Best early Prime Day deals on Instant Pot – CNET

If you’re on the hunt for an Instant Pot deal, stick with CNET. We’ve been watching carefully for price drops on the popular kitchen appliance and its accessories. While Amazon Prime Day — now set for June 21-22 — will likely bring some good multicooker deals, we’re already seeing price drops on the versatile kitchen sidekick.

Instant Pot is the always popular multicooker that functions as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer and warmer, with a sauté mode so you can make tender meats like brisket, beef stew, shredded chicken and pulled pork from start to finish. Check out these five big reasons to buy an Instant Pot for more helpful info on the small kitchen appliance that home cooks swear by for easy meals.

Wondering how to spot a multicooker deal? Instant Pots come in more variations than laptops, it seems, and pricing is often all over the map. The main rule: $60 to $70 is the sweet spot for a 6-quart Instant Pot. Most Instant Pots come in 3-, 6- and 8-quart sizes, with the 6-quart models being the most popular for families. For a single person or even a couple, you could easily get away with a 3-quart.

These are the best live deals on Instant Pot from around the web, but check back as we’ll be updating this list regularly.

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Crock-Pot

This is about as low as you’ll see any 6-quart multicooker drop. While Crock-Pot may not be the first brand that comes to mind when you think of the modern pressure cooker, this Instant Pot knock-off does everything you’ll need it to and gets extremely good marks in buyer reviews.

The Duo Nova has a few more features than the original Duo but is still an ideal first model for a multicooker novice. The Duo Nova combines seven appliances: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer and yogurt maker. The 3-quart size is perfect if you’re cooking for two or three, and $50 is a very tasty price.

Williams Sonoma

This specialized lid turns your Instant Pot into an air fryer and it actually works pretty well. The attachment usually goes for $90, so snag it while it’s on sale at Williams Sonoma.

Insignia

This Insignia multicooker does all the key things an Instant Pot does, but you’ll pay a third of the price. It also scores high marks in a whopping 3,000-plus verified purchase reviews, so don’t stress if you’re not as familiar with the brand name. We’ve done the digging and this discounted multicooker checks out. 

Instant Pot

The Viva appears to be an offshoot of the popular Duo model with the addition of sous vide and cake-making (!) options, according to Instantpotology. This Instant Pot does just about everything you’d want or need a multicooker to do and under $50 is about as low as you’ll see it go. It features 15 cook settings: soup, meat/stew, chili, cake, egg, slow cook, pressure cook, sauté, rice, multigrain, steam, sterilize, porridge, warm and yogurt. Again, 6 quarts is the most popular size: It’s large enough to cook for groups but not so huge that you’ll find it difficult to store. It also has OverHeat Protection, a safety lock to ensure safe pressure cooking.

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