The Instant Pot Smart Wifi-equipped pressure cooker
Why it's great: You can cook entire hearty meals start-to-finish in under 20 minutes
If you’ve somehow eluded the Instant Pot craze of the last couple years, you’re missing out. The programmable pressure cooker, which has been one of the hottest selling Prime Day and Cyber Monday products in recent memory, has become a beloved countertop appliances by kitchen whizzes and novice home cooks alike thanks to its ability to turn out next-level meals in a matter of minutes.
Old-school pressure cookers are notoriously finicky (and borderline dangerous), but the Instant Pot manages to make rapidly cooking everything from meats and stews to soups and even yogurt exceedingly simple. It’s incredibly easy to use, with a touch panel decked out with one-touch settings for just about anything you’d want to make, and an arsenal of recipes. Plus it’s Wifi-enabled and pairs with both Alexa and a dedicated app so you can receive alerts when things are finished, or browse from an arsenal of Instant Pot-tailored recipes.
Just a heads up: there’s a slight learning curve when you first using it (we recommend watching how-to videos on YouTube to get comfortable), but if you're anything like us, you'll it'll quickly become your go-to kitchen tool.