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UPDATE: Oct. 22 2021, 11:55 a.m. EDT This story has been updated to include the latest deals.
Looking for an Instant Pot this Black Friday but don’t know which one is best for you? Here are the best multicooker deals as of Oct. 22:
If this year is anything like years past, we expect Instant Pots and other multicookers like the Ninja Foodi to be hot items this Black Friday — meaning there will be big discounts as we get closer to the official shopping holiday.
But with big sales comes big demand, and considering the supply chain issues the world is facing in 2021, your best bet to score an Instant Pot this shopping season will be to get one early.
Which Instant Pots will be on sale for Black Friday?
Last year brought us killer deals like a $49 Instant Pot Viva and a $79 six-quart Instant Pot Duo Crisp, and this year we’re expecting similarly good deals on Instant Pots, Ninja Foodis, and other multicookers. The $79 Duo Crisp deal will almost definitely be back, and we’re expecting to see big discounts on the higher-end Instant Pot models too, like the Instant Pot Pro, Pro Crisp, and Smart WiFi.
How to buy an Instant Pot on Black Friday
In years past, shoppers have thrown elbows in stores to snag a deal on an Instant Pot, but that all changed with last year’s completely virtual Black Friday. This year, supply chain holdups mean that in-demand products like Instant Pots might be hard to get ahold of — forcing you to virtually throw hands with other shoppers to snag one.
To help you avoid any virtual fighting, our best tip is to shop these products early. While that may mean you won’t be able to snag the $79 Duo Crisp, there are tons of other early deals that you can take advantage of. Buying early and spending a few bucks extra is definitely better than showing up Instant Pot-less to your holiday gathering.
To help you secure your multicooker this year, we’ve rounded up some of the best early Black Friday deals on them. Don’t fret if a pot you like isn’t on sale yet, this page will be updated frequently through Cyber Monday with the latest prices and stock info to help you upgrade your kitchen with the ideal do-it-all pressure cooker (so be sure to check back regularly).
Instant Pot fanatics will definitely want to upgrade to the fancy-schmancy Instant Pot Pro. It comes with 28 smart cooking settings, five customizable “favorite” program settings, a stovetop-safe pot insert, and a sleek charcoal exterior. This pot is just as good at looking good on your countertop as it is at pressure cooking, slow cooking, and more. Plus, at just $5 above the lowest Amazon price we’ve seen, now is the ideal time to cop one for the upcoming gifting season.
A step up from the base duo model, you’ll get two added functions with the Duo Plus— sterilize and sous vide — that are perfect for the ambitious home cook. It also features a handy cooking progress bar, so you’ll always know exactly what’s going on inside your pot (and know exactly when your food will be ready).
$129.99 is a solid deal for a new Ninja Foodi FD101 — for reference, we saw a refurbished version of this model for the same price at Amazon. With 10-in-1 functionality, the ability to air fry, and a roomy five-quart capacity, this multicooker will quickly become a kitchen workhorse. It fits a four-pound chicken or two pounds of French fries with ease, and comes with a broiling rack to layer up — perfect for making large meals.
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