If you don't yet believe in miracles, you should get yourself an Instant Pot. The multi-function pressure cooker has been a hot ticket item for the past few years with Amazon reviewers saying, "I'm impressed" and, "This product is my best friend and I would marry it and grow old with it if I could." A bit dramatic? Maybe, but if you try it, you'll get it.
However, the price of an Instant Pot could soon skyrocket
Here's some unfortunate news: The price of an Instant Pot could soon rise if proposed tariffs on Chinese imports goes into effect next month. In a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative, Instant Pot's parent company Corelle Brands LLC said that the price of the appliance would increase by the full tariff amount of 25 percent, but argued for its cookers to be exempt. (According to Bloomberg, they also stated that there are currently no domestic producers of electric multi-cookers and they did not see any "other viable options" for moving production to another country.)
While the decision to implement the tariffs is still up in the air, one thing we know for sure if that now is the best time to buy an Instant Pot. Not only because it's price may go up, but because today on Amazon, the appliance is on sale!
But first‚ Instant Pots are on sale!
The Instant Pot Duo (an Amazon Best-Seller and mentioned above) is currently 20 to 30 percent off, depending on size. It's basically seven kitchen appliances in one: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer. The 3-quart version is currently priced at $50.99 (down from $79.95) and is great for small spaces, as well as making side dishes and dips. The 6-quart version is priced at $79.95 (originally $99.95) and is your average size for making soups and roasts and feeding a small family. And the 8-quart version is now going for $99.99 (normally $139.95), which is big enough to feed a small party!
The Instant Pot Duo Plus is also on sale and comes with two additional settings for making eggs and sterilizing things (new parents, you can use this for bottles!). The 3-quart and 6-quart versions are currently $10 off at $88.84 and $119.95 respectively. The 8-quart version is nearly $30 off, priced at $130.89.
If you're contemplating getting yourself an Instant Pot, now is the time to buy. You don't know what you're missing until you've cooked a beautifully tender, pull-apart-with-your-fork roast in under 2 hours.