The pressure cooker craze is in full swing and I don’t really see it slowing down anytime soon! And why would it? There are so many benefits to pressure cooking over any other type-stove top, slow cooker, etc… Pressure cooking gives you speed, the ability to cook from frozen, locked in flavor and nutrients.
So if you are, like me, one of the many who has jumped wholeheartedly into electric pressure cooking I wanted to share with you 7 must have accessories to make it even more useful and versatile! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Silicone holders – A set or two of these little silicone finger mitts are a must have for lifting out your insert, steamer baskets, and other pieces. It makes it really easy to transfer things like soups, stews, etc… to another container for storage too.
Pressure Canner Rack – Canning has never been easier than it is with an electric pressure cooker. Many brands even come with a button specifically for canning so it is literally as easy as pushing a button. You will just need a rack to keep the glass jars off the metal base of your insert. Be sure to check insert size before purchasing as size may vary among different brands of pressure cookers, some may even come with one already.
Springform Pan – This became a necessity to me when I discovered you could use your electric pressure cooker for making cheesecake. Yes, you heard that correctly, cheesecake. Smooth, creamy delicious cheesecake, quickly with little fuss.
Heat Safe Ramekins – Perfect for things like personal sized mac’ cheese, flan, You will want one for every member of your family and a few extra for just in case. Be sure that they are heat safe like these ones below.
Steamer basket – You will want a good steamer basket for vegetables and also making hard boiled eggs in your pressure cooker. Again, be sure to double check your cooker size to be sure it will fit.
Pressure Cooker Cookbook – Yes you can find a treasure trove of recipes online for your new pressure cooker but I still love a good cookbook I can hold in my hand and make notes in. It’s great for flipping through in the car line or at the doctor’s office.
Replacement Sealing Ring – Check your manufacturer instructions for sizing,etc.. But you will want to keep at least one on hand. How often it needs to be replaced will depend on the model, how often you use it, and how you care for it. But it is very important to the sealing integrity of your pressure cooker.