For people whose job, exercise regimen and social life leave little time for gourmet cooking, the Instant Pot is a shining beacon of hope. In addition to everything slow cookers do, Instant Pots pressure-cook, saute, steam and more. Not to mention, they cut cooking time by up to 70 percent.
Less time, more versatility, fewer pans — what's not to love? Oh, and you know those taste compounds typically lost during cooking? They get sealed inside to make your food taste even better. No wonder 2 million have sold since the appliance launched in 2010.