Instant Pot has done an excellent job of taking the humble pressure cooker and turning it into a worldwide phenomenon, and if you have yet to hop on the Instant Pot train (or want to upgrade to a new model), now is as good of a time as ever. Fall and Winter are a perfect time to cook up stews, chilis, soups, and large-format meals using Instant Pot.
When shopping for an Instant Pot, you’ll want to consider two main things: which features you’ll use most often, and what size fits your family, cooking preferences, and, realistically, kitchen counter or storage space. Remember, also, that this simple device may replace two or three other appliances, actually clearing up space on your countertop or in your cabinet.
Throughout the year we've been keeping our eye on sales at Walmart, Williams Sonoma, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more to help you find the most savings.
Here, the best deals on Instant Pots right now.
Instant Pot Pro 8-Quart 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker
Normally $190, Now $119 at Amazon
If you've outgrown your 6-quart Instant Pot and prefer something bigger, you're in luck because the relatively new Instant Pot Pro is on sale. A detailed screen shows you the cooking progress, and there are five customizable settings you can create based on what you cook most. The 28 settings make this one of the easiest Instant Pots to navigate, but it's the special features—like silicone stay-cool handles—that make this a must-have.
Instant Pot Pro Crisp & Air Fryer 8-Quart Multi-Use Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer
Normally $270, Now $170 at Amazon
If you've been in the market for an Instant Pot upgrade, now's the time to finally pick up the Instant Pot Pro. This sleek machine is one of the newer models and comes with amazing features not found on older generations. New technology means this heats 20 percent faster and cooks quicker overall, while the large LCD screen allows you to customize almost every aspect, including variable temperature settings.
Instant Pot Pro 10-in-1 6-Quart Pressure Cooker
Normally $170, Now $100 at Amazon
The 6-quart of this 10-in-1 workhorse, perfect for apartment living and small families. The multi-use pressure cooker features 28 customizable programs, including editor-favorite sous vide, and comes with new tech features like progress bars and overheat protection. There’s even a bottle sanitizer function for parents or canning fans!
Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer 11-in-1 (8 Quart)
Normally $200, Now $125 at Amazon
In case seven or nine functions weren’t enough, this 8-quart Instant Pot Duo adds two more options for you: air fry and dehydrate. You just have to switch out the pressure cooker lid for the air fryer lid, which contains a heater and fan, plus an air frying basket.
Our official review of the appliance found that the familiar design creates a seamless experience. “When a function is chosen by pressing a button, a tiny light above that button lights up, so it’s obvious what has been selected,” our tester said about the 10 options on the front of the machine, including steam, slow cook, air fry, bake, dehydrate, and more. Ultimately this two-in-one option was found to be a great deal and space-saver since it is cheaper and smaller than buying a pressure cooker and a separate air fryer.
"I decided to cook a small portion of pork ribs using both the Pressure Cook and Air Fry functions. I placed the ribs on the broiler/dehydrator rack because I wanted to get the sauce bubbly after cooking without overcooking the ribs. It worked well and was great for a quick dinner." — Donna Currie, Product Tester
Instant Pot Official Mesh Steamer Basket Set of 2
Normally $36, Now $20 at Amazon
One challenge with starting the Instant Pot journey is acquiring authentic accessories at a good deal. Now’s the time to grab this set of two stainless steel mesh steamer baskets. Perfect for steaming vegetables, clams, seafood and more. Raised feet keep your food out of the water and a hinged handle makes it easy to lower and remove the baskets. They work as strainers to clean the veggies first before they go into the steam!
Instant Pot Instant Pot Silicone Egg Bites Pan
Normally $17, Now $10 at Amazon
Every Instant Pot fan knows you can do more than just cooking meat and soups inside—and this accessory takes it even further. It bakes perfectly moist and fluffy egg bites, but also muffins, cupcakes, and more since the non-stick silicone is heat resistant to 450 degrees.
While the pan with a lid is still on sale for cheap right now, it does not come with a rack. If you want to stack two on top of each other you will need to buy a rack separately.
$8.49 is the lowest price we’ve seen for this item.
Instant Pot Duo 6-Quart 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Normally $100, Now $79 at Amazon
The Instant Pot pressure cooker has pre-programmed settings for soup and broth, meat and stew, beans and chili, poultry, rice, porridge, multigrain, and yogurt. You can choose to sauté, steam, slow cook, or keep warm. You can also opt out of the programs and choose pressure levels and temperature to your liking. We tested this option and found that the temperature levels were handy, as was the versatility.
“This Instant Pot has its temperature and pressure sensors dialed in, resulting in precise results when cooking,” our tester said. “The Instant Pot Duo 60 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker is a solid performer, offering impressive temperature control and smart functionality in an easy-to-use package. You can’t go wrong with this model, which combines the proven performance of the iconic Instant Pot brand with an affordable price tag.”
Save on this Instant Pot at Walmart, or on Instant's website with the code SAVEBIG for 20% off the 6-quart Duo.
Instant Pot 6-Quart Air Fryer Lid
Normally $110, Now $50 at Williams Sonoma
By swapping this lid for the one that came on your 6-quart Instant Pot, you can turn the appliance into an air fryer and dehydrator since the heater and fan are built into the lid. Our official test found that despite the fact that this lid is not compatible with all models of Instant Pots, it is easy to life and is a convenient tool to transform one machine into an air fryer without having to buy another appliance.
The lowest price we've seen for this is $46.
Instant Pot 6-Quart Tempered Glass Lid
Normally $18, Now $16 at Amazon
Every Instant Pot comes with the bulky lid needed for safe pressure cooking. But one of the best aspects of the Instant Pot is its slow cooking abilities and that bulky lid ends up getting in the way (and maybe spilling some condensation on your countertop). Instead, pick up the tempered glass lid which not only has a vent for the steam, but also allows you to monitor what's happening inside.
$14 is the lowest price we've seen for this item.
Instant Pot Instant Pot Round Cook/Bake Pan with Lid & Removable Base
Normally $22, Now $15 at Amazon
Instant Pots can handle any sized job but this accessory makes it even easier to cook something small or large. Fit for cooking and baking in 6- and 8-quart pressure cookers, it has a removable lid as well as a removable base. It also can be used to reheat foods and is freezer safe.
Instant Pot Instant Milk Frother
Normally $50, Now $32 at Amazon
Instant Pot is known for its countertop cooking machines, and this milk frother is included in the lineup. On sale right now, the latte, cappuccino, and macchiato maker may not make chili, chicken wings, meatloaf or other Instant Pot staples, but it does make the perfect addition to any at-home coffee bar, especially when it is on sale. We like it so much we think it's the best milk frother available.
$30 is the lowest price we’ve seen for this item.
Instant Pot Duo Crisp 6-Quart 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer
Normally $150, Now $104 at Walmart
Get the best of both worlds in a compact appliance. Two different lids open up a world of cooking options: the pressure cooker lid operates like your normal Instant Pot slow cooker / pressure cooker so you can steam, sauté, warm, slow cook, even dehydrate. Swap out for the Air Fryer lid and you’re good to go with low-fat frying and baking of chicken, French fries, and more.
$100 is the lowest price we've seen for this item.
Instant Pot Official 8-Piece Cook/Bake Set
Normally $50, Now $30 at Walmart
One of the beauties of Instant Pot is its versatility, and the wide range of accessories, add ons and conveniences available. This cook and bake set allows you to multi-task, maximize and otherwise further enjoy your device. Features two round pans (one with a removable base, a stainless steel divider, two wire egg racks (holds seven eggs each) / pan stackers and two snap-fit silicone lids.
The lowest price we’ve seen for this item is $30.
Instant Pot 6-Quart Max 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker
Normally $150, Now $120 at Williams Sonoma
For the do-it-all home chef, this high-pressure cooker (up to 15psi, higher than most electric pressure cookers) is ideal for home pressure canning. A sous vide function allows for gourmet cooking, while Nutriboost technology claims to add flavor to soups and bone broth via a boiling motion. The large touch screen format and added safety features, including automated venting, make the Max easy and comfortable to use.
$38 is the lowest price we've seen for this item.
Instant Zest Eight-Cup Rice Cooker by Instant Pot
Normally $50, Now $40 at Amazon
If you only seek a few of the common Instant Pot features, consider this compact rice cooker. Four smart program settings for one-touch cooking of white rice, brown rice, quinoa, and oatmeal. And of course, since it’s from Instant Pot, you can also steam fish or veggies with ease and easy cleanup. It’s a cheaper option, too, especially right now.
Instant Pot Instant Pot Meat Claws
Normally $16, Now $13 at Amazon
The saying you can never have too many accessories doesn’t usually apply to the kitchen, but it does when they are on sale. Not only do these Meat Claws make it easier and more convenient to shred meat quickly after cooking because of the special design that interlocks them together, but they are also quite a deal right now.
Instant Electric Precision Dutch Oven
Normally $230, Now $150 at Amazon and Walmart
New from Instant Pot is this multi-function Dutch oven designed to sauté and braise meats and vegetables, then slow cook them into stews, soups, sauces, roasts, and more. The interior enameled cast iron cook pot is removable for table-ready service or refrigerated storage. With intuitive presets, Instant Pot’s digital interface, and a self-braising grid on the underside of the lid for added moisture control, this may just be the Dutch oven of the future.
Instant Pot Duo Plus 8-Quart 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Normally $150, Now $100 at Macy's
Looking for a little more capacity in your Instant Pot? This 8-quart version of the Instant Pot Duo Plus does it all—pressure cooks, sautés, steams, slow cooks, sous vides, and more—and also makes it easier to prepare a meal for a crowd without taking up much more space in your kitchen
Instant Solo Single Serve Coffee Maker
Normally $100, Now $70 on Amazon
Instant makes much more than just its famous pressure cooker pots. This handy single-serve coffee maker can make a highly customized cup of coffee. Able to use coffee pods, grounds, and even a reusable pod, the Instant Solo also has a feature to adjust the brew strength. It comes in a variety of colors so you can find one that fits your kitchen décor.
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Normally $100, Now $80 at Walmart
Ideal for apartments, small countertops, or cooking just a few meals, this full-function 3-quart pressure cooker also functions as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, warmer, and sauté pot. With deals available at multiple retailers, now is a great time to get this iconic kitchen appliance.
The lowest price we've seen on this item is $59.
Instant Pot Duo Crisp 6.5-Quart with Ultimate Lid Multi-Cooker and Air Fryer
Normally $230, Now $160 at Amazon
This is the "ultimate" appliance for quick meals, slow braises, and yes, even bread proofing. The 13 features of this Instant Pot will cover all your kitchen needs, with on-screen instructions to help you along and the quietest steam release. Of course, there's an app to help you get acquainted (or re-acquainted) with your Instant Pot.
The lowest price we've seen is $160.
Instant Pot Star Wars Duo 6-Quart Pressure Cooker
Normally $100, Now $85 at Amazon
Have Darth Vader over for dinner with the Star Wars-themed 6-quart Duo. This model has 14 programs to choose from including manual for when you want to customize your cook. It also has the "keep warm" feature if you like to start the slow cooker before you leave for the office. If you've been in the market for the smaller 3-quart Instant Pot, the BB-8 version of this is also marked down.
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