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The days of drudging away in the kitchen for hours just to come out with overcooked steak, are long gone. Busy folks everywhere have made it their mission to spend less time at the stove (or less money on takeout) and still produce Top Chef-worthy spreads. And a couple magical appliances have made that mission possible.
Enter: pressure cookers and sous vide devices. One speeds up the cooking process and one slows it down, but both work to eliminate extra work on your part and make sure you are practically guaranteed to come away with something tasty.
If you’re someone who plans ahead and prefers a low-maintenance, cook-ahead style, sous vide is perfect for you. If you’re a procrastinator who throws dinner together right before eating it, the pressure cooker is right up your alley. If you’re a mixture of both, either one will make your life easier – and your meals more enjoyable.
Here are nine of these magical appliances on sale this weekend so you can step up your cooking skills with little to no effort.
With 15 cooking modes, a 10-level safety system, and a 24-hour delay timer and auto-resume, this four-quart pressure cooker from Gourmia® help you cook up to 70 percent faster while retaining more flavor and nutrients in meals. It’s the perfect size if you’re cooking for yourself or for two. Get it now for just $69.99 (50% off).
Not only does this sous vide stick from Curtis Stone stick to the side of pots to slow-cook your meals, but it also functions as a drink chiller. Choose the cool function and you can create an ice bath for your drinks to keep them cool for hours. It’s on sale for just $79.99 (20% off).
Martha Stewart’s dupe of the famed Instant Pot features an eight-quart capacity, 14 preset cooking programs, 1,200W of total power, and a sleek stainless steel design that’ll shine in any kitchen. Needless to say, this baby’s set for family dinner and potluck cooking. Grab one for $79.99 – 27% off the usual retail cost.
With 13 cooking modes, one-touch settings, automatic pressure control, and locking, and a 24-hour delay timer, this six-quart pressure cooker from Gourmia® is a great middle size for small families, or if you prefer leftovers. You can get it for $79.99 (33% off).
For $10 more dollars, the Yedi offers even more preset cooking modes — 15 in total compared to Gourmia’s 13 options. You can cook everything from a stew to a cake with a push of a button. Plus, it’s earned Oprah’s seal of approval. Get it for $89 and save 10%.
If a sleek black design goes better with your kitchen’s aesthetic, this one is for you. The Granite Stone pressure cooker comes with 12 preset cooking functions, a six-quart capacity, automatic keep warm and delay timer settings, and a non-stick, non-toxic titanium interior, making its discounted $89.99 price tag worth every penny.
Go big or go home, right? The oval design and 8.5-quart capacity of the GOWISE Ovate Pressure Cooker makes it possible to fit an entire chicken comfortably, so you can easily feed the whole family. It has the look and feel of a slow cooker, but enough pressure and eight presets to speed up the cooking process. It’s currently on sale for $139.99 (17% off).
Cooking for an entire army of hungry eaters? Go for the GOWISE 9.5-Quart Ovate Pressure Cooker – the big sibling to the previous one. There’s the same eight presets, oval shape, and slow cooker feel, but with slightly more space for your cooking needs. Grab one now for $159 (5% off).
If you’re ready to dive deep into the sous vide game, this countertop cooker is the fanciest way to go about it. It looks sleek and aesthetically-pleasing on a countertop and helps up your multitasking game even further with an in-app assistant chef and built-in refrigeration. Get the Mellow Precision Cooker for $199.99 – 42% off the usual cost.