We know a title with “instant” in it doesn’t seem to go with “slow” cooker, but trust us — they do. These wildly intelligent pressure cookers took the small appliance world by storm with their ability to replace multiple kitchen devices (and brands with single-use cookers were so scared, they all tried to release their own version of an Instant Pot). Aside from the versatility packed into the three-, six-, or eight-quart devices, Instant Pots are also said to cook 2-10 times faster and use 70% less energy than average cookers. Boom.
Our personal favorite is the 10-in-1 Ultra, or what Instant Pot refers to as “the next generation of kitchen appliances.” The first number stands for the number of appliances an Instant Pot can replace, and in this case it’s a slow cooker, rice cooker, egg cooker, steamer, warmer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and cake maker, and is also equipped with handy personalized programming to remember your settings for specific recipes.
The Ultra also features built-in smart programs like bean/chili, meat/stew, soup/broth, and more, so you may be tempted to use this handy cooking device at every single meal.
Instant Pots come in nine (!!!) other models: the best-selling 7-in-1 Duo and 9-in-1 Duo Plus, the budget-friendly Duo Nova, the air-frying Duo Crisp, the 12-in-1 Max, the 7-in-1 Smart WiFi series, the 11-in-1 Aura Pro, and the new high-tech Instant Pot Pro and Pro Crisp. There’s truly one for every budget and skill level, and we are in love.