You have one of the most-sought out kitchen appliances of 2018, now it’s time to accessorize it.

By Madison Alcedo
Updated December 21, 2018
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Whether you bought an Instant Pot for yourself or received it as a gift, it’s time to break that bad girl out (from deep in the back of the cabinet) and finally put her to good use. If you’re like me and have been intimidated by all the things an Instant Pot can do (I mean it’s nine appliances in one, for goodness sake!), then a few handy accessories can help you out—like this best-selling Instant Pot cookbook.

Thanks to a few kitchen tools you never knew existed, you can use your Instant Pot to slow cook, sear or sautée, steam, stew, roast, bake, warm, and cook rice faster than ever. While you’re browsing on Amazon, add one of these super helpful Instant Pot accessories to your cart, and you’ll thank us later. Plus, they all make great additional gifts if you’re already giving someone an Instant Pot.

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Even though the Instant Pots already come with one cooking pot, it’s always useful to have another one on hand for prepping food when the other is in use.

To buy: $30; amazon.com.

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The perfect accessory to gift along with a new Instant Pot, this starter set includes a pair of mini mitts, a heat-resistant pad, and a suction lid that fits both the six-quart and eight-quart models.

To buy: $16; amazon.com.

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Just clip and lift to use these tongs to remove the inner pot without burning your hands or arms. With one hand, the tongs can help lift up to five pounds.

To buy: $9; amazon.com.

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If you know you’ll be making both sweet and savory dishes with your Instant Pot, this might be your new favorite accessory for the pressure cooker. The rings tend to take on the aroma of what’s being cooked, so it’s easy with the different colors to mark one for recipes like soup and one for recipes like cakes.

To buy: $6-13, amazon.com.

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As one of the best-selling Instant Pot cookbooks on Amazon, Instant Pot Obsession: The Ultimate Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook for Cooking Everything Fast, is great for beginners who need both guidance to their new appliance and recipe ideas.

To buy: $12, amazon.com.

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It’s always a good idea to have an extra lid on hand too. Not only is this lid shatter-proof (it’s made from four-millimeter thick glass), the handle is detachable for easy cleaning.

To buy: $10; amazon.com.

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Made for the six or eight-quart Instant Pot, use this pan to make cheesecake, mousse, quiche, coffee cake, and more. Thanks to its double layer of non-stick coating, you won’t have to worry about the cake getting stuck to the pan.

To buy: $11; amazon.com.

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Use this lid on any Instant Pot model to create an airtight, spill-proof seal for all recipes.

To buy: $8-12; amazon.com.

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Venture into making pot-in-pot (PIP) recipes with your Instant Pot thanks to these racks made for dishes that require steaming.

To buy: $13; amazon.com.