Cooker Companions: 8 Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed for Your Instant Pot

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* The Instant Pot is a popular multifunctional pressure cooker
* Instant Pot accessories allow you to make a wider variety of dishes
* This list includes egg steamers, sealing rings and steam diverters

Instant Pots are hot right now. It seems everyone and their aunt has one in their kitchen – and for good reason. These multifunctional pressure cookers can make everything from Indian curries to yogurt. But, to get the most out of your Instant Pot, you’ll need a wide range of accessories. From steamer baskets to steam diverters, you can purchase these items on Amazon to make your pressure cooker the only kitchen device you’ll ever need. Take a look through these Instant Pot accessories and find some bits and bobs you never knew you needed.

1. Aozita Stackable Egg Steamer

The Instant Pot is excellent at preparing so many things, even eggs. Whether you prefer your eggs hard boiled or soft boiled, you’ll no longer need to guess at how done your yolks are with the precise settings of the Instant Pot. But to take advantage of this function, you’ll need an egg steamer. The Aozita Stackable Egg Steamer can hold up to 14 eggs in two layers or 7 eggs in a single layer. Plus, it’s made from food-grade stainless steel and is dishwasher safe.

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2. Genuine Instant Pot Sealing Ring

Lift up the lid of the Instant Pot, and you’ll notice a black, silicone ring sitting inside the edge. That’s the sealing ring, and it’s essential to the safe function of your pressure cooker. To keep your device in tip top shape, you’ll need to replace the sealing ring every 12 to 18 months. Luckily, Instant Pot sells genuine ring replacements on Amazon for your convenience. This is a two pack with two different colors (red and blue) included.

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3. The Steam Boss by The Pressure People

If you’ve used your Instant Pot for a while, you know the steam from the quick release valve can be an issue. Leaving your pressure cooker under cabinets or close to the wall can result in damage from moisture, heat and steam. In addition, starchy foods might cause foam and liquid to rise out of the valve as well. To prevent any issues, you can now use The Steam Boss to divert your steam in a safe direction and collect extra hot liquids trying to escape. This BPA free silicone accessory is dishwasher safe and super easy to use.

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4. Genuine Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lit

Instant Pots do so much more than work as a pressure cooker. The “keep warm,” “saute” and “slow cook” functions are nice additions, but you’ll need a proper, tempered glass lid to take full advantage of them. Grab this lid manufactured by Instant Pot itself to keep the contents of your pot warm and protected. This accessory includes a steam vent and a stainless steel handle. It’s also dishwasher and oven-safe up to 428 degrees Fahrenheit.

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5. Genuine Instant Pot Inner Cooking Pot

The Instant Pot comes with one inner cooking pot, but when you are making big meals or prepping for a full week, you’ll find having a spare could come in handy. Luckily, at a minimal cost, you can buy an extra inner cooking pot. This item is made by Instant Pot and holds 6 quarts of liquid. It has a non-stick interior and is dishwasher safe.

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6. Hatrigo Instant Pot Steamer Basket

You can do so much with a steamer basket and an Instant Pot. From preparing healthy veggies to cooking eggs, a steamer accessory should be the first thing you think about buying to go with your pressure cooker. The Hatrigo basket is made from high-quality material to ensure safe consumption and comes with a silicone handle for ease of use. Plus, this product has thousands of 5-star reviews on Amazon, so you know others before you have purchased and loved it.

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7. LinkingHome 9-Piece Instant Pot Accessory Kit

Why buy just one accessory when you can buy them all? The LinkingHome 9-piece kit comes with a steamer basket, a springform pan, egg bite molds and more. It has practically everything you need to make the most out of your pressure cooker. In addition, this would make a great gift for an Instant Pot lover or even just a starter kit for first-time users.

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8. Dunsten Stackable Steamer for Instant Pot

Make your Instant Pot into a multifunctional cooker with the Dunsten Stackable Steamer. With two levels, this steamer allows you to cook two dishes (think lasagna, rice and veggies) at the same time. This accessory is designed for pot-in-pot cooking and accomplished that feat nicely with two stoneware pans, a metal rack and a bamboo separator, which ensures everything cooks evenly.

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