If you’re looking for ideas to put on your wishlist, or some fun ideas for gifts for the pressure cooker lover in your life, I’ve got you covered with this Electric Pressure Cooker Gift Giving Guide.
First, let’s start with the basics. My daughter said my Best Pressure Cooker Accessories post was great, but could be a little overwhelming for someone new to pressure cooking. She suggested I list what I consider a must have when getting started.
First, a rack is essential. Most pressure cookers come with a rack/trivet. You’ll use a rack often when you’re cooking things you don’t want sitting on the bottom of the pressure cooking pot, such as cheesecake!
If you want to try your had at my Chocolate Pots de Crème pictured above, you’ll need an additional rack. I’m also loving my 7 Inch Pizza Screen for double stack things like mini cheesecakes and creme brulee.
You’ll want to have an extra silicone ring. The silicone gasket absorbs odors and if you want to cook something like cheesecake, it’s nice to keep an odor free gasket on hand.
It’s also nice to have in case the gasket gets damaged – it’s rare when it’s new, but there’s been stories on Facebook about dogs, lids left on stoves.
Next, I recommend buying a steamer to keep the food up out of the water and to easily remove them from the pressure cooking pot. My favorite is the OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Steamer.
The potatoes pictured above are slice for au gratin potatoes, but my most popular potato recipe is my potato salad. You cook the eggs and the potatoes at the same type. It’s so quick and easy, you’ll fall in love with potato salad all over again.
Many people just starting out use dishes they already have on hand. If it’s oven safe and fits easily in the pressure cooking pot, it’s safe to use in the pressure cooker.
If you’re looking for something new to add to your Christmas list, I’m crazy about this 7-Inch x 3-Inch Round Cake Pan, picture above with my Cranberry French Toast. It’s also a great pan for cooking stack meals. Trying cooking Honey Sesame Chicken on the bottom and white rice on the top in the cake pan.
It’s been so fun to watch people fall in love with pressure cooking as much as I have. The Instant Pot Facebook group members really have fun with it. After seeing their electric pressure cooker covers, I couldn’t resist having Cindy custom make one for me.
They’re also having fun with decals for the pressure cooker. I decided on a magic wand decal because the pressure cooker doesn’t really cook in an instant, but it still seems pretty magical to me.
Renee from, Kudos Kitchen, sent me a custom made, hand painted apron that you could customize however you like and would make a great gift.
Another gadget recommended in the IP Facebook group is a meat chopper for making quick work of breaking apart ground beef when browning it in the pressure cooker.
That’s just a few of the new gadgets I’ve added to my collection this year, if you still want more ideas, check out my How to Get a Pan Out of the Pressure Cooker post, and my Best Pressure Cooker Accessories post.
If you want to make gifts to give using your pressure cooker, here’s some ideas: