Plus, more tempting multicooker deals from around the web.
Editor’s note, June 23: Prime Day has officially ended at Amazon, but Walmart’s sale continues throughout Wednesday. Check out the best Prime Day deals still available, and some other favorite Prime Day deals that are hanging on.
Amazon Prime Day is dust in the wind, but there are still plenty of deals still hanging around like that one guy from your high school graduating class. The big difference between Randy and these handy appliances is that one of them will make your life much easier, especially when it comes to planning dinner on a busy week. We’re still seeing post-Prime Day price drops on the highly versatile kitchen appliance, including the Instant Pot Viva — down to $59 at Walmart (save $40). The 6-quart Duo Crisp, which features a special lid that turns the Instant Pot into an air fryer, is also $40 off, down to $150 at Macy’s — and the lid by itself can be had for $75 at Target.
The Instant Pot is the 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. It delivers meals that taste like they’ve taken hours to make but in a fraction of the time, so it’s no surprise that they continue to be one of the hottest small kitchen appliances which is why we’re tracking Instant Pot deals to help you find the best possible price.
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: $60 to $70 is the sweet spot for a 6-quart Instant Pot and anything lower than that means we’re venturing into all-time-low territory as with the Duo Viva right now. 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.
Below you’ll find the best still-live Prime Day deals on Instant Pots from around the web.
Instant Pot Viva 6-quart: $59
You save $40 vs. other retailers
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.
Instant Pot Duo Crisp with air fryer function: $150
You save $40 vs. other retailers
The multicooker and air fryer have been battling it out for best kitchen appliance innovation over the past few years. With the Duo Crisp, you don’t have to decide which one to buy. Read more about the Duo Crisp here and then snag it while it’s on sale for Prime Day.
Instant Pot air fryer lid: $75
You save $15
If you already have an Instant Pot, you can buy the Crisp Lid by itself and it’s on sale right now. This specialized lid turns your Instant Pot into an air fryer and we found that it works pretty well. The attachment usually goes for $90 but it’s down to $75 at Target.
Insignia 6-quart multicooker: $35
You save $25
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.
Instant Pot 6-quart Duo with Mickey Mouse: $59
You save $20
The popular 6-quart Duo gets a little Disney flavor via Mickey himself. If you’re trying to teach the kids to cook, this could be a fun way to get them interested.
Instant Pot Duo Nova 3-quart: $50 (Update: Expired)
You save $25
The Duo Nova has a few more features than the original Duo but is still an ideal first model for a multicooker novice. The Duo Nova combines seven appliances: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer and yogurt maker. The 3-quart size is perfect if you’re cooking for two or three, and $50 is a tasty price.
Instant Pot Duo Plus 6-quart: $55 (Update: Expired)
You save $65
The Duo Plus has a few key enhancements over the original Duo, including an egg function and a sterilization function for all your picklers. According to our price tracker, this is about the lowest Duo Plus has ever dropped.
Crock-Pot Express 6-quart multicooker: $30 (Update: Expired)
You save $80
This is about as low as you’ll see any 6-quart multicooker drop. While Crock-Pot may not be the first brand that comes to mind when you think of the modern pressure cooker, this Instant Pot knock-off does everything you’ll need it to and gets extremely good marks in buyer reviews.