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This Is The Affordable Kitchen Tool Your Apartment Needs
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The amazing Instant Pot just added “blender” to its resume with a new gadget you’ll use every Bachelor night.
This story originally appeared on CookingLight.com by Zee Krstic.
Any babe who loves cooking can quickly rattle off the brands best known for their favorite kitchen appliances—Le Creuset for dutch ovens, Crock Pot for slow cookers, and Vitamix for blenders. But Instant Pot, a brand known for pressure cookers with 14 different capabilities that’s garnered a cult-like following, isn’t staying in its lane.
Instant Pot has launched a blender of its own that can cook the food inside the blender’s chamber. It’s called the Instant Pot Ace Blender, and it’s going to be exclusively available in Walmart stores as soon as Sunday, September 23. Which means come September 23, you’re going to have the most popular dorm room or apartment for snacks and Netflix-watching, skinny margarita-drinking gatherings.
That’s not even the best part. Compared to other leading blenders, you’ll save so much cash (which can go to your Sephora shopping habit): Instant Pot’s blender is being sold for just $99, about a quarter of the $465 price tag associated with one of Vitamix’s more affordable models. Plus, Walmart is throwing in free two-day shipping.
It’s rare to find a model that can also heat the food you’re blending, meaning you can save a ton of time when whipping up a quick soup or stew, sauce, or salsa and guac for Monday night The Bachelor viewing parties. In addition to heating capabilities, Instant Pot’s blender has a dual-digital display that shows cooking time and temperatures—and because the gadget is made with special tempered glass, it can hold up to high temps.
There are eight different settings on Instant Pot’s blender, including speeds for smoothies, purées, crushed ice, soup, and even ice cream (again, making your spot pretty popular). Lovers of plant-based milk will be happy to hear that Instant Pot has also loaded the blender with a few different settings for making almond, nut, rice, soy, and oat milks, and there’s even a cheesecloth included in the box to help strain your DIY milks.
It seems that Instant Pot has once again created a gadget that eliminates the need for multiple machines. Say goodbye to immersion blenders, ice cream makers, and expensive juicers all taking up room in your apartment-sized kitchen—this $99 gadget can do it all with the touch of a button.
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