August 02, 2019 at 10:42AM by CWC
If you’re the proud owner of an Instant Pot, chances are, you barely remember how to cook without. Using the kitchen tool to meal prep and make dinner almost nightly has never been easier. Now, I know this is going to be hard to believe, but there’s even more you could be doing with your Instant Pot.
The same way a statement necklace or the perfect pair of shoes can flat-out transform an outfit, the addition of a few simple add-ons can elevate the Instant Pot to new heights. Find a quick rundown of our favorite Instant Pot accessories, and where to buy them, below:
These are the most essential Instant Pot accessories
1. Steamer basket
The steamer basket comes in handy for anything you don’t want up to soak up the liquid in the Instant Pot too much, like veggies and protein; otherwise they could end up a little soggy.
2. Glass lid
This is helpful for the same reason a glass pot lid is; you can check in on your food while it’s cooking or being kept warm. The IP version also has a built in steamer, which helps keep food warm without continuing to cook it.
3. Yogurt cups
All it takes is this $10 add-on to turn your Instant Pot into a yogurt maker and giving it the ability to create individual yogurt cups, ready to eat on the go.
4. Silicone cake pan
If you’re into baking, you’ll get a lot of use out of this one. This make removing cakes from your IP a cinch, reducing the risk of the shape breaking in the journey from pot to rack.
5. Magnetic cheat sheet
Instead of whipping out your phone to Google how long something needs to cook every time you want to make something simple, if you have these magnets all you have to do is glance at your Instant Pot for the time. It’s a magnetic cheat sheet for veggies, seafood, meat, and rice and grains.
6. Egg steamer rack
The egg steamer rack comes in handy if you use your Instant Pot to meal prep hard boiled eggs for the week. Without it, you risk your eggs moving around and cracking during the cooking process.