The hubbub over the Insta Pot started last year when The New York Times fell head over heals for the do-everything kitchen gadget. And when we say “head over heals,” we mean the newspaper wrote many articles about it in the span of a few months that were too sappy to be made into Anne Hathaway-led rom-coms. (You can read them all here.) The Insta Pot became a must-give gift this past holiday season and it’s spawned a Facebook fan club with over one million members.

All that said, the Insta Pot isn’t new. It came out in 2010. But the hoards of new fans are right: it’s the one kitchen gadget you should buy in the 2018. Why? Well, if you’re like us, kitchen space is at a premium, and you currently have a gadget for every specific task taking up precious cabinet space. Avocado slicer. Lemon juicer. The waffle maker you got for the holidays three years ago that you’ve never used but might use one day. The Insta Pot might not replace those gadgets, but it will do away with a bunch of others. 

What exactly is it? Well (*takes deep breath and gets ready to speak like the Micro Machine Man*), it’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, egg cooker, sauté-r, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer. It slices and dices! (It doesn’t.) When you break it all down, the Insta Pot can do so damn much that you could toss your rice cooker, a couple pans, a few pots, and more. Here‘s a bit more about how you can use it, also coming from The New York Times, a company we’re beginning to suspect invented the Insta Pot. Many recipes require no extra devices to complete, meaning you can cook lasagna with little more than your new space-saving kitchen gizmo. Plus, since it’s a pressure cooker, it will cut down on the amount of time needed. Not only will you be cooking more, but you’ll be cooking faster. We’ve pledge our allegiance to that almighty Insta Pot and we’re pretty damn happy about it.

Available in three sizes (3 Quart, 6 Quart, and 8 Quart), the Insta Pot is going to make cooking in 2018 a whole hell of a lot easier.


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