Top 10 Really Useful Instant Pot Accessories

Have you discovered the magic of Instant Pot cooking yet?

I’m telling you… Instant Pot meals have changed how our family does dinner around here! The Instant Pot is an electronic pressure cooker that cooks food at record speeds (my favorite–chicken breasts from frozen-to-cooked in about 12 minutes!).

And with a few Instant Pot accessories, this incredible time-saving cooking device can cook even more amazing foods, including desserts, bread, multi-course meals and more. Yes, it’s true!

With these amazing Instant Pot accessories you can cook even more amazing meals, including desserts, multi-course meals, vegetable dishes and more! Learn what pressure cooker accessories you really need and how to save more time in the kitchen!

I want to help you make the most of your Instant Pot by sharing about the Instant Pot accessories that will make this amazing pressure cooker that much more helpful in saving you time as a busy mom.

Because who wouldn’t want to make the most of a cooking device that basically requires no effort on your part (besides dumping in the ingredients and pushing a button)!

I’m telling you… with these Instant Pot accessories, the possibilities are endless! I’m totally hooked and excited to share them with you!

My Favorite Instant Pot Model (and Why Every Mom Needs One)

Wait, before we chat about Instant Pot Accessories, I want to make sure you have an Instant Pot. You have one, right?

Truly, this is the best investment I’ve made in my kitchen cooking supplies in years. It consistently saves us time and is super easy to use (my kids even know how to make Instant Pot dinner meals for us)!

Here’s my favorite Instant Pot model. It’s got almost 5 stars and nearly 18,500 reviews on Amazon!

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000WInstant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W

Maybe you’ve heard about the Instant Pot but have been on the fence. You’ve asked, “Is it really that much better than a Crock Pot or traditional cooking?”

The answer is a resounding yes.

I still do traditional cooking and crock pot cooking, but by and large, if I can figure out a way to make it in the Instant Pot, I will use my Instant Pot in a New York minute.

That’s because the Instant Pot just makes cooking simpler and really frees up my time, especially during those late afternoon hours when time with my kids is precious. I’d rather spend that time with family than slaving over a stove making dinner, wouldn’t you?

Seriously, if you don’t have one, grab one here on Amazon and experience how easy Instant Pot cooking can be!

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000WInstant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W

Got it? OK, great! Now, let’s talk about Instant Pot accessories and how a few little devices can really expand the Instant Pot’s repertoire even further!

10 Must-Have Instant Pot Accessories

I’ve listed the top 10 Instant Pot accessories here. Just a quick glance through these and you can see how these Instant Pot accessories really can revolutionize your cooking and give you so much more time in your day!

Stackable Metal Containers

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These handy stackable metal containers allow you to cook a complete meal all at once in the Instant Pot!

Think about it: You could cook chicken breasts in the top container and rice in the bottom container for an easy weeknight dinner meal–all at one time, in a matter of minutes!

Often I throw all my ingredients together in the Instant Pot, but sometimes you want a traditional “plated” meal with separate sections (and not just a hodgepodge from a pot). If so, these containers are just the ticket.

Check them out here!

 

 

 

Springform Dessert Pan

Instant Pot Springform PanInstant Pot Springform Pan

This little pan is quite the hot Instant Pot accessory right now! And with good reason–it allows you to turn your Instant Pot into a dessert making machine!

I love that you can make cheesecake, cakes and other tasty treats in this dessert pan. The springform sides make desserts come out easily (without leaking while it cooks).

This 7-inch springform pan is perfect for cooking lasagna or meatloaf in the Instant Pot too!

Get yours here!

 

 

 

Silicone Mini Mitts, Pot Holder, and Sealing Lid

Instant Pot Accessories Silicone Starter Kit - Pair of Mini Mitts, Pot Holder, and Sealing LidInstant Pot Accessories Silicone Starter Kit – Pair of Mini Mitts, Pot Holder, and Sealing Lid

The Instant Pot gets hot (a kitchen device that cooks food in record time comes by that habit naturally) so unfortunately, it’s easy to burn yourself.

Keep your fingers, countertops and kitchen surfaces safe (and your food warm) with these three silicone Instant Pot accessories:

  • The silicone mini mitts are the perfect size for grabbing the edge of the Instant Pot insert to remove it for serving;
  • The silicone pot holder is perfect for keeping your kitchen countertop and table safe from the heat of the pot insert; and
  • The silicone sealing lid is ideal for those nights when you have Instant Pot leftovers and don’t want to empty the meal into another container.

Grab all three of them here in one set! Easy peasy!

And speaking of leftovers…

Extra Instant Pot Insert

Instant Pot Inner Pot, Stainless Steel with 3 Ply Bottom, for 6 Qt/L ModelsInstant Pot Inner Pot, Stainless Steel with 3 Ply Bottom, for 6 Qt/L Models

There’s so many situations when having an extra Instant Pot insert really comes in handy:

–Scenario #1: You want to cook an Instant Pot meal tonight, but your insert is filled with leftovers from last nights dinner;

–Scenario #2: Your Instant Pot insert is sitting at the bottom of a pile of dirty dishes in your sink (maybe that never happens in your house, but it happens in mine!); or

–Scenario #3: You cooked one part of your meal in the Instant Pot and want to quickly cook another part (for example, quickly steam up some veggies).

Either way, you can see how it makes life a bit easier to have an extra Instant Pot insert around. Here’s one that fits the 6-quart size (the most popular Instant Pot size).

 

Silicone Vegetable Steamer

CookingBasics Silicone Vegetable Steamer - Anti-Slip 2016 Premium Quality Silicone Steamer Basket With Handles for Healthy Cooking, Veggies, Seafood, Fruits. Instant Pot Basket. EasyInstant Pot Silicone Vegetable Steamer with Handles for Cooking, Veggies, Seafood, Fruits 

The Instant Pot is an ideal place to steam vegetables! Add a bit of water to the Instant Pot, push the start button on your Instant Pot and your veggies will be ready in a matter of minutes!

Some veggies, however, turn to mush in a pan (zucchini or other squash, for example). And that’s just not fun.

That’s when this silicone vegetable steamer comes in handy. It keeps the veggies up and out of the water so that they’re less soggy.

The silicone makes it easy cleanup too. Bonus!

I love this model here.

 

Top-Rated Instant Pot Cookbooks

Last, every Instant Pot owner needs great recipe inspiration, right?

Here are some of my favorites (which also happen to be some of the top selling Instant Pot cookbooks on Amazon too)!

 Paleo Cooking With Your Instant Pot: 80 Incredible Gluten- and Grain-Free Recipes Made Twice as Delicious in Half the Time The Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals Great Food Fast : Bob Warden’s Ultimate Pressure Cooker Recipes

I hope that’s helpful!

Here’s to making the most of our Instant Pots with these awesome Instant Pot accessories! Which one are you most excited to try?

 

P.S. I’m partnering with 24 of my blogging friends to give away FOUR Instant Pots!  Yes, FOUR!!  Just in time for Mother’s Day.  What an amazing Mother’s Day gift that would be, right?!
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About Alicia Michelle

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health.Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com.Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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