5 Truly Excellent Instant Pot Alternatives for Less Than $100

These cookers have as many as 12 functions


Instant Pot became an instant hit when it introduced its famous, multi-function cooker, but these days, there’s plenty of competition in the multicooker world. Like the Instant Pot, these cookers offer a range of capabilities—including pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and sometimes even a yogurt maker—and come in range of prices. You can get a lot of functionality (often quite a bit more than you’d find with an Instant Pot) for $100 or less.

8 Quarts, 8 Functions

Why We Chose It This Cosori multicooker has eight cooking functions, including bake, boil, steam, pressure cook, and slow cook. The large LED menu lets you adjust cooking settings. If pressure cooking makes you nervous, Cosori builds nine safety mechanisms into this cooker, so, you know, that’s pretty damn safe.

Cook 2 Dishes at Once

Why We Chose It You can cook two dishes at one time with the stainless steel steamer basket that comes in the accessory kit included with this 6-quart cooker. The Yedi has nine functions and a 2-year guarantee.

Rhymes With Healthy

Why We Chose It The Mealthy (like many of its competitors) offers plenty of recipes and video help via its free mobile app. But The Mealthy performs nine functions, including yogurt maker, and comes with 14 preset cooking programs.

A Dozen Functions

Why We Chose It Multicookers seem to be playing a game of one-upsmanship when it comes to functions, and the Yaufey’s dozen functions beats competitors in the under-$100 price range. The stainless-steel pot holds 6.3 quarts, so it’s slightly larger than competitors that offer 6-quart pots.

Cook with Your Smartphone

Kuppet MultiPot 10-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker 

Why We Chose It The Kuppet app allows you to use your phone to schedule, adjust, and monitor your food as it cooks. The inner pot is non-stick for easy cleaning, and the control panel has big buttons for ease of use.

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