If you’ve budgeted a bit of coin for a fun new kitchen toy but can’t decide between an air fryer and an Instant Pot, you can grab both and save yourself a bit of counter space while you’re at it. Thewith air fryer lid is down 46% at Walmart right now. $80 is as low as we’ve ever seen the hybrid air fryer and multicooker drop, but there’s no telling how long it’ll be on sale.
The Instant Pot is a multicooker that functions as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer and warmer, with a sauté mode so you can make tender meats like brisket, beef stew, shredded chicken and pulled pork from start to finish. Instant Pot keeps all the food securely inside the pot with a safe-locking lid. It’ll deliver easy meals that taste like they’ve taken hours to make but in a fraction of the time, so it’s no surprise that they continue to be one of the hottest small kitchen appliances. That’s also why we continue to track Instant Pot deals to help you find the best possible price.
Wondering how to spot a multicooker deal? Instant Pots come in more variations than laptops, it seems, and pricing is often all over the map. The main rule: $60 to $70 is the sweet spot for a standard 6-quart Instant Pot (without the air fryer attachment) and anything lower than that means we’re venturing into all-time-low territory. For a 3-quart model — perfect for one to three people — anything under $60 is a solid deal. Most Instant Pots come in 3-, 6- and 8-quart sizes, with the 6-quart models being the most popular for families. For a single person or even a couple, you could easily get away with a 3-quart.
The $80 Duo Crisp is one of the best Instant Pot deals we’ve seen in months and you’re not likely to find this hybrid model for any cheaper than it is now.
This is the lowest price we’ve seen on the Instant Pot that doubles as an air fryer just by popping on the crisp lid. It’s 6 quarts of cooking capacity, which is the most popular size, and has 11 functions including pressure cooker, air fryer, slow cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, sous vide, roaster, broiler and dehydrator. It’s hard to fathom a kitchen appliance that does more than this one and you likely won’t find it cheaper than it is today.
For reference, the air fryer lid alone usually sells for more than this ($89).
The Duo Nova has a few more features than the original Duo but is still an ideal first model for a multicooker novice. The Duo Nova combines seven appliances: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer and yogurt maker. The 3-quart size is perfect if you’re cooking for two or three, and $50 is a tasty price.