Ten Instant Pot Accessories That Are Nice To Have

Posted on Nov 29 2016 - 1:27pm by Markell

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So you just bought an Instant Pot and now you MUST have all the accessories. After all, you heard how great poached eggs in the Instant Pot are, and you MUST have cheese cake. I mean, cheese cake is essential. 


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Your instant pot came with EVERYTHING you need to start cooking. But if you want to get fancy, there are a few things that are handy to have. 

1. A glass lid. This is used when making yogurt, using the crockpot setting, and making popcorn. (yes, you can make popcorn in your pressure cooker) 


2. A yogurt strainer. I don’t always strain my yogurt, because I’m not a huge fan of super thick yogurt, but this little appliance makes it really easy to strain it if you prefer Greek yogurt, or what to make a cream cheese like spread from the yogurt. 


3. A thermometer. It’s a good idea to have one of these handy when you’re making yogurt. 


4. A pan. A spring form pan is needed to make cheese cake, lasagna, meatloaf, anything like that. Anything that can go in the oven can also go in the Instant Pot, so if you already have oven safe pans, there is no need to buy one. 


5. An extra pot. Again, not necessary, but handy! 


6. An extra sealing ring. Sometimes, the seal can take on the flavors of the foods it cooks. Not a big deal if you’re always cooking savory foods, but who wants a cheese cake that tastes like chicken?? Make sure you get the seal that is made by Instant Pot or your warranty will be voided. 


7. Silicone Egg Poacher Cup. Yes, silicone can go in the Instant Pot as well. I’m not a big fan of poached eggs but apparently they are AMAZING and extremely easy in the Instant Pot. 


8. Instant Pot Accu SV800 Sous Vide Immersion Circulator. This allows you to cook things in a bag, in water. It’s a French style of cooking and is supposed to make meat taste amazing. I haven’t invested in one of these yet, but I want to! instantpot2

9. A steamer basket. Steaming things like veggies is a little easier in a basket. It’s also needed if you want to make dulce de leche without even opening the can of sweetened condensed milk. 


10. Tongs to grab your hot pan. It’s just easier to grab out of the pot with these bad boys! 


Those are my ten recommendations! Do you have an accessory that you love to use in your Instant Pot? Share in the comments below! 


48 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rachel CCK December 1, 2016 at 5:21 am - Reply

    I don't have one of these, but they look great, especially as you can get so many things for them.

    • amouseinmykitchen December 1, 2016 at 8:03 am - Reply

      They really are. I'd give up my stove before I gave up my Instant Pot!

  2. Jalisa Marie December 1, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply

    I just heard of the instant pot and feel like I've been missing out. These are great items to use along with it.

    • amouseinmykitchen December 1, 2016 at 9:00 am - Reply

      Girl. It's amazing! I love it.

  3. Belle December 1, 2016 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Love these items!

    One Awesome Momma

    • amouseinmykitchen December 1, 2016 at 9:00 am - Reply


  4. Stef @ Crafty Christian December 1, 2016 at 10:29 am - Reply

    I want to get an instant pot so bad!

  5. fourboys5 December 1, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I have never even heard of these! I must look into this closer! Crazy awesome!

  6. sahmplus December 1, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I haven't used an instant pot before. I love my slow cooker. Any reason an instant pot is better?

    • amouseinmykitchen February 20, 2017 at 8:44 pm - Reply

      Yes! An Instant Pot cooks things WAY faster than a crockpot, and it doesn't dry things out like a crockpot does. I can cook frozen chicken breasts in under 30 minutes! It's pretty cool.

  7. Chloe December 1, 2016 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Oooo I want these! I haven't ever used an instant pot before but you have made them look great 🙂

  8. nlampert December 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Wow I had no idea you could cook so many things in an Instant Pot! Just might have to look into investing in one of these

  9. Caylee December 1, 2016 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this post. I've been wanting a instant pot so this post will be helpful in the future!

  10. cybella28 December 1, 2016 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    I agree with your selection of accessories. Especially the steam basket I use that all the time!

    • amouseinmykitchen December 1, 2016 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      It's a necessity!

  11. Tyler December 1, 2016 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    I asked for this for Christmas so I'm going to bookmark this to add the accessories to it!

    • amouseinmykitchen December 1, 2016 at 8:09 pm - Reply


  12. AiringMyLaundry December 1, 2016 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    I keep hearing about the Instant Pot. I might have to pick one up!

    • amouseinmykitchen December 1, 2016 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      You won't regret it!

  13. Kimberly c December 1, 2016 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Nice. These make great gifts too!

  14. eleanor December 1, 2016 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Oh that immersion circulator!!!

    • amouseinmykitchen December 1, 2016 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      I know! It's on my list!

  15. sandra crespo December 1, 2016 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    I'm glad you wrote about this! We were considering getting this since we are a full time RV family and it seems like it would be a perfect kitchen gadget to have!! Ty

    • amouseinmykitchen December 1, 2016 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      We live in a fifth wheel full time and it's seriously amazing. I love it. Glad to connect with another full time mama! This is the pot I have by the way – http://amzn.to/2fMpEJn

  16. Christine December 1, 2016 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    I 100% agree that the steamer basket is a must. There's nothing worse than super mushy veggies!

    • amouseinmykitchen December 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm - Reply

      I agree!

  17. Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood December 1, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Never heard of an instant pot but i need it now!

    • amouseinmykitchen December 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm - Reply


  18. mamasmun December 1, 2016 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    These are definitely great items that we use every day. I don't have an insta pot, but hopefully soon, I've heard so many great things about them!

    • amouseinmykitchen December 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      They're great!

  19. ourfamilyworld December 1, 2016 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    This is a perfect gift to my mom. She really loves to cook and she will love this for sure. Thanks for this idea.

    • amouseinmykitchen December 2, 2016 at 9:14 am - Reply

      You're welcome!

  20. Carol Cassara December 2, 2016 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Great items to have in your kitchen and to give to friends as well! These will definitely make life in the kitchen easier!

    • amouseinmykitchen December 2, 2016 at 9:13 am - Reply

      For sure!

  21. Growing up zee December 2, 2016 at 7:25 am - Reply

    wahhh i'm so sad i didn't snag this on black friday! i need to wait til it drops in price again!

    • amouseinmykitchen December 2, 2016 at 9:13 am - Reply

      I paid full price for it and would again if I had to. It's so nice. I do think it goes on sale again in July!

  22. Claudette Esterine December 2, 2016 at 7:28 am - Reply

    One can never have too many accessories in the kitchen so this one I will most certainly check out!

  23. OurIrishFamily December 2, 2016 at 11:47 am - Reply

    I never knew there were so many accessories for an instant pot or that you could make popcorn. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  24. voiceofnatasha December 2, 2016 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    You just showed me what to get my sister for Christmas she loves to cook

    • amouseinmykitchen December 2, 2016 at 10:08 pm - Reply

      She'll love this then!

  25. The Trophy WifeStyle December 2, 2016 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Oooo so many fun accessories here for the kitchen!!!! I love it when I get these types of things as gifts!!!

    • amouseinmykitchen December 2, 2016 at 10:08 pm - Reply

      Me too!

  26. Lindsay Helm December 2, 2016 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    so fancy! Good to know about these accessories! Never knew they existed!

    • amouseinmykitchen December 2, 2016 at 10:07 pm - Reply

      Pretty cool, huh??

  27. dwellboxes December 3, 2016 at 8:57 am - Reply

    That rice cooker looks so nice! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • amouseinmykitchen December 3, 2016 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      No problem!

  28. Tesha Fritz December 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    I feel like this post just reinvented the pot! These tools are absolutely awesome!

  29. amouseinmykitchen February 20, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Do it! You won't regret it.

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