The Instant Pot promises to replace your pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and warmer, and whenever it goes on sale, it sells out quickly. (This sale continues until November 24 at 11:59 pm PST, but there's no guarantee the Instant Pot will last that long.)
How does it work? The Instant Pot decreases the amount of time it takes to cook meals by increasing and controlling the pressure—a higher pressure allows for a higher maximum cooking temperature. Pressure cooking has the same effect. But, the Instant Pot built in a pressure regulator, vents, and safety mechanisms so you can cook with the same benefits as pressure cooking without the risk of exploding pots.
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The third generation, 7-in-1 version of the Instant Pot on sale at Amazon boasts smart technology that remembers your most recent customized settings, adjustable temperature control, and ten different safety mechanisms. Made of stainless steel with no chemical coatings, it will last you a long time. As a bonus, it also includes a steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, and condensation collector.
Using one of its 14 settings, you can make healthy stews, soups, and steel-cut oats at lightening speed. Risotto takes nine minutes, an entire rotisserie chicken can cook in just 20, and you can make a Whole30 spaghetti squash recipe in 12. Maybe now, you can have enough time to get into a 30-minute a day reading habit, help the kids with homework, or start practicing yoga.
If you think an 8-quart Instant Pot might be more cooking capacity than you need, Amazon also has the 6-quart marked down to $79.99 (usually $99.99).