Instant Pot Mini 3 Quart Accessories

The Instant Pot 3 Qt is a smaller version of the 6 Qt and 8 Qt Instant Pots. This size is great for people who are cooking for two or want a smaller Instant Pot to make side dishes. If you like to travel, the Instant Pot Mini fits perfectly in an RV and makes for convenient clean-up because the inner cooking pot fits in the sink!

There aren’t as many accessories for the smaller Instant Pot  but I’ve compiled a list of ones that are available and most useful. Anything that is considered oven safe can be used in the Instant Pot. When purchasing accessories, be sure to check that you are getting the right size that will fit your 3 Qt Instant Pot. Using these accessories can help you make the most out of your new kitchen appliance!

If you are looking for accessories for the 6 and 8 qt Instant Pots, I’ve complied a list of the Top 10 Highest Rated Instant Pot Accessories.

 

Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot 

Having an extra Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot makes it convenient to prepare several dishes.  While one of the inner pots is being used, you have an extra one to trade out to minimize cooking time. It can also be used to store leftovers in the refrigerator! Try out the Ceramic Non-Stick Inner Cooking Pot for all of your dishes that tend to stick to the regular inner pot.

Glass Lid

Purchasing a Glass Lid is helpful when using the slow cooker and saute functions. It allows you to see in the pot without taking the lid off.  It can be used in the oven up to 428 degrees and is also dishwasher safe. This pairs well with extra inner cooking pot to store leftovers in the refrigerator.



Instant Pot Sealing Rings

Purchasing replacement Instant Pot Sealing Rings are a must! I use one sealing ring when cooking bone broth and other strong smelling dishes, and the other ring when making sweet things such as cheesecake and yogurt. The sealing rings tend to absorb the scent of what is being cooked, so it is good to have a few extra on hand. They are dishwasher safe and BPA free.

Egg Bite Molds

One of the easiest things you can make in the Instant Pot are Starbucks Egg Bites. They are delicious and made with a few simple ingredients. You can find the recipe here! These Egg Bite Molds make this recipe so simple for breakfast on the go.


Steamer Baskets and Stainless Steel Colander

This Steamer Basket with Silicone Handle makes it easy to prepare healthy meals in just minutes! The basket is high quality, sturdy and  results in perfectly steamed veggies every time! I was so impressed when I used the Steamer Basket for the first time. It can also work for making your own baby food, which you can read more about here.  Another option is this Silicone Steamer Basket set that makes steaming vegetables a breeze.

Cheesecake, Cake and Bread Pans

I recently discovered that desserts can be made in the Instant Pot! Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I stumbled across a recipe for cheesecake. Yes, please!  This Cheesecake Pan is also great for making lasagna. Two Ring Mold Pans can fit in the pot which makes it easy to bake cake and other delicious baked goods using your Instant Pot Mini. The uses for the Bread Pan are almost limitless. It can be used to make mini loaves of sweet or savory bread and meatloaf!

Steamer Insert Pan

These Steamer Insert Pans with Sling Handle and Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl allow multiple foods to be cooked at the same time. This is called the pot-in-pot (PIP) method of cooking. This basically means you are taking another dish and placing it in the Instant Pot to cook your food. Cooking with this method reduces the time it takes to prepare a meal and makes for easy clean up. It also works well when heating up leftovers. The Steamer Insert Pans are high quality and even come with a one year limited warranty!  I love that they can be used to store leftovers in the refrigerator and then just placed back in the Instant Pot to reheat!

 

 

Ramekins

Porcelain Ramekins are safe to use in the Instant Pot and offer numerous options for pot-in-pot cooking. Use these to make single-serve desserts and casseroles. They can be used for  They are oven safe and are a versatile addition to any kitchen.

Silicon Pot Holder

These pot holders were made to help grip the inner pot or other accessories when removing them. This comes handy especially when trying to remove heavy or hot foods from the pot. The non-stick pot holders fit inside each other for easy storage.

 

 Looking for an Instant Pot cookbook? Click here to see The Best Instant Pot Cookbooks. A few online resources you may find helpful in addition to these cookbooks are Pinterest (follow our Instant Pot Recipes board) and the new Instant Pot Recipe App you can download on your phone.

What are your favorite Instant Pot Mini accessories? Drop your comment below, I would love to hear from you!

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10 Comments

  • Theresa Jennings
    Posted December 23, 2017 12:18 pm 0Likes

    I garden on my balcony! It’s crazy during the spring and summer. I grow an amazing number of plants. I used to live on a 6th of an acre, until my husband and I divorced. Of course, I was doing all the yardwork anyway, but I miss my back yard.

  • Sweetbay
    Posted January 26, 2018 10:49 pm 0Likes

    Thank you so much for the information. The latest Mini (9 in 1) should arrive at my doorstep in a few days. I was looking for egg cups that would fit in the 3 quart and could not find them anywhere until I discovered your list. Thank you again.

    • These Lovely Acres
      Posted January 27, 2018 6:44 am 0Likes

      You’re welcome!

    • AG
      Posted February 14, 2018 11:10 am 0Likes

      Seconded! I stumbled here while searching for 3 qt accessories. There’s definitely a demand – someone with access to startup funding could easily put together accessory kits for the 3 qt and make a killing.

  • Bobbi
    Posted February 4, 2018 2:56 pm 0Likes

    Thank you for all this information. I just got my first IP yesterday a 3 quart one as there are only 2 of us here.

  • Debie
    Posted March 24, 2018 5:51 pm 0Likes

    The link you have for the cheesecake pan links to a pan that says it fits the 6qt IP. Will this 6″ dia pan also fit the mini? I’m trying to decide between the 3 qt and the 6 qt size. I had read on other sites that there aren’t many recipes designed for the mini. I haven’t done much research on this yet and wondered if that was true. Concerned about custom programming that some recipes outline for larger dishes. Any further advice on this would be helpful. 🙂

    • These Lovely Acres
      Posted March 24, 2018 6:26 pm 0Likes

      Yes, the 6″ cheesecake pan does fit in the 3 qt instant pot. You could also get the 5″ one. The 3 qt instant pot is nice to have if you are cooking for just a few people. I like having the 6 qt instant pot because you can cook larger meals for leftovers! Both are nice to have though.

  • Lexi
    Posted May 16, 2018 10:27 am 0Likes

    Thanks so much for this list! I was looking for a cheesecake/lasagna pan and I’m glad to see someone confirm that it actually fits. Going to bookmark this list and stock up on accessories. 🙂

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