Top 13 Must-Have Instant Pot Accessories

If you’re like millions of others, you’ve discovered the magic of the Instant Pot. There’s not much this appliance can’t do–it’s a slow cooker, rice cooker, egg boiler, and cake maker (plus so much more) all in one.

Enter the world of Instant Pot accessories, designed to work in perfect harmony with the Instant Pot and take this must-have kitchen appliance to new levels of versatility and functionality.

If you thought you couldn’t live without your Instant Pot before, wait until you add a few well-chosen accessories to the mix. Let’s take a look at our favorites.

The 13 Best Instant Pot Accessories

In no particular order, here are our top picks for the best Instant Pot accessories on Amazon.

1. Glass Lid

The Instant Pot is well-thought-out, but it does have one pretty significant disadvantage: the lid prevents you from seeing what’s inside, which is one of the features that we like on traditional slow cookers.

Fortunately, getting your hands on one of these glass lids provides the perfect solution.

Besides letting you see if your food is cooking the way it should, the glass lid is quite functional. It’s perfect for a few different things, including slow cooking, sautéing, and the keep warm mode.

When slow cooking, the glass lid traps moisture in the pot, so your food doesn’t dry out, and when sautéing, it prevents food from getting all over the place.

One last thing we like about this glass lid is that it’s oven safe, so if you need to transfer your dish to the oven, you can leave the cover on.

Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lid, Stainless Steel Rim, for 5 Qt/L or 6 Qt/L Models
  • The Instant Pot glass lid can be used instead of the pressure lid when slow cooking, sauteing / browning or using the keep warm function
  • Colourless tempered glass, large Stainless Steel lid knob. It has a steam release vent to reduce condensation on the underside of the lid
  • It is dishwasher safe and can also be used on the stainless steel inner pot in the oven up to 220c
  • It is 23 cm (9 inches) in diameter and designed to fit all Instant Pot 6 quart models
  • Instant Pot is the No1 selling brand of electric pressure cookers in the US

2. Inner Pot

“But doesn’t the Instant Pot already come with an inner pot?” you ask. You’re right, it does, but a second inner pot is a must for Instant Pot fanatics. Why is having some spare cookware so handy? We put this accessory on the list for a couple of reasons. 

The first reason is to prevent something that’s probably happened to you. You get home after a long day at work, hungry and ready to fire up the Instant Pot, only to realize that the inner pot is sitting in the dishwasher.

Having a second one saves you from the inconvenience of having to waste time washing and hand-drying the dirty one. 

The other reason is that having a spare is useful if you’re preparing lots of food, especially for a special event like a party.

While you’re using one to cook in the Instant Pot, you can get the next dish prepped and ready to go at the same time–a total game changer on stressful days like Thanksgiving.

Instant Pot IP-POT-SS304-60 Genuine Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot - 6 Quart
  • Stainless steel inner cooking pot, food grade 304 (18/8), no chemical coating
  • 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution
  • Markings at ½ and 2/3 for pressure cooking safety
  • Polished surface for easy cleaning, food sticks less to surface
  • Dishwasher Safe

3. Silicone Mini Mitts

We know you already have a pair of oven mitts, but trust us when we say that you won’t be able to live without these mini silicone mitts. Instant Pot designed these specifically with a ridge that allows you to grasp the inner pot in a way that regular oven mitts.

The inside is also ridged to give you the best grip.

Instant Pot IP-Mini-Mitt Mini Mitts, Red
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Instant Pot IP-Mini-Mitt Mini Mitts, Red
  • Genuine Instant Pot Mini mitts for easy gripping of the inner pot
  • Ridged gripping surface, non stick
  • Mitts nest inside each other for easy storage, flexible, comfortable and easy to wear
  • Made from food grade silicone, meets FDA food safety standards
  • Genuine Instant Pot multi use programmable pressure cooker accessory

4. Silicone Steamer Basket

Add vegetable steamer to the list of things your handy Instant Pot can do. Veggie lovers will be pleased with this accessory, which is made of silicone. It has a design reminiscent of a traditional bamboo steamer, which we think is a fun little touch.

Want to make sure everyone in your family is eating their veggies? This steamer makes it easy to do that thanks to the two levels it creates inside the Instant Pot. Not much of a veggie lover? You can still get a lot of use out of the silicone steamer basket.

You can make almost any type of food with it, like rice, meat, fruit, and pasta, to name a few.

Instant Pot Silicone Steamer Basket
  • Can be stacked 2 high on the steam rack in the Instant Pot Multi Use Programmable Pressure Cooker 5, 6 and 8 Quart: IP DUO60, IP LUX60, IP LUX60V3, Smart 60, Ultra 6, IPLUX80, IP DUO80, IP CSG60 and IP CSG50
  • Made from FDA & LFGB tested inert food safe silicone and BPA free
  • Heat resistant to 450F (230C) & Dishwasher safe
  • Genuine Instant Pot Multi Use Programmable Pressure Cooker accessory

5. Silicone Cake Pan

Who would have ever thought that the Instant Pot could help you be the star baker at your next gathering? All you need is this silicone cake pan, which fits perfectly inside your Instant Pot, to impress all your friends with a delicious cheesecake–or chocolate cake or red velvet cake or … well, you get the idea.

The silicone cake pan comes with a tempered glass bottom, and we love the fact that its design allows you to bake, cut, and serve all in one place. The cake pan is one convenient purchase that bakers will use over and over again.  

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Springform Cake Pan with Tempered Glass Base, Premium Non-Stick Silicone
  • Designed for the instant pot multi use programmable pressure cooker 5, 6 and 8 quart: ip duo60, ip lux60, ip lux60v3, smart 60, ultra 6, iplux80, ip duo80, ip csg60 and ip csg50
  • Tempered glass base to easily prepare, cut and serve on the same platter, made of the highest standards of food grade safe silicone
  • Make instant desserts such as cheese cake, cake and more
  • Made from fda & lfgb tested inert food safe silicone & bpa free, heat resistant to 450f (230c), dishwasher & freezer safe
  • Genuine instant pot multi use programmable pressure cooker accessory

6. Silicone Loaf Pan

Bread lovers rejoice–you’ll have as much carrot bread as you can stand to eat when you purchase this loaf pan.

The outer ring is made from silicone (as you may have already guessed), and the base is glass. Just like with the silicone cake pan we mentioned above, the loaf pan is your one-and-done accessory. You can bake, cut, and serve your bread all in one place.

We like that this model is designed for use with the Instant Pot-made silicone trivet, which makes it so handy that you may abandon your oven altogether.

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Springform Loaf Pan with Tempered Glass Base, Premium Non-Stick Silicone
  • Designed for the Instant Pot Multi Use Programmable Pressure Cooker 5, 6 and 8 Quart: IP DUO60, IP LUX60, IP LUX60V3, Smart 60, Ultra 6, IPLUX80, IP DUO80, IP CSG60 and IP CSG50
  • Tempered glass base to easily prepare, cut and serve on the same platter , Make instant loafs, desserts, breads and more
  • Made of the highest standards of food grade safe silicone , Made from FDA & LFGB tested inert food safe silicone and BPA free
  • Heat resistant to 450F (230C), dishwasher & freezer safe
  • Genuine Instant Pot Multi Use Programmable Pressure Cooker accessory

7. Long Handled Silicone Trivet

The long-handled silicone trivet is the unsung Instant Pot hero. If you’ve never heard of one, a trivet is an object that you place between a serving dish and a table to avoid damaging the table with heat.

When referring to the Instant Pot, it’s a nifty little accessory that keeps things off the bottom of your device, whether that’s food, racks, or baskets.

Trivets are especially important when cooking foods like eggs and veggies. These foods require you to add water to the Instant Pot, but you shouldn’t submerge them in the liquid during cooking. The trivet lifts food off the bottom of the pot.

This item is also useful for quickly removing food from the Instant Pot, as it comes with long arms that you can grab when your meal is ready. We recommend this model made by Instant Pot, as it’s specially designed to fit all of their other accessories.

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Long Handled Silicone Trivet, Fits 5, 6 or 8Qt Models
  • Instant Pot Silic1 Steam Rack designed for the 5, 6 and 8 Quart : IP DUO60, IP LUX60, IP LUX60V3, Smart 60, Ultra 6, IPLUX80, IP DUO80, IP CSG60 and IP CSG50
  • Long legs to stand out of the water for steaming, stay cool long handle for easy removal
  • Can be stacked 3 high in the Instant Pot 6 and 8 Quart inner pot for dehydrating in your Instant Pot
  • Locking rim to fit other items from the Instant Pot Silicone Collection, Made from FDA & LFGB tested inert food safe silicone and BPA free
  • Heat resistant to 450F (230C) & dishwasher safe , Genuine Instant Pot Multi Use Programmable Pressure Cooker accessory

8. Yogurt Cups

We know, we know, the list of things you can make in your Instant Pot keeps getting longer with each accessory that we mention.

If you’re tired of all the added sugar in store-bought yogurt and you’ve always dreamed of making your own, these yogurt cups will make all your probiotic dreams come true. This set allows you to make up to five servings of five ounces (or 150 mL) each, all from the comfort of your own home.

And parents of young babies will be happy to know that you can also use this set to sterilize baby bottles. Effortlessly sterilize up to five bottles at once by running the steam program for ten minutes.

Bacteria, fungi, and viruses will all be eliminated, which will come in handy come flu season.

Instant Pot Yogurt Cups and Pressure Sterilization Rack
  • Instant Pot yogurt maker cups includes 1 rack with 5 yogurt cups, 6 ounce (170ml), airtight, spill proof lids
  • Yogurt maker rack can hold five 9 ounce (260ml) feed bottles (not included) for sterilization by pressure steaming to
  • Genuine Instant Pot Multi Use Programmable Pressure Cooker accessory
  • Made from food grade polypropylene (PF 1002) plastic
  • BPA less, dishwasher and freezer safe

9. Silicone Cover

The silicone cover made the list of our 13 must-have Instant Pot accessories for its utility. Anyone who’s ever used an Instant Pot knows there are times when you want to pop whatever you’ve made in the fridge to avoid dealing with Tupperware. And anyone who’s ever used an Instant Pot also knows that Instant Pot doesn’t come with a cover for easy storage.

Do yourself a favor and get a silicone cover. When you can stick your leftovers in the fridge with no extra effort, you’ll be glad you did.

Instant Pot Silicone Cover 5 & 6 quart
  • Instant pot silic1 lid creates an airtight, spill proof and watertight seal on the instant pot stainless steel inner pot
  • Manufactured from the highest quality food safe silicone, passed FDA and LFGB tests for safety, including food safety
  • Genuine instant pot multi use programmable pressure cooker accessory
  • Bpa free and dishwasher safe
  • Genuine instant pot multi use programmable pressure cooker silicone lid designed for the 5 or 6 quart, ip duo50, ip duo60, ip lux50, ip lux60, ip lux60v3, smart 60, ultra 6, ip csg60 and ip csg50

10. Insert Pans

Have you ever looked at your Instant Pot and thought, “This appliance is so cool, but I wish I could cook two different foods at once”? We’re the bearer of good news: with these stackable steamer insert pans, you can do just that.

The insert pans allow you to steam different foods separately, like if you wanted to cook meat and vegetables at the same time. They do double duty as a dessert pan for cake and also work as a lasagna pan, but their versatility doesn’t stop there.

You can use the insert pans to reheat food if you don’t want to use your microwave, or if you don’t have one.

And one last feature that makes the insert pans a favorite is the safety handle and silicone pad that protects your counter from the heat. Talk about all-purpose.

Aozita Stackable Steamer Insert Pans with Sling for Instant Pot Accessories 6/8 qt - Pot in Pot, Baking, Casseroles, Lasagna Pans, Food Steamer for Pressure Cooker, Upgrade Interchangeable Lids
  • Versatile - Two tiers stackable containers to cook different foods in the separate containers at the same time, great for pot-in-pot cooking, preserve the nutrients and vitamins, such as steaming rice, vegetables, cornbread, stuffing, meat or fish. It can be used as a dessert pan to make cheesecakes or make lasagna. It's also great for a quick re-heat of leftovers without the microwave oven.
  • Two Interchangeable Lids for Multi-functionality - The steaming lid is designed with holes to steam vegetables, rice, meat or fish. The air-tight lid is perfect for bake, cooking, re-heating food or storage.
  • Premium Quality - Insert pans made from18/8 stainless steel to ensure your health is not compromised, stable and highly resistant to corrosion. solid handle allows for safe and easy insertion and removal. Dishwasher safe for no-hassle cleanup.
  • Fits 5, 6 & 8 Quart Pressure Cooker - This stainless steel cooker insert is a must have accessory for any brand and type, 5/6/8 quart stovetop pressure cooker or electric pressure cooker. Fits IP-duo50, IP-duo60, IP-lux60, IP-duo80. Also fits other multi 6 quart and above pressure cookers such as Kuhn Rikon, Power XL, Mealthy, Cuisinart, Fagor, Costaway, Faberware, T-fal, Elite, GoWise, Secura, Gourmia.
  • RISK FREE PURCHASE: If you have any issue with our products, please don't hesitate to contact us, we will try our best to find a satisfactory solution for you within 24 hours.

11. Steamer Basket

We love how multifaceted steamers are so much that we had to include a second steaming option on our list. This one is made of stainless steel, and it’s a double tier stackable steamer basket that will let you take a step beyond traditional Instant Pot recipes into a whole other world.

What kinds of stuff are we talking about? This thing is great for cooking vegetables, but it’s fantastic for creating broths because the mesh allows for easy solid straining.

This basket doubles as an egg rack if you want to steam eggs, and you can even use it as a pasta strainer if you need to.

Aozita Steamer Basket for Instant Pot Accessories 6 qt or 8 quart - 2 Tier Stackable 18/8 Stainless Steel Mesh Strainer Basket - Silicone Handle - Vegetable Steamer Insert, Egg Basket, Pasta Strainer
  • 2-TIER STACKABLE BASKET – Make the best out of your instant pot with our steel mesh steamer pot that comes with a big basket and a smaller one that fits in together perfectly so you can easily cook a variety of food simultaneously while keeping them well-separated – an effective way to utilize time especially when you want to whip up no-fuss quick weekday meals!
  • ENHANCE THE UTILITY OF INSTANT POT – Step out of the usual recipes and enjoy the multifunctional aspect of your electric pressure cooker with our steamer insert. Apart from its use as a meat or vegetable steamer & stew cooker, these are perfect for broth preparation as the mesh makes straining the solids out quick & easy – a nice egg basket and a practical pasta strainer too!
  • ULTRA SAFE & INCREDIBLY CONVENIENT – Made with high quality 18/8 food-grade stainless steel, our nice and sturdy steamer basket is built to last and is dishwasher safe. The stable trivet design keeps the basket stable without toppling & spilling hot contents and the grey NO-BURN SILICONE HANDLES make sure you don’t burn your fingers while taking the mesh out of the cooker.
  • WIDELY COMPATIBLE DESIGN – Though our vegetable steamer basket is designed especially for instant pot 8 quart and 6 qt instant pot models, these would work well with other stovetop or electric pressure cookers like IP-duo60, IP-lux60, IP-duo80, Kuhn Rikon, Power XL, Mealthy, Cuisinart, Fagor, Costaway, Faberware, T-fal, Elite, GoWise, Secura, Gourmia.
  • RISK FREE PURCHASE – If you have any issue with our product, please don't hesitate to contact us, we will try our best to find a satisfactory solution for you within 24 hours. However, we are quite sure that you will be impressed with our well-crafted, durable and practically designed steamer – the best steamer basket for instant pot.

12. Stackable Egg Steamer Rack

The stackable egg steamer rack is one of our favorite pressure cooker accessories, and we’re sure egg lovers would agree with us. The rack fits like a glove inside the Instant Pot and is stackable, making it even easier to get your protein fix.

With room for up to fourteen eggs, this item is incredibly useful for people who love the convenience of having hard- or soft-boiled eggs on hand. You also won’t have to worry about the eggs falling out because the rack holds them securely in place.

And if nothing makes you madder than off-center yolks, the egg steamer rack stands your eggs up for perfectly centered yolks. Sounds like a win to us.

Aozita Stackable Egg Steamer Rack Trivet for Instant Pot Accessories - Fits 5,6,8 qt Pressure Cooker - 2 Pack Stainless Steel Multipurpose Rack
  • ★ HIGH QUQLITY - This egg steamer rack made from food-grade stainless steel, dishwasher safe, easily to clean.
  • ★ SUITABLE SIZE - 6.7 inch diameter, great accessories for size 5/6/8 quart stovetop pressure cooker or electric pressure cooker, suitable for instant pot models IP-DUO50, IP-DUO60, IP-LUX60, IP-DUO80.
  • ★ UPGRADE DESIGNED - With stackable egg stand you can steam/make hard boiled 14 eggs one time in a few minutes. If you only need to cook less than 7 eggs, you can use the single layer, and use the other for steamer other dishes.
  • ★ MULTI-FUNCTION RACK - Not only use for steam eggs, but also as a steam plate for steamer some other food, or as cooling rack, pot stand rack, food holder etc.
  • ★ NO-RISK PURCHASE- Aozita is committed to be the best in its field, our motto is high quality and reliable guarantees, you can find more accessories for instant pot via search "aozita accessories". If you have any issue with our products, please don't hesitate to contact us, we will try our best to find a satisfactory solution for you within 24 hours.

13. Silicone Molds

We’ve come to the last item on our list of must-have Instant Pot accessories: silicone molds that allow you to take your Instant Pot’s usefulness to new heights. There’s no easier way to make egg bites for your kids or your next gathering than with these silicone molds.

Or, if you prefer simple hard-boiled eggs, this accessory doubles as an egg steamer.

Besides making portion-controlled breakfast a reality, you can also use this accessory pretty much anywhere you want in your kitchen–in the freezer, in the microwave, and the oven.

Need king-size ice cubes? Done!

Don’t have mini cupcake liners? Easy!

Missing a serving tray for sauces and condiments? Look no further!

These silicone molds can stand up to pretty much anything you ask of them, which is why they make a fantastic addition to not just your Instant Pot arsenal, but also to your kitchen.

AOZITA Silicone Egg Bites Molds for Instant Pot Accessories - Fits Instant Pot 5,6,8 qt Pressure Cooker, Reusable Baby Food Storage Container and Freezer Tray with Lid, Sous Vide Egg Poacher
  • Made from high quality food grade silicone, durable for daily use
  • The diameter of the mold is 8.25 inch, it fits perfectly in 5/6 qt or 8 qt instant pot
  • Tray and lid can be used in the freezer, tray is also microwave and oven safe
  • Easy to clean, quick release, hand wash recommended
  • Save yourself time with this soft, bendable tray by preparing food in advance

A Word of Advice on Choosing Accessories

If you just purchased an Instant Pot, you might be pretty excited by all these cool accessories and ready to buy them all. However, we do have some advice regarding Instant Pot accessories. And while it might seem surprising, our advice is not to buy any.

At least not right away.

The reason being is that it’s best to use your Instant Pot on its own for at least a few months to get an idea of what you actually need. You don’t want to buy a bunch of accessories that you won’t use later, so pay attention to what you’re missing those first few months as you get used to your Instant Pot.

Trust us; whatever you do end up getting will be that much more useful.

What Instant Pot Accessories Will You Buy?

As you can see, the world of Instant Pot accessories has plenty of options that will keep you busy in the kitchen. We love that you can customize this handy kitchen appliance to suit your needs and make your life just a little bit easier when mealtime rolls around.

Impossible as it may sound, this heavy hitter just got even better.

Whether you choose the mini mitts, the glass lid, or the egg steamer, we hope these items help you make lots of delicious meals.

1 thought on “Top 13 Must-Have Instant Pot Accessories”

  1. I have a 8qt. Instant Pot. I’m trying to buy a Air browning lid. I can’t find one anywhere. Do you have any ideas. Thank You Marty

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