Best Accessories for your Instant Pot iMore 2019

The Instant Pot is a great kitchen appliance since it helps us prepare and cook delicious meals without having to do much babysitting in the kitchen. While the Instant Pot comes with a handful of useful tools (rice spoon, soup spoon, a rice cup, and a silicone grip for some models), there are so many other accessories out there that can make using the Instant Pot even better. Here's a roundup of the must-have accessories for everyone's favorite pressure cooker!

More sealing rings: Genuine Instant Pot Sealing Ring 2-pack

The sealing ring is what makes it possible for the Instant Pot to build pressure and keep it in the pot. But as you use it, odors may start to linger. This 2-pack of colored sealing rings makes it possible to have one ring for savory dishes and another for sweets, so your cheesecake doesn't taste like pot roast.

$12 at Amazon

Spare pot: Genuine Instant Pot Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot

You should always have more than one inner pot handy. Having a second pot means you can cook another main dish without having to clean up the first one first. You could also get another Instant Pot to just cook two things at the same time.

$30 at Amazon

Non-stick cooking: Genuine Instant Pot Ceramic Non-Stick Interior Pot

If you're going to have another inner pot for your Instant Pot, you should also look into the non-stick ceramic one. This one has a smooth, non-stick ceramic coating so no food will get stuck to it as you cook. This is perfect for foods like rice, mac 'n' cheese, and other foods that tend to stick to the pot.

$20 at Amazon

Steam everything: Hatrigo Steamer Basket

This steamer basket is conveniently dome-shaped and comes in multiple sizes to fit the 3-, 6-, or 8-quart Instant Pot. It includes rubberized feet so it doesn't scratch the bottom of the pot and the handle has rubber to make it easy to remove without hurting yourself. This is great for cooking eggs and vegetables.

$22 at Amazon

Stack and steam: Aozita Stackable Steamer Insert Pans with Sling

If you like to multitask, then these stackable steamer inserts work great. They allow you to cook two separate things at the same time (they need to have about the same cooking time though) without mixing them up! These pans stack on top of each other and each one has their own lid so no extra moisture will get into the food. This is great for pot-in-pot (PIP) cooking.

$29 at Amazon

Make delicious cheesecake: Fat Daddio's Anodized Aluminum Cheesecake Pan

Did you know it's possible to make cheesecake in your Instant Pot? The Fat Daddio's springform pan is also one of the most recommended accessories to get if you plan on making cheesecake! It's a push pan, so you just push the base up to remove your creation. The anodized aluminum means a safer and stronger pan, since there are no chemical additives, and it heats and cools quicker than other pans.

$13 at Amazon

Put a lid on it: Genuine Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lid

Sometimes you'll want to make yogurt or steam food via the sauté function. In that case, make sure to have the official Tempered Glass Lid, so you can see and protect your food as it cooks. There's also a hole to provide some ventilation for the steam.

$12 at Amazon

Cover it up for transport: Genuine Instant Pot Silicone Lid

If you plan on cooking food with your Instant Pot and need to transport it for a potluck or gathering, the Silicone Lid is a perfect fit and keeps your food safe. It creates an airtight seal on the inner pot, so nothing gets spilled. It's also great if you want to just store leftovers in the fridge.

$10 at Amazon

Make your own egg bites: ULEE Egg Bites Mold

Why go to Starbucks for egg bites when you can make your own in the Instant Pot? With this mold, you can create seven egg bites (or you can experiment with other foods for bite-size deliciousness) at a time. The mold is made from food-grade silicone and is quite durable. This product also comes with its own stainless steel egg steam rack to hold the mold inside the pot, or you can cook eggs directly in it.

$12 at Amazon

That's a hot pot: Bonison Gripper Clips

Whether you're cooking directly in the inner pot or doing some PIP with a steamer basket or rack, things are hot in that pot! These gripper clips are useful tools to help you safely remove plates, bowls, racks, or pans from the Instant Pot. These clips can lift up to 5 pounds with a single hand, or more if you use two hands.

$9 at Amazon

When you have all of these accessories for your Instant Pot, there won't be anything that you can't do with it! The Instant Pot can cook almost anything (don't throw steaks in there please), but having the right tools around makes the job a lot easier. While these are all great options, if you must pick one, it's always good to have more Genuine Instant Pot Sealing Rings. They wear out over time, so you should always have spares, regardless of whether or not you cook sweet and savory dishes.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.