8 Great Instant Pot Accessories You Need

by Cheryl Moreo

Instant Pot Accessories Introduction


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Before I get into my Instant Pot Accessories recommendations, I want to tell you about my history with pressure cooking. Pressure cooking is not new to me. For years, I used a stovetop pressure cooker. When electronic ones appeared, I bought a small one and used it. Then, I purchased a large Power Cooker XL and used it for several years. It was very moody. It would throw error codes and stop heating if things weren’t just right. Subsequently, I just quit using it.

Then, my BFF Gina Mitchell bought an 8-quart Instant Pot and started raving about it. She talked about how consistent hard-boiled eggs, lasagna, and canning were with the cooker.

So, I bought the 6-quart Duo Plus. I fell in love with how it made oatmeal so creamy and tasty and how the hard-boiled eggs were easy to peel the shell off. I then purchased the 3-quart Luxe Mini to cook rice, eggs, smaller meals, and oatmeal.

The Instant Pot stays on my counter because I use it several times weekly.

Are you getting a new Instant Pot and wondering what accessories you need to get started?

Did you get an Instant Pot, or are you planning to get one and wondering what else you need?

Your Instant Pot comes with everything you need for most recipes, but some accessories can make cooking easier.

Instant Pot included-in-the-box accessories and supplies:

Instant Pot

Accessories include a stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector, and recipe booklet.


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INSTANT POT ACCESSORIES THAT I RECOMMEND

1. Extra Stainless Steel Liner

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Instant Pot Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot 6-Qt, Polished Surface, Rice Cooker
  • STAINLESS STEEL: Get to cooking with high quality steel! Safe for food preparation, the Instant pot stainless steel inner cooking pot has no chemical coating and is made with food grade 304 (18/8) stainless steel.
  • EASY TO CLEAN: You won’t need to scrub so hard to get rid of stains. This stainless steel cooking pot has a polished surface that allows for easy cleaning. It is dishwasher safe, and the food sticks less to the surface.
  • AUTHENTIC: Genuine instant Pot multi use programmable pressure cooker accessory designed for the Instant Pot Mini 3-quart. An Instant Pot verified accessory.
  • EVEN HEAT: Get ready to create amazing culinary masterpieces with the right cooking tool. The Instant Pot stainless steel inner cooking pot features a 3-ply bottom that distributes heat evenly when cooking.
  • ACCURATE MEASUREMENTS: A great solution for the “eye-balling” method we all rely on. The Instant cooking pot has markings at 1/2 and 2/3 for pressure cooking safety and precise measuring.

My friend Gina strongly suggested I get an extra Cooking Pot. I am so glad she did. If you are making a complete meal in your Instant Pot, there are times when you just finished making the entree and maybe want to do mashed potatoes or another side to compliment your entree. Then, you can switch them out with an extra pot and let your entree cool down.

2. Glass Lid and Seals

Silicone Sealing Ring 6qt for Instant Pot Sealing ring for 6 5qt Insta Pot, Sweet and Savory, Food-grade Silicone Fits IP-DUO60, IP-LUX60, IP-DUO50, IP-LUX50, Smart-60, IP-CSG60 and IP-CSG50-2 Pack
  • ABOUT THIS – These Replacement Silicone Gasket Seal for Instapot 5/6qt sealing rings fit pressure cooker’s Models – IP-DUO60, IP-LUX60, IP-DUO50, IP-LUX50, Smart-60, IP-CSG60, IP-CSG50 and 6qt ultra, gasket rings Fit 5 & 6 QT IP Duo-60, Nova, Plus, Max, Lux, Gem, Viva, Smart Wifi 60,for 5/6 quart instant pot.
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATION – Inside diameter 8.7″, outside diameter 9.5″, height is 0.75″, our silicone gasket rings perfect fit most Fit 5 & 6 QT Electric Pressure Cooker models, such as Crock-Pot Express, Cuisinart-CPC-600, Power Quick Pot, Gourmia-GPC625 SmartPot-, ICOOKPOTS-, Farberware-, Zavor- LUX, Breville- Fast Slow Pro bpr700, Yedi- 9-in-1,Mealthy- Multi-Pots, Mueller- UltraPots, Power Pressure Cookers, Insignia- Cookers, Gourmia- gpc625 and more.
  • GREAT QUALITY – – The sealing ring 6qt 5qt is made of safe and High quality Food-grade silicone. Wear, corrosion, high temperature resistance, BPA FREE, No carcinogenic substances, eco-friendly, safe for people’s health.
  • SPECIAL SUPPLIES – Won’t recommend this 5 6 quart sealing rings for other brand’s pressure pot, Made exclusively for use in Instant Pot. Recommended to replace your Instant Pot sealing ring every 12-18 months
  • WARRANTY – Satisfaction Guarantee, Easy to stall and remove, seal perfectly, No food odor mixed anymore! 30 days money back guarantee.
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Instant Pot Silicone Lid, 9.8-In, 5-Qt & 6-Qt Pot Lid, From the Makers of Instant Pot, Reusable Silicone Lid for Bowl and Food Cover, Microwave Cover for Food, Transparent White
  • 9.8-INCH: Your cooking deserves top quality tools. The Instant silicone lid provides tight and safe cover for all your food handling. Perfect for transporting food or storing leftovers for tomorrow.
  • GREAT FOR LEFTOVERS: Saving food for tomorrow? No problem! Just place the lid on your Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot, and it will create an airtight and watertight seal that will help you protect your food from spills.
  • DESIGNED FOR INSTANT POT: Genuine instant Pot multi use programmable pressure cooker accessory designed for the 5 or 6 quart, ip duo50, ip duo60, ip lux50, ip lux60, ip lux60v3, smart 60, ultra 6, ip csg60 and ip csg50. An Instant Pot verified accessory.
  • EASY TO CLEAN: Get rid of most stains with this dishwasher safe cooking pot lid. High quality silicone make this piece a reliable accessory that’s an essential in all households.
  • DISCOVER AMAZING RECIPES: Includes the free Instant Brands Connect App, where you can find new recipes to create quick favorites and prepare delicious meals, available for iOS and Android.

A glass lid is an essential Instant Pot accessory if you use your Instant Pot as a slow cooker. (However, I still prefer the traditional slow cooker’s results.)

I recommend having spare rings on hand. Silicone rings can become discolored, stretched, or chipped and hold onto some flavors. If you hope to use your Instant Pot for sweet and savory recipes, it’s good to have designated sweet and savory silicone rings.

3. Springform Pan

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Instant Pot Official Springform Pan, 7.5-Inch, Gray
  • Versatile pan: Make beautiful cheesecakes and other desserts, but also great for Lasagna, Macaroni and Cheese, Casseroles & more
  • Non slip: Food won’t stick to pan, which means your cakes stay intact
  • Oven safe: Oven safe to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  • PERFECT FIT: Compatible with 6-quart and 8-quart cookers
  • Double layer non-stick coating eliminates the need for flouring the pan

I use this for lasagna. Great for desserts like cheesecake.

4. Wire Basket

Instant Pot Accessories Steamer Basket (8 QT)
  • PROTECTED FROM BURNS: Handle is covered with silicone to prevent your hands from getting burned while handling the steamer basket.
  • RUBBER FEET: to keep your food high and prevent your instant pot from scratches.
  • STAINLESS STEEL: Made from high quality stainless steel material.
  • EASY TO CLEAN: The whole basket including the mesh are easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

I can’t say too much about this handy basket. Use it for steaming, holding all your solids when making broth, cooking pasta, and boiling eggs; the list is endless.

5. Silicone Lifter

Pressure Cooker Sling, Silicone Bakeware Sling for 3Qt Instant Pot, Multi-function Cooker Anti-scalding Bakeware Lifter Steamer Rack, BPA-Free Silicone Egg Steamer Rack (Gray)
  • ★【Food Grade Material】The silicone bakeware sling is made of heat resistant food grade silicone, help to provide you healthy meals every day.
  • ★【Healthy Nutrients Meals】Cooking with silicone bakeware sling in pressure cooker can retain more nutrients than frying and microwaving.
  • ★【Multifunctional】Silicone pressure cooker sling compatible with 3 Qt instant pot and multi cookers, can be used to steam egg, vegetables, fish, meat, cake, yogurt and so on.
  • ★【No scalds】Durable and reusable sling lets you lift bowls, pans, bakeware, pot in pot out of pressure cookers safely and easily, no more scalds or use foil slings.
  • ★【365 days SHOPPING GUARANTEE】If you have any issue with your product, please get in touch with us.

A silicone lifer is one of the best Instant Pot Accessories. Unfortunately, the included steamer’s handles are not long enough. A durable and reusable sling lets you safely and efficiently lift bowls, pans, and bakeware out of pressure cookers with no more scalds or foil slings. I also use this for a roast or chicken. I always place them on the lifter and add other ingredients/water. Then, when ready, I lift the roast or chicken out of the pot. I use a slightly different model, but this one looks sturdier.

6. 7-Cup Pyrex Bowl

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Pyrex Simply Store 7-Cup Round Glass Food Storage Dish,Blue
  • Includes (1) 7-Cup Round Dish with Blue Plastic Lid
  • Made of nonporous glass that won’t warp, stain, or absorb odors
  • Glass is preheated oven, microwave, fridge, freezer & dishwasher safe
  • Lid is BPA free and top-rack dishwasher safe
  • Pyrex Glass is Made in the USA and comes with a 2 Year Warranty

This bowl will fit inside the 6-quart and larger pots. Use it for baking just about anything you want.

7. Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid

Air Fryer Lid for Instant Pot 6Qt/8Qt, 7 in 1 with LED Touchscreen, Turn Your Pressure Cooker Into Air Fryer in Seconds, Air Fryer Accessories and Recipe Cookbook Included
  • 【Turn Your Instant Pot into an Air Fryer】 With our air fryer lid, you can easily transform your 6Qt or 8Qt instant pot and pressure cooker into an air fryer. Also suitable for metal cookers with diameters between 8.54-9.25 inches and 9.52-10inches. The air fryer lid is perfect for those who have an instant pot or a pressure cooker but are missing an air fryer. Saving you money and space in your kitchen.
  • 【Hot Air Circulation Heating for Less or No Oil】 The air fryer lid heats food by creating circulating hot air. This air-frying method uses less oil or no oil and still produces deliciously crispy results. Our air fryer lid has multiple uses such as air frying, baking, toasting, and reheating. With it, you can enjoy your favorite fried foods in a healthier way without the added calories and fat.
  • 【7 Preset Menus, Adjustable Temp and Timer】 Our air fryer lid is featured with a touch control panel which has functions include: 7 common preset menus (fries, cake, sweet potatoes, chicken legs, fish, steak, whole chicken), temperature from 200 – 400 °F, and timer (1 – 60 Min). Simply choose from one of the preset menus, or adjust the temperature and timer according to your needs, the cooking just got easier!
  • 【Visible Glass Lid & Easy to Clean】 During the cooking process, you can see the cooking status of the food by the glass air fryer lid. This not only saves you the trouble of taking off the lid but also avoids heat loss. When it’s time to clean up, just wipe the air fryer lid clean with a damp cloth – it’s that easy!
  • 【Protection with Safety Lock Design】 The clever design of the safety latch at the handle can prevent burns or desktop damage if you pick up the air fryer lid but forget to close it during cooking. It is very important that the handle must be tightly fastened before making the air fryer lid operate normally.

8. Instant Pot Cheat Sheet Magnet Set

Instant Pot Cheat Sheet Magnet Set Accessories Quick Reference Guide – Healthy Handy Kitchen Recipe Cookbook
  • 🍳 Easy to Read & Use:We classified and labeled common ingredients (vegetables, chicken, pork, beans & legumes, beef, seafood & fish, pasta&grains, other meats),InstantPot’s cooking time and liquid ratio are easy to read
  • 💪 Durable & Flexible – Powerful: Waterproof soft Instant Pot accessory that sticks directly to your Pressure Cooker, Refrigerator, Stove, etc. Lightweight & flexible kitchen conversion chart that will never peel or leave terrible residue from stickers/decals. The waterproof and oil-proof surface film can make it adapt to any scene
  • ⏲ Time-Saving: Very handy to have a soft instant pot accessory on the pot instead. The instapot cheat sheet magnet set contains a cooking time and the liquid ratio of up to 95 common food materials. With it, you don’t have to bother to catch a regular cookbook or search for a cooking time through the instructions and the Internet
  • ❤️Meaningful Gift: It is a beautiful and meaningful gift for your families and friends. Everyone who owns a pressure cooker should get one. You will surprise them with this beautiful gift for them for Birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day
  • 【100% Refund 】If you have any dissatisfaction, please contact us. All our efforts are only for your smile! Please trust your feelings. Just add them to your shopping cart!

Another essential Instant Pot accessory is the Air Fryer Lid. The Instant Pot Air Fryer is used daily in my kitchen.

The instant pot cookbook magnets with clear textual descriptions and vivid food images include meat, vegetables, rice cooking times, and how much water is needed. In addition, the legible print size makes for quick and easy reading at a glance.

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Consider purchasing Instant Pot accessory sets. Look at my suggestions, explore online options, and determine your requirements. In the comments, feel free to ask any questions

When air fryers first hit the market, I purchased one. However, my husband and I didn’t like the taste. The plastic air fryer resulted in an off-taste/smell of the food. Then, Instant Pot started manufacturing Air Fryer Lids for specific models of their Instant Pots.

Elevate your cooking with the Instant Pot® Air Fryer Lid. With one quick lid switch, combine the tender results of pressure cooking with the golden crisp of air frying. Transform your 6-quart Instant Pot®* into a powerful air fryer for time, space, clean-up savings, and infinite possibilities for delicious homemade meals.

Instant Pot Recipes

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Instant Pot

Bestseller No. 1
Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Stainless Steel, 6 Quart
  • 9-IN-1 FUNCTIONALITY: Pressure cook, slow cook, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, sterilizer and food warmer.
  • IMPROVED STRESS-FREE VENTING: Intuitive and simple, our improved easy-release steam switch makes releasing steam easier than ever, and it automatically resets when the lid is closed.
  • REALTIME FEEDBACK: The easy-to-read display includes a full cooking progress bar lets you know what stage of the cooking program you’ve reached.
  • QUICK ONE-TOUCH COOKING: 15 customizable Smart Programs for pressure cooking ribs, soups, beans, rice, poultry, yogurt, desserts and more.
  • VERSATILE INNER COOKING POT: Food-grade stainless-steel cooking pot with a tri-ply bottom offers more even cooking and an anti-spin design that secures the pot for perfect sautéing.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Mini Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, Includes Free App with over 1900 Recipes, Stainless Steel, 3 Quart
  • 7-IN-1 FUNCTIONALITY: Pressure cook, slow cook, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan and food warmer.
  • QUICK ONE-TOUCH COOKING: 13 customizable Smart Programs for pressure cooking ribs, soups, beans, rice, poultry, yogurt, desserts and more.
  • COOK FAST OR SLOW: Pressure cook delicious one-pot meals up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods or slow cook your favorite traditional recipes – just like grandma used to make.
  • QUICK AND EASY CLEAN UP: Finger-print resistant, stainless-steel sides and dishwasher-safe lid, inner pot, and accessories.
  • SAFETY FEATURES: Includes over 10 safety features, plus overheat protection and safe-locking lid
SaleBestseller No. 3
Instant Pot Pro 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice/Grain Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Sous Vide, Yogurt Maker, Sterilizer, and Warmer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Black, 6 Quart
  • 10-IN-1 FUNCTIONALITY: Pressure cook, slow cook, sous vide, sauté pan, rice, sterilizer, yogurt maker, food warmer, cake baker and steamer..Special Features: ‎Programmable
  • THE MOST VERSITILE: The ONLY Multi-Cooker with a Premium Cookware Grade Inner Pot with Stay-Cool Silicone Handles. – Meaning you can take it from your Insta Pot to your stove top!
  • CONVENIENT FAVORITES: 5 programmable settings for your own special recipes.
  • FAST OR SLOW: Pressure cook to save time and retain more flavor, or slow cook for traditional recipes.
  • SAFETY FEATURES: Overheat Protection, safe locking lid, upgraded gentle steam release switch with diffusing cover to reduce noise and prevent splashing on the counter, and more.
Bestseller No. 4
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Stainless Steel, 6 Quart
  • 7-IN-1 FUNCTIONALITY: Pressure cook, slow cook, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan and food warmer.
  • QUICK ONE-TOUCH COOKING: 13 customizable Smart Programs for pressure cooking ribs, soups, beans, rice, poultry, yogurt, desserts and more.
  • COOK FAST OR SLOW: Pressure cook delicious one-pot meals up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods or slow cook your favorite traditional recipes – just like grandma used to make.
  • QUICK AND EASY CLEAN UP: Finger-print resistant, stainless-steel sides and dishwasher-safe lid, inner pot, and accessories.
  • SAFETY FEATURES: Includes over 10 safety features, plus overheat protection and safe-locking lid
Bestseller No. 5
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Stainless Steel, 8 Quart
  • 7-IN-1 FUNCTIONALITY: Pressure cook, slow cook, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan and food warmer..Frequency = 60 hz
  • QUICK ONE-TOUCH COOKING: 13 customizable Smart Programs for pressure cooking ribs, soups, beans, rice, poultry, yogurt, desserts and more.
  • COOK FAST OR SLOW: Pressure cook delicious one-pot meals up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods or slow cook your favorite traditional recipes – just like grandma used to make.
  • QUICK AND EASY CLEAN UP: Finger-print resistant, stainless-steel sides and dishwasher-safe lid, inner pot, and accessories.
  • SAFETY FEATURES: Includes over 10 safety features, plus overheat protection and safe-locking lid

Instant Pot Accessories

SaleBestseller No. 1
The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook: 200 Deliciously Simple Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Hardcover Book
  • Morante, Coco (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages – 10/30/2018 (Publication Date) – Ten Speed Press (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 2
How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook – Now Completely Updated for the Latest Generation of Instant Pots!
  • Shumski, Daniel (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 296 Pages – 03/17/2020 (Publication Date) – Workman Publishing Company (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 3
Instant Pot Recipe Collection
  • Hardcover Book
  • Publications International Ltd. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages – 09/20/2018 (Publication Date) – Publications International, Ltd. (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 4
101 Pcs Pressure Cooker Accessories Set Compatible with Instant Pot 6 qt 8 Quart, 2 Steamer Basket, Springform Pan, Stackable Egg Steamer Rack, Egg Bites Mold, Steamer Rack Trivet, Parchment Pape
  • WIDE APPLICATION & SAVE MONEY: This pressure cooker accessories set includes everything you need to cook and bake without costing you a lot of time and money to buy each piece individually, will leave a lasting impression on your cooking and baking for years to come. Works great with instant pot 6 qt 8 qt and other pressure cookers or more.
  • PERFECT SET: 101 pieces pot accessories, including: 1 mesh steamer basket, 1 Non-stick springform pan, 1 stackable egg steamer rack, 1 egg bites mold, 1 kitchen tong, 1 pair oven mitts, 1 steam rack trivet with silicone handles, 4 magnetic cheat sheets, 1 trivet mat, 1 dish plate clip. Meet all your needs.
  • MULTIPLE USAGES: Steam your favorite vegetables, meats in the steamer basket, bake delicious cake in the cheesecake pan, cook 14 eggs at once with the stackable egg steamer rack, lift food out of deep pot with food tongs and mits, 4 different magnetic cheat sheets adhere to your fridge or pot to convert your favorite recipes, trivet with long handles for easy pot removal and keeping food off the bottom of your pot, protect your household surfaces with the silicone trivet.
  • FOOD-GRADE & SAFE – Feel confident working with high quality material food grade 304 stainless steel for long-term use, BPA Free, rust free and safe for a quick, easy and hassle-free clean up, be rest assured that you are getting the best with us.
  • NO RISK PURCHASE:Our mission is to offer 100% shopping experience. If you have issues with any type of pot accessories. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a refund or replacement.
Bestseller No. 5
Instant Pot 2-Pack Sealing Ring 5 & 6-Qt, Inner Pot Seal Ring, Electric Pressure Cooker Accessories, Non-Toxic, BPA-Free, Replacement Parts, Clear
  • 2 RINGS: 2 rings are included – Integral part of the instant pot safety mechanisms; These authentic instant pot sealing rings are designed, engineered, and built with the optimal material to achieve the highest safety standards
  • DESIGNED FOR INSTANT POT: Genuine instant pot multi use programmable pressure cooker sealing rings designed for the 5 or 6 quart, ip duo50, ip duo60, ip lux50, ip lux60, ip lux60v3, smart 60, ultra 6, ip csg60 and ip csg50.
  • DISHWASHER SAFE: Easy-to-clean and easy- to- use. Heat resistant, dishwasher & freezer safe.
  • DISCOVER AMAZING RECIPES: Includes the free Instant Brands Connect App, where you can find new recipes to create quick favorites and prepare delicious meals, available for iOS and Android.

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2 thoughts on “8 Great Instant Pot Accessories You Need”

  1. James Colletta

    Wonderful blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any recommendations? Thanks a lot!

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      There are a lot of good YouTube videos with instructions on setting up a web site. That is how I learned. I use SiteGround and the Elegant blogging theme called Extra with WordPress.
      My recommendations for a hosting company and themes are here: https://cherylmoreo.com/recommendations/blogging/

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