Instant Pots remain the most sought-after kitchen small appliance, due to their remarkable versatility, and also because there are so many models with varying features. Amazon just dropped the prices on most Instant Pots, getting ready for the upcoming Labor Day sales.
Novice cooks and experts can use Instant Pots without cluttering a kitchen countertop with multiple devices. Most Instant Pot models are available in different sizes, ranging from three to eight quarts so that you can choose the best cooker for your family size. The general guideline is that a 3-quart Instant Pot is best for singles or couples, 6-quart models are right-sized for most families, and 8-quart Instant Pots do the job for large families or groups of six to 10 people.
We’ve pulled together Amazon’s best Instant Pot discounts for the Labor Day sale. Whether you’re a tentative new cook or an experienced pro, these five deals can help you save up to $50 on a programmable multi-cooker that can make pretty much anything from roasts and casseroles to yogurt and cake.
— $25 off
The most popular of all Instant Pot models and sizes, the 6-quart Instant Pot Duo60 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker is a sure bet for a first-time buyer. The Duo line is a step up from the Lux entry-level cookers, but it adds extra features and more built-in cooking programs that make Instant Pot convenient time-savers. The Duo60 is a 7-in-1 cooker you can use as a pressure cooker, slow cookers, rice cooker, steamer, saute, yogurt maker, and food warmer. Fourteen programmed cooking functions monitor pressure, temperature, and time for consistent cooking. The Duo60 prepares dishes up to 70% faster than conventional cooking.
Normally priced at $100, the Instant Pot Duo60 is just $75 during the Labor Day sale. If you buying your first Instant Pot or even looking for a second unit to prepare multiple dishes simultaneously, take advantage of this excellent price.
— $40 off
The 6-quart Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 9-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker adds egg cooking and sterilizing to the Duo60’s list of cooking styles. There are 15 pre-set cooking programs, all available from a one-touch menu. Make meal preparation easier with program pre-sets for cooking soup or broth, meat or stew, beans or chili, cake, eggs, rice, multigrain dishes, yogurt, porridge, and more.
Usually $130, the Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 is just $90 during the sale. If the added egg-cooking and sterilizing functions will come in handy in your kitchen, act now while this sale lasts.
— $41 off
The 8-quart Instant Pot Duo80 is functionally identical to the 6-quart Duo60, but the extra two-quart capacity can make the difference between not-quite-enough-to-satisfy a large family and enough for ample portions and seconds. Small or medium-sized families may want to cook with the Duo80 to have leftovers or even to cook enough for more than one meal.
Regularly priced $140, the Instant Pot Duo80 is just $99 for this sale. If you’re shopping for a large Instant Pot, you won’t find a better deal.
— $41 off
The 6-quart Instant Pot Ultra is a 10-in-1 cooker, adding cake and porridge cooking functions to pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, yogurt making, egg-cooking, sauteing and simmering, steaming, warming, and sterilizing. The Ultra has 15 pre-set cooking programs and is one of the few Instant Pots that can cook with high or low pressure up to six hours — most other models are limited to four hours. The Ultra also has an altitude adjustment function and a custom programming button that lets you preset and save settings for recipes you use frequently.
Ordinarily $150, the Instant Pot Ultra is $109 during this sale. If you can use the customizing features available with the Ultra model, this is a good deal on a model that isn’t always discounted during big sales.
— $50 off
If you are a highly experienced cook who enjoys customizing elements of the process, the 6-quart Instant Pot Max Multi-use Electric Pressure Cooker was built with you in mind. This cooker can be used for unlimited functions and can set an unlimited number of programmed recipes. The Max has extra internal sensors for greater control. It also includes altitude adjustment and Nutriboost technology, which adds a boiling motion to food during pressure cooking to augment flavor, taste, and nutrition. You can even use the Max for home pressure canning because it cooks at a higher pressure level than the other models.
Instead of the usual $200, Amazon dropped the price for the Instant Pot Max to $150 for the Labor Day sale. If you want a cooking tool designed for an artisan, this is the correct Instant Pot model.
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