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 Steamer Insert Pans with sling - compatible with 6qt Instant Pot - Pressure...
  • 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)!

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wondering if anyone has tried the food network steamer pans. I found a store that had them and was wondering about them

Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot DUO 60

Hi Amy+Jacky,

Thank you for these reviews. I have a question regarding RSVP steamer:
Note: You need to remove the handles to fit it into your 6-Quart Instant Pot

Can I attach them back then?
How do you put it in a pot and get it out without handles?

I found other models with one silicone handle and feet like komfyko or 717 Industries (without silicone feet) etc. it looks like they should be more convenient.
Could you recommend any brand with a good value for the price?

Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot DUO 60

for me is too expensive for this kind of accessory, but thanks for the recommendations 🙂


Thanks for the review.
I have been a big fan of bamboo steamers. And every thing you said about it is true.
The bamboo steamers work best for all traditional dishes such as Thai rice, sticky rice and all forms of buns, above all it keeps high percentage of nutrients in the food. The usage of the steamer is quite simple and the experience is fascinating.

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Other Pressure Cooker, Please specify in comment.
Rosemary King

I have an Instant Pot 8 quart. I want to buy a steamer basket. Which is better 1 tier or 2 tier Both sold on Amazon

Jaci Kroupa

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!

Megan Wright

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?

Windy Lim

If I double boil Chinese desserts using a stove for 40 mins. How do I translate that to IP?


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?

Angela M.

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.



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… Read more »


Thank you so much for your prompt response, Jacky!
Have a good day!

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