Instant Pot Accessories make this wonderful appliance even more useful for those who have it. Sometimes you wonder though which ones are needed the most. We plan to clue you in on that with this post.
Gift Ideas for the Instant Pot Lover
Sometimes when you cannot think of a good gift idea for a friend or family member, try thinking of things that they use on a day to day basis. Instant Pot Accessories make some really good gifts for the instant Pot lover as well.
While doing some research Glenda had an opportunity to get the small 3 quart instant pot at a good price. She figured that would be all she needed because she mostly just cooks for herself.
However, she says, “I quickly found myself wishing that I would have gotten the 6 or 8 quart instead. Not only do I like to cook ahead for myself but I also do like to prepare foods for family gatherings and ladies group meetings. I had short changed myself.”
So she also bought the 8 quart and uses the 3 quart for fixing side dishes such as steamed rice or vegetables. She says it is so convenient to just set it and then go about doing other things that need to be done in the home. After all, who wants to be tied to the kitchen when you have other things to do.
When she recently had a family gathering she had both Instant Pots in use along with the stove burners and oven. It was so nice to be able to cook everything at once.
But that is enough about that. You already know how useful they are. This post is to showcase some of the accessories you can purchase to make your instant pot even more convenient.
Instant Pot Cookbooks
The first thing you might want to get for yourself or as a gift is a good cookbook to expand your knowledge of how to make the best use of the Instant Pot. You are in luck. Good cookbooks are abounding as many cooking enthusiasts are also loving the Instant pot. Here are some you might want to try:
As you can see there are instant pot cookbooks for almost every possible use. Glenda has the Mini cookbook so that she could learn how to modify regular recipes for the Instant Pot Mini. She also has several others including one or two that help with the Keto diet.
Cheesecake Pans for the Instant Pot
As you browse through your user manual or cookbook you will find that there are all kinds of things you can use the Instant Pot for. You can even make a great cheesecake in it without having to tie up your oven for so long. Of course you still need to refrigerate a cheesecake after cooking it but this frees up so much time so you don’t have to wait so very long to dig into that great New York style cheesecake. Yum!
There are even mini cheesecake pans that will fit inside the mini Instant Pot. Glenda bought this set for her 3 quart cooker before getting the larger cooker.
We found that you could easily stack two of these to cook 2 mini cheesecakes at the same time. It was too tall though to use all three. Who would have thought that you could stack them inside of the cooker… You can!
There are a good many other uses for these pans in addition to cheesecake. For instance, you can fix a Quiche or mini pizza in them.
Accessory Sets for the Instant Pot
When you know that you want more than one accessory for your Instant Pot, you can save some money by getting some accessory sets already put together. There are several sets available for the different sizes. These are just to give you an idea of what is available.
Extra Sealing Rings for the Instant Pot
Of course there are a lot of items that you can purchase individually to meet your specific needs. For instance you may find a need for some new sealing rings. The rings do last a long time but when cooking meat stew with onions or garlic… You might prefer to use a different sealing ring when cooking your cheesecake. In other words, a little bit of odor could get left behind on that sealing ring. You just don’t want to smell garlic on your cheesecake. Savory foods and sweet treats are best kept separate.
Instant Pot 3 Quart Ring, Purple Replacement Ring for Instant Pot 3 Quart MiniSilicone Sealing Rings for 5 qt or 6 qt Instant Pot Models- Color Coded Sweet and Savory3 Pack, Savory Sky Blue & Sweet Cherry Red & Common Transparent White, Fit for 8qt
Instant Pot Accessories Extend Usefulness
The Instant Pot also doubles as a slow cooker when you need it. You may want to get a glass lid so you can see the food without having to remove the lid. A silicone lid is also handy when you want to simply store the food in the fridge afterwards.
We have not tried making Yogurt yet but it is nice to know that you can do that too. Yes, there are yogurt accessories that you can buy.
The steamer basket is almost a necessity for me (Glenda) as I use it a lot. Watch your timing when steaming veggies though as some of them are ready as soon as you get to pressure. set it for one minute and then do a quick release.
Whether you need a good way to cook rice, make a meat stew or a fancy dessert, the Instant Pot is one appliance that can pretty much do it all as long as you have the right accessories for it.
Genuine Instant Pot Tempered Glass Lid, 9 in. 6 QuartGenuine Instant Pot Silicone Lid 8 QuartSilicone Lid Cover for Inner Pot 6 Quart5 or 6 quart Tempered Glass Lid , Silicone Sealing Rings8 quart Instant pot lid – W/Spatula Holder tGenuine Instant Pot Yogurt Maker Cups6 quart Tempered Glass Lid W/Spoon Holder, Plus MittsSteam Release Diverter Compatible with (Lux Models)Instant Pot 3 qt Steamer Basket [6qt 8qt available]
Instant Pot Accessories for Unique Gifts
There are lots of Instant Pot gift ideas for that Instant Pot lover in your family. We hope that you have some new ideas now for that unique gift or just for yourself.
We found that some good cookbooks, cheesecake pans and a steamer basket made the Instant Pot super easy and convenient to use.
If you don’t have a good instant pot of your own… Maybe it is time for you to purchase one or even two for lots of easy, convenient cooking. After all, Glenda found that with her lifestyle… two comes in pretty handy.
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