Add these accessories to your kitchen, and watch the Instant Pot possibilities soar.

By Melanie Fincher
Updated August 05, 2020
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You know the Instant Pot as the countertop appliance that can do all things, eliminating the need for countless kitchen gadgets like a slow cooker and rice cooker. So the idea of buying accessories for it might seem self-defeating. But the truth is, you can open up a whole new cooking world by purchasing a few simple accessories for your Instant Pot. 

These handy Instant Pot helpers make it easy to steam vegetables, bake a cake, bake a loaf of bread, dehydrate fruit, make yogurt, and more, all in the same appliance. By investing in a few simple Instant Pot accessories, you could be eliminating the need for other, more expensive kitchen devices. 

So treat your Instant Pot (and yourself) to some new accessories. After scouring the internet, I've narrowed it down to 20 of the best Instant Pot accessories that are most beloved by the Instant Pot obsessed. See one you like? Simply click the link below the photo to grab one for yourself.

1. Instant Pot Sealing Rings

The sealing ring, while not the most exciting part of the Instant Pot, plays an essential role in its function. It seals in pressure, ensuring a safe, and successful pressure build. 

But if you're familiar with the Instant Pot you already know that the sealing ring can hold on to odors (here’s how to clean them to reduce odor). This multi-pack of sealing rings from Instant Pot allows you to designate a ring for different types of food, say sweet or savory. 

One 5-star reviewer says, "Now, I've got a ring for savory, a ring for sweet, and a ring for spicy. The colors make it easy and the quality of each ring is equivalent to that of the ring that came with the pot."

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Buy It: Instant Pot Sealing Rings, $10; Amazon

2. Instant Pot Round Cake Pan

This is another product that comes straight from the manufacturers of the Instant Pot. This springform pan was made to fit in the Instant Pot, so you can use it to make anything from lasagna to cake. Plus the durable stainless steel can endure rapid heat change, including going straight from the freezer to the inner pot, or vice versa. 

One reviewer says, "The pans hold more than I expected; size is perfect for portion control; we ate one & froze the other for later."

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Buy It: Instant Pot Round Cake Pan, $10; Amazon

3. Aozita Multipurpose Stackable Egg Steamer

One of my favorite uses for the Instant Pot is making hard-boiled eggs. The shells practically fall off when you go to the peel them. But sometimes you'll crack an egg or two as they roll around in the inner pot or on the trivet.  

This stackable trivet is specially designed to hold eggs in place as they steam. It also gives you the ability to cook up to 18 large eggs in one 6-quart Instant Pot.

One satisfied reviewer says, "The rack seems to be well built with convenient handles for pulling the rack out of your IP and into an ice bath or whatever you do with yours."

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Buy It: Aozita Multipurpose Stackable Egg Steamer, $10; Amazon

4. Instant Pot Yogurt Cups and Pressure Sterilization Rack

One of the more unexpected features of the Instant Pot is its ability to make yogurt — and this set helps you to make yogurt, or anything you need in small quantities, directly in serving cups. One reviewer says, "I have three sets of these, which is the perfect number for one batch of yogurt. I keep them full in my fridge at all times, which gives my teenage boys a great, healthy snack."

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Buy It: Instant Pot Yogurt Cups and Pressure Sterilization Rack, $10; Amazon

5. Instant Pot Mini Mitts

Pulling out the inner pot can be a challenge. It's too hot to handle without oven mitts, but it can also be hard to get a grip on the pot with fabric mitts. That's where these mini mitts from Instant Pot come in handy. 

The ridged, silicone surface makes for easy gripping, so you can lift the inner pot with ease. Still not convinced? Take it from this 5-star reviewer who says, "It seemed a bit silly to get 'Instant Pot' mitts when I have other silicone ones I use for the oven, but these are fantastic for removing the inner pot from the Instant Pot - my regular silicone ones are thicker and just won't fit under the inner pot rim like these do. I can get a good grip and not worry about dropping the pot."

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Buy It: Instant Pot Mini Mitts, $10; Amazon

6. MGQ USA Instant Pot Magnetic Cheat Sheet Set

The Instant Pot is ideal for cooking staples like rice, beans, lentils, and more. But it can be hard to keep all those cooking times straight. This magnetic cheat sheet can be placed directly on your Instant Pot or refrigerator, so you can reference it whenever you need to know cooking times and liquid ratios. 

Forget searching the internet for the answers, this cheat sheet gives you everything you need to know for cooking pasta, grains, seafood, pork, beans, legumes. Vegetables, chicken, beef, and other meats in the Instant Pot. It comes with two magnetics: one smaller and one larger. 

"What an amazing idea. I placed the smaller magnet right on the Instant Pot and use it daily for a quick reference," says one satisfied customer. "Instead of search the cook book or internet, I can just glance over and know in an instant how to program my IP for that particular product."

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Buy It: MGQ USA Instant Pot Magnetic Cheat Sheet Set, $11; Amazon

7. Instant Pot Ceramic Non-Stick Inner Pot

"This has become the only inner pot I use. It's just so much easier to clean after cooking when compared to the stainless version," says one reviewer. For easy cleanup, you can't go wrong with this ceramic, nonstick-coated inner pot. It’s both PTFE- and PFOA-free. And it's dishwasher safe!

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Buy It: Instant Pot Ceramic Non-Stick Inner Pot, $12 Amazon

8. Instant Pot Silicone Springform Loaf Pan

You're no longer limited to the round shape of the inner pot. Use this loaf pan to make meatloafs, desserts, breads, and more. 

This pan comes directly from the manufacturers of the Instant Pot, and is designed to fit a variety of models. It's also dishwasher and freezer safe so leftovers can be saved in the pan.

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Buy It: Instant Pot Silicone Springform Loaf Pan, $12; Amazon

9. Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lid

This tempered glass lid gives you a look inside your Instant Pot whenever you're slow cooking, sautéing, browning, or using the keep warm function. It features a stream vent to reduce condensation for more visibility. 

Here's what one enthusiastic reviewer has to say about it: "My Instant Pot electric pressure cooker now really feels like a slow cooker! I love  that I can see inside the slow cooking process now. It fits my 6 qt. Instant Pot perfectly! It has a small vent, so condensation doesn't overflow and jiggle the top, like my old slow cooker had. VERY well made!”

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Buy It: Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lid, $12; Amazon

10. Silikong Silicone Steamer Basket

Unlike wire mesh baskets that can trap food inside and take up much-needed cabinet space, this food-grade silicone steamer basket is easy to clean and it's foldable for easy storage. Forget rusting, denting, or breaking, the silicone material makes for top-notch durability. And the long, easy-to-grip handles allow you to pull whatever you're steaming directly out of the inner pot with ease. 

"It is easier to clean than the steel wire baskets," says one reviewer. Use the steamer basket to steam anything from vegetables to dumplings and more.

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Buy It: Silikong Silicone Steamer Basket, $14; Amazon

11. Instant Pot Silicone Starter Set

This Instant Pot silicone starter set makes a great gift for any Instant Pot-obsessed cook out there. It includes a pair of the silicone mini mitts, a suction lid for the inner pot, and a heat resistant pad that can be used as a jar opener, utensil rest, or inner pot rest. 

"A great set that we use constantly. The cover is perfect for making a meal and storing the leftovers overnight," says one 5-star reviewer. "The 'grabbers' make it easy to pop out your metal pot and work with it on your counter (mashing potatoes, etc). Or just to be able to take out one pot and drop another in."

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Buy It: Instant Pot Silicone Starter Set, $14; Amazon

12. Rottay Silicone Egg Bites Mold and Steamer Rack

This Instant Pot is all about making life easier, so why not use it to make the most convenient, portable breakfast possible: egg bites. This set includes one steamer rack, two egg bite molds, and two silicone spatulas. 

"I have been obsessing over the sous vide egg bites from Starbucks, but they were taking a huge bite out of my budget. I found the recipe online and I own a 6 qt Instant Pot, so ended up buying this because it was a great deal," says one reviewer. "I love how it comes with matching spatulas too. The spatulas are used to remove the sous vide egg bites once they are done cooking. The steamer rack can also be used separately to cook or steam other food in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker. I can't wait to try making brownies with these egg bite molds, because it makes the perfect diet portion size!"

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Buy It: Rottay Silicone Egg Bites Molds and Steamer Rack, $15; Amazon

13. OXO Good Grips Pressure Cooker Bakeware Sling

If you're considering purchasing any bakeware accessories for your Instant Pot, this bakeware sling is a must! You can use it to safely lift pots and pans using the interlocking handles. The heat-resistant, food-safe silicone is dishwasher safe, so don't worry about having to do extra cleanup. 

One enthusiastic reviewer puts it this way: "This baking sling is amazing, and I will continue to use this every single time I make my desserts in the IP. It’s dishwasher safe and is heavy duty like a boss!"

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Buy It: OXO Good Grips Pressure Cooker Bakeware Sling, $15; Amazon

14. The Steam Boss Steam Release Diverter

One of the biggest downsides to the Instant Pot that I have personally experienced is the steam valve. I always hold my breath when I have to quickly release the pressure, knowing the sputtering steam is about to get everywhere. But this steam release diverter from The Steam Boss is the perfect solution to your Instant Pot woes. 

Divert steam away from your cabinets by simply placing the diverter over your steam valve. "This little periscope did exactly what I wanted it to do - divert the steam release of my Instant Pot away from my wooden upper kitchen cabinets," says one reviewer. "I have zero counter space that isn't directly below cabinets and I hated releasing the steam under them and this did the trick! It's made of a sturdy, soft silicone that's easy to wash."

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Buy It: The Steam Boss Steam Release Diverter, $15; Amazon

15. HOMEST Dust Cover with Pocket

If you don't have much counter space to spare, you're probably not going to be storing your Instant Pot on the counter full time. The alternatives, like pantries and cabinets, are often rife with dust. Even if you are keeping it on your counter, it's bound to receive it's fair share of grease splatters. Protect your beloved appliance from all the elements of your kitchen — dust, dirt, grease, and more.  

This dust cover features an easy-to-clean aluminum liner and wide storage pockets (great for storing your new Instant Pot accessories). "This is one of the best purchases I have made," says one reviewer. "It keeps dust off of my Instant Pot and when I want to use it, I can do so without having to wash its lid first. A real time saver. The fabric is very nice as well, thick and sturdy. The cover completely touches the entire counter, without gaps."

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Buy It: HOMEST Dust Cover with Product, $16; Amazon

16. Instant Pot Silicone Lid

Turn your inner pot into an airtight storage container using this silicone lid. This lid makes food storage containers obsolete — and don't we all love cutting down on dishes to clean? One 5-star reviewer says, "It seals my pressure cooker pot perfectly and I just stick the whole thing in the fridge once it’s cooled enough."

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Buy It: Instant Pot Silicone Lid, $18; Amazon

17. Hatrigo 3-Piece Divided Steamer Basket

Get even more use out of your multi-cooker by using it to steam three different foods at once! Take it from this reviewer who says, "Having the capability of steaming or cooking three items is a blessing, making this a 'must have' in my opinion. It goes in and comes out easily and the rubber coated handles facilitate removal with no burns or slipping."

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Buy It: Hatrigo 3-Piece Divided Steamer Basket, $26; Amazon

18. SiCheer Dehydrator Racks

If you have an Instant Pot with an air fryer lid, you know that it instantly turns your Instant Pot into both an air fryer and a dehydrator. These stackable dehydrator racks make it easy to dehydrate meats, fruits, and more in bulk without making a big mess. 

"With the help of this rack, I am able to cook bulk food within minutes. Also, these are very easy to clean and no sharp edges too," says one satisfied reviewer.

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Buy It: SiCheer Dehydrator Racks, $27; Amazon

19. Aozita Stackable Steamer Insert Pans

These tiered steamer pans allow you to cook your sides and main dish all in one pot. It comes with two interchangeable lids, one for steaming and one airtight lid for baking, cooking, or food storage. 

"I usually use it to simultaneously cook my rice and steam my veggies, or to thaw my meat. 10/10 would buy again," says one reviewer.

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Buy It: Aozita Stackable Steamer Insert Pans, $30; Amazon

20. Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid

Air fryers and Instant Pots are the two countertop appliances that are all the rage nowadays. But who has the space for both? This lid transforms your Instant Pot into an air fryer. No need to purchase a new appliance that costs hundreds of dollars and takes up more space in your kitchen. One reviewer exclaims, "I use this for everything! How did I live without this before?"

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Buy It: Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid, $80; Amazon

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