Cooking dinner during the week has always been a real struggle for me. After finishing work and hitting the gym, all I usually want to do is veg out. Taking the time and effort to plan out nutritious meals feels like an added obligation on top of an already demanding day—and to be completely honest, some days I’m just not game for it.
Fortunately, pressure cookers and multi-cookers exist. They’re basically like having an extra set of hands in the kitchen, only in this case, they’ll do all the cooking for you too. While the Instant Pot tends to be the pressure cooker that jumps to mind for most people first, there are several other great multi-cookers to choose from out there, and right now you can get one of the best pressure cookers we’ve ever tried on sale for its lowest price, for the first time ever. The 8-quart Ninja Foodi is on sale for just $200 as an Amazon Deal of the Day, which means it'll be back to its full $280 price by tomorrow.
Like the Instant Pot, the new Ninja Foodi 8-Quart All-in-One Multi-Cooker combines multiple devices like a pressure cooker, slow cooker, and steamer in one. But the Foodi sets itself apart with the addition of an air fryer—and it actually works.
Our tester loved how easy this was to operate and lauded its incredible functionality. It comes with two lids—one for pressure cooking, another for crisping and air frying—and can be a great option for everything from baking tofu to making veggie chili. While the Foodi technically doesn’t have a yogurt function like the Instant Pot, we uncovered some easy ways to make delicious yogurt using one anyway.
There are some downsides to this multi-cooker, which you should definitely keep in mind before you buy it. Although it functions as multiple appliances in one, so you ultimately save some space, it’s worth noting that the Foodi is still pretty big. The 8-quart, which is on sale today, is larger than an Instant Pot and it comes with a variety of lids and accessories, which means it’ll take up plenty of counter and cabinet space. But if you have a big family, this is actually perfect because you’ll be able to prep large meals and reheat leftovers very easily.
We love it so much we actually gave it a badge, but its price prevented us from giving it the top spot. But with this deal, in might just be our new favorite. This extra-large Ninja Foodi ordinarily retails for around $277 on Amazon, but thanks to this sale, you can save close to $80 and get this efficient multi-cooker for the best price we've ever seen by a large margin. Until today the best discount was just $10 off the list price. Whoop-de-doo. So whether you’re looking for a way to make weekday meal prep easier or you just want a more convenient appliance for cooking dinner faster, this is one Amazon deal you definitely don’t want to miss.
Get the Ninja OP401 Foodi 8-Quart Pressure, Steamer, Air Fryer All-in- All-in-One Multi-Cooker for $199.00 (Save $78)
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.