10 Instant Pot Accessories You Didn’t Know Existed

updated Sep 25, 2020
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You don’t need much more than, well, an Instant Pot in order to use an Instant Pot. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of super-smart accessories that’ll make using said small appliance a million times better. Some come directly from Instant Pot, while others have been thought up by other companies, and one of the things on this list probably wasn’t even intended for the Instant Pot at all. Here are 10 of our top Instant Pot accessories that you might not have known even existed.

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1. Instant Pot Decals

Wanna give your Instant Pot some instant personality? Search for “Instant Pot decals” on Etsy and you’ll get lots of fun options. There are some pretty floral ones, some funny David Bowie jokes about pressure, and some options to make your machine look like it rolled out of a Star Wars movie.

Buy: Instant Pot Droid Wrap Cover, $13 at Etsy

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2. HENMI Steam Release Diverter

That oh-so-satisfying steam can soften the paint and warp the wood of your cabinets if you’re using your Instant Pot consistently throughout the week. Don’t worry: You don’t need to find a new home for it. You just need this silicone steam diverter and it’ll push the steam away from your cabinets. And it’ll make your Instant Pot look like it’s a submarine with a little periscope!

Buy: HENMI Steam Release Diverter, $9.99

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3. Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid 

While Instant Pot does sell an Instant Pot-slash-air fryer in one (the Duo Crisp + Air Fryer Combo), some people may have already had an Instant Pot before that model came on the market. Which is why there’s a standalone lid option, which turns a six-quart IP into an air fryer. This way, you don’t have to buy a whole other machine and your Instant Pot can do even more.

Buy: Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid, $79

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4. OXO Good Grips Silicone Egg Rack

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times: The Instant Pot makes the BEST hard-boiled eggs. And even jammy eggs! This brilliant silicone rack from OXO allows you to make up to 18 perfect eggs at once (just get two racks and stack them).

Buy: OXO Good Grips Silicone Egg Rack, $11.50

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5. Made By Design Round Metal Utility Cart

The passionate members of the official Instant Pot Facebook group figured out that this Target cart makes the most ideal home for the small appliance. It’s gone up by five bucks since we first wrote about it, but it’s still a steal!

Buy: Made By Design Round Metal Utility Cart, $35 at Target

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6. Starter Meal Sets

Did you know that Williams Sonoma is the exclusive partner with Instant Pot for all sorts of starters, spices, and mixes? It’s true! You can get cake mixes, soup starters, sauces, and more. We’re partial to the Comfort Classics Starter Set.

Buy: Comfort Classics Starter Set, $43.95 at Williams Sonoma

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7. Instant Pot Cutting Board with Cook Times

How long do those chicken thighs need to cook for? What about white rice? This cutting board is the ultimate cheat sheet. You know, in case you don’t want to search our site while you’re in the middle of cooking dinner.

Buy: Instant Pot Cutting Board with Cook Times, $9.50

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8. Instant Pot Spoon Spatula

Fact: Some of the positive reviews for this spatula come from people who don’t even have an Instant Pot! Imagine how much more they’d like it if they were using it the way it was intended? The head is curved on one side (for scooping!) and angled on the other (for getting into hard-to-reach spots!) and the handle is grooved for a better grip. Clearly you can use it to mix other things, but you’ll love getting into your Instant Pot with it.

Buy: Instant Pot Official Spoon Spatula, $7.99

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9. Instant Pot Silicone Starter Set

Get this set for anyone who might be getting an Instant Pot for the upcoming holidays. It includes a pair of mini mitts, a heat-resistant pad, and a suction lid (that fits on a 6- or 8-quart liner).

Buy: Instant Pot Silicone Starter Set, $14.39

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10. Instant Pot Silicone Springform Loaf Pan

Yes, you can bake in your Instant Pot! And this springform loaf pan makes it extra easy to free your creation once it’s ready. They also make a cake pan, which we like for regular cakes and cheesecakes.

Buy: Instant Pot Silicone Springform Loaf Pan, $11.95