While it may seem impossible for a kitchen appliance to amass any kind of "cult following," we've learned to never underestimate the power of the Instant Pot. Not only was it the best-selling product in America on Amazon Prime Day 2017, but this seven-in-one multi-cooker has a casual 21,689 reviews (and counting) on the e-commerce site, averaging out to an almost perfect five-star rating.
The appliance's dual functionality is by far its most impressive selling point; the Instant Pot serves as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, warmer, and can also sauté meat or vegetables. What's more, it features 14 different cooking settings, including soup, meat/stew, bean/chili, poultry, sauté/simmer, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, slow cook, keep warm, yogurt, manual, and pressure cook.
Understandably, the Instant Pot has spawned fan followings on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter, where enthusiasts can share recipes and tricks of the trade. While $100 is already an affordable price for an appliance with seven different functions, you can also snag it for around $70 when it's featured as Amazon's Deal of the Day.
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