Technology Instant Pot alternative: Grab a 6-quart Gourmia pressure cooker for $40
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Time is a precious commodity. If you'd like to spend less of it standing in front of a stove, consider investing in a pressure cooker, which can significantly shorten cooking times for a variety of foods. (Not convinced? Check out this story on .)
The well-known and hugely popular Instant Pot starts at around $70, though Black Friday deals are imminent. But here's a cheaper alternative right now: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the(plus tax). It normally sells for $80. If you think you might want something larger, the 8-quart model often goes on sale for $50.
Cook all the things with this 6-quart Gourmia pressure cooker for $50
This model costs less than the same-size Instant Pot but does even more.The well-known (and hugely popular) Instant Pot starts at around $70, but here's a cheaper -- and arguably better -- alternative: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the Gourmia GPC965 6-quart pressure-cooker for $49.99 shipped (plus tax). In the past it's been priced as high as $200, though mostly it hovers around $80.
If you've never owned one of these, you might be amazed by its versatility. It not only pressure cooks foods, but also steams, sautes and slow-cooks. So, yeah, if you're short on counter space, you can swap this in for your Crock Pot.
Beyond that, it offers an impressive 13 presets for things like rice, beans and meat. The 400-plus user reviews for this model average out to 4.6 stars.
About a year ago I started using a pressure cooker myself, and although they can be a little intimidating at first -- that steam-release valve! -- I can definitely understand the popularity. One of my favorite recipes so far:. (It's on the healthy side, too.)
An Instant Pot with a sous vide function (yes, really!) is more than 50% off
And more from the Sur la Table warehouse sale.In addition to its famous pressure cooker, slow cooker and warming functions, this model sports a sous vide function for perfect tender pork tenderloin, chicken and healthy salmon steaks. The same or similar models retail for as much as $150, but the Instant Pot Aura is currently just $60 during the limited-time sale.
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Note: Originally published earlier this year. Updated to reflect new sale prices and/or availability.
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A $60 Instant Pot with sous vide function (!) is on sale, today only .
Plus, a KitchenAid pro series stand mixer for less than $200 at Best Buy.The Instant Pot Viva 9-in-1 multicooker works as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, warmer, steamer, rice cooker and even sous vide cooker for easy apps, super sides and tender, fall-off-the-bone main courses. This miracle machine is currently half off, down to under $60 during the one-day-only deal. Yes, Instant Pot can help you nail your holiday hosting duties, but it can also make a perfect gift for anyone on your list.