It’s a good time to jump on the Instant Pot bandwagon
Amazon Prime Day 2019 officially
starts next Monday, July 15, and everyone is expecting Instant Pot, the internet-viral
do-it-all pressure cooker that
broke Prime Day sales records last year, to go on sale
But good news for people who don’t want to wait or don’t
have a Amazon Prime membership (which is required for Prime Day
savings): the popular 6-Quart
Instant Pot is now just $50, the lowest price we’ve seen, at
In what seems like a fierce battle for the mid-July Instant Pot
Macy’s is currently offering the 6-Quart Instant Pot for
$49.99 with free shipping when you apply the code “DEAL”.
Kohl’s is selling the same model for $47.99 with code
“YAY20” (free shipping with a $75 purchase). And Amazon has switched on a
not-so-random $10 coupon that you can apply to bring the cost to
$49.99 with free shipping at checkout.
So is this perennially hyped gadget worth it? As someone who
finally got one last Black Friday because “why not?”, the
answer is a solid yes, especially if you have the counter or
storage space to keep this mealtime weapon in your reserves.
It’s not perfect: Even the 6-quart model is quite bulky, the
rubber sealing ring on the lid holds onto smells for probably
eternity despite multiple cleaning efforts and hacks, and the scary
“burn” message pops up often enough to make you doubt
But it is convenient: My household has enjoyed delicious Instant
Pot beans, soups, stews, meaty entrées, and more, relying just on
the pressure cooking, slow cooking, and sauté functions (it’s
also supposed to be a steamer, yogurt maker, and warmer.) The best
part is that the food tends to last several meals.
While the actual total time involved in getting from prep to
eating can be longer than claimed in Instant Pot recipes (it takes
a while for the pot to build up enough pressure to begin cooking
and to naturally release pressure after it’s done), the one-pot,
set-it-and-forget-it magic of the Instant Pot is not exaggerated.
It’s a powerful kitchen solution.
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Instant Pot now selling for .99 on Amazon, lowest price yet