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What Instant Pot Accessories Do You Really Need?

Last Updated on July 1, 2022 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 what you will need for most of the recipes you want to prepare. But, some accessories can make cooking easier.

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

Instant Pot Accessories
Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer

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

IP Accessories - must have PIN


instant pot accessory extra liner

Extra Stainless Steel Liner

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.

instant pot accessory lid and seals

Glass Lid and Seals

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.

instant pot accessory springform pan

Springform Pan

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

instant pot accessory wire basket

Wire Basket

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.

instant pot accessory lifter

Silicone Lifter

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 safely and efficiently, 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.

7 cup pyrex bowl

7-Cup Pyrex Bowl

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

Instant Pot Cheat Sheet Magnet Set

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.


You may purchase many Instant Pot accessories in sets. Just review my recommendations, go online, see what is available, and decide what you need. I am here to answer any questions you might have.

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Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid

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

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

Product Details

  • 6-in-1 to quickly air fry, broil, bake, roast, reheat, and dehydrate
  • Six customizable programs for one-touch ribs, mac and cheese, cheesecake, and more
  • Adjustable temperature ranges from 105 to 400 °F (41 to 205 °C)
  • Little to no preheating time, from frozen to golden in minutes
  • EvenCrisp™ airflow for the crunch and tenderness of deep-frying with 95% less oil
  • Protective pad and storage cover for countertop use and safekeeping

The Air Fryer Lid below is for my 6-Quart Duo Plus. It has a fry basket, dehydrating and broiling tray, and a protective pad. But, they also have Air Fryer Lids for different models. Read the descriptions to ensure you get the correct lid for your Instant Pot. They also now have Instant Pots that come with an Air Fryer Lid.

Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Recipes

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