Here's Where to Buy the Instant Pot on Black Friday (Starting Now!)
Different models are on sale at different stores — don't miss the deal on the one you want.
I think we're ready to officially dub 2018 the Year of the Instant Pot — we certainly caught the pressure-cooking bug, and so many of you did too. But if you've been waiting to pull the trigger on purchasing a good ol' IP, now's the time! The iron is hot for striking! It's Black Friday!
But actually, hold on, don't just throw the nearest Instant Pot into your cart. (Sorry, we got excited.) As the IP has gotten more popular, the company has come out with tons of new and different models, each with their own bells and whistles. And if you look closely at all the Black Friday deals (which, of course, we did), you'll see that certain models are only on sale at certain retailers.
Here are the Instant Pot deals we think you should look out for — familiarize yourself with the best one for you and then you can hurry to click "check out." (And we do suggest you hurry — there's no telling how long the deals will last.)
Who to Buy It For: This model is what we like to recommend as your standard, introductory Instant Pot — so buy it for an IP newbie. You might be tempted to start them off with the smaller, 3-quart model, but most recipes are developed for the 6-quart, and it's more versatile, which makes it a better bang for your buck. (And the 3-quart is really not much smaller than the 6-quart anyway.)
What to Make in It: Food Network Kitchen's chicken adobo is a fan-favorite, and you (or the giftee) probably already own most of the ingredients. And of course, you'll want to give easy-peel hard-boiled eggs a spin.
Who to Buy It For: This Instant Pot's extra capactiy obviously makes it great for anyone who's regularly feeding a crowd. Plus, it's also a good option for anyone who enjoys cooking larger cuts of meat — like a big pork shoulder or even a couple chickens. But note that the LUX doesn't have a "low pressure" setting and it can't make yogurt, so it's a less versatile machine than the DUO.
What to Make in It: Our Whiskey and Honey Glazed Ham is beautiful enough to serve as a holiday main.
Sale Price: Sur La Table: $99.96 (reg. $149.95)
Who to Buy It For: Yourself, since you obviously deserve the fanciest Instant Pot. 😛 Just kidding — kinda. The Ultra has settings that are much more customizeable than the other IPs (you can set it to cook with or without pressure at the exact temperature you want). This will be fun for the hobbiest who really loves to experiment with recipes, but it might feel too complicated for the average cook.
What to Make in It: There's also a cake program preset on the Ultra (and an egg program), so you might give it a whirl with our Confetti Cake recipe.