It's the talk of the town: Cooks can't get over how quickly the Instant Pot enables you to pressure-cook everything from soups and stews to beans and risotto. True, pressure cookers aren't new, but whereas older models often proved unsafe or unreliable, the Instant Pot delivers on the promise of the technology. Plus, boasting seven functions in one, it's not only a pressure cooker. In addition to providing steaming, warming, and sautéing functions, the user-friendly, stainless steel-lined Instant Pot also operates as a slow cooker, rice cooker, and yogurt marker. Indeed, for fast, fresh, homemade meals, it's hard to imagine a more fully featured small appliance. Available at Amazon; $99.99.