Best Accessories for your Instant Pot iMore 2021
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 favourite pressure cooker!
- Spare pot: Genuine Instant Pot Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot
- Non-stick cooking: Genuine Instant Pot Ceramic Non-Stick Interior Pot
- Make delicious cheesecake: Fat Daddio's Anodized Aluminum Cheesecake Pan
- Put a lid on it: Genuine Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lid
- Cover it up for transport: Genuine Instant Pot Silicone Lid
Spare pot: Genuine Instant Pot Stainless Steel Inner Cooking PotStaff Pick
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 cook two things at the same time.
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.
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 a cheesecake! It's a push pan, so you push the base up to remove your creation. The anodised aluminium means a safer and stronger pan, since there are no chemical additives, and it heats and cools quicker than other pans.
Put a lid on it: Genuine Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lid
Sometimes you'll want to make yoghurt 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.
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 spilt. It's also great if you want to store leftovers in the fridge.
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, as with specialist items like the Fat Daddio's cheesecake pan.
Same goes for extra cooking pots, whether you stick with the stainless steel version your Instant Pot came with, or opt to upgrade to the ceramic-coated official non-stick Instant Pot replacement, you're never going to regret having an extra pot in the cupboard.
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