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 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 a six-quart pot from Amazon for $79.95 (also available in three- and eight-quart sizes) or Williams Sonoma for $119.95.