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Prime Day has become so all-encompassing as a retail event that the term has come to include more than just the annual monster sale on Amazon. The annual sales spectacular has also spawned many knock-off savings events like Walmart’s Big Save and Target’s Deal Days, which are on now to coincide and directly compete with Prime Day.
The convergence of these three major sales brings big deals on Instant Pot and Instant Pot-copycat brands this week. Since it is definitely pressure cooker season, we’ve scoured the sales to find the best discounts on Instant Pots, slow cookers and other multicookers. So far we’ve found aon Walmart’s website and a sleek, black and silver available online from Target, among other deals. We’ll update this story with more of Amazon’s Prime Day deals as they become available.
This is about as inexpensive as you’ll find any multicooker, with all the functionality of an Instant Pot but for about half the price. The Insignia scores high marks in verified-purchase reviews on Best Buy and has six quarts of cooking capacity — which is more than enough to handle easy weeknight dinners for a family of four.
Best known for its slow cookers, Crock-Pot has its own version of the Instant Pot now and it scores extremely high marks in verified-purchase reviews from Target. It’s down to $50 right now. The Express does everything that your standard Instant Pot does, including pressure cook, slow cook, warm, steam, sauté and more. If you dig a sleek, black and silver aesthetic, this is definitely your pick.
For a subtler Instant Pot, the 6-quart Lux is also on sale, down to just $59 and available in red or navy blue. The 6-quart Lux sports 12 cooking programs and a programmable timer. Free two-day shipping is included.
This multicooker does not have Instant Pot’s signature pressure cooking function but it does slow cook, sear and sauté, steam, bake, roast and warm. It has a full 6-quart cooking capacity and sleek, modern look.
The Instant Pot Duo Crisp is likely the most versatile in the entire line since the crisping lid turns your multicooker into an air fryer. Make tender meats and flavorful stews down below and then air fry up a batch of chicken wings or french fries in seconds, or make fall-off-the-bone pork ribs and finish them with the air fryer lid for a crispy, crunchy outside.