A kitchen marvel if you ask me.
Features: dishwasher-safe 3-ply bottom stainless steel inner pot, 12 built-in cooker programs (soup, meat/stew, cake, egg, sauté, steam, rice, porridge, pressure cook, keep warm, multigrain, and slow cook), 24-hour delayed start timer, up to six times faster than standard cooking, energy efficient
Promising review: "It takes the place of several appliances. Great for soups, stews, roast beef, egg bites, and easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs. Six quart size is perfect for most families. Once you purchase the Instant Pot there are recipes on Pinterest, Facebook groups, and also some great cookbooks. There are many brands of pressure cookers, but this is the gold standard. Many prefer the Instant Pot brand due to the stainless steel inner pot. It's a lifesaver when you forgot to plan for dinner, because you can even cook from frozen. You do need to allow time to get up to pressure, actual cooking time, and time for pressure release. I recommend you get an additional sealing ring and use one for savory, one for sweet. Did I mention that it makes the best cheesecake?." —LizH
Get the 6Q Instant Pot from Walmart for $49 (originally $79) or the six quart Instant Pot Duo for $74.99 (originally $99.95, includes yogurt maker function).