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The Chef iQ smart pressure cooker may be Instant Pot’s new rival

This pressure cooker can save you time and energy.

Chef iQ smart pressure cooker debuts at virtual CES 2021 Credit: Chef IQ

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As most people are still staying inside and cooking more, there’s demand for a do-it-all gadget that’s smart enough to understand different cooking needs and accommodate home cooks of all levels. At virtual CES 2021, home appliance brand Chef IQ debuts a smart pressure cooker, challenging Instant Pot’s dominance in the field.

What can Chef IQ do?

Though its appearance is more or less the same as most pressure cookers, Chef IQ does more than just one thing. Equipped with four built-in sensors that precisely measure the weight, temperature, and pressure level, this cooker is a smart cooking assistant—making sure every recipe is followed to the letter.

It combines multiple appliances into one as it can pressure cook, slow cook, saute, steam, and make yogurt. Like an Instant Pot, Chef IQ is programmed to automatically release steam when the pressure cooking cycle completes.

The Chef IQ cooking app has guided cooking tutorials and recipes; the slow cooker display mirrors what's on the app.
Credit: Chef IQ

The cooking app can help users learn how to cook.

Designed with an LCD touchscreen display, users can choose from more than 100 built-in recipes with guided cooking tutorials when connected to WiFi. If you end up liking a recipe, you can also save it in the Preset menu so the next time you can start cooking at the touch of the screen. Its six-quart capacity allows you to prepare enough food for a small crowd.

The Chef IQ cooker is available now on Amazon for $149.99. Its cooking app is free at App Store and Google Play Store.

As we continue to expand our pressure cooker testing, we look forward to testing the Chef IQ cooker in 2021. We'll be covering virtual CES 2021 throughout this week, so check back for updates.

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