5 Gifts Under $25 for Anyone Obsessed with Their Instant Pot

published Nov 9, 2018
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There are people who love their Instant Pot, and then there are people who still don’t have one. Those are basically the only two camps. (For the person who falls in the latter camp, get her one.) Bring up the small appliance to a friend who scored one during Amazon Prime Day and you’ll need to clear the next few hours on your calendar so that you have time to listen to her wax poetic about all the things she’s made in it.

That friend is who this gift guide for. The friend who’s seriously considering getting rid of all her other pots and pans because the Instant Pot is all she needs now. The friend who feels like she’s in a committed relationship with her IP.

You know this friend, and you have to shop for her. Here’s what you should get her.

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This OXO egg rack came out earlier this year and we still can’t get over the brilliance of it. It turns an Instant Pot into a prefect hard-boiled egg maker (seriously, hard-boiled eggs made in an IP are just so much creamier and easier to peel than eggs made with other methods). Two racks can be stacked to make up to 18 eggs at once. Get this for your coworker who loves brunch almost as much as her multi-cooker.

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Chances are, the person who is totally obsessed with her Instant Pot already has the newly released Instant Pot Bible. She probably has a few other cookbooks, too, but she probably doesn’t have this one. It actually comes out today (November 9!) and follows the newest trend we’ve been seeing: diet- or cuisine-specific cookbooks targeted at Instant Pot users. Don’t believe that it’s a trend? There are Instant Pot-centric cookbooks for Mexican food, the Paleo diet, the keto diet, and more.

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We are big believers that everyone needs at least two sealing rings for the Instant pot. No matter how well people clean them (see: The Best Way to Get the Funky Smell Out of Your Instant Pot Sealing Ring) they almost always retain some sort of smell. We like this set because it comes with two rings in different colors. This way, the red can be for sweet dishes and the blue can be for savory ones.

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One thing we hear from our readers over and over again is how important it is to have a second pot. This one is nonstick (versus the stainless steel that comes with the appliance) and also comes in handy if the other one is, say, in the dishwasher.

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Similarly, a silicone lid is a good idea. Available in three different sizes (3-, 6-, and 8-quart) the lid creates an airtight, spill-proof seal on the inner pot. That means it’s extra easy to pack up leftovers or bring dishes to office potlucks, where your friend can, once again, talk about how much she loves her Instant Pot.

Do you have an Instant Pot fanatic in your life? What are you getting her for the holidays?