Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the New Instant Pot

Instant Pot reveals an upgraded model of their popular pressure cooker at the International Home and Housewares Show. Here's what we know so far.

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Let’s be honest, we’re all a little obsessed with the Instant Pot. (And all the tasty recipes you can cook in it!) This popular pressure cooker is a huge game-changer when it comes to getting a meal on the table during a busy week. It certainly saves you a ton of time, but not as much time as the newest model of the Instant Pot

Yep, we’re not joking. Instant Pot is getting an upgrade, and we pretty much can’t contain ourselves.

The new Instant Pot Max was revealed at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago on Saturday, Mar. 10, and it is truly a thing of beauty. This new Instant Pot is a 6-quart electric pressure cooker that can actually cook 15 percent faster than the original appliance. It can pressure cook a full 15 pounds per square inch, while the normal Instant Pot models will cook at 12 psi.

With a high pressure like this, you can even add home canning to the long list of things you can make in an Instant Pot. That’s right, there are now eight Instant Pot buttons to choose from when cooking: Pressure cook, sauté or brown, rice, steam, slow cook, soup or broth, yogurt, and canning.

Along with higher pressure, the exterior of this appliance also got an upgrade. Unlike the usual Instant Pot, Instant Pot Max has a touchscreen, making it easier to control what you need to cook. They also swapped out buttons for a dial on this new model, making it easier to tweak the temperatures you need for your Instant Pot cooking. With the new touchscreen and dial, you can actually adjust the presets for each of the eight Instant Pot buttons. And if you’re not sure which button to use, here’s what those buttons on your Instant Pot actually mean.

Convinced you need one yet? If not, this may just change your mind: Instant Pot Maz has an automatic pressure-venting function. With the current Instant Pots, you have to either wait for the pressure to naturally release, or manually open the steam valve yourself. But now, with this automatic feature, you don’t have to worry about releasing steam when needed. Plus, this pot has a planned agitation feature that will stir food.

Yes, it truly is a dream appliance, and it will be on shelves very soon. It’s been reported that Instant Pot Max will hit shelves in May or June, some even saying it could be as early as Mother’s Day. Sounds like the perfect gift, especially if that means making one of these delicious 50 Instant Pot recipes!

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