The Best Instant Pot Tools and Accessories

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If you love Instant Pot cooking, then you need to know about Instant Pot Tools and Accessories! They are next-level when it comes to conquering your Instant Pot.

I’m an Instant Pot cooking convert, through and through.

You’ve heard me RAVE about my Instant Pot. It has literally been life-changing in my kitchen. If you don’t have one yet, I would argue that you need to jump on the band wagon and get started. And once you begin Instant Pot cooking, I have a whole collection of resources to help you master it.

Where it really gets fun is when you begin to use other Instant Pot tools and accessories to maximize the presence of this multi-cooker in your kitchen. None of these Instant Pot tools and accessories are absolutely necessary, but they sure are fun and helpful.

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Chef Alli’s Favorite Instant Pot Tools and Accessories

Trivets

  • A metal trivet is typically included with your Instant Pot at purchase; it is primarily for the times you want to do pot-in-pot cooking such as when you make a cake, egg casserole, or cheesecake, etc. I also use a trivet for making hard-boiled eggs.
  • And while the wire trivet works fine, I just love the fat and colorful silicone trivets! Plus, If your electric pressure cooker happens to come with a non-stick pot (like the Cuisinart electric pressure cooker), the silicone is much easier on the non-stick coating.

Silicone Trivet with Handles – 

  • This tool works like a sling to help with lowering pans into the Instant Pot, and especially for removing them when they are hot from the cooking process.

Silicone Egg Holder

  • I make TONS of hard-boiled eggs in my Instant Pot! As a matter of fact, there’s absolutely no better way (and I’ve tried them ALL!) to make hard-boiled eggs.
  • I usually make hard-boiled eggs a dozen at a time, but you can add as many eggs to your Instant Pot as you’d like, as long as it’s not more than two-thirds full.
  • The silicone egg holder sits in the base of your Instant Pot to keep the eggs stable and so they aren’t sitting directly on the bottom of the pot.
  • **FYI – you can actually use any type of trivet in your IP for hard-boiling eggs….metal, silicone, whatever. Sometimes I’ve even used mason jar lid rings to keep my eggs up off the bottom of the pot – works great!

7-inch (6 cup) Bundt Cake Pan

  • If you haven’t made a cake in your IP yet, you’re missing out on the most rich and decadent experience ever. Anytime you bake a cake in your pot, I’ve discovered it’s essential to use a bundt cake pan since it has a hole in the center; this ensures that the center of the cake gets fully cooked.

Silicone Mold for Making Egg Bites

  • I purchased two egg bite molds more out of curiosity than anything else, worried that egg bites might just be a bunch of hype. Not so – we love these little suckers?
  • If I use my metal trivet (which is thinner than my silicone trivet), I’ve learned I can stack both of my molds on top of it to cook in the Instant Pot at the same time.

7″ Springform Pan

  • Some people purchase an Instant Pot for the sole purpose of making CHEESECAKE. If that’s your gig, you’re gonna need a springform pan….or three.
  • Don’t let the size fool you….a 6 cup springform pan doesn’t make a very big cheesecake, but because it’s so rich and dense, your guests will only need a thin slice.

Silicone Mini Mitts

  • Another accessory that I was skeptical about, but once again, was proved wrong! I use these all the time for removing my inner pot and I love how flexible these mitts are. Regular hot pads are too bulky when you’re trying to pull your pot up and out of the unit while the silicone mitts grip really well.

Instant Pot Glass Lid

  • When you’re using the slow-cooking function of the Instant Pot, it’s really nice to be able to what’s happening with your food inside your pot! Plus, if you’re taking your Instant Pot to a potluck or gathering, it’s nice for others to be able to see what’s in your pot (and not have to fiddle with unlocking the lid).

Replacement Silicone Gaskets

  • At some point, but after quite a lot of use, you will need to replace the silicone gasket that is inside the lid of the Instant Pot. You will know when you need to replace it: the silicone ring becomes yellowed and loose-fitting with age and use.

Stackable Steamer Insert Pans

  • These two-tier stackable insert pans are made of stainless steel and allow you to cook different foods simultaneously. This is often referred to as “Pot-in-Pot” cooking and these insert pans are also great for when you are simply reheating foods in your Instant Pot.
  • I use these stackable pans for reheating leftovers all the time. I also love it that these inserts can rest in the Instant Pot on the warm setting until my farmers get in the house for supper after chores. Their food is warm, moist and ready when they are and I don’t have to do a thing to keep it that way.

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Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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