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No one knows exactly what kind of deals Amazon will feature for its 2019 Amazon Prime Day sale on July 15 and 16. However, all you have to do is take a look at previous year’s Prime Day success stories to get a hint at what this year’s popular products could be. And according to Amazon, U.S. shoppers made the Instant Pot their top-ranked purchased for the 2018 Prime Day.
The Instant Pot continues to be a top seller on Amazon throughout the year because of its versatility. Its multi-function cooking ability makes it a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker and many other things, all in one compact package. Plus, with the Instant Pot’s pressure-cooker feature, many meals that can take a long time to cook can become easy weeknight options. Speed cooking all in one pot? Yes, please!
If the Prime Day numbers are any indication, this is the time when many people who haven’t jumped on board the Instant Pot bandwagon finally take the plunge. The deep discounts mean first-time IP buyers don’t have to invest as much money up front. It’s a deal too good to pass up for families looking put homemade meals on the table in an easier and faster way.
If you’re on the lookout for your first (or a new!) Instant Pot, you might want to consider the Instant Pot DUO60 6-Quart 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker. It’s a favorite of many reviewers, in part because it offers a big bang for the buck. Retailing at $99, this Instant Pot is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer and yogurt maker. You can also saute, steam, cook oatmeal and much more. It’s already marked down to $74.95 right now, but keep an eye out for this to be included in an even bigger Prime Day deal.
But, what do you do with your sparking new Instant Pot once it arrives on your doorstep? Don’t worry, friends! We’ve got you covered with a few easy, delicious ideas to get you started on the right path.
Instant Pot Roasted Chicken
One of the most popular main dishes cooks prepare in the Instant Pot is chicken. You can cook the bird whole or in parts, and it can be either fresh or frozen. The only difference between cooking defrosted or frozen chicken is simply how much time it needs in the Instant Pot. Believe it or not, you can have chicken from the freezer and onto the table in less than 45 minutes.
One of our favorite Instant Pot recipes is this faux-tisserie chicken from Cooking with Curls. It only requires the chicken, a few spices, some onion, garlic and water or stock, and it only takes five minutes to prep the bird. Talk about an easy weeknight dinner!
Instant Pot Spaghetti
Yes, you can cook up a big pile of spaghetti in your Instant Pot, and you don’t need any other pots or pans to get the job done. Preparation, cooking and clean up is a snap, and you will get a hearty, delicious meal in 15 minutes. Blogger Nichole at The Salty Marshmallow has the full recipe, which she also posted on Facebook:
Instant Pot Spiced Carrot Cake
Do you have a sweet tooth? You can make a cake in your Instant Pot! This classic carrot cake recipe from Instant Pot goes into the cooker instead of your oven. It tastes like the old-fashioned favorite but lets you keep your kitchen cool in the summer, or leaves room in the oven for other important dishes.
Who knows what we’ll see deals on during Prime Day this year. We might find steals on air fryers, or Dutch ovens. But if you’re itching for an Instant Pot, you’re now ready with some proven recipes to try as soon as it arrives. Happy cooking!
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