20 Instant Pot Accessories You Absolutely Need
We've tracked down some of the best tools for your one true love: the Instant Pot.
Pressure cooker season is upon us. Though I'm sure some would argue that every season is Instant Pot season! To make the most of your machine, we've sourced some of the best accessories on the market for it. Here's what we've found.
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As the name implies, bulky oven mitts are made for working in a roomy oven. To grab hot inner pots or other accessories from inside your Instant Pot, it helps to have mitts that were made for the job. The small size and handy thumb grip make reaching into your machine while keeping your hands safe so much easier.
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Big appliances aren't necessarily the prettiest thing to have adorning your countertops. Dress your Instant Pot up with a quilted decorative cover to give it a cozier look. Plus, you can protect it from all manner of splashes and spills that are bound to happen in your kitchen.
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Instant Pot devotees swear by steamer baskets. This particular one comes in sizes for the 3-quart to an 8-quart pot and has a silicone handle. Good for eggs, meats and veggies, this basket is sure to be put to lots of use.
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Make a cheesecake in your Instant Pot and you may never return to the oven again. To make one you'll need a springform pan. But like most of these accessories, it can do double duty for lasagnas and casseroles, too. This particular one also comes with a swappable bundt.
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You may already have this accessory on hand from your oven-based baking. Individual silicone liners are great for the Instant Pot, too! Just like their made-for-the-Instant-Pot brethren (the Egg Bites above), they can stand up to the heat and pressure of this machine.
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Ramekins are the workhorses of restaurants, mise-en-place cooking and, yes, crème brûlées. You can put them to work in your Instant Pot, too. Use them for eggs, baked goods and individual portions. No need to plate since they can make the transition to the table seamlessly.
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This classic steamer design works for your Instant Pot or any normal pot in your cabinet. Because this lotus-style design is collapsible, it fits in a multitude of pot sizes. Slide on the hook when you're done and remove your food with ease.
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These containers aren't for use in the pot. You can also use them for storing prepped foods. If you're doing meal prep or just dividing your meals in the freezer, store them in a round container so that they'll fit in your Instant Pot for cooking. Genius!