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Which Instant Pot should you buy on Prime Day Heres a breakdown

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Instant Pot (noun): 

1. The multicooker that can thaw a few frozen chicken breasts in less than three minutes, slash a six-hour slow cooker recipe down to 45 minutes, and replace a slew of appliances that are collecting dust in your cabinet.

2. An extremely hot Prime Day and Black Friday item, rounding out as a top 10 item for Amazon on Prime Day and Black Friday 2019. Expect Prime Day 2021 deals on evolved models from 2019 and 2020 instead of (or on top of) deals on the older Lux and Duo, which have been *the* sale models for the past few years. Read more...

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CHEAPEST

6-in-1 Instant Pot Lux

At its Prime Day or Black Friday price, you're $50 away from an Instant Pot that covers the basics.

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, steaming, warming, sautéing
  • Sizes: 3 quart, 6 quart, 8 quart
  • New lid with safe steam valve features: No
$79.95 from Amazon

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BUDGET PICK

7-in-1 Instant Pot Duo

It's one up from the cheapest Instant Pot, but the yogurt maker makes it worth the few extra dollars.

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, steaming, warming, sautéing, and yogurt making
  • Sizes: 3-quart, 6-quart, and 8-quart
  • New lid with safe steam valve features: No
$99.95 from Amazon

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MOST SIZE OPTIONS

7-in-1 Instant Pot Duo Nova

The same best-selling Duo that everyone loved, now with a steam release valve that you can't forget to close.

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, steaming, warming, sautéing, and yogurt making
  • Sizes: 3, 6, 8, and 10-quart
  • New lid with safe steam valve features: Yes
$99.95 from Amazon

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BEST FOR VERSATILITY WITHOUT TOO MUCH TECH

9-in-1 Instant Pot Duo Plus

The most advanced model without a dial packs three new functions while staying user-friendly.

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, steaming, warming, sautéing, yogurt making, egg cooking, sterilizing, cake making
  • Sizes: 3 quart, 6 quart, 8 quart
  • New lid with safe steam valve features: No
$129.95 from Amazon

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BEST FOR CONTROL FREAKS

10-in-1 Instant Pot Ultra

A great high-end alternative to the Evo Plus, the Ultra button lets you control all parts of the cooking process.

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, sautéing, steaming, warming, yogurt making, sterilizing, egg cooking, and customizable programming
  • Sizes: 3-quart, 6-quart, and 8-quart
  • New lid with safe steam valve features: No
$149.95 from Amazon

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BEST HIGH-END MODEL

9-in-1 Instant Pot Evo Plus

The "it" girl of Instant Pots is armed with 48 built-in recipe settings and the sexiest interface to date.

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, steaming, warming, sautéing, yogurt making, baking, and sous vide
  • Sizes: 6-quart and 8-quart
  • New lid with safe steam valve features: Yes
$119.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR PRESSURE CANNING

Instant Pot Max

The first Instant Pot with a touch screen has a pressure canning addition that you won't find everywhere.

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, sautéing, steaming, warming, yogurt making, sterilizing, egg cooking, sous vide, and pressure canning
  • Sizes: 6-quart
  • New lid with safe steam valve features: Yes
$149.95 from Amazon

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BEST FOR UNPREDICTABLE SCHEDULES

Instant Pot Smart Wi-Fi Series

The same classic buttons as the Duo with the convenience of adjusting time and temperature via smartphone.

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, sautéing, steaming, warming, and yogurt making
  • Sizes: 6-quart
  • New lid with safe steam valve features: No
$149.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR RECTANGULAR ROASTS

Instant Pot Aura Pro

A staple for roast lovers, this unique shape and sous vide function make it fierce slow cooker competition.

  • Functions: Slow cooking, steaming, stewing, sautéing, warming, baking, roasting, yogurt making, multigrain, and sous vide
  • Sizes: 6-quart and 8-quart
  • New lid with safe steam valve features: No
$129.95 from Amazon

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BEST FOR AIR FRYING

Instant Pot Duo Crisp

Instant Pot finally answers the Ninja Foodi competition with a solid air frying pressure cooker and 100% removable lids.

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, steaming, dehydrating, sous vide, sautéing, air frying, roasting, baking, broiling, and warming
  • New lid with safe steam valve features: Yes
  • Sizes: 6-quart
$149.99 from Walmart

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MOST ADVANCED

Instant Pot Pro Crisp

The rejuvenated crisping Instant Pot adds handles, two lids, and charcoal chrome siding outside and a hotter thermometer inside.

  • Functions: Pressure cooking, slow cooking, steaming, dehydrating, sous vide, sautéing, air frying, roasting, baking, broiling, and warming
  • Sizes: 8-quart
  • New lid with safe steam valve features: Yes
$249.95 from Amazon

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BEST TOASTER OVEN REPLACEMENT

Instant Vortex Plus

Instant Pot expands their product line with an air fryer that can rotate poultry and dehydrate fruit.

  • Sizes: 6-quart and 10-quart
  • Functions: Air fry, roast, broil, bake, reheat, rotate, and dehydrate
  • New lid with safe steam valve features: N/A
$119 from Amazon

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BEST FOR GRAINS

Instant Pot Zest

Nail the perfect rice or quinoa consistency every time without waiting around to stir.

  • Functions: White rice, brown rice, steam, quinoa, oatmeal, mixed grains, barley, couscous, bulgur oatmeal and risotto
  • Sizes: 8-cup and 20-cup
  • New lid with safe steam valve features: N/A
$29.95 from Amazon

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