What pyrex would be suitable for pressure steaming in an Instant Pot (also known as 'Pot in Pot' cooking)? I am a new user and want to make sure I have the correct cookware.
That is commonly done, and yes, any pyrex is fine for it although metal has an advantage in that it wouldn't require extra time. Anytime you use glass, pyrex, ceramic or any other heat absorbent material for "pot in pot" cooking, add ~5 minutes to the time under pressure. Anything that is safe to use in the oven is safe to use in the Instant Pot. Whatever you use inside the liner of the Instant Pot as your cooking vessel, use the trivet and add water (at least 1 1/2 cups or so) to the inner pot of the Instant Pot, and be sure there is some room (it doesn't need to be much) to allow steam to pass between your inner pot and the Instant Pot liner.
Here's more on the subject of 'pot in pot' cooking.
I am new to Instant Pot also.
Had a "chat" with Ranier at Instant Pot today to ask about glass dish to use in Instant Pot.
Was told that anything that is oven proof is okay or to use a smaller Instant Pot insert. Mine is a six quart. I was ready to throw it out the back door last week because I was having such a hard time putting lid on.
This is going to be my favorite fun kitchen gadget.
If you want to have a minimalist kitchen, a good option is oven-safe Glasslock, which has the advantage of also providing a convenient way to pack food for refrigeration and transport. It's also available in a variety of stackable sizes; obviously round Glasslock will fit more efficiently in an Instant Pot than will square or rectangular.
So I work for Corelle, Corningware & More (who own Pyrex and we sell/work with the instant pot company. From what I know, older Pyrex might be better suited because of the way it was made. However, as a previous commenter stated, we generally do not reccomend it. Now, I work retail so there might be better answers out there as to why. However, I do use Pyrex and the corningware bakeware and personally I think that the bakeware and ramekins would likely do well. They are very durable (lol trust me I have seen them dropped on all sorts of surfaces) and they are oven safe. I think that if you choose to try one of these products for this pot-in-pot method then that's probably your best bet!