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The Best Instant Pot Steamer Basket

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Check out my new favorite Instant Pot accessory. The Avokado Steamer Basket. This basket is so versatile because it can be used in the 6 and 8 quart Instant Pot as well as in a stove top pot or used as a strainer to wash produce before cooking. It folds up for storage and is very easy to clean. 

Why I love this Avokado Instant Pot Steamer basket:

  • Time-Saving: Designed to save you time, unlike wire mesh baskets which have tiny holes in them that trap food. This basket washes easily and is dishwasher safe.
  • Durability: Wire mesh baskets can rust and dent but the Avokado steamer basket will never rust or scratch your inner stainless steel pot.
  • Instant Pot Compatible: This basket fits in 6 or 8 quart Instant Pots and electric pressure cookers. The basket can also be used as a strainer to wash veggies before pressure cooking.
  • Safety: Made with BPA free FDA food-grade silicone. 
  • Easy to use: I really love the all in one design. The easy to use foldable silicone handles and built-in feet that keep the basket off the bottom of the inner pot.

My favorite ways to use the Avokado Steamer Basket is for large quantities and for heavy food because it can easily be lifted out of the Instant Pot.


The top 5 ways to use this basket when pressure cooking:

  1. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
  2. Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
  3. Instant Pot Steamed Cauliflower
  4. Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes
  5. Instant Pot Potato Salad

If your new to Instant Pot cooking and still a little unsure about all the functions and how to use it to it’s fullest capacity check out my Instant Pot Beginners Guide here for all my tips and tricks on how to get started and love your Instant Pot. This 24 page printable guide includes:

 • Getting started guide
• Instant Pot overview with photos
• 16 common Instant Pot terms you need to know
• Tips & Tricks
• 7 Common issues explained
• Instant Pot accessories guide
• 2 Page Cooking time chart
• High Altitude Chart
• 10 Recipes with cooking instructions
• Recipe Blank for your own recipe binder
• Weekly menu planner printable
• Grocery list printable