The most popular Instant Pot is the Duo60, but the most basic Instant Pot is the Lux. That doesn’t mean it’s a slouch, though: The Lux does just about everything the Duo60 does, minus the yogurt-maker and the ability to toggle between “low” and “high” pressure. And the even more simple interface means it’s the model that’s ideal for folks who like the idea of making lentil stew or pulled pork with as little effort as possible, but don’t feel superconfident in the kitchen or are intimidated by the Duo’s seven auto functions. The Lux is also the cheapest Instant Pot on the market — and it’s even cheaper today — so if you’ve been dreaming about cozying up with Netflix and some homemade soup this winter, now’s a good time to give the Instant Pot a try, for just $57 at Amazon.
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