If you’ve had the privilege of using an Instant Pot, then welcome to the world of quicker cooking.
Electric pressure cookers are transforming the process of putting dinner on the table for millions of people, thanks to both their convenience and versatility.
While soups, stews, and crockpot dishes remain favorites for pressure cooking, there’s so much more you can do with your Pot—so long as you have the right tools.
This article will go through twenty-four of the best Instant Pot accessories available so you can maximize the benefits of your machine.
If you haven’t already, read our previous guide titled: 19 Instant Pot Uses You’ve Probably Never Thought Of
24 Top Instant Pot Accessories
Don’t limit yourself to what comes in the package!
These twenty-four Instant Pot accessories belong on the shopping list of anyone who wants making dinner to be a little less stressful every night.
1. Ceramic Nonstick Inner Pot
Your Instant Pot comes with a stainless steel cooking pot, but there will inevitably be times when you want to cook, and it’s sitting dirty in the sink. Never compromise your productivity by owning this ceramic backup.
This non-stick cooking pot is Teflon and PTFE-free, easy to clean, heats up evenly, and can even be transferred to the oven for some final browning.
2. Aag Silicone Egg Bites Mold
For those who are fans of poached eggs, there’s no easier way to make them than with this silicone egg bites mold.
Simply spray the mold with nonstick kitchen spray, crack an egg into the opening, and pressure cook for four to six minutes, depending on how cooked you like your eggs. This versatile mold can also be used for baking mini muffins and breakfast egg bites.
3. Tempered Glass Lid
Turn your electric pressure cooker into a crockpot with this glass lid!
The oven-safe design has a steam vent and stainless steel rim so that you can monitor your food’s progress as you cook it. It’s perfect for “Saute” and “Slow Cook” mode.
4. Silicone Steamer Basket
Inspired by traditional bamboo steamers, this silicone steamer basket is large enough to accommodate large vegetables and whole fish fillets. You can stack two on top of each other for extra space efficiency, and everything is dishwasher safe.
It’s the perfect way to prepare sticky rice, seafood, pasta, and vegetable side dishes.
5. OXO Bakeware Sling
Many a baker has burned themselves attempting to pull their homemade cheesecake from the depths of their pressure cooker.
Suffer no more; this pressure cooker sling creates a sturdy platform for pulling out everything cooked in a dish.
The sling is food-safe, heat-resistant, and dishwasher safe, and it elevates each dish above the water at the bottom of the pot for even cooking.
6. Extra Sealing Rings
An electric pressure cooker is only as safe and effective as its sealing rings. The one your pot came may start to break down within 12 to 18 months, which poses a safety problem if you don’t replace it.
And even when in perfect shape, your sealing ring may start to pick up the odors of the food you cooked inside.
Keep a few extras on hand so that you can switch the sealing ring for sweet and savory foods, so you don’t have to deal with off-putting smells during the cooking process.
7. Silicone Springform Loaf Pan
The Instant Pot can be used for more than making soup. Try your hand at baking with a pressure cooker with this silicone springform loaf pan!
It’s the perfect size for making bread in the inner pot. The pan comes with a tempered glass bottom, meaning you can serve your creation directly on it once you release the sides.
8. Silicone Springform Cake Pan
If your interests lean stronger towards cake, this springform pan is the perfect tool for baking cheesecake, quiche, and more traditional varieties in a pressure cooker.
It’s meant to sit on top of a silicone steam rack for simple removal and features easy-release sides that fall away so you can serve directly on the tempered glass bottom.
9. Pressure Cooking Beer Can Chicken Holder Rack
It’s possible to cook the world’s juiciest chicken and ribs in your kitchen. All you need is a beer can holder rack.
This innovative device fits directly in the Instant Pot and lets you infuse your meat with steamed beer for a fail-proof cooking process. You’ll wrap the ribs around the can or place a chicken’s open cavity on top of the can for simple cooking.
The rack is safe for both the dishwasher and the oven, so consider transferring it over once it’s cooked to give the skin some extra crisp.
10. Yogurt Maker Cups
Learning how to make homemade yogurt with an Instant Pot is easy, but figuring out what to do with a pan full of yogurt can get messy.
This convenient set lets you make five 5-ounce cups of yogurt without having to clean out the interior of your pot after.
11. Silicone Lid for Fridge Storage
Do you ever feel like it’s too much of a burden to transfer your food from the cooking pot to a fridge-safe storage container?
If so, then this silicone lid will let you embrace your inner laziness.
It’s designed for use with the Instant Pot inner pot and creates an airtight, watertight seal for safe food storage. Best of all, it’s dishwasher safe.
12. Mini Mitts
Pressure cooking brings cooking tools to extreme temperatures, so prevent yourself from getting burned pulling your bake goods out of the Instant Pot with these mini silicone mitts.
Their ridged gripping surface makes it easy to grab steaming baskets and metal trivets without risk for you or the food. The mitts can also be used to grip the inner cooking pot in place while stirring its contents.
13. Goldlion Steam Diverter
One trait of the electric pressure cooker is that it releases a scorching hot column of steam as soon as you manually release the pressure it builds up. This vaporized water might harm your kitchen cabinets over time, but you can protect them with a steam diverter accessory.
With this tool, you can direct the steam in any direction, so both people and kitchen décor stay safe. As an added bonus, you can clean it in the dishwasher after use.
Alternatively, for something a little more fun, try this funky crocodile steam diverter.
14. Hatrigo Steamer Basket
Cook up enough food for a party with this Instant Pot-sized steamer basket.
The stainless steel accessory can be filled with eggs, seafood, vegetables, and more for quick cooking. Unlike other brands, the steamer’s legs are wrapped in silicone for extra grip and to prevent you from scratching your inner pot.
It’s also a great tool for making mess-free homemade Instant Pot bone broth.
15. Instapot Cheat Sheet Magnet Set
Are you forever forgetting the cook times for your Instant Pot? Then this magnet cheat sheet is a major time saver.
Over 95 cooking times for pasta and grains, vegetables, beans (both dry and soaked), meats, and more are included in this reference guide, ensuring you’ll never be stuck guessing again.
16. Mealthy CrispLid for Pressure Cooker
Are you curious about air fryers but not ready to buy an entirely new appliance? This ingenious lid will turn your electric pressure cooker into one!
This lid is compatible with both 6-quart and 8-quart devices and has a tempered glass top so you can watch your food fry.
Your order comes with a fryer basket, trivet, metal tongs, heat resistant mat, and full instructions book.
17. Multipurpose Stackable Egg Steamer Rack
Are you a hard-boiled egg fan?
Don’t mess with boiling water on the stove again; this Instant Pot steamer rack makes the process effortless. You can hard boil up to 14 eggs at a time, and the rack collapses down if you only need to cook half a dozen.
18. Quick & Carry Travel Tote Bag
Don’t stress about taking your Instant Pot away from home.
This convenient tote bag fits your pot and includes space for plenty of accessories so you’re never left unprepared. It’s the perfect tool for potluck enthusiasts and those who want to bring their Instant Pot on their vacations.
19. Homai Dust Cover
If you want to keep your kitchen looking clean and cohesive, then this dust cover is an accessory worth considering. Not only will it protect your pot from dust and accidental dings, but it’s made from water-resistant nylon and includes exterior pockets for storing utensils.
20. Instant Pot Cooking Utensils Set
Your Instant Pot will work best if you use tools specifically designed for it, so cover all the bases with this 13-piece set. You’ll receive everything from slotted spoons and spatulas to a whisk, masher, ladle, Chinese turner, and more.
Every piece is dishwasher safe and sized specifically for use with an electric pressure cooker.
21. 3-Piece Divided Steamer Basket
Sometimes you want to steam food for dinner without mixing everything. This three-sectioned steamer basket set is the perfect solution.
You can use one basket or all three at once to prevent each food type from touching the others. It’s ideal for prepping multiple meals at once, as you can use it for cooking potatoes, steaming greens, and hard-boiling eggs, all at the same time.
22. Fluted Cake Pan
Make beautiful Bundt cakes in your electric pressure cooker with this surprisingly versatile accessory. You can use it for more than sweet treats, as the design also lends itself to lasagna, meatloaf, and casseroles.
If you prefer traditional baking on occasion, it can also be used in the oven.
23. SteamMates Wraps
Do you wish you could give your Instant Pot a facelift? Now it’s possible to personalize it with a cute wrap. Choose from floral or paisley prints that are made with precision cut magnets so that they wrap perfectly around your pot.
If you tire of the design, you can take it off and refold it for easy storage until you want to use it again.
24. Salbree Silicone Vegetable and Grease Strainer
Make getting dinner on the table one step easier with this handy kitchen gadget that works as a space-saving strainer. Just snap it to the sides of your Instant Pot inner pot, and you can pour out cooking water or meat grease with ease. It also comes with silicone oven mitts to protect your hands while you use it.
Adding a few Instant Pot accessories to your kitchen will transform the functionality of your electric pressure cooker.
So start experimenting, and share some of your favorite recipes and accessories below!