Amazon Prime Day's Best Deal Will Make You a Better Cook

Amazon Prime Day's Best Deal Will Make You a Better Cook

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Lisa Freedman
Jul 11, 2017
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If you've been kicking yourself since last year because you didn't get your hands on an Instant Pot during Amazon Prime Day (when the six-quart model was marked down to $70, from $120), you can stop. Cut yourself some slack and consider yourself lucky because it's on sale again this year — and the sale is even bigger. This year the eight-quart option is on sale.

Yep, for 2017's Amazon Prime Day, the Eight-Quart Instant Pot is on sale for $90, from $130. (That's around 30 percent off.) So you'll have to pay 20 bucks more than what you would have paid last year, but when you think of it like $10 per quart, it's kinda worth it — especially if you have a big family.

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Wait, What Is the Instant Pot?

If you still aren't familiar with the Instant Pot, you may be scratching your head right now. In a nutshell, it's a seven-in-one multi-cooker that works as an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, warmer, and sauté pan all in one. Its versatility makes it ideal for people in small apartments or with limited space. We first started using one a few years ago and have been borderline obsessed with it ever since. (But not as obsessed as this woman.)

What Can You Make in an Instant Pot?

All the things. Or most of all the things! As we mentioned, you can use an Instant Pot as a slow cooker, which means you can make all sorts of stews, meaty main dishes, soups, and more. And because it's got a bunch of other features, you can also use the sauté, pressure cooker, and warming functions to make, say, tomato-braised lentils — all in one vessel. Your options are practically limitless.

Cleaning and Caring for Your Instant Pot

Convinced to buy one? (Reminder: The Eight-Quart Instant Pot is marked down to just $90 as part of Amazon Prime Day!) Yay! While you wait for its almost instant delivery, you should read some of this insider intel.

Will you take advantage of this Amazon Prime Day deal?

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