You're probably already familiar with pressure cookers with devices like the Instant Pot proving super popular these days. While you might not have considered anything other than an Instant Pot, Amazon's deal of the day offering $50 off the Chef iQ smart pressure cooker might just convince you to look elsewhere. The sale drops its price down to a new all-time low at $149.99, though the deal expires tonight or when sold out.

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Chef iQ Smart Pressure Cooker

This 6-quart cooker pairs with Chef iQ app via Wi-Fi for recipes and how-to videos and features a built-in scale, auto steam release, and over 300 smart cooking presets. Use it to pressure cook, slow cook, steam, and more.

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So, what sets the Chef iQ apart from the Instant Pot? It does have a bunch of similarities like the ability to slow cook, pressure cook, steam, sear, sauté, and more. It's got over 300 built-in presets that make it really easy to perfectly cook whatever you're throwing in there with easy controls using the full-color LCD display. It's got a 6-quart capacity which is decent for a small family, though larger pressure cookers are available from other brands.

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Where it really stands out, though is in the additional smarts. Firstly, the Chef iQ cooker has a built-in scale that allows you to easily measure ingredients and cook by weight, simplifying both prep and cleanup. There's no need to fiddle with measuring cups and spoons, the device simply weighs your produce as you add it. The Chef iQ cooker also automatically releases steam at the end of pressure cooking which is not only more convenient but also safer.

Being Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-connected, the cooker can pair with the Chef iQ app for access to over 100 recipes and culinary how-to videos, as well as remote cooking controls and a cooking calculator to help you figure out exactly what settings to use depending on what you're making. There are over 1,000 additional cooking presets available via the app for all manner of recipes, too and future wireless firmware updates will also be made available through the app.

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