Now that you have an Instant Pot you want to use it for everything you can. Instant Pot Accessories are the key to cooking in layers, steaming tamales, and even slow cooking right in your Instant Pot.
Why Use Electric Pressure Cooker Accessories?
You can do a lot in your Instant Pot with just the rack it comes with. But what if you want to make layered recipes, little muffins, or tofu egg bites? Not to mention vegan cheesecakes and oil-free carrot cake.
Buy It All At Once Instant Pot Accessories
You can even buy a variety pack of accessories, just make sure that they fit the size Instant Pot that you have.
In my book, The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot, I use different Instant Pot accessories to extend what I can do in my Instant Pot, or just to make a few tasks easier.
Protect Your Hands from Getting Burned!
Cook More Than One Recipe at a Time!
One thing I love to do is to cook multiple dishes at the same time. Think about cooking rice and a veggie curry all at the same time! The key to that is cooking in layers.
You can do this as simply as stacking Pyrex containers on top of the rack that comes with your Instant Pot. I use these 3-cup Pyrex rectangle dishes.
Instead of using the lids, I covered the tops with foil and stacked them like plus signs. I was able to fit 3 in at a time.
Stackable Stainless Steel Pans for Your Instant Pot
I was able to get some stackable stainless steel containers that even had an insert rack. At first there was only one, but now Amazon has a few.
Their are many stainless steel stackables for your Instant Pot and right now the Ekovana is my favorite for the 6 quart. But honestly, all the ones I’ve tried are made well, heavy, and seem like they will last a long time.
Steamer Baskets Are Great to Have
Steamers are great to use in your IP. A topless bamboo steamer will cook up some great dumplings.
A silicone steamer with handles is an easy way to remove hot veggies. I like the deeper metal ones to steam tamales in.
Instant Pot Cake and Springform Pans
You will be placing a smaller pan on top of the rack that came with your Instant Pot, so you will need a smaller pan than one you would typically use in your oven.
If it’s not a springform pan, you can go up to 8 inches to fit in your IP, but if it’s a springform don’t go past 7 inches to leave room for the closure.
You can use Pyrex or pottery dishes that fit as well. I love my 5 inch pottery bundt and you can get one similar here. Be sure to look at your local thrift store for cool pottery that you can use, too.
Use Ramekins and Mini Dishes You Already Have
Your Instant Pot Needs Silicone Bands
When you use odd shaped dishes you may need to use a plate retriever or use silicone bands or aluminum foil to be able to remove some of these dishes easily.
Get an Extra Instant Pot Silicone Sealing Ring!
You will probably want to have more than one Instant Pot Silicone Sealing Ring because they tend to hold smells. I’ve noticed that recently you can even buy them in different colors to make it easier to tell them apart.
You may want to grab an extra Inner Cooking Pot, Stainless Steel Rack, or even prefer to use a Ceramic Non-Stick Instant Pot Inner Pot instead of the stainless steel. With that said, I love the stainless and find that even burned on food wipes out easily if you let it soak overnight.
Vegan Instant Pot Cookbooks
Sometimes the best accessory is a good vegan Instant Pot cookbook to help you learn how to cook in your new appliances.