This Instant Pot with 10,000 5-star reviews is on sale on Amazon Canada for $153

·Shopping & Lifestyle Editor
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Instant Pot 6QT Duo Evo Plus Electric Pressure Cooker. Image via Amazon.
Instant Pot 6QT Duo Evo Plus Electric Pressure Cooker. Image via Amazon.

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Cooking elaborate meals can easily become a time-consuming affair (guests or no guests), but there's one bestselling kitchen appliance that's a must-have for those who want to streamline their meal prep: the iconic Instant Pot.

Known for their set-it-and-forget-it convenience, the Instant Pot allows you to tackle a diverse range of foods with little effort, and can help take the work out of your dinners this season.

Right now, you can shop and save on one of the brand's top-rated pressure cookers, with the Instant Pot 6QT Duo Evo Plus Electric Pressure Cooker currently on sale for $153 on Amazon Canada.

Instant Pot 6QT Duo Evo Plus Electric Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot 6QT Duo Evo Plus Electric Pressure Cooker. Image via Amazon.
Instant Pot 6QT Duo Evo Plus Electric Pressure Cooker. Image via Amazon.

$153 $170 at Amazon

The details

While the Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus Electric Pressure Cooker features a 6-quart capacity that’s ideal for soups and stews, this pressure cooker does so much more than you might expect. Not only is it a pressure cooker, but it also features 48 customizable settings to help replace a slew of kitchen appliances including a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, and yogurt maker.

This version of the Instant Pot features the brand's largest screen yet, with an easy to read display that displays your cook time and other settings. It also cooks food up to 70 per cent faster than traditional cooking methods, and even lets you cook meats directly from frozen.

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What shoppers are saying

This top-rated Instant Pot is a hit among Amazon shoppers, as it's earned more than 10,000 five-star reviews. It's also received an average 4.6-star rating, making this one kitchen appliance that's well worth the investment.

One shopper praised the Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus for its "versatile size that can serve up to 6" which makes it an ideal choice if you're cooking meals for the entire family. They went on to add that its multiple settings are "handy and easy to use."

Another reviewer called this Instant Pot the "perfect appliance for impatient cooks." You're able to add your ingredients into the pot, set your timer and walk away, so it's also convenient for busy weeknight dinners as there's no need to stand in front of the stove "babysitting a pot."

Instant Pot 6QT Duo Evo Plus Electric Pressure Cooker, 6-QT. Image via Amazon.
Instant Pot 6QT Duo Evo Plus Electric Pressure Cooker, 6-QT. Image via Amazon.

While this Instant Pot has earned thousands of positive reviews, some shoppers have found that the slow cooker may not work as slowly as you may like. One shopper noted that their meals still boiled "even at the 'low' setting," so you may want to use this on days when you want a quicker meal rather than a slow cook time.

Others also found the appliance to be "too heavy to manage," especially by those who may be older or have mobility issues.

The verdict

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 version is on the larger size, it's best for those who often find themselves cooking for a crowd or meal prepping large batches. For a smaller option, you may want to give the Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt a try instead.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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