10 Accessories Every Instant Pot Owner Needs

Whether you've mastered your multi-cooker or are just beginning your journey, discover the products that will get you the most bang for your buck and truly make the most of this handy appliance.

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January 24, 2020

Instant Pots have a long list of fans, and I'm one of them. However, I hadn't stepped into the world of accessories for my pressure cooker until I saw a lid that changes an Instant Pot into an air fryer. I'd been thinking about getting an air fryer, but I didn't want to add more one appliance to my kitchen cabinets. Now, I don't have to!

Keep scrolling to find more accessories that I'm eyeing, plus a few I've already committed to. Let's take our Instant Pot cooking to the next level.


As mentioned above, this is the accessory I'm most excited about. Transform your Instant Pot into an air fryer with a switch of the lid. Designed to fit most 6-quart models, it air fries, roasts, bakes, broils, reheats and dehydrates. Just be sure to only use it with the stainless-steel insert.

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Friends kept telling me to start using my Instant Pot for hard boiling eggs, and I wish I had tried it sooner. It is the BEST way to tackle this simple task. The shells come off so easily; it's like magic. I've been laying them on the flat insert that came with my appliance, but for less than $20, it's time to upgrade to this stacking rack.

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In our house, the glass lid is a necessity. Since it turns your Instant Pot into a slow cooker, we were able to cull down our small appliances to one jack-of-all-trades.

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Use this set for all your steaming needs, including a silicone steaming basket, broiler pan and steam rack that keeps your food out of the water. Long cool-to-the-touch handles allow you to remove everything easily and safely.

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If you've tried Whole30, Paleo or Keto, I bet you've jumped on the egg bite trend. They're delicious and an easy meal to grab as you run out the door to work. Simplify your morning routine by adding this tray to your Instant Pot accessories stock. Use the lid to keep them fresh in the fridge for a week of easy breakfasts. Plus, the tray can be used to make cupcakes, muffins, baby food, ice cream and yogurt.

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One of the toughest parts of working with an Instant Pot is getting large meals, like a roasted chicken, out of the insert with ease. This durable silicone sling is our answer with long flexible handles to pull out springform pans, baking cups and even entire chickens.

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A fundamental part of your Instant Pot is the sealing ring. The manufacturer recommends changing it out every 12-18 months, but I know frequent users also like to have one ring for savory and one for sweets since odors can get trapped in the material. No matter what, it's smart to have extras on hand.

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Not just for cheesecake, a springform pan is a useful addition to your accessory list. A quick search of the web and you'll find recipes for cakes, lasagna, meatloaf and of course, tons of cheesecake variations. In addition to making use of your Instant Pot, this pan can also be used in a regular oven.

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These loaf pans are another versatile container to have since you can cook casseroles, mac and cheese, banana bread, pound cake and more. But did you know you can use the Instant Pot to proof homemade bread dough as well? It speeds up the process and after the second proof, you simply take the loaf pans from pressure cooker to oven so that you don't mess up your rise.

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Double up your Instant Pot cooking with these tiered pans. The pair of stainless-steel containers can cook two separate dishes at the same time and has interchangeable lids: a vented one for steaming and an air-tight one for baking or reheating.

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