Do You Need An Instant Pot On Your Kitchen Counter? Instant Pots have become one of the most sought after kitchen appliances in modern times. Take just a single statistic as the proof that is required to back up this statement. As Amazon gears up for Amazon Prime Day in 2019 it is worth noting that the online retail giant sold 300,000 Instant Pots during Amazon Prime Day in 2018. Whether or not the demand will be the same in the period starting July 15, 2019, remains to be seen – but the demand for this appliance does not seem to have slowed. The question is whether you need an Instant Pot in your kitchen. The Instant Pot is much more than a pressure cooker. It also functions extremely well as a slow cooker, it can seer and brown a variety of meats, it can saute and steam even the most delicate of foodstuffs perfection, as well as help the aspirant home chef create magnificent desserts and even provide wonderful baked goods and it is a magnificent rice cooker. Some models even provide the ability to create homemade yogurt. In short, it replaces a variety of countertop appliances and can even take the place of a stovetop or oven. Just from a space-saving point of view it simply makes sense. There is also the attraction of cooking the most nutritious and appealing meals in a fraction of the time that it would take using traditional methods. Even the toughest of ingredients (think brisket or pork ribs) can be ready in one-third of the time that would normally be the case. The key is the combination of high pressure and heat – and it works very well. This may sound like the pressure cooker of old. But there are some important differences. The old school pressure cookers always came with a hint of danger, they were, in many cases extremely temperamental. But the Instant Pot comes with a host of safety features that serve to regulate both internal pressure and heat (and whether or not the lid has been properly secured) – so these appliances are extremely safe. Add to this the fact that the preprogrammed settings make it easier to prepare even the most complex of meals. So you have an appliance that saves space, saves time and cuts down on stress. Then you add to an already attractive recipe the enormous number of recipes that are available on the Internet and you get an appliance that is truly versatile. The answer to the question of whether you need an Instant Pot is almost certainly yes. Start your search for a model that suits your unique needs today.