***For Cyber Monday Deals on the Instant Pot, GO HERE.
A lot of you have been asking about the Instant Pot and what we can expect this Black Friday 2016. I’ve put together a list of the different Instant Pot options as well as what we saw for price last year on Amazon.
For those not familiar with the Instant Pot, it’s one of the most popular small kitchen appliances. It’s basically an electric pressure cooker. So, unlike a stovetop pressure cooker, the Instant Pot locks, seals and releases steam if there’s too much pressure, so there’s virtually no concern of explosions as there have been with traditional pressure cookers.
The Instant Pot cooks like a slow cooker, but in a fraction of the time. For example, I make roasts in an hour that are as tender as if I’d slow cooked it all day. Whole chickens can be cooked in 25 minutes, chicken breasts in 15 minutes, bone broth in 2 hours (as opposed to 24 hours stove top). One of my favorite things about the Instant Pot is I can cook rock hard, frozen meat (because we all forget to defrost meat from time to time!) quickly without defrosting it. I cook frozen chicken breasts in 25 minutes and they come out extremely tender and juicy, you’d never know it was cooked from frozen.
The Instant Pot also eliminates the need for multiple pans, pots and dishes. You can saute the meat in the Instant Pot prior to cooking.
Here’s what reader Nikki says about her new Instant Pot:
“I love the Instant Pot! It has changed the way we eat- real food so much more accessible and convenient that we never find ourselves running out and getting carry out in a pinch. I’ve made whole meals of course but also yogurt, artichokes, beets, hard boiled eggs, soups- the list goes on and on. A bit intimidating a first but super easy once you get the hang of it. I am buying another as soon as I see a deal!”
There are two options for the Instant Pot, the 6-in-1 and the 7-in-1. The 6-in-1 acts as a pressure cooker, sauté/browning, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer & warmer. The 7-in-1 offers all of these and also has a yogurt making function (you can make dairy or dairy-free yogurt, like coconut milk yogurt). The 6-in-1 comes in the sizes 5 qt. and 6 qt. The 7-in-1 comes in the sizes 5, 6 and 8 qt. I’ve found that the 6 qt. 7-in-1 is the perfect size for most dishes. I can make large batches of soups, rice and broth as well as 3 lb. roasts, larger whole chickens and other meats.
Last year, Amazon had the best prices on the Instant Pot on Black Friday. I’ve included the links to the Instant Pot products available on Amazon right now, as well as the regular prices so you can compare when they start to drop.
Instant Pot, 5 qt. 7-in-1 reg. $109
Instant Pot, 6 qt. 7-in-1 reg. $129.95
Instant Pot, 8 qt. 7-in-1 reg. $159.95
Instant Pot 5 qt., 6-in-1 reg. $89.95
Instant Pot 6 qt. 6-in-1 reg. $99.99
Instant Pot 6 qt., 7-in-1 Bluetooth Enabled reg. $179.95
Here are some of the lowest prices we’ve seen on Amazon in the past on the Instant Pot (including last year’s Black Friday price).
Black Friday 2015- Instant Pot, 6 qt. 7-in-1 $78.50
Black Friday 2015- Instant Pot, 6 qt. 6-in-1 $79
Amazon Prime Day July 2016- Instant Pot, 6 qt. 7-in-1 $69.99 *lowest price ever
Deal of the Day May 2016- Instant Pot, 5 qt. 6-in-1 $67.89
I expect the prices of the Instant Pot to drop Thanksgiving afternoon/evening, and if they follow last year’s trend, they should drop even further on Black Friday. The prices actually went up for Cyber Monday, so if the price is low on Black Friday, I recommend grabbing it then. ***For Cyber Monday Deals on the Instant Pot, GO HERE.
I’ll be monitoring and reporting the prices as soon as they drop here on All Natural Savings, so be sure to check the site frequently. You can also join our Facebook Group for updates on the Instant Pot price drops.
You can also go here for the latest updates on the Instant Pot price (be sure to bookmark it as it will be updated frequently throughout the week).