If you’re on the hunt for an Instant Pot deal, stick with CNET. We’ve been watching carefully for price drops on the popular multicooker all year. If you also happen to be a Star Wars fan, or have a dad or grad who is, and could use a practical gift with a little Jedi flair, ais down to just $60 on Amazon — normally $100. It’s the most popular size and this is as low as we’ve seen the Yoda model drop. Disney fans can also nab a at Walmart.
is the uberpopular multicooker that functions as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer and warmer, with a sauté mode so you can make tender meats like brisket, beef stew, shredded chicken and pulled pork from start to finish. Check out for more helpful info on the small kitchen appliance that home cooks swear by for easy meals.
Wondering how to spot a multicooker deal? Instant Pots come in more variations than laptops, it seems, and pricing is often all over the map. The main rule: $50 to $70 is the sweet spot for a 6-quart Instant Pot. Most Instant Pots come in 3-, 6- and 8-quart sizes, with the 6-quart models being the most popular for families. For a single person or even a couple, you could easily get away with a 3-quart.
This special-edition Instant Pot Duo features 13 cooking programs to make easy pressure-cooked soups, stews, tender meats, beans, rice, yogurt and more. The 6-quart is the most popular size and this is the lowest we’ve seen the Baby Yoda model drop.
Speaking of themed Instant Pots, Walmart has a 6-quart Duo adorned with Disney’s famous mascot on sale for $59 — down from $79.
This Insignia multicooker does all the key things an Instant Pot does, but you’ll pay a third of the price. It also scores high marks in a whopping 3,000-plus verified purchase reviews, so don’t stress if you’re not as familiar with the brand name. We’ve done the digging and this discounted multicooker checks out.
This is probably the most popular Instant Pot. It doesn’t have a ton of the new fancy bells and whistles but it has everything you need from a multicooker, including a sear function, 14 one-touch smart programs and an easy-release safety valve.
The Viva appears to be an offshoot of the popular Duo model with the addition of sous vide and cake-making (!) options, according to Instantpotology. This Instant Pot does just about everything you’d want or need a multicooker to do and under $50 is about as low as you’ll see it go. It features 15 cook settings: soup, meat/stew, chili, cake, egg, slow cook, pressure cook, sauté, rice, multigrain, steam, sterilize, porridge, warm and yogurt. Again, 6 quarts is the most popular size: It’s large enough to cook for groups but not so huge that you’ll find it difficult to store. It also has OverHeat Protection, a safety lock to ensure safe pressure cooking.