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
- EASY TO USE & DISHWASHER SAFE - The Kitchen Deluxe steamer insert for vegetables uses...
- EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE - SAFETY TOOL - RECIPE EBOOK - JULIENNE PEELER - Premium stainless steel...
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!
- 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.
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
- 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
- PERFECT SIZE: Measures 8" in diameter by 4.75" tall
- A KITCHEN NECESSITY: Multi purpose colander that can be used to strain, rinse, fry, steam...
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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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?
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