You love your Instant Pot. It makes mealtime quick, easy, and delicious. It can’t get any better, right? Wrong. Adding accessories that complement this kitchen essential will streamline dishes and make this go-to appliance, dare we say it, even easier. There are a lot of complimentary options out there, but none as durable and simple to care for as silicone accessories. We’ve sifted through the possibilities and have settled on this curated list. So, don’t hesitate, these tools are too good to pass up.
Safely steam in this handled basket
While most steamer baskets are stainless steel, this OXO Good Grips steamer basket is made of food-grade silicone, so it's safe to use in your Instant Pot. It's perfect for steaming vegetables, fish, or cooking eggs. There are even handles on the side (they fold in so you can close the lid) that make it super easy to lift out of the pot when it's done, and you won't have to worry about hot metal.
Pressurize your pot with an extra silicone ring
The most important silicone accessory is a spare sealing ring, which makes it possible for your Instant Pot to build up the pressure and keep it inside, allowing your food to cook. They do get worn out over time and may not seal after repeated use, so it's always good to get some spares.
Easily store leftovers by just adding a lid
This silicone lid provides an airtight seal and fits perfectly on your Instant Pot (as long as you buy the correct size). This is great for storing leftovers in the fridge directly or transporting your cooked food around to events such as potlucks or other social gatherings.
Prepare yummy eggs with ease
Did you know you can make egg bites in the Instant Pot instead of buying them from Starbucks? This egg bites mold from Aozita is made of food-grade silicone and features seven molds in a circular shape for you to make your egg bites (or other tasty creations) directly in the Instant Pot, and the lid protects them from unwanted moisture. This mold is also accompanied by an egg peeler and manual.
Baking is possible with this handled pan-ready sling
You can create beautiful cakes and more in your Instant Pot with this pan-hoisting silicone sling. This flexible sling sits above the water, elevating your dishes so they bake perfectly. The handles easily lift pans and interlock to fit under the pressure cooker lid. And, this heat-resistant essential is only a dishwasher cycle away from being clean.
Beat the heat and keep hands safe with these silicone mitts
Protect your hands with these heat-handling mitts shaped in thick, durable silicone. With this set of protective pot holders, you can manage your hot Instant Pot without worry. The food-grade BPA-free silicone is flexible and fits just about every hand. Ridged palms ensure that your grip is secure, no matter the temperature. These dishwasher-safe mitts clean easily and are compact for easy storage.
Get accessories that make cooking easier!
Your Instant Pot is your most prized food-prep appliance, which is why we think it deserves all of the best accessories. Accessories, especially silicone ones, make cooking with your pot even easier. Seriously, when you combine these must-haves with the Instant Pot, you're able to do pretty much anything with it! Our favorite accessory here is the OXO Good Grips Steamer Basket (opens in new tab) because those handles make getting your food out so much easier and safer.
Also, it's hard not to love the Aozita Egg Bites Mold (opens in new tab) for making amazing steamed eggs. If you've ever been to a coffee shop, a lot of places sell eggs like this mixed with bacon, cheese, mushrooms, and all sorts of delicious things. It's so easy to make your own with the Aozita egg bites mold. You'll never have to repurchase them!