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Instant Pot has done an excellent job of taking the humble pressure cooker and turning it into a worldwide phenomenon. The electric cookers are all about getting more done in the kitchen in less time. With seven or more (depending on the model) preset cooking features, you can make everything from rice to yogurt to chilis and stews in this tabletop appliance. Cleanup is quick and painless—simply remove the metal bowl and place that, plus the lid, in the dishwasher.
Winter is a perfect time 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.
To help you find the best fit, we rounded up the best deals on Instant Pots right now.
We update these sales weekly, but products go fast! If something is out of stock or not on sale, check back next week for a batch of new deals.
Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer 11-in-1 (8 Quart)
Normally $225, Now $150 at Amazon
In case seven or nine functions wasn’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.
The lowest price we've seen for this item is $120.
"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 112-0022-01 Viva 6 Quart 9-in-1 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker
Normally $177, Now $114 at Amazon
When you need a workhorse for a large quantities and plenty of versatility, this is the Instant Pot you want. It’s the second largest model they make and features nine pre-sent cooking methods (including the yogurt and cake options), along with high and low pressure cooker settings. Sautée, sterilize, make rice, steam, cook a wide range of egg styles and more. Three warming temperature settings keep food at specific temperatures for up to 24 hours.
The lowest price we've seen is $89.
Instant Pot DUO80 8 Qt 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker
Normally $130, Now $100
If you don’t need every bell or whistle and are looking to simplify your kitchen life, the Duo80 is a great option. Primarily a pressure cooker and slow cooker, this version also cooks rice and makes yogurt, steams vegetables and sautés meat or vegetables. Ten presets aid in cooking, along with programmable warming and reheating functions.
The lowest price we've seen is $81.
Instant Pot 60-ounce Ace Cooking Blender
Normally $99, Now $50 at Amazon
Known for its multi-function pressure cookers / slow cookers, Instant Pot also produces this almost magical multi-function blender. Sure you can use it like a blender, but the 8-in-1 presets on the one hand allow for more complicated grain or soy milks and frozen desserts, and a concealed heating element and heat resistant glass pitcher mean you can also cook soups in it! (make sure your meat is browned separately on the skillet first). What won’t they think of next?
$50 is the lowest price we've seen for this item.
Instant Pot Duo 6 Quart Multi-Cooker Red Stainless Steel
Normally $99, Now $89
If your Instant Pot stays on the countertop, it’s okay to want it pop just a bit. Featuring all the functionality of 7-in-1’s - pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan and more, the regal red stainless steel finish is easy to clean and provides a modern look in any kitchen. Thirteen customizable programs accommodate a variety of one-touch meal options.
The lowest price we've seen is $87.
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker 6 Quart
Normally $235, Now $89
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. The three-quart option is also currently on sale for $64.
Instant Pot Duo Nova 8-Qt. 7-in-1, One-Touch Multi-Cooker
Normally $125, Now $100 at Amazon
Six quarts just not cutting it for you? Upgrade to the 8-quart version of the popular Instant Pot Duo Nova for all the same great features but with a larger capacity. It fits enough food to feed the whole family, and you’ll probably end up with some leftovers to save for lunch the next day.
The lowest price we've seen for this item is $81.
Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker
Normally $130, Now $89 at Walmart
This 9-in-1 Duo Plus model comes with everything you get in the Duo 7-in-1, but with two additional programs. The sous vide makes it easy to perfectly regulate the water and food temperature, and the sterilizer functions let you sterilize bottles and jars with zero effort. Like other Duo models, you can delay start for up to 24 hours.
The lowest price we've seen for this item is $59.
Instant Pot Duo Crisp 6-Quart 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer
Normally $150, Now $100 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 5-in-1 6-Quart Precision Dutch Oven
Normally $230, Now $220 at Amazon
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 6 Quart Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer Stainless Steel
Normally $130, Now $100 at Wayfair
Instant Pot doesn’t just make slow cookers and pressure cookers. This multi-function air fryer delivers a whole world of lower-fat flavor at the touch of a button. Pre-set smart buttons allow you to air fry, roast, broil, bake re-heat or dehydrate anything from chicken wings or fries, to carrots and apples. In addition to 9 built in smart programs, you can create custom settings, all in a small, easy-to-clean package.
$90 is the lowest price we've seen on this item.
Instant Pot Duo Mini 3-Quart 7-in-1
Normally $105, Now $70 at Amazon and Best Buy
Ideal for apartments, 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.
The lowest price we've seen on this item is $59.
Instant Pot Duo Plus 8-Quart 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Normally $160, Now $120 at Amazon
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. The lowest price we've seen for this is $70 (some are used-like-new).
Instant Pot 6-Quart Air Fryer Lid
Normally $110, Now $70 at Amazon
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. The heater and fan are built into the lid (as is the extended control panel), and it also comes with an air fryer basket and dehydrating/broiling tray.
The lowest price we've seen for this is $46.
Instant Pot Official 8-Piece Cook/Bake Set
Normally $50, Now $32
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. $30 is the lowest we've seen.
Instant Zest Eight-Cup Rice Cooker by Instant Pot
Normally $40, Now $38
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.
Instant Pot Official Mesh Steamer Basket Set of 2
Normally $36, Now $25 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 Silicone Cover
Normally $20, Now $17 at Walmart
This cover creates an air- and water-tight seal on an Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot—so you can just pop the pot out of the Instant Pot and put it in the fridge without needing to transfer anything or dirty another vessel. When you’re done with it, throw it in the dishwasher for quick cleaning.
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