20 Instant Pot Accessories You Absolutely Need

We've tracked down some of the best tools for your one true love: the Instant Pot.

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August 26, 2019
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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.


BUY IT: Amazon, $9.95

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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BUY IT: Amazon, $16.99

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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BUY IT: Amazon, $8.99

Cooking fast and under pressure means you're going to create a bit of steam. Control where that vapor ends up in your kitchen by using a steam diverter.

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BUY IT: Kohl's, $19.99

The Egg Bites cooking mold gets top ratings from Instant Pot fans. Reviewers use it for eggs, muffins and even baby food. The non-stick silicone makes for easy food removal, and the lid allows for convenient storage.

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BUY IT: Kohl's, $29.99

This stacked steamer from your friends at Food Network is made to work inside your 6-quart Instant Pot, but can do just as good a job in larger machines. The fold-down handle make taking your delicious food out of the pot a breeze.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $29.99

If you wish it were easier to take your Instant Pot with you to a potluck dinner or the ultimate tailgate party, you're going to want a carrying bag made for the job. Sling this one over your shoulder and free your hands up.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $14.99

This silicone sling makes removing your bakeware from your Instant Pot safe and easy. The handles clip together to stay out of your food and make for easy removal.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $12.90

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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BUY IT: Target, $35

OK, so this isn't specifically designed for the Instant Pot, but reveiwers swear by it for storage. The diameter of this round cart fits the machine perfectly, so it doesn't have to take up valuable counterspace 24/7.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $8.99

Protect those fingers when you're grabbing food out of your Instant Pot. Use a set of gripping tongs like these that are designed to pinch the edge of a vessel like a pot or soufflé dish so you don't have to risk your fingers.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $25.99

Not all veggies are happy together, so get yourself a divided steamer. Or, steam your fish and veg at the same time. The options are limitless.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $15.95

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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BUY IT: Amazon, $11.99

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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BUY IT: Amazon, $14.99

Everything old is new again, kind of. This type of bamboo steamer is thousands of years old, but can be put to a brand new use in your Instant Pot.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $11.95

A silicone loaf pan is called for if you want to make meatloafs, breads or cakes in your Instant Pot. This one has a tempered glass base which can be used for serving and has easy-release sides.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $29.99

Instant Pot superfans swear by this tackable stainless steel steamer. Pros cook multiple foods at once in no time flat. This one comes with interchangeable lids and an easy-lift handle.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $13.62

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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BUY IT: Amazon, $9.99

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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BUY IT: Amazon, $19.99

If you want a one-stop kit for accessories, this set is a great way to go. Buy it for yourself or give one as a gift. This set includes the tiny silicone mitts that are a definite must-have.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $29.88

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!

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