By now, you’ve probably guessed that I love my Instant Pot! It has been a game-changer for my cooking. It has allowed me to make meals that I would never make at a moment’s notice otherwise. I’ve been able to recreate some of my mom’s recipes that I was always afraid to try because of the time and effort involved in them, like Arroz con Leche and Hawaiian Chicken. It is much easier now to make a home-cooked, hearty meal when I don’t have a lot of time. I could go on and on, but I’ll spare you!
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There are so many wonderful things you can make with an Instant Pot. For some of those wonderful things, you’ll need certain accessories. So if you’ve bought your Instant Pot, or are thinking of getting one, and are wondering which accessories you need to purchase, then this post is for you!
Instant Pot Accessories
I have come up with a list of my 20 favorite Instant Pot accessories. Some of these, you may already have in your kitchen, or you may have something that would work just as well. So let’s get right to it and look at my favorite accessories for my Instant Pot!
AozitaStackable Steamer Pans
perfect for pot in pot cooking
I own these stackable pans and they are great! They are very sturdy and fit nicely in my 8-quart, and will also fit the 6-quart. You can use them to separate foods you don’t want touching while cooking. I love using them for making a double batch of my flan. Two pans are always better than one!
Euro CuisineGreek Yogurt Maker
make your favorite yogurt at home
Making yogurt in a pressure cooker is so easy and this strainer helps strain the whey out so you’ll have the delicious, thick greek yogurt you love. Just make your yogurt in the pressure cooker and then strain it to your desired consistency using this accessory. You can also keep the whey in the container in the fridge. Great quality product. I own it and love it. Making yogurt has never been so easy!
Nordic Ware3-Cup Bundt Pan
make the most beautiful little cakes
This cute mini bundt pan fits perfectly in your pressure cooker. It’s great for making a small dessert. This size bundt pan is ideal for making any of my mini cakes, including my delicious Lemon Mini Bundt. I own several of them as well as the 6 cup version. Both the 3 cup and 6 cup fit in most pressure cookers. Do note, it’s not dishwasher safe. You have to wash it by hand to keep it in great condition.
steam your favorite vegetables
A steamer basket is an absolute must for steaming veggies in the pressure cooker. Lots of my readers have ordered this one and love it. It’s perfect for steaming large quantities of veggies like corn, broccoli or cauliflower. It comes in two sizes to fit any of your pots. Get ready to start steaming tons of veggies!
Instant PotGlass Lid
an Instant Pot essential
This tempered glass lid is perfect for when you’re sautéing, slow cooking or making yogurt in your Instant Pot. It’s tempered glass and has a stainless steel rim and handle. You know it will fit your pot perfectly since it’s Instant Pot brand!
Instant PotMini Mitts
thick heat resistant silicone mitts
I love my mini mitts!! They are by far my favorite accessory of all and I use them daily. They are so helpful when taking stuff out of the Instant Pot. They’re a must when taking out the small ramekins I use to make my Turtle Lava Cakes. These have to be the most handy pair of mitts that I have in my kitchen. Plus, they have lasted forever.
Instant PotColored Sealing Rings
avoid mixing sweet and savory flavors
I’m so glad that Instant Pot came out with these colored rings. They are perfect for changing them out between sweet and savory meals. This way I can make my Arroz con Leche and know that it won’t taste like Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork! These rings really are handy to have.
handy for hard-boiled eggs
I love making eggs in my Instant Pot and this set of egg racks with egg bite mold are perfect for that. The racks are stackable and allow me to make lots of hard boiled eggs at once. You can also use them as regular racks. The shorter rack can double as a regular trivet as well. They’re perfect for making deviled eggs since placing the eggs small tip down will keep the yolks centered. And the silicone egg bite mold will let you make tasty egg bites in no time.
Instant PotSilicone Lid
perfect for storing leftovers
I love this lid for big meals we cook ahead of time and leftovers. When we have leftovers, which doesn’t happen too often in my home, it makes it very easy to store in the refrigerator without having to transfer it to another dish and thus increasing my dirty dishes pile.
Jo ChefKitchen Torch
be the master chef of your kitchen
One of my all-time favorite desserts is creme brûlée, and this torch is amazing for caramelizing the sugar on top. I have one of these torches and love using it every time I make creme brûlée in the pressure cooker. This torch is perfect for finishing off the perfect dessert. I’ve even used it to brown cheese on individual portions on pasta. It’s a nifty little torch.
Gorilla GripSilicone Oven Mitts
the ultimate protection from heat
These oven mitts are perfect for handling the liner of the Instant Pot. I love that they are a high quality product, but at the same time, they are cute as can be! And these mitts offer the best protection from hot items. No more burning your hands!
Quick & CarryQuick & Carry Bag
the easy way to transport your pot
I love my Quick & Carry bag! It is so sturdy and has so much room for everything I need when taking my pressure cooker out of the house. It has lots of extra storage space for accessories as well. They offer two sizes, one for 6-quart and one for 8-quart pressure cookers. This bag is perfect for when you need to travel with your pressure cooker. My only wish is that they made one in aqua!
Fat DaddioPush Pan
ideal for any cake recipe
I love my Fat Daddio push pan! I use it when making lasagna or cheesecake in my pressure cooker. It’s one of the more popular accessories for electric pressure cookers. You can also make other casseroles in it as well. It’s a great little pan! So, if you’re wanting to make a cheesecake or lasagna in your pot, you’ll definitely want to pick up one of these push pans.
Worthy LinersParchment Liners
easy cleanup and saves time
These are awesome for lining your push pan or springform pan. I bought these for when I make cheesecakes or other desserts in my push pan. They fit the pan just right, and make for a much easier clean-up. If you buy the pan, I highly recommend you get a pack of these. They’re very inexpensive and well worth the cleanup time you’ll save.
ENJ ProductsSilicone Molds
perfect for egg bites and small desserts
I got these to be able to make the famous egg bites. These silicone molds are also great for small portion desserts like brownies and cakes. I love how they perform! Nothing sticks to them even though I don’t spray them with oil. They fit perfectly into my pot, are durable, and dishwasher safe. Cleaning is a breeze. One note: don’t use the plastic lid that comes with them in the pressure cooker. You must try those famous egg bites!
The Pioneer WomanDecorative Ramekins
serve baked treats with country charm
These little ramekins are so cute and I use them so much. They are perfect for so many of the recipes I cook in my pot. I make my Turtle Lava Cakes in them, I also serve my Arroz con Leche in them. I even use them to hold the au jus when I make French Dip sandwiches.
Nordic Ware6-Cup Bundt Pan
perfect for instant pot cakes
I love this little bundt pan. It comes in two colors, but it’s luck of the draw what color you get. Both are nice colors though. It’s perfect for making banana bread or even meatloaf in the pot!
cheesecake and more in the pressure cooker
This is a popular pan for making cheesecake or lasagna in the pressure cooker. I have one and have used it to make cheesecake and lasagna. I haven’t decided whether I prefer the springform or the push pan. I have used them both interchangeably. This pan fits in both 6 and 8 quart pressure cookers. It can also be used for baking in the oven, is easy to clean, and dishwasher safe.
OXO Good GripsCollapsible Steamer Basket
easy to clean and compact veggie steamer
If you’re looking for a steamer basket that takes up less space when stored, this one is the best. It’s perfect for steaming vegetables in the pressure cooker. I use mine for corn, other veggies, and even lobster tails! You can also use it as a fruit bowl, egg cooker, cake bowl, colander or strainer. It’s super handy. And, it’s compact for easy storing, easy to clean, made of high quality stainless steel, and dishwasher safe!
handy for removing the hot liner
These pot grippers are perfect for when you’re using the pot-in-pot method of cooking in the Instant Pot. They grip to the inner pots for easy, safe lifting. They’re also great for lifting the hot liner out of the Instant Pot without getting burned. Use this handy tool to lift a number of other cold or hot items as well.
make perfect flan with this mold
This flan pan is amazing! It is one of my favorite accessories. I got it when I was perfecting my flan recipe and I can’t tell you what a difference it made! The flan slides right out, and there’s minimal caramel “stickage”. By far, out of all the pans I used to make flan, this was the best performer! It is sturdy and the flan comes out perfect every time. The lid on it is an awesome bonus!
Instant PotReplacement Sealing Ring
an integral part of instant pot safety
So this isn’t an exciting accessory but I feel it’s a necessity to have an extra ring for your Instant Pot. I definitely recommend getting the Instant Pot brand ring to make sure it fits your pot properly. You never know when your ring will wear out.
Instant PotInner Cooking Pot
easily prepare multiple dishes
This is the next best thing to having two Instant Pots! You don’t know how many times I’ve wanted to immediately start another dish in the pot, but couldn’t because I had to clean up the liner, and the sink was already full of dishes. This would definitely solve the problem!
AozitaSteamer Basket Rack
easily cook food side-by-side
You’ll love this nifty steamer basket with removable dividers. The unique dividers make cooking multiple items side-by-side easy and convenient. It’s stainless steel, dishwasher safe, and comes in a set with a rack and a few other items. Really handy!
Well, the first, and most important item you will need is an Instant Pot. So, if you don’t already have one, now is the time to get one. And, if you do already have one, then the only thing better than having one Instant Pot is having two (or more). There are many models of Instant Pots available, but these are my favorites.
Instant Pot3-Quart Instant Pot Duo Plus
effortless meals for two
The Mini Duo Plus is so darn cute! This Instant Pot is perfect for side dishes, one person meals, desserts and more! If you have a bigger pot the Mini makes a perfect companion for it. You need this cutie in your life!
Instant Pot6-Quart Instant Pot Duo Plus
simple, stress-free family cooking
The 6-quart Instant Pot Plus is perfect for almost every family. It’s the most popular Instant Pot. It’s the perfect size for soups, stews, and any other meal your heart desires.
Instant Pot8-Quart Instant Pot Duo Plus
quick and easy cooking for large families
By far my favorite Instant Pot! The 8-quart Duo is perfect for my large family. The nice thing is, you can cook as little or as much as you want. From a meal for one to a large meal for entertaining, this one can do it all. If you have a big family, then you need this pot!
Instant PotInstant Pot Ultra
the ultimate kitchen appliance
The 6-quart Duo Ultra is the souped up version of the regular 6-quart Duo. It has some extra buttons and a cleaner more modern display that includes a dial instead of buttons. The pressure release on the lid has also been improved on. Perfect if you like having all the bells & whistles
So these are my favorite and must-have Instant Pot accessories. I’m sure there are a million other things out there you can buy for your Instant Pot, but I really feel like this list has most of the essentials. I hope you find this list helpful and you’re able to get some cool accessories for your Instant Pot.
Do you have a favorite accessory that I didn’t mention? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
Happy pressure cooking!
39 thoughts on “28 Must-Have Instant Pot Accessories”
Thanks Valerie for the wonderful article I got this as a gift which includes the same egg bites mold.
Could you please help and let me know: if ever the eggs stick, #1 what is the best way to prevent that from happening and #2 what’s the best way to clean it?
My mother wants to buy the same kit as mine but we both know something bad will probably happen at some point haha. Better safe than sorry.
Thanks in advance!
Hi James!! So I’m not familiar with that brand but they look just like mine, so assuming they are the same, I would say spray them with cooking spray when making eggs. That’s what I do and they’ve never stuck. As for cleaning, I leave mine soaking with soapy water for a bit and then usually put them in the dishwasher. Make sure you read your instructions to make sure yours is dishwasher safe. If not, they do clean easily by hand. Thanks for stopping by and happy cooking to you and your mom!!
Great list of accessories! I just love my instant pot.
Thanks Judy!! I love my Instant Pot too!!
What size springform pan do u use in your 8 quart?
Hi Cathy! I have a 7 inch!
Thank you so much Valerie!! When starting out it’s nice to know others have “been there and done that”.
Thank you Kathy!! Glad you found it helpful!! Ha! You should see my unboxing video bloopers where I couldn’t get the lid on the pot!! Hubby thought it would be funny to add to the end of the video!! Grrr.
Thanks so much for sharing I got a IP 5qt for Christmas and I’m excited to learn how to use it.
Hi Kim! You’ll love your pot once you get used to it! Start with something very easy to get the hang of it! I recommend corn! I have a step by step here on the blog! Thanks for stopping by.
Is there a certain store that you can find most of these items? If so, what store? Thank you so much for sharing..this is very helpful.
Hi Sue! Most items are online, if you click the “Learn More” button it will take you to where you can buy them. Once in a while at Marshalls or TJ Max you can find a push pan or spring form that will fit the pot. Hope this helps!
Where did you purchase these items from
Hi Diane! If you click on the “Learn More” button on each item it will take you to where they’re from.
I’ve seen accessories on many sites, even the Instantpot.com and .ca sites. There are some great one’s here that I haven’t seen anywhere. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much for your comment!! Glad to hear you found some new items!!
I got the mesh basket. How did you get the handles off?
Hi Sally! You can remove the handles with pliers! Merry Christmas!
I had a metal strainer that with the handles would not fit.. i smacked them on the counter and they popped off… it fits perfectly now lol
Thank you so much.
You’re welcome Leona! Thanks for stopping by!
Can I make the lemon buddy cake in the 3 cup bunt pan? Will the batter fit? Anne
Hi Anne! If you’re referring to my lemon bundt cake, then yes, the recipe is for the 3 cup bundt pan. It’s a tiny cake 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!