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January, 2018

Why Instant Pots are the best: We explore the Lux, Duo, Ultra, Max, and more

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BEST DEALS ON INSTANT POTS THIS WEEK


Instant Pot (noun): The insanely fast, intelligent pressure cooker that can replace numerous kitchen appliances, and is quite possibly the most important technological advancement in recent historySpaceX is a close second. (Sorry pal, maybe if you cooked rice at the speed of light.) Read more…

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BUDGET PICK

Instant Pot LUX

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, steaming, warming, sautéing
  • Sizes: 3 quart, 6 quart, 8 quart


$59.95 from Amazon

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BEST FOR CLASSIC RECIPES

Instant Pot DUO

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, steaming, warming, sautéing, yogurt making
  • Sizes: 3 quart, 6 quart, 8 quart


$79.95 from Amazon

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BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

Instant Pot DUO Plus

An upscaled version of the classic that offers the best balance of recipe versatility and price.

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, steaming, warming, sautéing, yogurt making, egg cooking, sterilizing, cake making
  • Sizes: 3 quart, 6 quart, 8 quart


$99.95 from Amazon

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BEST HIGH-END MODEL

Instant Pot Ultra

Your best option for a higher-end Instant Pot, the Ultra offers new personalized programming and an LCD screen.

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, sautéing, steaming, warming, yogurt making, sterilizing, egg cooking, personalized programming
  • Sizes: 6 quart, 8 quart


$119.95 from Amazon

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NEWEST TO THE MARKET

Instant Pot Max

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, sautéing, steaming, warming, yogurt making, sterilizing, egg cooking, sous vide, pressure canning
  • Sizes: 6 quart


$199.95 from Amazon

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BEST FOR BUSY SCHEDULES

Instant Pot Smart Wi-Fi Series

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, sautéing, steaming, warming, yogurt making
  • Sizes: 6 quart


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BEST FOR ROASTS AND SOUS VIDE

Instant Pot Aura Pro

For meals or roasts that need to be flat, the rectangular Aura fits what cylindrical models can't.

  • Functions: Slow cooking, steaming, stewing, sautéing, warming, baking, roasting, yogurt making, multigrain, and sous vide
  • Sizes: 6 quart and 8 quart


$149.95 from Amazon

How does Warby Parker work, exactly? A step-by-step guide.

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If you’re a glasses-wearer, you’ve probably heard of affordable designer eyewear company Warby Parker. If you haven’t tried out their glasses yet and are still picking from the small selection at your optometrist’s office, you’re probably overpaying and you’re definitely missing out on some pretty cool frames.

Warby Parker was founded in 2010 by Warton School students who noticed that most of the “designer” glasses are simply licensed to a few giant eyewear companies and sold in bulk to optical shops. They realized that if they cut out the middle man by designing their own glasses and selling them online, they could pass on huge savings to the customer.  Read more…

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5 of the best carry-on bags that meet TSA requirements

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If you’re a frequent traveler, you know how annoying it can be to wait for your checked luggage to come around the carousel. On the flip side, we’ve all been there when someone tried to fit their giant suitcase in the overhead bin and that’s not fun for anyone. 

Finding the perfect carry on is tricky — they have to keep up with you and fit your specific traveling style. Are you the type of person who needs to plan every stop of your trip? Or are you more of a wanderer who lets the road take them where it may? Whatever end of the travel spectrum you fall on, your suitcase is your most important accessory. You need to make sure you have the right one for your lifestyle. Read more…

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