Within the past week, the ranks of pressure cooking newbies have swelled. The online pressure cooking groups are seeing an influx of members. Questions are flooding in from people who are not quite sure what to do with the pressure cooker they just bought. What brought about this tidal wave of pressure cooking pioneers? Instant Pot and Amazon.
Tuesday July 11, 2017 was Amazon Prime Day. According to Business Insider, the Instant Pot pressure cooker was the top selling non-Amazon item in the United States for the second year in a row. Specifically [affiliate link] the 8-quart Instant Pot DUO80 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker. Last year, [affiliate link] the Instant Pot DU60 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker (a 6-quart model) was the top seller with over 200,000 pots heading to cooks across the United States. This year, anticipation was high that there would be an Instant Pot bargain to be had, and Amazon did not disappoint. The actual number sold isn’t available yet but let’s just say they sold a lot to take the top ranking once again. Continue reading “A Tale of Two Pothead Newbies”