I bought this will full realization that the handles will not fit in an Instant Pot. I broke the handles off using a gripping tool in a matter of minutes. I fill this thing with chicken feet, neck bones, whatnot and make batches of chicken stock in my Instant Pot. I just use silicone oven mitts (protects from water and steam) to pull it out when done. Have also used it to steam vegetables in a traditional pasta pot with same method for extracting. Works great, cleans easily, and no complaints from me as I knew from the get go that the handles would not fit an Instant Pot. I did not trust myself to bend the handles without losing the strength of the handles so I just ripped them off the strainer no problem.