Amazon never disappoints on Cyber Monday. Of the 118 million items ordered through Amazon.com this past holiday weekend, one best seller reigned supreme: The Instant Pot. Resuming its best-selling role as a leading Cyber Monday find, shoppers went wild for the seven-in-one kitchen gadget for the second year in a row. The crowd favorite clearly isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
If you’re not already familiar with the Instant Pot, it’s about time you get acquainted. The beloved pressure cooker (which is also technically a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, and a saute/searing pan wrapped up in one) can prepare virtually any dish in a fraction of the time. In the mood for Asian pork tacos? Less than an hour. Want to warm up with a cup of pho? 20 minutes. No magic or culinary skill required.
This year, Instant Pot devotees and curious shoppers opted for the six-quart size, which is currently going for $69.95. The pot also comes in a three-quart and eight-quart size. Did you happen to snag one for yourself on Cyber Monday? The Instant Pot tempered glass lid and steamer basket might also come in handy if you want to use the do-it-all tool to its full potential. There’s also an entire cookbook dedicated to Instant Pot recipes (but you can peep a few of our favorite concoctions here).
This cult favorite wasn’t the only heavy-hitter on Cyber Monday, according to Amazon. While Prime Members were eager to get a head start on the holidays, scoring holiday lights by the bunch through Prime Now, tech favorites and family-focused buys were also major winners.
Take a peek at the leading fan favorites below.
Now in its third generation, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker was unsurprisingly a crowd favorite on Monday. Set in a soft fabric finish, the new Echo Dot boasts a more sophisticated look. Thanks to its miniature size and its sleek look, the Dot continues to make for the perfect stocking stuffer.
New year, new you… right? Apparently, everyone is giving the gift of newfound family history this year—and we’re into it. Whether you’re curious for yourself or know someone who is, discovering your origins has never been so affordable.
Headphones are the slightly-more-costly equivalent of hair ties: You can always use more. Even your hardest-to-buy-for friend will appreciate a pair that knocks out all the noise.
Michelle Obama took both Amazon Books and Amazon 4-star (the retailer’s newest shop) by storm over the course of the weekend with her new memoir.
Thrilling, straight to the point, and easy for all ages, Jenga boasts all the qualities of a great game. This best seller won’t come crashing down anytime soon.
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