Adding a new cooking gadget to your kitchen is always exciting, but that’s especially true if it’s an Instant Pot. The trendy pressure cooker is pretty much all anyone wants to talk about when it comes to meal prep and brainstorming new recipes. Of course, that’s likely because of all the bells and whistles that come with it. What other product can be used to make yogurt, chili, hard-boiled eggs, or pasta — and some of them at the same time?
As impressive as the Instant Pot is on its own, there are also some extra accessories you can invest in to make it even more amazing. Fans have been raving about all of the items listed below and how they’ve opened up whole new culinary worlds for them. Take a look to see which Instant Pot accessories you’ll want to add to your kitchen!
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Ceramic Non-Stick Inner Pot
Having plenty of back-up pots is a great idea for prepping multiple items to cook one after the other, and this non-stick option will make cleaning a breeze.
Where to buy: $19.99, Amazon
Tempered Glass Lid
You should only use this lid when you're using the non-pressure function of the Instant Pot, like sautéing or slow cooking.
Where to buy: $14.95, Amazon
Having a few of these lids handy will help you store any leftovers from your recipe right in the pot you cooked them in.
Where to buy: $9.95, Amazon
Silicone Sealing Ring
The sealing rings can absorb the flavors of your dish, so it's a good idea to have a few of them to designate for savory or sweet recipes.
Where to buy: $10.69, Amazon
Vegetable Steamer Basket
You can also find silicone versions that fit nicely in the Instant Pots, but you'll love how easy it is to steam ingredients or use as a strainer for pasta.
Where to buy: $15.99, Amazon
Stackable Steamer Insert Pans
These make it easy to cook multiple items at once, like a main protein and a couple of sides. It also works great for re-heating leftovers.
Where to buy: $29.99, Amazon
Egg Steamer Rack
No need to worry about your eggs breaking while you hard or soft boil them with this rack, which can cook up to 14 eggs.
Where to buy: $9.99, Amazon
Silicone Springform Cake Pan
You can whip up a tasty cheesecake or a regular cake with these pans fitting perfectly inside your Instant Pot.
Where to buy: $12.95, Amazon
Silicone Cupcake Liners
These liners come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but they're not just for cupcakes — you can poach eggs, make mini-quiches and cheesecakes, and more bite-sized goodies with these.
Where to buy: $8.99, Amazon
If oven mitts are too clunky for you, these sturdy grippers will get your pot out without singeing your skin. It can be useful for other hot objects you're cooking with, too.
Where to buy: $8.99, Amazon
Greek Yogurt Maker
Your Instant Pot already has a yogurt setting, but this strainer can transform it into tangy Greek yogurt.
Where to buy: $24.57, Amazon
Instant Pot Travel Bag
There's obviously a lot of different options to choose from, but investing in a travel bag will make transporting it for family dinners and potlucks even easier.
Where to buy: $39.99, Amazon
Round Metal Utility Cart
The reviews for this simple cart rave about how perfect it is for any size of the Instant Pot, especially since the wheels make it easy to stow away and roll back out when you want to use the pressure cooker.
Where to buy: $30.00, Target