New Instant Pot Can Stir Your Risotto For You

It is also said to feature canning capabilities and a swank touchscreen.

By Ethan L. Johns
March 08, 2018

Image: Instant Pot

As if your handy-dandy robot dinner-maker Instant Pot didn’t already do enough to save your life on a daily basis, a newly uncovered model is set to send you speed-cooking into the food future.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the newest Instant Pot will be joining you in your kitchen come May or June. Called the Instant Pot Max, the new kitchen appliance is a high-tech upgrade that can cook some seriously gourmet grub.

After recent news of Instant Pot meltdowns, why would you ever want to buy a new Instant Pot? Well, for starters, that issue was only linked to a select few model batches. And also because the new Instant Pot Max can not only do all of the other stuff that the Instant Pot is great at—like slow cooking and making soups—it can also do water bath canning, which was not possible with earlier models due to pressurization levels. The Max can apparently go all the way up to 15 PSI. Wow!

It’s similar to the Ultra (pictured above) in appearance, but in addition, it’s got a pretty slick new touchscreen. And is that a little wifi on-and-off button we’re spying? The internet of things just might be coming to your pressure cooker.

Oh, and if you’ve ever made risotto, you know how annoying it can be to sit there and stir and stir and stir. With the “Bone Broth” function, the Instant Pot Max has built-in stirring capabilities. Your wrists will thank you.

All-in-all, if you’re a big-time canner looking for a safe solution, or if you’re a fan of tech-savvy food, this is probably the Instant Pot for you. The new contraption is tentatively priced around $200, but that’s no sure thing, so keep your eyes out for more info from the company in the coming months.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns