Under Pressure: The 5 Best Instant Pot Alternatives For Multi-function Cooking

Best Instant Pot Alternatives for Multi-function
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The phenomenon that is Instant Pot has taken the pressure cooker world by storm. Now referred to as “multi-functional pressure cookers,” these pots are now digital, have upwards of 20 modes of cooking and can make everything from meats to desserts. By having crammed a tremendous amount of uses into one single product, you can have yourself a full-blown meal with just the press of a button.

We have found some great options in a variety of price points should the original Instant Pot elude you. The products below come complete with similar functions, such as programmable food choices, one-touch cooking and extensive safety options so all you have to do is choose the one that works best for you.

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1. Gourmia Digital Pressure Cooker

Gourmia’s Smart Pot Electric Digital Multifunction Pressure Cooker includes 13 cooking modes to make everything from meat and soup to desert and veggies. This smart pot cooks up to 70% faster than similar models, while still retaining all the flavor and nutrients in the meals. An inner removable non-stick liner makes cleaning a dream and a built-in lid rest means never having to place a hot lid on your counter again. A great value at under $70.

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2. T-Fal Programmable Pressure Cooker

The T-fal Cy505E 12-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker has 25 built-in smart cooking programs allowing you to combine meals to make in minutes. Twelve automatic functions allow you to press a button and cook everything from rice and oatmeal to reheating soup and keeping food warm. No need to keep your eye on the cooker; simply set the timer from 5 minutes to 12 hours and go enjoy yourself while dinner cooks itself.

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3. COSORI Programmable Pressure Cooker

The COSORI 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker is another multifunctional slow cooker option. With 13 pre-programmed cooking options, 6 pressure levels, the COSORI is customizable to use with any recipe and has an online database full of accessible recipes. Also included are 9 safety mechanisms to ensure safe operation for daily use.

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4. Instant Pot 7-in-1

Probably the most popular option, the Instant Pot Duo is the number 1 selling, highly rated multi-cooker of the bunch. By combining 7 kitchen appliances into one programmable pot, you can prepare a multitude of dishes 70% faster — great if you lead a busy lifestyle. Fourteen Smart Programs have been included and with the simple press of a button, you can have many of your favorite dishes ready in no time. Instant Pot is so popular that it even has its own Amazon Alexa skill with 300+ recipes, cooking videos, guided cooking and more.

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5. COSORI Programmable Multi-Cooker

Another option for the best selling COSORI is their 8-Quart 8-in-1 Multi-cooker. This second generation version is their newest and features 6 new Custom Smart Control Programs, improved performance and steam technology. Complete with 6 cooking programs and 17 Smart Programs, this pressure cooker is also certified safe with 9 safety mechanisms and comes with a full recipe book.

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