacky,
    I just got an IP and I’m so happy that I found your website! Thank you so much for all the tips and recommendations. I’ll need to try your delicious recipes soon.
    I have some questions, hopefully don’t bother you too much.
    I have a stainless steel stackable food container, do you think it’s safe to use in my IP? What about cake pans? Do they have to be something specially made for pressure cooker?
    Also, is it normal for the steam to come out a lot and make loud sound using Quick Release? Someone recommended putting a kitchen towel on the lid to cover the steam release valve. Is it safe to do that?
    Thank you very much!

    1. Hi Jenny,

      Welcome to our site! Thank you for your kind words and question 🙂

      Stainless steel food containers and cake pans will work in the Instant Pot.

      As long as the containers are oven-safe, it will work fine.

      It is normal to see a lot of steam comes out during the Quick Release.

      The Instant Pot manual says Do not obstruct or cover the venting knob with a towel, so I cannot recommend against that.

      Take care & have fun cooking

  6. Hello, all! I hope this isn’t a repeat question (I read through most questions/answers). I have the 8QT Instant Pot and am looking for recommendations of anything the specifically for the larger, 8QT version. The others are great, but I’m really hoping to capitalize on the size of this thing!

    1. Hi Kyle,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      The first Stainless Steel Steamer Basket should expand larger for the 8 quart.

      Take care & have fun cooking

  7. Hi there,
    I do want to use my IP to cook dim sum and pork buns etc. Is the only option a bamboo steamer? I am worried the buns will get wet and soggy with some of the other options or does it work?

    1. Hi Helen,

      So happy to hear from you again. thank you for your question 🙂

      Stainless Steel Steamer Basket should work just fine. Just make sure the condensation from the lid doesn’t get poured onto the buns when opening the lid.

      Take care & have fun cooking

  8. We just purchased the 8 qt Lux Instant Pot. Can we use the same recipes as published for the 6 qt? I would like to try the cheesecake in it with the 7″ pan, or do I have to do it with a larger pan?

  9. Can you use a hard plastic steamer in the instant pot? I have one that came with my rice cooker. I want to use it for sweet potato cubes.

    1. Hi Ruth,

      Thank you for your question. Hard plastic steamer is not safe in the Instant Pot.

      A silicone steamer will work. The Instant Pot comes with a trivet. You can layer the sweet potato cubes on top with it.

      Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday to you!

  10. I Love your recipes and appreciate your attention to detail! Thank you very much!
    I am looking for a really deep bowl for pot in pot Instant Pot cooking, stainless or oven proof glassware.
    Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!
    Happy cooking!

    1. Hi Patti,

      thank you for your kind words and question 🙂

      Any food grade (304 or 316 or 18/8 18/10) stainless steel bowl that fits into the IP (less than 7.5” in diameter) will work.
      We bought ours (7.5″ x 3″ stand) at Daiso and you can probably find them in local Asian supermarkets as the pot-in-pot method is quite popular in Asia.

      They are also called Tiffin in Indian markets.

      Take care & have fun cooking

  11. For the Wide Rim Steamer Basket you stated that we would have to remove the handles to fit into the Instant Pot. How did you go about removing them without distorting the basket?

  12. I just ordered/received the wide rim steamer basket. Any tips on how to remove the handles? They seem to be welded on pretty well. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Eva,

      Thank you for your question 🙂

      Use a plier and wiggle it up and down. It will come off quite easily.

      take care & have fun cooking

  13. My stainless steel steamer basket (similar to #2 on your list) has a black T-Fal handle. Is that okay ie safe to put in my new Instant Pot? Thanks, Mary Catherine

    1. Hi Mary,

      Congrats on your new Instant Pot and thank you for your question 🙂

      If the black handle is made of nylon (it usually is), it will be safe in the Instant Pot.

      To be extra safe, ask the store or site to see what material it is made out of.

      Take care & have fun cooking!

  14. Hello Amy and Jacky, I am thinking about buying IKEA Stabil Steamer that looked like the Stainless Steel Steamer Basket. However I am worry that it will scratch the non-stick pot. Is your Stainless Steel Steamer Basket scratching your pot?

    1. Hi Benny,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      The inner pot of Instant Pot is stainless steel so it is not a concern. If you are using a non-stick inner pot, place the stainless steel steamer basket carefully and it should be okay.

      Take care & have fun cooking!

    2. Hi,
      Does it fit well with you instant pot?
      Stabil steamer diameter is 23cm and Instant pot 6q inner pot diameter is 23.9cm


    1. Hi Linda,

      thank you for letting us know.

      I just saw the crazy price tag on the Pressure Cooker Steam Rack Basket Set.
      I believe it is out of stock from the original seller. Hopefully they will be in stock soon 🙂

      take care & have fun cooking

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