The Instant Pot craze started last year, and still won’t die down. The humble kitchen appliance has inspired fierce devotion from a Facebook Community of more than 500,000 people, it’s moved almost 20,000 to publish rave reviews about it on Amazon, and it even swayed one of our own editors to replace all her cookware with the Instant Pot for a week. The Instant Pot cult, full of people who want to eliminate all cooking appliances for just one pot, is real. Videos of instant pot recipes on YouTube garner up to 599,000 views and we found that not only is it possible to feed a family of four using nothing but an Instant Pot for a whole week, but you can gain time to spend with your family by doing so.
Now, starting at 12 am PST on Tuesday, July 11 (that's 3am for us East Coasters), for Amazon Prime Day, the 7-in-1, 8-quart Instant Pot is on sale for $89.99 (31% off). It promises to replace your pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and warmer, and last time it went on sale on Amazon, it sold out in less than a day. (This sale continues until July 11 11:45 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.
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.
Prime Day (which is actually 30 hours long) ends at 3 a.m. on July 12, and you need to be a Prime member to take advantage of the deals. If you aren’t already a member, you can sign up for a free trial.
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