How to Make a Template for Measuring IP Accessories

As you get more comfortable using your Instant Pot, you will find that you nearly any recipe can converted for the pressure cooker. Often times though you will need to use what is known as the Pot-in-Pot Method which literally means cooking in a separate pot inside of your IP liner (ever wonder what that trivet was for?). There are lots of accessories out there made specifically for pressure cooking. However, as long as the material of the accessory you have is suitable for high temperature cooking, there is no end to the different bowls and pots and pans you can use.

Some of the best places to find accessories that don’t cost an arm and leg, are Homegoods, Marshalls, Walmart, and my restaurant supply store. But one of the most frustrating things is never knowing if the cool bundt pan I find will actually fit in my Instant Pot. Here is a great idea I came up with to keep your from having to carry around your IP Pot wherever you go.

Perfect Instant Pot Template

-Trivet that came with your Instant Pot




1.Place the trivet on the paper with the legs of the trivet folded over. Trace around the trivet with a pen.


2. Cut out the circle you drew. If you have more then one size Instant Pot, make sure to label each template so you know which size corresponds with what pot.




2 thoughts on “How to Make a Template for Measuring IP Accessories

    1. Thank you so much. When I was a teen and worked at a western clothing store a lady came in looking for clothes for her husband. She said he refused to go shopping so she used strings to measure his waist and length and height kept them in her purse so when she went to stores she could use them to find clothes that fit. I do the same for my son and I thought, hmmm this would work for the IP cause I’m always wondering what would fit in that pot and what wouldn’t. I’ve had to return so many pans that didn’t fit. This works. Have a great morning!

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