The 3 Accessories You Need to Go With Your New Instant Pot — And One Is on Sale for Amazon Prime Day

The 3 Accessories You Need to Go With Your New Instant Pot — And One Is on Sale for Amazon Prime Day

Lisa Freedman
Jul 17, 2018
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Did you just take advantage of the Instant Pot sale during Amazon Prime Day? At just $59 for the 6-Quart Duo, it was the lowest price we've ever seen. So, if you got one (despite the site being glitchy), go you! You should celebrate by buying a few little accessories for your new appliance.

These are the little extras that we consider totally essential for the Instant Pot.

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1. OXO Silicone Pressure Cooker Egg Rack, $12

Once you have a hard-boiled egg from a pressure cooker, you will never want to go back to your old pot-of-boiling-water ways. (The shells come off much more easily and the egg whites are noticeably creamier.) This silicone rack holds nine eggs — up to 18, actually, if you stack two racks — perfectly steady and upright for a totally consistent cook. You can also use it as a trivet or to hold dyed Easter eggs as they dry.

Related: How To Cook Eggs in an Electric Pressure Cooker

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2. Genuine Instant Pot Sealing Rings, $12 for two

One of the biggest complaints we hear from our Instant Pot-using readers is that the sealing rings can really hold onto some pungent food smells. While it's not a huge deal if your ring smells like garlic and you're making chili, it's probably not great for dessert. The solution? Get these rings and use a color-coded system — say, red for savory dishes and blue for sweet ones.

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3. AMAZON PRIME DAY DEAL: 6-Quart Instant Pot Stainless Steel Inner Cooking Pot, $23 (usually $30)

Although your Instant Pot comes with a stainless steel insert, we recommend getting a second one for a couple of reasons. If you have two, one can be in the dishwasher while the other one is in use, and you can use both at the same time to make two different dishes.

What else are you buying for your Instant Pot? Tell us in the comments!

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