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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