So, the Instant Pot Glass Lid isn’t necessarily an absolute must have in your Instant Pot accessories list, but it sure can be handy.
There are more than a few times when you need to check on what’s going on in the ol’ Instant Pot when it’s not under pressure. If you make Instant Pot Popcorn, for example, it’s nice to be able to see how much popcorn has popped (plus, it’s just fun to watch). When you make Instant Pot Yogurt, the glass lid is handy to slap on top of the liner before you stick it in the fridge to chill.
I also make a lot of soups and other things in the Instant Pot that don’t require cooking under pressure, and the glass lid is great to keep an eye on things; with the Instant Pot’s regular lid, you have to pull it off to peek inside. In addition, the lid has a convenient port for steam to escape, so you don’t have steam seeping out around the edges and water cascading down the side of the pot.
Again, it’s not an “if I don’t have this I’m going to DIIIIIIIIE!” sort of thing, but I use mine all the time, and curse a lot when it’s in the dishwasher when I need it. So grab your own Instant Pot Glass Lid (just make sure you get the right size) and put it to work!