We've only had this product for a few days but it has already gotten a lot of use. Right out of the box we used the steamer basket to make turkey stock from Thanksgiving turkey bones. The basket makes it super easy remove the bones once the stock is finished. We've also used the rack to make hard boiled eggs. We've always used our instant pot to make hard boiled eggs but using the rack allowed us to do more at once. For the price of this accessory kit and for all that it comes with we are very happy with our purchase.
In this kit I was most excited for the spring form pan and the steamer basket. I made a lasagna in the spring form pan and it turned out delicious, the lasagna didn't stick and was easy to dish from the pan with a spoon. My was not super runny, but I left the pan sides attached so the lasagna wouldn't run all over after release. I'm excited to make a cheese cake next! The spring for pan is made just for the instant pot, not a regular oven, as it states that it is not made for higher than 220 temps or something like that. Washing thevdpringform pan is tricky to get everything out of the bottom rolled edges. The steamer basket is perfect and the handle to lift it out is handy. The little oven mitts are also not made for taking hot things out of the oven, they state up to 220 degrees too. They are perfect for lifting things out of your instant pot. [I received free product in exchange for my honest review.]
This accessories kit comes with a lot of things to maximize the use of your Instant Pot. Here’s the breakdown of what’s included:
Steaming basket: good capacity, silicone handle, but no silicone on the feet. It won’t slide while inside your Instant Pot, but on the counter it will if you're not careful. I have another one with feet and it’s great.
Silicone pot holders: they’re thin, but work well enough to take things out of the IP. I would go with something thicker to take things out of the oven.
Springform pan: non-stick, 7 inch diameter. Made a cake with this without greasing the sides and it released clean. Egg holders/cooling/steaming racks: they’re stackable and will also nest into each other and fit in the steamer basket, can hold over a dozen eggs. It’s fine as a cooling rack, but again, no silicone feet, so be careful of sliding when on the counter.
Silicone egg/baby food mold: have only used it for egg bites and they work well. If you let the bites cool a little bit, they will release easily from the mold without having to grease it.
Cooking guide reference magnets: may be useful as a general guide if you don't have much experience with using the IP.
Overall, this kit is pretty useful if you don’t have any accessories. 2 other things you may want to add are a glass lid and steamer insert pans.
I ordered this set for my 6 qt Instant Pot, so that I would have more options for cooking in it. It’s a really nice set. The steamer basket is sturdy, and has feet on the bottom to allow the food to be above the liquid. It also has a handle, making it easy to remove from the pot. There are 2 egg stands that stack one on top of the other. I did slightly bend the stacking feet a little so that they now basically hook together and can be lifted as one unit. The set also came with a 7” spring form pan for making desserts, which has a nice non-stick coating. It’s well made and sturdy. There is also a silicone baking pan with 7 egg shaped cavities. This could be used in a variety of ways, from egg breakfast cups to mini cupcakes or mini quiches. Use your imagination for all types of snack ideas. The set also comes with 2 silicone finger mitts, to remove the hot accessories from the cooker and these nice little magnets for your fridge, which show how to cook everything from meats to fish to grain & veggies. There is a wide variety of foods and their cooking times, which is really helpful and the magnets have pictures of the foods they cover. All in all, this is a very nice 6 piece set for the price. This would make a really nice gift idea too! I really do Love this set.
There is a nice variety in the accessory kit. There are 3 magnets that serve as cheat sheets for cook times of grains, meats, and vegetables. I used the spring form pan to make a cheesecake which came out great, I had no issues with anything sticking. To elevate the pan off the base I used the included egg steaming trays which seem to be the perfect size. The silicone egg molds can also be used to make little cheesecakes and cakes; perfect personal sized desserts. Again the egg steaming trays are perfect to put the tray on in the instant pot as it provides a sturdy base for the flexible mold. Overall I'm very satisfied with the accessories and as an added bonus the seller will send an e-book of recipes for the instant pot. There's a good variety of options to choose from including desserts, popcorn, meats, vegetables, soups, etc...
We LOVE our Instant Pot and have been wanting to try some new recipes in it lately, but we lacked the tools needed, until I saw this kit! We want to do a low country shrimp boil but needed the steamer basket. This one is high quality with a silicone wrap around the handle. It's perfect! The egg bites mold makes great mini quiches or baby food. The little pot holder mitts are perfect. I make deviled eggs a LOT and I'm so excited about the egg trays! No more broken eggs from just piling them up on each other. AND you also get a high quality springform pan for cheesecakes!!! Also I love the magnets with cooking times on them- so handy! SO happy to have this kit!!!
I have a beautiful blue Instant Pot Viva however I have never bought any Cooking Accessories for my Instant Pot. I received this set and I am very pleased with everything in it. Everything seems to be high quality and I can think of many uses for it all. I took a pic of my hard boiled eggs just to show you that they will hold jumbo eggs. I only use jumbo eggs and some egg holders are big enough but these are. I love the steamer basket as it is huge and can fit a lot of food inside of it. I also love the idea of making a cheesecake in my IP so I am going to search for good IP cheesecake receipts. I also love the cheat sheets, I put them on the side of my frig for easy reading and they will surely come in handy. The eggbites holder is cute, going to have to get recipes on them too. The little silicone hot mitts are a good idea as it is aways very hot when trying to get food cooked out of the IP. You can't go wrong with this set, it is very handy and has many uses.
Disclosure, I was gifted this item by the seller in exchange for an honest review.
The items arrived promptly in a well packaged box. Once the items were unboxed and washed, they were put to the test. All the items were of very good quality, fit perfectly and work very well with the instant pot and cover most of the accessory requirements one might need to make the most out of the very practical instant pot. After putting the kit through it's paces, I find that I can highly recommend it to instant pot enthusiasts.