The 9 Best Instant Pot Accessories

These gadgets will make your Instant Pot easier to use

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Our Top Picks
"This handy sling helps remove bakeware without spills and burns."
"This egg rack holds nine eggs, and keeps them neatly apart during cooking."
"Features a removable bottom to push up and remove the chilled cheesecake."
"A great way to seal odor from spicy or savory foods."
"Having a second instant pot comes in handy to prepare multiple dishes."
Best Steaming Basket:
Dreamfarm Vebo at Amazon
"You can use it when you want to cook in more liquid, then easily drain the food."
"The pan and lids are made from heat resistant silicone."
"The interlocking handle keeps the pans neatly together inside the Instant Pot."
Best Steam Diverter:
Tecvinci Steam Diverter at Amazon
"This steam diverter fits over the vent knob on many models of Instant pots."

Best Sling: OXO Bakeware Sling

If you're looking for a durable accessory that can be used while baking in the Instant Pot, the OXO Bakeware Sling is a great option. Getting bakeware in and out of the pot without spilling, and getting it out of the hot pot without burning your hands can be a challenge, even if you’ve got sturdy potholders. This handy sling solves the problem, and also means you don’t have to bother with the metal trivet since it lifts the bakeware off the bottom of the pot. Not just for the Instant Pot, this can be used in a pot on the stove, too.

Best Egg Rack: OXO Silicone Egg Rack

If you’re going to cook whole eggs in your Instant Pot, you want to keep them from rolling around or bumping into each other, which can result in breakage. This ingenious egg rack holds nine eggs and keeps them neatly apart during cooking. You can also use it as a steaming rack in the Instant Pot when you’re not cooking eggs. Outside the Instant Pot, you can use this as a trivet for any of your cookware, since it’s made from heat-safe silicone, or in a pot on the stove or even in your slow cooker when your food needs a lift.

Best Cheesecake Pan: Fat Daddio's Round Cheesecake Pan, 7 x 3 Inch

Cheesecake is one of the most popular things to make in an Instant Pot, with tempting recipes in almost every Instant Pot cookbook you’ll find, but the results are much better if you have the right kind of pan. This one has a removable bottom, so you simply push up to remove the chilled cheesecake. Not just for the Instant Pot, though, you can also use it in the oven. While it’s designed specifically for cheesecake, you could also use it for other baked goods that have a crust. You can also use it for doughs that are thick enough that they won’t ooze out the bottom, like biscuits or pull-apart dinner rolls. This same pan is available in other sizes to fit all your recipes, and to fit Instant Pots of all sizes.

Best Sealing Rings: Instant Pot Sealing Ring 2-Pack, 6 Quart

Many Instant Pot users report that when they cook spicy or pungent foods in their Instant Pot, the seal tends to absorb the odor. While there are many methods that can reduce the odor, some of them are time consuming and may not work for all scents. The answer to that problem is simple—just have one or more extra sealing rings on hand, so one ring can be used when you’ve added highly flavorful spices to your savory foods and a second can be used for delicately flavored foods and desserts. An extra ring is handy to keep on hand, even if spicy foods aren’t an issue, since you never know when the dog might decide the ring is a pull toy. This is a set of two authentic Instant Pot rings in red and blue so you can tell which is for spicy foods without sniffing.

Best Extra Cooking Pot: Instant Pot Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot, 6 Quart

Of course you can’t use two pots at once, but a second one can come in handy when you’re cooking one thing after the other, or when you’re cleaning your pot in the dishwasher and you need to start cooking dinner right away. This is a genuine Instant Pot product, so you know it will fit perfectly and will function just like the original. This is for 6-quart models, but extra inner pots are also available for 3 and 8 quart Instant Pots, so make sure you pick the pot that will work with the Instant Pot you have.

Best Steaming Basket: Dreamfarm Vebo Silicone Basket

This handy basket makes it simple to steam your vegetables and then lift them all out at once, while draining the water back into the pot. It raises food off the bottom of the pot for steaming, or you can use it when you want to cook in more liquid, then easily drain the food. You can also use it when making soup stock, so you can remove and discard the solids while leaving the stock in the pot. When you’re not using this in your Instant Pot, you can use it in a pot on the stove, in your slow cooker, or use it as a colander when you’re straining or draining foods or for rinsing fresh fruits and vegetables.

Egg Bite Pan: Sugaroom Silicone Egg Bites Molds and Steamer Rack Trivet

Egg bites are a popular food to cook in an Instant Pot, and these pans make it easy. The pan and lids are made from heat resistant silicone, and the included rack makes it simple to get them in and out of the pot. These pans stack so you can cook both with pans at the same time, to make enough egg bites for a brunch party. When you’ve had enough eggs, the pans can be used in the oven to bake mini muffins, or they can be used to freeze portions of baby food, egg whites, lemon juice, or other small food portions. The rack can also be used for other pans in the Instant Pot.

Best Stacking Pans: AOZITA Stackable Steamer Insert Pans with Sling

Many Instant Pot recipes call for pot-in-pot cooking, where food is placed in a pan, bowl, or other cooking vessel, and that is inserted into the inner pot of the Instant Pot. This set of two pots lets you cook two separate items using the pot-in-pot method, so you can steam rice in one while cooking vegetables in the other. This also includes two different lids—one is solid, and the other has holes—as well as a round silicone mat so you can protect your counter from the hot, wet pans when cooking is done. The interlocking handle keeps the pans neatly together inside the Instant Pot, and makes it easier to remove both of them at the same time. In storage, the sling and handle also keeps the pans neatly together.

Best Steam Diverter: Tecvinci Steam Diverter

The steam coming from the vent on the Instant Pot is very hot so it can be a burn hazard, and it can also damage the finish on your cabinets if the steam hits them. This steam diverter fits over the vent knob on many models of the Instant Pot (and several other models of electric pressure cookers) so the steam comes out at a 90 degree angle rather than straight up. Even better, the top part of the diverter swivels, so you can direct the steam anywhere you want it, so you’re not trading cabinet damage for spewing steam on the coffee maker. Made from silicone, it won’t be damaged by the hot steam, and it’s dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. This does not fit LUX Instant Pots.

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