Meet the trendy multi-cooker that does the work of seven different appliances in one: the Instant Pot. Combining a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer into one convenient counter-top appliance, the Instant Pot is a home cook’s dream—but it’s also pretty pricey. However, for Black Friday, the 8-quart DUO model is only $69.99 on Amazon, half-off the original price of $139.95.
Perfect for anyone who wants to spend less time in the kitchen (it cooks food 70 percent faster than other methods), this Instant Pot has 14 different programmable options, from steaming veggies and fish to baking cakes, so making dinner is as simple as pressing a button. And while both of the smaller sizes (the 3-quart and 6-quart) are also on sale, sizing up to the 8-quart model makes sense if you frequently cook large batches or entertain friends and family.
Another perk is the 24-hour timer, so you can choose when your meal starts cooking, along with the warming function, which will keep your food hot until you’re ready to eat. And according to the over 28,000 reviews on Amazon (giving the multi-cooker an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars), the Instant Pot DUO is super easy to use, thanks to the non-stick stainless steel bottom and the 10 different safety mechanisms which calm any “exploding pressure cooker” fears.
Whether you want the Instant Pot for yourself or if you’re buying it for a special someone on your list, you should act fast. Not only does the deal only last until midnight tonight, the appliance sold out at multiple retailers last year (over 200,000 Instant Pots were sold on Black Friday 2017 alone!), so you’ll want to get yours ASAP.