Wondering which Instant Pot accessories you need? Here’s a tried and tested list of must-have accessories-- as well as some that may just be nice to have. The only accessories included here are ones that I have personally tried and found acceptable.
Why You Should Trust My Suggestions For These Must Have Instant Pot Accessories
- Cookbook Author: I've written 5 Instant Pot Cookbooks that have been authorized by Instant Pot.
- Efficient: That's the only way I know how to do things in the kitchen. Who has time to waste when you're trying to get food on the table? I'm known for my ruthless efficiency and use the pot in pot cooking method every chance I get.
- Gadget geek!: I'm a self-proclaimed food tech enthusiast and have been known to purchase (and review) just about any kitchen appliance I can get my hands on.
What Are The Best Instant Pot Accessories?
While it isn't essential to get a whole lot of different pressure cooker accessories, I do find that having a few little pots and pans, steamer racks, yogurt thingies, all really help you get the most out of your electric pressure cooker.
Interestingly, many of these also work for Air fryers so I tend to use the same pans for both gadgets.
Note that all the accessories listed here are ones I personally use, so they're tried and tested. I haven't listed anything that I haven't personally tried. That's the value in my reviews over many others you might find on the internet. Please also note that these are affiliate links but that I have not been compensated for recommending ANY of these items listed below.
What Accessories Come With An Instant Pot?
- Stainless steel steam rack with handles to lower and lift food
- Condensation collector
- Rice paddle
- Soup spoon
- Measuring cup
Your Instant Pot comes with the basic things you'll need to start cooking, but if you want to make the most out of your cooking experience, you'll likely want to grab a few of the accessories I've listed as my favorites below.
What Are The Best Accessories For The Instant Pot?
Accessories For Instant Pot on Amazon
It can be hard to find the right size pots, pans, and other accessories that fit easily into the Instant Pot. My favorite place to buy accessories is Amazon because of how easy it is to search by size. Plus, if you have Amazon Prime, they're waiting on your doorstep in a flash.
Would I Buy These Instant Pot Accessories?
Not only would I buy them, I have. I love every single one of them, or I wouldn't have added them to my list. If I had to choose my favorites, they would be:
- Steamer Basket (The green silicone one) - Great for steaming veggies and makes pulling smaller dishes out of your Instant pot a breeze.
- Additional Instant Pot Liner (Either the stainless steel liner or Instant Pot Ceramic Inner Pot versions) - If you only have one pot, or are trying to meal prep, you can simply take the liner you just cooked with and pop in a new one and get right back to cooking.
- Silicone Oven Mitts (I prefer how the smaller blue ones fit on my hands) - The liner holds heat for a long time. So if you're trying to transfer food from the liner to a serving dish, or remove a dish you used for pot in pot cooking, these mitts make safe and easy.
- Yogurt Maker (The smaller Cuisipro Donvier, since I'm just cooking for two) - This is great for making yogurt in your Instant Pot. It makes it more affordable, and I prefer the taste of homemade.
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Originally Published August 3, 2020