Of everything sold on Amazon—and there are a lot of things!—one item continually stood out in 2017 for its ability to make everything from perfectly fluffy rice to flavorful stews and even yogurt. And it was especially coveted by soon-to-be brides.
With more than 24,000 customer reviews and a 4.6-star rating, the Instant Pot seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. The device—which operates as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and more kitchen appliances, all in one—was not only a best-seller on Prime Day, but also the most-gifted item on wedding registries and the most-wish-listed item in general on the platform.
Aside from its many functions, the Instant Pot’s free app features more than 300 recipes (making it possible for anyone to be a gourmet chef), it can connect with Amazon’s Alexa for guided cooking, and data shows the high-pressure style of cooking could reduce your time in the kitchen by up to 70 percent. Also, there’s a size that works for every space with three-quart, six-quart, and eight-quart models.
Considering how easy the device makes whipping up just about any healthy dish your hungry heart desires, it’s a solid go-to for your bride bestie—but don’t forget to snag a second for your own chef’s corner.