Are you new to using the Instant Pot? It can be overwhelming at first to learn how everything works, but once you get the hang of it, you will be hooked. There are a million different accessories out there that can make cooking with the Instant Pot even more convenient. I’ve narrowed it down to the top 10 highest rated and most useful Instant Pot accessories. Using these accessories can help you make the most out of your new kitchen appliance!
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 6 quart or 8 quart Instant Pot.
Silicone Mold for Egg Bites
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 Silicone Egg Bites Mold make this recipe so simple for breakfast on the go. The molds are safe to use in the freezer, microwave and oven also.
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! These cheesecake pans can fit in the 6 and 8 Quart pots. The Cheesecake Pans are also great for making lasagna.
This Vegetable Steamer Basket makes it easy to prepare healthy meals. The basket is sturdy and keeps the vegetables elevated out of the water, which results in perfectly steamed veggies every time! The handle makes it easy to remove from the pot. It fits both the 6 and 8 Quart Instant Pots.
Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot
Having an extra 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!
Multi-Purpose Insert Pans
These Stackable Stainless Steel Steamer Insert Pans 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.
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.
Purchasing replacement sealing ring 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.
Stackable Egg Steaming Rack
Making hard-boiled eggs in the instant pot is SO simple! With this stackable steamer rack, you can have a healthy snack in just minutes. This also can be used to cook vegetables or be utilized as a cooling rack. You won’t be disappointed when buying this sturdy and easy to clean accessory.
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 foods from the pot such as a whole chicken. The non-stick pot holders fit inside each other for easy storage.
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 are oven safe and are a versatile addition to any kitchen.
Comment below with your favorite Instant Pot accessory! I would love to hear from you.
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