There is a reason why everyone talks about how great instant pots are. That's because they are great. We've already looked at one of the best instant pots there and now we've put together the best accessories to match your shiny, new, wonderful kitchen appliance.
See, owning a great instant pot is only part of the journey. You need the right extras to make the most of your device. Once you do that, you'll find that your instant pot can not do much. Here is our selection of accessories that are currently available.
Silicone Sealing Rings: Instant Pot Original Sealing Ring 2-Pack ($ 1
Since an instant pot works, it is very easy for your sealing ring to absorb the smell and taste of what you are cooking. This really is not good if you use your instant pot to prepare both sweet and salty meals.
Avoid this problem by buying this pack of sealing rings. Available in two different colors, you can always remember that red means sweet and blue means salty (or vice versa), so they're never used for the wrong occasion. Because they are the real item, they will keep your instant pot safe and secure even with a very tight fit.
Extra Inner Pot: Real Instant Pot Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot ($ 20- $ 35)
If you are not super organized, there will be a moment when you wish you had an extra inner pot. Buy the Original Instant Pot Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker, and all these problems fade away.
It is useful to have a second inner pot for several reasons. The obvious is that if you prepare several dishes, you've just saved a lot of trouble. The instant pot is perfect for cooking in batch mode, so you'll probably need an extra pot. The other reason is that it can save you the need for urgent dishwashing (or dishwasher) work now and then.
Hardened Glass Lid: Tempered Glass Lid by SkyGenius ($ 10)
A tempered glass lid like the SkyGenius Tempered Glass Lid effectively turns your instant pot into a slow cooker, and how could that never be a great thing?
The lid makes it easy to see through the top and check that your food is cooking well while also putting in a small hole for steam extraction or even a thermometer. There is also a spoon pad which is super handy. It is dishwasher safe, has a sturdy handle and is made of tempered glass.
Silicone Lid: Instant Pot Silicone Lid ($ 10)
Another cover? You would be surprised how useful the instant pot silicone lid is, but in a different way than the glass lid. This time, it is a perfect lid for making an airtight, spill-proof and watertight seal around the inner pot. This means you can safely move it without the risk of spilling your delicious meal. It's also great for safely storing leftovers, because hey, you have the replacement inner pot, right?
The lid is BPA-free and dishwasher safe. It's also the official product, so you know it's safe.
Steamer Basket: Kaviatek Stainless Steel Steamer Basket ($ 10)
The great thing about Instant Pot is its versatility. To get this versatility, you need accessories like the Kaviatek Stainless Steel Steamer Basket. It lets you steam vegetables so they are just right, and prepare rice perfectly in your instant pot.
Made of food grade stainless steel, this handy basket does not present a risk of rust. There is a silicone-covered handle that keeps you safe when you lift the basket out of the inner pot. It is a well made basket and ideal for preparing your potatoes and vegetables just like that.
Stackable Steamer Pans: Ekovana Stackable Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker Steamer Use Pans ($ 35)
Do you remember what we said about versatility? Buy the Ekovana Stackable Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker Steamer Insert Pans, and you can cook two levels of food at the same time without any hassle. The perfect example here is if you want to bake some meat or fish while also steaming the vegetables to go with it. Alternatively, you could always use a pan as a dessert pan to create a two-course meal at the same time.
It's a super flexible way of doing things and just right to cook a bit more than usual or just warm up leftovers properly. Two is better than one, right?
Cake Pan: Hiware 7 Inch Non Stick Springform Pan / Cheesecake Pan / Leakproof Cake Bakeware ($ 11)
The instant pot is pretty good for a lot of things, and that includes baking cake or cheesecake. You need the right pan, however, where the Hiware 7-inch Non-stick Spring Pan / Cheesecake Pan / Leakproof Cake Mold is perfect. It has a two-layer non-stick coating, which means you do not have to grind the pan first.
A Springform buckle makes it easy to release your cake and is also ovenproof if you want to put it in the oven at the end. Be prepared to make a ton of baked cheesecake.
Egg Steamer Rack: Aozita Multipurpose Stackable Egg Steamer Rack ($ 10)
The Aozita Multipurpose Stackable Egg Steamer Rack allows you to cook up to 14 hard-boiled eggs in just a few minutes at the same time. If you are a family that likes to eat hard-boiled eggs, this is the accessory for you.
There is a little more. You can also use the rack as a steam plate for other food, or as a shelf cooler down the line if you want. Basically you can use it for something big enough that it does not fall between the gaps. For only $ 10, this is really a glittering moment for boiled egg fans.
Hot Dish Pliers: TOPOKO Green Stainless Steel Retriever Pliers ($ 8)
No matter what you prepare, things will get pretty hot. That's why you need good pliers like the TOPOKO Green Stainless Steel Retriever Pliers. These pliers can be easily clamped to the inner pot of the Instant Pot as well as to hot plates or bowls. By using it, the pliers do the hot work while your hands grasp securely on the silicone-coated ends of the pliers.
It is possible to lift with one hand or even more than 5 pounds, if you use both hands and use two separate handles. And yes, for the price you get two sets of grabs. Enjoy the incorruptible hands.
Coasters: Love This Kitchen Premium Silicone Coaster Mats ($ 13)
Again, heat is the enemy for your hands, but also your kitchen surfaces – at least when it comes to sinking the inner pots of your instant pot. Buy the Love This Kitchen Premium Silicone Coasters, and you do not have to worry about damaging your beautiful kitchen gadgets.
Soft and flexible, but remarkably strong, these silicone coasters also reduce the likelihood of spillage. They also look very chic, so they fit well in a modern kitchen, rather than seem too obvious.