I don't have to worry about scratching my non-stick pots, it is not hot handle, there is a support leg in the center so it doesn't collapse into the water!! I can store it anywhere, because it smushes - AND it is super easy to clean. (no more scrubbing tiny metal holes with a toothbrush!) Seriously, it is awesome.
I have struggled finding good accessories for my instant pot. Most either don't fit good , take up to much room in my cabinets or pain to clean. Silicone basket came yesterday and couldn't wait to try it out. It is perfect for my 6 qt IP, as well as using it in my 8qt. It holds a lot and is very easy to clean plus it is easy to store! Major plus for my tiny kitchen. It has a nice handle and I am not fumbling around burning myself to get the basket out.
Fits in cooker perfectly, stack eggs with no cracking. The feet on the bottom hold the basket above the required cup of water. The soft body conforms to the amount of food in the basket and the handles make it easy to lift out. Cleans easily!]
I bought this silicone steamer basket for use with my Ninja Foodi which is shorter than the Instantpot. I thought it might work better with a little give due to the silicone material. My metal steamer basket that I got for my Instantpot doesn’t work because it’s a little too tall with the handle and the feet, and there is no give so my Foodi was able to close but not pressurize as a result.
This silicone basket worked like a charm. I cooked potatoes for mashed potatoes and hooked the handle together. The Foodi was able to pressurize, so it did what I needed it to do. I have used the air crisper basket for the same purpose but the silicone steamer basket holds more. It has little feet on the bottom, so I just added the water and put the basket in no need to put it on a trivet or anything.
Very easy to use and a breeze to clean. I also love that it’s collapsible so it doesn’t take much room to store. I can even throw in one of my kitchen drawers! I make potato salad a lot and this makes it sooo much easier to get the potatoes out. Nice product for sure!!
I cook different kinds of beans that I need to steam so that it does not sit in moisture as when they are being boiled. My previous metal steamer basket was too shallow. This silicone basket steamed my beans to perfection. It is a good size, I steamed 12 oz dried beans that I had soaked overnight. I put in about 1 1/2 cups of water and the elevated bottom did not sit in the water in my Instant Pot. The beans came out easily; it did not get caught in the metal or mesh as with my previous steamer basket. It is durable. Best item to use to steam in my Instant Pot.
I like this steamer basket much better than the shallower ones I've used in the past. The photo shows the basket with 2 heads of broccoli in an 8-quart instant pot. I was easy to remove from the instant pot when done, and easy to clean.