Just how versatile? Nine functions in a single pot, including pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, cake maker, and warmer. Plus, 15 smart built-in programs, including soup/broth, meat/stew, bean/chili, cake, egg, slow cook, sauté, porridge, yogurt, and keep warm.
Promising review: "I'm a 33-year-old single mother of a 12-year-old child. I work one full-time job and one part-time job. I love that I can make meals in the Instant Pot quickly with minimal effort and have lots of leftovers. I am also really big into chili, beans, and stews/curries, so this is perfect! I eat a mostly plant-based diet and the moment I got home with this appliance, I used it to make a lentil curry: it was so easy, fast and delicious and the clean up was a breeze too. I admit, I was a bit intimidated by the appliance, but I got the hang quickly with the help of YouTube videos. I have also made steel-cut oatmeal and it came out amazingly! No more standing over a stove for 30 minutes and stirring every few minutes. This has saved me time and has kept me from ordering out so much due to sheer convenience." —Sharon
Get it from Amazon for $63.99+ (available in three sizes).