If you missed out on the big Amazon Prime Day discount on the popular Instant Pot, here’s your second chance to get this wildly popular electric cooker that can do pretty much everything except do your grocery shopping for you.
The 1,000-watt Instant Pot Ultra is — if this is possible — an even more souped-up model than the DUO80 that was on sale for Amazon Prime Day. The six-quart Ultra has a bigger LCD screen and more intuitive user interface. It comes with 16 customizable preset programs for dishes and cooking methods, and it will remember how you last customized a setting the next time you go to use it. The company also added a new steam release reset button — good news for people who are freaked out about the prospect of the jet of hot steam a traditional pressure cooker can generate — and adjustments for high-altitude cooking.
The Ultra also adds sterilizing kitchen glassware and making cakes to Instant Pot's list of uses. This is on top of the all the other reasons home cooks and professional foodies alike can't get enough of this high-tech kitchen multitasker, which works (and works well, if the rave reviews are any indication) as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and warmer.
And right now, you can buy the Instant Pot Ultra for $120 — a 20% markdown off the regular $150 price, and a 60% markdown off the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $300 — at both Sur La Table and Amazon.com. But you've got to move fast: Sur La Table's sale is for one day only, and Amazon's price is subject to change.
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