I first heard about the Instant Pot at the very beginning of this year when Cambria polled readers to find out their favorite slow cooker. Instead of a traditional slow cooker, many of you raved about the Instant Pot, but I'd never even heard of it. My curiosity led me to Amazon, where I found pages and pages of glowing reviews. Was I the only person who didn't know about the Instant Pot?
A few months later, I reviewed the Instant Pot on the site. I approached it with a mixture of excitement and curiosity, along with a large dose of skepticism and disbelief. I mean, can one appliance really do the job of seven? That was eight months ago. After much use, here's what I think about it now.