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While Amazon Canada has been running a week full of deals in celebration of Black Friday, it appears that the internet shopping giant has saved one of the best for last.
Right now, two bestselling versions of the ever-popular Instant Pot are on sale as one of today’s Deals of the Day, and they start at just $90. If you’re considering adding this “life-changing” appliance to your own kitchen, read on to see if it’s actually worth it.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $90 (originally $130)
The Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker is just one of the many members of the growing Instant Pot family, but with the current Black Friday deal at Amazon, it’s also one of the most affordable.
With a 6-quart capacity that’s ideal for soups and stews, this pressure cooker does so much more than you might expect. It also comes with settings to saute, cook rice, steam veggies, and cook poultry among other things. It’s an ideal choice for those who are new to the world of Instant Pot, or are just starting out learning how to cook.
For even more cooking tips and tricks, you can download the Instant Pot app, which is filled with more than one thousand recipes to get you started on your culinary adventure.
Why shoppers love it
Backed by a 4.6-star rating from more than 18,000 customer reviews, the Instant Pot Duo Nova makes a great addition to any kitchen setup. It’s also a solid choice for gifting, which any home chef is sure to love.
“We love our Instant Pot! It’s quickly become one of the most used small appliances in our household,” said one reviewer. “Made soup broth AND soup in under 3 hours for last night's dinner! I can’t wait to get more attachments to use with it so I can make even more!”
“I gave this particular model as a Christmas gift last year and now decided to get one for myself,” added another. “Great for making soups and stews. Still experimenting with the other features. Great appliance for every kitchen.”
Some users have noted that it drakes some time to learn how to correctly use all of the Instant Pot’s settings to cook, but the learning curve seems to be worth it.
“After doing some online research I decided to purchase one and try it. There are some things to learn about right at first (especially concerning the steam release - hence only four stars for safety features), but once I got the steps down it was very easy to use and really speeds up meal preparation,” reads one review.
While an Instant Pot may require a bit of trial and error before you get the cooking methods down, it's a great tool to have on hand for busy weeknight dinners. You can set it and forget about it until the timer goes off, when you’ll end up with delicious and low-stress meals at home.
Since this Deal of the Day is only on for a limited time, you’ll want to add this multipurpose cooker to your cart before it’s gone, or shop the Instant Pot Ultra on sale for 30 per cent off if you’re already an Instant Pot pro.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.