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The Instant Pot is easily my favorite tool for both cooking and baking. Over the years, I have tried just about every accessory. Some are overhyped, but some are game changers!

I’ve compiled the list below of the best of the best Instant Pot accessories. As an added bonus, I’ve even included links to some of my favorite Instant Pot recipes in the descriptions below.

collage of instant pot accessories and text

How to use Instant Pot Accessories:

These accessories are placed into the inner pot–never on the heating element of your pot. Always use liquid in your pot because that’s what allows it to come to pressure.

You can find how much liquid to use for your pot by checking the owner’s manual. For example, my 6 quart pot always uses at least 1 cup of water to come to pressure.

Below, you’ll find an Instant Pot trivet alternative, ramekins for the Instant Pot, and other fun add-ons that make pot in pot cooking fun!

These accessories can also work in the Ninja Foodi, Crockpot Express, or any other electric pressure cooker.

My general rule of thumb is that if it’s safe for the oven, it’s safe for the Instant Pot! Any heat resistant pan or dish is going to get very hot in the pot, so always use oven mitts to remove it from the pot.

The Best Instant Pot Accessories Under $20

For a direct link to Amazon, click the name or image of the product for easy ordering. Make sure that the accessory you want is ordered for your Instant Pot model.

Silicone Lids

These silicone lids are perfect for Instant Pot yogurt, Spinach Artichoke dip, and use with the egg bite molds. I love using them as an alternative to foil to seal things in the Instant Pot.

The inner pot covered by a silicone lid while making healthy spinach artichoke dip.

Silicone Steam Rack/Trivet

This silicone steam rack is perfect for steaming potatoes and other large vegetables, especially if you’ve lost your metal trivet. The long silicone handles help you carefully remove things from inside the pot.

Instant Pot Steamer Basket

The steamer basket is great for making perfectly cooked foods like vegetables in the Instant Pot. This one is silicone so it’s great for a few different sizes of the Instant Pot!

The silicone steamer basket is used in these recipes:

steamer basket in the instant pOt

Ramekins for the Instant Pot

Ramekins are one of the best Instant Pot accessories as well as a great general accessory for the kitchen. You can broil them, bake them, serve up dips, sauces, and meals in them!

The 4oz Ramekins are used in these recipes:

four instant pot safe ramekins in the pot

Color Coded Silicone Sealing Rings

Have you’ve ever noticed that the ring smells like the last cooked meal? Using color coded rings to for different meals will keep last night’s lasagna away from today’s lemon bars.

Plus, having an extra set (or two) will help when you clean the rings. Check out this link on how to remove the odor from your Instant Pot

collage of accessories for the instant pot

Silicone Egg Molds 

I love these! The list below shows how versatile these molds are. I use them for making my copycat Starbucks Egg Bites and tons of other family favorite recipes!

Used in these recipes:

egg bite molds filled with egg bite batter

Cake Pan

Using this metal cake pan can help to keep things cooking evenly and it so deep! It fits a large recipe with no problem.

Check it out in this recipe:

Amish Baked Oatmeal Recipe!

top down view of amish baked oatmeal in a cake pan

Springform Pan

If you’ve ever made a cheesecake at home you are familiar with the springform pan. Did you know you can make cheesecake in the Instant Pot? Cheesecakes and so much more-everything from desserts to dinners.

The 7″ springform pan is used in these recipes:

springform pan for the instant pot

Silicone Tea Cups | Cupcake Molds

I’ve made some tasty cupcakes and muffins in these adorable tea cup molds. They’re great for parties for those young and old!

See them in action right here:

Instant Pot Cupcakes

silicone tea cup molds out of the Instant Pot

I’ve found so many great accessories under $20 that I had to add a section for my favorites that are over $20, including some great accessory kits that I’ve seen on sale! 

Instant Pot Accessories Under $50

If I could do everything over again, this would be the first accessory I bought!

Stackable Steaming/Cooking Pan

I love using this for making two lasagnas at once, meat and veggies in separate containers, or my famous BBQ Meatloaf bombs! It’s easy to clean, transfers easily from pot to oven for browning, and I feel like the handle is so much more sturdy than a foil sling.

See it in this recipe: 

BBQ Meatloaf Bombs

stackable steaming rack for Instant Pot

Stainless Steel Inner Cookpot

I love having an extra inner pot for my IP. If you have two big recipes to cook on the same day and you want to start on the 2nd one immediately (before the first cools down)…these are a lifesaver!

The Instant Pot is a magical kitchen wizard as far as I'm concerned. It's great for making stress free meals, desserts, and more. These are some of my favorite Instant Pot accessories under $50. 

Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lid

This lid is good if you use your IP on the crockpot or sauté settings, or if you’d like to travel with your pot after cooking something. This lid is not to be used while pressure cooking.

The Instant Pot is a magical kitchen wizard as far as I'm concerned. It's great for making stress free meals, desserts, and more. These are some of my favorite Instant Pot accessories under $50. 

Instant Pot Duo Mini

You might be thinking “hey, that’s not technically an accessory” and I guess you are right. BUT this is an excellent accompaniment to all Instant Pot cooking. You can have your main dish items going along with sides or dessert in the mini, and it’s great for traveling.

They are everywhere so you might be wondering what is an Instant Pot? Let me demystify these magical pressure cookers for you!

Stainless Steel Steamer Basket | 3 Qt, 6 Qt, or 8 Qt 

This awesome Instant Pot accessory comes in three sizes so you can match it to your pot. It’s awesome for doing veggies but it’s also really great for things like hard boiled eggs, potatoes, and more. You don’t have to worry about wiggling it out, it has an awesome handle on top. It’s also perfectly suited for steaming because it has built in legs that keep it elevated so you can include your liquids without boiling your veggies or potatoes!

The Instant Pot is a magical kitchen wizard as far as I'm concerned. It's great for making stress free meals, desserts, and more. These are some of my favorite Instant Pot accessories under $50. 

Useful In These Recipes:

Looking for an accessory bundle?

This 60 piece accessory bundle has a ton of my favorite accessories in it! 

Instant Pot Tips

Are you new to the Instant Pot world and have questions? Are you looking for some more information before you purchase an Instant Pot? What the heck is quick release vs natural?

I have lots of great info on cooking with the Instant Pot. Here are some more posts that will be helpful along the way!

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  1. Thanks for the tips (& recipes) on the accessories! I had been debating about the steamer basket, and was on the fence re the egg cooker. So now I can make a better informed decision. -db

  2. Lois Samuels says:

    Where do you buy these products

    1. I found if I touched the work for the item it took me to where they are sold

  3. Hi, Does the steamer basket you mention fit the 3qt. Mini ?
    Also, can you make cheesecake in the 3qt. Mini? Is there a spring form pan that fits?

    1. I would love answers to these very questions myself!

      1. Hi, I got a 6″ spring form pan, made by Wilton.
        I found it at Michael’s. It’s perfect for the Instant Pot mini.
        I’ve already made two yummy pumpkin cheese cakes using it.

      2. Thanks for your input! I don’t know anything about the mini!

    2. Meagen Brosius says:

      This 4 inch spring form pan should work with your mini…I believe they’re a 5 inch inner pot if I’m not mistaken! If you don’t find a smaller spring form that you like you could always do the mini ones and just make individual sized cheesecakes in your mini IP!

      As for the silicone steamer basket for a smaller version that is more flexible on the sides you can go right here: I can’t guarantee that it will fit in the mini version, I use them in my 6 and 8 qt versions. But if I was going to buy one for a mini I would use one that has a design like this one so that it could fold up on the sides and still possibly work!

      1. Thank you for getting back to me.
        Hi, I got a 6″ spring form pan, made by Wilton.
        I found it at Michael’s. It’s perfect for the Instant Pot mini.
        I’ve already made two yummy pumpkin cheese cakes using it.

  4. Hello Becca. I didn’t know these things were even available for the instapot/pressure cookers. Thank you so much for broadening my culinary eyesight. 😊

  5. So many accessories for the instant pot. Will these fit in a Power Pressure P;us as well?

    1. I’m not sure about this–you’d have to look in the item description on Amazon (each link goes there).

  6. Thanks for all the good info on accessories!

  7. Where can I order this stuff from

    1. Hi Deborah!

      Clicking the image or the red title will bring you right to Amazon, where you can order!

  8. Heather D says:

    Great suggestions! Another that you may want to try is the tiny angel food cake tin. It holds one half of a boxed mix. The cake ends up pale with no browning, but I usually put fruit on it anyway. It doesn’t affect the taste. Yummy!

  9. Thanks for all the ideas!
    Do you have suggestions for cleaning the silicone egg bite pan?
    I have one and can’t ever seem to get it clean… tempted to throw it away!

    1. Hey Emily!

      I let mine soak in soapy water, then I use a small sponge (with soap) to scrub each well. Do you spray your molds before using them?

  10. Hi, thanks for getting back to me! I haven’t been spraying it as the instruction sheet said not to… do you? Thanks for all the tips, tricks and idea! I just recently found your blog!

    1. Hmmmm….. Mine didn’t say to or not, but I have been! They seem to stick really bad if I don’t!

      1. I spray mine every time and have no problems whatsoever. Makes them come out easily and clean up easy.

  11. James Lewis says:

    Thank you for this wonderful page. Seeing the items brought a smile to my face. Thanks again.


  12. Another idea for cleaning the silicone egg bite molds would be to use a baby bottle brush. The one I have is rounded at the bottom.
    I am not a fan of cooking spray so I add olive oil to a couple of them and then and spread it around with a paper towel. After the paper towel has soaked up the excess oil from the couple I pour it in usually there is enough on the paper towel to coat the rest. Hope someone finds these useful. 😊

    1. Those are great ideas!! Thanks for sharing, Angela!

  13. Question: is the original pot always supposed to be in the pot when cooking? Like if we are making ancakenwith the springform pan,does that go inside the pot or do we take it out?

  14. The glass lid is very helpful if you’re making yogurt, since you’ll be taking the lid off multiple times to check milk temperatures. Wrestling the pressure lid off and on gets to be a nuisance. And to answer Monica’s question, yes, the inner pot must ALWAYS be in place no matter what you’re making.

  15. Do you really use these silicone lids for the PIP? How well do they work for cakes, cornbread, lasagna, etc..? I tried to find a video of you using it on your youtube channel, but couldn’t find one.

    1. Hi there! I do use the silicone lids to cook when I don’t have foil, and I love them!

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